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May 18th, 2012

Gaylean Young, 68

May 18, 2012

Memorial services for Gaylene Louise Young, age 68 of Bastrop, Texas, formerly of the Sargent area, were Monday, April 30, 2012, at the Catholic Church in Sargent.
Born June 24, 1943, in Loup City, to Omer and Maxine Johnson, Gaylene passed unexpectedly in her home April 19, 2012, in Bastrop, Texas with her loving husband Bruce Young as always right by her side.

Janet Finney, 76

May 18, 2012

Janet Finney, age 76 of Merna, died Sunday, May 6, 2012, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Janet Ruth Pohlreich Finney was born Nov. 27, 1935, at Anselmo to Rudy and Rose (Loughran) Polhreich. She attended Columbia Table grade school and graduated from Merna High School in 1953. She taught school for one year at Farritor School east of Victoria Springs State Park, attended Duchesne College in Omaha for one year, and then St. Francis School of Nursing in Grand Island for two years graduating in 1957.

Gale Payton, 80

May 18, 2012

Gale Morgan Payton, age 80, of Encampment, Wyo., took his final flight to be with Jesus May 5, 2012, at Encampment, Wyo.
He was born the youngest of nine children Jan 8, 1932, in Callaway. As a youth he grew up on the old N.M. Morgan Homestead, just a half mile north of town. He loved building and flying model airplanes. He attended and graduated from Callaway High School in 1950. He married his wife Lila Chamberlin Dec. 31, 1952, in the Mason City Methodist Church.

Helen B. Gates, 92

May 18, 2012

Hastings resident, Helen B. Gates, 92, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012 at Mary Lanning Memorial HealthCare, Hastings.

Mason Lane Behmerwohld

May 18, 2012

Heather and Ty Behmerwohld of Mason City proudly announce the birth of a son, Mason Lane Behmerwohld, born May 3, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island. Mason weighed 7 ounds 7 ounces and was 19 inches long.
Mason is welcomed home by siblings Shelby and Ashton. Also welcoming Mason are grandparents Jerry and Rita Rosentreader of Mason City, and Bill and Suzie Behmerwohld of Brunning.

Allison Fees & Joel Varah

May 18, 2012

Allison Fees of Lincoln and Joel Varah of Broken Bow are planning a June 23 wedding at Grace Lutheran Church in Pleasanton.
Parents of the couple are Kermit and Linda Fees of Miller and Kirk and Kay Varah of Bridgeport.
Allison is an artist and an art teacher at Omaha Westside School. She will be the art teacher at Litchfield School next year.
Joel is an engineer at BD in Broken Bow.

Taylor Driver & Casey Halstead

May 18, 2012

Brian and Sheri Driver, Deanne Halsead, and Craig and Linda Halstead are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children, Taylor Ann Driver and Casey Daniel Halstead.
Taylor is a 2008 graduate of Le Mars Community High School in Le Mars, Iowa. She attended Wayne State College pursuing a degree in Unified Early Childhood Education. She will be transferrring to Peru State College in the fall to finish her degree.

Mr. & Mrs. Tom Yockey

May 18, 2012

Paige Martin and Tom Yockey were joined in Holy Matrimony Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at the Berean Church in Broken Bow, with Pastor Larry DeMoss officiating.
Paige is the daughter of Bob and Charlene Martin of Broken Bow. Grandparents of the bride are Harriett Barnes of Gothenburg, and the late Glenn Barnes and Stanley and Virginia Martin of Broken Bow. Tom is the son of John and Kris Yockey of Phillips. Grandparents of the groom are Wilt and Eileen Forsman of Aurora, and John and Joyce Moloney of Sun City Center, Fla.

Broken Bow Utilities earns NMPP Energy’s Project of Year Award

May 18, 2012

LINCOLN - - NMPP Energy awarded the City of Broken Bow Utilities with a Project of the Year Award in the 1,501-5,000 population category for its LED city light conversion project at its 37th Annual Meeting and Conference in Hastings, Neb., March 28.

Good News! - - Rural Post Offices to stay open

May 18, 2012

The United States Postal Services has a problem. The organization is losing money, lots and lots of money.

One solution presented last year was to close some of the rural post offices. The residents of the local communities spoke up, and the U.S. Postal Service listened.

Area post offices listed for closure on the first go around included: Comstock, Mason City, Sumner, Oconto and Purdum. Every indication at the time was that more were to be added. Public hearings were conducted and residents were asked to provide reasons why their post office should stay open.

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