October 6th, 2011
Junior Dixon "JD" Brown, age 79 of Broken Bow, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Graveside services were Sept. 23, in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Darrel Sybrant officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements. Memorials have been established to the Broken Bow Berean Church.
Junior Dixon "JD" Brown was born Feb. 15, 1932, at Broken Bow. He was the only child born to Dixon Palmer and Elizabeth May (Hothem) Brown.
Gloria G. Sargent, age 82 of Luverne, Minn., died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at the Sanford Hospital in Luverne. She was born Nov. 8, 1928, in Sargent to Kenneth and Maude (Coggins) Sargent.
Gloria graduated from Gibbon High School in 1947, and then attended Kearney State Teachers College in Kearney and obtained her teaching degree. She taught country school in the central Nebraska area.
She lived with her parents who owned and operated The Verne Drive Inn, where she worked until 1969. She then moved with her parents to Grand Island.
John Evans Amsberry, 91, was born Dec. 11, 1919, son of Frank G Amsberry and Elizabeth A Amsberry (Evans). He was born and lived the majority of his life in the Mason City area having farmed on the family homestead.
He took a job with manufacturing in the late 1950s in Broken Bow. Later he was licensed to sell insurance and did that until he retired.
He was always interested in the farm and working the soil. So in later years a big garden was a pastime he enjoyed; plus sharing the fruits of his labors.
MERNA--Anselmo-Merna used 28 first-half points and a late defensive stand to stymie Mullen 36-30.
The Coyotes quickly put points on the scoreboard.
A-M quarterback Joseph Christen scored on a three-yard plunge and A-M converted the two-point conversion to take an 8-0 lead.
After forcing Mullen to punt the Coyotes quickly found pay-dirt. It was Christen again, this time through the air, connecting with Jake Wells for a 52-yard touchdown pass.
A-M converted the two-point conversion before the Mullen found themselves down 16-0.
MASON CITY - - Residents of Mason City are urged to attend an important meeting in their community next week.
The U.S. Postal Service has scheduled a meeting for all Mason City postal customers about the possible closing of the Mason City Post Office. The meeting will be at the Mason City Community Building Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. Representatives of the Postal Service will explain options, answer questions and listen to comments from local citizens. If you have a 68855 zip code, you are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting in Mason City.
ATKINSON - Sandhills residents turned out in force last Thursday in Atkinson for a special public hearing convened by the State Department on a proposed pipeline to be built across Nebraska by TransCanada (partnered with ConocoPhillips).
Joann Still radiated in the glow of the October sun Saturday during the Cancer Walk, a glow reflected in the faces of the cancer survivors joining for a day on the square in Broken Bow, and in the faces of families and friends there to support the activity.
The citizens of Custer County havelong been aware of the tireless effort Mary Landkamer has put in to preserving our areaâ€™s history - and now the rest of the state of Nebraska knows it too.
This week, Mary was presented with the 2010 Nebraska Genealogist of the Year award by Nebraska State Geneological Society president Floyd Smith. The presentation took place at the Historical Museum, where Mary served as curator for 26 years.
Earlier this month, you may have been concerned about the smoke slowly filling the sky east of Broken Bow. Grass fires are not uncommon this time of year and the weather has been a bit drier. However, you can rest at ease as what you were seeing was the result of a controlled burn just outside of Berwyn, a fire started on purpose by Robert Harrold and his crew at Prescription Pyro, a custom burning business in Broken Bow. Habitat management was the goal.
Geoffrey J. Eng, 24 of Broken Bow, appeared in Custer County District Court Sept. 22 for a pretrial conference hearing. At that hearing, Eng entered a plea of no contest on an amended charge after reaching a plea agreement with the state.