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March 25th, 2015

James Wayne Davidson, 73

March 25, 2015

James Wayne Davidson age 73, passed away March 19, 2015, in his home at Milburn, surrounded by his family. 

A Celebration of Life Service was Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Don Schauda officiating. Burial was in the Gates Cemetery. 

Memorials are suggested to the Gates Community Center Fund.

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

March 17th

Beverly Ann Huxoll, 80

March 17, 2015

Beverly Ann Huxoll, 80, of Arapahoe, formerly of Holbrook, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge. She was born April 7, 1934, at Merna, to Kenneth & Frieda (Leibert) Kennedy.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and son, Mark Charles Huxoll.

Joan Downey, 75

March 17, 2015

Joan Downey, age 75, of Merna, died Saturday, March 14, 2015, at her home near Merna.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 21, at 9 a.m. at St. Anselms Catholic Church at Anselmo, with Father Jim Hunt officiating.

A rosary service will be Friday March 20, at 7 p.m. at St. Anselms Catholic Church.

Visitation will be Friday at Govier Brothers Mortuary from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and prior to the Rosary in Anselmo.

Burial will be in the Saint Andrews Dale Valley Cemetery.

Jacob J. Hothem, 90

March 17, 2015

Jacob J. Hothem, of Hickman, formerly of Sumner, passed away March 12, 2015, at the age of 90 years and 9 months old. Born June 12, 1924 in Sumner, NE to Jacob Charles and Cassie Floy (Walker) Hothem.

He was an U. S. Army Veteran.

He was a retired farmer/service manager at Farmland Coop and also worked at Dawson County Weed District.

Kay Irene Jacobsen, 78

March 17, 2015

Kay Irene Jacobsen, 78, of Kearney, formerly Broken Bow, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at the Homestead Assisted Living in Kearney.

Memorial services were Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Kearney. the Rev. Roger McDermott officiated and burial will be later.

Memorials are suggested to the Homeward Trail Bible Camp in Mason City, care of the family.

Visit www.hlmkfuneral.com to leave a tribute or message of condolence.

Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney were in charge of arrangements.

Gerald E. ‘Gil’ Springer, 68

March 17, 2015

Gerald E. ‘Gil’ Springer, 68, of Dunning, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in an accident near Dunning.

Gil was born May 2, 1946, at McCook, to Don and Rose (Larson) Springer. He graduated from Cozad in 1965.

Gil started farming in the Platte Valley area, then moved to the Sandhills, working for several ranches in the area.

He married Alice Prentice Aug. 18, 1973, in Mullen. To this union two children were born.

Donna Brewer, 90

March 17, 2015

Former Thedford resident, Donna Brewer, 90, died Tuesday, March 10,
2015, at Wahoo.

Donna Lucy (Sinkler) Brewer was born July 21, 1924, in Loup City, to James and Frieda (Meyers) Sinkler. She grew up in Sherman and Custer counties on several farms. She attended and graduated from Litchfield High School. Following graduation, she taught at a small
country school in Sherman County.

Donna married Earl Brewer, and they made their home in Thedford.
She was active as a 4-H leader, in the American Legion and VFW
Auxiliaries, and she ran concessions for Thedford and Legion baseball.

March 16th

Nebraska transparency law constantly under attack

March 16, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska law that allows the public to know the names and backgrounds of finalists for top jobs in government is sometimes ignored and frequently challenged, advocates for transparency say.

All efforts to end the disclosure law have failed in the Legislature, but government accountability advocates say they often see a new push for secrecy when a high-profile job comes open.

March 15th

US charity staff to leave Sierra Leone amid Ebola scare

March 15, 2015

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Ten health care workers with a Boston-based nonprofit organization responding to Sierra Leone's Ebola outbreak are to be evacuated to the United States after one of their colleagues was infected with the deadly disease.

Partners in Health said in a statement Saturday that the 10, the largest group to be evacuated to the United States over possible Ebola exposure, would travel on non-commercial aircraft and be isolated in Ebola treatment facilities.

Bill proposes state standards for Nebraska livestock permits

March 15, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A sharp decline in the number of Nebraska dairy farms while neighboring states prosper is driven by inconsistent local zoning regulations, some county officials say, and a measure moving through the Legislature aims to rectify the issue with a mandatory set of standards.

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