November 28th, 2012
Landon and Elaine Kleeb are pleased to announce the arrival of their baby girl, Estelle Rae Kleeb.
She was born Nov. 16, 2012, at the Heartland Hospital in St Joseph, Mo. Estelle weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces.
Besides her parents, Estelle is also welcomed by grandparents Chuck and Debbie Kleeb, and Lois and Kenneth Sanders.
Sarah Pracht of Broken Bow and Jason Kennedy of Scottsbluff were married June 23 at the Bellevue Pumpkin Patch and Berry Farm with Mary Jane Gockley officiating. Parents of the couple are Rod and Beth Pracht of Broken Bow and Kevin and Colleen Kennedy of Scottsbluff.
The bride and groom reside in Lincoln.
TAYLOR - - Growing up on a farm near Taylor, Becky Smith spent a lot of time in the hay fields with her father. She fondly remembers the food her mom used to prepare for them to take to the field, and a special chocolate cake.
â€śMom liked this recipe because it didnâ€™t have very many ingredients and you donâ€™t have to have the oven on very long to make it. She didnâ€™t handle the heat very well,â€ť Smith recalls.
SARGENT - - Six months after seeking input from the Sargent community, the Nebraska Department of Roads has settled on a plan involving the Highway 183 construction project.
Memorial services for Ethel Huffman were conducted from the United Methodist Church in Ansley, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, with the Rev. Joel Plisek officiating. Burial was at the Box Elder Cemetery at Cumro.
Ethel Rose (Shaw) Huffman was born March 28, 1908, near Filley, to L. V. and Susie (Durken) Shaw and passed away Nov. 19, 2012, at Heritage Hall, Melham Medical Center, Broken Bow. She was the youngest of six children.
Beverly Jean (Farmer) Shepherd, age 83, of Hastings, died peacefully at home with family Nov. 12.
Mrs. Shepherd was born Sept. 2, 1929, on a farm in Custer Center to Orval â€śNickâ€ť and Edna (Marquiss) Farmer. She attended Broken Bow schools. Following graduation, she attended business school before working as a secretary for the Brown Fruit Company.
She married Vernon Shepherd June 6, 1948, in Broken Bow. They resided in Grand Island, where they were members of the United Methodist Church. They relocated to Hastings in 1971, when Mr. Shepherd became manager of Allenâ€™s department store.
Lois Luella (McMurtry) Hill was born Nov. 12, 1934, in Anselmo, the daughter of Roy and Florence (Hanke) McMurtry. She attended school in Anselmo until the 5th grade when she moved with her family to Broken Bow.
As a teenager, Lois accepted Christ as her Saviour and was baptized at Pible Lake while at church camp. Lois graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1952. Shortly before graduation, she was offered a job working for the Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. She worked there first as a telephone operator and then in the business office.
Capt. Charles A. Gardner, Jr., was born in Columbus, Mont., Aug. 22, 1922. He graduated from Broken Bow High School in May 1940.
Capt. Gardner enjoyed an illustrious military career with the U.S. Navy serving from World War II through Viet Nam. He earned several campaign medals, a Bronze Star and the Viet Nam Honor Medal, Second Class.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria; three children, Charles III of Alexandria, Va., Sherry Reel of Hampstead, N.H., and Dr. William Gardner of Bridgewater, Va.; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
The Merna Fire Department was called to the scene of a skidsteer on fire in a pasture last Wednesday afternoon, but before they even arrived at the scene it was apparent the fire had gotten much bigger than that - and Merna called for back-up. Within the next few minutes fire departments from Anselmo, Broken Bow, Callaway and Arnold were also called in to help battle the blaze spreading through the dry pasture ground about five miles west of Merna. With assistance from the air as well, the fire was finally extinguished Wednesday evening, but not before it had burned an estimated 300 acres.
John and Judi Mills of Mason City are proud to announce the engagement of their son, Rylie Mills, to Shannon O'Neill, daughter of Gordon and Colleen O'Neill of Grand Island.
Shannon is a 2004 graduate of Grand Island Senior High School. Since high school, she has received a bachelors degree in healthcare management and a bachelors degree in nursing. Rylie is a 2003 graduate of Ansley High School. The couple currently live in La Vista, where Rylie works for a distribution warehouse and Shannon works as a nurse for The Nebraska Medical Center.