February 15th, 2011
COZAD -- The Broken Bow Lady Indians scored back-to-back baskets within nine seconds to break open a 32-32 tie game with less than two minutes remaining in the game. The Lady Indians held on to win 38-33 and advance to the Class C1-11 subdistrict semifinals against top seed, Hershey tonight at 6 p.m. in Lexington. The second game in the C1-11 subdistrict will pair Southern Valley against Cozad.
MERNA - - Anselmo-Merna will join communities across Nebraska, Iowa and California in an effort to provide mentors for youth in grades three through 12. TeamMates of Anselmo-Merna will have the distinction of being the 100th TeamMates Chapter.
â€śWe are thrilled to welcome the students, staff and community of Anselmo-Merna to the TeamMates team,â€ť said Suzanne Hince, the executive director of the TeamMates Mentoring Pro-gram. â€śAnselmo-Merna marks the significant milestone of our 100th Chapter and we look forward to providing great mentoring services for youth in the area.â€ť
Nebraska Public Power District will continue its public involvement process for its proposed Broken Bow 115,000-Volt Transmission Line project with a public hearing set for Feb. 22 in Broken Bow.
The public hearing is the third step in NPPDâ€™s process that included two earlier public open houses used to gather information to develop a proposed route.
The public hearing will begin at 7 p.m. at the Broken Bow Municipal Building. NPPD and its consultants will present information regarding the need, engineering aspects, line route selection, and easement acquisition to the public.
Girls sub-district pairings have be set with area teams to begin play Monday and Tuesday. Match-ups and game times are as follows:
C1-11 @ Lexington
Feb. 14, 6 p.m. - #4 Broken Bow vs #5 Gothenburg
Feb. 15, 6 p.m. - Broken Bow, Gothenburg winner vs #1 Hershey
Feb. 15, 7:45 p.m. #2 Southern Valley vs Cozad
C2-10 @ Kearney Catholic
Feb. 14, 7 p.m. - #4 Burwell vs #5 South Loup
Feb. 15, 6 p.m. - Burwell, South Loup winner vs #1 Ravenna
Feb. 15, 7:45 p.m. - #2 Arapahoe vs #3 Shelton
D1-11 @ Gothenburg
Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m. - #4 Maxwell vs #5 SMC
The Litchfield Trojans became the 2011 Loup Valley Conference champions last Friday night. In the boyâ€™s championship game, the Mullen Broncos jumped out to an early 15-10 first quarter lead but the Litchfield Trojans took over the lead in the second quarter to lead 24-21 at halftime.
The Mullen Lady Broncos became the 2011 Loup Valley Conference champions last Friday night. The Lady Broncos edged the Ansley Lady Warriors 53-52 for the girlâ€™s championship while the Trojans held on for a 53-45 win over the Mullen Broncos for the boyâ€™s championship.
Stanley Evald Wenquist, 64 of Broken Bow, passed away Feb. 6, 2011, at the Jennie M. Melham Medical Center. Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow.
Stanley Evald Wenquist was born Oct. 18, 1946, in Grand Island, to Inna (Koebel) and Evald Wenquist. He was a life- long resident of Broken Bow. He attended and graduated from Broken Bow High School with the class of 1964.
He was married to Judith Gardner Aug. 14, 1966. They had two children; James Daniel and Jenifer Ellen.
Leland McAbee, age 84 of Broken Bow, died Thursday Feb. 3, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 5, at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Broken Bow with Minister Kathy Salts and Minister Jim Gonzales officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Military Honors with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements. Memorials have been suggested to the Our Saviour Lutheran Church.
Willda Idell Crone Diefenbaugh was born Sept. 2, 1923, at home in Brown County, Mary, Nebraska. She was the seventh of 12 children born to Evan and Minnie Marie (Blumenthal) Crone.
Willda grew up on the ranch 17 miles north of Brewster and attended Brown County Country School #34, that her Dad built. She attended three years of high school in Brewster and graduated from Dunning High School.
Willda and Junior Neale Diefenbaugh were married June 28, 1944, at the Custer County Courthouse in Broken Bow. To this union were born four children: Michael, Joan, Yvonne, and Debra.
Victor William Watts, 92, went to meet his Lord Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at Good Samaritan Health Care Center with his wife of 57 years, Claudia, and his daughters, Lynn and Judith, at his side.
He was born Nov. 20, 1918, at Cumro, one of four sons and one daughter, of William H. and Elizabeth (Cherry) Watts. Vic and Claudia were married Sept. 5, 1953, at Lexington.