November 9th, 2012
Joseph Edward Tondreau, age 71 of Berwyn, passed away in his home Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. Joseph was born Dec. 19, 1940, at the family home in Mason City, to Lewis J. and Marjorie Ruth (Cox) Tondreau. He grew up in the Mason City area and attended Hopewell Grade School then went on to later graduate from Mason City High School in 1959.
He was well known by a couple different names, depending on where he was at the time. Some know him as Joe while others know him as Ed, however, knowing him and his sense of humor, he was probably known by several other names as well.
Lorraine Saner Glause, 72 of Broken Bow, entered into Heaven Nov. 1, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was born Aug. 27, 1940, in Crawford, to Harley and Laura (Carruth) Saner and was the youngest of seven children.
Lorraine's nickname "Toby" was given to her by her dad at a young age. Lorraine and her family moved to a ranch by Dunning when she was 2-years-old, where she attended country school. Lorraine then attended school in Dunning where she met lifelong friends. During Lorraine's childhood she enjoyed spending time outdoors playing with her cousins.
Clara Ann Ridder, age 100 of Kearney, formerly of the Callaway area, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at the North Ridge Assisted Living in Kearney.
Christian wake services were Monday, Nov. 5, with A Mass of Christian Burial Service following at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oconto, with Fr. Antony Thekkekara officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Callaway. Memorials are suggested to the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Callaway. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of the arrangements.
Ross Roberts, age 78 of Oconto, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Oconto Community Building in Oconto with R.P. Smith officiating. Burial was in the Oconto Cemetery with military honors. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Oconto Fire and Rescue.
Therese I. Keefe, 89 of Columbus, formerly of Kearney passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Columbus.
Mrs. Keefeâ€™s wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of her Life was Nov. 1, 2012, at the Ord Memorial Chapel with Father Mark Maresh officiating. Inurnment will be in the Ord Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Catholic Charity. Ord Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Alice Christina Riggs, 90, of Grand Island, passed away Oct. 26, 2012, at Lakeview Living Center in Grand Island.
Alice was born Oct. 24, 1922, in Callaway, to Chris and Johanna (Mogensen) Bonde. She grew up in the Callaway area, graduating from high school there. She then attended beautician school in Hastings.
Ruth Babcock, age 96 of Waverly, formerly of Arcadia, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at the Waverly Care Home.
ANSLEY - students and community are invited to a Veterans Day program Monday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m. in the high school gym.
ARNOLD - Veterans would like to invite everyone to attend a special program in the school gym Monday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m.. Special speaker will be State Commander Jim Siedel.
LITCHFIELD - students will host a special program honoring the areaâ€™s veterans Monday, Nov. 12, at 10:30 a.m. in the school gym. A dinner for the veterans will follow the program.
ARCADIA - - If you feel you have so much stuff that your house feels cramped, just imagine what it would be like if it wasnâ€™t just stuff, but equipment that saves lives and peopleâ€™s property. Thatâ€™s the exact problem the Arcadia Volunteer Fire Department and EMS have.
Last Sunday, the Arcadia Fire Department and EMS conducted an open house so that the public could see how cramped they really are and some of the dangers involved. Their hope is that the citizens of Arcadia and the surrounding areas will see the need for a new facility.
Today, Nebraska Public Power District's Board of Directors approved a 3.75 percent average rate increase for both its wholesale and retail customers that will take effect Jan. 1, 2013. NPPD has been discussing this rate adjustment amount with customers since early this year, and is down slightly from the four percent originally forecasted.