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Something of a routine agenda faced the Gibbon Board of Education for its final regular monthly meeting of the summer on Monday, August 12.

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As the Clipper enters another school year, our coverage of the school activities ramps up for our staff of reporters, Dennis Walker, Lynn McBride and Steve Glenn.

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FunFest 2019 filled Wood River with tons of summer fun on Friday, August 16, through Sunday, August 18.

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Now that schools throughout Clipper Country have begun classes, high school fall sports competitions are set to follow close behind at Gibbon, Shelton, Wood River Rural, and Centura High School.

Sports

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DCB’s (Dannebrog/Cairo/ Boelus) Legion Seniors swept their way to a championship in the state tournament held at Syracuse last week, winning all five games played.

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It came down to a battle between Clipper Country’s Shelton/Gibbon and DCB Legion Junior teams for the championship of the Area 6 Class C District Baseball Tournament at Gibbon Tuesday, July 16.

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Wood River, DCB, and Shelton/Gibbon were the final three of the five teams of the Class C Legion Juniors District Six Tournament staged at Gibbon last week.

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The Gibbon Red Kid Pitch baseball team placed second in a recent tournament which finished up on June 28.

Lifestyle

Gibbon’s eighty-four year old Harry Husman recently returned from the Nebraska Senior Games, held in Kearney August 1 through 4, with a third-place medal in 80-84 year old bowling division with a s

The Centura High School Class of 1969 held their 50th class reunion on August 3, 2019, at the Boelus Civic Center in Boelus.

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The children of Larry and Marilyn Jensen would like to recognize their parent’s 50th wedding anniversary on August 19, 2019.

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The family of Marlene Kriha is requesting a card shower in honor of her 80th birthday on August 16. Cards may be sent to: P.O. Box 249, Gibbon, NE 68840.

 

Obituaries

Shirley J. Carr, age 90, of Kearney, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at Brookdale Kearney Northridge.

Betty J. Thompson, age 89, of Wood River, died August 10, 2019, at CHI St. Francis.

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Marilyn L. Sheldon, age 88, of Orlando, Florida, formerly of Kearney, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019, at Advent Health Hospice Care in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

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Nancy J. Widdowson, age 66, of Gibbon, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, surrounded by her husband, children, and grandchildren.

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