August 12th, 2011
Amanda Russell and Brad Micek are planning a Sept. 30 wedding in Lincoln.
A graduate of Broken Bow High School, Russell graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a bachelorâ€™s degree in elementary education. She teaches at Eagle Elementary School in Eagle.
Micek, whose hometown is Waverly, graduated from Associated Builders and Contractors in Lincoln. He is employed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Parents of the couple are Roger and Judy Russell of Broken Bow, and Gary and Linda Micek of Waverly.
Beautiful rock formations surrounding a lush meadow with a creek along the edge was the location for Michelle Parman and Ryan Giftâ€™s wedding. The couple exchanged vows at 5 p.m., July 16, at the 2 Bars Seven Ranch and moved to a tent on the meadow for the reception, supper, and dance. Parents of the couple are Linda and John Parman and Rosalea and Leon Gift.
Elle Meredith Leonard, of Gainesville, Virg., and Andrew Paul Worley, of Fayettevill, NC, were united in marriage June 10, 2011, at Evergreen Country Club in Haymarket, Virg. Pastor Dean Howeell of Madison, Wisc. officiated.
Water rates have risen in Mason City but according to City Clerk Gail Zoerb, almost no one is complaining. The higher water bills are paying for a solution to what could have been a catastrophe in the making. Mason City residents were using far more water than the old well could keep up with. The rusty, hole-filled well was on the brink of collapse leaving the community completely high and dry.
Mason City's water system, its well and its tower were older than dirt, claimed Mason City Utility/Maintance Manager Gary Zoerb, when asked when the original well and tower were built.
For most young college graduates, the idea of cutting off your hair and living in a mud hut might not be very appealing. But for Whitney Jenkins, it is exactly what she wants.
Jenkins graduated in May from Creighton University with a major in English creative writing with an emphasis in international relations. For the next two years she will have the opportunity to utilize both of those fields as a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa.
People tend to be very generous around the holidays, donating food, time and money to a number of worthy causes. However, the fact is there are just as many hungry people in August as there are in December - and the need is just as great.
The Custer County Food Pantry in Broken Bow is suffering. In fact, to say their supplies are low would be a drastic understatement! And yet there are still families who need to be served.
Whitney Smith and Alex Croghan, of Broken Bow, would like to announce the arrival of their son, Malakai Donovan Alexander Croghan, born April 6, 2011, at Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Malakai weighed 5 pounds 13 1/2 ounces at birth, and was 19 inches long.
Grandparents are Tom and Dedra Smith of Loup City, and Carol Croghan of Broken Bow.
Suzanne Dawn Melia of Ord, and Ian James Cox of Sargent, wish to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.
Parents of the couple are Tad and Janel Melia of Ord and John and Lori Cox of Sargent.
Suzanne was a 2006 graduate of Ord High School. In 2010, she graduated with a bachelorâ€™s degree in dental hygiene from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry. She is employed as a Dental Hygienist at Complete Family Dentistry in Ord.
Dean Zoerb of Wood River, and Julie Albers of Minden, were united in marriage Friday, July 1, 2011, at the Grace Lutheran Church in Pleasanton, with Pastor Dean Hanson officiating, in a private family wedding with a Hawaiian theme.
Parents attending were Gail Zoerb of Mason City, mother of the groom, and Vernon and Lois Christensen of Minden, father and mother of the bride.
Matron of honor was Sheila Stubbs, sister of the bride, and best man was Kurt Koepp, friend of the groom. Flower girl was Doris Zoerb, grandmother of the groom, and ring bearer was Tanner Gibb, son of the groom.
Byron E. White was born March 15, 1944, in Igloo, S.D. to Ralph and Thelma (Baldwin) white. he graduated from Tooele High School and attended Black Hills State College in Spearfish, S.D.
During this time he married Kathleen Cooper. In 1971, Byron and Kathleen moved to Marshall, Minn., where they resided for many years.
Byron and Kathleen had two daughter; Jodi (White) and Nikki (White) Burghduff. While in Marshall, Byron worked for Lockwood Motors car dealership until his retirement in 2000.