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Ollie R. Hanson, 90

Ollie R. Hanson, age 90 of Grand Island , formerly of Scotia died Tuesday September 30, 2014 at the Nebraska Veterans Home in Grand Island .
Funeral services will be held on Friday October 3, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Oconto Community Building in Oconto with Rev. Scott Hausrath officiating. There will also be funeral rites by the Eastern Star.  Burial will be in the Oconto Cemetery .  Visitation will be held on Thursday 10 AM to 8 PM at Govier Bros. Mortuary in Broken Bow. 
Ollie Hanson is survived by a daughter Judy Domina of Grand Island , Ne., and two sons Richard L. and wife Susie Hanson of Scotia, Ne. and Harley D. and wife Sue Hanson of Scotia, Ne.  12 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.  Ollie was preceded in death by her husband H.R. Hanson, an infant daughter Jane M. Hanson, 2 brothers and 4 sisters.

Rita R. Wardyn, 81

Rita Renee Wardyn, 81, of Loup City, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Josaphat's Catholic Church in Loup City. The Rev. Marty Egging will officiate. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the church, with a 7 p.m. vigil service.

Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Wardyn was born on Sept. 1, 1933, at Litchfield, the daughter of Matt and Mary (Baker) Woitalewicz.

She is survived by six sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Dawn Wardyn of Grand Island, John and Denise Wardyn of Wichita, KS, Leonard and Marcia Wardyn of Farwell, Ron and Linda Wardyn of Loup City, Pete and Deb Wardyn of Cozad and Mike and Ann Wardyn of Grand Island; seven daughters and five sons-in-law, Kathy and Dick Kohel of Lincoln, Marcia and Jim Leonard of Kearney, Mary Jo Colorafi of Scottsdale, AZ, Linda Alexander of Columbus, Sharon and Doug Day of Loup City, Theresa and Kevin Jorgensen of St. Paul and Marge and Larry Kemling of Columbus; and a sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Bryan Hall of Ravenna.

She is also survived by 37 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren; and four sisters-in-law, Janet Woitalewicz of Loup City, Irene Woitalewicz of Farwell, Caroline Mazankowski of Loup City and Donna Wardyn of Loup City.

Renee grew up in the Loup City area and attended St. Josaphat's parochial school and Loup City High School.

She was united in marriage to Ralph S. Wardyn on Sept. 12, 1949, at Loup City. The couple farmed north of Loup City, later moving to Hazard and then Litchfield. They then moved to the family farm south of Loup City, where all their children were raised. Renee grew a big garden that she used for fresh produce and canning. She was also a wonderful cook and enjoyed baking bread, pies and pierogies.

In 1985, the couple retired and moved into Loup City. In 2011, the couple moved to Rose Lane Home. Ralph died on Aug. 26, 2013, and Renee continued to live at Rose Lane the rest of her life.

She was a member of St. Josaphat's Catholic Church and the Council of Catholic Women and Rosary Sodality.

Renee enjoyed playing cards, BINGO, and crocheting, having made each of her grandchildren and many of her great-grandchildren afghans.

In addition to her husband, Ralph, she was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Janis Lynn Wardyn; infant son, Lawrence Howard Wardyn; sister, Mary Frances Woitalewicz; and two brothers, Melvin and Richard Woitalewicz.

Please sign Renee's guestbook and view her video tribute by visiting

Memorials are suggested to the family's choice.


Kevin L. Osentowski, 47

Kevin L. Osentowski, 47, of Grand Island passed away on September 24, 2014, at his home in Grand Island.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at the Ord Memorial Chapel in Ord, Nebraska. Father Mark Maresh will officiate. Memorials are suggested to the Humane Society. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Kevin LaVerne was born November 26, 1966, at Broken Bow, Nebraska to LaVerne T. and Evelyn R. (Bruha) Osentowski. He was raised in Ord where he received his education at Ord Elementary and Ord High Schools.

Following high school he attended Law Enforcement Training for a year in Norfolk. Kevin moved to California and resided in Lodi, where he met and married Cheryl Hulsey.

Kevin was a truck driver for Allied Van Lines for several years before becoming the manager of United Rentals, where he worked for 15 years. He then resided in Montana for a brief time and then returned home, to Nebraska in December of 2012. Kevin was a District Manager for Performance Matters Associates until his passing.

Kevin’s hobbies were horseback riding, roping, truck driving and playing cards, especially Poker. He mostly enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews and attending their school activities. He was an avid animal lover. His two dogs, Panda and Fred meant the world to him and were considered, “his boys”.

