April 15th, 2013
Lawrence Niel Swartz, 74 of Oconto, died Sunday,April 14, 2013, at Callaway District Hospital. Memorial services will be Friday, April 19, 2013, at 4 p.m. at the Oconto Community Center in Oconto. A potluck will follow the service at 6 p.m. Lawrence is survived by his wife, Darlene; daughter, Margaret; son, Lawrence Thomas; numberous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and his brothers and sisters. He is also survived by his three special boys across the street.
Though it was firmly believed he was long gone from the area, folks in the area still felt a bit uneasy at the thought of a fugitive on the loose in their neighborhood. People across a number of states can now breathe a collective sigh of relief with the announcement that Lloyd Emer Tabor III has been captured.
LINCOLN - Nebraska lawmakers continued consideration of bills on a wide range of subjects this week. Â Hereâ€™s a roundup of some of them:
LB44: This bill advanced on a 30-2 vote Thursday. Sponsored by Sen. Brad Ashford of Omaha, the bill would set a 40-year minimum prison sentence for juveniles committing a 1A felony, which includes serious crimes such as murder, rape or kidnapping. Juveniles committing these crimes could still be able to be sentenced to life without parole.
ARCADIA -- The building needed to come down and the department wanted the training ... With that in mind, on April 7 the community of Arcadia had a house fire, and all for a good cause. With the house on Main Street gone, Arcadia can now make way for a new fire hall.
â€śIt was amazing to watch,â€ť said Fire Board President Steve Kaps. â€śI couldnâ€™t believe how long it took to get everything out and then how long it took to put everything back.â€ť
Two weeks ago, the announcement was made that The Casey Donahew Band would be headlining the entertainment at the 2013 Custer County Fair. This week another announcement was made of the act that will open the show and round out an evening of top-notch country music.
Kristen Kelly has recently burst onto the country music scene, and if you watched the Country Music Awards Sunday night you may have seen her as she was interviewed on the red carpet prior to the show. Kristen will open for The Casey Donahew Band in front of the grandstands at the Custer County Fair Tuesday night, July 30.
Fred A. Lewandowski, 82, of Ansley, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the Grand Island Veterans Home in Grand Island.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Josaphat's Catholic Church in Loup City. The Rev. Marty Egging will officiate. Inurnment will be at 1 p.m. at the Arcadia Cemetery in Arcadia, with graveside military honors by American Legion Post 48 of Loup City.
Visitation will be Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, with a 6 p.m. vigil service. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is in charge of the arrangements.
It was quite a week last week in the world of college sports. Overall, it wasn't a very positive one. The biggest story splashed across people's screens was the story of Mike Rice, the Rutgers mens basketball coach, after a video emerged of him shoving, cursing at and throwing balls at his players during a practice this past season. He could also be seen calling them homophobic slurs.
Though still just in the preliminary planning stages, the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce took steps Tuesday toward hosting a new event in the community this summer.
At Tuesdayâ€™s City Council meeting, Chamber Director Donnis Hueftle-Bullock presented a request for the Chamber to host a street dance and beer garden July 12, in conjunction with Crazy Days. Early plans are to have the event on South C Street, between South 8th and South 9th Avenues.
LINCOLN â€“ Juveniles convicted of Class 1A felonies would face a 40-year minimum prison sentence under a compromise Nebraska lawmakers agreed to Tuesday after nearly eight hours of debate.
Sen. Brad Ashford of Omaha introduced a bill (LB44), along with a committee amendment (AM151), that would have made the minimum sentence 30 years and the maximum sentence life without parole.
Funeral services for Lyle Eugene Peltzer, 75, of Broken Bow were held at Govier Brothers Mortuary with Pastors Doug Jones and Todd Karges officiating. Pastor Karges was also the vocalist. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Masonic rites were given.
Lyle passed away at Heritage Hall in Broken Bow April 3, 2013, after a brief illness, at the age of 75 years, five months and 17 days.