Archive - Sep 29, 2010
â€śCooking has been a big part of my life forever,â€ť he commented - and thatâ€™s no joke. Louie Stithem has been smoking meat religiously for the last 35 years, and is still going strong.
When asked who got him started, Louie didnâ€™t hesitate to mention his buddy John Sweeny. Back then, the boys used modified refrigerators as their smokers. Louie continued with this method until recently when he purchased a gas fired, stainless steel smoker.
Emily Osterhoudt and Aaron Withington, both of Big Springs, announce their engagement and approaching marriage.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dwight and Joan Osterhoudt of Callaway. She is employed at Ogallala Community Hospital.
The groom is the son of Irv Withington of Wrag, Colo., and Becky Franken of Chappell. He is an owner/operator truck driver.
The couple is planning to be married Oct. 9, 2010, at St. Josephâ€™s Catholic Church in Broken Bow.
Timothy and Barbara Finnk of Cozad are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Mindy Fink, to Jason Oman, son of Craig and Susan Oman of Callaway.
Mindy is a graduate of Cozad High School and the University of Nebraska-Kearney. She is a CPA and senior manager at McDermott & Miller, PC in Kearney. Mindy is the granddaughter of Ava Fink of Page, and the late Lee Fink and Gilbert and Doris Fox.
Most people talk about the weather when trying to make small talk. But for the past few months, folks in central Nebraska have had a lot of weather to talk about - and this last week has brought some severe and unusual events.
Severe thunderstorms made their way across central Nebraska Sept. 22, prompting tornado warnings for most of Custer County and adjoining counties. Fairly heavy damage was reported from the storm just south of Broken Bow, including a building at the Rod Leak residence three miles south of town.
There was a hit pop song back in the 80s titled â€śGirls Just Wanna Have Fun,â€ť which could serve as the theme song for this national sisterhood of women. They are called Sisters on the Fly, and fun is exactly what they are all about.
A group of 21 â€śsistersâ€ť with 15 colorful camper trailers met at Victoria Springs State Recreation Area near Anselmo for a weekend of camping adventure and junk jaunting fun. The women came from Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado and Wyoming.
Mike Crawford recalls knowing he was adopted from the time he was able to comprehend the term. Both he and his wife, Becky, agree that they think itâ€™s best for a child to find out they have been adopted while theyâ€™re young.
Recently, Mike took on the task of contacting his birth family, after his son Michael needed more information about their lineage for some genealogy research. This prompted Mike to take action - and he began by calling the Nebraska Childrenâ€™s Home.
MERNA -- The Sargent Bulldogs jump out to a 48-0 lead midway through the second quarter before Anselmo-Merna scored their first touchdown. Joseph Christen scored twice in the second quarter but the Coyotes still trailed the Bulldogs 48-22 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Sargentâ€™s Guy Fenske threw three touchdown passes to put the game away for the Bulldogs.
Sargent will host winless SMC Friday while Anselmo-Merna must travel to Mullen.
Score by Quarters
Sargent 34 14 21 0 - 69
Anselmo-Merna 0 22 0 0 - 22
BROKEN BOW -- Last season Broken Bow and Chadron met in the Class C1 quarterfinals with identical undefeated records. The Indians won the game at Chadron to advance to the Class C1 semifinals. With the realignment of of school classification, the Indians now have Chadron on their regular season schedule.
Heading into last Friday nightâ€™s match up, both teams again met with identical records. This time, both teams entered the game with 1-2 records and both desperately seeking their second win of the season. On this night, it was Broken Bow who, once again, prevailed as the victors.