November 11th, 2010
The Ansley Lady Warriors and Mullen Lady Broncos return to the state volleyball tournament after each won district championships last Thursday. The state tournament, which has moved to Grand Island and Hastings in 2010 and 2011, begins tonight with both Ansley and Mullen among the eight teams in the Class D2 tournament field.
The Loup Valley Conference is guaranteed to be represented in the Class D2 championship game as Mullen and Sargent both advanced with decisive wins in the playoff quarterfinals. The LVC is assured a position in the title game because Mullen and Sargent must meet on the gridiron for the second time this season. The winner will advance to play the winner of Howells vs Giltner at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln Nov. 15 at 10:15 a.m.
OVERTON -- The dream season for South Loupâ€™s football team came to an end Tuesday night. The Bobcatâ€™s traveled to Overton for the Class D1 quarterfinal game.
South Loup opened the game with a good kickoff return near mid-field. Then on the third play from scrimmage, Logan Glendy broke out to a 35-yard touchdown run.
The Nebraska Team took first place with 65 points to win the 50th Nebraska One Box Pheasant Hunt. Captain of the team was Matt Thomas. Team members were J.C. Ourada, Kent Leibhart, George W. Doyle and John Anderson. Guides for the team were Mike Holcomb and Jeff Evans, Dog Handler was Josh Robertson and the Scorekeeper was Todd Fenton.
Funeral Services for Kurt A. Gilmore, age 41, of Miller, formerly of Merna, will be held Wednesday, November 10, at 2:00pm, at the United Methodist Church in Miller, with Rev. Bonnie Brock and Ken Hutson officiating, interment will be in the Watertown Cemetery east of Miller. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials are suggested to the family. On-line condolences may be submitted to osafh.com. O'Brien Straatman Funeral Home in Kearney is in charge of the arrangements.
The Ansley Lady Warriors and Mullen Lady Broncos are returning to the State Volleyball Tournament next weekend in Grand Island.
Ansley defeated Loomis in straight sets last night 25-11, 25-15 and 25-20 for the Class D2-4 District Championship.
Mullen defeated Hay Springs 3-1 for the Class D2-6 District Championship.
The tournament pairings for the Class D2 field has been set with Ansley earning the No. 4 seed and Mullen getting the No. 8 seed.
Three area teams remain in the state football playoffs and will hit the road for quarterfinal games Tuesday night. Mullen, Sargent and South Loup cruised to impressive victories with all three winning by large margins.
In the Class D2 playoff, Mullen was a 40-14 winner over Brady and will travel to Loomis for a 6 p.m. game Tuesday night. Loomis was a 19-18 winner over West No. 2 seed St. Mary's.
Sargent easily won the battle of the Bulldog's 58-7. Sargent will head to Eustis to play the West No. 1 seed Eustis-Farnam Knights at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Terry McCandless, age 53, of Broken Bow died Nov. 1, 2010, at Evanston, Wyo. Funeral services will be Nov. 5, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Evangelical Free Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Rick Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Visitation will be held today, Nov. 4, 2010, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Govier Bros. Mortuary with family greeting friends from 5-6 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the family. More details to appear later.
Michelle Koinzan, age 53, of Broken Bow, died Oct. 28, 2010, at the Golden Living-Center in Broken Bow.
Michelle Ann Koinzan was born May 31, 1957, at Des Moines, Iowa to Keith and Alice (Sassy) McKee. Michelle lived in various places as a child.
She was united in marriage to John Koinzan. To this union three sons were born John, Adam and Ethan. Michelle loved spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed the writing classes that she took at Mid Plains Community College. She also loved horses, camping and fishing.
Margaret Ann â€śPeggyâ€ť Keating Morgan, 75, of Overland Park, Kan., passed away Oct. 26, 2010, at her home.
Peggy was born Feb. 9, 1935, in Loup City, to Paul and Stella Keating.
She graduated from St. Maryâ€™s Cathedral School in Grand Island, and attended Mount St. Scholastica College in Atchison, Kan.