Ice Bath
JUNIATA — The Ice Bucket Challenge has become an instant social media phenomenon that has included everyone from former President George W. Bush to Lady Gaga and everyone in between.
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Second life sentence for area man
GRAND ISLAND — A 58-year-old Glenvil man already serving a life sentence for fatally shooting his ex-wife has been given a second life sentence for killing the attorney who represented him in his divorce.
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From Russia with love
There may be 350 students wandering the halls of Longfellow Elementary each day, but that won’t stop new principal Irina Erickson from getting to know each of them by name.
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Sherry M. (Royle) Johnson
Hastings resident Sherry Mae (Royle) Johnson, age 62, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, at North Shore Assembly of God Church with Pastor Mel Johnson officiating at 100 W. 33rd St., Hastings, NE. There will be no viewing or visitation due to Sherry’s wishes for cremation. There will be a luncheon immediately following the memorial service. Memorials may be given to the family with a charity to be named at a later date.
Daniel A. McMillen
Daniel A. McMillen, 53, of Inavale, Nebraska, died Sunday, August 17, 2014, at his home in Inavale. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud. Interment will be at the Guide Rock Cemetery. Visitation is 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to time of service Thursday. Memorials are suggested to the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wmsfh.com
Patrick V. 'Pat' O'Flannagan
Hastings resident Patrick “Pat” V. O’Flannagan, 66, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014, at his home due to a short battle with cancer. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Burial will be in Blue Valley Cemetery in Ayr, Nebraska. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. today with family present 6-8 p.m., and one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Joan Colwell
Harvard resident Joan Colwell died Monday, August 18, 2014, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. Services are pending with Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home in Harvard.
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