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March 7th, 2015

Set your clocks; Daylight savings time set to begin

March 7, 2015

It's time to spring forward this weekend, as the country makes the switch to daylight-saving time.

Like those in almost all other states, Nebraskans will trade an hour of sleep starting Sunday morning for an extra hour of sunlight in the evening.

The government expanded daylight-saving time in 2007 in an effort to save energy. It now begins on the second Sunday in March and continues until the first Sunday in November.

The official change occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday, local time, although people often change their clocks before going to bed Saturday night.

March 6th

Accident takes life of Sargent man

March 6, 2015

Richard M. Keefe of Sargent, 71, lost his life March 5, 2015, in a vehicle accident approximately 8.5 miles east of Broken Bow on State Highway 70. Keefe was driving in his 2000 Ford F250 pickup eastbound when his pickup left the highway, struck a cement retaining wall and rolled on its top. Keefe was pronounced dead at the scene. Restraints were not in use. The accident is bding investigated by the Custer County Sheriff's Office and the Nebraska State Patrol.

March 4th

Donna E. Crawford, 85

March 4, 2015

Donna E. Crawford, 85, of Kearney died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at CHI Health-Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Funeral services will be Friday, March 6, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the Kearney Evangelical Free Church. The Rev. Brian Klein will officiate and burial will follow at Kearney Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

Memorials are suggested to the Evangelical Free Church Library.

Visit to leave a tribute or message of condolence.

Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney are in charge of arrangements.

Hazel M. Furrow, 78

March 4, 2015

Hazel M. Furrow, age 78, of North Platte died Feb. 25, 2015, at the Great Plains Health Center in North Platte.

Hazel Marie (Trotter) Furrow, was born Aug. 12, 1936. to Gary and Mary (Fricke) Trotter in Broken Bow. 

Hazel grew up in Broken Bow and graduated from high school in 1955. 

Hazel was united in marriage to Virgil Eldon Furrow. They moved together to Dunning, in 1957 and worked for Shinn’s Turkey Ranch for 30 years. To this union 4 children were born.

Daniel Lee Vohland, 53

March 4, 2015

Daniel Lee Vohland, 53, passed peacefully in his sleep Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at his home near Minden.

An open house celebration of life will be Saturday, March 14, at the Broken Bow Country Club from 3-5 p.m. Anyone who knew Dan or any of his family are welcome to come.

Dan was born Nov. 15, 1961, with his twin brother Dave to Vance and Nancy Vohland in Broken Bow. Dan graduated from Broken Bow High School and attended college at the University of South Dakota.

Gilbert L. Fowler, 83

March 4, 2015

Gilbert L. Fowler, 83, of Arcadia passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at the Rose Lane Home in Loup City.

Mr. Fowler’s wishes were to be cremated. A Memorial Service was Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at the Arcadia United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. Jeff D. Hale officiated. Military Honors were provided at the church by the Arcadia American Legion Post 152. Private Inurnment will be at the Arcadia City Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the American Legion Post 152, Arcadia Fire Department or the Rose Lane Home of Loup City. Ord Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Punch Howard, 62

March 4, 2015

Punch Howard age 62 of Garden City, Kan. formerly of Broken Bow area, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at  St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kan.

Memorial services were Monday, March 2, 2015, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Andrew Black officiating.

Punch Howard was born to E.B and Georgia Howard Jan. 13, 1953. He died Feb. 26, 2015, in Garden City Kan., surrounded by his family.

Edward Anderson, 73

March 4, 2015

Edward Charles Joseph Anderson was born Oct. 5, 1940, to Ernest and
Catherine (Smith) Anderson. Ed attended country school at Tallin School
District 135 and later graduated from Arnold High in 1958.

After graduation, Ed served in the United States Army 25th Infantry Division from October 1958 to October 1964.

After his discharge from the military, he moved back to North Platte and sold insurance and later worked at North Platte Pack.

February 25th

Verdna Schue, 88

February 25, 2015

Verdna Lydia (Mooney) Schue died Feb. 1, 2015, at Los Altos, Calif. Her parents were Jed Adelbert and Katherine Lydia (Scott) Mooney. She was born June 6, 1925, in Mason City. She attended elementary and high school in Mason City. She was the youngest of six children.

July 23, 1944, she married Erroll C. Schue, son of Jake and Ora Schue, of Litchfield. They celebrated 67 years of marriage. They lived in Los Altos, Calif most of their married life.

Dorothy Ellen Adams, 92

February 25, 2015

Dorothy Ellen Fagan Adams was born Sept. 29, 1922, at Abbott, and passed away Feb. 9, 2015, in Apache Junction, Ariz.

She was the second child of John Joseph and Esther Clarinda Bryson Fagan. As a child she attended the Beet Ranch Rural School School through eighth grade then attended Grand Island High School and graduated in 1939. She attended Hastings College for one year and transferred to St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, Creighton University, Omaha. She graduated from Creighton as a registered nurse and worked for Dr. Martin in Grand Island after graduation.

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