April 9th, 2015
Rich E. Bartram, age 68, of Broken Bow, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at home with family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with Pastor Peggy Michael Rush officiating.
Honorary pallbearers during service; Dave Green, Dan Hawke, Don Headrick, Lowell Baillie, Ken â€śRudyâ€ť Handley and Keith Moninger. Family will be greeting friends Friday, April 10, from 5 - 6:30 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow.
Helen H. Banning, 88, died Thursday, March 19, 2015, at Academy Point, Mystic, Conn. Â
To honor Mrs. Banningâ€™s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no services.
Mrs. Banning was born Dec. 22, 1926, in Mason City, the daughter of Henry and Sena (Mohr) Robertson.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 65 years, Edwin G. Banning; her sister and brother-in law, Catherine and James Murphree; and her brother-in-law, Homer Cordell. Â
Phillip Michael Sledge, 25, of Omaha, passed away at home Dec. 4, 2014. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church was the location for a prayer service hosted by James Hanusek Dec. 7. A wake was Dec. 19 at St. Elizabeth Ann with Msgr. Joseph Hanefeldt presiding. A Mass of Christian Burial was Dec. 20, with Fr. Frank Baumert officiating. Burial was at Dale Catholic Cemetery, Merna, with Fr. Jim Hunt presiding at the graveside service.
Phillip Michael Sledge was born Feb. 2, 1989, in Omaha, the second of
two children to Kathryn Lynn Jacquot-Sledge and Michael (Earnest) Parker
Kathryn Lynn Jacquot Sledge, 55, of Omaha, passed away Dec. 16, 2014, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
A wake was Dec. 19, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church with Msgr.
Joseph Hanefeldt presiding. A Mass of Christian Burial was Dec. 20 with Fr. Frank Baumert officiating.
Burial was at Dale Catholic Cemetery, Merna, with Fr. Jim Hunt presiding at the graveside service.
Kathryn Lynn Jacquot was born Jan. 3, 1959 in Broken Bow, to Cecil
Xavier and Meta Christine [Steinmeyer] Jacquot, the eighth of eight children.
LINCOLN - Eleven athletes, four coaches, one official and two contributors have been selected to enter the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame, including Dan Brost of Mullen, Silver Anniversary Team - Mullen Football/Wrestling, former Custer County Chief Sports Editor Bob Jensen as the ounder and publisher of the Huskerland Prep Report.
They will be inducted at the Hall's annual induction ceremony Oct. 4 at Lincoln East High School. The reception begins at noon with the ceremony starting at 1:30 p.m.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) â€” A private plane returning from the NCAA basketball tournament in Indianapolis crashed in a central Illinois field on Tuesday, killing all seven people on board, including Illinois State University's associate head basketball coach and a deputy athletics director.
Rescue personnel found no survivors at the site near the city of Bloomington, and a coroner pronounced the seven occupants dead, McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage said at a news conference. The plane went down in a soybean field 2 1/2 miles from the Bloomington airport.
Drought expands across large section of nation's crop region
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) â€” Drought conditions expanded last month amid weather that was warmer and drier across much of the western U.S., but spring rain in the agricultural Midwest could improve conditions for farmers preparing for the corn and soybean growing season.
LOUP CITY, Neb. (AP) â€” Authorities say a 26-year-old driver has been killed and his passenger injured during a rollover crash in central Nebraska.
The Sherman County Sheriff's Office says the accident occurred around 5 p.m. Sunday on a county road about four miles north of Loup City. Robert Evans, of Loup City, was driving north when he lost control of his vehicle and it rolled, ejecting him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
His passenger was 22-year-old Amanda Johnson, also of Loup City. She was taken to a Kearney hospital.
Electric bill phone scam continues in state;
NPPD warns customers not to fall for demands
Columbus, Neb. â€“ Nebraska Public Power District officials are keeping a watchful eye on continued attempts by individuals contacting utility customers and businesses demanding that they pay their electric bill or face shutoff within 20 minutes.
LINCOLN â€“ The entire population of whooping cranes in the Central Flyway is expected to migrate through Nebraska over the next several weeks. Conservation entities encourage the public to report whooping crane sightings.
Information on sightings is used individually and collectively by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Crane Trust and the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program to positively affect whooping crane conservation and recovery efforts.