May 27th, 2011
The 1st Annual Andrew Claymon Memorial Fishing Tournament is scheduled to hit the waters at Merritt Reservoir June 11.
The tournament is in memory of Andrew, who died at the age of 16 after an 18-month battle with cancer. One of his dreams in life was to attend UNL and fish as a member of the Husker Bass Anglers team. Andrew started fishing when he was two years old and became an accomplished and passionate fisherman.
One of Andrewâ€™s wishes to keep his memory alive after he died was for his family to organize and host an annual adult/youth fishing tournament at Merrit Reservoir.
MADISON/ATKINSON -- Weekend rains produced some muddy conditions at high school rodeos in Madison and Atkinson.
In Madison, Dunningâ€™s Tanner Freeman won the boyâ€™s All-Around. Freeman placed second in steer wrestling then teamed with his brother, AJ, to finish third in team roping. AJ also placed in steer wrestling with the fourth fastest time.
Event champions form Madison included Comstockâ€™s Tyler Viers in team roping and Thedfordâ€™s Chauncy Hesseltine in bull riding.
Scott J. Bristol, 51 of Bulacan, Philippines, formerly of Broken Bow and Kearney, died May 20, 2011, at the Marcelo Padilla Hospital in Plaridel, Bulacan, Philippines.
A memorial of life service will be Wednesday, May 25, at 10 a.m. at the Kearney Church of Christ in Kearney with Eddie Lee officiating and R. P. Smith the "Cowboy Poet". Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangements.
Scott was born at Broken Bow Jan. 29, 1960 to Max and Lenore (Slingsby) Bristol. December 3, 2010, he married Marita Ampuan in Guiguinto, Bulcan Phillippines.
Beverly J. Ferguson, age 70 of Ansley, died May 17, 2011, at the Valley County Hospital in Ord. All memorials are suggested to the Valley County Hospice.
Beverly (Whitman) Ferg-uson was born Jan. 12, 1941, in Loup City to Dean and Loma (Hyatt) Whitman. Bev attended grade school in Casper, Wyo, later moving back to the Arcadia - Westerville region.
Bev graduated from Arcadia High School with the class of 1959. Bev said, â€śYea, I graduated from high school - now what?â€ť She didnâ€™t know what she wanted to do with her life, so she stayed home that summer and worked in the local cafe.
Amie Jo (Parker) Micek, age 34 of Ord, died May 22, 2011, at the Valley County Hospital in Ord.
Memorial services will be Thursday, May 26, at 10 a.m. at the Christian Life Center Church in Broken Bow with Pastor Mark Stones officiating. Memorials may be given to the family.
Amie was born Nov. 1, 1976, in Broken Bow, to Glenda J. Knapp.
Survivors include her husband, Damien Micek; daughters, Schanae and Kelly; son, Cade; her mother, Glenda Parker; sisters, Kellie Drake and Michelle McAlevy, and brother, Michael..
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Glen and Beth Knapp.
Linda Lou Bates, age 67, of Stella, passed away Tuesday, May 17, at the Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn. Funeral services were Friday, May 20, at the Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn.
Linda Lou Schwaninger, daughter of Elgin Schwaninger and Dorothy (Cook) Schwaninger was born May 12, 1944, in Beatrice. She was one of five children born to this union. Linda graduated in Holdrege in 1962.
H.W. "Bill" Molyneux was born Dec. 6, 1927, to become the son of Homer and Mary (Cloud) Molyneux at his adoption Dec. 9, 1927, in Salt Lake City, Utah. As a child he lived in Salt Lake City, Kansas City, Denver and Omaha.
He spent his summers with his grandmother and grandfather Molyneux in Broken Bow.
By the time he was in high school he attended Kemper Military Academy for his junior and senior year and his two years of junior college. He then went to the University of Arizona to finish college with a degree in mechanical engineering.
Leona Mae Yates, age 80, of Broken Bow, formerly of the Cincinnati, Ohio area died Saturday May 21, 2011 at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services will be held in Ohio, with burial in the Arlington Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Mount Healthy, Ohio. Govier Brothers Mort-uary was in charge of local arrangements
Leona's survivors include a son, Doug Yates of Broken Bow; brother, Kenny Cochran of Cincinnati, and one sister, Shirley Fitzgerald of Blanchester, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy; one sister, and one brother.
Vera Nicholson, 93, formerly of Broken Bow, passed away May 21, 2011, at the Colorado State Veteran's Nursing Home in Rifle, Colo.
Vera was born April 23, 1918, in Ord, to Frank and Ella (Hansen) Witt. She married Gus Nicholson Aug. 7, 1946, in Elkton, Md.
Vera is survived by her son, Jim Nicholson of Tennessee; brother, Russell Witt of Missouri; grandchildren Gail Cunningham, James Nichol-son, John (Deb) Nicholson and David (Alice) Nicholson;; great-grandchildren, Katharina and Jacob Nicholson and Erin Poole.
COMSTOCK - - Rumors and suspicion have been swirling for the past few weeks surrounding the upcoming Comstock music festivals. Are they going to happen, or arenâ€™t they?
This week that question was officially answered, when a press release was issued by the eventâ€™s organizers. According to the press release, Comstock Music Festivals is currently working on some new and exciting things with its festival series. The festivals are under a new management regime which is currently in the process of purchasing the entire plot of land on which the festival resides on.