June 22nd, 2011
What do you get when running, shooting, riding, swimming and fencing are combined? An Olympic event that dates back to 708 B.C., known as the Pentathlon.
Kyle Smith, 23, will soon be preparing for the initial stages of training for the Modern Pentathlon at the United States Olympic headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo.
A year ago if someone would have told him he was going to be training for the Olympics he would have said, â€ś Thatâ€™d be a great fiction story.â€ť
Marvin Eugene Stanford, age 66, of Flushing, Mich., died Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at McLaren Regional Medical Center.
Services were Monday, June 13, 2011, with interment at Evergreen Cemetery. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Mt. Hope Church SLAM Youth Group.
Mr. Stanford was born Aug. 21, 1944 in Merna, the son of Ralph Franklin and Irene Marie (Schultz) Stanford. He married Frances Pitts and she preceded him in death on April 5, 2010.
Bun Talbot, age 85, of Broken Bow, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Johnson Lake.
Bun Talbot was born April 24, 1926, the third child of Joseph and Vera Talbot. He was born at Berwyn, and attended school at Broken Bow, graduating from Broken Bow High School in 1944. During his high school years he was employed at the Lyric and Bow Theater. He often told us that he was the only 16-year-old who had three suits and a car.
Edith Doris "Doll" Linder, age 91 of Broken Bow, died June 10, 2011, after a long respiratory illness, surrounded by her family and under the loving care of the staff of Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2011, at the First Presbyterian Church in Broken Bow. Visitation will be Friday, June 17, from 8 a.m. till 8 p.m., with family receiving friends from 6-7 p.m. at Govier Brothers Funeral Home.
Alice Staab, age 89 of Broken Bow, formerly of the Ansley-Mason City area, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Alice was born on the family farm near Mason City, Dec. 3, 1921. Her parents were Carl and Thea (Waller) Knudson. She attended elementary school in Mason City and graduated from Mason City High School in 1939 at age 17.
Phyllis Burnidene Dobesh, age 92, passed peacefully in her sleep at Saint Joseph Hospital in Tacoma, Wash., Sunday, May 29, 2011.
She was born in Broken Bow, to Ralph and Merle Rusmisell April 23, 1919.
Arland Peter â€śPeteâ€ť Koubek was born June 9, 1927, to Frank James Koubek and Katie Janesosfsky Koubek in Sargent. He departed this life June 6, 2011, in Cozad.
In his youth, the family moved to Arnold, where he worked in the family business, Koubek Lockers. He graduated from Arnold High School in 1946, and served his country during the Korean War.
William Frank Baller, 69, passed away May 24, 2011, at Broken Bow. A family memorial service was held June 5, 2011, at the Baller residence with Pastor Todd Karges officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.
William Frank Baller was born Nov. 11, 1941, at North Bend, Ore., to James Frank and Mable M. (Govier) Baller. He gradauated from Marshfield High School in Oregon. He was in the U.S. Navy from July 28, 1959 to Oct. 29, 1968.
Robert (Bob) Erwin Duryea, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died June 5, 2011, from congestive heart failure. he was 83-years-old at his passing. Bob will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Robert was born in Dunning, Dec. 26, 1927, to Lorenzo (Dick) Duryea and Verna Mae (Honeywell) Duryea. Bob grew up in Blaine County and graduated from Brewster High School in 1944. he served his country during World War II in the Army, and then returned to the Brewster area.
Near the end of WWI, on April 21, 1917, Cleo Gwenivere Dobesh was born, the fourth of 10 children, to Frank Dobesh and Cleo Knapp Dobesh on the family farm 10 miles south of Ansley.
Her elementary schooling was in a one-room schoolhouse at Battle Bend, and high school education at Taylor and at Ansley, graduating in the Ansley High School class of 1935. Her junior and senior years included being a cheerleader for the football team.