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Archive - Feb 8, 2013

Bow’s Levi French takes flight

February 8, 2013

Ever since Broken Bow high school senior Levi French would join his Dad, Lynn on joy flights as a young child, he had always dreamed that he too would be able to take control and take to the air.
It won't be long now before French will be able to make that dream a reality. French has already earned his student pilot license, which allows him to fly by himself within a 40-mile radius of Broken Bow and is able to go longer distances with his instructor or Lynn, who has a full-time private pilot's license.

Elmer "Bub" Geiser, 89

February 8, 2013

Elmer LeRoy Geiser was born June 27, 1923, to Elmer Charles and Vera Fern (Phifer) Geiser on their ranch northeast of Arnold. He was the second of seven children.
Bub became known by the nickname he acquired as a young child. He was called “Little Brother” which came out sounding like “Little Bubber”.
He attended Arnold High School and graduated in 1940.

June Mehal, 90

February 8, 2013

June Mehal, 90, of Pompano Beach, Fla., passed away Feb. 2, 2013, in Bradenton, Fla., where she had been a resident for the past year at the Summerfield Assisted Living Home.

Leila Johnson, 96

February 8, 2013

Leila Johnson, age 96, of rural Anselmo, died Thursday Jan. 31, 2013, at her home near Anselmo.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mary Jane Gockley officiating. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery at Merna, with Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow in charge of arrangements.Memorials may be made to the Broken Bow Library.
Leila Johnson was born June 22, 1916 in Gross, Nebr., to Carl Antoine and Ruth (Keller) Micheel. She grew up and attended school in the Thedford and Wood Lake communities.

Merle Peterson, 85

February 8, 2013

Merle J Peterson, 85, formerly of Taylor, entered into his Savior's presence Jan. 29, 2013, at the Callaway District Hospital.

Lucile Whitney, 96

February 8, 2013

Lucile Doris Daily was born Dec. 30, 1916, to Chalmers and Grace (Hammond) Daily in Columbus City, Iowa. She passed away into glory Feb. 1, 2013, at Heritage Hall in Broken Bow.
Her childhood was spent around Milburn, as in 1921 her family moved there to farm near the Middle Loup River. She graduated from Milburn High School in 1933, then attended Kearney State Teacher's College and earned her teaching certificate in 1935. She taught grade school at District 57 in Custer County, and also District 59 in Prairie Center.

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