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February 14th

Harold A. Chase, 91

February 14, 2013

Harold Arthur Chase, 91, of Lexington, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at his home. He was born March 18, 1921, in Mason City, to Jess and Lillie Mae (Davis) Chase.
Harold grew up in Mason City and attended school there, graduating with the class of 1941. He was an outstanding basketball player and team captain.
He married Irdell Dona Chartraw, his high school sweetheart in Broken Bow, May 25, 1944, while on furlough. The couple was blessed with one daughter, Barbara.

Allen Geiser, 80

February 14, 2013

Allen L. Geiser, age 80 of Broken Bow, died Jan. 21, 2013, at the Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Allen Leroy Geiser was born Aug. 25, 1932, in Arnold, to Lennie and Evelyn Geiser. Allen graduated from Merna High School in 1950. He served two years in the Army, spending much of his time in Alaska.
He married Rosella Beatty in Arnold, March 17, 1957.

Raymond "Pete" Royle, 70

February 14, 2013

Raymond L "Pete" Royle, 70, passed away Dec. 22, 2012 at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs Colo. He was born Oct. 30, 1942, the son of Lloyd Raymond Royle and Mary Elizabeth McCullough Royle. He spent his eary years in Custer County and granduated from Ansley High School in 1960. He joined the Air Force in 1964 and served for four years. Following his discharge he operated a service station in Versailles, Mo. He moved to Colorado Springs in 1973, and was employed by the city of Colorado Springs in the electric department.

Against the Odds: Mullen's Ginkens battles clubfoot to play game he loves

February 14, 2013

Every time Mullen senior Logan Ginkens steps on the basketball court, it isn't just the opposing team he will have to battle that night.

Ginkens was born with bilateral club feet, a condition causing the ankle to point downward and the toes to be pulled toward the inner leg and the bottom of the foot to face inward instead of downward. In addition, the tendons on the inside of the leg are shortened and the Achilles tendon is tighter than on an average human leg.

The feet are also usually very short and wide.

February 12th

BREAKING NEWS: Esch found guilty

February 12, 2013

UPDATE: The jury in the case of Trent Esch, 36 of Broken Bow, reached a unanimous verdict of guilty on both counts - felony criminal mischief, and use of a deadly weapon to commit felony criminal mischief. The jury was handed the case for deliberation at 12:07 p.m. today, and returned with the verdict at 2:31 p.m. Sentencing for Esch was set for March 21 at 9:30 a.m. Stay tuned for more details to come.

February 10th

UPDATE: School late starts (Blizzard Warnings Continue)

February 10, 2013

According to AccuWeather.com (see the upper right hand corner of this website) A blizzard warning remains in effect until midnight tonight

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Anselmo-Merna Public Schools – 10 a.m. late start Monday, no a.m. preschool
Ansley Public Schools – 10 a.m. late start Monday, buses run accordingly
Arcadia Public Schools – 10 a.m. last start Monday, buses run accordingly, no preschool
Arnold Public Schools – 10 a.m. late start, buses run accordingly, no preschool
Burwell Public Schools – 10 a.m. late start Monday.
Loup County Public Schools – 10 a.m. late start Monday

February 9th

Area Schools state qualifying wrestlers

February 9, 2013

Area Schools qualified 18 wrestlers for the state tournament in Omaha Feb. 14-16 at the Centuylink Center. Sargent Burwell sent the most with seven and Anselmo-Merna's Jake Wells has the best record going into state at 36-0.

Anselmo-Merna
Jake Wells (36-0)- 160
Clinten Fales (26-19)- 285

Ansley-Litchfield
Bo Slingsby (24-13)- 120
Matt Eberle (25-14)- 220

Broken Bow
No Qualifiers

S-E-M
Calvin Frerichs (37-3)- 152
Grant Clausen (36-8)- 285

South Loup
Garret Dockweiler (29-7)- 160

Sargent/Burwell
Justin Miller (33-9)- 120
Evan Gideon (38-6)- 132

February 8th

Feb. 8 Basketball Scoreboard

February 9, 2013

Boys Scores:

Ansley-Litchfield 49 Anselmo-Merna 47
Twin Loup 50 ENLS 41
Sandhills/Thedford 59 Cody Kilgore 22
Overton 63 SEM 32
Cozad 69 Broken Bow 52

Arcadia vs South Loup Score not in yet

Girls Scores:

Ansley-Litchfield 47 Anselmo-Merna 29
ENLS 39 Twin Loup 36
Sandhills/Thedford 68 Cody Kilgore 24
SEM 35 Overton 33
Cozad 56 Broken Bow 45

Arcadia vs South Loup Score not in yet

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.

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