August 9th, 2012
When the Missoula Childrenâ€™s Theater suddenly cancelled their stop in Broken Bow last spring, some of the parents and their child actors became concerned. When word got out that the local community playhouse would no longer be sponsoring the childrenâ€™s theater, the parents decided to take action.
Laron Lee Wright was born July 19, 1930, to John and Bertha Gosnell Wright on a farm in Lincoln County. He went to country schools in Logan County and graduated from Stapleton High School in 1948.
Steve Collier passed away at his home in Dunning, July 31,2012. Steven Wayne Collier was born to Wayne and Zona Collier in Omaha, Aug. 5, 1947.
The family made their home southwest of Dunning on the Collier family ranch. Steve graduated from Halsey-Dunning High School in 1965.
Following graduation, Steve enlisted in the Army. He was stationed in Fort Sill, Wyo., for two years. Upon honorable discharge from the Army, he returned to Nebraska and made his home in Broken Bow.
He was employed by Wenquist Auto Parts. He later returned to the family ranch where he spent several years.
Orville "Wayne" Williams, 83, of Broken Bow, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012 in Grand Island.
Services were Saturday, Aug. 4, at Govier Brothers Mortuary Chapel in Broken Bow with R.P. Smith officiating. Burial was at the Broken Bow Cemetery.
He was born March 13, 1929, the oldest child of Harry and Bonnie Williams at his grandparents' home, Homer and Lena Fair, in Broken Bow.
He graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1946. October 28, 1949, he married Roberta Mae Manning at Martin, S.D. The couple had four children: Sheila Marie, James Ray, Justin Roy and Echo Kay.
Rolan D. Jensen, 87, of Mason City, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Graveside Service will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Basin Cemetery south of Mason City. Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church in Hazard. The Rev. Dean Hanson will officiate. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the church. Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Sweley, 84, of Litchfield, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Graveside Services were Monday, Aug. 6, at the Litchfield Cemetery in Litchfield with the Rev. George Reitz officiating. Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna was in charge of arrangements.
Gary E. Henning, 61 of Kearney, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney after a battle with cancer. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10, at First Lutheran Church in Kearney. The Rev. Eric Lesher and the Rev. Rebecca McDermott will officiate. Interment will be in the Kearney Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8pm, Thursday at O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney.
Paul David Yamamoto, 51, of Lincoln, died Aug. 1, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. Paul was born in Alliance, June 7, 1961 to the Rev. Jack and Mildred (Rice) Yamamoto, Paul was the fourth of five children and their only son.
He grew up in Broken Bow and later McCook, where he graduated from high school in 1979.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Millie Yamamoto, both sets of grandparents, and his beloved dog, Annie.
Broc Neale Tucker was born Sunday, June 10, 2012, at 2:27 p.m. at Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow. Broc weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Proud parents are Derrick and Megan Tucker of Merna. Proud grandparents are Janene and Tony Kolbet of Campbell, Yvonne Tucker of Merna, Dave Tucker of Broken Bow, and Mark Thurston of Hastings.
Great-grandparents are Joe and Nadine Rutt of Campbell, and the late Willda and Junior Diefenbaugh, and the late Joyce and Marion Tucker.
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Dimmitt of Lincoln announce the birth of their son, Nathan Dimmit, born July 12, 2012. He weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces, and measured 20 1/2 inches. Grandparents are Mary Jo Hendricks of Lincoln, and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dimmitt of Yankton, S.D. Great-grandmother is Bernice Miller of Broken Bow.