March 28th, 2011
World War II Vets are invited to join the Central Nebraska Hero Flight headed to Washington, D.C. June 9-11. The focus of the trip is to provide the opportunity for WWII veterans to visit the Memorial built in their honor.
The trip, for Custer County WWII veterans is free of charge. The veterans are encouraged to bring along a family member as an escort. There is a $300 fee for their escort.
â€śThese trips are a small token for the price these humble heroes paid when they went to battle for their country,â€ť said WWII Hero Flight committee member Norm McCaslin.
KEARNEY -- The 2011 high school track season is officially underway. This past weekend five area teams began their season at the UNK Indoor meet. South Loup participated in the Class C field Friday while Anselmo-Merna, Ansley, Loup County and Sargent participated in the Class D field.
The South Loup boys finished third to first place Wood River and second place Alma. The Bobcat 4x400-meter relay team was the only first place medalist for South Loup with a 3:51.34 time. Running the relay were Aaron Stryker, Tanner Cline, Taylor Linegar and Zane Ellis.
Patricia R. "Patty" Mostek, 41, of Loup City, died Monday, March 14, 2011, at her home, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Services were March 18, at St. Josaphat's Catholic Church in Loup City with the Rev. Barbara L. Spangler officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mostek was born July 11, 1969, at Callaway, the daughter of Mark T. and Pamela J. (Reed) Pearson. She was united in marriage to Chuck W. Mostek Nov. 17, 1984, at Phillipsburg, Kansas.
Darrel D. Clark died March 14, 2011, in Sargent at his home following a lengthy illness.
Darell was born Jan. 6, 1935, to Allen and Louisa J. (Daugherty) Clark at Round Valley, the youngest of six children. He attended elementary school at Weissert, Round Valley and attened high school in Sargent and Broken Bow.
He enlisted in the United States Army April 22, 1954. He served in Korea with Company A 51st Signal Battalion Corps until Feb. 9, 1956. He was in the Reserves until 1962. Darrel received the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
Charline C. Bendig, 90, of Kearney, died Monday, March 14, 2011 at Mt. Carmel Home Keens Memorial. A memorial mass was Tuesday, March 22, at Mt. Carmel Chapel in Kearney with the Rev. Tom Mullowney officiating. Interment was at the Newport Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Carmel Home Keens Memorial in Kearney. On-line condolences may be submitted to osafh.com. O'Brien Straatmann Funeral Home in Kearney was in charge of arrangements.
Garnet R. Wright was born Oct. 10, 1926, at Mason City, the oldest child of Ed and Atha (Guthrie) Wright. Garnet started his school years northeast of Mason City.
Most of his school years were in town and he graduated from Mason City High School in 1944. After graduation he spent the summer working on the railroad crew while waiting to be called up to serve in the Navy Air Corps. He spent two years in the service and in 1946 he came to Broken Bow and started working in the Gambles Store.
Ray Lewandowski, 79, of Litchfield, died Thursday, March 17, 2011, at his home in Litchfield. Services were Monday, March 21, at St. Gabrielâ€™s Church in Hazard with the Rev. Martin Egging officiating. Burial was in the Litchfield Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Litchfield Fire Department or St. Gabrielâ€™s Altar Society. Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna was in charge of arrangements.
Ray Lewandowski was born Decc 17, 1931, in Sherman County, to John and Barbara (Kaminski) Lewandowski. He was educated in Litchfield and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1949.
Mary M. Lane, age 88 of Lincoln, formerly of the Callaway Broken Bow area died Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Gramercy Hill in Lincoln. Funeral services were March 25, 2011, at the Berean Fundamental Church in Broken Bow with Pastor Larry DeMoss and Pastor Steve Selfridge officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Callaway. Memorials may be made to the Berean Church, Homeward Trails, or the Grace Community Evangelical Free in Lincoln.
Mary Mildred Lane was born November 12, 1922, near Callaway, Nebraska to Bryan R. and Anna (Pitkin) Price.
C. Azale Line, 89 of Miller, died Monday, March 21, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Funeral services were March 24, at 10:30 a.m. at the Miller Methodist Church in Miller with the Rev. Bonnie Brock officiating. Burial will be at the Armada Cemeter in Miller. Visitation is planned prior to services Thursday at the church. Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney is in charge of arrangements. A message of condolence, tribute or memory can be left at www.hlmkfuneral.com
Stella Helen Carruth, age 96 of North Platte, passed away March 16, 2011, at Premier Estates. She was born Aug. 23, 1914, in Milburn to William and Cora Clarke Barnes.
Stella grew up in Blaine County. She married Clayton Carruth Oct. 28, 1934, in Greeley. He preceded her in death in 1963.
The couple lived in Blaine County for many years. They lived in Custer County for five years and then back to Blaine County. Stella worked at local restaurants and for the Brewster School System.