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Archive - Sep 2011

September 21st

Sylvia Wu & Jason Parsons

September 21, 2011

John and Terri Parsons are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Jason Wesley Parsons, to Sylvia Catherine Wu. Sylvia is the daughter of Frank and Stella Wu.
Jason is a 2002 graduate of Broken Bow High School and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in international relations. He commissioned into the Air Force in 2006, and is now a Captain stationed in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Jason has served in Japan, the Philippines, Iraq, and is currently deployed to Southern Afghanistan.

Mr. & Mrs. Tom Helberg

September 21, 2011

Katelyn Roth and Tom Helberg were united in marriage at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Norfolk, July 9, 2011.
Sarah Roth, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Danielle Bollich and Kahyla Fury, friends of the bride.
Jacob Brauer, friend of the groom, was best man. Groomsmen were Lee Bowman, friend of the groom, and Luke Roth, brother of the bride.
Ushers were Derek Pufahl and Philip Mohlke, friends of the couple. Flower girl was Hallie Spreeman, friend of the bride. Ring bearer was Blake Roth, nephew of the bride.

School board trims budget

September 21, 2011

In open hearings prior to the start of the regular meeting Monday evening, the Broken Bow School Board presented the proposed 2011-2012 budget and final tax request. Later in the meeting, both were approved.

‘Junkers’ to descend on central Nebraska

September 21, 2011

Look out central Nebraska - here come the junkers! By the time you read this the number of people along the Sandhills Journey and Loup Rivers Scenic Byways will have already begun to increase - thanks to the 8th annual Junk Jaunt.
The event was born in 2004, when members of the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway were discussing ideas of promoting the area. Someone threw out the idea of a garage sale marathon, which received laughs from some in attendance. Others thought it might be worth a try, and after some brainstorming the name “Junk Jaunt” was chosen - and the rest as they say is history.

Bow alum spends summer in Madagascar

September 21, 2011

When Tanya Woodward felt the calling to serve in the missionary field, she answered. Just last month, Tanya returned from a 5-week trip to Madagascar, and Saturday evening she shared her experiences of that trip during a special presentation at the Broken Bow Berean Church.
Tanya is a junior at Northwestern University in Orange City, Iowa, majoring in English. This past summer she took the opportunity to participate in a service program through the college - an experience she says changed her life.

September 19th

Callaway honors First Responders

September 19, 2011

Pastor Roger Gillming wears more than one uniform. He is the pastor of the Callaway United Methodist Church, and he is also a a first responder and fireman.
Sunday, Sept. 11, the United Methodist, St. Boniface Catholic and Lutheran churches joined together for a service honoring area first responders, the Custer County Sheriff’s office and the area men and women currently serving in the Armed Services.
Gillming wore his blue first responder shirt, and a tie. He said this was the first and last time anyone would see him in that shirt, and a tie.

September 15th

Big plays power Knights over Broncos

September 15, 2011

MULLEN--Sandhills/Thedford used big plays and two long runs in the second quarter by running back Dillion Simonson to shock Mullen 28-22.

Pleasure Lanes turns 50 under new ownership

September 15, 2011

New owners Lisa and Kip Russell hosted an open house and ribbon cutting at Pleasure Lanes Sept. 9. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Broken Bow business.
Lisa began working at the bowling alley when she was just 14-years-old. She worked there for 10 years, took a 5-year break for college and to work with her mom, and came back about a year and a half ago.
When long-time owner Jerry Pomplun decided to sell the business, Lisa says she and Kip toyed with the idea, but didn’t really give it serious thought until it had been on the market for several months.

September 14th

Emanuel “Toby” Hosek, 85

September 14, 2011

Graveside services for Emanuel 'Toby' Hosek will be Sept. 23, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Geranium Cemetery.
Emanuel (Toby) Hosek, 85, of Sargent, died Aug. 1, 2011, at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver, Colo. He was born April 19, 1926, in Sargent, to Joseph and Agnes (Hejsek) Hosek
Toby is survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Joseph, Emil, Anne, and Mary Hosek, Agnes Hollingsworth, and Emma McGahan

Mina “Darb” Ahrens, 82

September 14, 2011

Darb Ahrens left her failing earthly body and assumed her incorruptible heavenly body the afternoon of Sept. 10, 2011. As her immediate family surrounded her bed, held her hands, stroked her forehead and softly sang her favorite hymns, Darb quietly passed from this earth and into heaven with dignity and grace.
Mina Darlene Ahrens (Spencer) was born April 28, 1929, and was the eighth of 11 surviving children of Ralph and Elsie Spencer of Weissert. Darb was raised on the Spencer homestead farm near Weissert, where she attended school and the Church of God.

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