Brandon and Kelli (Kastens) Brueggemann of Gibbon are proud to introduce their daughter, Madison Ann Bruegge-mann, born Nov. 23, 2011 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long. Madison joins a brother, Collin, at home.
Proud grandparents are Garry and Glenda Kastens of Anselmo, Bill and Cathleen Brueggemann of Plattesmouth, and Syndie Beavers of Kearney. Great-grandparents are Keith and Marie Kastens of Merna, and Wayne Tushick of Kearney.
Bob and Charlene Martin of Broken Bow, and John and Kris Yockey of Aurora, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Paige and Tom.
Paige is a 2009 graduate of Broken Bow High School and is the granddaughter of Harriett Barnes of Gothenburg and the late Glenn Barnes, and Stanley and Virginia Martin of Broken Bow.
Tom is a 2006 graduate of Aurora High School and the grandson of Wilt and Eileen Forsman of Aurora, and John and Joyce Moloney of Sun City Center, Fla.
Megan Elizabeth Keller of Thedford/Valentine, and Jacob Burdell Seeley of Halsey, are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Shane and Karen Keller of Valentine. She is a 2007 graduate of Thedford High School and will graduate in 2012 with a bachelorâ€™s degree in human biology and psychology. Megan is currently working as a physical therapy aide at the Chadron Community Hospital in Chadron, and is planning to pursue a career in Rehabilitation Services.
William C. Doty, age 83 of Broken Bow, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.
Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangements.
Toni Marie Turner, age 50 of Broken Bow, passed away Nov. 30, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow. Memorial funeral services will be Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at 2 p.m. in Govier Brothers Mortuary at Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date. A memorial guest book may be signed at Govier Brothers Mortuary Wednesday, Dec 14, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Edward "Buck" Bolen, age 89 of Anselmo, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
Private family services with military honors were Dec. 5, at the Ft. McPherson Cemetery at Maxwell, with the Rev. Doug Jones officiating. .
Edward "Buck" L. Bolen was born May 28, 1922, at Merna, to Archie Daniel and Edna May (Jacquot) Bolen. He was the youngest of five children. He graduated from Merna High School in 1942.
Carl Elfgren passed away at his home in Overton Nov. 30, 2011, at the age of 73.
Carl was born Oct. 20, 1938, in East Killingly, Conn., the second of six children born to Ernest and Dorothy (Oatley) Elfgren. He spent most of his childhood in Connecticut until the summers of 1955 and 1956, when he traveled by covered wagon with his parents, brothers and sisters to Nebraska.
Carl attended school in Connecticut thru his junior year in high school. After moving to Nebraska with his parents he graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1957.
Mabel Ione Parrish Thurman was born Jan. 3, 1907, on a farm near Bee, Nebr. She passed away Dec. 3, 2011, in McPherson, Kan., at the age of 104 years and 11 months--exactly one month shy of her 105th birthday. Her parents were Julia Etta Lusher Parrish and Arthur Warren Parrish.
In 1909, the family moved to Custer County, onto a farm four miles northwest of Oconto. Mabel attended Lucky Star District 213 and Lower Lodi District 73.
E-mail scams are nothing new, even to residents of Custer County. But a report of a recent scam in which an area residentâ€™s life was threatened has authorities concerned.
Custer County Sheriff Dan Osmond says a report was made to his office from a Custer County woman, who prefers to remain unidentified, of an e-mail she received in which she was told a close friend of hers had hired this individual to kill her.
In the message, the man told the victim his boys had located her and were watching her, and she was not to contact police.
Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico have suffered drought conditions this past year. Oklahoma is the driest on record since the 1930s. Already devastated by an ongoing drought, Texas was hit hard last summer with out of control wildfires that ravaged agriculture and created billions of dollars in economic damage, the worst on record. Called â€˜the Summer from Hellâ€™, the state experienced more than 21,000 wildfires that burned through nearly 3.7 million acres.