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October 15th, 2010

Ansley FFA gives back to troops

October 15, 2010

Ansley High School’s FFA organization wants to do something special for the troops serving their country overseas. They voted Tuesday evening to gather a DVD Library through donated DVDs, and then to bundle them up and send them off to Iraq and Afghanistan.
“Watching DVDs is one of their forms of entertainment,” said FFA Advisor Randy Scott.
If you have any you would like to share please drop them off at Ansley High School, 1124 Cameron Street, in Ansley, between now and Oct. 26. For more information contact Mr. Scott at 308-935-1121, any Ansley High FFA member

Youth pastor hopes to revamp program

October 15, 2010

Custer County is welcoming a new youth pastor to the area. The Broken Bow Evangelical Free Church has brought in Brant Taylor, who formerly practiced in Columbus for 17 years. Brant’s full title is Associate Pastor of Youth and Family Ministries, with an emphasis on student ministry.
In a nutshell, it means Brant is here to make sure the younger people’s spiritual needs are being met. His primary focus will be on assisting parents with the spiritual formation of junior and senior high students.

October 14th

Local trucker offers helping hand

October 14, 2010

No one ever wants to be involved in a car accident. But in the unfortunate case that you are, you can hope that someone like Mike Mooney finds you.
You see, coming to the aid of a motorist in trouble is not new to Mike. He has been there, done that - a number of times. Though his family sees him as nothing short of a hero, Mike says he has “not done anything that anybody else wouldn’t do.”

Thursday night volleyball

October 14, 2010

Ansley 3, South Loup 0
Arcadia 3, Anselmo-Merna 2
Kearney Catholic 3, Ord 0
Mullen 3, Litchfield 0
Palmer 3, North Loup-Scotia 0
Sargent 3, Sandhills/Thedford 0
Shelton 3, Broken Bow 0
South Loup 3, Loup County 1
Southwest 3, Gothenburg 1

Nine area teams began play in the LVC Tournament last night. Top seed Ansley and second seed Mullen hosted first round action with remaining games to be played Saturday at Loup County.

October 13th

Paula Evans, 43

October 13, 2010

Paula Marie Evans, 43, of Litchfield died Oct. 7, 2010, following an accident near Litchfield.
Paula Evans was born July 13, 1967, in Broken Bow, to Lester and Elline (Senff) Evans. She graduated from Litchfield High School in 1985 and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1989.
She lived and worked in Seattle, Wash., for several years prior to moving back to Litchfield.

Phillip Gardner, 82

October 13, 2010

Phillip Keith Gardner, son of Harley Herbert Gardner and Carmen Kellenbarger Gardner, was born Sept. 9, 1927, in Broken Bow. He attended school in Broken Bow and graduated with Class of 1945.
Phillip was drafted into the military at 18 years of age and took his basic training at S.A.C. Field near San Antonio, Texas. He was then transferred to Lowry Field at Denver, Colo., where he graduated from the Clerk-Typist Technical School and then taught military correspondence there to about 5,000 troops for the remainder of his service in the newly formed United States Air Force until 1947.

Exchange student returns

October 13, 2010

Jonas Kaiser of Frankfurt, Germany, is spending three weeks of his summer vacation touring the States and visiting friends. Jonas first came to the United States in 2004 and spent one year here as a foreign exchange student.
During his stay, he lived with the Lewandowski family near Mason City and attended high school in Ansley. After his time was up, he returned to Germany to begin college.

Family business continues to grow

October 13, 2010

The family business just keeps growing!
Owners of Grassland Veterinary Hospital, Jack and Diane Longfellow, now employ six family members and counting!
After bringing their son, Dan, and daughter-in-law, Kristin, on board, they now employ two of their four children and two daughter-in-laws. With Todd and Maureen joining the business in the summer of 2007, and now Dan and Kristin, this brings the family count up to half-a-dozen members, since last April, when Dan and Kristin started.

Lady Indians defeat Ainsworth

October 13, 2010

AINSWORTH -- The Broken Bow Lady Indians defeated Ainsworth 3-1 Tuesday night. Broken Bow won the first set 25-20, the second 25-11, lost the third 23-25 then closed out the match in the fourth 25-12. The win is Broken Bow's sixth of the season. The Lady Indians return home for a match against Shelton Thursday which will also be parents night!

Young child with a big heart

October 13, 2010

When he saw pictures of his dad’s mission trip to Peru, Rhett Safranek wanted to help. He may only be 8-years-old, but this kid proves you’re never too young to make a difference.
Craig Safranek was part of a missions trip with a group called Scripture Union back in August, 2009. On the trip the group visited a boys home, located a 45-minute boat ride from the city of Iquitos, Peru. This home houses 40-50 boys.