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March 15th, 2012

Clifford Christensen, 93

March 15, 2012

Clifford Wilson Christensen, 93, of Grand Island, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at Tiffany Square Care Center in Grand Island. Memorial services March 10, 2012, at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jay Vetter officiating. Burial was in the Grand Island City Cemetery with military honors provided by the United Veterans Color Guard. Kleine Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Christensen was born Jan. 24, 1919, at Dannevirke to William and Martha Christensen.

Mary Jane Slippy, 75

March 15, 2012

Mary Jane Slippy, 75, went to be with her Lord and Savior March 9, 2012.
She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Jerry Slippy; her children, Jerie (Wade) Detling, Jeff Slippy, Cindy (Bob) Bullen, Scott (Kellie) Slippy; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, as well as her sister, Shirley Clouse.
A memorial service will be Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Christ’s Church of Deer Park, 5804 W. Herman Rd, Deer Park, Wash.. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mary Jane to Horizon Hospice, 123 W. Cascade Way, Spokane, WA 99208.

Steven Brandt, 67

March 15, 2012

Steven Michael Brandt, 67, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at his home, after a lengthy illness. Steve was born Nov. 22, 1945, to Blanche Livinston in Denver, Colo. he grew up on a farm near Ansley and graduated from Ansley High School in 1965.
After graduation, he moved to Seattle, Wash., and worked for the Boeing Company. In 1968, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. After his tour of duty he returned to Seattle and June 20, 1970, he married his wife, Pam.

Terry R. Golden. 64

March 15, 2012

Terry Ray Golden, age 64, of Broken Bow, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow, after losing his battle with cancer.
He was born Oct. 1, 1947, in Broken Bow. After graduating from Broken Bow High School in 1966, he joined the Army. He proudly served his country for three years.
March 20, 1971, he married Martha Shepperd and together they made their home near Broken Bow where they raised their three children. They were 10 days away from their 42nd anniversary.

Marjorie Pierce, 89

March 15, 2012

Marjorie Eleanor Pierce was born March 19, 1922, to Arthur C. and Jennie Marie (Gustafson) Newquist and passed from this life March 11, 2012 at age 89.
Marjorie was born at home on a farm near Sumner and, aside from her college years, she spent her life living in the Sumner area. Marjorie graduated from high school in 1940, and attended Kearney State College to get her teaching certificate. Marjorie taught at a rural school near Sumner and in the Sumner school for seven years and after marrying taught for two more years.

Frank Glidden, 67

March 15, 2012

Frank William Glidden, 67, of Taylor, died March 10, 2012, at the Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow, after a long battle with cancer.
Frank’s wishes were to be cremated. A graveside memorial service was Monday, March 12, 2012, at the Taylor Cemetery in Taylor, with Pastor Alan Petersen officiating. Memorials are suggested to the Taylor Fire Department. Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell was in charge of arrangements.

Marjorie Weinman, 91

March 15, 2012

Marjorie Weinman, 91, went to be with the Lord March 6, 2012, at her home in Arnold. Marjorie was born July 3, 1920, to Fay and Jancy (Johnson) Long at their home south of Arnold. She graduated from Arnold High School in 1938.
She attended college in Lincoln at the University of Nebraska and after college she taught school at Prairie View Country School.

Betty Johnson, 85

March 15, 2012

Betty J Johnson, age 85, of Broken Bow died Saturday March 10, 2012, at St. John's Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Kearney. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mark Stones officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Callaway. Memorials may be made to the family.

Council approves electric rate hike

March 15, 2012

Beginning next month, Broken Bow Municipal Utilities customers will see a 7.2 percent rate increase in their electric rate. The increase was approved by the City Council Monday.
The request for the customer rate increase was made, explained Electric Superinten-dent Doug Staab, because the city itself has experienced a rate increase from its electricity provider. The rate increase passed on to the customers is the same increase, 7.2 percent, as the city is seeing from its wholesale provider.

Chili cook-off raises more than $16,000

March 15, 2012

A large host of auction items - 49 crock pots of chili - generous bidders - dedicated sponsors. All of these elements came together Saturday night at Sylvester’s Bar, and when the night was over, $16, 534.34 was raised for two community organizations.
This was the seventh year for the fundraising event, which organizers Jeannie Connely Skolil and Sylvester’s owner Fred Schumacher say started as just a random idea. Each year the public is invited to enter their favorite chili recipe to be judged by a panel of community volunteers.

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