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July 8th, 2015

Dr. Scott McCormick, 86

July 8, 2015

Hastings resident, Dr. Scott McCormick, Jr., 86, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings.

Memorial services were Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings with the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Shelbourn officiating. Private burial will be in Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, at a later date.

Memorials may be given to Dr. Scott McCormick, Jr. Memorial Fund. Private condolences may be sent to the family at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Thelma Marie Ridenour, 90

July 8, 2015

Celebration of Life Service for Thelma M. Ridenour will be Friday, July 10, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Holdrege, with Chaplain DeWane Dow officiating. A private family inurnment will be held prior to the services in the Prairie Home Cemetery at Holdrege.

Joy Fuller, 63

July 8, 2015

Joy Fuller, age 63, of Broken Bow died Monday, June 29, 2015, at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha.

Joy Ann (Bailey) Fuller was born Oct. 6, 1951, in Sargent to Karl and Nola Grim Bailey.  She grew up in the Custer County area and attended school in Ansley.

Joy married Jerry Fuller Aug. 17, 1969. To this union, three children were born, Kimberlee, Kristina and Jason. While raising her family, she worked at Becton Dickinson and resided in Broken Bow for 30 years until she retired in 2007.

Gerald ‘Gar’ Holbrook, 68

July 8, 2015

Gerald “Gar” Holbrook, 68, of Elwood, died Thursday, June 25, 2015, at

Services are pending with the Arnold Funeral Home.

Gary L. Ritchie, 67

July 8, 2015

Gary L. Ritchie was born April 4, 1948, at Callaway, to Charles J. (Doc) and Wanda L. (Cool) Ritchie.

John Milton Birnie, 91

July 8, 2015

John Milton Birnie, 91 of Broken Bow, was called to his heavenly home June 29, 2015, surrounded by family. He spent the past two years fighting cancer never giving in to it until his last breath.

John was born Sept. 17, 1923, on Ryno Table to Robert and Grace (Eggleston) Birnie. He attended school at Custer Canyon and Ryno Table through the 10th grade finishing his education by correspondence through the Nebraska University.

Frances Roemer, 88

July 8, 2015

Frances Roemer age 88 of Broken Bow died Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Custer Care Center in Broken Bow.

A rosary service followed by funeral services were at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating Monday, July 6. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements. 

Clifford D. Baker, 95

July 8, 2015

Clifford D. Baker, 95, of Broken Bow, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo. 

He was born to Ernest and Clara Belle (Loyd) Baker Oct. 11, 1919, on a farm north of Broken Bow.  He attended Snake Run Elementary and Junior High and Broken Bow High School where he graduated Aug. 31, 1938. 

Phyllis Ann Knoell, 81

July 8, 2015

Phyllis Ann Knoell, 81, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015, at her home in Lincoln.

She was born in Westerville Jan. 24, 1934. Phyllis was the first of three daughters born to George and Ellen Knight.

June 12, 1951, she married T. Carl (Spike) Knoell at St. Anselm’s Catholic Church in Anselmo. The couple initially farmed at New Helena, but moved to Lincoln in 1960, when Spike took a position with the Nebraska National Guard.

They were blessed with four children, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Program would require jobless to have plan to find work

July 8, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska residents who receive unemployment benefits would be required to devise and stick to plans for finding work or risk losing lose those benefits, under a new program announced by the governor.

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