Archive - Mar 9, 2011
J.D. and Katrina (Trimble) White of Broken Bow proudly announce the arrival of their son, Lachlan Bryan White, born Feb. 3, 2011. Lachlan weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce and was 18 inches long. Proud grandparents are Don and June White of Berwyn, and Bryan and Cynthia Trimble of Ogallala. Great-grandparents are Duane and Helen White of Bayard, Lavern and Leona Duryea of Mason City, Wayne Trimble of Kearney and Marilyn Trimble of Kearney.
Lonnie and Suellen Koepke of Broken Bow proudly announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Miranda Ellen K. Koepke, to Daniel Scott Stoll.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Broken Bow High School, and a 2007 graduate of Doane College with a bachelorâs degree in psychology and speech communications. Miranda received her masterâs degree in counseling at Doane College in 2010. She is currently employed as a Mental Health Practitioner at the University of Nebraska in Kearney.
Paul and Mary Holland, and Dan and Mary Shaw, all of Broken Bow, announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Katrina Marie Holland and Mark Daniel Shaw.
Katrina is in her 4th year at Hastings College studying for a degree in elementary education with an emphasis in early childhood. Mark is also in his 4th year at Hastings College studying for a degree in elementary education.
Mark is the grandson of Bill and Darlene Shaw of Broken Bow.
The couple plans to be married June 18, 2011, at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating.
Cristin Rooney and Max Fay happily announce their engagement and upcoming wedding May 7, 2011, in Broken Bow. Cristin is the daughter of Bob and Karen Rooney of Brewster. She is a 2001 graduate of Sandhills High School, and a 2003 graduate of Mid-Plains Community College. The bride-to-be is currently employed at West Plains Bank. Max is the son of Karen Fay and the late Max Fay. He is a 2000 graduate of Godâs Country Academy Homeschool, and is a self-employed rancher.
Stateâs population shift will result in
redistricting Nebraska in 2011
The first local results from the 2010 Census are in, and they show Nebraska's population continues its trend of becoming more concentrated in its most populous counties. Since 2000, the state's largest three counties - Douglas, Lancaster and Sarpy - have grown by nearly 125,000 residents while the rest of the state lost nearly 10,000 residents.
Kevin Evans and Cody Schweitzer have been good friends since they were kids. Like many friends they use to talk about how much fun it might be someday to be business partners, never really knowing when - or if - that would ever happen.
In March 2004, it did happen for these two friends, when they formed a business partnership and purchased Ag Land ATV in Broken Bow.
Kevin was already familiar with the business, having worked there for then owner Justin Vandevort in 2002.
âWhen the opportunity came up to buy it, I called Cody and we went for it,â Kevin says.
The Nebraska State Bandmasters Association presented their highest honor, the Donald A. Lentz Outstanding Bandmaster Award, last Friday, and the award winner Broken Bow music educator Bill Reichert, could not have been more surprised.
It was retired fellow music educator Joyce Patchâs job to see that he was in attendance. She asked Reichert to be there saying she was going to receive an award and sheâd be honored if heâd come. He did. Little did he know she was to be one of the presenters, and the award was to go to him.
DUNNING -- The Sandhills/Thedford Knights are making their second straight appearance in the Boys State Basketball Tournament since their co-op in the fall of 2008. The Knights were defeated in the first round last season by Freeman.
Before the co-op, Sandhills made four appearances in the state tournament and Thedford had made 13 appearances.
The Knights (16-7) open the state tournament as the No. 7 seed and will meet No. 2 seed Howells (22-2).
MULLEN -- The Mullen Broncos set a goal this season to qualify for the state tournament for the first time since 1952. After last weeks district championship win over Hay Springs, the Broncos achieved this goal.
âThis is the first time since 1952 that Mullen has made an appearance in the state tournament,â said Mullen head coach Rusty Moore. âThat has been a focus point for us all season, we have â1952â printed on the back of our warm up shirts.â
Basketball fans, âMarch Madnessâ is underway! Last weekend, the high school girls state basketball tournament was held. In some of the classes, the top seeds made it all the way to the championship game while others stumbled on the way. Nothing is a given when it comes to championship basketball especially in March.
The girls Class A bracket played out as it should have with Bellevue East coming back late in the game to steal the win from Bellevue West 52-49 for the state championship.