March 9th, 2011
Marilyn Gray, 73, of Fort Morgan, Colo., died just after midnight, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo., following a short illness.
Marilyn Kay Raymond was born to Maxine E. (Munn) and Harland C. Raymond in Broken Bow, April 25, 1937. She lived her childhood in Broken Bow and Anselmo, and a short time in Los Angeles during World War II when her father served in the Pacific with the U.S. Army. She graduated from Anselmo High School in 1955.
Mary Ann Clinger, age 89 of Ansley, died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at her son's home in North Platte, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be March 11, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Ansley with the Rev. Robert Hughbanks and the Rev. Bill Ragan officiating. Burial will be in the Ansley Cemetery. A Praise Service will be Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church in North Platte with the Rev. Dave Logsdon officiating.
Robert â€śBobâ€ť Leroy Fiske, a native of Custer County, died Jan. 3, 2011 in Henderson, Nev.
Bob was born Sept. 2, 1923, to Celestia Ellen Dutton and James Bryan Fiske. He was a 1942 graduate of Broken Bow High School and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Bob entered the United States Navy in January 1943, and served as a quartermaster on the battleship Pennsyl-vania during World War II. He was stationed near Nagasaki, Japan at the end of the war.
James W. Souders, 74, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011, of Multi-System Atrophy, surrounded by his family.
Jim acquired his grass roots values of hard work as a result of growing up outside Merna, on a working farm. He attended a one-room schoolhouse until high school, and graduated college with a Civil Engineering Degree with Honors from the University of Nebraska and later an MBA from Rutgers University.
James D. Walker, 83 of Lincoln and formerly of Kearney and Overton area, died Friday, March 4, at Bryan LGH Medical Center East in Lincoln. Funeral services will be today, March 10, at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Kearney. The Revs. Eric Lesher and Rebecca Craig will officiate. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. at Westerville Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the church. On-line condolences may be submitted to osafh.com. O'Brien Straatmann Funeral Home in Kearney is in charge of arrangements.
Glenn S. Hawkins, 99, of Kearney and formerly of the Mason City area died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Mother Hull Home in Kearney.
Funeral services will be Friday, March 11, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Mason City Baptist Church in Mason City with the Rev. John Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the Mason City Cemetery.
Stateâ€™s population shift will result in
redistricting Nebraska in 2011
The first local results from the 2010 Census are in, and they show Nebraska's population continues its trend of becoming more concentrated in its most populous counties. Since 2000, the state's largest three counties - Douglas, Lancaster and Sarpy - have grown by nearly 125,000 residents while the rest of the state lost nearly 10,000 residents.
Kevin Evans and Cody Schweitzer have been good friends since they were kids. Like many friends they use to talk about how much fun it might be someday to be business partners, never really knowing when - or if - that would ever happen.
In March 2004, it did happen for these two friends, when they formed a business partnership and purchased Ag Land ATV in Broken Bow.
Kevin was already familiar with the business, having worked there for then owner Justin Vandevort in 2002.
â€śWhen the opportunity came up to buy it, I called Cody and we went for it,â€ť Kevin says.
The Nebraska State Bandmasters Association presented their highest honor, the Donald A. Lentz Outstanding Bandmaster Award, last Friday, and the award winner Broken Bow music educator Bill Reichert, could not have been more surprised.
It was retired fellow music educator Joyce Patchâ€™s job to see that he was in attendance. She asked Reichert to be there saying she was going to receive an award and sheâ€™d be honored if heâ€™d come. He did. Little did he know she was to be one of the presenters, and the award was to go to him.
DUNNING -- The Sandhills/Thedford Knights are making their second straight appearance in the Boys State Basketball Tournament since their co-op in the fall of 2008. The Knights were defeated in the first round last season by Freeman.
Before the co-op, Sandhills made four appearances in the state tournament and Thedford had made 13 appearances.
The Knights (16-7) open the state tournament as the No. 7 seed and will meet No. 2 seed Howells (22-2).