Donald James Kozeal, 47, of St. Paul, Nebraska, formerly of Burwell, Nebraska died March 7, 2014 at the Howard County Medical Center as a result of an automobile accident.
There will be a memorial service at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Burwell, Nebraska. Inurnment will be in Cottonwood Cemetery in Burwell. Pastor Dennis Davenport and Pastor Jerry Schoenenberger will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family. There will be a memorial visitation from 5 -7 p.m. on Wednesday at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell.
Don was born May 18, 1966 in Burwell, Nebraska to Donald and Verda (Starr) Kozeal. He graduated from Burwell High School in 1984. After graduation he worked construction for a year and then entered the United States Air Force. After being honorably discharge he worked various jobs.
In 2003 Don started working for Dish Network as a technician. Don married Ashley Cone on February 12, 2011 in North Platte, Nebraska. Don and Ashley lived in St. Paul where they had a Dish Network store and recently started a store in Ord.
Don enjoyed fishing with Taya, being around his family and was very proud of his business.
Don is survived by his wife Ashley Kozeal of St. Paul, Nebraska. A daughter, Taya Kozeal of Merna, Nebraska. Three step children, Summer Cone, Sutton and Shane Kelley of St. Paul, Nebraska. His mother, Verda Kozeal of Burwell, Nebraska. Two sisters, Terrie Kaiser of Kearney, Nebraska and Wanda and Brian Bowley of Burwell, Nebraska and a brother, Steve Kozeal of Burwell, Nebraska. A brother-in-law, Brian Marr of Rosalie, Nebraska and nieces and nephews. Inlaws, Terry and Pat Cone of Burwell, Nebraska and Judy and Lonnie McDonald of North Platte, Nebraska. Brooke & Steven Lineberry of Taft, Tennessee, Cody and Kayla Cone of Taylor, Nebraska and Brady Cone of Kearney, Nebraska.
Don was preceded in death by his dad and a sister, Donna Marr.
Walter Bumgarner, 99
Funeral services for Walter Bumgarner, 99 of Broken Bow, formerly of Arcadia, will be held Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow, NE with Don Schauda officiating.
Burial will be in the Arcadia cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements.
No visitation. A memorial has been established to the Salvation Army.
Walter is survived by his brother and sister in law, Bob & Donna Fells of Arcadia, and numerous neices and nephews.
David H. Scott, 63
David H. Scott, 63, of Ord passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at the St. Francis Skilled Care Center in Grand Island surrounded by his family.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at the Ord Christian Church. Pastor Tim Glendening will officiate. Burial will be in the Ord City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Nebraska Children’s Home or the Valley Rods Unlimited Car Club. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
David Howard Scott was born December 14, 1950, to William and Gladys (Parker) Scott at Loup City, Nebraska. He was raised in Arcadia where he received his education and graduated from Arcadia High School in 1969, as the Valedictorian.
Dave attended Central Nebraska Technical Community College in Hastings where he obtained a degree in Electronics. During high school and following college Dave worked for Bill Sahlie of Arcadia as a beekeeper.
On June 20, 1971, Dave was united in marriage to Sheryl Bussell at the Scotia United Methodist Church. The couple made their first home in Arcadia, then settled in Ord in 1973.
Dave began his career in electronics at Mulligan’s Music in Ord where he worked as a service technician. In 1983, Dave and Sheryl opened Scott’s TV and in 1985, they moved the business to the present location on the Ord square. Dave and Sheryl operated Scott’s TV together until Sheryl passed away on January 26, 2010. Dave continued to make his home in Ord and operated the business until January of 2014, when his health caused him to sell.
