January 20th, 2012
Mid-Plains Community College Board of Governors officially accepted Dr. Michael Chippsâ€™ resignation Jan. 20, releasing him from his duties as president effective immediately.
According to Ms. Benjamin, "Dr. Chipps is very excited about starting this new phase of his life and we believe that it is in the best interest of both Northeast Community College and Mid-Plains Community College to assist him in realizing his next set of professional goals as quickly as possible."
Mark John Doty, 60 of Lexington, died Jan. 16, 2012, at Lexington Regional Health Center, Lexington.
Mark was born May 20, 1951, to Mary Catherine (Mecke) and William Charles Doty in Ogallala. The oldest of four children, he moved to Broken Bow with his younger sister, Julie Ann, and spent his childhood there joined by brother Patrick William Doty and Scott Martin Doty.
Lois Turner, age 80 of North Platte, formerly of Arnold, died at her home Jan. 9, 2012. Graveside services were Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at the Custer Center Cemetery near Broken Bow, with the Rev. Don Schauda officiating.
Lois Evelyn Turner was born Feb. 23, 1931, at Broken Bow, to Roy Frank Wilson and Anna Mae (Dainton) Wilson. She graduated from Anselmo High School. Lois later attended Kearney State Teachers College.
October 19, 1951, Lois was married to Howard "Sonny" Turner at Broken Bow. They made their home in Milburn. Mrs. Turner worked as the Postmaster in Milburn.
Mary Francis Babcock joined our Lord and Savior Jan. 1, 2012. She was born Dec. 30, 1930, to Frank and Pearl (Gier) Jones in Valentine.
Mary shared her life with 26 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. She was the hub of the family, and friend to all who knew her.
Mary is sruvived by her husband, Walter Babcock of Greeley; daughter, Rhonda Babcock; four sons, Richard Babcock, Danny Nollett, Patrick and wife Michelle Nollett of Greeley, and Jack and wife Carol Nollett of Cheyenne, Wyo.
Adah Darlene Neubauer was born Jan. 18, 1925, to Louis and Delight (Griffith) Neubauer at home on the ranch north of Purdum. She passed away Jan. 9, 2012, in Broken Bow at the age of 86 years, 11 months and 27 days.
Adah was the youngest child in her family and lived all her childhood years on the family ranch. Her mother taught her the first grade at home, due to ill health. She then attended grade school at Elsmere South District 101.
Verlie Larson, age 92 of Broken Bow, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Govier Bros. Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mark Stones officiating. Visitation will be Thursday morning 11 a.m. to noon with the family greeting friends.
Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be given to the Salvation Army.
Geri Ann Smith of Burwell, and Leland and Mary Thomas of Dunning, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children, Andrea Rae Smith and Brent James Thomas.
Andrea is a 2005 graduate of Burwell High School. She is currently employed at VCHS in Ord. She will be finishing her massage therapy degree in May, 2012. Andrea is the granddaughter of Jean Ann Teahon and the late Jerry Teahon of Dunning, and Barbara Smith and the late Lowell Smith of Hastings.
â€¢Broken Bow School Board spends week interviewing and talking with candidates for superintendent.
The Broken Bow Board of Education may have set a new record for the quickest meeting in the books Monday, as they met in a different location and different time that usual.
The only item on the agenda of note was the election of officers for the new year. Michelle Zlomke will serve another term as board president, while Tracy Popp will serve as vice president. John Evans was elected treasurer.
Plans are underway to create major improvements and renovations to two local lakes, boosting the fishing and usability of two of the areas most established parks - Arnold State Park and Victoria Springs State Recreation Area.
The plans were unveiled to the public in an informational meeting Jan. 12, at the Community Center in Arnold, with more than 40 people in attendance.
Project manager Jon Trombino of EA Engineering outlined the plan for each lake project, and began by summarizing the main problems at the lakes.
~ Fish kills from poor oxygen levels
ANSLEY--It was announced last year Ansley and Litchfield would co-op in all sports beginning with boys basketball this winter.
However, it was decided to co-op the rest of activities starting fall of 2012. Currently Litchfield and Ansley play together for the boyâ€™s basketball team, but their girlâ€™s team remains separate.
Talk about an awkward situation when the Ansley and Litchfield girlsâ€™ basketball teams met last week, but a game was still to be played.