Archive - May 2013
Lucas Heusman, age 30 of Sargent, formerly of Broken Bow, died Monday May 13, 2013, near Broken Bow, as the result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle/farm equipment accident.
Funeral services will be today, Friday May 17, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Broken Bow Municipal Auditorium in Broken Bow with Pastor Ken Hutson officiating. Burial will be in the Sumner Cemetery. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangements.
Lucas John Heusman was born Nov. 29, 1982, in Lincoln to Timothy and Valarie Heusman.
LINCOLN -- Senators supporting a bill to repeal the death penalty and replace it with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole failed to muster enough votes to overcome a filibuster Tuesday.
A vote to cease debate on LB543, introduced by Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, and bring it to a final vote failed with 28 in favor and and 20 opposed, five votes shy of the 33 needed.
The result means that the bill to repeal the death penalty in Nebraska is essentially dead.
State Track Meet Schedule- Running
Tanner Briggs- Broken Bow- Heat 3- Lane 4
Alex White- Broken Bow- Heat 1- Lane 2
Boys 400-meter Dash
Nate Evans- Broken Bow- Heat 3- Lane 2
Boys 200-meter dash
Alex White- Broken Bow- Heat 2 Lane 6
Boys 4x100-meter relay
Broken Bow- Section 2- Lane 3- Evans, Campebell, Briggs, White
Boys 110-meter hurdles- Tanner Snow- Ansley-Litchfield
Girls 400-meter dash
Heat 3- Alivia Wardyn- Ansley-Litchfield- Lane 1
Girls 3200-meter relay-
Broken Bow emergency personnel were called to the scene of a motorcyle/tractor accident Monday night at 9:45 p.m. The accident occured on Highway 70, one mile east of Broken Bow.
According to the Nebraska State Patrol, Lucas Heusman, 30 of Broken Bow, was killed when the motorcycle he was driving rear ended farm equipment being pulled by a tractor driven by Jack Longfellow, 67, also of Broken Bow. Heusman's motorcycle was eastbound on Highway 70, when it rear ended the farm equipment. Heusman was wearing a helmet.
LINCOLN -- Â Nebraska senators voted 36-0 yesterday (Thursday) to advance the stateâ€™s main budget bill after a two-day debate over several amendments related to property tax relief, railroad inspectors and funding for the University of Nebraska.
The Legislature has spent more time debating the budget on the floor than in previous years.
An amendment introduced by Sen. Ken Schilz of Ogallala would have added an additional $15 million to the $230 million allocated over the next biennium for the Property Tax Credit Program.
While Nebraskaâ€™s 49 state senators debate a proposal that would abolish Nebraskaâ€™s death penalty and replace it with a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole, Nebraskans can express their opinions on Monday, May 13, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. CT during an NET News live chat (netNebraska.org/chat) scheduled to coincide with a portion of the Legislatureâ€™s floor debate on LB543.
Jared and Erica Jenkins of Minden proudly introduce their daughter, Jada Lynn Jenkins, born April 5, 2013, at Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings. Jada weighed 6 pounds 9 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. She is welcomed home by siblings Megan and Sydney Jenkins. Also welcoming Jada are her grandparents John and Terri Oliver of Minden, and Randy and Vicki Jenkins of Broken Bow. Proud great-grandparents are Irvin and Marilyn Hyatt of Broken Bow.
Roger and Carlene Albin of Broken Bow, and Rick and Judy Hanika of Lincoln, proudly announce the engagement of their children, Malaika Louise Albin and Brandon Cole Hanika. The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Broken Bow High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Kearney, where she received an award for student of the year in health-physical education 7-12. The prospective groom is a 2008 graduate of Lincoln Southeast High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Kearney, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Grantzinger of Merna announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Lynn Grantzinger, to Nathan Jerry Filipi, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Filipi of Shickley. The future bride received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in marketing communication from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She is employed as an account manager at Archrival, a youth marketing agency in Lincoln. The future groom received a bachelor's degree in small business and history from Hastings College.
Karen Luann Shea was called home to the Lord Sunday, May 5, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Karen was born Sept. 17, 1981, to Louis Baumann and Alice Lucas. She graduated from Broken Bow High School in 2000. She graduated Suma Cum Laude from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and Mary Lanning School of Radiologic Technology in Hastings, with a degree in Radiography. She also earned a degree in Diagnostic Sonography from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.