Archive - May 2011
Dan and Sheri Jones of Broken Bow, and Jim and Julie Pedersen of Grand Island, proudly announce the engagment and approaching marriage of their children, Staci Jones and J.J. Pedersen.
Staci is a 2005 graduate of Broken Bow High School. She is currently attending Central Community College in Kearney for her associateâ€™s degree in nursing. She is currently employed at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
J.J. is a 2002 graduate of Grand Island Northwest High School, and a 2006 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. he is currently employed as a Nebraska State Patrol Trooper.
Kay Marie Strong of Grand Island, and Carl Prather of Randall, Kan., were united in marriage March 11, 2011, at St. Paulâ€™s Lutheran Church in Grand Island.
COMSTOCK - - Rumors and suspicion have been swirling for the past few weeks surrounding the upcoming Comstock music festivals. Are they going to happen, or arenâ€™t they?
This week that question was officially answered, when a press release was issued by the eventâ€™s organizers. According to the press release, Comstock Music Festivals is currently working on some new and exciting things with its festival series. The festivals are under a new management regime which is currently in the process of purchasing the entire plot of land on which the festival resides on.
*Consolidated customers must transition to DISH Network before Aug. 20!
Husker fans are gearing up for a new season and a new conference, and cable television providers to central Nebraska are making sure we donâ€™t miss any of the action.
Consolidated Companies has partnered with DISH Network to bring the Big 10 network to their customers. However, customers in Merna, Anselmo, Halsey, Dunning, Thedford and Mullen have until Aug. 20 to make the transition from their current cable to DISH Network, or they will lose their cable all together.
This graduation season was particularly busy for one local family, who had three family members graduate from college within a week Tanya Allen, her daughter, Megan, and her niece, Ann Scott are all three Broken Bow High School alumni, and all received nursing degrees.
Megan is the youngest of the family trio of grads, a 2007 graduate of BBHS. She had taken some college classes while still in high school toward her degree, through Mid Plains Community College. Megan started full time at Central Community College-Kearney in the fall of 2007.
Four area athletes were crowned as gold medal champions at the NSAA High School Track and Field Championships Saturday at Omaha Burke Stadium. Ansleyâ€™s Siera Rohde and Mullenâ€™s Gabe Connealy successfully defended their champion status as they became back-to-back champions in their respective events. Rohde became a two-time champion in the Class D 400 meter dash while Gabe Connealy became a two-time champion in the Class D discus. Connealy through for a winning distance of 179 feet-6 inches.
Michael and Carolyn Criss of Sargent, and Jim and Shari Lewis of Culbertson, proudly announce the engagement of their children, Chandra Jo Criss and Austin James Lewis.
Chandra is a 2005 graduate of Sargent High School, and a 2009 graduate of Hastings College with a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education and early childhood education. She is currently employed at Red Cloud Public Schools as a 5th grade teacher.
Bernie and Carolyn Rieke, and Darrell and Jodi Schall would like to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Jennifer Rieke and Ben Schall.
The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Union College with a bachelor of science degree in fundraising and marketing. She is currently employed as a fund development specialist for the Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska.
DUNNING - - In April 2009, a group of like-minded individuals in the Dunning/ Halsey area began talking about what they could do to promote their region. The group decided to organize in their effort, and formed the Blaine County Area Community Foundation.
â€śIt all started with a group of optimistic people to get the ball rolling,â€ť says Christi Hafer of the Foundation.
Next month the BCACF will host an Outdoor Adventure Day, geared to generate funds for the Foundation as well as interest in the area.
Saturday afternoon turned out to be filled with a little more excitement than normal for Joe Cool.
Cool was working cattle that day when he noticed smoke coming from the barn. When the Callaway fire department arrived on the scene, the barn was completely engulfed.
â€śAn old wooden structure filled with ten to 15 tons of straw bales, there wasnâ€™t alot we could do besides contain it and watch it burn,â€ť Callaway Fire Chief Charles Jorgensen stated.