Archive - May 2, 2013
At nearly 78-years-young, Anna Schuler of Broken Bow is living proof that it is never too late to pursue your dreams.
For the past 30+ years, Anna has been putting her thoughts on paper in the form of poetry. Just this past month she had one of those poems published.
Anna grew up in Rock County, and learned the meaning of hard work at a young age. She helped out on the family ranch all through her formative years, and still managed to get high enough grades to earn the honor of salutatorian of the Class of 1954 from Rock County High School in Bassett.
Joanna and Ted Haumont, of rural Sargent, proudly announce the birth of a daughter, Sarah Kay Haumont. Sarah was born March 22, 2013. She weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces. Proud grandparents are Joyce and Phil Haumont of Anselmo, and Carol and Darrell Goodner of Gates. Great-grandmother is Ruth Parker of Broken Bow.
Jeff and Michelle Gibbens of Sargent, are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jordan Kate Gibbens, to Evan James Janssen, son of Larry and Jane Janssen of Randolph.
Jordan is a 2007 graduate of Sargent High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences-Biology, minor in Psychology from Wayne State College in May 2011. She is currently pursuing a master of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Memorial Services for Addie Lou â€śSmetsâ€ť Turner, and her son, Jimmy R. Turner, will be Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Round Valley Cemetery in Custer County at 2 p.m.
Addie was born Nov. 11, 1918, in Berwyn, and died March 6, 2013 in Lincoln.
Jimmy was born Feb. 2, 1940, in Scottsbluff, and died July 3, 2012, in Porterville, Calif.
Survivors include a son/brother, John Turner and his wife Sheila of Ogallala; daughter/sister, Judy and husband Dave McReynolds of Ashland; daughter/sister, Joy Kokes of Lincoln; three granddaughters/nieces; and five great-grandchildren/ nieces/nephew.
Funeral Celebration of Life service for Naomi Marie (Williams) Hothem, 81, of Sumner, will be Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the United Church of Sumner â€“ East Campus with Pastor Ken Hutson officiating. Pastor Stan Murdoch will share his memories.
Visitation will be Friday, May 3, 2013, from 5-7 p.m. at the United Church of Sumner-East Campus. Burial will be in the Sumner Cemetery at Sumner.
Norma Lee Hagadorn, former long time Broken Bow resident, died in Lincoln, April 28, 2013, after a lengthy illness.
Norma Lee was born July 8, 1925, in Taylor, to Ernest and Della (Parker) Fox. She attended Taylor Public Schools and was active in the arts.
Charles â€śChuckâ€ť Alton Rienks, 78, left his earthly home to be with the Lord Monday, April 29, 2013, after a valiant short fight with cancer.
Chuck was born to Richard and Blanche (Holderbaum) Rienks Jan. 27, 1935, in South Bend, Ind.
He was the fourth of seven children in addition to three of Chuckâ€™s aunts and uncles his parents raised as siblings. Chuck would tell stories of having to cut a half gallon of ice cream 10 ways to share on his birthday.
Marvin W. â€śBarneyâ€ť Hickenbottom, 95, of Callaway, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Callaway Good Life Center.
He was born August 12, 1917, in Callaway, to Rolla Clifford and Frances Addie (Schreyer) Hickenbottom. He was a 1934 graduate of Gandy High School in Logan County. Following school Barney farmed and moved from Arnold back to Callaway in 1955.
He was married to LaVonne Whipple Oct. 7, 1956, in Callaway at the Methodist Parsonage. Two boys were born two this union: Duane and Allan.
John (Jack) William Collier, 85, of Arnold, departed this life April 25, 2013 in Callaway, after a hard fought battle with cancer.
Jack was born July 9, 1927, in Kearney, to John N. and Helen L. (Bartz) Collier. Jack grew up in Stapleton, and graduated from Baker High School in 1945.
Jack started his life-long love and career in ranching as a young man at the Baskin Ranch north of Stapleton. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1946, and served his country during World War II in the Philippines. He was honorably discharged in 1947.
A Broken Bow Police Department drug investigation led to the arrest of Broken Bow resident, Eric J. Allen, 33, after the Police Service K-9 gave a positive indication that a package addressed to Allen contained narcotics, according to Chief Steve Scott.
Allen was arrested and booked into jail for Possession of Methamphetamine Tuesday, April 30. After obtaining a search warrant for the home that Allen shares with Andrea L. Akins, 40, officers also cited Akins for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.