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December 24th

Gerald E. Pierson, 86

December 24, 2014

Gerald E. Pierson, 86, of Arcadia passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at the Rose Lane Home in Loup City.

Funeral Services were Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at the Arcadia United Methodist Church. The Reverend Dr. Jeff D. Hale officiated. Burial was in the Arcadia Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Arcadia Rescue Unit or the Gathering Place.

Ord Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Bertini Talbot, 105

December 24, 2014

December 15, 2014, Bertini Joyner Talbot passed away peacefully at Heritage Hall at JMMC where she had lived for the past five years. Those who knew her know firsthand how loving, kind and gracious she was, and she will be sorely missed by so very many people. Her love and grace made her one of a kind and she can now be at peace with her Savior.

Bertini was born April 12, 1909, to parents, Grove Ortello Joyner and Rosella Fodge Joyner in the family home just north of North Park School. She was educated in the Broken Bow school system and also studied at the University of Nebraska.

December 18th

Berl Donald Klitzman, 87

December 18, 2014

Berl Klitzman son of Wilbur and Margretta (McClellen) Klitzman was born at home in Ansley, (delivered by his grandmother, Sarah (Eggleston) Klitzman) Aug. 28, 1927.

Berl grew up in Ansley, attending school there and in 1944 began a lifetime of work on the railroad. He worked the area of Alliance to Hazard for 44 years. Berl worked for CB&Q (Chicago Burlington and Quincy) railroad in 1944. CB&Q changed in the 1960’s to Burlington Northern. Burlington Northern merged with Santa Fe Railroad in 1989. Berl retired after the merger.

Michael Flynn, 57

December 18, 2014

Michael Flynn, age 57, of Blue Hill, died Thursday Dec. 11, 2014, peacefully at his home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating.

Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

Eugene Franklin Thomas, 91

December 18, 2014

Eugene Franklin Thomas, formerly of the Westerville area, passed from this life in Broken Bow, Dec. 9, at the age of 91.

Born March 13, 1923, to Otho Ohio and Cennie (Christen) Thomas, Eugene spent his younger years in the Dale Valley area near Merna, on the family ranch. He attended elementary school at Dale and graduated from Merna High School.

As a young man, he asked a friend to introduce him to a pretty young school teacher, Ruby Darlene McEwen; and on Jan. 12, 1946, they were married in Phillipsburg, Kan.

Wanda N. Jones, 74

December 18, 2014

Wanda N. Jones, age 74 of Lincoln, died Wednesday Dec. 3, 2014.

Born in Broken Bow to Clifford and Waneta (Pritchard) Martin.

Wanda retired from GMAC after 32 years and was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.

She loved every moment that she got to spend with her grandchildren and she enjoyed looking after her rose garden.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and step-father, Dr. Boyd Crable.

She is survived by her husband, Don; sons Jeff (Marlys), and Mike (Tracy); grandchildren, Sean, Sam and Max; her great-grandson; and sister, Shirley (Cecil) Mattox.

December 15th

Bull Buyers Update

December 15, 2014

Bull buyers update in Thedford cancelled due to the weather.

Bull Buyers Update

December 15, 2014

Bull buyers update in Thedford cancelled due to the weather.

December 11th

Callaway One Act takes runner-up at state

December 11, 2014

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.

Elsmere cowboy takes the lead at the NFR in Las Vegas

December 11, 2014

LAS VEGAS – Cort Scheer doesn’t pay attention to the numbers.
He’s in Las Vegas to ride bucking horses, and that’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.

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