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April 20th, 2012

A-M students face “grim” scenario

April 20, 2012

Once again, the Safe Communities for Custer County Committee sponsored a “Grim Reaper” program at an area high school. Students at Anselmo-Merna high school were visited Monday, as throughout the day the “reaper” plucked a student from the classroom every 32 minutes - signifying how often it is estimated someone in this country loses their life as the result of drinking and driving.

April 19th

Sandra Meinhardt, 74

April 19, 2012

Sandra Verlene Meinhardt, 74, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away at the home of her son, Brett Meinhardt, also of Sierra Vista, April 14, 2012, after a brief struggle with melanoma cancer.
She was born March 13, 1938, the third child of Ralph and Avis Headley Clay in Broken Bow. She started elementary school near Berwyn. In February 1947, she and her sister Dawn, after the death of their mother, moved to Longview, Wash., to live with their grandparents, Willie and Elsie Headley.

Mandy Salazar & Andy Holland

April 19, 2012

Paul and Mary Holland of Broken Bow and Bill and Mary salazar of Berwyn proudly announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Mandy Jane Salazar and Andrew Calvin Holland.
Grandparents of the bride-to-be are the late Ray and ruth Ramsdell of Broken Bow, and Jennie Salazar and the late Jessie Salazar of Wyoming.
Grandparents of the prospective groom are the late Calvin Holland and the late Leona Holland Miller, and the late John and Lorena Esch.
The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Ansley High School and is currently employed at Grocery Kart.

Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Meyer

April 19, 2012

Tracy Keep and Jonathan Meyer were united in marriage Oct. 22, 2011, at Holcomb Evangelical Free Church in Holdrege.
Parents of the bride are Willie and Barb Keep of Elm Creek. She is the granddaughter of Shirley Scoville of Elwood, and Meredith Keep of Elm Creek.
The groom is the son of Gary and Stephanie Meyer of Broken Bow, and the grandson of Kenny and Carol Kroll of Steinauher.
The wedding was officiated by Mitch Ivey. Maid of honor was Kelsey Keep of Elm Creek. Flower girl was Arabella Bernache of Shelton, cousin of the groom.

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Parker

April 19, 2012

Trisha Joy Hayen and Mark Edward Parker were married Nov. 11, 2011, at The Rushmore PLaza Holiday Inn in Rapid City, S.D. Trisha is the daughter of Brian and Lisha Hayen of Hill City, S.D. She is a 2004 graduate of Hill City, S.D. and is currently attending NAU in Rapid City, S.D. She is employed at Prairie Berry Winery in Hill City. Grandparents of the bride are Willis and Elaine Hayen of Rapid City.

Session ends with 2 veto overrides

April 19, 2012

LINCOLN - On the last day of the legislative session, state senators overrode two gubernatorial vetoes: expanding prenatal care and allowing municipalities to increase their sales tax.  A veto relating to horse racing stood.   
LB599 will provide prenatal medical assistance for women not covered under Medicaid, including illegal immigrants and women in prison.  According to the bill’s fiscal note, 1,162 unborn babies will be covered annually. In a letter explaining his veto, Gov. Dave Heineman said he opposed the bill because it gave taxpayers’ benefits to illegal immigrants. 

Ansley business gets remodel, new owner

April 19, 2012

ANSLEY - - The Ansley bar, located along Highway 2 directly across from the lake, is under new ownership and is undergoing a major face-lift.
Jerry Grosse-Rhode is originally from Omaha, but has experienced life in the Sandhills a few times in his life. He was a resident of Ord in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
He and his wife Janet have just moved back to Ansley in the past two years. Janet is native to the community and the couple moved back to be closer to their family.

April 18th

Twin Loup men, Ansley-Litchfield women top field at Overton

April 18, 2012

Overton Invite- 4/17/12

Results from area schools only with participants placing in the top 6

Womens results:

Team Totals:
1. Ansley-Litchfield-167
2. Axtell- 84
3. Amherst- 75
4. Twin Loup- 69
5. S-E-M-58
6. Pleasanton- 19
7. Overton- 15

4x400 meter relay:
1. Ansley-Litchfied- Katelyn Watts, Alivia Wardyn, Kayla Reynolds, Nicole Wardyn-4:35
3.Twin Loup- Susanna Ahlen, Emily Clayton, Rebecca Clark, Monica Keith-5:00

4x800 meter relay:
1. Ansley-Litchfield- Katelyn Watts, Rebeckah Lewis, Kara Ostrand, Katie Drake- 10:55.25

Saner commits to Northeast Community College

April 18, 2012

Sandhills/Thedford senior Shelby Saner signed her letter of intent Wednesday for Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Neb. She will continue her basketball career with the Hawks as a freshman in the fall. Saner was selected as a 2nd team All-Stater in Class D1n the Omaha World Herald. She finished her career at Sandhills/Thedford as the 5th leading rebounder in the state for all classes.


April 18, 2012

Jeffrey S. Woods, of Broken Bow, was arraigned in Custer County District Court March 22 on two felonies. Count 1, use of a firearm to commit a felony, is a Class II felony and carries a possible penalty of 1-50 years in prison. Count 2, terroristic threats, is a Class IV felony and carries a possible penalty of 0-5 years in prison and/or $10,000 fine. If convicted on both counts they would be required to be served consecutively.
Woods plead not guilty to both charges and was scheduled for jury trial June 11.

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