June 23rd, 2012
Vern and Velma Oatman were honored Friday evening at the State High School Rodeo in Hastings with a rodeo âLifetime Achievement Award.â As part of the presentation, Bill Manning, the president of the Mid-States Rodeo Association, said that the Oatmans have done more to promote and support High School Rodeo than anyone he knew. Vern in his remarks accepting the award said that they have a 2-year-old great-grandchild, so they would be around a few years longer.
Round one is in the record books, as the Nebraska High School Rodeo finals take place in Hastings. Sterling Atkins, Broken Bow, nailed his calf winning the tie down roping event with a 10.03. Tyler Viers, Comstock earned his buckle by sticking the 8 seconds on his bull in a tight round and scoring a 77 and Chauncy Hesseltine, Thedford, was the lone cowboy to survive the saddle broncs.
In July, 2010, Dr. Virginia Moon was hired by the board as interim superintendent on a one-year contract. However, it did not take long for the board and the rest of the community to realize the district had gotten much more than they bargained for.
THEDFORD - - Battles are never fought nor won without coming together for the common goal. This was made evident Sunday, June 10 at the Thomas County Fairgrounds in Thedford, when friends and family - more than 250 strong - came together to fellowship in song and verse to aid Warren Haumann in his fight against multiple myeloma.
According to the Custer County Sheriff's Office:
On June 21, 2012, The Custer County Sheriffâs Office, with assistance from the Nebraska State Patrol, arrested a 50 year old Ansley man on 10 ten counts of possession of child pornography.
A search warrant was served at the home of Anthony Lewandowski, 814 Hale Street, Ansley, Nebraska. The warrant followed an investigation in which a computer that Lewandowski possessed was found to have child pornography on it. The computer along with other electronic devices were seized.
William Herbert Spry was born June 17, 1919, in Milford, and passed away June 10, 2012, in Sparks, Nev. He grew up in Oconto. Graveside funeral services will be Friday, June 22, at 9 a.m. at West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Grand Island.
Archie V. Roberts, age 91, of Ansley, died Sunday, June 17, at the Nebraska Veterans Hospital in Grand Island.
Funeral services will be Friday, June 22 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Ansley, with the Rev. Barbara Spangler officiating. Burial will be in the Ansley Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be Thursday June 21 from 3-8 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Ansley United Methodist Church or the VFW Post 3576.
Wynonna LaVonne Myers Smith, 94, of Callaway, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012, the Callaway Good Samaritan Center in Callaway.
She was born in Callaway, May 26, 1918, the daughter of Troy and Ruth Maze Myers. She was married for 69 years to her best friend and the love of her life, Foster Smith, who preceded her in death.
LaVonne graduated from Callaway High School and as a young adult was employed at the Callaway Grocery and Market. After marriage to Foster, she spent many years as a homemaker, wonderful mother, gardener, cook, quilter, and seamstress.
Gladys Wolf, age 101 of Broken Bow, died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at her home in Broken Bow.
Funeral services will be Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Burial will be 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 United Methodist Church or the Broken Bow Rebekah Lodge.
Jean C. Minnick age 83 of Cambridge, died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Jean was born in St. Paul. She graduated from St. Paul High School in 1946.
She attended and graduated from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism. Jean was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority.
June 16, 1948, Jean was united in marriage to Paul Minnick. He preceded her in death Nov. 16, 2006. Jean worked for the Cambridge Hospital and later as secretary at the Cambridge Public Schools for more than 10 years.