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June 28th, 2012

Three area communities plans special July 4th celebrations

June 28, 2012

STAPLETON - - The county seat of Logan County, the small community of Stapleton is surrounded by farms and ranches. It is a quiet little town west of Arnold, but next week the noise level will likely raise as the community celebrates its Centennial.

Tragedy Remembered: Haumman sisters depicted in sculpture

June 28, 2012

THEDFORD - - Thedford area sculptor Linda Egle has had the personal goal of creating the lost Haumann girls in bronze for at least 15 years. Linda learned of the girl’s ordeal and she promised herself that some day she would sculpture those two.

Shirley Vincent, 79

June 28, 2012

Shirley Ann Vincent, 79 of Sargent, died Thursday June 21, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow. Services were Monday, June 25, at the Rhoad Funeral Chapel in Sargent, with the Rev. Don Schauda officiating. Burial was at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Sargent.
Shirley Ann Vincent was born to Willard and Eva (Love) Hurlbert Nov. 10, 1935, at Burwell, and passed away June 21, 2012. at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow. She lived her childhood in the Taylor/Kent area and also in the Mason City area.

Anna Marie Jahn, 57

June 28, 2012

Anna Marie Jahn, age 57, presently of North Platte, died Saturday morning June 23, 2012, at 7:21 a.m., at the Great Plains Regional Medical Center, as the result of a severe fall and stroke.
Anna Marie was born July 12, 1954, in Kansas City, Mo., to Keith and Alyce Mary (Boyd) Jahn and she was the only child of this union. In 1963, the family moved back to Falls City to take over the family trucking business, Jahn Livestock Transportation, which later became Jahn Transportation.

Alice Florene Gould, 89

June 28, 2012

Florene Gould, 89, of Arcadia passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012, at the Rose Lane Home in Loup City.
A Celebration of her life was Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at the Ord Memorial Chapel. Florene’s granddaughter, Chaplin Trish Redding officiated. Burial was in the Arcadia City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Rose Lane Home or Asera Care Hospice. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

June 26th

Ansley man scheduled for arraignment for child pornography

June 26, 2012

ANSLEY - - A 50-year-old Ansley man has been arrested for possession of child pornography, as the result of a joint investigation involving the Custer County Sheriff’s Office, Nebraska State Patrol and Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force.
Anthony Lewandowski, who resides at 814 Hale Street in Ansley, was arrested June 21, 2012, after a warrant was issued following an investigation in which a computer that Lewandowski possessed was found to have child pornography on it. The computer, along with other electronic devices, was seized.

Benefit concert to build memorial gym to coaches

June 26, 2012

In the past three weeks, the community of Broken Bow has come together like never before, and has been the recipient of support and encouragement from far and wide. This Sunday, we will be given another opportunity to share in a special way.

June 24th

State High School Rodeo qualifies National Rodeo contenders

June 24, 2012

Nebraska’s High School Rodeo State Finals in Hastings has come to a close, and the champions are sitting on some new saddles. Next, for the elite few, will be a run at Nationals July 14-21, 2012, at Rock Springs, Wyo. Check this week’s paper for pictures of all of our area competitors in action, and complete results.

Yearend Nebraska High School Rodeo champions
*Denotes National Qualifier

Boys Cutting
1. Sterling Atkins *
2. Seth Cumpton *
3. Chase Reiken *
4. William Meyer *
5. Shane Suchy - alternate

Girls Cutting
1. Lindsay Adamson *

June 23rd

Oatmans honored with 'Lifetime Achievement Award'

June 23, 2012

Vern and Velma Oatman were honored Friday evening at the State High School Rodeo in Hastings with a rodeo ‘Lifetime Achievement Award.” As part of the presentation, Bill Manning, the president of the Mid-States Rodeo Association, said that the Oatmans have done more to promote and support High School Rodeo than anyone he knew. Vern in his remarks accepting the award said that they have a 2-year-old great-grandchild, so they would be around a few years longer.

June 22nd

UPDATE: State High School Rodeo Round One & Round Two

June 22, 2012

Round one is in the record books, as the Nebraska High School Rodeo finals take place in Hastings. Sterling Atkins, Broken Bow, nailed his calf winning the tie down roping event with a 10.03. Tyler Viers, Comstock earned his buckle by sticking the 8 seconds on his bull in a tight round and scoring a 77 and Chauncy Hesseltine, Thedford, was the lone cowboy to survive the saddle broncs.

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