Gordon Moore Gealy

Gordon Moore Gealy was born Oct. 19, 1929, to Lester George and Mina Lucile (Moore) Gealy. He lived his early childhood on the homestead farm near Gordon with his parents, an older sister, Dr. Betty Foster and eventually a younger sister Mildred (Mildie) Esten, his grandparents Asa and Agnes Gealy, and the hired man. He was born in an era dominated by World War II and depression. He attended rural Mt. Pleasant School, the school of his father and eventually his children. He was an Eagle Scout


Elsie (Coleman) Cate

Elsie (Coleman) Cate, 84, of Louisville, Ky., passed away on Aug. 31, 2017.

Elsie started her career as a teacher at a one room schoolhouse in Hay Springs, Neb. After getting married to her late husband Myron Cate, she later taught in a four room, eight-grade school in Vermont. The majority of her teaching career was spent as an elementary school teacher in Lamprey River Elementary School in Raymond, N.H., where she was awarded Teacher of the Year. Elsie developed the Readiness Program in


Evelyn C. Tyndall

Rancho Bernardo – Evelyn C. Tyndall, 91, passed away Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. She was born Oct. 12, 1925, in Clinton, Neb., to Walter and Mary Strong.

Evelyn attended Rushville High School in Rushville, Neb., and afterwards worked in Los Angeles during WWII in a war factory soldering circuit boards for bombers. She married Mack E. Tyndall in 1947 and lived in Santa Monica and then in Van Nuys for many years.

Mrs. Tyndall was a homemaker and bookkeeper for her husband’s paint


Richard Bridge

Funeral services for Richard Bridge of Hay Springs, Neb., will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Hay Springs with Terry Bridge officiating.  Burial with Military Honors will be at the Hay Springs City Cemetery.

Richard Leroy Bridge (Rick), 83, of Hay Springs passed away Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home.

Richard was born Feb. 20, 1934, at his home in Page, Neb., to James Bridge and Almira (Harvey) Bridge, the youngest of


Dale Chalupa

Born April 16, 1983 – Departed Aug. 30, 2017

Dale was born in Scottsbluff, Neb. He spent a huge portion of his childhood raising his coon dogs and greyhounds. He loved coyote hunting; he would lose one shoe every time he went out to the fields. He had a passion for hauling cows, and when he was 14 years old his dad taught him to drive a semi and by the age of 16, he was a full-blown bull hauler.

He also enjoyed spending time with his Grandma Dorothy. She would cook for him. He loved his


Arthur Alvin “Bud” Fankhauser

Arthur Alvin “Bud” Fankhauser of Rushville, Neb., went to be with his Maker on Tuesday Aug. 29, 2017, at the age of 87.

Bud was born on Aug. 22, 1930, in Rushville, Neb., to Hans and Evangeline (Aubert) Fankhauser. He was raised in Clinton, being the ninth of eleven children.  Bud graduated from Rushville High School in 1948, was drafted into the Army on Jan. 30, 1952, and was honorably discharged Jan. 6, 1954.  Upon returning home he worked for Ed White Construction


Zachary Keegan Tuma

Zachary Keegan Tuma, 24, beloved son and grandson, brother, cousin and nephew passed away Aug. 21, 2017. Zach left us suddenly, but peacefully on his own terms at the time and place of his choosing. A Memorial Celebration of Life was held in the great outdoors that Zach loved on Aug. 26, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Trindle Park in Van Meter, Iowa.

Zach was born May 24, 1993, in San Antonio, Texas, to Lisa (Dillow) and Cory Tuma. Zach was raised by parents who never held him back from his


Doris Mae Anthony

Doris Mae Anthony, 89, of Chadron, Neb., peacefully slipped into Heaven on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at Belleview Heights in Aurora, Colo.  Her CELEBRATION OF LIFE service will be held at the church of their membership, Chadron First Baptist Church (802 Chadron Ave), Friday, September 1 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Aaron Sprock officiating. Come enjoy as family and friends reminisce by sharing favorite memories of her. Following the service a delicious meal is being served by the gracious


Mildred Ann Eckoholt Reeves


Mildred Ann Eckholt passed away on Aug. 25, 2017, at the Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs, Neb.

Mildred was born on Feb. 6, 1921, to Frank and Elizabeth (Stoffel) Eckholt in Humphrey, Neb. Her responsibilities became real big fast when her father died after a lingering illness when she was 14. She worked to help take care of her mother and 10 siblings, all the time she was attending St. Francis High School in Humphrey, Neb., St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in Lafayette


Larry Trombley

On August 1 we lost our beloved brother Larry. He passed away at the Alliance Hospital at the age of 59 years.

He was born Nov. 26, 1957, in Los Angeles, Calif. He graduated from Pioneer High School in 1975 and continued to live in the L.A. area until 1987, when he moved to Rushville. He was a fan of the St. Louis Rams, enjoyed watching sports, listening to music of the 50’s 60’s and 70’s, fishing, camping, and was a huge fan of Lynaryd Skynard. He will be truly missed and


Linda A. Witt

Linda A Witt passed away on August 16, 2017, at Rapid City Reginal Hospital after a short illness, with her family at her side.

Linda was born June 4th 1942 at her home north of Rushville, to Elda and Freda (Gottier) Witt.

Linda attended grade school at Piety Hill. After consolidation she attended District 43, and graduated 8th grade.

Linda graduated from Rushville High School in 1959.

She then went to work for Ed Hollstein for a few years. Then Linda started her career at the Sheridan


Leslie Howard Byrne

Leslie Howard Byrne, 72, died Aug. 17, 2017, in Rapid City, S.D., Les was born July 3, 1945, at home in Vetal, S.D., to Howard and Helen (Hockenbary) Byrne.

Les grew up in the Harrington area attending school at Harrington and Todd County. Les married Beverly Ward on May 20, 1968. To this union were born Joe, Travis (Melisa), Todd (Jimi) and Trent (Melissa). Les was drafted into the military in 1968 and was stationed in Korea. After his military service, he returned home to Martin and worked

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