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Archive - 2013

February 14th

Against the Odds: Mullen's Ginkens battles clubfoot to play game he loves

February 14, 2013

Every time Mullen senior Logan Ginkens steps on the basketball court, it isn't just the opposing team he will have to battle that night.

Ginkens was born with bilateral club feet, a condition causing the ankle to point downward and the toes to be pulled toward the inner leg and the bottom of the foot to face inward instead of downward. In addition, the tendons on the inside of the leg are shortened and the Achilles tendon is tighter than on an average human leg.

The feet are also usually very short and wide.

February 12th

BREAKING NEWS: Esch found guilty

February 12, 2013

UPDATE: The jury in the case of Trent Esch, 36 of Broken Bow, reached a unanimous verdict of guilty on both counts - felony criminal mischief, and use of a deadly weapon to commit felony criminal mischief. The jury was handed the case for deliberation at 12:07 p.m. today, and returned with the verdict at 2:31 p.m. Sentencing for Esch was set for March 21 at 9:30 a.m. Stay tuned for more details to come.

February 10th

UPDATE: School late starts (Blizzard Warnings Continue)

February 10, 2013

According to AccuWeather.com (see the upper right hand corner of this website) A blizzard warning remains in effect until midnight tonight

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Anselmo-Merna Public Schools – 10 a.m. late start Monday, no a.m. preschool
Ansley Public Schools – 10 a.m. late start Monday, buses run accordingly
Arcadia Public Schools – 10 a.m. last start Monday, buses run accordingly, no preschool
Arnold Public Schools – 10 a.m. late start, buses run accordingly, no preschool
Burwell Public Schools – 10 a.m. late start Monday.
Loup County Public Schools – 10 a.m. late start Monday

February 9th

Area Schools state qualifying wrestlers

February 9, 2013

Area Schools qualified 18 wrestlers for the state tournament in Omaha Feb. 14-16 at the Centuylink Center. Sargent Burwell sent the most with seven and Anselmo-Merna's Jake Wells has the best record going into state at 36-0.

Anselmo-Merna
Jake Wells (36-0)- 160
Clinten Fales (26-19)- 285

Ansley-Litchfield
Bo Slingsby (24-13)- 120
Matt Eberle (25-14)- 220

Broken Bow
No Qualifiers

S-E-M
Calvin Frerichs (37-3)- 152
Grant Clausen (36-8)- 285

South Loup
Garret Dockweiler (29-7)- 160

Sargent/Burwell
Justin Miller (33-9)- 120
Evan Gideon (38-6)- 132

February 8th

Feb. 8 Basketball Scoreboard

February 8, 2013

Boys Scores:

Ansley-Litchfield 49 Anselmo-Merna 47
Twin Loup 50 ENLS 41
Sandhills/Thedford 59 Cody Kilgore 22
Overton 63 SEM 32
Cozad 69 Broken Bow 52

Arcadia vs South Loup Score not in yet

Girls Scores:

Ansley-Litchfield 47 Anselmo-Merna 29
ENLS 39 Twin Loup 36
Sandhills/Thedford 68 Cody Kilgore 24
SEM 35 Overton 33
Cozad 56 Broken Bow 45

Arcadia vs South Loup Score not in yet

Bow’s Levi French takes flight

February 8, 2013

Ever since Broken Bow high school senior Levi French would join his Dad, Lynn on joy flights as a young child, he had always dreamed that he too would be able to take control and take to the air.
It won't be long now before French will be able to make that dream a reality. French has already earned his student pilot license, which allows him to fly by himself within a 40-mile radius of Broken Bow and is able to go longer distances with his instructor or Lynn, who has a full-time private pilot's license.

Elmer "Bub" Geiser, 89

February 8, 2013

Elmer LeRoy Geiser was born June 27, 1923, to Elmer Charles and Vera Fern (Phifer) Geiser on their ranch northeast of Arnold. He was the second of seven children.
Bub became known by the nickname he acquired as a young child. He was called “Little Brother” which came out sounding like “Little Bubber”.
He attended Arnold High School and graduated in 1940.

June Mehal, 90

February 8, 2013

June Mehal, 90, of Pompano Beach, Fla., passed away Feb. 2, 2013, in Bradenton, Fla., where she had been a resident for the past year at the Summerfield Assisted Living Home.

Leila Johnson, 96

February 8, 2013

Leila Johnson, age 96, of rural Anselmo, died Thursday Jan. 31, 2013, at her home near Anselmo.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mary Jane Gockley officiating. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery at Merna, with Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow in charge of arrangements.Memorials may be made to the Broken Bow Library.
Leila Johnson was born June 22, 1916 in Gross, Nebr., to Carl Antoine and Ruth (Keller) Micheel. She grew up and attended school in the Thedford and Wood Lake communities.

Merle Peterson, 85

February 8, 2013

Merle J Peterson, 85, formerly of Taylor, entered into his Savior's presence Jan. 29, 2013, at the Callaway District Hospital.

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