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Wednesday, 22 June 2016 15:26

Ardis Victoria Milburn Guelde

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Ardis was born in Rushville, Neb. to Leonard D. and Marie Skoda Milburn. She grew up in Rushville with brothers Doug and Wad. Ardis graduated with the Rushville High School class of 1965.

After graduating high school, Ardis attended the University of Wyoming in Laramie where she met the love of her life, Stephen Guelde of Newark, Ohio. She graduated with a degree in Education.

Ardis and Steve were married on Aug. 24, 1969, in Rushville. They settled in Wyoming where Steve practiced law. Their

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 15:08

Puzz Jamison

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Boyd “Puzz” Gaylord Jamison, 79, passed away Monday, June 20, 2016, at the Hemingford Community Care Center in Hemingford, Neb., after a courageous battle with cancer. Puzz was born on July 3, 1936, in Hyannis, Neb. to Robert and Ellice (Kline) Jamison of Ashby.

Puzz was raised in a family of 6 boys. He attended school through the 4th grade at District 144 that was just east of their ranch. When it closed, he finished his education through the 8th grade in Ashby, by boarding out through the

Monday, 13 June 2016 14:43

Steve “Spook” Heiting

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Funeral services for Steve “Spook” Heiting of Hay Springs, Neb. will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the Hay Springs High School Auditorium with Reverend Al Trucano officiating and Father Joseph Joseph doing the committal service at the Hay Springs City Cemetery.  A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at 6 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Hay Springs. The family requests guests to dress casual and wear their favorite husker shirt for services.


Thursday, 09 June 2016 16:21

Deloris J. Clutter

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Funeral services for Deloris J. Clutter of Eaton, Colorado will be held on Monday, June 13, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Hay Springs, Neb., with Father Joseph Joseph officiating.  Burial will be at the Hay Springs City Cemetery. 

 Mrs. Clutter passed away on June 7, 2016, in Gillette, Wyo.

 Deloris was born on Dec. 5, 1932 in Seneca, Neb.

 She was 83.

 Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. 


Wednesday, 01 June 2016 16:19

Leo Dotson

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Leo Dotson, passed away May 17, 2016. Leo was a retired tool & die machinist in Southern California, where he raised his family and created many fond memories. Leo was preceded in death by his parents, Leland and Josephine, and siblings, Darold and Phyllis. He is survived by sisters, Vernocia and Dorothy, his children, Chuck, Rick, and Tami, and grandchildren, Travis, Sean, Shea, and Shannen, as well as nieces, nephews, and many close friends. Leo received his greatest wish and passed

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 08:45

Donna Harris Moore

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Memorial services for Donna Harris Moore are being held on June 4, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.,  at the Crawford Community Building in Crawford with Pastor Peter Bertram.  Private family interment will follow the service.

On May 28th, Donna Harris Moore went to her eternal rest with her beloved Savior after complications following heart surgery.  She was born to Bruce and June (Reid) Morris on August 9, 1933, and graduated from Gordon High School.  She attended Chadron Normal School and taught school

Thursday, 26 May 2016 08:34

Donald Earnest Powles

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Donald Earnest Powles, 77, passed away on May 24, 2016, at the Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Nebraska, following a heart attack.

He was born August 14, 1938, in Ashby, Nebraska, to Rolland A. and Emelene I. (Thurston) Powles.

Don lived his entire life in the Bingham Area on the family ranch.  He and his sister were the last graduating class from Bingham High School in 1956.  He served a short time in the Army, returning home to marry Gretchen Eileen Pisel on June 3

Derby-William (Bill) Harris Scott, M.D., 75, of Derby Kansas passed away peacefully at his home on May 16, 2016. He was born on January 11, 1941 in Chadron Nebraska to Orie Harris and Helen Barbara Vondra Scott. He graduated from Hay Springs High School in Hay Springs Nebraska, having developed a strong work ethic growing up on a farm as the only son. 

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and chemistry from Chadron State Teachers College and his medical degree from the University

Thursday, 19 May 2016 12:16

Keith Lavern Rittgarn

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Keith Lavern Rittgarn, 69, of Gordon, Nebraska, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at home by Gordon, Nebraska.

He was born to Robert & Kathryn (Arbuckle) Rittgarn on November 24, 1946 in Lexington, Nebraska. He was joined over the years by younger siblings Karen, Ken, and Kevin. He attended school and graduated high school in Elwood, Nebraska.

After high school, he was drafted and spent two years in the Navy. While stationed in Virginia, he was blessed with his first son

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 13:41

Myrtle B. Sears

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Myrtle B (Meyers, Dahlgren) Sears was born to Erwin and Maggie Mae Meyers on March 31, 1919 at Merriman, Nebraska. She was the youngest of 7 children, joining 3 brothers, Guy, Elwood and Roy, along with 3 sisters, Esther, Mildred and Ruth. Myrtle’s mother passed away on July 23, 1920 and with the task of raising 7 children her father enlisted the help of neighbors, Andrew and Elvetta Dahlgren. On May 10, 1921 Myrtle was adopted by the Dahlgren’s and acquired another brother, Cecil.


Wednesday, 18 May 2016 13:40

Virginia Paige King

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Virginia Paige King, (nee V. Paige Swanson) known as Paige to her friends and family, aged 92, died peacefully in her home in Tustin, California on April 21, 2016. She was born in the panhandle of Nebraska in a place called Merriman, on March 24, 1928. Her parents were Joe Swanson of Chadron and Joy Sanders. She spent much of her childhood on the farm of her grandfather, Ben Sanders, east of Gordon. She attended a one room country school and then went to high school in Gordon. 

As a young

Monday, 16 May 2016 14:00

Margaret E. Diercks

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Margaret Eloise Diercks passed away on April 16, 2016 at Countryside Care in Gordon, Nebraska.

She was born on May 1, 1927 to William and Louise (Franck) Diercks at Hay Springs, Nebraska. Margaret was the first baby girl born in the hospital in Hay Springs. The nurses called her a “him” until her parents got her named. The hospital was new and located across the street from the Catholic Church and later became Dr. Foley’s Veterinary Clinic

She attended schools in Hay Springs and graduated

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