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November 7th

Winifred "Pegg" Ferguson, 93

November 7, 2013

On Nov. 3, 2013, Winifred (Pegg) Ferguson died at the age of 93, at the Never Sweat Ranch, six miles south of Brewster, where she was lovingly cared for the last three years of her life by her daughter Elizabeth and her granddaughters. Peg resided on the Never Sweat Ranch from 1945 until 2001, when she moved to Burwell to the Plaza and later into CMHC Friendship Home Assisted Living.

Small church, big hearts: Gifts for needy kids

November 7, 2013

COMSTOCK - - It is a simple shoe box, filled with what we consider to be ordinary items - toothbrush, socks, hair barretts, balls and small toys, hard candy - but the smiles of joy the box puts on the face of a child is priceless!
The program is called Operation Christmas Child, a project of the international Christian relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse. The project began in 1993 with 28,000 shoe box gifts hand delivered to underprivileged children in other parts of the world. And my how the project has grown!

November 6th

Nov. 6 football playoff scoreboard

November 7, 2013

Gothenburg- 32 Broken Bow- 14
Stuart- 40 Anselmo-Merna-12
Twin Loup- 69 North Central- 20

Twin Loup will play Overton Tuesday at Overton at a time TBD.

November 4th

Snow predicted for region

November 4, 2013

A significant weather event is in the forecast for this week, beginning tomorrow. The National Weather Service in Hastings has issued this weather briefing. The main snow problems are expected in VALLEY, SHERMAN, GREELEY, DAWSON and parts of BUFFALO, GOSPER and HOWARD counties. A broad range of 1 to 5 inches of snow is expected in those areas. Some locations in NORTHWEST VALLEY and WESTERN DAWSON counties may pick up 6 inches of wet snow. Steady winds in the 15 to 20 mph are expected.

October 31st

Area subdistrict Volleyball matchups

November 1, 2013

D1-8- at Ord High School
#4 Burwell vs. #5 South Loup- 11/4 at 5 p.m.
#3 Twin Loup vs. #2 Sandhills/Thedford- 11/4 at 6 p.m.- winner of this match will advance to championship
#1 Ansley-Litchfield vs. the winner of Burwell/South Loup- 7:30 p.m.
Championship match 11/5 at 7:30 p.m.

D2-6 at Burwell High School
#4 Anselmo-Merna vs. #5 North Loup Scotia- 11/4 at 5 p.m.- winner will play #1 Stuart at 7:30 p.m.

D2-8 at Cozad High School
#3Eustis-Farnam at #2 Sumner-Eddyville-Miller- 11/4 at 6:30 p.m.

D2-10- at Sutherland High School

Area football playoff scoreboard

November 1, 2013

Broken Bow-22 Grand Island Central Catholic; Next opponent: at Gothenburg
South Loup- 23 CWC- 26
Anselmo-Merna- 28 Mullen- 24, Next opponent: at Stuart
Sandhills-Thedford- 32 Shelton- 34
Twin Loup- 41 Alma- 6 Next Opponent: North Central (at Sargent or Taylor)

Broken Bow outlasts GICC

October 31, 2013

Sometimes its better to be lucky than good.

Broken Bow was a mix of both in a 22-14 win over Grand Island Central Catholic Thursday night.

Broken Bow took a 20-0 lead into the half on the strength of two touchdowns from Zac Jones including an 83-yarder at the end of the first quarter and one touchdown from Jeremy Christner.

The Crusaders fought back in the second half with a touchdown drive then a fumble recovery for a touchdown to end the third quarter and cut the score to 20-14.

October 29th

New hotel is open - Ribbon cutting set for Thursday

October 29, 2013

October 16, 2013, Cobblestone Hotels opened the beautiful Cobblestone Hotel and Suites and One Box Convention Center in Broken Bow, and brought their presence in Nebraska to five hotels. A ribbon cutting ceremony, which Governor Dave Heineman is scheduled to attend, is planned for Thursday, Oct. 31, at 5:30 p.m.

October 26th

Saturday Sensation: Sandhills/Thedford take SHC Title

October 26, 2013

Sandhills/Thedford senior Kaitlin Marten couldn't get to her parents fast enough.

Moments after Sandhills/Thedford captured the 2013 Sandhills Conference Volleyball title, Marten proved that she still had some energy left in her tank as she bounded up the large carpet steps in Sandhills High School gym into the waiting arms of her parents Adam and Lisa.

It was a long time coming.

Sandhills/Thedford had come so close in Saturday tournaments all season. This time, something finally gave.

Area High School Football Playoff Matchups

October 26, 2013

Oct. 31
Class C1
#5 Broken Bow vs. #12 Grand Island Central Catholic

Class D1
#11 South Loup (3-5) at #6 CWC (5-3)
#4 Twin Loup (7-1) vs. #13 Alma (4-4) (at Sargent)

Class D2
#15 Sandhills/Thedford (4-4) at #2 Shelton (7-1)
#11 Mullen (5-3) at #6 Anselmo-Merna (6-2)

November 1
Arcadia at Cody Kilgore

All Times TBD