July 19th, 2012
Mary J. Schmitz, daughter of Charles and Anna (Bamesberger) Mohatt was born May 17, 1918, in Custer County, near Anselmo, the third of nine children. She passed from this life July 13, 2012, at Heritage Hall in Broken Bow, at the age of 94.
Mary spent her childhood in and around Anselmo, and graduated from Anselmo High School in 1935. November 29, 1939, she married Lawrence (Bus) Schmitz of Anselmo at St. Anselmâ€™s Catholic Church in Anselmo. One son and one daughter blesses this union; Gary and Carolyn.
Vivian Ilene Ritz, 74, of Comstock went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, July 17, 2012, at the Valley County Health System Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2012, at the Wescott Baptist Church in Comstock. The Rev. Don Schauda will officiate. Burial will be in Douglas Grove Cemetery in Comstock. Visitation will be Thursday from 1-4 p.m. at the Ord Memorial Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Wescott Baptist Church or the Comstock Den. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Viola Pearl (Moninger) Sears was born at Taylor May 6, 1918, to John and Luella (Fales) Moninger, and died June 15, 2012, at the age of 94.
The oldest girl in the family of 11 children, she graduated from Milburn in 1936, and married Hubert Sears of Broken Bow in 1938. They made their home in Seneca, where he worked for Western Public Service.
Their two children were born there, and in 1951, Hubert went to work for Boniville Power Company in Washington. In 1951, they moved to Eugene, Ore., where they retired and continued to live until their death - Hubert in 1991.
Matt and Katie Blakeman are proud to announce the birth of their son, Huxley Jade Blakeman.
Huxley was born June 1, 2012, weighing 7 pounds 5 ounces and measuring 20 1/2 inches long. He is welcomed home by his big sister, Charli.
Proud grandparents are Monte (Bud) and Carla Clark of Broken Bow, and Randy and Lori Blakeman of Merna. Great-grandparents are Don and Shirley Jones of Ansley, Audrey Clark, and Jim and Katy Lepant, all of Broken Bow, and the late Chuck and Dorothy Blakeman of Merna.
Zach and Jill (Andreasen) Friesen proudly announce the birth of a daughter, Aubrey Addison Friesen.
Aubrey was born June 28 at Methodist Womenâ€™s Hospital in Omaha, weighing 8 pounds 11 ounces and measuring 21 inches long. She is the coupleâ€™s first child.
Proud grandparents are Bob and Corinne Andreason of Merna, and Cal and Brenda Friesen of Henderson.
Dustin and Melissa (Nunley) Eggleston of Callaway are pleased to announce the birth of a baby girl, Kennedy Dawn Eggleston, born June 20.
Kennedy is welcomed home by her big brother, Patrick.
Proud grandparents are Dale and Deb Stark of Callaway, AJ and Chris Frazer of Pleasanton, Russell Eggleston of Hastings and Tim Nunley of Florida.
Great-grandparents are Bonnie Eggleston of Oconto, Dorothy Stark of Hazard, and Dick and Martha Snyder of Ainsworth.
Brad and Darla Quackenbush and Jeff and Lisa Berghorst, all of Broken Bow, proudly announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Kaleigh Marinda
Quackenbush and Jonathon Henry Berghorst.
Grandparents of the bride are Valdean and Elaine Kershner of Hastings and Kathy and the late Ray Quackenbush of Albuquerque, N. M.
Grandparents of the groom are Bill and Laura Miller of Anselmo and Harlan and Phyllis Berghorst of Broken Bow.
Randy and Dixie Peterson of Broken Bow proudly announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessi Raye, to Amos John Viter, son of Mike and Laurie Viter of Brady.
The future bride is a graduate of Broken Bow High School and Mid Plains Community College - North Platte. Jessi is currently employed at Adams Land & Cattle as a backgrounding accountant.
The future groom is a graduate of Gothenburg High School. Amos is currently employed at Blowers Farms LLC in Arnold.
The couple will be married Aug. 25, at Arnold Baptist Church.
Andrea Rae Smith of Burwell, and Brent James Thomas (BJ) of Dunning, were married June 2, 2012, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Burwell.
Mother of the bride is Geri Smith of Burwell. Parents of the groom are Lee and Mary Thomas of Dunning. Grandparents of the bride are Jean Ann and the late Jerry Teahon of Dunning, Barbara and the late Lowell Smith of Hastings. Grandparents of the groom are Albert and Zita Mae Thomas of Scribner, and Robert and Altha Ditch of Coppell, Texas.
The Broken Bow Board of Education met for its regular monthly meeting Monday, in what could be called a bittersweet evening. It was the first official meeting under new Superintendent Mark Sievering following the departure of two-year interim superintendent, Dr. Virginia Moon.
The board approved the hiring of three new teachers to fill vacancies, in part, left by the tragic loss of Zane Harvey and Anthony Blum. High School/ Middle School Principal Ken Kujath says he feels very blessed to have found such quality candidates for the district this late in the year.