June 30th, 2011
Gaylord "Squeak" Schmitz, age 72 of Merna, died Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial with military honors was in the Dale Catholic Cemetery near Merna. Memorials are suggested to the Merna Fire and Rescue or the American Parkinson's Disease Associa-tion.
Memorial services for James Walter Souders, 75, of Wilmington, NC, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at the United Methodist Church in Merna, with interment of cremains to follow at the Merna Cemetery. The family will host a lunch in the Merna Community Center after the interment.
James died March 2, 2011, in Wilmington. The Andrews Mortuary in that city handled the cremation.
Viola Mary (Wehling) Ritchie Brim passed peacefully to Heaven while at home, surrounded by her family, Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at the age of 93 years.
Viola was born Dec. 19, 1917, on the family farm near Broken Bow to Charles B. and Anna (Thanel) Wehling. Viola attended country school and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1934, at the age of 16.
Esther Nadene Cox-Pearson, 84, of Broken Bow, formerly of Callaway, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
She was born Sept. 28, 1926, in Holyoke, Colo., to Ray and Martha (Brown) Stroup. She was a 1945 graduate of Phillips County High School in Haxtun, Colo., and went on to further her education at Sterling Junior College, graduating in May of 1947.
She was baptized in April 1939, in the Presbyterian Church in Colorado and later joined the United Methodist Church in Callaway when the couple moved there.
Kathleen â€śKittyâ€ť Frances Campbell, 86, died May 7, 2011, in Flagstaff, Ariz., with family members at her side. She was born in 1924, in Pawhuska, Okla.
Helen Nelson, age 85 of Broken Bow, died Thursday June 23, 2011, at Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Tuesday, June 28, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements.
Helen Louise Nelson, daughter of James and Alvena (Peterson) Erazim of Hazard, Nebraska was born April 1, 1926, at the family home in Hazard, where she was raised. She attended the Hazard Methodist Church and Sunday School.
HASTINGS-- It was the last chance for cowboys and cowgirls to boost their points in an attempt to qualify for the national rodeo competition. There was unquestionably some local flavor at the 2011 Nebraska High School rodeo finals last week in Hastings.
Dunningâ€™s Tylee Coffman was the breakaway roping champion and Kadi McFadden, also of Dunning, placed third.
Goat Tying saw Mardee Sierks of Brewster win the buckle. Mullenâ€™s Jincy Osborne finished third.
Ocontoâ€™s Logan Glendy continued his dominance in bareback riding as he captured the buckle.
BROKEN BOW--The Broken Bow Senior baseball team was in action over the weekend. Broken Bow welcomed Ogallala to Paul Brown Field this past Sunday.Ogallala scored first, pushing across two runs in the first inning. Broken Bow was held scoreless in the first inning and neither squad could muster any offense in the second inning. Ogallala opened things up in the third inning, scoring five times, making the score 7-0. Bow was able to get on the scoreboard with two runs in the third inning, making the score 7-2 after three innings of play.
Cameron K. Hall, age 95 of Arnold, died June 18, 2011, at his home. Memorial services will be Thursday June 23, 2011, at the Baptist Church in Arnold with the Rev. Irving Jennings, and Frank Scott officiating.
Memorials are suggested to Arnold Baptist Church Ladies or the Gandy Community Bible Church Building Project. Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow is in charge of arrangements.
Many of Nebraskaâ€™s rural Post Offices are in jeopordy - and the communities those Post Offices serve are fighting back.
The U.S. Postal Service is currently conducting studies on the stateâ€™s smaller and rural Post Offices to determine the fate of those offices. The Postal Service is calling it â€śDelivery Unit Optimizationâ€ť, but community members are calling it absurd.