June 7th, 2012
Louisa C. Zimmer died Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Rose Lane Home in Loup City at the age of 94. She was born to Herman and Mary (Bernert) Langer on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 1918, near Mason City.
Her father died when she was four and a half years old. She and her mother returned to the home of her grandparents, Felix Bernert Sr.
Louise attended the Basin District 37 rural school through the eighth grade. She was a 1935 graduate of Mason City High School taking Normal training classes. She taught in rural schools for three years.
Earl George Greene, Jr., M.D., was born Aug. 22, 1924, and died June 4, 2012.
He was preceded in death by a son, Phillip F. Greene; granddaughter, Natalie J Greene.
He is survived by beloved wife of 62 years, Mary F. Greene; daughters, Mary E. Greene, Margaret M. Nolan (Mike), Anne M. Greene; sons, William H. Greene (Genevieve), Earl G. Greene, III (Barbara); grandchildren, Drew, Evan, Abigail, Jordy, Isaac, Toby, Sienna, and Liam.
Alvin Leon Daily died peacefully June 1, 2012, at his home in Lincoln. He was 93 years old, having been born July 30, 1918, at Milburn, the youngest of Steve and Gertie (Farley) Dailyâ€™s nine children. He grew up on River Glade farm, by the Middle Loup River, graduating from Milburn High School in 1935. In 1940, suspecting he was not a good fit for the farming life, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps.
Jill Nicole Portsche, 32, of Lincoln, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Jill was born June 23, 1979, in Lincoln to Paul D. & Susan J. (Bayer) Portsche. She was a graduate of Lincoln East High School.
Jill worked at Community Alternative Network. She was a member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 4-H Riding Club and the Special Olympics - Lincoln Choo Choo Teens. In 1985, Jill was a member of the Special Olympics National Unified Bowling Championship Team in Tulsa, Okla.
Shirley (Hoxsey) (Wilson) Evans passed away Monday, May 28, 2012. Born to James Dwyer (Doc) and Georgia Josephine Hoxsey Jan. 20, 1924, she grew up in Red Cloud. The precocious only child of her parents, she graduated from Red Cloud High School, and went to Hastings College before her marriage to Kenneth Robert (Bud) Wilson, Jr., from Denver, Colo.
They never thought it would happen to them.
Hunter Campbell saw the oncoming pickup truck in their lane headed straight for them. He thought they would be able to swerve out of the way in time. It wasn't long after impact he realized how wrong he was.
"I remember (Zane) Harvey trying to swerve out of the way, but there just wasn't time," Campbell said. "I don't think I blacked out at any point, but once I looked up and saw everyone moaning, I crawled out the back and it was just me and Grayson (Minnick) out there."
The Spirit softball team picked up two wins on back-to-back nights, beating Ord 11-9 Monday night and North Loup 8-0 Tuesday night. Against Ord, the Spirit took an 11-5 lead into the 7th and final inning. Ord put four runs on the board, but Broken Bow hung on for the victory. In the 8-0 win over North Loup, only one batter reached base and pitcher Hannah Evans struck out three batters while allowing no walks. 1st baseman Sami Gaston and shortstop/center fielder Kelsie Myers each had two RBI's.
Preliminary autopsy results on the drivers of the two vehicles involved in Fridayâ€™s head-on collision near Ansley which killed three men, have been received by Custer County Attorney Tami Schendt.
Schendt says the preliminary findings indicate that 70-year-old Albert Sherbeck, of Ansley, died as the result of multiple blunt force trauma due to the accident. However, the report also indicates severe cardiovascular disease which may have been a contributing factor to the accident.
An estimated crowd of 300 people met at the Broken Bow High School football field Monday evening in a display of love and support for the two coaches lost last week, and the three student athletes who remain hospitalized with injuries resulting from last Friday's accident.
Zane Harvey died June 1, 2012 as a result of a tragic accident while driving a school van filled with the Broken Bow boys basketball team back home from a basketball camp.
Born Jan 8, 1974 in Broken Bow, to Robert and Monica (Scott) Harvey, Zane grew up in Stapleton, and graduated from Stapleton High School in 1992. During high school he spent the summers working on the Diamond Bar Ranch.