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Updates and space needs behind Gibbon Fire Hall expansion request

Three initiatives will face Gibbon voters in the November general election and all three have ties that lead back to the now half-century old Gibbon Fire Hall, which, if approved by voters, will be

Shelton Economic Development Plan on the Nov. 3 ballot

On Tuesday, November 3, residents of Shelton will be asked to decide on three initiatives on their ballot that are aimed at community betterment for the village.

Four vying for seats on Gibbon Board of Ed

The Tuesday, November 3, ballot for patrons in the Gibbon school district will feature four candidates, Kim Wadkins, Michelle Eutsler, write-in candidate Scott Pickel and Brian Kroll, to fill three

Incumbent VanMatre faces Pearson for Gibbon mayor

Two candidates for mayor of Gibbon will face voters on the November 3 general election ballot, incumbent Deborah VanMatre and challenger Johnathan Pearson.

Youth

Bulldogs claim TVC volleyball title

Shelton’s volleyball ladies, seeded fifth in the field of nine Twin Valley Conference teams, started with a bang in the conference tournament and ended with a dominant match over Kenesaw to claim t

Crusaders go 1-2 at Class B state softball tourney

The Grand Island Central Catholic Crusader softball team, including athletes from Wood River Rural High School, had an exciting, three-game run in the state tournament last week.

Bulldog teams earn late season honors

The cross country and volleyball fall sports teams show their earnings from a regular season of hard work.

Buffaloes defeat Centurions for homecoming gridiron win

A homecoming win for the Gibbon Buffaloes came at the expense of the visiting Centura Centurions by a 35-13 score on Friday, October 9.

Lifestyle

Jeanette Jones

The family of Jeanette Jones is requesting a card shower in honor of her birthday on Friday, October 30. Cards can be sent c/o 2269 Lowell Road, Gibbon, NE 68840.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Fox

The family of Larry and Karen Fox are requesting a card shower to honor their 60th wedding anniversary on October 22. Cards can be sent to: Larry and Karen Fox, PO Box 147, Gibbon, NE 68840.

Phyllis Rathman

An open house for friends and family of Phyllis Rathman will be held on Sunday, October 25, 2020, in honor of her milestone birthday. The open house will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Boshart

Julia Zurek, of Louisville, and Daniel Boshart, of Wood River, were married June 27, 2020, at the home of the bride’s parents near Louisville with Matt Stevens performing the ceremony.

Obituaries

Douglas Wayne Wilkinson

Douglas Wayne Wilkinson, age 92, of Kearney, died at the Nebraska Veterans Home in Kearney on Saturday, October 17, 2020.

Julie Ann Bombeck, age 56, of Papillion, passed away on October 4, 2020, in Omaha.

Funeral services were held at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Omaha on Friday, October 9.

William “Bill” Packer

William “Bill” Packer, age 85, formerly of Wood River, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society in Grand Island.

Dean Robert Kjar

A Celebration of Life service for Dean Kjar will be held on Friday, October 16, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wood River. Memories to be shared at 4:00 p.m. with mass offered at 4:30 p.m.

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