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February 3rd

Wayne Lyon, 82

February 3, 2011

Wayne W. Lyon, age 82 of Merna, died Jan. 29, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.
Private family graveside funeral services were Feb. 2, 2011, at the Merna Cemetery in Merna, with the Rev. Dale Coates officiating. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mort-uary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Merna Fire Department.

Elizabeth "Bette" Irwin, 89

February 3, 2011

Elizabeth “Bette” Violet Irwin, 89, of Gering, went to be with her Lord Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at Northfield Villa Retirement Community in Gering. A Celebration of Life service was held Feb. 1, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church in Gering with Pastor Lauren Ekdahl officiating.
Inurnment took place at Feb. 2, at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church of Gering. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.geringchapel. com. Gering Memorial Chapel & Cremation Services are assisting the family with arrangements.

Margaret Wilcox, 94

February 3, 2011

Margaret E. Wilcox, age 94, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Heritage Estates in Gering. Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, Jan. 31, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Scottsbluff with Fr. Vince Parsons celebrating. Interment was Feb. 1, at St. Mary’s Cemetery near Oconto. Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Prairie Haven Hospice or a charity of your choice. Margaret was born July 29, 1916, in Miller, to Edd and Anna Jones. She graduated from Miller Schools and attended Kearney State College.

Emily Jacobsen, 80

February 3, 2011

Emily A. Jacobsen, age 80 of Merna, died Jan. 25, 2011, at the Custer Care Center at Broken Bow. Memorial services were Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Evangelical Free Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Scott Harvey, Rev. Jim Bull and Rev. Dougg Custer officiating. Inurnment was in the Merna Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements.

Motivational author visits A/M school

February 3, 2011

Written by Mike Davis, Superintendent,
Anselmo-Merna Schools

MK Mueller gave an inspirational USembly to the students in grades 7 through 12 at Anselmo-Merna High School Jan. 25, 2011. US stands for Unlimited Solutions.
She covered the first three high ways out of her 8-to- Great curriculum and kept the students involved throughout the our and a half presentation.

Kids Count Part 1: Families in crisis have new hope

February 3, 2011

An 8-year-old girl with a history of aggressive behavior is having “an episode” at home. She has just returned from a week-long hospital stay after making suicidal threats. Her mother is scared.

Extreme cold blasts Nebraska

February 3, 2011

The extreme cold has a way of pushing equipment to its limits. Power lines are no exception.
Monday evening the power went out near First and N Street in Broken Bow due to a connector problem. Most businesses were running on half power Tuesday morning as utility workers repaired the lines.
According to the utility department, residential homes turned cold so that the power pull it took to heat them back up blew a fuse.
A second power outage for the day was on South H. A line broke due to a stressed area, once again due to the cold.

Mason City woman honored by NWS

February 3, 2011

MASON CITY -- Joan Cox, the long-time Cooperative Weather Observer from Mason City, was presented with a 25-Year Length-of-Service Award and 25-Year Pin, during a ceremony honoring her meritorious service. The awards were presented by Meteorologist in Charge Brian Hirsch, from the National Weather Service in North Platte, and Observing Program Leader Steve Carmel.

February 2nd

FKC Scoreboard

February 2, 2011

Saturday (2/5/2011)
FORT KEARNY CONFERENCE TOURNMENT
GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP
Amherst 40, Wilcox-Hildreth 33
GIRLS CONSOLATION
Elm Creek 38, Eustis-Farnam 28
BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP
Pleasanton 63, Overton 58
BOYS CONSOLATION
Eustis-Farnam 56, Loomis 34

Friday (2/4/2011)
BOYS
FORT KEARNY CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
Overton 50, Eustis-Farnam 46 (OT)
Pleasanton 68, Loomis 47

Thursday (2/3/2011)
GIRLS
FORT KEARNY CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
Amherst 61, Elm Creek 51
Wilcox-Hildreth 36, Eustis-Farnam 30

Wednesday (2/2/2011)
BOYS
FORT KEARNY CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
Pleasanton 61, Elwood 23

LVC Scoreboard

February 2, 2011

Friday (2/4/2011)
LOUP VALLEY CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP
Mullen 53, Ansley 52
GIRLS CONSOLATION
Sandhills/Thedford 45, Sargent 31
BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP
Litchfield 53, Mullen 45
BOYS CONSOLATION
Sandhills/Thedford 71, South Loup 54

Thursday (2/3/2011)
GIRLS
LOUP VALLEY CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
Ansley 54, Sargent 19
Mullen 46, Sandhills/Thedford 36

Thursday (2/3/2011)
BOYS
LOUP VALLEY CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
Mullen 62, Sandhills/Thedford 42
Litchfield 52, South Loup 36

Wednesday (2/2/2011)
BOYS
LOUP VALLEY CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
Mullen 64, Loup County 27

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