April 27th, 2012
WASHINGTON - By just two votes more than the minimum required, the U.S. Senate Wednesday passed S 1789, the bipartisan 21st Century Postal Act, 62 to 37. NNA (National Newspaper Association) President Reed Anfinson, publisher of the Swift County Monitor-News in Benson, Minn., hailed the Senate's vote as a critical step toward restoring the U.S. Postal Service to soundness.
Charles and Amee (Wonch) Hall of McCook, proudly announce the birth of a baby girl. Livia Lee Hall was born March 29, 2012, at Tri Valley Hospital in Cambridge. She weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. Proud grandparents are Rodney Wonch, and Jody and Ken Slingsby, all of Ansley, Lyman Hall of Culbertson, and Liz Moffett of Trout, La.. Great-grandparents are Maxine Wonch, and Gale and Judy Moody.
Melissa Dawn Fellows and Kenneth James Crawford are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is currently employed as a CNA/ER tech at Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
The prospective groom is employed as frozen food manager at Grocery Kart in Broken Bow.
The couple plans to be married May 26, 2012, in a 4 p.m. ceremony in the Broken Bow City Square Park. Pastor Mike Wheatly will officiate.
Flower girl for the wedding will be Kaytee Crawford, and ring bearers will be Zakary and Shaun Crawford, all children of the groom.
Bradley Ray Hendrickson, age 41 of Broken Bow, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at his home.
Brad was born Jan. 28, 1971, in Broken Bow to Ted and Mary (Trotter) Hendrickson. He attended Broken Bow schools, graduating in 1989.
After graduation he was employed at Becton-Dickinson until he moved to Phoenix, Ariz., where he worked for Revlon Company. Upon his return to Broken Bow in 1996, he went back to B-D, and worked there until he had to leave for health issues.
Evelyn Patterson, 88, longtime Ogallala resident, died Friday, April 20, 2012, in Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant.
Evelyn F. Patterson was born March 12, 1924 in Ansley, the daughter of Thomas and Florence (Armour) Price. She attended school in Ansley until her junior year when she and her family moved to Ogallala. She graduated in 1942.
November 7, 1942, Evelyn married Douglas Patterson at Grand Island. The couple lived in Ansley and Lexington before they moved to Ogallala in 1956.
Max Edgar Copsey, 91 of Albany, Ore., passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at the Mennonite Home. He was a kind and gentle man loved by everyone who knew him.
Max was born in Sargent Dec. 6, 1920, the son of Milton F. and Anna S. (Amos) Copsey. He was raised in Westerville and attended schools there.
Max moved to Albany in 1940, and worked for Simpson Plywood. He married Ellen Moore Jan. 19, 1941, and in 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in New Guinea, the southern Philippines and Luzon. He was discharged from Fort Logan, Colo., in 1945.
James (Jim) Joyce Eacker was born in Ericson Nov. 26, 1924, and grew up in Broken Bow. Jim passed away April 14, 2012, at St. Josephâ€™s Hospital in Orange, Calif., surrounded by his family.
He was the 12th child of 15 born to proud parents John Isaac Eacker and Freida Marie (Thomas) Eacker. Jim joined the U.S. Coast Guard Dec. 7, 1942, and was honorably discharged April 19, 1946.
Jim married Geraldine (Jerry) Mae Nunes June 15, 1947. Jim and Jerry lived in Holmes Flat, Calif., from 1947 till 1956.
William Eugene Hickey, age 71 of Cozad, passed away Monday, April 23, 2012 at his home in Cozad after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Bill was born Dec. 22, 1940, to William J. and Gertrude (McCarthy) Hickey at their home near Anselmo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Michael; step-father, Lyle Kutsch and sister-in-law, Connie Hickey.
The Department of Economic Developmentâ€™s Travel and Tourism Division is once again hosting its â€śPassportâ€ť program, and this year five area entities have been included on the list.
Designed to encourage travel and tourism across Nebraska, the Passport program includes a number of specialized tours. Broken Bowâ€™s own Arrow Hotel is one of the stops featured on the Unique Accommodations Tour.
SARGENT - - Sargent Elementary School is getting a new playground. Years of weathering has made the current Woodchuck equipment no longer safe.
With the dedication of the students and effort from the community, the playground is underway. Various student fund-raisers included selling popcorn after school, paying to wear pajamas to school, buying extra recess time and selling homemade cookies. The 6th grade class even wrote letters asking for donations.