March 21st, 2013
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.
Alma M. Sautter, 88, of Central City, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital in Central City. Funeral services were Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Central City with the Rev. Paul Blanchard officiating. Interment was in the Central City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltfh.com.
Alma was born March 28, 1924, in Greeley County to William and Nellie (Dishaw) Cornell. She grew up in Broken Bow and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1944.
Donald E. Kaelin, 80 of Grand Island, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Wedgewood Care Center. Services were Friday, March 8, 2013, at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island, with Dan Naranjo officiating. Burial was at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Kaelin was born at home in Anlsey June 12, 1932, the son of Louis and Elma (Williams) Kaelin.
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.