June 21st, 2013
Donald (Gene) Graves, 75 of Grand Island, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center with his loving family at his side.
Celebration of Life service was Tuesday, June 18, at the Bosselman Conference Center at Fonner Park, with Dan Naranjo officiating. His casket was carried in a horse drawn carriage to the Grand Island Cemetery.
Mr. Graves was born Dec. 10, 1937, on a farm near North Star, Neb., the son of Donald and Clara (Schultz) Graves.
Raymond A. Pandorf, age 93 of Callaway, passed away June 11, 2013, at the Callaway Good Life Center. He was born April 17, 1920, in Callaway, to Albert E. and Katherine V. (Ridder) Pandorf.
Raymond was raised in Callaway, and graduated with the Callaway High School class of 1938. In 1944, he entered the US Army and served as an airplane armorer gunner with the 397th Bombardment Group in central Europe during World War II.
Jacqueline â€śJackieâ€ť K. Douglass, born July 4, 1927 at Niobrara, was the youngest of 18 children of Johanna Louise (Grunke) and George Hofer. In 1931, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest and Ida Kilpatrick of Brewster, took 4-year-old little Jackie into their home and hearts whom they reared and loved as their own.
Kay Coleen Waddington was born Aug. 21, 1936, to McKinley and Elsie (Sanders) Waddington. She passed peacefully at her home in South Beach, Ore., May 22, 2013.
Kay graduated from high school in Anselmo, and later from nursing school in Hastings. She continued her nursing career in the Los Angeles, Calif., area.
Kay was married to John Forsyth, then later divorced. She later married Gume Baiz Feb. 24, 1979. They lived in Los Angeles until moving to South Beach, Ore., after they both retired.
Fire crews were called to an early morning fire this morning at Johnson Lake's Kirby Point. It is being reported that at least three cabins on the property were involved in the blaze, with one cabin being burned to the ground.
According to reports by NTV News, as of 8:30 this morning the fire was out but crews remained on scene monitoring the situation. There have been no official reports of any injuries at this time. We will continue to monitor this story and bring you updates as they become available.
Broken Bow committed nine errors and suffered a number of mental lapses as Holdrege was able to cruise to a 20-7 victory over the Indians Wednesday night.
Chad Christensen was the leading RBI man with two as he went 1-2 from the plate with a two-RBI single. Jake McCormick went 2-4 with a single and a double and finished the game with one RBI. Garret Ulmer, Preston Sanchez and Seth Quackenbush also recorded RBIs on the night.
Caleb Dodge and McCormick were the leading run scorers with two each.
Despite Holdrege jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning, Broken Bow rallied back to win 10-6 in six innings.
They tied the game at 2-2 when a Josh Jacobsen sac fly brought home Travis Kleeb. Broken Bow increased their lead to 4-2 in the bottom of the 2nd inning with a sac fly from Tommy McCormick and a passed ball that scored Josey Evans.
An error, RBI double and a sac fly from Holdrege in their half of the third inning put them back in the lead as Broken Bow headed to the bottom of the third inning.
The Broken Bow senior team used a five-run fourth inning to beat Kearney Little Ceasers 8-7 Tuesday night.
â€śWe didnâ€™t walk a lot of batters tonight,â€ť Broken Bow coach Ryan McAlexander said. â€śThe defense played really well and we hit the ball. Those three things are always a winning combination.â€ť
Bow trailed 3-2 heading into the bottom of the 4th before getting RBI hits from Hunter Campbell, Caleb Dodge, Jake McCormick and Garret Ulmer.
Josey Evans also got a run across with a sacrifice fly on the inning.
The Broken Bow juniors played a back and forth game with Kearney Five Points that ended with a big top of 7th inning from Kearney en route to a 10-5 victory.
The Indians trailed just 5-4 heading into the top of the 7th inning before Kearney was able to find the gaps against Taylor Shea, who took over for starter Jake McCormick.
â€śWe faced McCormick the last time we played them, so Iâ€™m surprised we didnâ€™t pick up on him sooner, but eventually our kids made the adjustments,â€ť Kearney Coach Jacob Pacheco said. â€śThatâ€™s what we preach, making adjustments.â€ť
The Broken Bow Spirit 16U team notched another win Monday night, defeating Ravenna 10-2.
Ashley Markham kept Ravenna off the board in the first inning as she recorded two strikeouts. Broken Bow then jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning on RBI singles from Ashley Markham, Jasmyn Brooks and Charmayne Popp.
Ravenna put up one run in the top of the 2nd inning on an RBI single as Markham struck out two more batters.
Brooks continued to swing a hot bat in the bottom of the second, driving in Hanna Lane and Kerri DeGroff on a two RBI- single.