The Loup Valley Conference basketball tournaments begin tonight. In Merna, the South Loup Lady Bobcats meet the Litchfield Lady Trojans at 6 p.m. Following that game the Ansley Warriors will play the Loup County Wildcats in boys action.
Tuesday night at Ansley, the Anselmo-Merna Lady Coyotes play the Sargent Lady Bulldogs at 6 p.m. followed by the South Loup/Litchfield girls winner facing off against the top seed Ansley Lady Warriors at 7:30 p.m.
Mullen 51, Hyannis 31
Sandhills/Thedford 48, Arthur County 14
Mullen 69, Hyannis 38
Sandhills/Thedford 74, Arthur County 61
Ansley 44, South Loup 22
Arcadia 51, Elba 29
Cody-Kilgore 41, Sandhills/Thedford 37
Cozad 28, Broken Bow 17
Litchfield 48, Anselmo-Merna 44 OT
Sargent 67, North Loup-Scotia 60 OT
SEM 43, Overton 24
Arcadia 53, Elba 9
Broken Bow 60, Cozad 51
Litchfield 45, Anselmo-Merna 43
Overton 64, SEM 39
Sandhills/Thedford 53, Cody-Kilgore 44
Sargent 42, North Loup-Scotia 32
Ansley 25, North Central 20
Pleasanton 36, South Loup 32
Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 49, Amherst 48
SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
Cozad 44, Broken Bow 27
Minden 76, Gothenburg 22
SANDHILLS CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
Brady 51, Sandhills/Thedford 36
Mullen 48, Cody-Kilgore 42
North Central 41, Ansley 37
Pleasanton 66, South Loup 52
Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 54, Amherst 30
SANDHILLS CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
Mullen 61, Cody-Kilgore 59
Sandhills/Thedford 61, Brady 49
Julie Ann Phelps was born Aug. 21, 1958, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Charles and Doris Goodner. Her family moved from Idaho back to Nebraska, living in various cities until 1972, when they made Merna their permanent home.
She graduated from Anselmo-Merna High School in 1977, and was wed in that same year. Julie proceeded to have four children over the next eight years.
After divorcing in 1990, Julie was remarried to Irvin Phelps in 1994. The family lived for a short time in Anselmo, then moved to the Phelpsâ€™ family farm just North of Anselmo.
Elsie Mae Jensen, 83, of Broken Bow passed away Jan. 18, 2011, at Jennie Melham Hospital in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Friday Jan. 21, 2011 in the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges and the Rev. Larry DeMoss Officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements. Memorials have been established to the Broken Bow Chamber Beautification Fund, the Custer County Children's Fund, or the Donor's Choice.
Bennie Rex Ostrand, age 80 of Mason City, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at his home.
Memorial funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 26, in the First Baptist Church in Kearney, with the Rev. David Harder and the Rev. Stan Murdoch officiating. A private burial service was at the Basin Cemetery south of Mason City. Memorials will be decided by the family at a later date.
Bennie R. Ostrand was born Nov. 7, 1930, to Benjamin and Florence (Peck) Ostrand at his grandparent's home in Mason City. He passed away at his home, the family farm/ranch south of Ansley, Jan. 22.
Gretchen E. Boyles, age 79 of Mason City, died Jan.19, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Hospital in Broken Bow. Funeral services were Jan. 24, in the Mason City Baptist Church with the Rev. John Lewis and Rev. Bill Ragan officiating. Burial was in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Mason City EMTâ€™s or the Baptist Church in Mason City.
Gretchen E. Boyles was born Sept. 29, 1931, in Mason City, to Ray and Addie (Wright) Taylor. She attended school and graduated from Mason City High School in 1949.
Martelle Anita Ritz, 93 of Twin Falls, Idaho, passed away Jan. 7, 2011, at Bridgeview Estates in Twin Falls.
Martelle was born April 7, 1917, in Westerville, the daughter of Henry Giles and Margaret (Metta) Boeltz Giles. She grew up and attended schools in Nebraska. Martelle furthered her education at the Kearney State Teachers College and taught school in a one-room school house for seven years.
Geraldine Frances (Smith) Russell, 92, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, in Peoria, Ariz.
Retired from California State Service, she was born in Broken Bow, March 18, 1918, and was a graduate of Broken Bow High School. She attended Hastings Business College and for a time worked in Broken Bow and Kearney, before the family moved to Sacramento, Calif.
The weathermen started out saying it would be scattered flurries. The next thing we knew, central Nebraska was in an all out weather watch, and the snows came, and so did the wind.
For two days, emergency personnel answered the calls.
â€śThere were so many accidents, we wouldnâ€™t even get one completed before the call came to answer another,â€ť said Custer County Sheriff Dan Osmond.
And it wasnâ€™t a staffing issue, everyone on call Tuesday was working.
â€śIt usually takes one good storm for folks to remember how to drive in the snow. This last week I think they started all over.â€ť