October 13th, 2010
When he saw pictures of his dadâ€™s mission trip to Peru, Rhett Safranek wanted to help. He may only be 8-years-old, but this kid proves youâ€™re never too young to make a difference.
Craig Safranek was part of a missions trip with a group called Scripture Union back in August, 2009. On the trip the group visited a boys home, located a 45-minute boat ride from the city of Iquitos, Peru. This home houses 40-50 boys.
The Broken Bow McDonaldâ€™s restaurant seems to have hit a streak of bad luck this year, and last week the store was the victim of a burglary.
According to Sergeant Ryan Anderson, the Broken Bow Police Department received a call from McDonaldâ€™s employees at about 4:30 a.m. Oct. 5, reporting that someone had entered the store and taken money out of the safe. Anderson says a substantial amount of cash was taken.
No arrests have yet been made in the incident. The Broken Bow Police Department continues to investigate the burglary.
The S-E-M Lady Mustangs were defeated by Elwood 0-2 in the opening round of the Fort Kearney Conference Tournament Monday night. Fort Kearney Conference Tournament first round scores are as follows:
AXTELL DEF. WILCOX-HILDRETH, 25-18, 25-13
ELM CREEK DEF. EUSTIS-FARNAM, 25-22, 25-13
ELWOOD DEF. SUMNER-EDDYVILLE-MILLER, 25-12, 25-10
OVERTON DEF. LOOMIS, 25-19, 26-24
OVERTON DEF. PLEASANTON, 25-14, 25-22
WILCOX-HILDRETH DEF. AMHERST, 27-25, 25-15
Broken Bow's Brittany Vohland shot a first round 115 at the Girls Class C State Golf Tournament Monday. The Class C leader is Doniphan-Trumbull's Danielle Lemek who shot a first round score of 71. Vohland is scheduled to tee off at 10:34 a.m. today for second round play.
Paula Evans, 43 of Litchfield, was killed last Thursday night after pulling her vehicle into the path of an eastbound BNSF coal train near Litchfield. According to Sherman County Sheriff Michael Janulewicz, the accident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. Oct. 7, at a field crossing three miles west of Litchfield on State Highway 2. The vehicle was struck broadside and was carried three-tenths of a mile east to where the train stopped. Evans was pronounced dead at the scene by Sheriff Janulewicz after extrication by Litchfield Fire and Rescue.
No one wants to believe that domestic violence happens in Nebraska, but it is happening in our communities every day.
Staff and board members of Healing Hearts & Families joined Broken Bow Mayor R.C. McMeen Monday as he signed a proclamation declaring October Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the city. Healing Hearts & Families is working with national agencies to help promote awareness throughout this month.
Funeral services for Elizabeth J. Luther Murray of Wausu, Nebr., will be Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at 2 p.m. in Iverson Memorial Funeral Chapel with Minister Kathy Salts officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be at the Broken Bow Cemetery with military rites.
Elizabeth is survived by son Jim Murray of Creighton; daughters, Susan Phillips of Wausu, and Melanie (John) McFarlin of Beatrice; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Larry F. Hardy, age 48 of Thedford, died Sept. 29, 2010, at his home.
Graveside funeral services were Monday, Oct. 4, at the Seneca Cemetery in Seneca. A Larry Hardy Memorial Fund has been established in care of the family, 83808 Hwy. 83, Thedford, 69166. Mullen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Larry Franklin Hardy was born June 28, 1962, in Ogallala to Larry and Nina (Murphy) Hardy of Seneca. He married Cathy Nozicka July 22, 1986.
Helen L. Blakely, 96 of Broken Bow, died Oct. 2, 2010, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home at Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Oct. 6, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Interment was at the Broken Bow Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Dunning Cemetery. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.
Helen Louise Blakely was born Nov. 26, 1913, to Samuel and Sarah "Sadie" (Pennison) Thomas, the fourth of five children. She grew up between Mason City and Litchfield.
It is big news for the community of Broken Bow, as well as shoppers from the surrounding area, as later this month two grocery stores will again be serving customers in this central Nebraska area.
The sale of Bow Food Pride became official Friday, Oct. 1, when the Schmick family of McCook closed the deal on the local store.