Irene B. Dzingle 92 of Loup City, NE died Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Rose Lane Home in Loup City, NE. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2013 at St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church in Loup City with Father Martin Egging officiating. Burial will be at the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City. There will be a Sodality Rosary at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013 at St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the church with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Health Connect at Home Hospice, Bowman Lake Restoration Fund or donor’s choice. Higgins Funeral Home in Loup City is in charge of arrangements. You can sign Irene’s guest book at higginsfuneralhomelc.com.
In remembrance of Mike Nelson who lived in El Cajon, CA, and passed away May 6th, his mother, Adeline Nelson and family would be pleased to have you join them for a coffee and fellowship at the American Legion hall in Burwell on Saturday, May 25th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Charles "Chuck" Rienks
Charles "Chuck" Rienks passed away Monday, April 29th in Lakeland, FL. A burial and memorial service will be held at the North Loup Cemetery, Saturday, May 25th at 9 a.m. The family will host a coffee reception at the North Loup Cafe immediately following the service.
Pauline Marie Kinney, 78
Pauline Marie Kinney, 78, of Burwell, Nebraska died May 14, 2013 at the Valley County Health Systems Hospital in Ord, Nebraska.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2013 at the First Christian Church in Burwell. Burial will be in Cottonwood Cemetery in Burwell. Pastor JB Sikes will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell.
Pauline was born November 10, 1934 in Burwell, Nebraska to Frank and Ethel (Poor) Dehart. She attended Banner Country School. Pauline worked with her family on the farm and did cleaning.
Pauline married Robert Kinney on December 24, 1957. Robert worked construction which kept them traveling to various areas for about ten years. In the late 1960’s they returned to Burwell. Pauline started working at the Legion Club cooking and cleaning. She retired after 38 years. Robert died on July 2, 1983.
Pauline was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Christians Women. She enjoyed embroidering, crossword puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren.
Pauline is survived by five children; Eugene and Karla Kinney of Sargent, Nebraska, Gary and Judy Kinney of Burwell, Nebraska, Marvin and Joan Kinney of Hastings, Nebraska, Janet and Roy Mohr of Albion, Nebraska and Betty Bradley of Burwell, Nebraska. Eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Richard Dehart and Ted Dehart both of Burwell, Nebraska and a sister, Hazel and Perry Smith of Burwell, Nebraska. Two sister-in-laws, Aza Dehart of Ord, Nebraska and Caroline Kinney of Burwell, Nebraska.
Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two infant children, Ronnie and Mervin, a sister, Lucille Boyer and a brother, Jim Dehart, two brother-in-laws, Melvin Kinney and Don Kinney. Two sister-in-laws, Betty Dehart and Patty Dehart.
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Central IV 4-H Tag In's
Central IV 4-H tag-in of market and breeding sheep and meat goats will take place the at the four following locations:
ü May 22nd @ Valley County Fairgrounds from 6 - 7 p.m.
ü May 23rd @ Howard County Fairgrounds from 6 - 7 p.m.
ü May 29th @ Sherman County Fairgrounds from 10 -11 a.m.
ü May 30th @ the Fairgrounds in Spalding from 6 - 7 p.m.
Clover kids are not required to bring their project animal to tag-in but should pick up an official 4-H eartag at the local extension office and be sure to turn in a livestock ID sheet by the May 31 deadline.
For any 4-H member planning to show breeding heifers, feeder calves, bucket calves, market or breeding sheep and meat goats, swine, dairy cattle, or dairy goats at the county fair, animal identification forms are required to be turned in on or before May 31. Livestock ID forms are available at any extension office or under the “4-H Forms” link of the Central IV website: central4.unl.edu
Nebraska Cattlemen and Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition Team Up to Host Summer G
Mark your calendars for the Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) - Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition (NGLC) joint Summer Grazing Tour scheduled for June 11, 2013 in the southeastern Nebraska Sandhills.
