Archive - 2013
Aniah Preston is like most 12-year-old boys. He loves sports - especially football - likes hanging out with his friends, and isnâ€™t overly fond of school. But unlike the other boys in his 6th grade class, Aniahâ€™s days also consist of lots of medications, routine blood pressure checks, and frequent trips to a myriad of doctors, in an attempt to manage the rare disease he was born with.
Itâ€™s called Kearnes-Sayre Syndrome, and according to Aniahâ€™s mom, Amy Kulhanek, less that 250 people worldwide have been diagnosed with the disorder.
Jayde Atkins, Broken Bow, is getting ready to compete this weekend at the 2013 Ak-Sar-Benâ€™s Heartland Invitational Scholarship High School Rodeo Champions Challenge in Omaha.
She is one of Nebraskaâ€™s best in the High School Rodeo arena. There is scholarship money on the line â€¦ but even better, there are bragging rights. And Jayde this past year has already earned a few of her own, including All Around Cowgirl this past weekend in Broken Bow.
After a timeout in the 4th set, Broken Bow coach Skylar Rohde yelled to her team, "don't let them come back."
They followed through beautifully as Broken Bow beat Ravenna 25-10 in the third set to cap a 3-1 (25-20, 21-25, 26-24, 25-10) victory.
Broken Bow turned the tide in the third set when they were down 24-23 before Rohde took a timeout to motivate her team.
Broken Bow Libero Sydney Holcomb came up with two serving aces to help the Indians rally to win 26-24, sucking the remaining life out of the Bluejays.
Michael Lynn Buckles passed away at his home, surrounded by family, in Broken Bow, Sept. 21, 2013, at the age of 59.
Mike is predeceased by his parents, Bob and Mary Frances.
Mike was born to Bob and Mary Frances Buckles Dec. 4, 1953, in Martin, S.D. Mike lived in Merriman, where he attended elementary school. He went on to graduate from Bennett County High School in Martin, S.D. in 1972, excell-ing in basketball, football and track, recently being inducted into the Bennett County Athletic Hall of Fame.
Mary Ellen Andersen Gillming, age 72 of North Platte, formerly of Broken Bow, passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.
Mary Ellen Andersen Gillming was born Dec. 21, 1940, to Frank and Eva (Schmitz) Loeffelholz at Kearney. Mary grew up in the Kearney, Riverdale, Amherst area where she attended country school as well as the Hopewell Country School graduating from Kearney High School in 1959.
James T. McMillan, 82 of rural Broken Bow, died Sept. 14, 2013, at Callaway Living Center.
He was born Sept. 29, 1931, to James W. and Stella McMillan. He graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1950, and served in the Marines from 1951-1954.
He married Betty L. Golden Dec. 17, 1953.
He is survived by his wife, Betty, of rural Broken Bow; daughters, Debra McMillan of Papillion, and Linda (Ron) Ellingson of Oconto; granddaughter, Samantha (Chaz) Johnson; and four great-grandsons, Cody, Blaine, Austin and BJ.
ANSLEY - - JoAnn Scott has had a passion for sports for as long as she can remember. The 1982 Ansley High School grad excelled in several sports in high school, and went on to compete at UNK. It was there that she would fall into a random â€śjobâ€ť that would shape the rest of her life.
Monday morning Scott returned to her alma mater of AHS where she addressed the 7-12 students about her experiences. Her presentation was not one of simply listing accomplishments - rather it was a call for the students to never give up on their dream.
Ansley-Litchfield def. North Loup-Scotia, 25-6, 25-15 (2-0)
Ansley-Litchfield def. Twin Loup (Sargent/Loup County), 25-21, 25-21 (2-0)
Twin Loup (Sargent/Loup County) def. North Loup-Scotia, 25-8, 25-20 (2-0)
Arcadia-Loup City def. Gibbon, 25-22, 25-21 (2-0)
Arcadia-Loup City def. Shelton, 25-19, 25-21 (2-0)
Elm Creek def. Anselmo-Merna, 25-11, 25-8 (2-0)
Amherst def. South Loup, 25-20, 21-25, 25-22 (2-1)
Marion Wilton Scott (Scotty) was born April 21, 1931, in Arnold. He departed this life on Patriots Day, Sept. 11, 2013, in Callaway.
He lived his early years with his family around Arnold and Ansley. After graduating from Arnold High School in 1948, he enlisted in the Navy.
Marion married Frances Geiser May 9, 1954. Marion and Frances raised two children born of this union - daughter Melva and son Loren.
Wilma Darlene Shultz born Feb. 10,1928 at Burwell, Neb., Father Chris B. Worden and Mother Mary Elizabeth Bilstein.
As a small child,she moved from a farm in the Burwell area with her parents to a ranch on Swan Lake. Having the life of a country girl, she loved horses and helped run the ranch with her mother while her father's job took him away.
Her family would be a part of the planting and watering of all the trees that grow around Swan Lake. After the passing of her little sister, Merylea, a brother, Gaylen, was born, making the family complete.