Part 1 of a 2-part series.
Unfortunately, there are scam artists across the country and around the world trying to defraud Nebraskans every day. Nationwide, scams against seniors are generating billions of dollars each year for criminals. Together, we must fight back.
Shoe boxes packed with gift items for children of all ages were collected the week prior to Thanksgiving at First Christian Church in Broken Bow, the local relay center for Operation Christmas Child. A project of the mission group Samaritan's Purse, founded by Franklin Graham, Operation Christmas Child collects and distributes Christmas gift boxes to children all around the world.
The Loup Valley Conference has announced the All-Conference Volleyball Teams for the 2010 season. Seven players were chosen to the first and second teams with Ansley leading the nine schools with three first team selections. Mullen and Sargent followed with two first team selections each.
First Team All-Conference selections are Ansleyâ€™s Chelsea Entz (Sr.), Taylor Rohde (Sr.) and Siera Rohde (Jr.), Mullenâ€™s Mardee Sierks (Sr.) and Tricia Young (Sr.) and Sargentâ€™s Kelsey Frink (Sr.) and Alex Hart (So.).
The Broken Bow Indians led all teams with eight players named to the 2010 C1-9 All-District Football Offensive and Defensive Teams. Gothenburg and Valentine each placed seven players on the teams.
Named to the all-district defensive team for the Indians were seniors Adam Pracht and Tyler Kozisek, junior Nate Hanson and sophomore Tanner Johnson. Valentine also placed four on the defensive team.
For a supervisor to offer extra incentive to his employees to get them to perform better is certainly not a new concept. However, Bob Davis, store manager of Pamida in Broken Bow, went one better.
The Pamida company is sponsoring an 8-week friendly sales competition among its 200 stores. For each of those eight weeks the store with the largest increase in sales over the same time last year is declared that weekâ€™s winner - with each of the winning storeâ€™s team members receiving an additional $75 on their paycheck.
LAS VEGAS â€“ If you ask Cort Scheer about his rodeo dreams, he can give you explicit details.
Theyâ€™ve been part of his life all his life, from his first days in the saddle in the sandhills of Nebraska to his first Prairie Circuit saddle bronc riding championship. Itâ€™s also part of every day over the past 12 months, the best year of his short career and the guiding force to his first qualification to ProRodeoâ€™s championship, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
Tim DeBauche, age 51, of Merna died Nov. 18, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Tim DeBauche was born May 27, 1959, at Onawa, Iowa, to Thomas and Wilburta (Carroll) DeBauche. He grew up in Moorhead, Iowa.
June 1, 1977, he was married to Sally Winn. The couple farmed at Moorhead, Iowa on the family farm. They lived in various locations before moving to Merna in 1988. Tim farmed and worked at the COOP.
Viola Grieser-Schantz age 90 of Broken Bow died November 21, 2010, at her home in Broken Bow.
Viola was born Jan. 29, 1920, at Chappell, to Calvin and Emma (Boshart) Roth. She attended school in Chappell.
September 24, 1939, Viola was married to Joseph S. Grieser. To this union six children were born: Patricia Glendy (Kyle) of Mountain View, Ark., Myron Grieser (deceased) (Sharon) of California, Earla Oxford (Paul) of Burwell, John Grieser (Connie) of Broken Bow, Donna Schneringer-Gibbs (Gary) of Mountain View, Ark., and Carol Grieser of Mountain View, Ark.
Effective Dec. 1, the Broken Bow City Council will be one person down.
Corey Staplesâ€™ resignation was accepted, regretfully, voiced Councilman Scott Spanel at Mondayâ€™s City Council meeting.
â€śIâ€™ve learned a lot, and I thank the council and the city for the opportunity,â€ť Staples said when he was thanked by his fellow board members and presented with a plaque.
The reasons for the resignation centered around his responsibilities at work, Staples said following the meeting.
ARNOLD -- An Arnold centenarian-plus celebrated her birthday Nov. 11 and now into her fourth year past the 100 year mark, this fixture of independence reigns queen with her smile.
Miriam Bower was born Nov. 11, 1906, which means she just celebrated her 104th birthday! With the help of her daughter Ruth, Miriam is able to reside in her own home where sheâ€™s lived since 1937. Ruth assists her mother by checking in on her each day to be sure sheâ€™s taken her pills and to lend a hand with cleaning and meal preparation.