October 11th, 2012
Will the real Bo Pelini please stand up?
Iâ€™ve been waiting to write this column since the season started and now I have enough ammo to back it up.
If the Ohio State game on Saturday didnâ€™t do enough to wake up the general population of Nebraska fans, I donâ€™t know what will.
It proved something that most of you may recognize but don't want to admit it or face the fact.
The fact that Bo Pelini just isnâ€™t that great at coaching defense.
Kyle and Tiffany (Girardin) Lechtenberg of Spencer are proud to announce the arrival of their twins, Addison Grace and Austin James. They were born at Methodist Women's Hospital in Omaha Aug. 15, 2012, with Addison arriving at 3:39pm and Austin a minute later at 3:40pm.
Addison weighed 5 pounds 11 ounces and measured 18 inches long. Austin weighed 3 pounds 14 ounces and measured 17.5 inches long.
They were welcomed home by their excited big sister, Joycin.
Grandparents are Jim and Deb Girardin of Broken Bow and Russell and Susan Lechtenberg of Butte.
Aaron Sloggett and Jill Rivera, of Littleton, Colo., proudly introduce their baby girl, Scarlett Madison Sloggett, born Aug. 29, 2012, at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colo. She weighed 5 pounds 13 1/2 ounces, and measured 18 3/4 inches at birth.
Proud grandparents are Leonard and Jo Rivera of Denver, Colo., Kent and Wendy Sloggett of Broken Bow, and Annett Hanshew and Kevin Butler of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Ben Kezior, 86 of Merna, died Oct. 7, 2012, at Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Broken Bow with Pastor Seth Bates officiating. Interment will be in the Gates Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. with family greeting friends from 5 - 7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the family.
Ben was born Dec. 15, 1925, at Farwell, to Joseph and Stella (Tyma) Kezeor.
Craig Lindly, age 50 of Sacramento, Calif., formerly of Anselmo, died Oct. 1, 2012, in Sacramento.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at 11 a.m. in Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow. Burial will follow at the Grandview Cemetery in Anselmo with military honors. Visitation will be Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Govier Brothers, with family greeting friends from 5-6 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Shriners Hospital.
Ildie Mae Blixt, a resident of Chapman, Kan., passed away at Chapman Valley Mahnor in Chapman, Kan., Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at the age of 99.
Ildie was born April 9, 1913, at Cumro. Her parents were Hoasel and Inez Trew Wheeler. She attended Hall Grade School, and helped care for the family after their mother died.
She was married to Manfred Blixt March 30, 1937, in Broken Bow. They lived their lives in the Sandhills on Tallin Table, and in and around Arnold. They moved into Arnold in 1957, and she was preceded in death by her husband in June 1986.
Beatrice Elaine Datus Cooley was born March 30, 1926, to Virgil E. and Helen G. Copsey Datus at Westerville, and passed away Sept. 14, 2012, at Golden Living Center.
She attended school in Westerville and later graduated. In high school she met the love of her life, Ivan Rex Cooley. May 7, 1942, they were married.
To this union three children were born: Gary Lee, Sept. 9, 1943, Larry Dale, Sept. 27, 1948, and Nancy Annette, Dec. 26, 1954. The couple resided near the Westerville Community before relocating to Albany, Ore.
Howard A. â€śJ.R.â€ť Hanson, Jr., 70, of Lexington, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington.
Howard was born Jan. 28, 1942, in Tooele, Utah to Howard A., Sr. and Marie W. (Galbraith) Hanson. He was the second of four children.
As a young child his family returned to Lexington where he was raised. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1960.
Kathryn Mannel passed away at Bryan LGH East in Lincoln with her three children at her side. She fought a lengthy illness with grace and dignity and without complaint to the very end.
Kathryn is the daughter of Frank and Ruth Anderson Bartak, and grew up on a farm west of Merna A childhood member of the Cliff Union Church, church activities provided fond memories throughout her life. Kathryn attended Sunflower Country School and graduated from Merna High School.
Martin R. Achterberg, 89, of Lexington, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Park Avenue Estates in Lexington. He was born Feb. 18, 1923, south of Oconto, on the home place to Carl and Ida (Camin) Achterberg.
He attended school at rural District 217. Martin was married to Bonny Estergard April 12, 1956, at First Lutheran Church at Buffalo.
The couple farmed near Oconto until 2006, when they moved to Park Avenue Estates in Lexington. Martin enjoyed his life on the farm, planting the seeds in the spring and harvesting in the fall.