Archive - 2010
Paula Evans, 43 of Litchfield, was killed last Thursday night after pulling her vehicle into the path of an eastbound BNSF coal train near Litchfield. According to Sherman County Sheriff Michael Janulewicz, the accident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. Oct. 7, at a field crossing three miles west of Litchfield on State Highway 2. The vehicle was struck broadside and was carried three-tenths of a mile east to where the train stopped. Evans was pronounced dead at the scene by Sheriff Janulewicz after extrication by Litchfield Fire and Rescue.
No one wants to believe that domestic violence happens in Nebraska, but it is happening in our communities every day.
Staff and board members of Healing Hearts & Families joined Broken Bow Mayor R.C. McMeen Monday as he signed a proclamation declaring October Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the city. Healing Hearts & Families is working with national agencies to help promote awareness throughout this month.
Funeral services for Elizabeth J. Luther Murray of Wausu, Nebr., will be Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at 2 p.m. in Iverson Memorial Funeral Chapel with Minister Kathy Salts officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be at the Broken Bow Cemetery with military rites.
Elizabeth is survived by son Jim Murray of Creighton; daughters, Susan Phillips of Wausu, and Melanie (John) McFarlin of Beatrice; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Larry F. Hardy, age 48 of Thedford, died Sept. 29, 2010, at his home.
Graveside funeral services were Monday, Oct. 4, at the Seneca Cemetery in Seneca. A Larry Hardy Memorial Fund has been established in care of the family, 83808 Hwy. 83, Thedford, 69166. Mullen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Larry Franklin Hardy was born June 28, 1962, in Ogallala to Larry and Nina (Murphy) Hardy of Seneca. He married Cathy Nozicka July 22, 1986.
Helen L. Blakely, 96 of Broken Bow, died Oct. 2, 2010, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home at Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Oct. 6, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Interment was at the Broken Bow Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Dunning Cemetery. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.
Helen Louise Blakely was born Nov. 26, 1913, to Samuel and Sarah "Sadie" (Pennison) Thomas, the fourth of five children. She grew up between Mason City and Litchfield.
It is big news for the community of Broken Bow, as well as shoppers from the surrounding area, as later this month two grocery stores will again be serving customers in this central Nebraska area.
The sale of Bow Food Pride became official Friday, Oct. 1, when the Schmick family of McCook closed the deal on the local store.
The Custer County Chief's feature game of the week was the Broken Bow Indians at the Gothenburg Swedes.
This rivalry was not one to be missed as this yearâ€™s game was a battle for the top spot of the District C1-9 standings.
Gothenburg sported an undefeated record going into last night's contest, their Homecoming game, with their biggest win thus far over Minden (4-1).
Broken Bowâ€™s win over Gothenburg moved them closer to an automatic spot in the playoffs, along with another possible district championship.
â€śWhereâ€™s the fire at?â€ť This is what neighbors of Beryl Popp must have been thinking as emergency vehicles swamped the country roads near Cumro. The call for help went out a little before 2:50 in the afternoon on Tuesday and many of the surrounding communities fire departments answered. When asked how Beryl discovered the fire, he said that Rick Shoemaker and Brian Eberle were in the area looking at cattle when they noticed smoke. They pulled into his yard to tell him and the first call Beryl made was to the Eddyville fire department.
In the spring of 1979, the administrative board of the Broken Bow United Methodist Church approved proceeding with a plan to open a senior center in the community of Broken Bow. That plan eventually evolved into what we now know as the Prairie Pioneer Center, which this month celebrates its 30th anniversary.
That first senior center was held in a room at the church which was being used as a youth rec room at the time. The first meals were contracted to be brought in to the center from the Tumbleweed CafĂ©.
Memories from the centerâ€™s first Director
ATKINSON -- Broken Bow's Brittany Vohland has qualified for the NSAA Girls Golf Championship. Vohland shot a 107 for a 10th place tie Monday at the Class C-3 district meet in Atkinson, her 10th place medal automatically qualifies her for the state meet. The Class C Championship will be hosted by the Quail Run Golf Course in Columbus Oct. 11-12.
Other Broken Bow scores among the Top 55 are Shanea Jones 129, Christine Horner 139 and Tia McAlevy 161.