SUMNER -- The S-E-M Mustangs claimed both the girls and boys championship titles of the S-E-M Pre-Holiday Tournament Saturday night. The Lady Mustangs earned the championship by defeating the Sargent Lady Bulldogs 51-42 while the Mustang boys defeated Elwood 63-33 in the final game of the tournament for the boys crown.
In the girls championship game, Sargent held the 24-23 advantage at halftime but the Lady Mustangs picked up their team offense in the second half to outscore the Lady Bulldogs 28-18.
ARNOLD -- Four area wrestling teams brought eight area communities together for the South Loup Invite last Thursday in Arnold. The South Loup Bobcats comprised of wrestlers from Arnold and Callaway hosted the teams from Anselmo-Merna, Ansley/ Arcadia, and Sandhills/ Thedford.
The invite was a duals meet where each team went head-to-head on the mat. No team scores were kept as many weight classes were open for one or both teams.
Individual dual results are as follows:
Anselmo-Merna vs Sandhills/Thedford
152: Colton Rush, A-M pinned Chance Giles, S/T, 5:54.
Dennis Keith Zeigler, 68 of Broken Bow, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010.
He was born July 12, 1944, in Broken Bow to Keith and Lillian (Ferguson) Zeigler. he spent most of his life in Broken Bow, graduating in 1962.
March 16, 1966, he married Ruby Davy in Moline, Ill. To this union three children were born; Darcy, Deana and Dustin.
Denny worked road construction until joining the Navy in 1965. He served in the Navy four and a half years, after which they returned to Broken Bow to raise their family.
Eric William Gallett was born May 24, 1965, in Manchester Center, Vt., and died Dec. 14, 2010, at Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow, at the age of 45 years, 6 months and 19 days.
Eric joined the United States Coast Guard in August, 1983, and was stationed in Long Beach, Calif. He met Tina Wilder on the USCG Cutter Hamilton in 1989, and proposed Thanksgiving of that year in CuraÃao (pronounced Curasow) in the Netherlands Antilles in the Caribbean. They were married Jan. 27, 1990, in Salem, N.H., and made their home in Boston, Mass.
Jerry (Grease) Kramer, 59, a rancher from Stapleton, passed away Dec. 18, 2010, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.
He was born June 13, 1951, to Eugene and Lenora Kramer. Jerry graduated from Stapleton High School in 1969, with many athletic honors.
Jerry could make and repair anything out of nothing. He and his father did custom haying, and grass drilling, along with ranching.
Martha Frances Beeken, 76, was born Nov. 22, 1934, in Thedford, to Cecil and Lottie (Swisher) Herbaugh. She grew up and graduated from high school in Thedford.
She married Tom Beeken and together they had five children. Martha and Tom lived on the ranch in Gandy for many years. She was a member of Extension Club and a 4-H leader. She assisted every year with the Gandy alumni party. She also received several commendations for her leadership with 4-H.
Viola (Ada) Spencer Lucas was born June 7, 1925. She departed this life Dec. 14, 2010, at Broken Bow.
Services were Dec. 18, 2010, at the United Methodist Church in Arnold with Pastor Dale Coates and Frank Scott officiating. Interment was in the Arnold Cemetery with Arnold Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Viola and her twin sister, Iola, were born at the family home near Weissert. They were two of 12 children born to Ralph and Elsie (Pirnie) Spencer.
Nineteen-year-old Skyler J. Linn was sentenced in Custer County District Court Dec. 16, to 12-15 months in the Nebraska Department of Corrections. The sentence was part of a plea agreement Linn and his attorney reached with the State.
Linn was arraigned in Custer County Court Dec. 6, and was charged with three counts of burglary and one count of possession of a stolen firearm. All are Class III felonies. The burglaries involved Broken Bow businesses, including Garrett Tire, Farritor Auto Parts and Clark Dental.
Finances and personnel were the key issues discussed at the Monday meeting of the Broken Bow Board of Education.
The Board voted unanimously to approve the resignation of Dave Pruden, BBHS business teacher and head girls basketball coach, effective Dec. 20, 2010. Interim superintendent Dr. Virginia Moon declined to comment on the circumstances that led to Pruden's resignation.
Michael Chipps, president of Mid Plains Community College, was among those who braved the cold Monday morning to check out the progress of the new Custer Campus in Broken Bow. MPCC is one of the colleges who will be leasing space and providing classes at the campus when it opens in the Fall of 2011.
The college campus is the result of a large fundraising effort in Custer County and the surrounding area. The majority of the funds being used to build the college came from individual donors and businesses in the area, through the efforts of the Custer Economic Development Corporation.