March 2nd, 2011
VALENTINE -- The Mullen boys basketball team is returning to the Boys State Basketball Tournament. The Broncos became the D2-6 district champions defeating Hay Springs 55-52 Tuesday night. Their trip to Lincoln will be the 13th time that the Broncos have qualified for the State Tournament and the first since 1952.
ALLIANCE -- The Sandhills/Thedford Knights are returning to the Boys State Basketball Tournament for the second year in a row. The Knights were victorious in the D1-6 District Final against Crawford 60-36. Winning the district championship qualified the Knights in the Class D1 tournament field.
Tom L. Newman, age 78 of Ansley, died peacefully at his home in Ansley Feb. 26, 2011. Funeral services will be today, March 3, at 2 p.m. in the First Christian Church in Ansley with the Rev. Mel Shepherd officiating.
Burial will be in the Mason City Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials have been suggested to the Ansley School Athletic Fund.
Tommie L. Newman was born Aug. 30, 1932, at home in Cumro, to Tom C. and Opal E. (Sigler) Newman. Tom served in the U.S. Army. He was married to Marilyn Kirkpatrick.
Fredrick William Kottmeyer was born Dec. 18, 1935, at home in rural Bostwick, Neb., to Lydia (Mueller) and Fredrick Henry Kottmeyer. To this union five children were born: Ruby (Sund), Ray, Roy, Fredrick W., and Nancy.
Fredrick was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church near Superior. He attended one-room schools in Nuckolls County and graduated from Superior High School in 1953.
Ruth Peterson, 78 of Taylor, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services were Feb. 28 at the Rhoad Funeral Chapel in Sargent with the Rev. Jerry White officiating. Burial was in the Taylor Cemetery.
Ruth P. (Jordan) Peterson was born April 13, 1932, to August and Elsie Jordan in Redwood County, Minn. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Johnâ€™s Lutheran Church in Vesta, Minn.
Cheri Lavonne Koinzan, age 63 of Gothenburg formerly of Broken Bow, went to be with the Lord Feb. 27, 2011, at her home in Gothenburg. Memorial funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today, March 3, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Irving Jennings officiating. Memorials are suggested to the Arnold Baptist Church or Central Plains Home Health and Hospice Agency.
Cheri was born Feb. 28, 1947, at North Platte, to Harvey and Ruth (Whitney) Brown. She grew up on a ranch near Arnold.
George Louis Chilewski, 73, of Burwell, died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, after suffering from a massive brain hemorrhage on Feb. 15, 2011. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011, at the Methodist Church in Burwell. Burial will be in Cottonwood Cemetery with Pastor Bill Stovall officiating.
Visitation will be from 5 -7 p.m. Friday at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell. Memorials are suggested to the family.
George was born Oct. 14, 1937, at the family home in Comstock, to Louie & Martha (McNamee) Chilewski. He married Sharon (Smith) Dec. 18, 1965, in Burwell.
This week Broken Bow will officially welcome a new business to town, when Becky Pearson hosts a ribbon cutting and Business After Hours at her new business - Pearson Physical Therapy, PC.
For now, the business is located at the former home of Debâ€™s Embroidery on North 10th Avenue. However, this is just a temporary location as Becky and her husband, Chris, are in the process of building a professional building on West Highway 2. This building will be the permanent home of the PT office, as well as other local business offices.
The Litchfield fire department was dispatched to the scene of a house fire at 1:52 a.m. Monday morning at the home of John LeFever, east of Litchfield. Mason City and Loup City fire departments also responded to the blaze. A total of 12 trucks and nearly 30 fire fighters were on scene for about three hours, but were unable to save the house. A wood burning stove has been determined to be the cause of the fire.
LITCHFIELD - He is 102-years-old, still lives in his own home on the farm, and eats lunch at the cafe in Litchfield nearly every day. It is a feat not many have accomplished, but Clyde McFadden thinks of himself as anything but â€śspecial.â€ť
Clyde was born Jan. 6, 1909, on a farm south of Loup City, where he grew up. He graduated from Loup City High School in 1927.
He recalls the summer after his high school graduation when he and a buddy took off and traveled around the state picking corn. He says they finished up just in time to come home for Christmas, and made 4.5 cents a bushel.