April 13th, 2011
BROKEN BOW -- The McCook Bison were dominant in both the boys and girls divisions of the Broken Bow Invite Friday. The McCook girls scored 155 points with Holdrege scoring 116 for second. The Lady Indians finished sixth with 41 points. The McCook boys scored 145.5 points with Gothenburg in second with 102. The Indians claimed fourth place with 78 points.
ARNOLD -- The South Loup Bobcats scored a team low 354 to win their home invitational Friday. Led by brothers Lane and Keith Gascoinge, the Bobcats had three golfers among the Top 10 individual leaders. Lane finished fourth with an 84, Keith was fifth with an 86 and Clint Schneringer shot an 89 for a seventh place tie.
Also landing in the Top 10 were Mullenâ€™s Jarod Spurlin (89) and Tristen Cox (90).
KEARNEY -- Broken Bowâ€™s Tanner Johnson carded an even par 71 to win the Kearney High Invitational individual title. The Kearney Invite was held at Meadowlark Hills Golf Course last Thursday under windy and rainy conditions.
The Broken Bow golfers were in the first wave to tee off on the number 10 hole to start the day. Johnson chipped in on on the par 5 12th hole for an eagle which propelled him to two under par. Johnsonâ€™s bogey on number 14 dropped him to one under. After pars on the following four holes, Johnson finished with a one under 34 on the back nine.
ARNOLD -- The South Loup Bobcat boys track team won the first South Loup Track Invitational Friday. The Bobcats scored 110 points to edge second place Brady who tallied 94 points.
The Bobcats had five event champions winning the 4x100 meter relay and 1600 meter relay. Drew Bowers won the shot put, Brady Weinman won pole vault and Brandon Peterson had the winning time in the 3200 meter run. Earning second place medals for the Bobcats were Zane Ellis in the 100 meter dash and Colter Glendy in the 200 meter dash.
A control burn 5 miles east of Arnold on State Highway 92, and a second 15 miles northwest of Callaway fell victim to the wind, with Fire Departments from Arnold, Broken Bow, Callaway, Oconto, Stapleton, Anselmo, Merna and planes from Broken Bow and Stapleton called into action.
Every 32 minutes
SARGENT - - Someone dies in an alcohol related traffic accident every 32 minutes in this country. In the time it has taken to write this story, at least two more families have lost a loved one due to drinking and driving.
It is a grim reality. And who better to bring teenagers face-to-face with that reality than the grim reaper himself.
Charlotte O. Runyan, age 83 of Grand Island, formerly of Mason City, died Saturday April 9, 2011, at the Grand Island Veterans Home.
Donald Bennett, 88 of Kearney, died Friday, April 8, 2011, at his residence in Kearney. Services were Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at O'Brien - Straatmann Funeral Home in Kearney with the Rev. Gary Main officiating. Interment was April 13 at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Pleasanton, with military honors provided by the Pleasanton American Legion. O'Brien - Straatmann Funeral Home of Kearney was in charge of arrangements.
Doris L. Spencer, age 83 of Brewster, died March 27, 2011, at the Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell. Funeral services were Saturday April 2, at the Community Building in Brewster with the Rev. Alan Petersen officiating. Interment was in the Brewster Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Nebraska Hereford Youth Foundation or American Legion Post #323.
LaVerna M. Hodson, age 68 of Broken Bow, died Thursday March 31, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mark Stones officiating. Burial was in the Taylor Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements. Memorials have been suggested to the One Child Campaign, in Tulsa, Okla.
LaVerna Mae Cook Hodson, 68, known to many for her candor, unique sense of humor, and love of life, went home to dance with the angels March 31, 2011.