April 1st, 2012
Haze continued over Broken Bow on Sunday following Saturdayâ€™s series of prescribed burns in the vicinity of the community.
Prescribed or controlled burning is a tool used by landowners to improve their grasslands. According to the USDA, prescribed burning is accomplished through a combination of head fires, firebreaks, fireguards, flank fires and back fires. A good control burn is well-planned. Natural barriers, such as streams, roads, etc. are used whenever possible.
NMPP Energy awarded the city of Broken Bow with a Project of the Year Award in the 1,501-5,000 population category for its LED city light conversion project at its 37th Annual Meeting and Conference in Hastings, March 28.
The award is presented annually to honor a project or program by an NMPP Energy member community that creates a more cohesive community, whether it is a project created for the entire community or one that makes it easier for city staff and employees to serve their customers.
Nelda "Babe" (Keller) Terry, age 68, of Riverside, Calif,, died Friday, March 9, 2012. She was born Jan. 1, 1944, in Broken Bow, Willard and Myra (Patterson) Keller.
Georgetta Lynn â€śJoâ€ť Kelly, 38, of Cozad, died Monday, March 19, 2012, at the Cozad Community Hospital in Cozad.
Jo was born Nov. 2, 1973, in Beatrice, to David and Susan (Wolfe) Andersen. She obtained her GED in 2009.
Oct. 20, 1992, she was united in marriage to Ryan D. Kelly at the United Methodist Church in Eddyville. They made their home in and around the Lexington area. To this union three children were born; Justine, Austin and Briana Jo.
Carolyn Ann Collier passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney March 21, 2012. She was born Sept. 7, 1940, to Walter and Vera (Fichter) Rieber on their family farm near Minden, Iowa.
The family moved to Blaine County, Dec. 12, 1947. She attended school in Dunning, Brewster and Taylor. She was active in volleyball and enjoyed attending dances.
She married Irvin Pollard June 24, 1957, and to this union was born a son, Kirk, and a daughter, Karla.
Dr. Robert R. Koefoot, 89, long time medical surgeon of Grand Island, died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Riverside Lodge with his family at his side.
Services were March 26, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Caroline Price-Gibson officiating. Burial was in Grand Island City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church, Grand Island. Apfel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Patricia â€śPatâ€ť Dee Crow, 76 of Arnold, went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 25, 2012, at her home in Arnold.
Pat was born Aug. 30, 1935, at the Arnold Hospital to Edgar and Cleo (Spratt) Deterding. She graduated from the Arnold High School in 1953.
She married Darrell L. Crow at Arnold May 10, 1953. Four children were born to this union; Penny, Joy, Allen and Cindy.
Retired Army MSgt. Walter F. Blake, 89, of Dannebrog was greeted in heaven by family and friends Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.
Services will be 10 am, Friday, March 30, 2012, at the First Baptist Church Family Center in Dannebrog with the Rev. Barry Arndt officiating. Interment will be at 3 p.m., Friday in Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Visitation will be Thursday, from 5 - 7 p.m. with a friends and family remembrance service to be held at 7 p.m. at the church.
Dr. Robert Leroy Ayres of Frederick, Md., died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Marilyn Ayres.
Bom July 4, 1941 in Comstock, Bob was the son of the late Leroy and Nellie Ayres. He graduated high school from Albany Union High in Albany, Ore. He worked several years as a butcherâ€™s assistant, grocery clerk, and heavy equipment operator to earn the money for college.
Dorothy Drake Pollard, age 93, formerly of Milburn area, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at the Valley County Hospital in Ord.
Funeral services were Friday, March 23, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Don Schauda officiating. Burial was in the Moulton Cemetery west of Taylor Memorials may be given to the Dorothy Pollard Memorial Fund. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.