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School Board approves bond resolution

July 21, 2011

District 25 voters will get a third opportunity to decide on a bond issue for school improvements on the elementary level.
That was the decision reached by the Broken Bow Board of Education Monday as they approved a bond resolution in the amount of $5.83 million. The vote on the resolution was 5-1, with Haumont voting no. A special poll election will be held Sept. 13, with the final decision being up to the taxpayers.

There’s no place like home

July 21, 2011

•Callaway woman transforms vacant downtown bulding
into inviting living quarters

CALLAWAY - - While many women might tend to shy away from a fix-it or renovation project, Micki Blackburn of Callaway is not one of them. In fact, when she says ‘bring it on’ she means it.
Micki was born and raised in Callaway, and has always maintained a fondness for her hometown. When her father passed away a couple of years ago, she felt the pull even stronger to move back to be close to her family.

LVRR partners with Eppley Cancer Center

July 21, 2011

The battle against cancer is never ending.
That's why the Loup Valley Road Riders continue to host the annual Spring Fling, and why Dr. Ken Cowan, director of the UNMC Eppley Cancer Center, is so grateful for all the support he can get to help fund cancer research.

Christine Johnson & Joe Ridder

July 21, 2011

Mike and Jeanette Johnson of Holdrege announce the engagement of their daughter, Christine Johnson, to Joe Ridder, son of John and Mary Ridder of Callaway.
Miss Johnson graduated from Holdrege High, Nebraska Wesleyan University-Lincoln and Rockhurst University-Kansas City with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She is currently employed by New West in Holdrege.
Her fiancé is a graduate of Callaway High School and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a BS in Construction Management. He is currently employed at Paulsen, Inc. in Cozad.

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Neth

July 21, 2011

Holly Hammerschmidt and Michael Neth were married May 7, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan Kan. Pastor Andy Hargrove officiated.
Holly is the daughter of Roger and Nancy Hammerschmidt of Manhattan, Kan. and Michael is the son of Marvin and Barbara Neth of Callaway Michael is the grandson of Ivan and Bonnie Neth of Broken Bow and the late Dale and Bonnie Cooley. Rachel Dennis, of Dallas, Texas, cousin of the bride was maid of honor and Jessica Lancaster and Monica Bellor, friends of the bride, were bridesmaids.

Mr. & Mrs. Brian Dick

July 21, 2011

Briana Marie Mills was united in marriage to Brian Jerome Dick June 11, 2011, at 5:00 in the evening. The wedding ceremony and reception took place at Bayside Lodge on Lake McConaughy. Officiating the ceremony was Pastor Irving Jennings of Arnold.
The bride is the daughter of Terry and Dena Mills of Arnold. Briana is the granddaughter of Glen and Connie Weinman, and great-granddaughter of Marjorie Weinman, all of Arnold.
The groom is the son of Ronald and Lucinda Dick of Holdrege.

Julie A. Koefoot, 57

July 21, 2011

Julie A. Koefoot, 57, of Grand Island, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at her home.
Funeral services were July 11, 2011, at St. Leo's Catholic Church with Father Harold Kurtenbach and Father James Schmitt officiating. Interment was in the St. Joseph's Cemetery in Broken Bow. Apfel Funeral Home of Grand Island was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

Ellis R. “Zip” Zeller, 83

July 21, 2011

Ellis Raymond (Zip) Zeller, 83 of Lincoln, died Thursday, July 14, 2011 at home after an unyielding and courageous battle with cancer.
He was born the fourth son of nine siblings Dec. 24, 1928, in Broken Bow, to Ellis Ransom and Gladys (Skinner) Zeller.

Jerold D. Douglass, 86

July 21, 2011

Jerold D. Douglass was born May 13, 1925 at Cushing, the second child of Lawrence and Vera (Cuddeback) Douglass. He attended school in Cushing and St. Paul. He grew up in Nebraska during the Depression with three sisters and four brothers.

Leland Fecht, 79

July 21, 2011

Leland Fecht, age 79 of Berwyn, died Friday, July 15, 2011, at his home near Berwyn. Funeral services were Wednesday, July 20, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Dennis Davenport officiating. Burial was in the Janesville Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials have been established to the Leland Fecht Memorial Fund.
Leland Fecht was born Feb. 22, 1932, at Willow Island, to Rudolph G. and Maggie (Shaffer) Fecht. Leland grew up in the Elm Creek area and graduated from Elm Creek High School in 1950.

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