January 20th, 2012
Mary Francis Babcock joined our Lord and Savior Jan. 1, 2012. She was born Dec. 30, 1930, to Frank and Pearl (Gier) Jones in Valentine.
Mary shared her life with 26 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. She was the hub of the family, and friend to all who knew her.
Mary is sruvived by her husband, Walter Babcock of Greeley; daughter, Rhonda Babcock; four sons, Richard Babcock, Danny Nollett, Patrick and wife Michelle Nollett of Greeley, and Jack and wife Carol Nollett of Cheyenne, Wyo.
Adah Darlene Neubauer was born Jan. 18, 1925, to Louis and Delight (Griffith) Neubauer at home on the ranch north of Purdum. She passed away Jan. 9, 2012, in Broken Bow at the age of 86 years, 11 months and 27 days.
Adah was the youngest child in her family and lived all her childhood years on the family ranch. Her mother taught her the first grade at home, due to ill health. She then attended grade school at Elsmere South District 101.
Verlie Larson, age 92 of Broken Bow, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Govier Bros. Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mark Stones officiating. Visitation will be Thursday morning 11 a.m. to noon with the family greeting friends.
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 Salvation Army.
â€˘Broken Bow School Board spends week interviewing and talking with candidates for superintendent.
The Broken Bow Board of Education may have set a new record for the quickest meeting in the books Monday, as they met in a different location and different time that usual.
The only item on the agenda of note was the election of officers for the new year. Michelle Zlomke will serve another term as board president, while Tracy Popp will serve as vice president. John Evans was elected treasurer.
Plans are underway to create major improvements and renovations to two local lakes, boosting the fishing and usability of two of the areas most established parks - Arnold State Park and Victoria Springs State Recreation Area.
The plans were unveiled to the public in an informational meeting Jan. 12, at the Community Center in Arnold, with more than 40 people in attendance.
Project manager Jon Trombino of EA Engineering outlined the plan for each lake project, and began by summarizing the main problems at the lakes.
~ Fish kills from poor oxygen levels
ANSLEY--It was announced last year Ansley and Litchfield would co-op in all sports beginning with boys basketball this winter.
However, it was decided to co-op the rest of activities starting fall of 2012. Currently Litchfield and Ansley play together for the boyâ€™s basketball team, but their girlâ€™s team remains separate.
Talk about an awkward situation when the Ansley and Litchfield girlsâ€™ basketball teams met last week, but a game was still to be played.
Twin Loup 41
SARGENT - - Twin Loup and Anselmo-Merna met in a pivotal Loup Valley Conference match-up that ultimately went to Twin Loup by a score of 41-33
Anselmo-Merna started off fast and outscored the Wolves 12-10 in the first quarter.
However, the second quarter wasn't anything like the first quarter. Both teams struggled to find the basket and the Coyotes scored three points compared to the Wolves two points and the Coyotes would take a 15-12 lead into halftime.
The difference in the game was the third quarter.
Custer County rancher, Jim Jenkins is driving on change, and he is fed up with the status quo. He strongly believes one route to change is through the political process, but following a lifetime of entrepreunearship, he wants to tread down paths less trodden.
With Ben Nelsonâ€™s announcement that he was not going to rerun for the U.S. Senate, Jenkins focused on a seat in the U.S. Senate.
In conversation with the Custer County Chief, as well as through a press release, Jenkins said he is considering placing his name on the ballot.
Not since the days of the old Ben Franklin store downtown has Broken Bow had a place where a seamstress could purchase material, thread and about any sewing notion she could need - until now. Meet Susie Walker, owner of Broken Bow's newest business The Hobby Shack.
Susie and her husband, Mark, moved to Broken Bow in February 2008, when she took a job at BD. Prior to moving here the family had lived in California and Idaho, but it didn't take long for the couple to fall in love with Broken Bow and settle in.
Clay Struempler, age 73 of Loomis, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at the Phelps County Memorial Hospital in Holdrege.
Clay was born Dec. 25, 1938, at the Buffalo community north of Lexington, to Albert and Isabel (Dirksen) Struempler. He attended country school north of Buffalo, and went on to attend high school in Oconto.