November 19th, 2012
In July 2006, the 1074th Transportation Company of the Army National Guard deployed to Iraq. Gene Hendricks of Broken Bow was a member of that unit - it was his first overseas deployment. It was also the first deployment for a young soldier from McCook, named Randy Matheny.
Unfortunately, Matheny did not make it home with the rest of his unit.
HALSEY - - The Bessey Ranger District has Christmas tree permits available for sale again this year, beginning November 19th at their office from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Bessey office is located at 40637 River Loop, near Halsey.
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the percentage of households headed by older adults has grown significantly over the last half century. The share of householders age 75 and older grew from 6 percent in 1960 to 10 percent in 2012.
Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) is once again helping to collect cards for the Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program which gives Americans the opportunity to send holiday greetings and thanks to servicemembers, veterans and their families around the world.
Joanne Kaslon and Trenton Carda, both of Hibbing, Minn., will be united in marriage Nov. 24, 2012, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Ashton.
Parents of the bride-to-be are Jerome and Marcene Kaslon of Ashton. Ronald and Peggy Carda of Weissert are the parents of the future groom. He is the grandson of Leo and DeVohn Peterson of Weissert.
Vivian Ann Dickey, age 79 of Broken Bow, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Heritage Hall in Broken Bow.
Memorial funeral services were Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012, at St. Anselms Catholic Church in Anselmo, with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial was in Saint Anselms Catholic Cemetery, with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include sisters, Delores (Tom) Fetherston of Anselmo,. Wanda (Greg) Nielsen of Valentine, and Norma Dickey of Lincoln; a brother, Gene (Ardyce) Dickey of Cozad, and numerous nephews and neices.
Frances M. Hansen, age 81, of Ansley, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, in Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with Rev. Kathy Salts officiating. Burial was in the Mason City Cemetery, with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements.
RoseZella Rufean Ramsey was born Oct. 3, 1921, at Milburn, one of 10 children of Emma Fern Tyson (Howard) and Ralph Skelton. She passed away at the age of 91.
RoseZella met and married William H. Ramsey while working in Washington, D.C., in 1942. They moved to Wichita, Kan., where Bill was assigned to work at the Boeing airplane company during the war. Following the war, the couple moved back to Broken Bow, where Rose worked for several years for the Custer County Chief. She loved her job at the paper, and maintained a special fondness for Broken Bow throughout her life.
Audrey Jean Mills Eastman, 64, of Topeka, Kan., died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.
She is survived by her husband, Andy Eastman of Topeka, Kan.; sons, Bryan Eastman of Lawrence, Kan., and Nate (Shannon) Eastman; two grandchildren, Mallory and Nolan Eastman of Topeka, Kan.; brother, Morris Mills of Lincoln; sisters, Arlene (John) Oâ€™Neill of Grand Island, Roberta ( Steve) Morrison of Lincoln; nieces and nephews, family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
John Charles Land, 62, of Gwinn, Mich., passed away early Thursday morning, Nov. 8, at his home in the presence of his loving family and under the care of Lake Superior Hospice.