March 4th, 2013
LINCOLN â€“ Teresa Scanlan made history as the first Nebraskan named Miss America in 2011. Now through Sept. 3, her dresses, shoes and jewelry will be displayed at the Nebraska History Museum.
â€śWhen people think of Nebraska history, they think of things that are old and dusty,â€ť said Tina Koeppe, exhibition services coordinator at the Nebraska History Museum. â€śThis is definitely not the case.â€ť
Mardelle C. Ellis, age 80, of Broken Bow, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at the Jennie Melham Hospital in Broken Bow. A Memorial Service will be Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Broken Bow with Minister Kathy Salts officiating. Memorials are suggested to the Our Saviour Lutheran Church.
Mardelle C. Ellis was born Nov. 30, 1932, to Harvey and Amelia (Frevert) Larsen at Wayne. She was married to Warren Ellis March 30, 1951 at Wayne.
The Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director. Donnis Bullock of Cozad has accepted the position and beginning March 13 sheâ€™ll be on the job.
Her appointment was officially announced Feb. 23 at the Chamberâ€™s Annual Banquet.
She says she is excited about being part of the energy that has contributed to Broken Bowâ€™s growth. Her husband Chip, is the branch manager for Horizon Ag in Custer County.
â€śI feel like Iâ€™ve been an outsider looking in and now I want to be part of that energy,â€ť Donnis (prounced just like Dennis only with an o) said.
LINCOLN â€“ The 26th annual 5-day Tour de Nebraska bicycle ride will head to beautiful central Nebraska on its 306-mile round trip journey, June 19-23, 2013. Approximately 300 cyclists will leave Doniphan on Wednesday, June 19 and camp overnight in Loup City, Callaway, Holdrege and Blue Hill.
â€śWe are very excited about the route this yearâ€”because we will be riding on some quiet roads that wind through some of the most beautiful areas in the state,â€ť according to Susan Larson Rodenburg, who organizes the tour with her husband, Rich.
LINCOLN â€“ Guns, drugs and flying lanterns were among legislative bills debated during the Nebraska Legislatureâ€™s Judiciary Committee hearings, Thursday, Feb. 28.
LB390, sponsored by Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial would remove the Nebraska governor's powers to take guns and ammunition under the Emergency Management Act.
â€śItâ€™s the times of emergency that you need (guns) the most to protect your own self,â€ť he said.
A/M grad returns home -
Terisa Gilligan doesnâ€™t exactly fit the image most would have of a probation officer. But that does not deter her from doing her job.
The 2006 Anselmo-Merna High School graduate began her duties as probation officer in Custer County in September 2011 - though she says that was not her first career choice.
After high school, Terisa went to McCook Community College where she was a member of the volleyball team. After one year in McCook she transferred to Mid Plains Community College in North Platte, where she earned her associateâ€™s degree.
The Broken Bow Planning Commission was greeted by a host of visitors during their monthly meeting Feb. 22 in the Broken Bow Municipal Building. On the agenda were three separate requests involving plans for multi-family housing within the city.
Up first was Brad Quackenbush, addressing the board in regards to a property he owns at 437 North 12th Street. The structure is currently set up as a duplex, however Quackenbush is in the process of renovating the property and dividing it into three or four units, requiring permission from the commission.
Kristina Allen, 19, of Callaway, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in an automobile accident near Giltner.
She was born June 12, 1993, in North Platte, to David Allen and Ann Marie Dauel. Kristina attended grade school in Florida and middle school at Fort Walton Beach, Fla. She moved to Callaway in 2007, where she attended school and graduated with the class of 2012.
Dennis Andrew Seidel, 55, of Sargent, died Feb. 24, 2013, at the Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow, as the result of a tractor accident.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at the Sargent Public School in Sargent. Burial will be in the Somerford Cemetery near Sargent. Pastor Alan Petersen will officiate. A memorial visitation will be from 5 â€“ 7 p.m. Thursday at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Sargent Veteranâ€™s Memorial.
Margie Ann Peterson, 84 of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Broken Bow, NE died Feb. 19, 2013, at her daughters home in Cedar Rapids from kidney failure. Funeral services were Feb. 23, 2013, at the Church of Christ in Broken Bow with Minister Jerry Rickets officiating. Inurnment will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery at a later date. Iverson Memorial Chapel of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.
Margie was born in Primrose, Aug. 15, 1928, the daughter of Emery and Clara (Aerhart) Cunningham. She grew up around the Spalding area with her parents, two sisters and a brother.