Jason and Trish Kollars are the very proud parents of a baby girl, Gisella Christine, born June 5, 2011, at Dewitt Army Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, Virg.
She weighed 8 pounds 5.9 ounces.
Jason is a major in the U.S. Air Force. The family resides in Woodbridge, Virg.
Grandparents are Janet and Ken Neaterous of Broken Bow, Ron and Dee Fenski of Grand Island, and Jim and Janice Kollars of Lincoln. Living great-grandparents are Jim and Lucille Barker of Broken Bow, Dorothy Fenski of Grand Island, Robert Kollars of Albuquerque, N.M., and Marie Naeve of Albion.
Willie and Barb Keep of Elm Creek, and Gary and Stephanie Meyer of Broken Bow, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Tracy Lynn Keep and Jonathan Patrick Meyer.
The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Elm Creek High School, and will graduate in 2012 from Palmer College of Chiropractic with a bachelor of science and doctor of chiropractic degree.
Byron and Connie Cox of Purdum are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Bobbi Lee Cox, to Trent Lee Zimmerman. Trent is the son of Lex and Nita Zimmerman of Mullen.
Bobbi is a 2006 graduate of Sandhills High School and received a bachelor of arts in education degree from Fort Hays College. Bobbi is employed as a fifth grade teacher and coach at Hyannis Public School.
Trent is a 2004 graduate of Mullen High School. He is employed at the Mike Dent Ranch at Seneca.
The couple is planning an Oct. 29 wedding.
A group of distinguished guests gathered at Victoria Springs State Recreation Area June 11, 2011, to celebrate the wedding of Joanna Goodner and Theodore âTedâ Haumont.
The bride is the daughter of Darrel and Carol Goodner, and the groom is the son of Phil and Joyce Haumont.
The bride was escorted by her father and wore a long strapless white gown.
Maid of honor was Abbie Goodner, sister of the bride, and bridesmaid was Barbara Haumont, sister of the groom. Both girls wore yellow sundresses.
Best man was Jeremy Haskel, and groomsman was Nick Dutton, close friends of the groom.
Following the results of a community wide telephone survey regarding the facility needs of Broken Bow Public Schools, the school board agreed to take another bond issue proposal to the voters. During an Open House at North Park school Tuesday evening, details of the bond issue were outlined to a large number of district patrons.
Broken Bow 4th grade teacher Jim Hartman knows his crawdads - and any kid who has gone through his science class knows all about them too.
For more than 20 years Hartman has been using the little crustacians to teach his students a variety of science lessons with hands-on, fun experiments using crayfish. This month, Hartman will be presenting a workshop on that subject at the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science State Conference.
Hunger knows no boundaries. A group of neighborhood friends in Broken Bow realized that too, and decided to come together and do something about it. The kids hang out and play together nearly every day, but on one Saturday afternoon they had even more fun, they say, working to help someone else.
Results of a new study supported by the ConAgra Foods Foundation, the Howard G. Buffett Found-ation and Nielsen shows approximately 20 percent of children in Nebraska under the age of 18 are at-risk for hunger.
Dan Bruce Slagle, age 59 of Sargent, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.
Dan was born April 17, 1952, in Loup City, to Paul and Ardes (Huffman) Slagle. he attended country school at West Union and then at Sargent Public School, where he graduated in 1970.
As a youth, he was active in many school activities, including FFA and sports. During the summer months, Dan and his younger brother, Tim, helped on the family farm and participated in 4-H.
E. Ray Brown, age 89 of Broken Bow, died Saturday Aug. 20, 2011 in Milford.
Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. in Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mary Jane Gockley officiating. Burial was in the Janesville Cemetery at Berwyn, with Military Honors.
Memorials have been established to the Mid Nebraska Individual Services or the Broken Bow Fire and Rescue Units.
Ray is survived by his daughters, Sabra Hughes of Milford and Nedra (Don) Wilcox of Omaha; son, Doran (Julie) Brown of Hickman; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Harold Duane Cantrell died of a stroke at Wyoming Medical Center Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011. A memorial service was held Friday, Aug. 19, at Word Christian Fellowship, with Associate Pastor Angela Haigler officiating.
Duane was born May 26, 1947, in Broken Bow, the son of Harold F. Cantrell and Freda M. (Embree) Cantrell. Duane graduated from high school in Merna, and attended classes at Casper College in Wyoming.
Duane married Phyllis J. Konings, and their union produced four daughters. They were divorced after 22 years of marriage.