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March 21st, 2013

Gary Johnson, 76

March 21, 2013

Gary Lee Johnson, 76 of Holdrege, formerly of Kearney, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Gary was born to Claude and Marjorie (Crosley) Johnson Aug. 14, 1936, in Mason City.
He attended school in Kearney graduating from Kearney High School with the class of 1954. He pursued his B.A. at Montana State University and graduated with majors in art history, anthropology and Native American Indian studies and went on to obtain a masters degree in human resources at Colorado Technical University.

Alma Sautter, 88

March 21, 2013

Alma M. Sautter, 88, of Central City, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital in Central City. Funeral services were Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Central City with the Rev. Paul Blanchard officiating. Interment was in the Central City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at
Alma was born March 28, 1924, in Greeley County to William and Nellie (Dishaw) Cornell. She grew up in Broken Bow and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1944.

Donald Kaelin, 80

March 21, 2013

Donald E. Kaelin, 80 of Grand Island, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Wedgewood Care Center. Services were Friday, March 8, 2013, at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island, with Dan Naranjo officiating. Burial was at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Kaelin was born at home in Anlsey June 12, 1932, the son of Louis and Elma (Williams) Kaelin.

James "JR" Giles, 72

March 21, 2013

James Richard Giles, 72, known as "JR" of Thedford, passed away at his home Monday, March 4, 2013.
He was born July 9, 1940 to Grover Stanley (Dode) and Alice Aydelotte Giles on the family farm in rural Cherry County in the hay mow as the roof of the house was being rebuilt that summer. A neighborhood woman served as mid-wife, as there were no roads or doctors.
He was home schooled until 3rd grade, then attended country school until 8th grade. He then attended Mullen High School graduating in May 1957.

Dean Horn, 82

March 21, 2013

M. Dean Horn, 82, of rural Broken Bow, died March 6 at his home after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. Funeral services will be held at Burr Oak Church Monday, March 11, at 10 a.m. with Pastor David Harder officiating. Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be given to the Burr Oak Church Vacation Bible School.

Edwin Banning, 89

March 21, 2013

Edwin Banning, 89 of Mystic, Conn., passed away March 1, 2013, surrounded by his family. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 65 years, Helen (Robertson) Banning.
Ed was born Oct. 19,1923, in Mason City, to Roy and Ella (Reed) Banning. He grew up in Mason City with his younger sister, Harlene, and had, by all acounts, an idyllic childhood. He and all his friends spent their time helping their families, swimming in the Muddy Creek, looking for arrow heads and generally causing mischief. This was growing up in America at it's best.

BREAKING NEWS: Esch sent to prison

March 21, 2013

Custer County District Judge Karin Noakes firmly addressed Trent Esch Thursday morning before passing sentence on him in District Court.
"It is obvious to everyone involved in this case that you have an extreme problem with alcohol, and despite everyone's efforts - including the judicial system - it has just gotten worse," said Judge Noakes. "And the repercussions of that have escalated. You certainly intended to send a message when you chose this target, and that's disturbing."

March 18th

Collins sentenced to prison as sex offender

March 18, 2013

Danny M. Collins, 44, was sentenced to 3 - 5 years in the Nebraska State Department of Corrections March 7, for attempted 1st degree sexual assault.
Prior to the sentence being handed down by Judge Karin Noakes in Custer County District Court last week, the prosecution reminded the court that there were multiple victims in this case, and they were quite young at the time of the incidents. County Attorney Steven Bowers stated that the victims are currently “in therapy, and will be for a long time.”

March 15th

Anelmo-Merna girls, South Loup Boys shine in UNK Indoor

March 15, 2013

The track season officially opened today for a few of the area schools. Anselmo-Merna's girls team took 3rd place overall at the Indoor with a total of 38 points. South Loup saw their girls team finish 8th with a total of 19 points and Twin Loup's girls were 16th with a total of 10 points.

On the boys side, South Loup was edged by Bertrand for first place. Bertrand finished with 64 while South Loup had 63. Twin Loup finished 9th with 12 points while Anselmo-Merna's boys team placed 13th with 11 points.

SWC Music and Art Festival Set To Begin Today

March 15, 2013

The Southwest Conference Music and Art Festival will begin this afternoon. The seven schools that belong to the conference will meet in Broken Bow and students will rehearse together for two days and perform a concert.
The art students will create a mural that will go on display.
The music concert, which will consist of both band and choir, is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 16th at the Broken Bow High School.

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