Archive - Feb 21, 2014
James â€śJimâ€ť O. Peterson, 89, of Arnold, passed away Feb. 11, 2014, at the Callaway District Hospital. He was born July 18, 1924, to Emil and Esther (Trude) Peterson at Beatrice.
As a young boy he moved with his parents to Grand Island. At the age of 14, he received Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord and loved to share his faith. He graduated from Grand Island High School with the class of 1942.
Delores â€śElaineâ€ť (Young) Poland, 82, of Lincoln, died Dec. 31, 2013. She was born June 21, 1931, in Custer County, to Glen and Blanche (Loyd) Young. Elaine was a retired clerk for several local businesses. She was a member of Capitol City Christian Church in Lincoln, and also was active in the Second Baptist Church. She volunteered at BryanLGH Medical Center, the Lied Center and Encounter Center at Morrill Hall.
Cody Deets Johnson, age 48, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, of Stage IV Glioblastoma Multiforme. He was in the loving company of family members.
Cody was born Aug. 3, 1965, at Fremont, to Gilbert Ross and Dian Gammel Johnson. He graduated from Oakland-Craig and joined the Marine Corps. Cody was married previously to Judith A. Cantrell and Collette Largent. To these marriages, two children were born, and one adopted.
Louise E. Schmidt, age 94 of Merna, died Thursday Feb.13, 2014, at the Heritage Hall Care Home in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Dawn Black officiating and rites by the Broken Bow D.O.E.S. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Broken Bow D.O.E.S.
The 2014 Nebraska State Cheer and Dance Championships will be at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22.
Class D schools compete Friday, doors open at 5:00 p.m. with the first performance scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Saturday is split into two sessions with classes A & B competing in the morning session (doors open at 7:00 a.m., first performance at 8:00 a.m.) and Classes C1 & C2 competing in the afternoon session (first performance at 3:20 p.m.)
Washington, D.C.- Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) is encouraging high
school students in Nebraska's Third District to submit their artwork for
the 2014 Congressional Art Competition by March 2, 2014.
"The Congressional Art Competition is a great opportunity for Third
District students to share their talent," said Smith. "I hope we will be
able to build upon the success of previous years and continue to showcase
outstanding works of art in our congressional offices and in the U.S.
The Nebraska Art Teachers Association is working with Smith to coordinate
The Championship Round 1 and Quarter Finals for Class D are complete. For Brinnon Schukei (Sandhills/Thedford) and his fans it was a special day â€“ during the first round he hit his 100th career win and a section of the upper balcony wearing the distinctive Sandhills/Thedford green erupted with signs congratulating Brinnon on his accomplishments.
The results of the first two sets of matches for the Class D grapplers organized by weight class are as follows: