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December 21st

Mary E. Hendrickson, 65

December 21, 2012

Mary Ellen (Trotter) Hendrickson was born March 16, 1947, to Herman and Ruby (Smith) Trotter in Broken Bow. She left this life Nov. 23, 2012, at the age of 65.
She attended school in Broken Bow. Her most recent employment was with Federal Housing Department as a manager of Regency Apartments. She also was a longtime employee of Becton-Dickinson. In May 1965, she married Ted R. Hendrickson, and to this union two sons, Mark and Brad, were born.

Carl Speer, 79

December 21, 2012

Carl Speer, 79 of Broken Bow, passed away Dec. 11, 2012, at Golden Living Center. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 15, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt and Deacon Michael Dodge officiating. Burial was in Broken Bow Cemetery with Iverson Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements. A memorial has been established to the family.
Carl worked for Mead Lumber in Broken Bow until he went to work for Becton-Dickinson, where he retired in 1985. Carl loved his books, reading and learning.

Nina Russell, 89

December 21, 2012

Nina Russell, age 89 of Broken Bow, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at her home near Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 15, in the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Burial was in the Ansley Cemeter, with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements.. Memorials are suggested to Health Connect at Home (Hospice) or the donor's choice.

Gladys B. Knispel, 99

December 21, 2012

Gladys B. Knispel passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday evening, Dec. 14, at Mt. Carmel Home Keens Memorial in Kearney. She was two months short of her 100th birthday.
She was preceded in death by her parents, W.A. and Abbie Haddix; two husbands, Delmar C. Edson and Delbert R. Knispel, and her four brothers.

Warren Felt, 91

December 21, 2012

Warren Felt, age 91 and 363 days, died at Heritage Hall in Broken Bow.
Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 21 at 2pm at the Berean Church in Broken Bow, with burial before the church service at 10 am at the Sumner Cemetery. Memorials in his honor may be made to Gideon's or Broken Bow Berean Church. Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Berean Church, with the family greeting friends 4 - 6 p.m. at the church.

Clyde Loy, 96

December 21, 2012

Funeral services for Clyde Loy will be Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Ansley with the Rev. Bill Ragan officiating. Burial will be in the Ansley Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the family greeting friends 5 - 7 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary. Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church in Ansley.

Children’s Christmas Fund tops $6,600

December 21, 2012

Christmas is right around the corner, and Santa is shining up his sleigh. Thanks to all of you, Christmas will be a lighter, brighter for some little ones out there. The box at Prairie EyeCare is filling up and the children at St. Anselm’s wanted their contributions for others.
Thanks need to go out this week to Destry Miller - he celebrated his 11th birthday party by asking his guests to bring a child’s toy that was later donated to the Children’s Christmas Fund.

Board approves TeamMates program

December 21, 2012

The Broken Bow School Board met Monday evening, with the two items on the agenda generating the most discussion both being more civic related than education related.
Kevin Lindly appeared before the board on behalf of the Nebraska Free Masons. The Masons had previously requested permission to host a cornerstone ceremony at the new North Park school addition. At that time the board elected to further research the idea before making a final decision.

Litchfield HS football field vandalized

December 21, 2012

LITCHFIELD -- There was a sense of frustration in their voices as they explained what happened ... here was a community that gathered an estimated $7,000, through donations from businesses and individuals, to do the necessary repairs on the school's football field. The volunteers were organized, a day was set and the work accomplished ... only to have vandals, in one night, take out part of their sweat and hard-earned accomplishments, for no apparent purpose.
“It just makes you sick,” said Britt Howard, and Darlene Wardyn agreed.

December 20th

Youngsters eagerly await Santa’s arrival

December 20, 2012

With Christmas only a few days away, the anticipation is mounting as children all across the world eagerly await the hour of Santa’s arrival. We thought it might be fun to catch up with a few of those youngsters and get some of their thoughts in the final countdown.
The Chief visited The School Garden preschool in Broken Bow Tuesday morning, with two questions for the children. Here is how they answered those questions.

Q: What is your favorite thing about Christmas?
Kaleb Bergrenn - “Getting toys at McDonald’s.”
Tiana Hurlburt - “The flying reindeer.”
Ayden Clark - “Santa!”

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