March 25th, 2013
MASON CITY - - The Mason City Volunteer Fire Department and Broken Bow Food Pantry will now be able to better serve the community thanks to the support of local farmer, Joan Zimmer, and Americaâ€™s Farmers Grow Communities.
The Hastings track meet that Broken Bow was scheduled to compete in at noon today has been cancelled. The North Platte. St. Patrick's Invite (South Loup) has been cancelled. The Stars Relays (Ansley-Litchfield) has been cancelled. Arcadia track had a schedule change from what was in your sports tab. Their first meet is now the South Loup invite April 5 in Arnold. The Wilcox Invite (Twin Loup) has been cancelled. The Hershey Invite (Mullen, Anselmo-Merna, Sandhills/Thedford) has also been cancelled. That means all track events for this weekend have been cancelled.
Aaron and Laura Brooker of Omaha proudly announce the birth of their son, Jonas Lee Brooker, born March 12, 2013, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Jonas weighed 8 pounds 10 ounces and was 21 inches long. He joins big brother Elias at home. Also wecoming Jonas home are his grandparents, Gary and Beth Cole of Merna, and Jim and Julie Brooker of Kearney.
Great-grandparents are Bill and Mary Hughes of Chappell.
Amanda Overy and Mike Smith proudly announce their engagement and approaching marriage, Wednesday, March 30, 2013, at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow.
A reception will follow the ceremony at the Broken Bow Municipal Auditorium.
The bride to be is the daughter of Jeff and Michelle Overy of Hastings, and Nadean and Rod Wilkerson of Pauline, Neb.
The prospective groom is the son of Greg and Jodi Smith of Milburn.
Mike is the owner of Just-A-Wee in Milburn. Amanda works at McMeen Physical Therapy in Broken Bow.
The quest to get healthy affects many Americans, and with a new year generally comes renewed ambitions to lose weight. Becky Pearson and her staff at Pearson Physical Therapy in Broken Bow saw this as the perfect opportunity to lend a little incentive to area residentâ€™s weight loss goals.
Pearson says she and her staff began discussing hosting some type of weight loss challenge last fall. They decided January would be the ideal time to get the challenge underway.
There is a new face at the Custer County Fairgrounds, albeit a familiar one. Toby Kinderknecht officially began his duties as Custer County Fairgrounds Manager Monday, March 18.
While he has never actually lived in this area, Broken Bow is hardly new to Toby. Back in the 1980s he was a regular at the horse track here, working first as an assistant horse trainer and then head trainer.
Toby will be taking over for previous Fairgrounds Manager Leon Meyer, who announced his retirement in January.
Charlotte J. Griebel, 81, of Sargent, died Friday March 8, 2013 at the Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday March 13 at the United Methodist Church in Sargent with the Rev. Marvin Bauer officiating. Burial will be in the Douglas Grove Cemetery west of Comstock. Visitations will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Rhoad Funeral Home in Sargent is in charge of arrangements
Katherine Jane â€śKathyâ€ť Gilligan Manning, 78, passed peacefully from her earthly home and into the Heavenly realm into the loving arms of Jesus March 6, 2013, at Linden Court in North Platte.
She was born the third child and only daughter to Nick and Hilda (Sauerberg) Gilligan Aug. 29, 1934, on the family farm outside of Milburn that her grandfather homesteaded.
Kathy attended grade school at Milburn by traveling horseback or walking the mile and a half with her older brothers with whom played many practical pranks!
Donald R. Broyles, age 76 passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at home surrounded by loved ones.
Don was devoted to his family, work and country. He was born Aug. 26, 1936, and raised on the Broyles Dairy Farm one-half mile east of Broken Bow. He attended Broken Bow schools and enjoyed football.
Don was a U.S. Navy veteran. After leaving the Navy he joined the California Highway patrol, first being assigned to the motorcycle division (CHIPS) where Don pursued his education and rose through the ranks holding many positions and retiring as a captain.
Gary Lee Johnson, 76 of Holdrege, formerly of Kearney, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Gary was born to Claude and Marjorie (Crosley) Johnson Aug. 14, 1936, in Mason City.
He attended school in Kearney graduating from Kearney High School with the class of 1954. He pursued his B.A. at Montana State University and graduated with majors in art history, anthropology and Native American Indian studies and went on to obtain a masters degree in human resources at Colorado Technical University.