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September 14th, 2012

Volleyball: Spalding Academy gets the best of Anselmo-Merna.

September 14, 2012

Spalding Academy defeated the Coyotes of Anselmo-Merna last night in straight sets. The scores read 25-19, 25-13 and 25-17. With the loss, Anselmo-Merna's record dropped to 1-6 on the season. Janae Hostick was 10/10 on serves with one ace. Megan Max was 39/39 on sets with seven assists. Katie Kirkpatrick finished with five ace blocks while Hostick had seven kills and 10 digs.

September 13th

South Loup tops SEM in five sets

September 13, 2012

South Loup faced a 2-1 deficit at one point, but used the home court energy to bounce back and win 3-2.

The scores read 18-25, 26-24, 19-25, 25-17 and 15-4. Specific stats and further coverage will be updated to this story within the next day or two.

Knights Volleyball tops Hyannis, SMC in triangular

September 13, 2012

Sandhills/Thedford picked up two more volleyball wins on Sept.11, beating Hyannis and Stapleton-McPherson County in the SMC triangular.

They started off by beating SMC 25-17 and 25-13. Madison Taylor lead the way with eight kills while Kelsey Higgins chipped in five along with Avery Taylor's five. Taylor Marten finished with three kills while Kaitlin Marten had two.

Kaitlin Marten did a solid job of setting up her teammates with 18 assists.

Broken Bow tops Gothenburg in Instant Classic

September 13, 2012

GOTHENBURG -- After Gothenburg's 21-20 triple-overtime victory last season, it was Broken Bow's turn to break the Swedes hearts on their home field. A late goal line stop by Grayson Minnick and and an interception by Jordan Lemburg helped Broken Bow seal a 15-14 victory to move to 2-0 on the season.
After a scoreless first quarter by both teams, the Indians opened the scoring in the second with a one-yard run by full back Jeremy Christner. Quarterback Marcus Miller then completed  a pass to Christner for a two point conversion to push the lead to 8-0.

Injured players and families say ‘thank you’

September 13, 2012

Just nine days after celebrating his 18th birthday, Chad Christensen joined his basketball teammates to say thank you to those who supported them during their time of recovery and healing.
In an open house Sept. 9, the eight members of the Broken Bow boys basketball team involved in the tragic June 1 accident, along with their families, greeted members of the community - as well as members of the rescue squads and fire department that responded to the accident.

September 12th

Fire burns 1,000 acres near Anselmo

September 12, 2012

ANSELMO - - Reports indicate a fire east of Anselmo Sept. 6, burned as much as 1,000 acres of land before finally being contained during the early evening hours.
The fire broke out at around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon about three miles east of Anselmo on the Victoria Springs Road. Departments from Anselmo, Merna, Sargent, Broken Bow, Callaway, Arnold, Dunning, Brewster, Ansley, Comstock, Taylor, Burwell and the Halsey National Forest, along with two air support planes, responded to the blaze.

Destani Wilder, 11

September 12, 2012

Destani SummerRose Wilder, 11, of Sargent, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, in an automobile accident near Miller.
Destani was born to Amanda Ogden July 23, 2001, in Broken Bow. Three years later, Richard Wilder came into her life and, on Dec. 12, 2005, Richard adopted her and her younger sister, Montannah.

Charles "Bill" Estes, 97

September 12, 2012

Charles Phillip “Bill” Estes was born Dec. 22, 1914, at Dunning, to Elmer Ralph and Loretta Verona (Rice) Estes. He moved to the Lillian community in 1921, where he spent the majority of his 97 years.
He was baptized Feb. 20, 1929, and was a lifetime member of the Lillian Church of Christ. Bill attended elementary school at Lillian, and high school at Gates, graduating as Valedictorian of his class in 1933. He excelled in track, basketball, and softball and earned several gold medals at the Custer County track meet.

Lavern Dickman, 78

September 12, 2012

Lavern D.(Vern) Dickman, 78, lost his short fought battle with Cancer Sept. 3, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, surrounded by his loving family.
Vern was born in Sargent, to Otto and Lillie (Wolf) Dickman May, 25, 1934. Vern attended country school through 8th grade and graduated from Sargent High School in May 1951.
The day after graduation he went to Broken Bow and bought his first truck, and from then on trucking was his life.

Keith Dubry, 85

September 12, 2012

Keith F. Dubry, 85, went to be with the Lord Sept. 7, 2012, at Chimney Rock Villa in Bayard. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. (CT) Saturday, Sept. 15, at the United Church of Christ Congregational in Thedford, with Pastor Ted Meter and the Rev. Linda Martin officiating. Inurnment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Thedford with military rites. Cremation has taken place at Jolliffe Funeral Home and Crematory in Scottsbluff. There will be no visitation.

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