September 5th, 2013
As this school year gets underway, there is one group of students who is seeing a reduction in services - and it happens to be our youngest.
March 1, 2013, budget sequestration went into effect, forcing across-the-board cuts in several federal spending categories. For Head Start, that translated into a 5.27-percent budget cut to individual grants across the nation.Â
The monthly testing of the tornado sirens in the city of Broken Bow was changed this month from the first Tuesday of the month (today) to Thursday, Sept. 5. Part of the reason for that change was to allow the newly installed sirens in town to be tested with the others.
Week one of college football got off to a wild start as some things went as expected and some results we're as surprise.
Anselmo-Merna 34, South Loup 12
Burwell 49, Ansley-Litchfield 20
Twin Loup 56, Chambers Wheeler Central 22
Silver Lake 64, Arcadia 25
Anselmo-Merna put the South Loup Bobcats away early, taking a 34-0 lead after the first quarter and would go on to win 34-12 .
Anselmo-Merna coach Matt McGinn was pleased with the way his team ran its new up-tempo, no huddle style offense the first time out in a live game.
"With a new offensive scheme, I thought our kids really did well," McGinn said. "The first time out, there's a lot of things that the coaching staff will look for and there's some stuff we have to fix. I also thought our defense played really well."
John Richmond Lee was born Oct. 27, 1944, in Valentine, to Marion and Margaret Richmond Lee. He passed away Aug. 17, 2013, at Bryan LGH Hospital in Lincoln.
John attended grade school at Brownlee and later graduated from Valentine High School. September 26, 1964, John married Kay Anderson in Hastings. To this union three children were born.
John was a lifelong rancher in Cherry County; he loved the outdoors, and was an avid artifact hunter and a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
Kenneth D. Kingston passed peacefully in the early morning of Aug. 22, 2013, in Omaha.
Ken, a longtime resident of Columbus, will be eternally remembered for his kind, encouraging words and love for family. He had great pride in each of his five grandchildren. He also shared a strong passion for baseball and the Huskers.
Born in Pender to Ernest and Faye Kingston, Ken served in the US Army during WW II. Wounded, he was decorated with the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for military heroism and achievement.
Maxine Illingworth, age 96 of Broken Bow, died Aug. 25, 2013, at her home. Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Govier Brothers Mortuary with the Rev. Todd Karges and Chaplain Steve Shanno officiating. Interment was in the West Union Cemetery. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.
Glen Wayne Alspaugh, age 80, loved God, family and writing poetry. Glen passed from this life June 19, 2013, at his home with his wife by his side, as a result of a brave battle with cancer.
Glen was born to Lewis and Frances (Varana) Alspaugh May 22, 1933, at the home of his grandparents at Cumro. Glen spent his childhood with his parents and siblings in Custer County on a farm near Callaway. His family moved to Broken Bow in 1941 and spent the World War II years in Broken Bow attending school there.
Claude Wayne Allbright, 83, of Lexington, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013,
at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Claude was born June 28, 1930, near Anselmo, in the Keota Community, to Alpha Morgan and Violet May (Deal) Allbright. Keota is where Claude attended school for eight years. In 1943, the family moved to a place east of Broken Bow. Claude finished the 8th grade there at the Dutchman Valley School.