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Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Franssen

December 8, 2010

Elizabeth Varney of Arnold, and Joseph Franssen of North Bend, exchanged wedding vows Sept. 25, 2010, at the United Methodist Church in Arnold, with the Rev. Dale Coates officiating.
Parents of the bride are Tiff and Barb Varney of Arnold, and the groom's parents are Louise Franssen of Montello, Wisc. and Tim Franssen of Anselmo.

Ansley cook gives specialty items as family gifts

December 8, 2010

ANSLEY -- While growing up, Lorraine Scott focused on helping with chores, as cooking didn’t hold much appeal. She was a self-professed tomboy, who’d rather be outside, helping her dad and brother, than in the kitchen.
“I didn’t really like to cook much, but I finally learned to enjoy it,” said Lorraine. She then recounted she had to teach herself how to prepare meals and that if something didn’t work out, it was simply thrown out.

Grant Oliver Geppert

December 1, 2010

Ryan and Gina (Caudle) Geppert would like to announce the arrival of their son, Grant Oliver.
Grant was born Oct. 16, 2010, at 2:07 a.m. at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. He weighed 6 pounds 8 ounces and was 20 inches long.
He is welcomed by granadparents Larry and Teresa Caudle and Cliff and Vickie Burnett, all of Merna, and Gary and Lillian Geppert of Sioux Falls. He is also welcomed by great-grandmothers Janet hanson of Norfolk and Sylvia Geppert of Kimball, S.D.

Jill Hutson & Andrew Bundy

December 1, 2010

Jill Hutson and Andrew Bundy wish to announce plans for their wedding in December on the beach in Galveston, Texas.
The bride-to-be is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She is currently attending medical school at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa to become a physician’s assistant.
The groom is a 2010 graduate of Southeast Community College in Lincoln, where he obtained a degree in Fire Protection Technology.
The couple will be living in Tulsa, Okla.

Jennifer Bunde & Bradley Ahlers

December 1, 2010

Lonnie and Celeste Bunde of Omaha would like to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Bunde, to Bradley Ahlers, son of Larry and Gladys Ahlers of Omaha. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Evelyn Bunde of Hastings. Jennifer graduated from Cornell College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is employed as an anesthesiologist at UNMC.

Badgley burns a meal once a month and boils eggs dry

December 1, 2010

OCONTO - - No doubt many of us have been feasting on leftover turkey, dressing and sweet potatoes for the past week. Thanksgiving is a prime time for cooks everywhere to strut their stuff and show what good cooks they are. By her own admission, Nicole Badgley is not one of them.
“If there was a house without a kitchen, I would want to live there,” proclaimed Nicole, this week’s Cook of the Week. “Fortunately, my husband is the Fire Chief in Oconto and he’s installed a fire alarm right above the stove, in case I need a timer while cooking!”

Venison - it’s the other beef

November 29, 2010

“Good tasting meat begins with field care,” explained Robbie Johnson of Arrow Seed in Broken Bow. He expanded by saying a short chase and clean shot are key.
By putting less stress on the animal and lowering the amount of adrenalin released, hunters can ensure better tasting meat. Also for wild game, quick action must be taken upon harvest, by deboning and cooling the meat. This step will reduce the amount of bacteria and help decrease the chance of spoilage.

Brynlee Ann Dawkins

November 12, 2010

Stacey (Zauha) and Steven Dawkins of Omaha would like to announce the arrival of their baby girl, Brynlee Ann Dawkins. She was born Aug. 31, 2010, at 8:56pm in Kearney. She weighed 8 pounds 7 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Dave and Cindy Zauha of Broken Bow, and Shawn and Donna Crow of Hershey. Great-grandparents are Earl and Ruth Leininger of Arcadia, Buster and RaeJean Zauha of Omaha, Mark and Lorene Crow of Hershey, and Steve and Joan Reinhardt of North Platte.

Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy Hotovy

November 12, 2010

Lindsay Barker and Jeremy Hotovy were married June 26, 2010, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Grand Island. The Father Joseph Kadaprayil and Father Dennis Hotovy officiated.
Parents of the couple are Robert and Rhonda Barker of Loup City, and Greg and Linda Hotovy of Seward.
Wedding music was provided by Kathy Runyan of Seward, vocalist, and Elaine Bishop, organist.

One Box ladies board presents 50-year cookbook

November 12, 2010

Since its beginning in 1961, the Nebraska One Box Pheasant Hunt has grown to be an annual event of worldwide interest. Founded by the late Tom Varney, Jr., the hunt was patterned after the One Shot Antelope Hunt held in Wyoming.

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