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October 30th

Mary Alice Elliott, 90

October 30, 2014

Mary Alice (Cleavenger) Elliott was born May 18, 1924, at Mullen, to Charles and Mary Ann (Mayme) (Totten) Cleavenger. She was the youngest of three children.

Mary passed away at the age of 90 Oct. 26, 2014.

Mary graduated from Mullen High School in 1943. She worked in Johnson’s Grocery Store while in high school and in later years for Dutton’s Store.

She married Almond Dean Elliott in Seattle, Wash., June 17, 1943. To this union five children were born.

Shirley Swanson, 87

October 30, 2014

Shirley Swanson, 87 years of age, from Minden, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at the Bethany Home in Minden. Memorial services will be Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Westminster United
Presbyterian Church in Minden with the Rev. Donald Hunzeker officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley was born July 11, 1927, in Merna, to Kenneth and Helen (Runner) Shultz.

She graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1944 and taught in a one-room school north of Merna.

Bobby R. Sutton, 92

October 30, 2014

Bobby Raymond Sutton, 92, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Burwell. Services will be held at a later date.

Bobby was born Sept. 18, 1922, to Raymond and Ethel (Wells) Sutton on the Sutton Homestead west of Sargent.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an older brother, Sterling; and
brother-in-law, Ken Hilligas.

Les Baller, 69

October 30, 2014

Les Baller of Omaha was born Dec 29, 1944, and passed away Oct 21, 2014

Les was born in Broken Bow. He was Retired Vice President of Underwriting for National Indemnity.

Les was preceded in death by parents, Lester and Helen Baller; sisters, Kay Schweitzer and Reita Alexander.

He is survived by wife, Marilyn K. Baller; daughters, Carrie D’Agosto (Patrick) and Mandi Turner (Steve); grandchildren, Amber and Anna Turner, Vincent and Mia D’Agosto.

Services were Oct. 24, at Lutheran Church of the Master, 2617 S. 114 St., Omaha.

Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park.

October 23rd

Martha L. Whitesel, 94

October 23, 2014

Martha L. Whitesel, 94, of Holdrege, formerly of Miller, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Christian Homes in Holdrege.

Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Miller Methodist Church with Pastor Bonnie Brock officiating.

Burial will be at the Armada Cemetery near Miller.

Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 23 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church in Miller.

Memorials are suggested to the Miller United Methodist Church.

Nedra L. Wilcox, 74

October 23, 2014

Nedra L. Wilcox was born Nov. 11, 1939 and passed away Oct. 14, 2014.

She was preceded in death by daughter, Callie Anne; parents, Ray and Dorothy Brown.

She is survived by husband, Don; daughter, Amy and family; step-children, Greg, Doug, Victoria, Chris and families; sister, Sabra Hughes and family; brother, Doran Brown and family; sister at heart, Patricia Edwards; her special furry family, Sophia, Miss Bear, and Annie.

A memorial service was at St. Paul United Methodist Church Oct. 18, 2014.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to cause or charity of your choice.

Zellamarie ‘Jo’ Stych, 90

October 23, 2014

Zellamarie (Jo) Stych, age 90, of Broken Bow died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at the Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow.

Memorial funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m. in Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Broken Bow with Minister Kathy Salts officiating. Inurnment will be in the Ansley Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Community Connection in Broken Bow.

Zellamarie Stych was born Feb. 14, 1924, in Ansley, to Vern and Louise (Kaelin) Hayes. She graduated from Ansley High School.

October 19th

Pilot program offers alternative in neglect cases

October 19, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials have launched a pilot program to keep more neglected children with their families, as long as steps can be taken to keep them safe.

The program gives parents a chance to avoid law enforcement and the courts if they are deemed a low risk to hurt their children.

October 17th

Update to breaking news: Two men sought in armed robbery in Kearney

October 17, 2014

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Authorities are hunting for two men who robbed the Eaton Federal Credit Union in Kearney.

Police say the robbery occurred around 9:20 a.m. Friday at the Kearney Eaton Employees Federal Credit Union office on East Highway 30. One of the men was armed with a handgun, but no shots were fired and no injuries were reported.

Additional Information: Police say the men got away on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

There are two suspects, both are black males, short hair and thin build.

Third Grade Adventure

October 17, 2014

Adams Land and Cattle and Broken Bow’s third grade class celebrated a milestone this past week. This is the 20th year that the corporation has taken the class under its wing in a partnership program between the company and Broken Bow Public Schools. Part of their sponsorship includes a day trip to the company’s South Lot.

“I love interacting with the kids,” said tour guide, ALCC employee and third grade mom Stephanie Miller, “especially the kids who have never been around corn or beef.”

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