Kathryn Hansen Hayes

Kathryn Hansen Hayes was born February 21st 1923 in Gordon, NE. She passed away peacefully in her home in Seal Beach, CA, October 11, 2011. Her husband, Joseph Hayes had preceded her, leaving her to live alone for the last two years.

As a young girl out of high school, Kay drove a cab for her brother, Kenneth Hansen, in Scottsbluff, NE. Kay and two of her sisters moved to California as young women and worked in the shipyards during the war years. Kay and her older sister worked as


Harry E. Christensen

Harry E. Christensen, 61, of Hay Springs, passed away Sept. 20, 2011, at the Fort Meade VA Center in Sturgis S. D.

He was born Oct. 13, 1949 in Gordon, NE, to Harry and Bessie Christensen. He grew up in Hay Springs, attending Grade School and High School. During the school years he had The Alliance Times Heralds paper route for 7 yrs, helped Howard Weber with the maintenance of the Hay Spring School, worked at the Civic Theatre as a projectionist , and completed a very proud accomplishment


Grace Donker

Grace Donker, 79, of Chadron, NE, died early Saturday morning, August 20, 2011, at Prairie Pines Lodge.

She was born December 28, 1931, at the home of her parents, Dick and Anna Luurs, outside Platte, SD. She was born the fifth of eight children.

Grace was raised on the South Dakota farm, attended school until she graduated from the eighth grade, and was very proud to go back to school to complete her GED in 1972. When she was eighteen, she took a job taking care of a couple in a small town


Robert (Bob) Erwin Brown

Robert (Bob) Erwin Brown of Hay Springs, NE passed away August 2, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Alliance, NE.

Bob was born June 27, 1928, in Valley, NE to Archie E. and Leta M. (McDuffee) Brown. At the age of four, his family moved to their homestead five miles south of Lingle, Wyoming. There, he and his big sister, Arlene, grew up and attended school in Lingle. Bob always chuckled when telling how the bus drivers built their own buses on a truck chassis and heated it with


Dale Eugene Piper

10.12.1929 - 07.27.2017

Dale Eugene Piper was born Oct. 12, 1929, in Gordon, Neb., to G.R “Sam” and Frances Piper.

Dale grew up in the sandhills with his three brothers: Glen, Wayne and Blaine, also known as Red and Whitie.  Just imagine having the sandhills of Nebraska as your backyard.  It has been told there were few “blowouts”, windmills, lakes or meadows that have not been explored by the “Piper boys.”

Trips to town were rare and money was


LaVonne Esther Flueckinger

Funeral services for LaVonne Esther Flueckinger will be held at the United Methodist Church in Gordon, Neb., on Monday. Aug. 7, 2017, at 2 p.m. with burial at Fairview Cemetery in Rushville, Neb.

LaVonne Flueckinger passed away Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs, Neb. LaVonne was born March 22, 1936, at Martin, S.D. She was the only child of Cecil and Flossie (Leeper) Burd. She grew up helping her folks with the ice plant and electric company in Martin, S.D. LaVonne would

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