January 11th, 2013
Travis Sterner of Merna and Wynne Klug of Columbus were united in marriage by the Rev. Aaron Witt Nov. 17, 2012, at Christ Lutheran Church in rural Columbus.
Parents of the couple are Ed Sterner of North Platte and Linda Sterner of Merna, and Jim and Ivy Klug of Columbus. Grandparents are Marvin and Esther Sterner, and Everett and Arlene Moninger of Merna, and Ruth Bakenhus of Columbus.
Julia Amanda Dobesh and Alex David Bauer were united in marriage July 27, 2012, in a 4:30 p.m. ceremony at Christ United Methodist Church in Lincoln.
The bride is the daughter of Dale and Kathy Dobesh of Ansley. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Kearney and is currently employed at US Bank.
Grandparents of the bride are Virgil and Edith Ann Sims of Holdrege and Glenn and Jo Rhode of Sumner.
Linda Lee Kettleborough, age 72, of Merna, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be given to the Merna Rescue Unit.
Dana C. Mills, 88, St. Joseph, Mo., passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Saxton Riverside Country Villa.
Dana was born Nov. 1, 1924, in Westerville, to the late Frank and S. Bertha Mills. He was a graduate of Westerville High School. He served in the U.S. Navy 1943-1946 in the South Pacific during World War II.
He received the Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal (one silver, eight bronze stars), Navy Occupation Service Medal/ Asia Combat Action Ribbon, and the Philippine Liberation.
Jerry Andrew Tapper, the youngest of three children, was born in Chicago, Ill., to Warren and Ethel Tapper Oct. 27, 1956. He departed this world Dec. 29, 2012.
He leaves to mourn his passing his sister, Joyce Stewart and husband Dick; nephews, Cory Stewart and his wife Gabrielle, Adam Stewart and his wife Erin; grand-nephew, Mason; grand-nieces, Hailey, Chloe, Emma and Courtney; special friends, Laura and Leroy Lindner; his MNIS family, and a host of community friends.
David C. Eberle, 67 years of age from Minden, died Jan. 1, 2013, at the Kearney County Health Services-Hospital shortly after being admitted.
David was born Jan. 24, 1945, in Mason City, to Charles and Marie (Nielsen) Eberle. He grew up in the Mason City area and attended school in Mason City. He moved to Broken Bow and worked at Becton-Dickinson.
September 17, 1967, he married Elaine Garska and they moved to Minden in 1970. David worked for Miller the Driller, Minden CO-OP and then for Cargill in Heartwell until retiring in 2006 due to poor health.
Marjorie Ann (Timmons) Sprouse, 82 of West Valley City, Utah, died at the home of her daughter, Connie, Nov. 1, 2012. Marjories was born Aug. 17, 1930, at Oconto to George Curtis Timmons and Rachel Mae Nichols Timmons.
She is survived by her three daughters, Judy Tippets, and Becky (Ron) Korell of Lovell, Wyo., and Connie (Peter) Salm of West Valley City, Utah; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex Sprouse; brothers, Raymond, Kenneth, Donald and Roberts; and sisters, Dollie Middleton, Iva Gardner and Annabelle Rogers.
Leta Deloris Isbrandtsen, 86, of the Grand Island Veterans Home, formerly of Sargent, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at the Grand Island Veterans Home.
Services were Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Curran Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Chad Bolin officiating. Burial was in the Nebraska Veterans Home Memorial Cemetery with Curran Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.
Leta was born Oct. 15, 1926, at Milford. She is the daughter of Paul and Clara (Kuester) Wittmuss.
Becky Pearson, PT, and staff want you to get up and get moving.
She says she and her staff are âjust a littleâ competitive, so when they started talking about putting together a weight loss challenge of their own and presented the idea out to a few of their clients, the idea blossomed.
âWe were all trying to eat a little healthier and were going to organize an internal (in office) challenge when others said theyâd like to join in,â explained Pearson.
Theirs is a journey that began 12 years ago, and culminated with the arrival of the greatest Christmas gift either could ever receive - a baby. Shasta and Marty Leggettâs story is one of heartache and triumph.
The young couple - she a Broken Bow High School grad, he an Anselmo-Merna grad - were married in September 2000. Though they had not made a conscious decision to start a family right away they werenât opposed to the idea, and in December 2001 Shasta found out she was pregnant. However, their joy soon turned to sorrow when just eight weeks later she experienced a miscarriage.