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April 18th, 2013

Loma Ballenger, 89

April 18, 2013

Loma J. Ballenger, 89, of Callaway, formerly of Lexington, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Callaway Good Life Center.
She was born June 10, 1923, in Callaway, to William J. and Etta May (Weaver) Longmore. Loma attended Hillside rural school near Callaway.
She was united in marriage to Carl W. Ballenger June 29, 1946, in Callaway. Seven children were blessed to this marriage; twin sons, David and Dale, Dorothy, Darla, Dea and Daryl.

Melva Warren, 88

April 18, 2013

Just before dawn April 6, 2013, Melva Jean Warren left this earth for her heavenly home. She was born July 10, 1924, in her grandparent’s home in Republic County Kansas to Marshall Allen and Sylva May Beecher, the oldest of three children.
She rode a horse seven miles to District 9 Republic County Country School through 6th grade, and later drove a horse and buggy. She started her high school years at Chester High School and graduated from Belleville High School in 1942.

Doris Roberts, 92

April 18, 2013

Doris A. Roberts, 92, of Sargent, passed away April 11, 2013, at the Callaway Good Life Center in Callaway.
Funeral services were April 15, 2013, at Rhoad Funeral Home in Sargent, with Pastor Marty Robbins officiating. Burial took place in the New Helena Cemetery.
Doris Arlene Roberts was born Jan. 29, 1921, at Merna, to Wallace and Iona (Lange) Blakeman. Doris was the third child born to this union. She graduated from Merna High School in 1941.
Doris married E. A. (Jap) Roberts Oct. 17, 1941. To this union two sons were born; Wallace (Wally) and Leslie (Shorty) Roberts.

The face of Rett Syndrome

April 18, 2013

Every day, 3-year-old Morgan Kaelin’s life consists of some form of therapy, lots of medications and feedings through a tube in her stomach. Oh - and watching her favorite show, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, on TV.
For the many things in her world that are so out of the ordinary for such a young child, things like getting excited when your favorite cartoon comes on make Morgan seem so . . . ordinary. But her life is anything but ordinary.

Board split on adding new teacher

April 18, 2013

Classroom size - How many students are too many for the most optimal learning environment? That was a key issue of discussion at last week’s special meeting of the Broken Bow Board of Education.
The discussion ensued when a number of parents of next year’s 5th graders addressed the board about adding another 5th grade teacher to the elementary staff. The current 4th grade class has 72 students, meaning that with the current three sections of 5th grade there would be 24 students in each section.

April 17th

Broken Bow events moved

April 17, 2013

Gibbon Ron Priebe Track Invite has been moved to Monday, April 29th.

- Field events will start at 12:00 pm and running events 1pm.

- All running events will be finals against time and field events will be finals only with 3 trials.

Gothenburg Swedes Golf Invite = moved to Thursday, April 25th at 9:00.

Sandhills JV Golf Meet Scheduled for Thursday, April 18th has been CANCELLED!!!!

April 15th

Lawrence Swartz, 74

April 15, 2013

Lawrence Niel Swartz, 74 of Oconto, died Sunday,April 14, 2013, at Callaway District Hospital. Memorial services will be Friday, April 19, 2013, at 4 p.m. at the Oconto Community Center in Oconto. A potluck will follow the service at 6 p.m. Lawrence is survived by his wife, Darlene; daughter, Margaret; son, Lawrence Thomas; numberous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and his brothers and sisters. He is also survived by his three special boys across the street.

BREAKING NEWS: Fugitive captured

April 15, 2013

Though it was firmly believed he was long gone from the area, folks in the area still felt a bit uneasy at the thought of a fugitive on the loose in their neighborhood. People across a number of states can now breathe a collective sigh of relief with the announcement that Lloyd Emer Tabor III has been captured.

Lawmakers address juvenile murderers, park fees and education funding

April 15, 2013

LINCOLN - Nebraska lawmakers continued consideration of bills on a wide range of subjects this week.  Here’s a roundup of some of them:

LB44: This bill advanced on a 30-2 vote Thursday. Sponsored by Sen. Brad Ashford of Omaha, the bill would set a 40-year minimum prison sentence for juveniles committing a 1A felony, which includes serious crimes such as murder, rape or kidnapping. Juveniles committing these crimes could still be able to be sentenced to life without parole.

April 11th

Arcadia fire serves a purpose

April 11, 2013

ARCADIA -- The building needed to come down and the department wanted the training ... With that in mind, on April 7 the community of Arcadia had a house fire, and all for a good cause. With the house on Main Street gone, Arcadia can now make way for a new fire hall.
“It was amazing to watch,” said Fire Board President Steve Kaps. “I couldn’t believe how long it took to get everything out and then how long it took to put everything back.”

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