Dave was a member and served as president of Valley Rods Unlimited. He also belonged to the North Loup Lions Club and was an honorary member of the Gathering Place at Arcadia. His church home was the Ord Christian Church. Dave enjoyed art, wood working and drawing and was involved in the Artissimos Club. His favorite pastimes were car collecting, ventriloquism, and attending Nebraska Football games. He also enjoyed boating and waterskiing. Dave’s pride and joy was his grandson, Parker and his family. Left to cherish his memory are his son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Jennifer Scott of Grand Island; his daughter, TiLynn Scott of Grand Island; one grandson, Parker Scott of Grand Island, a grand-dog, Delilah; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Duane and JoAnn Scott and Dan and Mary Jo Scott all of Arcadia; father-in-law, DeWayne Bussell of Grand Island; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Densel Rasmussen of Grand Island; and ten nieces and nephews. Dave was welcomed into heaven by his wife, Sheryl; his parents; and mother-in-law, Venetta Bussell.
Gaylord Lee "Gale" Howard, 75
Gaylord Lee “Gale” Howard, 75, of Bruno, Nebraska formerly of Sargent, Nebraska died February 18, 2104 at Bryan LGH –West Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2014 at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell, Nebraska. Burial will be at Madison Square Cemetery near Taylor, Nebraska. Steve Howard will speak at the service. Memorials are suggested to the family.
Gale was born December 17, 1938 in Loup County, Nebraska to Jack and Agnes (Kamery) Howard. While in school he followed the horse racing and was a jockey. After graduating from Sargent High School he entered the United States Air Force on December 28, 1956. He spent a year in Japan and was honorably discharged on July 5, 1960.
Gale married Elizabeth McCaslin in 1960. To this union three children were born. They were later divorced. Later in life he married Karen O’Dell.
Gale was a caregiver to his mother before her death. He was a trucker and a jack of all trades. His passion was horses and horse racing and his family. He also enjoyed all of the outdoors and learning the trees.
Gale is survived by three children; Jeff and Cheryl Howard of Bruno, Nebraska, Jackie and Steve Amos of Lincoln, Nebraska and Jerry and Tammy Howard of Omaha, Nebraska. Six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A brother Jerry Howard of Lyons, Nebraska and a sister, Elaine Zurek of Omaha, Nebraska.
Gale was preceded in death by his parents. A brother, Eldon Howard, a brother-in-law, Dennis Zurek and a nephew Bruce Zurek.
Burwell "Hit List" Investigation Turned over To NSP
At the request of the Burwell Police Department, the Nebraska State Patrol has assumed primary responsibility for conducting an ongoing investigation into the co-called "hit list" received at Burwell City Hall on Thursday, March 6th. The change if effective immediately.
NSP has provided assistance since the case began. Burwell officials felt that the shift in responsibilities was necessary due to limited manpower and resources at the local level. The chance will permit local officers to focus on providing increased security at the school while addressing other law enforcement concerns in the community.
All further inquiries and information requests should be directed to the Nebraska State Patrol.
Burwell Threat Investigation Continues
Investigators from the Burwell Police Department, Garfield County Sheriff's Office and Nebraska State Patrol continue their investigations, last week's threats against school administrators, faculty members and students at Burwell Jr. Sr. High School.
Officials received a so called hit list, but gave no indication of the intended meaning of that term. Officials have been collecting evidence, and interviewing potential witnesses.
According to The Garfield County Attorney, Dale Crandall, their has been increased security at the school.
School has been cancelled today (Tuesday) in Burwell. It is however a teacher work day.
Law Enforcement Continues Investigating Burwell Threats
Law enforcement officials in Burwell are continuing to investigate an anonymous letter mailed to the City of Burwell and received at City Hall on Thursday (3/6/14). The unsigned, handwritten note was critical of certain Burwell school administration officials, faculty members and students, naming several individuals in a so-call "hit list".
The note did not specify a particular threat or indicate what harm, if any, could befall those named in the list. Nevertheless, law enforcement and school officials are taking the threat seriously. The Nebraska State Patrol is assisting Burwell Police and the Garfield County Sheriff's Office in the investigation. Officers spent much of Thursday afternoon and Friday at the school, conducting interviews and gathering data to identify the author of the note. An increased police presence at the school is anticipated until the matter is resolved.
