Archive - Aug 4, 2011
Whitney Smith and Alex Croghan, of Broken Bow, would like to announce the arrival of their son, Malakai Donovan Alexander Croghan, born April 6, 2011, at Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Malakai weighed 5 pounds 13 1/2 ounces at birth, and was 19 inches long.
Grandparents are Tom and Dedra Smith of Loup City, and Carol Croghan of Broken Bow.
Suzanne Dawn Melia of Ord, and Ian James Cox of Sargent, wish to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.
Parents of the couple are Tad and Janel Melia of Ord and John and Lori Cox of Sargent.
Suzanne was a 2006 graduate of Ord High School. In 2010, she graduated with a bachelorâs degree in dental hygiene from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry. She is employed as a Dental Hygienist at Complete Family Dentistry in Ord.
Dean Zoerb of Wood River, and Julie Albers of Minden, were united in marriage Friday, July 1, 2011, at the Grace Lutheran Church in Pleasanton, with Pastor Dean Hanson officiating, in a private family wedding with a Hawaiian theme.
Parents attending were Gail Zoerb of Mason City, mother of the groom, and Vernon and Lois Christensen of Minden, father and mother of the bride.
Matron of honor was Sheila Stubbs, sister of the bride, and best man was Kurt Koepp, friend of the groom. Flower girl was Doris Zoerb, grandmother of the groom, and ring bearer was Tanner Gibb, son of the groom.
Byron E. White was born March 15, 1944, in Igloo, S.D. to Ralph and Thelma (Baldwin) white. he graduated from Tooele High School and attended Black Hills State College in Spearfish, S.D.
During this time he married Kathleen Cooper. In 1971, Byron and Kathleen moved to Marshall, Minn., where they resided for many years.
Byron and Kathleen had two daughter; Jodi (White) and Nikki (White) Burghduff. While in Marshall, Byron worked for Lockwood Motors car dealership until his retirement in 2000.
Charlotte lone Esch, age 85 of Broken Bow, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center.
Graveside services were Monday, August 1, at the Broken Bow Cemetary with Pastor Michael Lange officiating. Govier Brothers Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials have been established to Custer Care Center and Heritage Hall.
Stanley Spencer Myers, age 69, passed away Monday, May 16, 2011, in Denver Colo., after an unyielding and courageous battle with cancer. Stan was born Feb. 15, 1942, the third child of Willard and Beulah Myers. Born in Broken Bow, he attended and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1961.
There was a popular song some years ago that asked, âwhere have all the cowboys gone?â. Well the fact is, cowboys are very much still alive and well in the Sandhills of Nebraska, and just two weeks ago eight of them were inducted into the Nebraska Sandhills Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Two of those eight are area cowboys - Roland âRollyâ W. Glause of Broken Bow, and Glen Gier of Mullen.
For 30 years, Buck Brannaman has been wooing cowboys and horse lovers with his uncanny ability to tame even the wildest of horses without ever using any kind of violence.
Dubbed âthe horse whisperer,â Brannaman has conducted clinics on his horse breaking techniques all across the country, and has become somewhat of a cult figure among the horse loving crowd. Brannaman is about to reach a much larger audience, however, thanks to a newly released documentary.
Central Nebraska celebrated Friday with the ribbon cutting at a new $1.8 million educational facility in Broken Bow.
Custer Campus will now serve as the new home of Mid Plains Extended Campus in Broken Bow.
âYou want to see how a community grows? You are seeing it here today!â Gov. Dave Heineman told the estimated 400 present for the open house and launching.
He tagged Broken Bow as a role model for the entire state, and said that he was going to tell others about what was able to be done.
Turning 103 is a milestone worth celebrating. Merle Strawder has achieved that milestone, but says an incident when he was a baby could have cut his life very short.
The family lived in a sod house near Benkelman, and Merle recounts the story as it was told to him many times by his parents.
âMy parents were asleep one night and heard a really loud thud from my bedroom, and thought I had fallen out of bed. They rushed into my room and found a very large bull snake that had fallen from a ceiling rafter onto the floor, right next to my cradle.â