Archive - 2011
VALENTINE -- The Mullen boys basketball team is returning to the Boys State Basketball Tournament. The Broncos became the D2-6 district champions defeating Hay Springs 55-52 Tuesday night. Their trip to Lincoln will be the 13th time that the Broncos have qualified for the State Tournament and the first since 1952.
ALLIANCE -- The Sandhills/Thedford Knights are returning to the Boys State Basketball Tournament for the second year in a row. The Knights were victorious in the D1-6 District Final against Crawford 60-36. Winning the district championship qualified the Knights in the Class D1 tournament field.
Tom L. Newman, age 78 of Ansley, died peacefully at his home in Ansley Feb. 26, 2011. Funeral services will be today, March 3, at 2 p.m. in the First Christian Church in Ansley with the Rev. Mel Shepherd officiating.
Burial will be in the Mason City Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials have been suggested to the Ansley School Athletic Fund.
Tommie L. Newman was born Aug. 30, 1932, at home in Cumro, to Tom C. and Opal E. (Sigler) Newman. Tom served in the U.S. Army. He was married to Marilyn Kirkpatrick.
Fredrick William Kottmeyer was born Dec. 18, 1935, at home in rural Bostwick, Neb., to Lydia (Mueller) and Fredrick Henry Kottmeyer. To this union five children were born: Ruby (Sund), Ray, Roy, Fredrick W., and Nancy.
Fredrick was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church near Superior. He attended one-room schools in Nuckolls County and graduated from Superior High School in 1953.
Ruth Peterson, 78 of Taylor, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services were Feb. 28 at the Rhoad Funeral Chapel in Sargent with the Rev. Jerry White officiating. Burial was in the Taylor Cemetery.
Ruth P. (Jordan) Peterson was born April 13, 1932, to August and Elsie Jordan in Redwood County, Minn. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Johnâ€™s Lutheran Church in Vesta, Minn.
Cheri Lavonne Koinzan, age 63 of Gothenburg formerly of Broken Bow, went to be with the Lord Feb. 27, 2011, at her home in Gothenburg. Memorial funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today, March 3, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Irving Jennings officiating. Memorials are suggested to the Arnold Baptist Church or Central Plains Home Health and Hospice Agency.
Cheri was born Feb. 28, 1947, at North Platte, to Harvey and Ruth (Whitney) Brown. She grew up on a ranch near Arnold.
George Louis Chilewski, 73, of Burwell, died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, after suffering from a massive brain hemorrhage on Feb. 15, 2011. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011, at the Methodist Church in Burwell. Burial will be in Cottonwood Cemetery with Pastor Bill Stovall officiating.
Visitation will be from 5 -7 p.m. Friday at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell. Memorials are suggested to the family.
George was born Oct. 14, 1937, at the family home in Comstock, to Louie & Martha (McNamee) Chilewski. He married Sharon (Smith) Dec. 18, 1965, in Burwell.
Dale and Susan Nutt of Curtis, and Gary and Diane Feldman of Litchfield, proudly announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Clarissa Nutt and Dan Feldman, both of Oconto.
The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Medicine Valley High School in Curtis, and a 2007 graduate of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis. She is employed at Adams Land & Cattle Company in Broken Bow.
Tim and Madeline Clayton of Sargent proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Clayton, to Brett Hunter, son of Roger and Liz Hunter.
The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Sargent High School, and a 2010 graduate of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She is currently employed with Northwest Community Action Partnership.
The prospective groom is a 2004 graduate of Rushville High School, and a 2009 graduate of Chadron State College. He is currently the Chadron State College assistant wrestling coach.
The couple is planning to be married June 11, 2011, in Sargent.
Kristi Huppert and Brandon Peterson announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Kristi is the daughter of Daniel and the late Sherry Huppert of Falls City. Brandon is the son of Tom and Karen Schneider of Grand Island, and the grandson of Leonard and the late Bonnie Peterson of Ansley.
Kristi is a 1998 graduate of Falls City High School, and a 2002 graduate of Hastings College with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration and human services administration. She is employed as administrator of Jonesbrook Estates in Falls City.