February 16th, 2012
Eldon H. Howard, 76, of Grand Island, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Maryâ€™s Cathedral. The Reverend Richard Piontkowski will officiate. Burial will be in the Grand Island City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Thursday at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island with a Rosary at 7 p.m.
The contract has been signed and house hunting has begun for the new superintendent of Broken Bow Public Schools.
In a special meeting of the Broken Bow Board of Education Feb. 3, a two-year contract for superintendent Mark Sievering was approved. The contract includes an annual salary of $125,000 per year and benefits.
According to board president Michelle Zlomke, current interim superintendent Dr. Virginia Moon has been in contact with Sievering regarding any decisions that need to be made for the 2012-13 school year.
As Broken Bow Schools prepare to break ground on a long-awaited elementary school building project, community members have launched the â€śLittle Feet, Big Dreamsâ€ť capital improvement campaign to enhance the North Park Elementary project.
35 area wrestlers qualified for the 2012 Nebraska State Wrestling tournament that's scheduled to start Thursday morning at CenturyLink Center in Omaha. Qualifiers are listed as follows: (Name-weight class)
Kirby Pomplun -126
Jed Fenske-152 (38-0)
For all Broken Bow elementary students, the day begins with reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag. However, like most schools in the state, that usually ends by the time the students hit middle school.
However, if State Senator Tony Fulton, of Lincoln, has his way - beginning the school day with the pledge will be a requirement for ALL students.
Colten Eggleston, of Broken Bow is this yearâ€™s Spelling Champion. The seventh grader spelled 48 of 50 words correctly spread out over five lists of 10 words each in this year's competition Feb. 9 at the Municipal Building in Broken Bow.
Sandhills /Thedford 29
BROKEN BOW - - The Ansley Lady Warriors used a 14-point second quarter to carry them to a 48-29 win over Sandhills/Thedford and in the process claimed the Loup Valley Conference championship at Broken Bow High School Monday night
Entering the game, the match-up in the paint between Ansley's 5'11" center Kathleen Ryan and Sandhills/Thedford's 5'10â€ť Shelby Saner was going to prove intriguing; Ryan won the battle in the first quarter.
Twin Loup 48
BROKEN BOW - - Twin Loup flexed their defensive muscle and dropped Sandhills/Thedford 48-39 to clinch the Loup County Valley Conference championship Monday night at Broken Bow High School Monday night.
The Wolves and Knights battled evenly for the first three minutes, then two players emerged to give the Wolves momentum.
Ryan Mosier and Brandon hit back-to-back-to-back-to-back 3-pointers late in the first quarter and put Twin Loup up 16-8 after one quarter.
Anna Belle Price Zoerb passed away Feb. 5, 2012, at the age of 87 years at the Callaway Good Samaritan Center with her husband by her side.
Anna Belle was born July 25, 1924, on a farm near Callaway to Bryan and Julia Anna Pitkin Price. She attended Brown Valley Country School through the 8th grade and then went to Callaway Public school where she graduated in 1942.
Following graduation, Anna Belle taught in three different Country Schools.
Neil LaVern Wood, 89 of Broken Bow, died Feb. 5, 2012 at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in the Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Broken Bow and the Masonic Lodge in Broken Bow.
His greatest joys in life were his family, playing golf, and ranching.
Neil L. Wood was born Aug. 20, 1922, to Walter and Edna (Downey) Wood at Kearney. He grew up in on his father's ranch on the South Loup River, in Custer County.