May 18th, 2012
Gale Morgan Payton, age 80, of Encampment, Wyo., took his final flight to be with Jesus May 5, 2012, at Encampment, Wyo.
He was born the youngest of nine children Jan 8, 1932, in Callaway. As a youth he grew up on the old N.M. Morgan Homestead, just a half mile north of town. He loved building and flying model airplanes. He attended and graduated from Callaway High School in 1950. He married his wife Lila Chamberlin Dec. 31, 1952, in the Mason City Methodist Church.
Hastings resident, Helen B. Gates, 92, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012 at Mary Lanning Memorial HealthCare, Hastings.
Heather and Ty Behmerwohld of Mason City proudly announce the birth of a son, Mason Lane Behmerwohld, born May 3, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island. Mason weighed 7 ounds 7 ounces and was 19 inches long.
Mason is welcomed home by siblings Shelby and Ashton. Also welcoming Mason are grandparents Jerry and Rita Rosentreader of Mason City, and Bill and Suzie Behmerwohld of Brunning.
Allison Fees of Lincoln and Joel Varah of Broken Bow are planning a June 23 wedding at Grace Lutheran Church in Pleasanton.
Parents of the couple are Kermit and Linda Fees of Miller and Kirk and Kay Varah of Bridgeport.
Allison is an artist and an art teacher at Omaha Westside School. She will be the art teacher at Litchfield School next year.
Joel is an engineer at BD in Broken Bow.
Brian and Sheri Driver, Deanne Halsead, and Craig and Linda Halstead are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children, Taylor Ann Driver and Casey Daniel Halstead.
Taylor is a 2008 graduate of Le Mars Community High School in Le Mars, Iowa. She attended Wayne State College pursuing a degree in Unified Early Childhood Education. She will be transferrring to Peru State College in the fall to finish her degree.
Paige Martin and Tom Yockey were joined in Holy Matrimony Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at the Berean Church in Broken Bow, with Pastor Larry DeMoss officiating.
Paige is the daughter of Bob and Charlene Martin of Broken Bow. Grandparents of the bride are Harriett Barnes of Gothenburg, and the late Glenn Barnes and Stanley and Virginia Martin of Broken Bow. Tom is the son of John and Kris Yockey of Phillips. Grandparents of the groom are Wilt and Eileen Forsman of Aurora, and John and Joyce Moloney of Sun City Center, Fla.
LINCOLN - - NMPP Energy awarded the City of Broken Bow Utilities with a Project of the Year Award in the 1,501-5,000 population category for its LED city light conversion project at its 37th Annual Meeting and Conference in Hastings, Neb., March 28.
The United States Postal Services has a problem. The organization is losing money, lots and lots of money.
One solution presented last year was to close some of the rural post offices. The residents of the local communities spoke up, and the U.S. Postal Service listened.
Area post offices listed for closure on the first go around included: Comstock, Mason City, Sumner, Oconto and Purdum. Every indication at the time was that more were to be added. Public hearings were conducted and residents were asked to provide reasons why their post office should stay open.
In a special meeting of the Broken Bow Board of Education Wednesday, David Glendy was appointed to fill the seat vacated by the resignation of Don Davis, effective April 30. There are two years left on that term.
Glendy was one of seven applicants who interviewed for the board position, and it took three votes on three different candidates for the board to finally reach a majority decision. Glendy received a unanimous vote of approval from the five board members - Michelle Zlomke, Matthew Haumont, Tracy Popp, John Evans and Ken Myers.
On May 19, 2012, pack up the family and/or friends and head out to enjoy Nebraska's state parks. You can fish anywhere in the state and visit any Nebraska state park, state historical park or state recreation area for FREE. No park entry or fishing permit required. Also, as part of the day, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is offering the 15th Annual Family Fishing Clinic at select areas. In the Chief area, Victoria Springs State Recreation Area will host a clinic from 9am-6pm. You can find out more information about the day and clinics at www.outdoornebraska.org.