September 21st, 2011
Look out central Nebraska - here come the junkers! By the time you read this the number of people along the Sandhills Journey and Loup Rivers Scenic Byways will have already begun to increase - thanks to the 8th annual Junk Jaunt.
The event was born in 2004, when members of the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway were discussing ideas of promoting the area. Someone threw out the idea of a garage sale marathon, which received laughs from some in attendance. Others thought it might be worth a try, and after some brainstorming the name âJunk Jauntâ was chosen - and the rest as they say is history.
When Tanya Woodward felt the calling to serve in the missionary field, she answered. Just last month, Tanya returned from a 5-week trip to Madagascar, and Saturday evening she shared her experiences of that trip during a special presentation at the Broken Bow Berean Church.
Tanya is a junior at Northwestern University in Orange City, Iowa, majoring in English. This past summer she took the opportunity to participate in a service program through the college - an experience she says changed her life.
Pastor Roger Gillming wears more than one uniform. He is the pastor of the Callaway United Methodist Church, and he is also a a first responder and fireman.
Sunday, Sept. 11, the United Methodist, St. Boniface Catholic and Lutheran churches joined together for a service honoring area first responders, the Custer County Sheriffâs office and the area men and women currently serving in the Armed Services.
Gillming wore his blue first responder shirt, and a tie. He said this was the first and last time anyone would see him in that shirt, and a tie.
MULLEN--Sandhills/Thedford used big plays and two long runs in the second quarter by running back Dillion Simonson to shock Mullen 28-22.
New owners Lisa and Kip Russell hosted an open house and ribbon cutting at Pleasure Lanes Sept. 9. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Broken Bow business.
Lisa began working at the bowling alley when she was just 14-years-old. She worked there for 10 years, took a 5-year break for college and to work with her mom, and came back about a year and a half ago.
When long-time owner Jerry Pomplun decided to sell the business, Lisa says she and Kip toyed with the idea, but didnât really give it serious thought until it had been on the market for several months.
Graveside services for Emanuel 'Toby' Hosek will be Sept. 23, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Geranium Cemetery.
Emanuel (Toby) Hosek, 85, of Sargent, died Aug. 1, 2011, at the University of Colorado Medical Center in Denver, Colo. He was born April 19, 1926, in Sargent, to Joseph and Agnes (Hejsek) Hosek
Toby is survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Joseph, Emil, Anne, and Mary Hosek, Agnes Hollingsworth, and Emma McGahan
Darb Ahrens left her failing earthly body and assumed her incorruptible heavenly body the afternoon of Sept. 10, 2011. As her immediate family surrounded her bed, held her hands, stroked her forehead and softly sang her favorite hymns, Darb quietly passed from this earth and into heaven with dignity and grace.
Mina Darlene Ahrens (Spencer) was born April 28, 1929, and was the eighth of 11 surviving children of Ralph and Elsie Spencer of Weissert. Darb was raised on the Spencer homestead farm near Weissert, where she attended school and the Church of God.
Everett Glen Zierlein, age 92, of Lake McConaughy, passed away Sept, 11, 2011 at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.
He grew up in the Sandhills until leaving for WWII. He served in the U.S. Army in Normandy, France, Rhineland, and Central Europe from 1941 to 1945. He returned to the Sandhills and married Lula Hopkins Dec. 18, 1946. He ranched on the family ranch near Arnold for many years.
He married Burnice Dickenson in 1981. He retired to Lake McConaughy in the early 80âs.
John J. Faherty, 80, of Arnold departed from this life Sept. 11, 2011. He was born Aug. 4, 1931, in Arnold, to Anna Catherine (Mackley) Faherty and John William Faherty.
He graduated from Arnold High School, Creighton University and Kearney Teachers College with a masters degree in English. He taught English in several schools.
John was a veteran of the Korean War. He had been a bookkeeper for many years at Hagler Trucking, after which he retired to his farm south of Arnold.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father and his sister, Dolores.
Dorothy Granger, 90, of Comstock, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at her residence.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Wescott Baptist Church in Comstock with the Rev. Don Schauda officiating. Burial will be in the Douglas Grove Cemetery west of Comstock. Rhoad Funeral Home of Sargent is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Rose (Plock) Granger was born Nov. 22, 1920, in Valley County, to Albert and Ethel (Lusk) Plock. She was the ninth child born of 15. She spent her whole life in the Comstock area.