Archive - Jan 2011
By CALLIE & KRISTA COX
Ken Cox, formerly of Mason City, received an early Christmas gift this year. It wasnâ€™t a new car, and it wasnâ€™t a cruise vacation. It was a visit from a very special guest, the man who saved his life. Torbin Kliche, Coxâ€™s stem-cell donor from Heyen, Germany, joined the Cox family on Thanksgiving weekend to meet the family he gave the greatest gift of allâ€”Life!
The Southwest Conference boys and girls basketball tournament brackets have been released. The Broken Bow Lady Indians drew the No. 3 seed and will host Ainsworth Monday night at 7 p.m. If the Lady Indians win Monday night they will advance to play the Valentine/Cozad winner Jan. 27. The girl's championship game will be Jan. 29 at 4:30 at North Platte High School.
BROKEN BOW -- The Broken Bow boys basketball team won their third game and second straight against Centura last Friday night.
Defense and rebounding was the theme through the first three quarters. The Indians then found some offensive momentum in the fourth quarter scoring 16 points while holding to Centura to 9.
MULLEN -- The Mullen Broncos are back to their winning ways after suffering their second loss of the season to Class C2 rated North Platte St. Patrickâ€™s 52-44.
The Broncos fell behind early in the first half as they were outscored 15-4 in the first quarter. The Broncos rallied in the second quarter to cut the lead to seven points trailing 28-21 at halftime.
Ervin â€śErvâ€ť Mortensen passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Ervin Eugene Mortensen was born Sept. 5, 1935, to Marvin and Grace (Krause) Mortensen on the family farm near Mason City. He attended school in Mason City through the 9th grade, when his fatherâ€™s illness required him to help on the farm.
He entered the U.S. Army Oct. 14, 1958, and served at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., and Ft. Bragg, N.C. Erv also spent nearly 1 1/2 years in Germany before being discharged Sept. 28, 1960, at Ft. Dix, N.J. He remained in the Army Reserve until 1964.
Christopher Floyd Glidden, infant son of Levi and Tiffany Glidden, was born into the arms of God Jan. 5, 2011.
JoAnn (Kaelin) Dramse-Bean, age 71 of St. Maries, Idaho, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at her home near St. Maries.
Jo, as she was known to most, was born Nov. 7, 1939, at the farm 1 1/2 miles south of Weissert, to George H. and Anna H. (Petersen) Kaelin. She received her early education at the rural grade school East Weissert District 17 and started high school at Westerville.
After three years the Westerville High School closed and she transferred to Ansley, where she graduated witht he class of 1957.
Mrs. Lillian Marie (Duryea) Swick, 96, of Norfolk passed away at her home, Heritage of Bel-Air, Jan. 16, 2011, after a long battle with Alzheimerâ€™s disease.
Lillian was born March 14, 1914, to Isaac and Inger Marie â€śMaryâ€ť (Matson) Duryea. She grew up in Blaine and Custer Counties, graduating from Merna High School in 1930.
June 14, 1936, she married Louis Oliver Swick at the Broken Bow Christian Church parsonage with Pastor W.A. Baldwin officiating. To this union one child was born, Janice Louise Swick.
Robert James (R.J.) Mills was born to Ed and Avis Mills in Ansley, Aug. 8, 1922. R.J. was raised on his parent's farm near Weissert with his younger brothers, Leonard and Gerald. R.J. attended grade school at Weissert. He graduated from Westerville High School in 1940.
Wayne LeRoy Hirsch of Broken Bow passed away unexpectedly at home Jan. 12, 2011.
Wayne was born June 18, 1931, in Merna to Fredrick (Fritz) and Alice Hirsch. Wayne grew up on a farm west of Merna and graduated from Merna High school in 1949.
September 9, 1951 he was united in marriage to Rosella Mae Booker in Callaway. They resided on a small farm southwest of Callaway until moving to Kimball, then to Broken Bow in 1957.
Wayne farmed; worked for the City of Kimball; Callaway Co-op; Custer Public Power; Broken Bow Co-op; and finally Custer County Roads Department.