Archive - 2011
Robert â€śBobâ€ť Leroy Fiske, a native of Custer County, died Jan. 3, 2011 in Henderson, Nev.
Bob was born Sept. 2, 1923, to Celestia Ellen Dutton and James Bryan Fiske. He was a 1942 graduate of Broken Bow High School and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Bob entered the United States Navy in January 1943, and served as a quartermaster on the battleship Pennsyl-vania during World War II. He was stationed near Nagasaki, Japan at the end of the war.
James W. Souders, 74, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011, of Multi-System Atrophy, surrounded by his family.
Jim acquired his grass roots values of hard work as a result of growing up outside Merna, on a working farm. He attended a one-room schoolhouse until high school, and graduated college with a Civil Engineering Degree with Honors from the University of Nebraska and later an MBA from Rutgers University.
James D. Walker, 83 of Lincoln and formerly of Kearney and Overton area, died Friday, March 4, at Bryan LGH Medical Center East in Lincoln. Funeral services will be today, March 10, at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Kearney. The Revs. Eric Lesher and Rebecca Craig will officiate. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. at Westerville Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the church. On-line condolences may be submitted to osafh.com. O'Brien Straatmann Funeral Home in Kearney is in charge of arrangements.
Glenn S. Hawkins, 99, of Kearney and formerly of the Mason City area died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Mother Hull Home in Kearney.
Funeral services will be Friday, March 11, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Mason City Baptist Church in Mason City with the Rev. John Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the Mason City Cemetery.
J.D. and Katrina (Trimble) White of Broken Bow proudly announce the arrival of their son, Lachlan Bryan White, born Feb. 3, 2011. Lachlan weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce and was 18 inches long. Proud grandparents are Don and June White of Berwyn, and Bryan and Cynthia Trimble of Ogallala. Great-grandparents are Duane and Helen White of Bayard, Lavern and Leona Duryea of Mason City, Wayne Trimble of Kearney and Marilyn Trimble of Kearney.
Lonnie and Suellen Koepke of Broken Bow proudly announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Miranda Ellen K. Koepke, to Daniel Scott Stoll.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Broken Bow High School, and a 2007 graduate of Doane College with a bachelorâ€™s degree in psychology and speech communications. Miranda received her masterâ€™s degree in counseling at Doane College in 2010. She is currently employed as a Mental Health Practitioner at the University of Nebraska in Kearney.
Paul and Mary Holland, and Dan and Mary Shaw, all of Broken Bow, announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Katrina Marie Holland and Mark Daniel Shaw.
Katrina is in her 4th year at Hastings College studying for a degree in elementary education with an emphasis in early childhood. Mark is also in his 4th year at Hastings College studying for a degree in elementary education.
Mark is the grandson of Bill and Darlene Shaw of Broken Bow.
The couple plans to be married June 18, 2011, at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating.
Cristin Rooney and Max Fay happily announce their engagement and upcoming wedding May 7, 2011, in Broken Bow. Cristin is the daughter of Bob and Karen Rooney of Brewster. She is a 2001 graduate of Sandhills High School, and a 2003 graduate of Mid-Plains Community College. The bride-to-be is currently employed at West Plains Bank. Max is the son of Karen Fay and the late Max Fay. He is a 2000 graduate of Godâ€™s Country Academy Homeschool, and is a self-employed rancher.
Stateâ€™s population shift will result in
redistricting Nebraska in 2011
The first local results from the 2010 Census are in, and they show Nebraska's population continues its trend of becoming more concentrated in its most populous counties. Since 2000, the state's largest three counties - Douglas, Lancaster and Sarpy - have grown by nearly 125,000 residents while the rest of the state lost nearly 10,000 residents.
Kevin Evans and Cody Schweitzer have been good friends since they were kids. Like many friends they use to talk about how much fun it might be someday to be business partners, never really knowing when - or if - that would ever happen.
In March 2004, it did happen for these two friends, when they formed a business partnership and purchased Ag Land ATV in Broken Bow.
Kevin was already familiar with the business, having worked there for then owner Justin Vandevort in 2002.
â€śWhen the opportunity came up to buy it, I called Cody and we went for it,â€ť Kevin says.