Anastasia (Ann) M. Gates passed away peacefully Dec. 8, 2010, with Dillard H. Gates, her loving husband of nearly 65 years at her side.
Ann was born July 2, 1926, in the small farming community of Anselmo, to Charles and Anna Mohatt. Ann grew up on a farm with her eight brothers and sisters and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1944.
Bessie Schultz, age 90 of Sargent, died Monday Dec. 13, 2010, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at 2 p.m. in Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mark Stones officiating. Burial will be in the Somerford Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday Dec. 17, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow.
While the first week of December was exceptionally busy for the Broken Bow Volunteer Fire Department, facilitator Andy Holland says calls for the year are below the average - and that is a good thing.
As of Monday, the department had been dispatched to a total of 50 fire calls throughout the 2010 year, compared with the annual average of 70. However, December started out with a bang, with the BBVFD receiving five calls in the first seven days of the month.
The School Garden in Broken Bow had a very special guest last Friday, a bird of prey.
The 3-year-old Peregrine Falcon is one of the prides and joys of Michael Garcia, a falconer from Chicago. Michael says he tries to come to Nebraska every year to allow his birds to soar, to fly, to hunt.
The Blackburns thought he and his birds would be a fun âShow and tellâ. They were correct.
âThe sport of Falconry is at last 4,000 years old,â Michael explained later. âThere are those who would argue that it is at last 10,000 years old. You see the pictures inscribed as hieroglyphics. â
MUSTANGS RELOAD FOR SUCCESS
SUMNER -- The S-E-M Mustangs are needing to reload after losing four starters to graduation from last yearâs 19-5 team.
Dillan Line is the only returning starter who average 11 points and seven rebounds per game last year.
Without any seniors on this yearâs team the Mustangs will need to develop depth and experience to compete for conference and district titles.
MUSTANGS EYE RETURN TRIP TO LINCOLN
SUMNER -- The S-E-M Lady Mustangs return all five starters from a team that qualified for the state basketball tournament last year.
Sara Simmons and Megan Berg return as high scorers and top rebounders for the Lady Mustangs. They will be joined by Lauren Ibach, Deidra Brooks and Tabitha Anderson who also return as starters. Senior Nissa Brown will also contribute off the bench.
MUSTANGS SEND EXPERIENCE, STRENGTH TO MATS
SUMNER -- The S-E-M Mustangs will be strong contenders at most meets and especially at districts this season.
The Mustangs return five seniors and a sophomore who qualified for the state meet last year. John Frerichs is a three-time state qualifier while Cale Eacker and Zach Burden are two-time state qualifiers. Traven Claflin and Collin Donahoo are both qualified for state last year for Shelton High School.
Bryce Brown was the sophomore who qualified for state at 103 pounds last year.
BOBCATS MIX YOUTH WITH EXPERIENCE
ARNOLD/CALLAWAY -- The South Loup Bobcat grapplers will be mixing youth with experience as the roster will be dominated by both seniors and sophomores.
Leading the team will be senior Logan Glendy who placed third at the state meet last year.
Joining Glendy as senior leaders will be Austin Fauss, Clint Fauss and Dylan Chesley along with Brandon Peterson and Ty Pearson. Senior AJ Hansen suffered a knee injury in football and will not compete early in the season.
BOBCATS MAY SURPRISE IN LVS
ARNOLD/CALLAWAY -- The South Loup Bobcats came together on the football field which will undoubtedly carry into basketball.
The expected starting five of the Bobcats all started for Arnold or Callaway last year and will be good leaders for a deep, athletic team.
The toughest challenge for the Bobcats may determine their success throughout the season. The team must gel together as one unit on the floor creating positive teamwork.
As these players from two schools improve as a team look for them to be among the top of the LVC and a district threat.
LADY BOBCATS STRONG IN NUMBERS
ARNOLD/CALLAWAY -- The South Loup Lady Bobcats bring together the young ladies from Arnold and Callaway to begin battle on the hardwood in their first season of play.
Head coach Abe Hinman takes over the girls team after being the Callaway boys head coach in previous years. His biggest challenge will be to bring the talent from Arnold and Callaway together to create a new winning attitude.
To be successful this season the Lady Bobcats will need to work hard on improving fundamentals and rely on defensive toughness.