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December 18th

Michael Flynn, 57

December 18, 2014

Michael Flynn, age 57, of Blue Hill, died Thursday Dec. 11, 2014, peacefully at his home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating.

Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

Eugene Franklin Thomas, 91

December 18, 2014

Eugene Franklin Thomas, formerly of the Westerville area, passed from this life in Broken Bow, Dec. 9, at the age of 91.

Born March 13, 1923, to Otho Ohio and Cennie (Christen) Thomas, Eugene spent his younger years in the Dale Valley area near Merna, on the family ranch. He attended elementary school at Dale and graduated from Merna High School.

As a young man, he asked a friend to introduce him to a pretty young school teacher, Ruby Darlene McEwen; and on Jan. 12, 1946, they were married in Phillipsburg, Kan.

Wanda N. Jones, 74

December 18, 2014

Wanda N. Jones, age 74 of Lincoln, died Wednesday Dec. 3, 2014.

Born in Broken Bow to Clifford and Waneta (Pritchard) Martin.

Wanda retired from GMAC after 32 years and was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.

She loved every moment that she got to spend with her grandchildren and she enjoyed looking after her rose garden.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and step-father, Dr. Boyd Crable.

She is survived by her husband, Don; sons Jeff (Marlys), and Mike (Tracy); grandchildren, Sean, Sam and Max; her great-grandson; and sister, Shirley (Cecil) Mattox.

December 15th

Bull Buyers Update

December 15, 2014

Bull buyers update in Thedford cancelled due to the weather.

Bull Buyers Update

December 15, 2014

Bull buyers update in Thedford cancelled due to the weather.

December 11th

Callaway One Act takes runner-up at state

December 11, 2014

Congratulations to Callaway and Thedford High School for their performances at the State One Act competition in Norfolk Dec. 10.

Callaway's production of "Goldilocks on Trial" (a play by Ed Monk) placed second. Callaway won the D2-3 district competition to earn their spot at state. Callaway's play was directed by Darin Ellis with the assistance of Leigh Ann Wilcher and Suzi Campbell.

Thedford placed fourth at state. They won their district, D2-5 with their play "FREAK." Their play was directed by Jane Haake with the assistance of Kristi Briggs.

Elsmere cowboy takes the lead at the NFR in Las Vegas

December 11, 2014

LAS VEGAS – Cort Scheer doesn’t pay attention to the numbers.
He’s in Las Vegas to ride bucking horses, and that’s all that matters to the Elsmere, Neb., cowboy. His goal is the gold buckle awarded to the world champion saddle bronc rider, and all those numbers that decide that will work out.

Nebraska-Bowl Without Bo

December 11, 2014

Huskers players are happy to be back at practice

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The start of bowl practice brought a sense of normalcy to a Nebraska team that has experienced a range of emotions in the days since the firing of Bo Pelini and hiring of Mike Riley.

Interim coach Barney Cotton said after Wednesday's one-hour workout that he was proud of the effort the players showed under the circumstances.

USDA sees higher corn, soybean demand in report

December 11, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Aside from increased demand for corn to make food sweeteners and a boost in soybean exports, the U.S. Department of Agriculture made few adjustments to Wednesday's crop update.

Some analysts expect that the USDA may adjust the number of corn acres planted, which currently exceeds the agency's estimates by about 5 million acres.

Luetta Aleen Peterson, 67

December 11, 2014

Luetta Aleen Wenquist Peterson was born Feb. 5, 1947, to Morris and Pauline Wenquist in Broken Bow. She left for her heavenly home Dec. 7, 2014, at her home in rural Gothenburg from complications of a 16 month battle with metastatic breast cancer.

Luetta grew up in Broken Bow participating in many musical endeavors and graduating with the class of 1965. While in school set met her husband, Jerry, playing cornet in the Southwest Conference Band Clinic. They were married Aug. 31, 1968, in Broken Bow.

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