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October 6th, 2011

Andrew Gobel, Jr., 75

October 6, 2011

Andrew C. Gobel, Jr., 75, of Grand Island, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Northridge Assembly of God Church in Grand Island. There will be no visitation. Cremation services were provided by Westlawn Memorial Park. Burial of ashes will be at 10:30 am Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Westerville Cemetery in Westerville.
Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home is serving the family. Memorials are suggested to Northridge Assembly of God Church or to the family.

Minnie Wolf, 88

October 6, 2011

Minnie May Wolf, 88, of Kearney, passed away Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at Mt. Carmel Home Keens Memorial in Kearney.
She was born May 19, 1923, in Spalding, to James A. and Rosa Harvey. March 18, 1944, she married Steven Lenno Wolf, in North Platte. He died Oct. 7, 1971.
She attended country school near Spalding, and received her GED in 1986. Her husband and her farmed in Dawson County for 25 years.

Marguerite Hurt, 92

October 6, 2011

Marguerite M. Hurt, 92, of Loup City, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at the Howard County Medical Center in St. Paul.
Services were Oct. 4 at St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church in Loup City with the Rev. Marty L. Egging officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City was in charge of arrangements.

JD Brown, 79

October 6, 2011

Junior Dixon "JD" Brown, age 79 of Broken Bow, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Graveside services were Sept. 23, in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Darrel Sybrant officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements. Memorials have been established to the Broken Bow Berean Church.
Junior Dixon "JD" Brown was born Feb. 15, 1932, at Broken Bow. He was the only child born to Dixon Palmer and Elizabeth May (Hothem) Brown.

Gloria Sargent, 82

October 6, 2011

Gloria G. Sargent, age 82 of Luverne, Minn., died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at the Sanford Hospital in Luverne. She was born Nov. 8, 1928, in Sargent to Kenneth and Maude (Coggins) Sargent.
Gloria graduated from Gibbon High School in 1947, and then attended Kearney State Teachers College in Kearney and obtained her teaching degree. She taught country school in the central Nebraska area.
She lived with her parents who owned and operated The Verne Drive Inn, where she worked until 1969. She then moved with her parents to Grand Island.

John Amsberry, 91

October 6, 2011

John Evans Amsberry, 91, was born Dec. 11, 1919, son of Frank G Amsberry and Elizabeth A Amsberry (Evans). He was born and lived the majority of his life in the Mason City area having farmed on the family homestead.
He took a job with manufacturing in the late 1950s in Broken Bow. Later he was licensed to sell insurance and did that until he retired.
He was always interested in the farm and working the soil. So in later years a big garden was a pastime he enjoyed; plus sharing the fruits of his labors.

A-M survives Mullen rally

October 6, 2011

MERNA--Anselmo-Merna used 28 first-half points and a late defensive stand to stymie Mullen 36-30.
The Coyotes quickly put points on the scoreboard.
A-M quarterback Joseph Christen scored on a three-yard plunge and A-M converted the two-point conversion to take an 8-0 lead.
After forcing Mullen to punt the Coyotes quickly found pay-dirt. It was Christen again, this time through the air, connecting with Jake Wells for a 52-yard touchdown pass.
A-M converted the two-point conversion before the Mullen found themselves down 16-0.

Mason City Post Office faces closure; Meetings planned

October 6, 2011

MASON CITY - - Residents of Mason City are urged to attend an important meeting in their community next week.
The U.S. Postal Service has scheduled a meeting for all Mason City postal customers about the possible closing of the Mason City Post Office. The meeting will be at the Mason City Community Building Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. Representatives of the Postal Service will explain options, answer questions and listen to comments from local citizens. If you have a 68855 zip code, you are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting in Mason City.

Pipeline threatens Sandhills

October 6, 2011

ATKINSON - Sandhills residents turned out in force last Thursday in Atkinson for a special public hearing convened by the State Department on a proposed pipeline to be built across Nebraska by TransCanada (partnered with ConocoPhillips).

October Focus ... To raise cancer awareness, promote research

October 6, 2011

Joann Still radiated in the glow of the October sun Saturday during the Cancer Walk, a glow reflected in the faces of the cancer survivors joining for a day on the square in Broken Bow, and in the faces of families and friends there to support the activity.

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