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Funeral Services for Nicholas Osterhoudt, age 20

Nicholas G. “Nick” Osterhoudt, 20, of Grand Island, NE, died Monday, June 20, 2022, at his home in Grand Island, NE. Services are being planned for a later date. Memorials are suggested to the family with designation at a later date. Curran Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.
GRAND ISLAND, NE
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Power Outage Strikes Southeast Broken Bow

BROKEN BOW – Most of the southeast portion of Broken Bow was without power for forty minutes before electricians under Electric Superintendent Blake Waldow were able to surmise the cause. “A bird got into a spot in between our bus work and wasn’t able to clear itself before it...
BROKEN BOW, NE
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Funeral Services for Donald Denesia, age 98

Donald Denesia age 98 of Broken Bow, NE passed away July 1, 2022, at the Brookestone View in Broken Bow, NE. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at 10:00 am at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Broken Bow, NE with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials are suggested to the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church or the Knights of Columbus. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 5th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, with rosary at 5:00 pm at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow. Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at govierbrothers.com.
BROKEN BOW, NE
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Small Fire Outside of Custer Public Power District in Broken Bow

BROKEN BOW–Around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29 a fire was reported outside of the Custer Public Power District building on east Highway 2 in Broken Bow. It was reported to be extinguished shortly after according to Broken Bow Fire Chief Jason Baum. Chief Baum said the fire was...
BROKEN BOW, NE
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Comstock to Celebrate 4th of July with Dedication of Veterans Memorial Wall

COMSTOCK–A fun run, a food truck, fireworks, and freedom all to be present at the annual 4th of July celebration in Comstock!. A highlight at this year’s event includes the dedication of the Veterans Memorial Wall immediately following the parade (across from the post office). The Veterans Memorial...
COMSTOCK, NE
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Prairie EyeCare Center Receives GROW Award for Renovation

Prairie EyeCare Center doctors and staff stand with Broken Bow Chamber members as they receive GROW award for office renovation. BROKEN BOW—The next time you head to the eye doctor you will really think you need to get your eyes checked! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but its safe to say the overall optics have been updated and patients will be blown away by the transformation of Prairie EyeCare Center in Broken Bow (408 S 8th Ave).
BROKEN BOW, NE
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Trysta Asche Named 2022 Lowell Milken Center Fellow

The Lowell Milken Center (LMC) for Unsung Heroes in. Fort Scott, Kansas, an international educational non–profit, has awarded its prestigious Fellowship to Trysta Asche, an 8th –12th grade Language Arts Instructor for Loup City Public. Schools in Loup City, NE. Trysta arrived in Fort Scott on June 26th...
FORT SCOTT, KS
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Merna Heritage Days and A-M Foundation Banquet this Weekend

MERNA–More festive fun is in store this weekend with the annual Anselmo-Merna Foundation Banquet and Merna Heritage Days. To paraphrase Garth Brooks, Merna residents are saying “Blame it all on our roots” as they prepare for the traditional games, food, parade, and fireworks that only Merna can provide.
MERNA, NE
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Albion Cornerstone dominates Ord in doubleheader

Albion’s Cornerstone Legion Baseball Juniors and Seniors were sharp on the mound and at the plate on a beautiful Wednesday night at Leon Nelson Memorial Field (Albion Sports Complex). So sharp, in fact, that it took just 10 innings for the local nines to chalk up two victories over...
ALBION, NE
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Broken Bow Junior Golf Program Tournament Results

The 2022 Jr. Golf Tournament was held at the Broken Bow Country Club on June 28, 2022. 34 kids participated in the tournament, the culmination of Jr. Golf Camp which was held throughout the month of June. First and second places were awarded in 8 categories: Boys and Girls Level 2 (6 holes), Boys and Girls Level 3 (6 holes), Boys and Girls Level 4 (9 holes) and Boys and Girls Level 5 (9 holes). A putting contest was also held for each level. Many volunteers make Jr. Golf Camp possible every year-thank you to all who participated and helped!
BROKEN BOW, NE
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Broken Bow Seniors Improve to 14-9 with Wins Over Holdrege

Recent high school graduates of this year's Broken Bow senior legion baseball team being honored before Wednesday's game. The Broken Bow American Legion seniors baseball team improved to 14-9 on the season with two wins over Holdrege Wednesday night at Paul Brown Field. The first game was the finish of a game that was suspended earlier in the season due to rain. The game resumed in the 6th inning with Broken Bow leading 3-1. Bow scored two runs in the top of the 7th inning which proved to be big as Bow extended their lead to 5-1. Holdrege started the bottom of the 7th inning by loading the bases and scored two runs to make the score 5-3. With runners on 2nd and 3rd with nobody out, Hagen Campbell was able to pitch out of trouble getting a strikeout followed by a runner thrown out at home and a ground out to third to preserve the win.
BROKEN BOW, NE
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Bow Spirit Softball 16U/18U Team Splits Doubleheader with DCB

The Broken Bow Spirit softball 16U/18U team split a doubleheader with DCB 18U Tuesday. DCB took game one 17-8. The Spirit had 12 hits in the high scoring contest. Taylor Schaaf helped lead the team offensively going 2 for 3 with 2 RBI. Cassidy Schweitzer was 2 for 2 with 2 runs scored. Dalila Griffiths went 2 for 2 with 3 runs scored and an RBI. Adyson Priest also had a multi hit game going 2 for 3 with a run scored and one run batted in.
BROKEN BOW, NE
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Broken Bow Spirit 14U team Falls by One Run to Cozad

The Broken Bow Spirit 14U team hosted the Cozad Classics Thursday evening. The two battled back and forth in a thrilling seven inning contest. The two teams combined for ten runs in the first inning as the game was tied 5-5 after one inning. Broken Bow took an 8-7 lead after the sixth inning but Cozad came back with 2 runs in the 7th and held on for a 9-8 win. Each team finished with 12 hits. Natalie Wardyn was 3 for 3 in the game with 2 RBI. Ida Bumgarner went 2 for 3 with a run scored and two runs batted in. Klarissa Dowdy also had a multi hit game finishing 2 for 2 with two runs scored. The Bow Spirit 14U team is now 14-15 on the season.
COZAD, NE
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Funeral Services for Judy Hazen, age 76

Judy Kay Hazen, age 76, of Omaha, NE (formerly of Merna, NE) passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022. Life without Judy, her smiles and contagious laughter, will not be the same, but the reassurance that she is free of pain, illness, and restraints, brings comfort to those missing her dearly. Judy dedicated her life to raising and caring for her family and her legacy lives on in those she leaves behind – four loving and spirited children – Roxanne Stowers and two granddaughters, Danielle and Alexandra (Lincoln, NE); Melody Hazen (Chicago, IL); Justin (Christin) Hazen and granddaughter, Mary Grace (Aurora, CO); and Melissa (Monte) Goodwin (Omaha, NE); a sister, Donna (Darrel) Sybrant (Broken Bow, NE), and many dear family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Herzel and Evelyn (Smith) Thompson, and brother Charlie (Ruth) Thompson.
MERNA, NE
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