January 21st, 2011
The Sandhills Conference basketball tournament schedules have been released and the Mullen boys and girls each drew the No. 1 seed and a first round bye. The the tournament will be played at Brady High School. Boys action kicks off Monday while girls action begins Tuesday. The Sandhills/Thedford boys will play Arthur County Monday at 5:30 p.m. and the Sandhills/Thedford girls will play Stapleton/McPherson County Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 24
SMC vs Cody-Kilgore
Sandhills/Thedford vs Arthur County
Hyannis vs Brady
Thursday, Jan. 27
Ansley 44, Pleasanton 34
CWC 62, Sargent 47
Litchfield 33, South Loup 22
Mullen 57, Brady 55
CWC 59, Sargent 50
Mullen 64, Brady 54
Pleasanton 56, Ansley 43
South Loup 60, Litchfield 56 (OT)
By CALLIE & KRISTA COX
Ken Cox, formerly of Mason City, received an early Christmas gift this year. It wasnâ€™t a new car, and it wasnâ€™t a cruise vacation. It was a visit from a very special guest, the man who saved his life. Torbin Kliche, Coxâ€™s stem-cell donor from Heyen, Germany, joined the Cox family on Thanksgiving weekend to meet the family he gave the greatest gift of allâ€”Life!
The Southwest Conference boys and girls basketball tournament brackets have been released. The Broken Bow Lady Indians drew the No. 3 seed and will host Ainsworth Monday night at 7 p.m. If the Lady Indians win Monday night they will advance to play the Valentine/Cozad winner Jan. 27. The girl's championship game will be Jan. 29 at 4:30 at North Platte High School.
BROKEN BOW -- The Broken Bow boys basketball team won their third game and second straight against Centura last Friday night.
Defense and rebounding was the theme through the first three quarters. The Indians then found some offensive momentum in the fourth quarter scoring 16 points while holding to Centura to 9.
MULLEN -- The Mullen Broncos are back to their winning ways after suffering their second loss of the season to Class C2 rated North Platte St. Patrickâ€™s 52-44.
The Broncos fell behind early in the first half as they were outscored 15-4 in the first quarter. The Broncos rallied in the second quarter to cut the lead to seven points trailing 28-21 at halftime.
Ervin â€śErvâ€ť Mortensen passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Ervin Eugene Mortensen was born Sept. 5, 1935, to Marvin and Grace (Krause) Mortensen on the family farm near Mason City. He attended school in Mason City through the 9th grade, when his fatherâ€™s illness required him to help on the farm.
He entered the U.S. Army Oct. 14, 1958, and served at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., and Ft. Bragg, N.C. Erv also spent nearly 1 1/2 years in Germany before being discharged Sept. 28, 1960, at Ft. Dix, N.J. He remained in the Army Reserve until 1964.
Christopher Floyd Glidden, infant son of Levi and Tiffany Glidden, was born into the arms of God Jan. 5, 2011.
JoAnn (Kaelin) Dramse-Bean, age 71 of St. Maries, Idaho, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at her home near St. Maries.
Jo, as she was known to most, was born Nov. 7, 1939, at the farm 1 1/2 miles south of Weissert, to George H. and Anna H. (Petersen) Kaelin. She received her early education at the rural grade school East Weissert District 17 and started high school at Westerville.
After three years the Westerville High School closed and she transferred to Ansley, where she graduated witht he class of 1957.
Mrs. Lillian Marie (Duryea) Swick, 96, of Norfolk passed away at her home, Heritage of Bel-Air, Jan. 16, 2011, after a long battle with Alzheimerâ€™s disease.
Lillian was born March 14, 1914, to Isaac and Inger Marie â€śMaryâ€ť (Matson) Duryea. She grew up in Blaine and Custer Counties, graduating from Merna High School in 1930.
June 14, 1936, she married Louis Oliver Swick at the Broken Bow Christian Church parsonage with Pastor W.A. Baldwin officiating. To this union one child was born, Janice Louise Swick.