May 8th, 2013
Thanks to a special program funded by U.S. Bank, Litchfield Public Schools has made a significant stride in acquiring the funding for a new playground at their school. And the elementary students let out squeals of delight when the pictures of the new playground were revealed.
During a presentation ceremony Monday afternoon, Litchfield school was presented with a check for $2,500 from U.S. Bank. The cash reward was the result of the school winning the bankâ€™s â€śRally 4 Reward$â€ť contest.
The Rally 4 Reward$ program is funded by U.S. Bank and promoted by the Nebraska School
LINCOLN - Senators continued debating bills last week and passed many bills through their final reading. Here is a debrief of the week:
LB507: Sen. Kathy Campbell of Lincoln sponsored this bill to improve the quality of child care centers, which passed on a 27-0 vote Tuesday. It would require certain child care centers to participate in a quality rating and improvement system and change the eligibility for families to get assistance to use child care centers.
Joe Willhoit, age 55 of Sargent, died April 30, 2013 as the result of a car/tractor accident east of Broken Bow.
Funeral services will be Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 10:30 AM at the Sargent High School Gymnasium in Sargent with Pastor Marty Robins officiating. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Joe Willhoit Memorial Fund, c/o 1st National Bank at Sargent, PO Box 130, Sargent, NE68874
. A guestbook can be signed at www. govierbrothers.com
At nearly 78-years-young, Anna Schuler of Broken Bow is living proof that it is never too late to pursue your dreams.
For the past 30+ years, Anna has been putting her thoughts on paper in the form of poetry. Just this past month she had one of those poems published.
Anna grew up in Rock County, and learned the meaning of hard work at a young age. She helped out on the family ranch all through her formative years, and still managed to get high enough grades to earn the honor of salutatorian of the Class of 1954 from Rock County High School in Bassett.
Joanna and Ted Haumont, of rural Sargent, proudly announce the birth of a daughter, Sarah Kay Haumont. Sarah was born March 22, 2013. She weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces. Proud grandparents are Joyce and Phil Haumont of Anselmo, and Carol and Darrell Goodner of Gates. Great-grandmother is Ruth Parker of Broken Bow.
Jeff and Michelle Gibbens of Sargent, are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jordan Kate Gibbens, to Evan James Janssen, son of Larry and Jane Janssen of Randolph.
Jordan is a 2007 graduate of Sargent High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences-Biology, minor in Psychology from Wayne State College in May 2011. She is currently pursuing a master of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Memorial Services for Addie Lou â€śSmetsâ€ť Turner, and her son, Jimmy R. Turner, will be Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Round Valley Cemetery in Custer County at 2 p.m.
Addie was born Nov. 11, 1918, in Berwyn, and died March 6, 2013 in Lincoln.
Jimmy was born Feb. 2, 1940, in Scottsbluff, and died July 3, 2012, in Porterville, Calif.
Survivors include a son/brother, John Turner and his wife Sheila of Ogallala; daughter/sister, Judy and husband Dave McReynolds of Ashland; daughter/sister, Joy Kokes of Lincoln; three granddaughters/nieces; and five great-grandchildren/ nieces/nephew.
Funeral Celebration of Life service for Naomi Marie (Williams) Hothem, 81, of Sumner, will be Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the United Church of Sumner â€“ East Campus with Pastor Ken Hutson officiating. Pastor Stan Murdoch will share his memories.
Visitation will be Friday, May 3, 2013, from 5-7 p.m. at the United Church of Sumner-East Campus. Burial will be in the Sumner Cemetery at Sumner.
Norma Lee Hagadorn, former long time Broken Bow resident, died in Lincoln, April 28, 2013, after a lengthy illness.
Norma Lee was born July 8, 1925, in Taylor, to Ernest and Della (Parker) Fox. She attended Taylor Public Schools and was active in the arts.
Charles â€śChuckâ€ť Alton Rienks, 78, left his earthly home to be with the Lord Monday, April 29, 2013, after a valiant short fight with cancer.
Chuck was born to Richard and Blanche (Holderbaum) Rienks Jan. 27, 1935, in South Bend, Ind.
He was the fourth of seven children in addition to three of Chuckâ€™s aunts and uncles his parents raised as siblings. Chuck would tell stories of having to cut a half gallon of ice cream 10 ways to share on his birthday.