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Friends rally in support for 2-year-old Aubree

February 6, 2014

LOUP CITY - - While most children her age were getting up bright and early Dec. 25, excited to open their Christmas presents, little Aubree Carlsen was about to receive a totally different kind of gift - a gift that doctors hoped would save her life.
Aubree, the 2-year-old daughter of Chris and Kayla Carlsen of Loup City, was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia Dec. 24, 2013, and started her first round of chemotherapy on Christmas Day at Children’s Hospital in Omaha.

Neil Drake, 24

February 6, 2014

Neil P. Drake, age 24 of Comstock, died Sunday Jan. 26, 2014, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt and Father Frank Schuster officiating. Burial was in the Lee Park Cemetery west of Arcadia.
Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of the arrangements.
Neil Patrick Drake was born Jan. 11, 1990, at Kearney, to Kevin and Cindy (O'Neill) Drake. Neil graduated from Anselmo-Merna High School in 2008.

Dan Daily, 71

February 6, 2014

Dan S. Daily, age 71 of Anselmo, formerly of North Platte, passed away Feb. 2, 2014, at Golden Living Center in Cozad. He was born Dec. 4, 1942, at Sargent, to Steve and Irene (Cooley) Daily.
Dan attended elementary schools in Milburn and Anselmo before graduating from Merna High School in 1961. He served faithfully in the United States Marine Corp during Vietnam.

Donald Mason, 82

February 6, 2014

Donald D. Mason, 82, of Grand Island, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Tabor Manor Care Center in
Tabor, Iowa.
Services were Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at the Litchfield Christian Church in Litchfield with the Rev. Marty Robbins officiating. Burial was in the Litchfield Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Disabled Veterans.
Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna was in charge of arrangements.
Donald Dean Mason was born Oct. 31, 1931, in Custer County, to James Frank and Annie (Fowlie)
Mason. He was educated in Litchfield and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1949.

Paul Saner, 83

February 6, 2014

Paul E. Saner, 83, of North Platte, passed away Jan. 28, 2014, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 20, 1931, to Pearl and Jeanette (Wilson) Saner at Dunning.
Paul grew up in Dunning and graduated from Dunning High School in 1950. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
After his honorary discharge he returned to Nebraska and was united in marriage to Sharyn Hilderbrand. He worked as respiratory therapist and a technician at Berg Type-writer.

Darlene Darveau, 94

February 6, 2014

Darlene Gericke Darveau, 94, passed away Dec. 20, 2013, in Heritage Hall Health Care in Broken
Bow. She was born Dec. 1, 1919, in Alliance. Her parents, Dr. George J. Hand and Nellie Luton of Alliance preceded her in death.
Darlene graduated from Alliance High School in 1938. She married Jack O Gericke in 1939, and he preceded her in death in 1973.
Darlene worked as a bookkeeper in several businesses in Alliance through the years and in 1973 she was house keeper for the Holy Rosary Rectory for nine years.

Bill to raise minimum wage debated

February 6, 2014

LINCOLN--Nebraska's minimum wage was the hot-button issue in Monday's Business and Labor Committee hearing. The committee heard
testimony on two proposals--Legislative Bills 943 and Bill 947--and most witnesses stood in favor of them. But opponents said raising the
minimum wage could hurt the economy, workers and small businesses.

If passed, LB943 would raise the state minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 an