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December 10th

Basketball scores: Dec. 9

December 10, 2011

BOYS BASKETBALL
Adams Central 72, Centura 38
Ainsworth 63, West Holt 55
Alma 50, Wilcox-Hildreth 35
Amherst 66, Loomis 60
Chadron 40, Gordon/Rushville 30
Columbus Scotus 48, Grand Island Central Catholic 43
Elm Creek 51, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 49
Elwood 69, Pleasanton 60
Fullerton 47, Elba/North Loup Scotia 33
Grand Island 48, Fremont 40
Hershey 55, Cozad 52
Kearney 75, Lincoln East 53
Kearney Catholic 64, Ord 44
Lincoln Southeast 40, North Platte 36, OT
Loup City 53, Gibbon 40

December 9th

Boy gives up birthday presents for needy

December 9, 2011

An upcoming birthday became an opportunity for giving for one Broken Bow boy and his friends.
Destry Miller recently celebrated his 10th birthday, and as plans were being made for his party his mom made in interesting suggestion to Destry. Knowing he would be getting gifts from his parents, aunts and uncles, his mom suggested Destry donate the gifts he received from his friends to the Children’s Christmas Fund. Destry agreed.

Search begins for new superintendent

December 9, 2011

The Broken Bow School Board currently has two major issues before them - selecting a new superintendent for the district, and finalizing design plans for the new elementary school project. Both were topics of a special meeting of the board Monday evening.

Bill Doty, 83

December 9, 2011

William C. Doty, age 83 of Broken Bow, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.
Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangements.

Toni M. Turner, 50

December 9, 2011

Toni Marie Turner, age 50 of Broken Bow, passed away Nov. 30, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow. Memorial funeral services will be Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at 2 p.m. in Govier Brothers Mortuary at Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date. A memorial guest book may be signed at Govier Brothers Mortuary Wednesday, Dec 14, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Ed Bolen, 89

December 9, 2011

Edward "Buck" Bolen, age 89 of Anselmo, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
Private family services with military honors were Dec. 5, at the Ft. McPherson Cemetery at Maxwell, with the Rev. Doug Jones officiating. .
Edward "Buck" L. Bolen was born May 28, 1922, at Merna, to Archie Daniel and Edna May (Jacquot) Bolen. He was the youngest of five children. He graduated from Merna High School in 1942.

Carl Elfgren, 73

December 9, 2011

Carl Elfgren passed away at his home in Overton Nov. 30, 2011, at the age of 73.
Carl was born Oct. 20, 1938, in East Killingly, Conn., the second of six children born to Ernest and Dorothy (Oatley) Elfgren. He spent most of his childhood in Connecticut until the summers of 1955 and 1956, when he traveled by covered wagon with his parents, brothers and sisters to Nebraska.
Carl attended school in Connecticut thru his junior year in high school. After moving to Nebraska with his parents he graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1957.

Mabel I. Thurman, 104

December 9, 2011

Mabel Ione Parrish Thurman was born Jan. 3, 1907, on a farm near Bee, Nebr. She passed away Dec. 3, 2011, in McPherson, Kan., at the age of 104 years and 11 months--exactly one month shy of her 105th birthday. Her parents were Julia Etta Lusher Parrish and Arthur Warren Parrish.
In 1909, the family moved to Custer County, onto a farm four miles northwest of Oconto. Mabel attended Lucky Star District 213 and Lower Lodi District 73.

December 7th

E-mail scam threatens life of local woman

December 7, 2011

E-mail scams are nothing new, even to residents of Custer County. But a report of a recent scam in which an area resident’s life was threatened has authorities concerned.

Custer County Sheriff Dan Osmond says a report was made to his office from a Custer County woman, who prefers to remain unidentified, of an e-mail she received in which she was told a close friend of hers had hired this individual to kill her.

In the message, the man told the victim his boys had located her and were watching her, and she was not to contact police.

Ranchers worry about possible hay shortage

December 7, 2011

Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico have suffered drought conditions this past year. Oklahoma is the driest on record since the 1930s. Already devastated by an ongoing drought, Texas was hit hard last summer with out of control wildfires that ravaged agriculture and created billions of dollars in economic damage, the worst on record. Called ‘the Summer from Hell’, the state experienced more than 21,000 wildfires that burned through nearly 3.7 million acres.