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July 20th, 2015

New round of Virtual Scholars program to address needs of Nebraska students, schools

July 20, 2015

University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds announced today that the university will continue its widely used Nebraska Virtual Scholars program in 2015-16 by offering 150 scholarships to schools in the state for their students to take courses from the University of Nebraska High School for free. Through the scholarships, the university aims to supplement the work of Nebraska schools in addressing critical issues that impact students, including timely graduation, access to courses, scheduling challenges and college and career readiness.

Events In Your Area this Week

July 20, 2015

Wednesday is the Broken Bow Blood Drive. The Sargent High School's Blood Drive is Thursday.

The Loup Trail DAR Quilt Show is this Thursday to Saturday.

The New Helena Country Club Luncheon is Saturday.

See our calendar events for more information on these events and to see what else is happening in your area.

Tenopir Named as NSAA Interim Executive Director

July 20, 2015

LINCOLN – In a special meeting of the Nebraska School Activities Association Board of Directors on Friday, July 17, the Board voted to hire Dr. Jim Tenopir to serve as interim NSAA Executive Director.

Nebraska NRDs have planted 95 million trees since 1972

July 20, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's natural resources districts have planted 95 million trees since they were created in 1972.

The Nebraska Association of Resources Districts says the districts have planted more than 800,000 so far this year. Most were planted on private property to help conserve and protect land.

Lawmakers to look at school aid's impact on property taxes

July 20, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are once again looking to lower property taxes, but this time they're turning to the single largest expense on landowners' tax bills: school funding.

Senators will launch a review of the state's school-aid formula next month to consider new funding options, including a possible boost in state aid or new revenue sources that would allow school districts to lower their levies.

The study is a joint effort of the Legislature's Education and Revenue committees, which will convene in hopes of creating new proposals for next year's session.

July 17th

VIDEO: 50 Reasons To Get Excited For College Football's Kickoff

July 17, 2015

Campus Insiders presents 50 reasons why we can't wait for College Football’s return, from high-flying QBs to cuddly mascots to coaches getting loose in the locker room.

July 16th

Bonnie R. Fernau, 66

July 16, 2015

Bonnie R. Fernau, 66, of Arcadia passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015, at the Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.

A Celebration of Life was Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at the Arcadia United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. Jeff D. Hale officiated.

Inurnment was in the Arcadia Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Arcadia Veterans Wall and Garden or to the Family’s Choice. Ord Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Bonnie Rae was born April 4, 1949, to Ottis V. and Virginia Jean (Powell) Gartside at Loup City.

Orin Davis Parker, 72

July 16, 2015

Orin Davis Parker of Santa Maria, Calif., passed away June 29, 2015, surrounded by his loved ones.

Orin was born Sept. 22, 1942, in Custer County, to Mark and Ruth Parker and was raised in Broken Bow. Orin was the oldest of three children.

He graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1961.

Orin made a spontaneous decision to move to California in 1962, where he set roots.

He met his wife, Teri, at a gathering to watch the first Super Bowl and they were married within a year. Together they had three children.

Verna Velda Oxford, 92

July 16, 2015

Verna Velda Oxford, daughter of Lilburn Fletcher Oxford and Margaret Alice Hersh Oxford, was born Sept. 19, 1922, in Comstock, and passed away peacefully April 21, 2015, at the Western Plains Medical
Complex at Dodge City, Kan., at the age of 92 years, 7 months and 2 days.

Verna was born and reared in Comstock. She went on to Business
College in St. Paul, and from there to work for the War Department in Washington, D.C. a few months prior to Pearl Harbor.

Carolyn Darlene McIntosh, 73

July 16, 2015

Carolyn Darlene McIntosh, age 73, of Douglas, Wyo., formerly of Central City, died Friday, July 3, 2015, at the Converse County Memorial Hospital in Douglas.

Funeral services were Thursday, July 9, 2015, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Doug Jones officiating.  Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery. 

Carolyn Darlene McIntosh was born Nov. 14, 1941, at Broken Bow, to Leonard and Alice (Louder) Brassier. 

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