November 18th, 2010
Wilma M. Haddix, second child and oldest daughter of Newton and Mae Anna Tykwart Haddix, was born April 29, 1907, at the family farm northeast of Mason City. Wilma died Nov. 13, 2010, at the age of 103 years, 7 months and 15 days. Wilma died at the Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow where she had resided for 25 years.
Wilma attended the country school known as Union School. As so many Haddix children went to that school, it was also known as the Haddix School.
Mary K. Harmon 88, of Grand Island, died Nov. 11, 2010, at Golden LivingCenter Lakeview.
Mrs. Harmon was born May 26, 1922, in Mullen, to Clyde W. and Sofie K. (Johansen) McCully. Mrs. Harmon received her education in Lyman, and graduated from Lyman High School.
She married Oral Harmon June 1, 1940, in Stanford. Mary was a wonderful mother and homemaker. She worked with her husband as they farmed near Morrill for eight years. They then moved near Thedford where they ranched. Oral and Mary moved to Grand Island in 1966.
Bonnie L. Guilford, 82, of Broken Bow died Nov. 14, 2010.
Bonnie L. Guilford was born July 22, 1928, in Broken Bow to Roy and Hazel (Helmick) Ferguson. She lived in the Round Hill and Burr Oak community most of her life. She graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1946. Thereafter she attended Kearney College and graduated as a teacher and starting teaching at a country school called Flatt Bottom.
Saturday, Arnold saw a flurry of activity as more than 100 women converged on the community center for a potluck salad luncheon. The luncheon was the opening to the annual housing tour, sponsored by the Arnold Chamber of Commerce. Those who attended were divided into groups and given directions to each home being showcased. For this yearâ€™s event, four families opened their homes to the public, with each bringing their own unique style and history to the table.
There are those who know what they want to do with their lives from an early age, and then there are those who have to take awhile to find themselves. Rebecca Cassel Roese admits she falls in the latter category, but this 30-something mom of three believes she has found her lifeâ€™s passion.
Rebecca teaches medical classes at College America in Denver, Colo., and this past July was promoted to Associate Dean of the schoolâ€™s medical program. The fact that she would end up as an instructor surprises even her.
The blueprints were drawn in March but it took until September to actually break ground. This is in regards to the building of a smoking addition to Slyvesterâ€™s Bar in Broken Bow.
Following some contention regarding the statewide smoking-ban, patrons began wondering if a smoker-friendly sector would happen at all.
Fred Schumacher, owner/manager of Slyvesterâ€™s Bar, explained that there was a lot of legal requirements and red tape regarding the addition.
MULLEN -- The Mullen Broncos and Sargent Bulldogs met on the gridiron for the second time this season. This game was not to decide the district champion, this meeting was for a guaranteed chance to play for the Class D2 state championship Monday morning at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.
GRAND ISLAND -- At noon Saturday, Ansley and Dodge met in the consolation game for third place in the D2 tournament Grand Island Northwest High School.
Dodge got off to a strong start winning the first two sets. In the first set, Dodge, leading 15-14 went on a 5-1 run. The Lady Warriors closed Dodgeâ€™s lead to 23-20 before Dodge scored the final two points. The second set nearly mirrored the first. Both teams were tied at 11 before Dodge put together another 5-1 run. Late in the set, Ansley narrowed the Dodge lead to 23-21 before Dodge scored the final two points.
Last summer Comstock Music Festival organizer Bill Kann promised a bigger and better festival next year - and he is living up to that promise. As we begin to wind down 2010, Kann and his staff have been busy making preparations for a three-festival summer in 2011.
Kann, owner of Up the Creek Promotions LLC and chief executive officer of Comstock Music Festivals, will be bringing three festivals back to Custer County next summer. The country festival is set for June 2-5, rock festival July 7-10 and Godstock Christian festival in August.
Two area teams participated in the quarter finals of the State High School Volleyball tournament Thursday, with one team advancing to the semi-finals and one team seeing their season come to an end.