June 7th, 2012
Jill Nicole Portsche, 32, of Lincoln, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Jill was born June 23, 1979, in Lincoln to Paul D. & Susan J. (Bayer) Portsche. She was a graduate of Lincoln East High School.
Jill worked at Community Alternative Network. She was a member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 4-H Riding Club and the Special Olympics - Lincoln Choo Choo Teens. In 1985, Jill was a member of the Special Olympics National Unified Bowling Championship Team in Tulsa, Okla.
Shirley (Hoxsey) (Wilson) Evans passed away Monday, May 28, 2012. Born to James Dwyer (Doc) and Georgia Josephine Hoxsey Jan. 20, 1924, she grew up in Red Cloud. The precocious only child of her parents, she graduated from Red Cloud High School, and went to Hastings College before her marriage to Kenneth Robert (Bud) Wilson, Jr., from Denver, Colo.
They never thought it would happen to them.
Hunter Campbell saw the oncoming pickup truck in their lane headed straight for them. He thought they would be able to swerve out of the way in time. It wasn't long after impact he realized how wrong he was.
"I remember (Zane) Harvey trying to swerve out of the way, but there just wasn't time," Campbell said. "I don't think I blacked out at any point, but once I looked up and saw everyone moaning, I crawled out the back and it was just me and Grayson (Minnick) out there."
The Spirit softball team picked up two wins on back-to-back nights, beating Ord 11-9 Monday night and North Loup 8-0 Tuesday night. Against Ord, the Spirit took an 11-5 lead into the 7th and final inning. Ord put four runs on the board, but Broken Bow hung on for the victory. In the 8-0 win over North Loup, only one batter reached base and pitcher Hannah Evans struck out three batters while allowing no walks. 1st baseman Sami Gaston and shortstop/center fielder Kelsie Myers each had two RBI's.
Preliminary autopsy results on the drivers of the two vehicles involved in Fridayâ€™s head-on collision near Ansley which killed three men, have been received by Custer County Attorney Tami Schendt.
Schendt says the preliminary findings indicate that 70-year-old Albert Sherbeck, of Ansley, died as the result of multiple blunt force trauma due to the accident. However, the report also indicates severe cardiovascular disease which may have been a contributing factor to the accident.
An estimated crowd of 300 people met at the Broken Bow High School football field Monday evening in a display of love and support for the two coaches lost last week, and the three student athletes who remain hospitalized with injuries resulting from last Friday's accident.
Zane Harvey died June 1, 2012 as a result of a tragic accident while driving a school van filled with the Broken Bow boys basketball team back home from a basketball camp.
Born Jan 8, 1974 in Broken Bow, to Robert and Monica (Scott) Harvey, Zane grew up in Stapleton, and graduated from Stapleton High School in 1992. During high school he spent the summers working on the Diamond Bar Ranch.
Anthony Dale Blum, 24 years of age from Broken Bow, formerly of the Hildreth-Minden area, died Friday, June 1, 2012, as a result of a traffic accident near Ansley. Anthony was born Aug. 8, 1987, in Minden, to Dale and Jane (Schwartz) Blum. He grew up in the Hildreth-Minden area and graduated from Minden High School in 2006. Anthony attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a bachelor's degree in business education.
They never thought it would happen to them.
Hunter Campbell saw the oncoming pickup truck in their lane headed straight for them. He thought they would be able to swerve out of the way in time. It wasn't long after impact that he realized how wrong he was.
"I remember Harvey trying to swerve out of the way, but there just wasn't time," Campbell said. "I don't think I blacked out at any point, but once I looked up and saw everyone moaning, I crawled out the back and it was just me and Grayson (Minnick) out there."
The community of Broken Bow came together Saturday morning at the City Square for a time of remembrance and reflection following a tragic accident Friday afternoon that claimed the lives of two Broken Bow teachers and coaches, and an Ansley man. Coach Zane Harvey, 38, Coach Anthony Blum, 24, and Albert Sherbeck, 70, were killed in the accident on Highway 2 one mile west of Ansley shortly before 4 p.m. Friday.