Archive - 2014
Bull buyers update in Thedford cancelled due to the weather.
Congratulations to Callaway and Thedford High School for their performances at the State One Act competition in Norfolk Dec. 10.
Callaway's production of "Goldilocks on Trial" (a play by Ed Monk) placed second. Callaway won the D2-3 district competition to earn their spot at state. Callaway's play was directed by Darin Ellis with the assistance of Leigh Ann Wilcher and Suzi Campbell.
Thedford placed fourth at state. They won their district, D2-5 with their play "FREAK." Their play was directed by Jane Haake with the assistance of Kristi Briggs.
LAS VEGAS â€“ Cort Scheer doesnâ€™t pay attention to the numbers.
Heâ€™s in Las Vegas to ride bucking horses, and thatâ€™s all that matters to the Elsmere, Neb., cowboy. His goal is the gold buckle awarded to the world champion saddle bronc rider, and all those numbers that decide that will work out.
Huskers players are happy to be back at practice
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” The start of bowl practice brought a sense of normalcy to a Nebraska team that has experienced a range of emotions in the days since the firing of Bo Pelini and hiring of Mike Riley.
Interim coach Barney Cotton said after Wednesday's one-hour workout that he was proud of the effort the players showed under the circumstances.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) â€” Aside from increased demand for corn to make food sweeteners and a boost in soybean exports, the U.S. Department of Agriculture made few adjustments to Wednesday's crop update.
Some analysts expect that the USDA may adjust the number of corn acres planted, which currently exceeds the agency's estimates by about 5 million acres.
Luetta Aleen Wenquist Peterson was born Feb. 5, 1947, to Morris and Pauline Wenquist in Broken Bow. She left for her heavenly home Dec. 7, 2014, at her home in rural Gothenburg from complications of a 16 month battle with metastatic breast cancer.
Luetta grew up in Broken Bow participating in many musical endeavors and graduating with the class of 1965. While in school set met her husband, Jerry, playing cornet in the Southwest Conference Band Clinic. They were married Aug. 31, 1968, in Broken Bow.
Hazel (or as family knew her, Helen) was born as the oldest child Feb. 10, 1917, to Oliver and Nora (Huffman) Forrester. She was born in a sod house in Thomas County, north of Stapleton. She passed from this life at the Callaway Good Life Center Dec. 7, 2014, at the age of 97.
She moved with her parents to Arnold, about 1925, where she joined the Arnold Methodist Church on Easter, 1932, and attended Arnold Public Schools, graduating in 1934.
Beth Rains, age 89 of Broken Bow, passed away Dec. 5, 2014, at the Jennie M. Melham MemorialMedical Center in Broken Bow.
Elizabeth Ann (Leberman) Rains was born June 2, 1925, at Culbertson, the daughter of Rex Hugo Leberman and Eola(Page) Leberman.Â
She attended grade school at Gering, and graduated from Sidney High School in 1943.Â
She soon entered nursesâ€™ training at West Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Scottsbluff, graduating in January 1946.Â
Vernon Lee Souders, age 77, died Nov. 30, 2014, in McMinnville, Ore.
The second son of Vernon and Helen (Kellenbarger) Souders, he was born Dec. 10, 1936, in Merna. His sister was born several years later.
Raised in Ortello Valley south of Anselmo, he attended local rural schools, graduated from Merna High School in 1954, and took his BS in geology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) in 1958.
Howard Pracht, age 89 of Broken Bow, died Dec. 1, 2014, at his home.
Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in the First Baptist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev.Jurdan Counts officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the Gideonâ€™s Bibles or the First Baptist Church.