The tour will involve four long standing Sandhills ranches northwest of Burwell including the Gracie Creek Ranch; the Shovel Dot Ranch; the Twin Creek Ranch, and UNL grazing research on the Barta Brothers Ranch. Gracie Creek Ranch is a commercial beef operation managed by the Bob Price Family, and is located in the eastern Sandhills near Burwell, Nebraska. This is a family operation including Bob, son Aaron and daughter Lindsey and her husband Clayton Smith. The ranch’s main production goal is to promote grassland conservation through a profitable planned grazing system that allows for optimum levels of production and environmental services. To reach this goal, a year-round planned grazing system is implemented, supplementing when needed, and minimizing harvest feed demand. The ranch strives for management simplicity and production flexibility to account for climate and market volatility. The Price Family firmly believes conservation and agricultural production practices can be integrated, profitable, and sustainable for future generations. Conservation practices abound on the operation, and the entire ranch was recently enrolled in the USDA’s Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program. The Buell Family first took roots in the Nebraska Sandhills when Benjamin Franklin Buell homesteaded in Southern Rock County in 1882. Since that time each generation has worked to preserve and maintain the unique landscape of the Sandhills while at the same time running a profitable ranch. The fourth generation, Larry and Homer and their families operated the Shovel Dot Ranch as a partnership for over 30 years but in 2009, to facilitate the generational transfer of the ranch, they separated. At the present Homer, his wife Darla, and son Chad and his wife Tricia operate the Shovel Dot Ranch while Larry and his wife Nick operate the Twin Creek Ranch along with their son-in-law Kelby and daughter Devon. Each ranch, using about 15,000 acres, is a cow calf, backgrounding, yearling operation with management of native grasses of paramount importance. Homer and his brother Larry, starting back in the 1970s, were always quick to adopt new ideas and technology. The Grazing Manager software program is just one of the tools that they use to set up grazing plans and monitor affects on range health over time. Other technology like Palm Pilots, Quickbooks accounting software, EID, Cow Calf 5, and AI all contribute to managing both the land and the cattle well. As stewards of the land rotational grazing, cross fencing, water pipelines, calving later, winter grazing, and close monitoring of pasture use and production have all helped to improve the quality and quantity of the native grasses. The Buell Family is proud to have the fifth generation working the land with profitable cattle ranches. One of the goals of each generation has been to pass along a heritage that runs deep with love for the Nebraska Sandhills, its gently rolling prairies, and its landscape bubbling with life which has continued for 130 years. Barta Brothers Ranch was gifted to the University of Nebraska Foundation in 1992 by Clifford and Jimmy Barta. Research trials were started in 1998 on the 5,300 acre ranch resulting in eleven M.S. and eight PhD’s thus far. Some of the trials that have been conducted include:
Long term grazing study (10 years)
4- vs 8-pasture rotation system
Supplementing yearling steers wet distiller’s grain on native range and feedlot performance
Finishing yearling heifers on grass with a self-feeder
Lead plant utilization by beef cows
Bio complexity study
Sand dune re-stabilization
Fly control trials
Cedar tree wind break renovation
Prairie chicken habitat & mallard duck nesting study
Current studies include:
Above ground plant production by topographic positioning since 1999
Plant and soil response to stocking rate and grazing period length
Plant, soil and yearling weight response to grazing systems(including mob grazing )on sub irrigated meadow
Effect of grazing period length (number of moves/day) on harvest efficiency and trampled vegetation
Timing of rainfall events on herbage production under drought conditions
Effect of pasture shape on harvest efficiency & trampled vegetation.
Do not miss this opportunity to learn from some of the most progressive grazers in Nebraska as they relate their unique incorporation of grazing techniques and time tested managerial practices that make their operations work. Box lunches will be provided for consumption en route between stops. The day concludes with an evening steak dinner at the Barta Brothers Ranch featuring a panel discussion of the owners from the tour stops and UNL grazing researchers. Come and learn more about the activities of the NGLC and NC. Registration fee is $15 per person and preregistration is required for meal counts by contacting Ron Bolze, NGLC Coordinator at 402.426.2033 by June 3. The Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition is an independent organization of ranchers, interest groups, and agencies whose mission is to collaborate on projects that improve the management and health of Nebraska grazing lands and ensure long-term stability of rangeland resources. The NGLC is funded through grants from the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Nebraska Environmental Trust, and the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA. Nebraska Cattlemen is a grassroots organization whose individual producer members determine issues of importance to the Nebraska beef industry. The mission of Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) is to work for Nebraska beef producers providing leadership, education, and representation. NC represents the beef cattle industry to the legislative and administrative branches of state and federal governments. NC addresses issues so producers can focus on what they do best – produce beef.
Ord Legion Baseball
The Ord Senior American Legion baseball team started off the season Monday, May 20th, with
a 6-0 win over Doniphan/Trumbell. Jarrod Moody went 6 and two thirds innings with 11 strike-outs
to get the win. Trevor Farenholz, came in and struck out the only batter he faced. Ord's next game is Thursday May 23rd at St. Paul. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
No Retrial For Oldson
John Oldson's motion for a retrial of his conviction for the murder of Cathy Beard was denied Tuesday, May 14th.
Oldson's attornies had requested a retrial based on a new witness, Doug Olson. Doug Olson was jailed in Valley County on ch...arges unrelated to the Oldson trial and while in Jail made phone calls concerning a journal that offered an alternative theory in the death of Cathy Beard. This journal was also mailed to John Oldson's home after Oldson's original trial and murder conviction. John Oldson claimed that this journal was written by Jean Backus and referenced several females being held against their will at a ranch near Chambers, Nebraska and that persons living on the ranch had kidnapped and murdered Cathy Beard.
In the retrial hearing, Doug Olson denied writing and or mailing the journal and Ms. Backus testified that she had never seen the journal and that the writing in the journal was not hers.
In her denial motion, Judge Noakes characterized the journal as hearsay and unreliable and stated that even if this new evidence had been available for the original trial it would not have changed the outcome because the journal would not have admitted as evidence.
Valley County Sheriff, Casey Hurlburt said he was not surprised by the denial of the retrial. Hurlburt said his department had investigated the so-called new evidence and said he had no doubt in his mind that journal was not valid.
Oldson will now face sentencing on a second degree murder conviction on June 3rd at 11 am at the Howard County Courthouse in St. Paul