March 21st, 2013
James Richard Giles, 72, known as "JR" of Thedford, passed away at his home Monday, March 4, 2013.
He was born July 9, 1940 to Grover Stanley (Dode) and Alice Aydelotte Giles on the family farm in rural Cherry County in the hay mow as the roof of the house was being rebuilt that summer. A neighborhood woman served as mid-wife, as there were no roads or doctors.
He was home schooled until 3rd grade, then attended country school until 8th grade. He then attended Mullen High School graduating in May 1957.
M. Dean Horn, 82, of rural Broken Bow, died March 6 at his home after a lengthy battle with Alzheimerâ€™s. Funeral services will be held at Burr Oak Church Monday, March 11, at 10 a.m. with Pastor David Harder officiating. Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be given to the Burr Oak Church Vacation Bible School.
Edwin Banning, 89 of Mystic, Conn., passed away March 1, 2013, surrounded by his family. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 65 years, Helen (Robertson) Banning.
Ed was born Oct. 19,1923, in Mason City, to Roy and Ella (Reed) Banning. He grew up in Mason City with his younger sister, Harlene, and had, by all acounts, an idyllic childhood. He and all his friends spent their time helping their families, swimming in the Muddy Creek, looking for arrow heads and generally causing mischief. This was growing up in America at it's best.
Custer County District Judge Karin Noakes firmly addressed Trent Esch Thursday morning before passing sentence on him in District Court.
"It is obvious to everyone involved in this case that you have an extreme problem with alcohol, and despite everyone's efforts - including the judicial system - it has just gotten worse," said Judge Noakes. "And the repercussions of that have escalated. You certainly intended to send a message when you chose this target, and that's disturbing."
Danny M. Collins, 44, was sentenced to 3 - 5 years in the Nebraska State Department of Corrections March 7, for attempted 1st degree sexual assault.
Prior to the sentence being handed down by Judge Karin Noakes in Custer County District Court last week, the prosecution reminded the court that there were multiple victims in this case, and they were quite young at the time of the incidents. County Attorney Steven Bowers stated that the victims are currently â€śin therapy, and will be for a long time.â€ť
The track season officially opened today for a few of the area schools. Anselmo-Merna's girls team took 3rd place overall at the Indoor with a total of 38 points. South Loup saw their girls team finish 8th with a total of 19 points and Twin Loup's girls were 16th with a total of 10 points.
On the boys side, South Loup was edged by Bertrand for first place. Bertrand finished with 64 while South Loup had 63. Twin Loup finished 9th with 12 points while Anselmo-Merna's boys team placed 13th with 11 points.
The Southwest Conference Music and Art Festival will begin this afternoon. The seven schools that belong to the conference will meet in Broken Bow and students will rehearse together for two days and perform a concert.
The art students will create a mural that will go on display.
The music concert, which will consist of both band and choir, is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 16th at the Broken Bow High School.
The Broken Bow City Council approved a motion on Tuesday to allow the use of TIF funding to begin construction on a new hotel. The Cobblestone Hotel and Suites will provide 36 rooms and be located on west Highway 2, east of Trotters.
The proposed plan will include an indoor pool and hot tub, along with a convention center that will accomodate approximately 500 people.
Members of the Broken Bow High School band percussion department will perform a special number on trash cans as part of the Variety Show tonight, March 11. The event is a fundraiser for the Little Feet, Big Dreams campaign and will begin at 7 p.m. in the Middle School Auditorium. Pictured front row, from left, are Nate Myers, Lexie Berghorst, Levi French, Rachel Gaston; back row, Lou Valdez, Kelton Walz, Tommy McCormick, Lane Albus, Jack Smallcomb, Ben Nelson and Howie Thompson.
The 28th Annual Family Banquet, hosted by the Arcadia United Methodist Men, has been scheduled for Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Arcadia School Gym. The featured speaker for this yearâ€™s banquet will be Mr. Tanner Fruit.
Tanner is a native of Ogallala, and is currently a senior at the University of Nebraska -Kearney majoring in Exercise Science. During high school, Tanner helped lead his school to the State Class B cross country title as a senior.