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Archive - Feb 10, 2011

Trojans crowned LVC Champions

February 10, 2011

The Litchfield Trojans became the 2011 Loup Valley Conference champions last Friday night. In the boy’s championship game, the Mullen Broncos jumped out to an early 15-10 first quarter lead but the Litchfield Trojans took over the lead in the second quarter to lead 24-21 at halftime.

Lady Broncos crowned LVC Champions

February 10, 2011

The Mullen Lady Broncos became the 2011 Loup Valley Conference champions last Friday night. The Lady Broncos edged the Ansley Lady Warriors 53-52 for the girl’s championship while the Trojans held on for a 53-45 win over the Mullen Broncos for the boy’s championship.

Stanley E. Wenquist, 64

February 10, 2011

Stanley Evald Wenquist, 64 of Broken Bow, passed away Feb. 6, 2011, at the Jennie M. Melham Medical Center. Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow.
Stanley Evald Wenquist was born Oct. 18, 1946, in Grand Island, to Inna (Koebel) and Evald Wenquist. He was a life- long resident of Broken Bow. He attended and graduated from Broken Bow High School with the class of 1964.
He was married to Judith Gardner Aug. 14, 1966. They had two children; James Daniel and Jenifer Ellen.

Leland D. McAbee, 84

February 10, 2011

Leland McAbee, age 84 of Broken Bow, died Thursday Feb. 3, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 5, at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Broken Bow with Minister Kathy Salts and Minister Jim Gonzales officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Military Honors with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements. Memorials have been suggested to the Our Saviour Lutheran Church.

Wilda I. Diefenbaugh, 87

February 10, 2011

Willda Idell Crone Diefenbaugh was born Sept. 2, 1923, at home in Brown County, Mary, Nebraska. She was the seventh of 12 children born to Evan and Minnie Marie (Blumenthal) Crone.
Willda grew up on the ranch 17 miles north of Brewster and attended Brown County Country School #34, that her Dad built. She attended three years of high school in Brewster and graduated from Dunning High School.
Willda and Junior Neale Diefenbaugh were married June 28, 1944, at the Custer County Courthouse in Broken Bow. To this union were born four children: Michael, Joan, Yvonne, and Debra.

Victor W. Watts, 92

February 10, 2011

Victor William Watts, 92, went to meet his Lord Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at Good Samaritan Health Care Center with his wife of 57 years, Claudia, and his daughters, Lynn and Judith, at his side.
He was born Nov. 20, 1918, at Cumro, one of four sons and one daughter, of William H. and Elizabeth (Cherry) Watts. Vic and Claudia were married Sept. 5, 1953, at Lexington.

Donald C. Brannan, 91

February 10, 2011

Donald Clayton (Sam) Brannan, 91, died at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte Feb. 2,2011. He was born Sept. 11, 1919, at Red Cloud to Clarence and Opal (Eggleston) Brannan.
He went to grade school in southern Cherry County, and one year of high school in Medicine Bow, Wyo. His parents separated when he was 14.
He spent his teen years working on ranches in the Mullen area. Most of the time at the Eck Cox ranch, where he was given the nickname of “Sam.”

Don E. Roth, 86

February 10, 2011

Don E. Roth, 86 of Arnold, died Jan. 25, 2011, at Stone Hearth Estates in Gothenburg. Donald Everett Roth was born to William and Clara (Erb) Roth in rural Seward County, Jan. 30, 1924. He passed away Jan. 25, 2011.
He attended rural schools in Seward and Custer County through eighth grade. In his early teens, Don was baptized in a Mennonite Church near Broken Bow, where the family attended.

Collins carries on family's 'hairy' tradition

February 10, 2011

Elmer Collins went to work at the barber shop on the north side of the square in Broken Bow, in April 1951. Sixty years later the shop remains in the family, with Elmer’s granddaughter now at the helm.
Jamie Collins took over Ache & Pain April 1, 2009, when her aunt - Elmer’s daughter - Patty Knoell retired. Like Patty, Jamie has lived her entire life in Broken Bow and literally grew up at the shop.

Kids Count Part 2: Education for our future

February 10, 2011

Most of us agree that all children should have access to safe, affordable and high-quality early childhood care and education. During this critical period, children grow and learn more than at any other time in their lives.
By investing in quality experiences for young children, we can increase a child’s opportunities to develop - intellectually, socially and emotionally. Early experiences create the foundation upon which a child’s future success and productivity are built.

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