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May 26th, 2015

Ricketts vetoes bill to abolish Nebraska's death penalty

May 26, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed a bill Tuesday that would make Nebraska the first traditionally conservative state in more than four decades to abolish the death penalty, sending it back to lawmakers who will attempt an override.

Nebraska lawmakers passed the bill last week with a veto-proof, 32-15 majority. At least 30 senators are needed to override the Ricketts' veto, but the Republican governor has been talking to individual senators to try to weaken the support.

Unclaimed Photographs

May 26, 2015

Unclaimed Photographs are pictures that have been dropped off at the office to be used in the paper and never picked up. The back of the above picture has the name Trena Lewis written on it. If you know the people in the above picture, call them to see if they would like to come and get it in our office. If you have a picture that you have dropped off and never picked up, stop by the office to look through our unclaimed basket.

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Nebraska pilot's remains found in Germany, Pentagon says

May 26, 2015

ELK CREEK, Neb. (AP) — The Pentagon says the remains of a Nebraska fighter pilot missing since World War II have been found in Germany.

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Friday that the remains of U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Alvin Beethe, of Elk Creek, will be laid to rest on June 8 in Arlington National Cemetery outside the nation's capital.

Officials say Beethe was flying a P-38 Lightning during a mission on Nov. 26, 1944, when it crashed near Morschenich, Germany. He was reported as killed in action.

May 22nd

High School State Track 2015 is ‘Off and Running’

May 22, 2015

High School State Track 2015 is ‘Off and Running’ with nearly perfect conditions, an overcast sky and little to no wind. Classes A & C occupy the morning slot with Classes B & D set to launch mid-afternoon. The Chief is there to capture the action!

The first of our area events is in the record books with the 3200 relay team from Arcadia-Loup City (Josie Ference, 9; Lindsey Trotter, 12; Kennedy Lewandowski, 9 and Jessica Eurek, 11) logging in at 10:15.25.

May 21st

5th Avenue Open House

May 21, 2015

Broken Bow, NE, May 20, 2015– The City of Broken Bow invites the public to an Open House regarding the 5th Avenue Project. The Open House will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the City Auditorium.
During the Open House the items that will be discussed are location of trash cans, mailboxes, parking, timeframes, and accessibility to your property during construction on 5th Avenue. City Staff, Myers Construction, and JEO Consulting Group, Inc. will be available during this time to answer any questions.

May 20th

Edward P. Erickson, 72

May 20, 2015

Erickson, Edward P., age 72, passed away March 6, 2015, in his home in Kino Bay, Mexico.

Ed was born on Oct. 17, 1942, to parents, Dr. George T. and Minerva (Worthman) Erickson in Broken Bow.

Ed is survived by his daughter, Heather Erickson Cooper, and grandson, William of South Carolina; his daughter, Shannon Anderson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; his daughter, Paige Erickson of Omaha; and his sister, Barbara Gibbons of Comstock.

Viola Jane Geiser, 89

May 20, 2015

Viola Jane Geiser, age 89, passed away May 17, 2015, at Callaway Good Life Center.

She was born Sept. 23, 1925, to George D. and Ethel Maxson Scott at Arnold.

She attended Arnold High School and graduated in 1944. She celebrated her 70th class reunion last year.

December 16, 1945, she married Lyle Geiser at Ansley. They made their home on a farm/ranch northeast of Arnold. In 1982, they moved to Arnold.

George Ernst Sanders, 79

May 20, 2015

George Ernst Sanders, age 79, of Ansley, died Tuesday May 12, 2015, at Saint Francis Hospital in Grand Island.

Funeral Services were Monday, May 18, in the First Baptist Church in Ansley, with the Rev. Michael Laing officiating. Burial was in the Ansley Cemetery with Military Honors.

George was born April 22, 1936 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Herbert Harvey and
Pauline Katheryn (Diehl) Sanders.

When George was nine-years-old his mother and he moved to San Antonio, Texas, where he attended San Antonio Schools. During the summer he would stay with his father in San Jose, Calif.

Grace Ann Varney, 85

May 20, 2015

Grace Ann (Ovitz) Varney, 85, of Broken Bow, died May 13, 2015, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.

She was born Sept. 21, 1929, in Whiting, Ind., to Frank and Lucile (Taylor)
Ovitz.

Grace’s early years were spent in Whiting, Ind., graduating from William Woods College in Fulton, Mo. She attended the University
of Nebraska at Lincoln where she met and married Thomas T. Varney III in
Lincoln Nov. 12, 1950.

To this marriage two sons were born. They
moved to Broken Bow shortly afterward, joining Tom’s father and grandfather in the banking and insurance business.

North Park Perfect Attendence Awards

May 20, 2015

North Park School in Broken Bow gave out perfect attendance awards for the 2014-2015 school year.
Pictured are Zakary Crawford, Shaun Crawford, Ty Royle, Kaytee Crawford, Cara Royle, Keelyn Shea, Maddie Diederichs, Noah Osmond, Tyson Neely, Coy Wardyn and Austin Fox

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