May 9th, 2013
While Nebraskaâ€™s 49 state senators debate a proposal that would abolish Nebraskaâ€™s death penalty and replace it with a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole, Nebraskans can express their opinions on Monday, May 13, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. CT during an NET News live chat (netNebraska.org/chat) scheduled to coincide with a portion of the Legislatureâ€™s floor debate on LB543.
Jared and Erica Jenkins of Minden proudly introduce their daughter, Jada Lynn Jenkins, born April 5, 2013, at Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings. Jada weighed 6 pounds 9 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. She is welcomed home by siblings Megan and Sydney Jenkins. Also welcoming Jada are her grandparents John and Terri Oliver of Minden, and Randy and Vicki Jenkins of Broken Bow. Proud great-grandparents are Irvin and Marilyn Hyatt of Broken Bow.
Roger and Carlene Albin of Broken Bow, and Rick and Judy Hanika of Lincoln, proudly announce the engagement of their children, Malaika Louise Albin and Brandon Cole Hanika. The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Broken Bow High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Kearney, where she received an award for student of the year in health-physical education 7-12. The prospective groom is a 2008 graduate of Lincoln Southeast High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Kearney, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Grantzinger of Merna announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Lynn Grantzinger, to Nathan Jerry Filipi, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Filipi of Shickley. The future bride received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in marketing communication from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She is employed as an account manager at Archrival, a youth marketing agency in Lincoln. The future groom received a bachelor's degree in small business and history from Hastings College.
Karen Luann Shea was called home to the Lord Sunday, May 5, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Karen was born Sept. 17, 1981, to Louis Baumann and Alice Lucas. She graduated from Broken Bow High School in 2000. She graduated Suma Cum Laude from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and Mary Lanning School of Radiologic Technology in Hastings, with a degree in Radiography. She also earned a degree in Diagnostic Sonography from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Clyde Calvin â€śTykeâ€ť Arnold, age 76 of Broken Bow, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at Bryan LGH in Lincoln.
Tyke was born Aug. 16, 1936, in Broken Bow to Clyde Arthur and Vava Aleida (Condron) Arnold. He grew up and attended school in Broken Bow, graduating in 1954, where he excelled at football, basketball, and track. In 1984, he was inducted into the Broken Bow Athletic Hall of Fame, an honor he really appreciated. Tyke attended college at University of Nebraska Lincoln, HastingsCollege and Kearney State College.
Thanks to a special program funded by U.S. Bank, Litchfield Public Schools has made a significant stride in acquiring the funding for a new playground at their school. And the elementary students let out squeals of delight when the pictures of the new playground were revealed.
During a presentation ceremony Monday afternoon, Litchfield school was presented with a check for $2,500 from U.S. Bank. The cash reward was the result of the school winning the bankâ€™s â€śRally 4 Reward$â€ť contest.
The Rally 4 Reward$ program is funded by U.S. Bank and promoted by the Nebraska School
LINCOLN - Senators continued debating bills last week and passed many bills through their final reading. Here is a debrief of the week:
LB507: Sen. Kathy Campbell of Lincoln sponsored this bill to improve the quality of child care centers, which passed on a 27-0 vote Tuesday. It would require certain child care centers to participate in a quality rating and improvement system and change the eligibility for families to get assistance to use child care centers.
Joe Willhoit, age 55 of Sargent, died April 30, 2013 as the result of a car/tractor accident east of Broken Bow.
Funeral services will be Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 10:30 AM at the Sargent High School Gymnasium in Sargent with Pastor Marty Robins officiating. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Joe Willhoit Memorial Fund, c/o 1st National Bank at Sargent, PO Box 130, Sargent, NE68874
. A guestbook can be signed at www. govierbrothers.com
At nearly 78-years-young, Anna Schuler of Broken Bow is living proof that it is never too late to pursue your dreams.
For the past 30+ years, Anna has been putting her thoughts on paper in the form of poetry. Just this past month she had one of those poems published.
Anna grew up in Rock County, and learned the meaning of hard work at a young age. She helped out on the family ranch all through her formative years, and still managed to get high enough grades to earn the honor of salutatorian of the Class of 1954 from Rock County High School in Bassett.