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Yolanda Davis & Harry Wyatt Johnston

June 6, 2011

Susan and Gale Davis of Rapid City, S.D., are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Yolanda Davis, to Harry Wyatt Johnston, son of Sue and Ken Johnston of Brewster.
Yolanda is a graduate of Rapid City Central High School and the University of Mary, where she earned her bachelor of science degrees in elementary education and physical education, K-12. She is currently employed with the Douglas School District near Rapid City, where she teaches high school physical education.

Cool describes herself as self-taught cook

June 6, 2011

By Kristen Cervantes-Rodgers
Special to the Chief

A self-taught cook who enjoys getting creative in the kitchen, Jenifer Cool had a lot of motivation to learn how to cook.
As a teenage mom learning to fend for herself and her child, discovering how to prepare food for herself and her family was a necessity that developed into a hobby. She even started selling Pampered Chef products recently.
Her kids love eating her food—her daughter’s favorite is chicken alfredo, while her son prefers pizza or Mac N’ Cheese.

Jessica Amsberry & Christopher Christensen

May 26, 2011

Rollie “Skip” and Kathy Amsberry of Mason City, and Michael “Mike” and Cathy Christensen of Broken Bow, would like to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children, Jessica Lynn Amsberry and Christopher Lynn Christensen.
Jessica graduated from Ansley High School in 2007, and went on to graduate from Central Community College in Hastings with an associate’s degree in medical assisting in 2009. Jessica is currently employed at Solomon Family Dentistry in Merna as a dental assistant.

Staci Jones & J.J. Pedersen

May 26, 2011

Dan and Sheri Jones of Broken Bow, and Jim and Julie Pedersen of Grand Island, proudly announce the engagment and approaching marriage of their children, Staci Jones and J.J. Pedersen.
Staci is a 2005 graduate of Broken Bow High School. She is currently attending Central Community College in Kearney for her associate’s degree in nursing. She is currently employed at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
J.J. is a 2002 graduate of Grand Island Northwest High School, and a 2006 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. he is currently employed as a Nebraska State Patrol Trooper.

Mr. & Mrs. Carl Prather

May 26, 2011

Kay Marie Strong of Grand Island, and Carl Prather of Randall, Kan., were united in marriage March 11, 2011, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Grand Island.

Chandra Criss & Austin Lewis

May 19, 2011

Michael and Carolyn Criss of Sargent, and Jim and Shari Lewis of Culbertson, proudly announce the engagement of their children, Chandra Jo Criss and Austin James Lewis.
Chandra is a 2005 graduate of Sargent High School, and a 2009 graduate of Hastings College with a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education and early childhood education. She is currently employed at Red Cloud Public Schools as a 5th grade teacher.

Jennifer Rieke & Ben Schall

May 19, 2011

Bernie and Carolyn Rieke, and Darrell and Jodi Schall would like to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Jennifer Rieke and Ben Schall.
The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Union College with a bachelor of science degree in fundraising and marketing. She is currently employed as a fund development specialist for the Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska.

Owen Michael Robison

May 17, 2011

Owen Michael Robison arrived into this world March 19, 2011, in Lincoln.
He weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 21 inches long. He is joyfully welcomed by his parents, Jere Robison and Gracia Kramer, and big sister, Olivia, 4 1/2.
Grandparents are Mike and Kris Robison of Broken Bow and Mark and Donna Kramer of Lincoln. Great-grandparents are Paul and Ann Robison of Broken Bow and Dick and Dasa Lee Tillquist of Lincoln.

Carrie Taylor & Eric Bell

May 5, 2011

Rex and Sheryl Taylor of Broken Bow, and Patrick and Peggy Bell of Giltner, would like to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children, Carrie Taylor and Eric Bell. Carrie is a 1996 graduate of Broken Bow High School. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Kearney in 2000. Carrie is currently employed as the office manager for Sargent Drilling Co. in Broken Bow.

Rebecca Tobey & Shawn Vondrak

May 5, 2011

Rebecca Tobey and Shawn Vondrak, both of Gillette, Wyo., announce their engagement and upcoming wedding June 3, 2011. The ceremony will be held at Custer State Park in Custer, S.D. Parents of the bride are Ron and Kim Tobey of Merna. Parents of the groom are Leon and Cathy Vondrak of Wayne.
Rebecca is a 2002 graduate of Anselmo-Merna High School and attended Wayne State College. Rebecca is currently working at Good Times Liquor and Lounge as a bookkeeper.

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