Although officials believe the note is most likely the work of a student and should not cause undue alarm, parents, students and members of the general public are advised to remain vigilant and report any unusual or suspicious activity to a law enforcement officer.
Road Conditions May Have Contributed In A Fatal Crash Near Cotesfield
Central Nebraska authorities say snow and ice may have been factors in a collision that fatally injured a St. Paul man.
The Howard County sheriff's office says the accident was reported just after 6 p.m. Friday about two miles north of Cotesfield on Nebraska Highway 11.
Officials say 47-year-old Donald Kozeal was driving his van south when it was struck by a northbound semitrailer that had crossed the center line.
No injuries to the semi driver were reported. He was identified as 25-year-old Cody Stevens.
The sheriff's office says Kozeal was taken to Howard County Medical Center in St. Paul, where he died.
Kozeal owned a satellite service in St. Paul and had recently purchased Scott's TV Service in Ord.
GLVA Partners With Local Organizations To Fund New Ord Pool
Greater Loup Valley Activities, Inc. (GLVA) has partnered with other civic and community organizations to fund a new pool and aquatic center to be built in Bussell Park. GLVA has offered a donation of up to $625,000.00 as a challenge grant toward the cost of the pool. For every two dollars received, GLVA will match with one dollar up to the total $625,000.00. The city has already identified funds for part of this match and any sums received by GLVA from the BIG GIVE in 2014 will also be used for that match, unless designated by the donor for other use.
GLVA is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation that has been active in numerous community projects. It was instrumental in forming Valley County Economic Development and continues to participate in it operation and funding. GLVA has also sponsored several youth athletic programs. It provided land for the hospital and New Neighborhoods development. It provides office space for the Ord Area Chamber of Commerce and Valley County Economic Development. GLVA was the donor for the water therapy wing and pool at the new hospital.
CHICAGO (AP) - Grain futures were mixed Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Wheat for May delivery rose 8 cents to $6.54 a bushel; May corn was 2 cents lower at 4.89 a bushel; May oats sank 20 cents to $4.4625 a bushel; while May soybeans gained 19.75 cents to $14.5775 a bushel.
Beef and pork were higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
April live cattle gained .10 cent to $1.4325 a pound; May feeder cattle was .95 cent higher at $1.7440 a pound; while April lean hogs rose .60 cent to $1.1300 a pound.
NEW YORK (AP) - As a new week of trading starts, investors will be closely watching the latest developments in Ukraine. The stock market ended mixed on Friday, despite a positive February jobs report. The S&P 500 index closed up a point to 1,878. The Dow rose 31 points to 16,452 and the Nasdaq lost 16 points to 4,336. On the whole, the overall tone of the market was slightly negative. Futures point to subdued trading as the week begins.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Asian stock markets sank today, battered by weak Chinese trade and a reduced estimate for Japan's economic growth. European markets were mostly higher in early trading. Shares in Malaysia Airlines tumbled. Benchmark U.S. crude oil fell more than a dollar to hang below $101.50 a barrel. The dollar gained against the yen and fell against the euro.
WASHINGTON - There are no government reports due out today. But tomorrow, the Commerce Department will report on January's wholesale trade inventories and the Labor Department will release its job openings and labor turnover survey for January.
TOKYO (AP) - Japan racked up a record current account deficit in January, and lowered its growth estimate for the October-December quarter today in the latest sign of hardships for the world's third-largest economy. Japan's current account deficit totaled 1.589 trillion yen ($15 billion), the biggest for January since comparable records began in 1985, according to the Finance Ministry.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Comcast Corp. will invest hundreds of millions of dollars in California and Florida theme parks, stepping outside its core business of telecommunications in an effort to boost revenue and profits. In a story published Sunday, The Philadelphia Inquirer said recent moves by the Philadelphia-based, cable-TV company represent a challenge to the Walt Disney Co.'s tourism business in Orlando. Comcast took over Universal Orlando Resorts as part of its NBCUniversal acquisition in 2011.