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November 6th, 2014

Wilda Jackson, 77

November 6, 2014

Wilda Jackson, age 77 of Stuart, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at her home.

Funeral services were Saturday Nov. 1, 2014, at the United Methodist Church in Bassett, with the Rev. Rodney Heibrun officiating.

Burial was in the Bassett Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be made to the Newport Community Fire Hall.

Wilda Jackson was born Nov. 4, 1936, at Brewster, to Gwynne and Gertrude (Ewing) Neubauer.

Wilda attended school in Brewster graduating in 1954.

Teddie Trotter, 73

November 6, 2014

Teddie Trotter 73, died Nov. 2, 2014, at home in Broken Bow with his family by his side.

He was born April 24, 1941, at Kimball, to Emery Trotter and Ina (Beards) Trotter.

August 17, 1963, he married Laverna Shears in Armour S.D. To this union three sons were born Travis, Max and Damon.

They made their home in Broken Bow, later moving to his Post Master job in Merriman and his Post Master job in Big Springs and back to Broken Bow.

Ted never knew a stranger and always struck up a conversation with anyone as well as having a smile and making people feel welcome.

Maxine L. Bednarski, 89

November 6, 2014

Maxine L. Bednarski (Weldin) of Broken Bow, was born in Lincoln,
Jan. 29, 1925. Two days later she was adopted by Earl
and Irene Weldin, of Broken Bow, and was to be their only child.

Maxine, or “Mickie,” (what everyone called her), was raised in Broken Bow.

She was well respected for her beautiful coloratura soprano singing voice
and was a regular performer at local events. Her singing career took her to the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she performed
live on the radio at the age of 17. Always the adventurer, she got her pilot’s license at the age of 19.

DeLilah Rose Zimmerman, 81

November 6, 2014

DeLilah Rose Zimmerman, age 81 of Broken Bow, died Saturday Nov. 1, 2014, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.

Funeral services were Tuesday Nov. 4, 2014, at the Evangelical Free Church in Broken Bow with Pastor David Hansen Officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of the arrangements.

Jean Atkinson, 95

November 6, 2014

Jean Atkinson 95, of Gothenburg, died Oct. 20, 2014, at Hilltop Estates, in Gothenburg.

She was born Jan. 9, 1919, in Broken Bow, daughter of Emory and Hazel
(Hammond) Cline.

Jean’s family moved to the Banner Community near Gothenburg. She married
Royal Atkinson April 10, 1940, at Banner Church; to this union two children were born, Peggy and Dee.

They moved to the original Atkinson family homestead and shared the home with Royal’s grandmother.

She was a busy mom and farm wife raising her garden and keeping her yard beautiful.

November 5th

Updated: Broken Bow Teen Found

November 5, 2014

Cody Wiest has been found and is safe. Thanks to all for spreading the search and for your concerns.

The Broken Bow Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing 15 year old. Cody Wiest is 5’2” and 120 lbs. with blond hair.
Last seen Oct. 31, 2014 in Broken Bow, NE
If you have any information about his whereabouts please contact the Broken Bow Police Dept.
Email to
Phone – 308-872-6424

November 4th

Preliminary results for Broken Bow say the office of Mayor stays

November 5, 2014

The preliminary results are in, and according to initial counts, the Broken Bow residents said no to a change in government, casting 530 votes for a change to the manager style of government and 629 votes against.

Cecil Burt gathered 805 votes, Rod Sonnichsen for the East Ward 458 and Cody Schmick for the West Ward 483.

The preliminary counts do not include the provisional ballots, nor do they include all of the absentee ballots.

Ansley's LB840 plan failed 79-67; as did its sales tax request 80-67.

VIDEO: Pete Ricketts delivers acceptance speech

November 4, 2014

Republican Pete Ricketts, a multimillionaire former executive at TD Ameritrade, has been elected governor of Nebraska.

Results from Hooker County

November 4, 2014

Hooker county results are in ... with preliminary local results as follows:

Mullen School Board: Bryan Starr (213); Jason Coble (185) and Mindy Paxton (163)

Village of Mullen Trustees: Glenn R. Garner (117) and Melody McDowell (70)

Hooker County Commissioner - Julie Kraye (224) and Daniel Daibler (184)

Other Hooker County officials were elected as follows: County Clerk - Dave Sullivan (235) and County Sheriff - Wynn Wiens (253) and County Treasurer - Cathryn Nichols (274)

Nebraska voters approve wage rise to $9 per hour

November 4, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Voters have approved a measure raising Nebraska's minimum wage to $9 an hour by 2016.

The measure won Tuesday despite opposition from most Republican officials and business leaders, who argued it would hurt companies and force them to cut jobs.

Supporters countered that the increase from the current minimum wage of $7.25 was needed because Nebraska workers who earn that much are struggling. They contended the increased wage could make a significant difference to workers while causing little harm to businesses.

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