Archive - Aug 2011
Brenton and Jessica Kirkpatrick proudly introduce their son, Gage Smiley Kirkpatrick, born May 4, 2011 at Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Gage weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. He joins a sister, Adelyn Shea, at home.
Grandparents are Ronnie Ann and Joel Richardson of Stratton, and Bobbi and Bert Kirkpatrick of Broken Bow. Great-grandparents are Ann Wissink of Stratton, and Bettie Kirkpatrick of Broken Bow.
Krista Sabin and Jeremiah Leak would like to announce their upcoming wedding.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Sam and Melissa Sabin of Gothenburg. Krista is a 2008 graduate of Gothenburg High School. She has been attending Mid Plains Community College in pursuit of a degree in psychology.
The groom-to-be is the son of Rod Leak and Kathy Fritz, both of Broken Bow. Jeremiah is a 2007 graduate of Broken Bow High School and is a full time employee of Becton Dickenson.
Michaela Hamel and Mike Schweitzer, both of Hastings, are pleased to announce their upcoming wedding Sept. 10, 2011, at Grace United Methodist Church in Hastings.
Michaela is the daughter of Coralene Hamel of Hastings and Michael Hamel of North Platte. She is a graduate of Hastings High School and Hastings College with a degree in psychology-health/intervention emphasis.She is employed with Futures Family Services as a Youth and Family Specialists in Grand Island.
Amanda Russell and Brad Micek are planning a Sept. 30 wedding in Lincoln.
A graduate of Broken Bow High School, Russell graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a bachelorâ€™s degree in elementary education. She teaches at Eagle Elementary School in Eagle.
Micek, whose hometown is Waverly, graduated from Associated Builders and Contractors in Lincoln. He is employed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Parents of the couple are Roger and Judy Russell of Broken Bow, and Gary and Linda Micek of Waverly.
Beautiful rock formations surrounding a lush meadow with a creek along the edge was the location for Michelle Parman and Ryan Giftâ€™s wedding. The couple exchanged vows at 5 p.m., July 16, at the 2 Bars Seven Ranch and moved to a tent on the meadow for the reception, supper, and dance. Parents of the couple are Linda and John Parman and Rosalea and Leon Gift.
Elle Meredith Leonard, of Gainesville, Virg., and Andrew Paul Worley, of Fayettevill, NC, were united in marriage June 10, 2011, at Evergreen Country Club in Haymarket, Virg. Pastor Dean Howeell of Madison, Wisc. officiated.
Water rates have risen in Mason City but according to City Clerk Gail Zoerb, almost no one is complaining. The higher water bills are paying for a solution to what could have been a catastrophe in the making. Mason City residents were using far more water than the old well could keep up with. The rusty, hole-filled well was on the brink of collapse leaving the community completely high and dry.
Mason City's water system, its well and its tower were older than dirt, claimed Mason City Utility/Maintance Manager Gary Zoerb, when asked when the original well and tower were built.
For most young college graduates, the idea of cutting off your hair and living in a mud hut might not be very appealing. But for Whitney Jenkins, it is exactly what she wants.
Jenkins graduated in May from Creighton University with a major in English creative writing with an emphasis in international relations. For the next two years she will have the opportunity to utilize both of those fields as a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa.
People tend to be very generous around the holidays, donating food, time and money to a number of worthy causes. However, the fact is there are just as many hungry people in August as there are in December - and the need is just as great.
The Custer County Food Pantry in Broken Bow is suffering. In fact, to say their supplies are low would be a drastic understatement! And yet there are still families who need to be served.
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.