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September 4th, 2014

Joyce Laverna McCaslin, 81

September 4, 2014

Joyce Laverna McCaslin, age 81, of Broken Bow died Aug. 27, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Funeral services were Saturday Aug. 30, 2014, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with Pastor Larry DeMoss officiating. Interment was in the Broken Bow Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated later.

Joyce McCaslin was born Feb. 7, 1933, at Broken Bow, to Roy andCleone Mae (Mentzer) Eberle. Joyce was married to Dan McCaslin.

William 'Dean' Sheets, 81

September 4, 2014

Dean Sheets passed away Aug. 26, 2014 in Greeley, Colo. He was born Feb. 8, 1933, in Lenora, Kan. to Loyd and Irene (Knoll) Sheets, moving to Nebraska when he was a child.

Dean grew up in the Stapleton/Gandy, area graduating from Gandy High School in 1951.

In 1956, Dean married Jean Williams. To this union, one son and two daughters were born.

September 1st

This weeks sporting events

September 1, 2014

Football
Sept. 4 Twin Loup @ Hemmingford
Sept. 5 Anselmo-Merna @ Stapleton
Ansley/Litchfield vs. Sandhills/Thedford @ Litchfield
Arcadia/Loup City @ Atkinson
Broken Bow @ St Paul
Mullen @ Leyton
S-E-M @ Heartland Luthern
South Loup @ Maxwell
Volleyball
Sept. 4 Broken Bow @ Gothenburg
South Loup @ Mullen
S-E-M @ Wilcox-Hildreth Triangular
Twin Loup @ Ansley/Litchfield Triangular @ Ansley
Sept. 6 Broken Bow @ Lexington (Lexington Invite)
Cross Country
Sept. 4 Anselmo-Merna @ Ainsworth Meet

August 29th

No. 22 Cornhuskers open against Florida Atlantic

August 29, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska came out of preseason practice calling its offense the "Red Storm" and confident its defense will be better than the middling unit of a year ago.

"Now the test will come," coach Bo Pelini said. "Once we get to the first game, the question will be can we apply what we've learned? Can we react with 93,000 in the stands?"

The 22nd-ranked Cornhuskers will begin to find out against Florida Atlantic on Saturday if they can match their happy talk with performance.

Nebraska Preview Capsule - Saturday at a glance

August 29, 2014

Florida Atlantic-Nebraska preview capsule

Florida Atlantic at No. 22 Nebraska, 3:30 p.m. (BTN)

Line: Nebraska by 23 1/2.

Series Record: Nebraska leads 1-0.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

August 28th

Big 10 preview

August 28, 2014

Four of the eight neutral-site games the first week of the college football season involve Big Ten teams.

Though not all the sites are truly neutral, all the games will generate the exposure every coach craves for recruiting. Like bowl games, the openers also will produce lifelong memories for the players and varying financial rewards for the schools.

Some things to watch in the Big Ten during Week 1 of the season:

August 28, 2014

GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 14 Wisconsin vs. No. 13 LSU, Saturday, at Houston. Despite losing 13 starters from last year's 9-4 team, including eight on defense, the Badgers are a popular pick to win the Big Ten West. What better way to measure themselves than by playing one of the SEC's most consistent winners? Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen hadn't named a starting quarterback as of mid-week, though all indications pointed to converted safety-wide receiver Tanner McEvoy. LSU has won an FBS-record 45 straight regular-season non-conference games since 2002.

Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member

August 28, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.

Broken Bow's 'Brand' unveiled

August 28, 2014

Rooted, but not standing still

Broken Bow, you’ve been ‘Branded!’ and it’s been a long time coming.

The official logo shown here as a graphics with this article, along with its accompany narrative was introduced to the community this week.

“I love it, love it, love it,” said Melissa Garcia, president of the Custer Economic Development Corporation.

Bernice M. Blakeman, 94

August 28, 2014

Bernice M. Blakeman, age 94, of Broken Bow, died Tuesday, Aug.19, 2014 at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.

Bernice was born Sept. 7, 1919, at Callaway to John P. and Anna M.L. (Schmidt) Blakeman. She graduated from Merna High School in 1940.

Bernice spent her entire life on the family farm and ranch on Cliff Table west of Merna. In 2000 she moved to Broken Bow with her sister, Ilene.

She is a past member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.

Bernice enjoyed feeding and watching the many wild birds that frequented her yard.

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