February 14th, 2013
Every time Mullen senior Logan Ginkens steps on the basketball court, it isn't just the opposing team he will have to battle that night.
Ginkens was born with bilateral club feet, a condition causing the ankle to point downward and the toes to be pulled toward the inner leg and the bottom of the foot to face inward instead of downward. In addition, the tendons on the inside of the leg are shortened and the Achilles tendon is tighter than on an average human leg.
The feet are also usually very short and wide.
UPDATE: The jury in the case of Trent Esch, 36 of Broken Bow, reached a unanimous verdict of guilty on both counts - felony criminal mischief, and use of a deadly weapon to commit felony criminal mischief. The jury was handed the case for deliberation at 12:07 p.m. today, and returned with the verdict at 2:31 p.m. Sentencing for Esch was set for March 21 at 9:30 a.m. Stay tuned for more details to come.
According to AccuWeather.com (see the upper right hand corner of this website) A blizzard warning remains in effect until midnight tonight
Anselmo-Merna Public Schools â€“ 10 a.m. late start Monday, no a.m. preschool
Ansley Public Schools â€“ 10 a.m. late start Monday, buses run accordingly
Arcadia Public Schools â€“ 10 a.m. last start Monday, buses run accordingly, no preschool
Arnold Public Schools â€“ 10 a.m. late start, buses run accordingly, no preschool
Burwell Public Schools â€“ 10 a.m. late start Monday.
Loup County Public Schools â€“ 10 a.m. late start Monday
Area Schools qualified 18 wrestlers for the state tournament in Omaha Feb. 14-16 at the Centuylink Center. Sargent Burwell sent the most with seven and Anselmo-Merna's Jake Wells has the best record going into state at 36-0.
Jake Wells (36-0)- 160
Clinten Fales (26-19)- 285
Bo Slingsby (24-13)- 120
Matt Eberle (25-14)- 220
Calvin Frerichs (37-3)- 152
Grant Clausen (36-8)- 285
Garret Dockweiler (29-7)- 160
Justin Miller (33-9)- 120
Evan Gideon (38-6)- 132
Ansley-Litchfield 49 Anselmo-Merna 47
Twin Loup 50 ENLS 41
Sandhills/Thedford 59 Cody Kilgore 22
Overton 63 SEM 32
Cozad 69 Broken Bow 52
Arcadia vs South Loup Score not in yet
Ansley-Litchfield 47 Anselmo-Merna 29
ENLS 39 Twin Loup 36
Sandhills/Thedford 68 Cody Kilgore 24
SEM 35 Overton 33
Cozad 56 Broken Bow 45
Arcadia vs South Loup Score not in yet
Ever since Broken Bow high school senior Levi French would join his Dad, Lynn on joy flights as a young child, he had always dreamed that he too would be able to take control and take to the air.
It won't be long now before French will be able to make that dream a reality. French has already earned his student pilot license, which allows him to fly by himself within a 40-mile radius of Broken Bow and is able to go longer distances with his instructor or Lynn, who has a full-time private pilot's license.
James, Karen and Michael Blakeman of Eaton, Colo., have welcomed Jaime Elizabeth into their home. Jaime arrived Jan. 7, 2013, weighing in at 7 pounds 5 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Mike and Janet Six. Paternal grandparents are Bob and Judy Blakeman.
Elmer LeRoy Geiser was born June 27, 1923, to Elmer Charles and Vera Fern (Phifer) Geiser on their ranch northeast of Arnold. He was the second of seven children.
Bub became known by the nickname he acquired as a young child. He was called â€śLittle Brotherâ€ť which came out sounding like â€śLittle Bubberâ€ť.
He attended Arnold High School and graduated in 1940.
June Mehal, 90, of Pompano Beach, Fla., passed away Feb. 2, 2013, in Bradenton, Fla., where she had been a resident for the past year at the Summerfield Assisted Living Home.
Leila Johnson, age 96, of rural Anselmo, died Thursday Jan. 31, 2013, at her home near Anselmo.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mary Jane Gockley officiating. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery at Merna, with Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow in charge of arrangements.Memorials may be made to the Broken Bow Library.
Leila Johnson was born June 22, 1916 in Gross, Nebr., to Carl Antoine and Ruth (Keller) Micheel. She grew up and attended school in the Thedford and Wood Lake communities.