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Archive - Sep 2013

September 5th

Mary Jane Brestel, 82

September 5, 2013

Mary Jane Brestel, 82, of Callaway, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at the Callaway Good Life Center.
Mary Jane Brestel was born March 11, 1931, to Roy Winslow and Alma Ruth (Vincent) Lichtenberger. She attended school in Callaway, graduating Valedictorian of her 1948 class. She attended two semesters at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, majoring in agriculture.

Virgil "Bud" Ohmberger, 90

September 5, 2013

Virgil “Bud” Ohmberger, age 90 of Broken Bow, formerly of the Sargent and Ainsworth area, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Burial with Military Honors was at the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Sargent. Memorials have been established to the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Sargent. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.

Dennis Gebers, 60

September 5, 2013

Dennis Allan Gebers was born April 13, 1953, and went to be with the Lord Aug. 31, 2013.
Son of Loren and Inez (Woerlen) Gebers, Dennis had four siblings; sister, Teresa Gebers; brother, Duane and Sandy Gebers; sister, Marcia and Ira Beasterfield; brother Phil and Angie Gebers and many nieces and nephews. He grew up in Johnson, and graduated from Johnson-Brock High School in 1971.

Cortez Lewis, 78

September 5, 2013

Cortez Lewis, 78, of Litchfield, died peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at home surrounded by his family after a brief illness.
Services were Friday, Aug. 30, at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Hazard, with the Rev. Josh Brown officiating. Burial was in the Litchfield Cemetery. Pallbearers were Russell Zutavern, Coy Lewis, Jose Dimas, Nick Killough, Ronnie Sweley and Bob Riessland. Memorials are suggested to the Litchfield Fire Department or Asera Care Hospice of Kearney. Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna was in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Parker, 91

September 5, 2013

Ruth R. Parker, age 91 of Broken Bow, died Aug. 28, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013,at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with Jerry Ricketts officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Sargent. In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be given to the family to assist with funeral costs.

Budget cuts affect local Head Start program

September 5, 2013

As this school year gets underway, there is one group of students who is seeing a reduction in services - and it happens to be our youngest.
March 1, 2013, budget sequestration went into effect, forcing across-the-board cuts in several federal spending categories. For Head Start, that translated into a 5.27-percent budget cut to individual grants across the nation. 

September 3rd

New sirens to go in this week - will be tested Thursday

September 3, 2013

The monthly testing of the tornado sirens in the city of Broken Bow was changed this month from the first Tuesday of the month (today) to Thursday, Sept. 5. Part of the reason for that change was to allow the newly installed sirens in town to be tested with the others.

September 1st

Put Me In Coach: College Football takeaway's week 1

September 1, 2013

Week one of college football got off to a wild start as some things went as expected and some results we're as surprise.

We're one week away from college football, so Campus Insiders' Ray Crawford and Pete Fiutak are...
Broken Bow Indian Volleyball scrimmage is Thursday, August 27th at 6:00 p.m. in the Broken Bow High...
Friday is the Broken Bow High School Football Scrimmage at 7 p.m. Saturday the Demolition Derby...