Luetta Aleen Wenquist Peterson was born Feb. 5, 1947, to Morris and Pauline Wenquist in Broken Bow. She left for her heavenly home Dec. 7, 2014, at her home in rural Gothenburg from complications of a 16 month battle with metastatic breast cancer.
Luetta grew up in Broken Bow participating in many musical endeavors and graduating with the class of 1965. While in school set met her husband, Jerry, playing cornet in the Southwest Conference Band Clinic. They were married Aug. 31, 1968, in Broken Bow.
Hazel (or as family knew her, Helen) was born as the oldest child Feb. 10, 1917, to Oliver and Nora (Huffman) Forrester. She was born in a sod house in Thomas County, north of Stapleton. She passed from this life at the Callaway Good Life Center Dec. 7, 2014, at the age of 97.
She moved with her parents to Arnold, about 1925, where she joined the Arnold Methodist Church on Easter, 1932, and attended Arnold Public Schools, graduating in 1934.
Beth Rains, age 89 of Broken Bow, passed away Dec. 5, 2014, at the Jennie M. Melham MemorialMedical Center in Broken Bow.
Elizabeth Ann (Leberman) Rains was born June 2, 1925, at Culbertson, the daughter of Rex Hugo Leberman and Eola(Page) Leberman.Â
She attended grade school at Gering, and graduated from Sidney High School in 1943.Â
She soon entered nursesâ€™ training at West Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Scottsbluff, graduating in January 1946.Â
Vernon Lee Souders, age 77, died Nov. 30, 2014, in McMinnville, Ore.
The second son of Vernon and Helen (Kellenbarger) Souders, he was born Dec. 10, 1936, in Merna. His sister was born several years later.
Raised in Ortello Valley south of Anselmo, he attended local rural schools, graduated from Merna High School in 1954, and took his BS in geology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) in 1958.
Howard Pracht, age 89 of Broken Bow, died Dec. 1, 2014, at his home.
Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in the First Baptist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev.Jurdan Counts officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the Gideonâ€™s Bibles or the First Baptist Church.
Jack L. Mattson, 73 of Grand Island died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at the Nebraska Heart Hospital in Lincoln.
Celebration of Life Service were Monday at All Faiths Funeral Home.Â Dan Naranjo officiated. Family will be greeting friends one hour prior to services.
Mr. Mattson was born April 3, 1941, at Dunning, the son of Etta Mae (Gould) Mattson.
Irene M. Price, 78, of Grand Island, formerly of Shelton, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at the Golden Living Center â€“ Grand Island Park Place. Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at the Oâ€™Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Gibbon.Â Interment followed at the Shelton Cemetery.Â
Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation.
Oâ€™Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home of Gibbon is in charge of arrangements.Â
Irene Marie Price was born Jan. 28, 1936 in Broken Bow, to Solomon and Hazel (Wagner) Jackson. She attended school in Broken Bow.Â
WASHINGTON â€“ U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R- Neb) today delivered his farewell address on the Senate floor. Excerpts of his remarks are below:
â€œFrom my first day as a county commissioner, throughout my service as a Lincoln City Council Member, as Mayor of our capital city, Lincoln, as the Governor of Nebraska, in President Bushâ€™s Cabinet and now as a United States Senator, no doubt about it, if I could turn back the clock Iâ€™d just do it again. I am so grateful for the trust placed in me and the support of so many people who have made this service possibleâ€¦
Kearney â€“ Last night, Governor-elect Pete Ricketts announced during his remarks at the Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Annual Dinner that Greg Ibach would lead the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.
Greg Ibach of Sumner has served as Director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture since 2005. He and his family continue to maintain a cow/calf and grain operation in the area. Ibach also serves as the vice president of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.
With nearly 40 bowl games looming, it can be difficult finding those postseason gems.
The Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl semifinals in the College Football Playoff are no-brainers. And the other matchups in the "New Year's Six" â€” which includes the Peach, Orange, Cotton and Fiesta â€” also should garner lots of attention.
But the entire postseason schedule features 39 bowls, including the playoff championship game.
To help sort through the clutter, here's a look at some of the more intriguing matchups that aren't part of the "New Year's Six."