November 29th, 2010
Effective Dec. 1, the Broken Bow City Council will be one person down.
Corey Staplesâ€™ resignation was accepted, regretfully, voiced Councilman Scott Spanel at Mondayâ€™s City Council meeting.
â€śIâ€™ve learned a lot, and I thank the council and the city for the opportunity,â€ť Staples said when he was thanked by his fellow board members and presented with a plaque.
The reasons for the resignation centered around his responsibilities at work, Staples said following the meeting.
ARNOLD -- An Arnold centenarian-plus celebrated her birthday Nov. 11 and now into her fourth year past the 100 year mark, this fixture of independence reigns queen with her smile.
Miriam Bower was born Nov. 11, 1906, which means she just celebrated her 104th birthday! With the help of her daughter Ruth, Miriam is able to reside in her own home where sheâ€™s lived since 1937. Ruth assists her mother by checking in on her each day to be sure sheâ€™s taken her pills and to lend a hand with cleaning and meal preparation.
From the woman bold enough to tell Oprah that sheâ€™s wrong, Cinda Baxter stands by her belief to support local economies.
When Cinda first heard that Oprah had broadcast on her show for people to stop buying items of indiscretion, she went straight to her blog sight, Always Upwards, and posted her newest idea. This idea was based on keeping consumers from taking their hard earned dollars out of the community, and spending it at franchises and chains.
The giving season has arrived and the Christmas Fund was thrilled to have its first donation of the season walk through the doors of the Chief last week
Four ladies from the Security State Bank of Ansley arrived with a check for $430 dollars. They came up with the idea last year of giving to the Christmas Fund and the bank promised to match, dollar for dollar, what they as individuals donated. Thanks ladies, we think it was a great idea. Add this to the generosity of several other donors and the Fund in just a few days is now at $705 for the year.
This year marked the 3rd Annual National Guard Appreciation Deer Hunt, founded and organized by Mike Christen.
When asked what inspired Mike to coordinate such an event, he responded by telling that heâ€™d been in the guard for 34 years, though was never deployed. After he retired, he wanted to do some sort of appreciation for other guard members.
Initially, the hunt was set up for two groups, junior and senior members, but this year there were three, including a females only group.
LINCOLN -- A perfect 13-0 season was the goal for the Sargent Bulldogs before and during the season. From one game to the next, the Bulldogs dominated their opponents with speed and physical play on both sides of the ball.
At 12-0, the Bulldogs had one final obstacle in the way of winning Sargentâ€™s first state championship in three attempts. The Bulldogs, Class D2 runners-up in 2000 and 2005 were meeting Howells for the 2010 state championship.
Lois Maurine (Wiberg) Wright was born Jan. 26, 1930, the youngest child of William Daniel Wiberg and Kathryn Stanton Wiberg, in Ord in Valley County. She grew up on a farm in the Mira Valley community south of Ord, where she attended grade school She later moved with her parents into Ord where she attended high school.
Michael Keith Hughes was born Aug. 9, 1949, in Ontario, Ore., to the family of Lyie and Dorothy (Meyers) Hughes. He joined two older sisters, Sherry and Carolyn, and later became big brother to two more sisters, Mary and Judy. Being the only son in a house full of girls led to Mike's advantage because he was always the special one.
Mike passed away Nov. 8, 2010, in Fort Stockton, Texas enroute home to Lockhart, Texas where he has lived for the last 30 years of his life.
Wilma M. Haddix, second child and oldest daughter of Newton and Mae Anna Tykwart Haddix, was born April 29, 1907, at the family farm northeast of Mason City. Wilma died Nov. 13, 2010, at the age of 103 years, 7 months and 15 days. Wilma died at the Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow where she had resided for 25 years.
Wilma attended the country school known as Union School. As so many Haddix children went to that school, it was also known as the Haddix School.
Mary K. Harmon 88, of Grand Island, died Nov. 11, 2010, at Golden LivingCenter Lakeview.
Mrs. Harmon was born May 26, 1922, in Mullen, to Clyde W. and Sofie K. (Johansen) McCully. Mrs. Harmon received her education in Lyman, and graduated from Lyman High School.
She married Oral Harmon June 1, 1940, in Stanford. Mary was a wonderful mother and homemaker. She worked with her husband as they farmed near Morrill for eight years. They then moved near Thedford where they ranched. Oral and Mary moved to Grand Island in 1966.