Archive - Apr 2011
Thelma P. Hudson, age 98, of Broken Bow, died Saturday April 23, 2011, at the Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow.
Memorial graveside service was April 27, at the Merna Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Stones officiating. Inurnment was in the Merna Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements.
Thelma Hudson is survived by a son, Gaylor Hudson of Milaca, Minn.; several nieces and nephews and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband Earl.
Dorothy Sue (Bundy) Ficken was born April 8, 1916, to John Henry Bundy, Sr., and Mossie (Mise) Bundy on a farm northeast of Springfield.
Dorothy was baptized as an infant at the First United Methodist Church in Springfield. She attended elementary and high school in Springfield, graduating with the class of 1935.
After graduation she worked as a Nanny for 10 years. During these years Dorothy hand pieced many beautiful quilts and crocheted doilies.
BROKEN BOW -- Litchfieldâ€™s Hope Downer and Tyler Snow put together two of the top performances in the Anselmo-Merna Quad in Broken Bow last Wednesday. Downer was the event champion in the triple jump, 300 meter hurdles and was on the winning 4x100 relay team. Downer fell five-tenths of a second shy of her fourth gold medal in the 100 meter hurdles when Anselmo-Mernaâ€™s Paige Olney beat her to the finish line. Snow was also a three event champion for the Trojans. Snow won the long jump, 100 meter dash and ran the first leg on Litchfieldâ€™s winning 4x100 meter relay.
Lawrence Ivan Dady was born May 26, 1916, at Mason City, and left this earth Feb. 7, 2011, in Kingman, Ariz. He was 94-years-old.
Funeral services were March 26 at the Norco Christian Church in Norco, Calif., with the Rev. Alton Vance officiating. Entombment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress, Calif., with Forest Lawn Mortuay of Cypress in charge of arrangements.
The Broken Bow Indian golf team hit the greens again after weather cancelled their previous event. Tanner Johnson fell short by a stroke on the second playoff hole to finish second at the Holdrege Invite Tuesday. As a team the Indians placed eighth. Last week the Indians placed seventh at the Gothenburg Invite with Johnson scoring an 82 putting him among the Top 10 individuals.
Results from the Holdrege and Gothenburg Invites are as follows:
Holdrege Invite - Team Scores
A massive grass fire broke out eight miles west of Thedford Friday, and with visions of 1999 still looming on his mind, Thedford Fire Chief Russ Riser didnâ€™t mess around. He called in reinforcements.
By the time the fire was over, 28 fire departments had answered the call, two firemen were hurt and at least two ranchers took refuge in a stock tank while the fire burned over the top of them.
Comments from area ranchers ranged from â€˜freakyâ€™ to â€˜just plain awful.â€™
R. Paul Robison of Broken Bow, known to his Army Air Corp buddies as "Roby", was serving as a top turret gunner aboard the plane The Passionate Witch, when it was shot down Jan. 11, 1944, over Brunswick, Germany. It was the eighth mission for the crew.
All 10 crew members got out of the plane, however the pilot's parachute did not open and he was killed. The rest were taken prisoner. The POWs were eventually taken to a camp, Stalag 17B, just outside of Krems, Austria. They would spend more than a year there before finally being liberated, May 3, 1945.
GIBBON -- The Broken Bow Indian track team had their best outing of the season as the boys won the Gibbon Invite last Thursday. The Indians, who scored 122.5 points, finished 22.5 points ahead of second place St. Paul. The Lady Indians finished in fourth place, just four points from second place Wood River. Shelton won the girls division with 109 points.
Broken Bowâ€™s only gold medalist of the day was Nathan Scott who won the 100 and 200 meter dashes. Scott also won two second place medals as a member of the 400 and 1600 meter relay teams.
Custer County may have to find a new home. The Census numbers are in, and it looks like rural Nebraska will be down one when it comes to the number of Legislative Districts it houses for the next election cycle, and Custer County is smack dab in the middle of the discussion.
Redistricting was one of the key topics discussed Monday at a â€˜Listening Sessionâ€™ with Senator Deb Fischer of the 43rd Legislative District, Custer Countyâ€™s current home.
To understand the discussion, one has to first look at the process.
Ansley, Loup County and Sargent were back in action on Tuesday joining SEM at the Overton Invite. The Lady Warriors won the team title with Sargent and SEM finishing third and fourth. In the boys division, Sargent finished second by four points to team champion Axtell with SEM finishing third.