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July 19th, 2012

Huxley Jade Blakeman

July 19, 2012

Matt and Katie Blakeman are proud to announce the birth of their son, Huxley Jade Blakeman.
Huxley was born June 1, 2012, weighing 7 pounds 5 ounces and measuring 20 1/2 inches long. He is welcomed home by his big sister, Charli.
Proud grandparents are Monte (Bud) and Carla Clark of Broken Bow, and Randy and Lori Blakeman of Merna. Great-grandparents are Don and Shirley Jones of Ansley, Audrey Clark, and Jim and Katy Lepant, all of Broken Bow, and the late Chuck and Dorothy Blakeman of Merna.

Aubrey Addison Friesen

July 19, 2012

Zach and Jill (Andreasen) Friesen proudly announce the birth of a daughter, Aubrey Addison Friesen.
Aubrey was born June 28 at Methodist Women’s Hospital in Omaha, weighing 8 pounds 11 ounces and measuring 21 inches long. She is the couple’s first child.
Proud grandparents are Bob and Corinne Andreason of Merna, and Cal and Brenda Friesen of Henderson.

Kennedy Dawn Eggleston

July 19, 2012

Dustin and Melissa (Nunley) Eggleston of Callaway are pleased to announce the birth of a baby girl, Kennedy Dawn Eggleston, born June 20.
Kennedy is welcomed home by her big brother, Patrick.
Proud grandparents are Dale and Deb Stark of Callaway, AJ and Chris Frazer of Pleasanton, Russell Eggleston of Hastings and Tim Nunley of Florida.
Great-grandparents are Bonnie Eggleston of Oconto, Dorothy Stark of Hazard, and Dick and Martha Snyder of Ainsworth.

Kaleigh Quackenbush & Jonathon Berghorst

July 19, 2012

Brad and Darla Quackenbush and Jeff and Lisa Berghorst, all of Broken Bow, proudly announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Kaleigh Marinda
Quackenbush and Jonathon Henry Berghorst.
Grandparents of the bride are Valdean and Elaine Kershner of Hastings and Kathy and the late Ray Quackenbush of Albuquerque, N. M.
Grandparents of the groom are Bill and Laura Miller of Anselmo and Harlan and Phyllis Berghorst of Broken Bow.

Jessi Peterson & Amos Viter

July 19, 2012

Randy and Dixie Peterson of Broken Bow proudly announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessi Raye, to Amos John Viter, son of Mike and Laurie Viter of Brady.
The future bride is a graduate of Broken Bow High School and Mid Plains Community College - North Platte. Jessi is currently employed at Adams Land & Cattle as a backgrounding accountant.
The future groom is a graduate of Gothenburg High School. Amos is currently employed at Blowers Farms LLC in Arnold.
The couple will be married Aug. 25, at Arnold Baptist Church.

Mr. & Mrs. Brent (BJ) Thomas

July 19, 2012

Andrea Rae Smith of Burwell, and Brent James Thomas (BJ) of Dunning, were married June 2, 2012, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Burwell.
Mother of the bride is Geri Smith of Burwell. Parents of the groom are Lee and Mary Thomas of Dunning. Grandparents of the bride are Jean Ann and the late Jerry Teahon of Dunning, Barbara and the late Lowell Smith of Hastings. Grandparents of the groom are Albert and Zita Mae Thomas of Scribner, and Robert and Altha Ditch of Coppell, Texas.

Board approves hiring of three secondary teachers

July 19, 2012

The Broken Bow Board of Education met for its regular monthly meeting Monday, in what could be called a bittersweet evening. It was the first official meeting under new Superintendent Mark Sievering following the departure of two-year interim superintendent, Dr. Virginia Moon.
The board approved the hiring of three new teachers to fill vacancies, in part, left by the tragic loss of Zane Harvey and Anthony Blum. High School/ Middle School Principal Ken Kujath says he feels very blessed to have found such quality candidates for the district this late in the year.

Crazy Days Run draws large crowd

July 19, 2012

The 6th Annual Crazy Days Run kicked off at 7 a.m. July 14, with 112 registered runners, walkers and bikers. Event chair Amy Wenquist said she was especially thrilled at the number of younger runners participating.
“The volunteer turnout was tremendous,” she added. Kicking off from the Melham Sports Complex, the early morning start avoided the heat of the day. Participants had their choice of a 5K, 10K, 1 Mile Walk, 10 Mile Bike or a 20 Mile Bike as their event challenge.
Hosted by the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce, it costs $20 to participate.

1st Arnold bike rally deemed success

July 19, 2012

ARNOLD - - Folks in the community of Arnold may have been missing the sounds of Blues music this month, but instead they were greeted with the sounds of motorcycles.
The Devil’s Den Motorcycle Rally took place this past weekend in Arnold, hosted by the Arnold Motorcycle Club. Hosting a rally, and forming a club, was the brainchild idea of Heidi Kulp and Holly Hornung Remund.

Armstrong honored as Distinguished Alumni

July 19, 2012

Hundreds of Broken Bow High School alumni returned to the community July 13-14 for Alumni Weekend, and one of the highlights of the event was the presentation of the Broken Bow High School Distinguished Alumni Award.
One change that was made this year was that the award was presented during the all-alumni luncheon Saturday. The winner of this year’s award, Dr. Gene Armstrong, was also the guest speaker at the luncheon.
It would be difficult to find anyone who has had a more positive influence on more young lives than Gene Armstrong.

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