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February 18th, 2015

Barbara Rae Wells, 68

February 18, 2015

Barbara (Barb) Rae (Ferguson) Wells a long time resident of Broken Bow died Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, at the age of 68.

Barb was born Jan. 13, 1947, to Ivan and Donita Ferguson in Broken Bow.

Barb graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1965. After High School Barb married Carlie J. Wells and they worked for several ranches in Nebraska, Wyoming and South Dakota.

To this marriage they welcomed five children, Corrina, Carla, Carey, Carlie and Carmen.

Fern W. Hall, 95

February 18, 2015

Fern W. Schroeder Hall was born Jan. 16, 1919, at Bartlett, Iowa, to John Henry and Alta M. (Gibson) Schroeder. She departed this life to be with her Savior Jan. 30, 2015, at the Callaway Good Life Center.

She was one of 12 children. At the age of seven her family moved to Nebraska. They lived near Broken Bow, Ansley, Dunning and Arnold.

Fern attended Arnold High School, where she graduated in 1936.

She was baptized in ‘Christ’ as a young woman and her faith continued to grow until she departed this life.

Donald Lee Whiteman, 70

February 18, 2015

Donald L. Whiteman, age 70 of Broken Bow, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, in the United Methodist Church.

Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Military Rites. 

Donnie attended Dunning High School and then joined the Navy in 1962 and was stationed in the Philippines for three years. 

He than was married to Lois Barrett in 1966 and two children were born, Sheri and Teri. 

Donald C. ‘Bill’ Thessen, 89

February 18, 2015

Donald C. “Bill” Thessen, 89 of Albion, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at the Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center in Albion.

Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Albion, with the Rev. Larry Barbary officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery at Albion with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 162 and VFW Post 736 of Albion.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com

The Levander Funeral Home of Albion was in charge of arrangements.

Darrell Dale Gould, 69

February 18, 2015

Darrell Dale Gould, 69 of Arcadia, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at his home in Arcadia.

Funeral Services were Friday, Feb. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the Arcadia United Methodist Church with Pastor Ray Berry officiating.

Burial was in the Arcadia City Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the Arcadia Rescue Unit or the Faith Bible Church.

Ord Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Darrell was born June 20, 1945, in Loup City, to Don and Florene (Hunt) Gould. Darrell grew up north of Arcadia on the Gould Farm 5 G Ranch.

Lillian Whipple, 88

February 18, 2015

Lillian Whipple, age 88 of Callaway, passed away Sunday Feb. 8, 2015 at the Callaway Good Life Center.

Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at the Morning Star Methodist Church near Callaway, with Ken Pitkin officiating.  Burial was in the Stop Table Cemetery. 

Memorials are suggested to the Morning Star Church, Stop Table Cemetery or the Callaway Good Life Center. 

Govier Bros. Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangements. 

February 15th

Nebraska bill would change campaign disclosure requirements

February 15, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Politicians who use campaign money illegally could have a harder time hiding their violations under a bill that will go before Nebraska lawmakers this week.

The measure would change a rule that allows candidates and office-holders to self-report the amount of money in their campaign accounts.

Supporters say the bill might have helped officials catch former state Sen. Brenda Council earlier, before she gambled away $63,000 in campaign money. It's set for a hearing Thursday before the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee.

Nebraska debates medical marijuana

February 15, 2015

LINCOLN--Nebraska could join 23 states and the District of Columbia in legalizing forms of marijuana use under proposed legislation.

Two bills dealing with the substance have been introduced and are scheduled for hearings on March 6.

LB 390, introduced by Sen. Sue Crawford of Bellevue, would create a pilot project allowing the University of Nebraska Medical Center to conduct medical marijuana research for seizure and intractable epilepsy patients.

February 12th

Lillian Leona Whipple, 88

February 12, 2015

Lillian Leona (Leonard) Whipple was born Nov. 24, 1926, on the Stuckey Ranch northeast of Callaway to Loren Thedro and Glady Milissa (Smith) Leonard.

She attended school at Triumph rural school. November 13, 1944, she was united in marriage to Irvin Lee Whipple. They made their home in the Morning Star Community. To this union five children were born; Melvin Lee, Linda Kay, Gloria Jean, Reita Louise, and Patricia Joan. On November 13, 2014 they celebrated 70 years of marriage.

Donald Lee Whiteman, 70

February 12, 2015

Donald Lee Whiteman, age 70, of Broken Bow, died Saturday, Feb. 7, at his home in Broken Bow.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Feb. 12, at 10:30 a.m. in the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with Pastor Todd Karges officiating.

Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Military Rites.

Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of the arrangements.

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