October 11th, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Gov. Dave Heineman is encouraging Nebraskans to fly U.S. and Nebraska flags at half-staff on Sunday.
The flag-lowering is part of the annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. The remembrance honors firefighters and other first responders who have sacrificed their lives to save others.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will honor 107 firefighters who died nationwide in the line of duty in part of 2012 and all of 2013.
Patricia Louise Peacock, 70, of Broken Bow passed away peacefully Oct. 4, 2014, surrounded by her family at her home.
She was born Nov. 8, 1943, in Loup City to Walter and Viola Gitchel (Bivens).
Patricia attended grade school and graduated from Comstock High School. She also attended several college classes from Kearney State College.
Roberta Elaine (Farritor) Collins, 59, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at her home in Broken Bow.
Roberta was born May 24, 1955, in Broken Bow, to William and Margaret (Kelly) Farritor.
She attended Broken Bow Grade School and graduated from the Broken Bow High School in 1975.
She married Stan Collins June 19, 1982, in Broken Bow where they made their home.
Berta worked over a quarter of a century as a Head Start teacher and then as a para educator at the Broken Bow Public Schools. She loved working with the kids and was an excellent teacher.
Ollie was born Aug. 25, 1924, at the family home in Litchfield to Niels Hans and Emma Marie (Olsen) Nielsen. She was the sixth born of seven children, Orville, Harold, Clara, Anna, Dorothy and Lillian. She attended Litchfield Public graduating in 1942.
Ollie taught in rural schools near Wood River and Oconto. It was at the mailbox at the Tuckerville School she met the love of her life, Harley Richard â€śDickâ€ť Hanson, the local rural mailman. They were married July 10, 1949, at Ollieâ€™s parentâ€™s home in Litchfield. They were married for 63 years until Dickâ€™s death separated them.
Frank Lanka, age 78, of Grand River, Iowa, died Wednesday Oct. 1, 2014, at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha.
Memorial services were Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at the Broken Bow Cemetery with the Rev. Jurdan Counts officiating.
Frank was born July 19, 1936, at Ogallala, to Frank and Grace (Hayes) Lanka.
Frank excelled in football and in track at Stapleton High School, and held the discus throwing record at Stapleton High School for many years. He loved football.
Timothy J. Marten age 41 of Lincoln, died Oct. 4, 2014, at Bryan West Hospital in Lincoln.
Tim was born May 20, 1973, to Herman â€śFritzâ€ť and Shirley [Malmberg] Marten.
Tim attended Sandhills Public Schools and later graduated from Lincoln Northeast High School in Lincoln.
Survivors include his mother, Shirley Marten of Lincoln; sister, Inger [Alvin] of Ansley; nieces Delaney, Gillian and Ashlynn Sherbeck; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
Tim was preceded in death by his father, Herman â€śFritzâ€ť Marten; and his grandparents.
Victor Bruce Crawford, age 83 of Broken Bow formerly of Mason City, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at the Jennie Melham Hospital in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 in the Baptist Church in Mason City, with the Rev. John Lewis officiating. Burial was in the Mason City Cemetery.
Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.
News Guide: A quick look at Ebola developments
The Associated Press
Two patients are hospitalized in the United States with Ebola, the deadly infectious disease that has killed thousands of people in West Africa and recently emerged in the U.S. and Europe. Public-health officials across the country are taking steps to ensure that the virus does not get a foothold in North America. A look at the essential developments worldwide:
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” A mountain lion has been harvested in northern Nebraska.
The state Game and Parks Commission says the 157-pound male mountain lion was harvested Sunday in Knox County near Lewis and Clark Lake. It marks the first mountain lion harvested in the Prairie Unit since it opened in January.
Mountain lion hunting in the unit is open until the end of the year. All other mountain lion units are currently closed.
Here are the Associated Press Nebraska high school football rankings in Classes A through D-2. Listings include name of school, season record, previous week's ranking, previous week's result and this week's opponent (NR-not ranked). The rankings are based on a formula that includes ratings from the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star plus experts for each class. Class A: Dale Miller, Grand Island Independent. Class B: Jeff Fielder, Scottsbluff Star-Herald. Class C1: Tom Behmer, Norfolk Daily News. Class C2: Brent Wasinius, Fremont Tribune.