Survivors include his parents, LaVerne and Evelyn of Ord; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean and Jay Windreich of Plattsmouth, NE; Diane and Kevin O’Connor of Shepherd, MT and Jo and Bill Trofholz of Elyria, NE; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Jim Florian of Grand Island and Bruce and Christi Osentowski all of Grand Island, NE; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Wencel and Emma Bruha; paternal grandparents, Tom and Gertrude Osentowski; a brother-in-law, Vincent Dobrovsky; and twin nephews, Justin and Jeremy Osentowski.


Bess M. Fryzek, 98

Bess Magdalene Fryzek (nee: Hrebec) came into this life on September 14, 1916. She went to her eternal rest on September 24, 2014.

Bess was born in Ord, Nebraska, the eldest daughter of John and Anna Hrebec. She married Frank J. Fryzek on January 15, 1935 in Ord. After a brief stay in Washington State, they settled in Greeley where Bess remained for more than 70 years. They had three children; Ted of LaSalle, CO; Peggy (John) Holland of Franksville, WI; and John (Becky) Fryzek of Anchorage, AK. Bess had three grandsons: Robbie (Amy) Fryzek of Milliken, CO; Chad (Eileen) Holland of Wexford, PA; and Christopher (Jessica) Holland of St. Louis Park, MN. She also had eight great-grandchildren: Shannia, John, Adam, David, Jacob, Hannah, Finn, and Leo as well as one great-great-granddaughter, Raylen. She is also survived by two sisters: Marie of Santa Rosa, CA and Lillian of St. Paul, NE. Bess dearly loved her family and enjoyed spending time with all of them.

Bess worked for many years for the Greeley school district as a baker and then manager of the kitchens at Maplewood Elementary School and then Heath Junior High School. She was a wonderful cook and well-known for her delicious cinnamon rolls. She was also a proud Czech who baked great kolache and loved to polka.

After retirement, Bess spent many years catering civic and private groups. She was active in a bowling league, playing bingo at the senior center, gardening, and quilting. She once had a grand prize quilt at the county fair which went on to the Colorado State Fair. She was a lover of animals, cats in particular, and was often known to feed a stray, hungry critter. She was also a wonderful friend and neighbor to many.

Bess was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, in 1982, as well as her brother, Oldrich. She will be deeply missed by friends and especially by her loving family.

Services for Bess Fryzek will be held at Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th Street. Greeley, CO on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 with visitation at 12:00 and services at 1:00. Internment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens immediately following.

The family would like to thank the caring staff at Fairacres Manor and especially thank Dr. John Ebens for his compassionate concern and kindness which he has shown Bess for so many years.
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Fort Hartsuff To Hold Military Firearms Program

Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park (just south of Burwell) will present “The Timeline of American Military Firearms 1860-1990” on October 4-5. An in-dept look at the evolution of military firearms will be presented at 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM on Saturday (Oct. 4), and at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Sunday (Oct. 5). Additionally, historical author and speaker Jeff Barnes will also be available on Sunday (Oct. 5) at 2:00 PM to talk about his book, The Great Plains Guide to Buffalo Bill, in the enlisted men’s barracks.

Ericson Lake Fishing Derby This Weekend

The first annual Ericson Lake Catch and Release Fishing Derby will on Saturday, October 4, with a total of $300 in cash and prizes available. Registration will be from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., and the fishing derby will start promptly at 8:15 a.m. and run until 1:30 p.m. The entry fee is $50 per entrant, and each entrant will need a digital camera or ability to take a picture (smart phone, etc.). Pictures must be taken with the fish laying flat on a measuring device that will be provided by the derby. There will also be raffle prizes.

Football & Volleyball Scores From 9/26/14

     Adams Central 41, Gering 12
     Anselmo-Merna 90, Pleasanton 35
     Ansley-Litchfield 28, Twin Loup 8
     Aquinas 38, Yutan 0
     Arapahoe 48, Axtell 12
     Arcadia-Loup City 29, Ravenna 14
     Archbishop Bergan 46, Tekamah-Herman 6
     Arthur County 33, Minatare 28
     Ashland-Greenwood 48, Arlington 7
     Aurora 20, McCook 19
     Bancroft-Rosalie 40, Lyons-Decatur Northeast 16
     Battle Creek 43, Crofton 0
     Beatrice 54, Elkhorn Mount Michael 0
     Bellevue West 62, Bellevue East 24
     Bennington 34, Omaha Roncalli 9
     Bishop Neumann 44, North Bend Central 8
     Blair 45, Omaha Skutt Catholic 28
     Blue Hill 44, Franklin 7
     Boone Central/Newman Grove 30, West Point-Beemer 6
     Bridgeport 38, Cambridge 20
     Broken Bow 21, O'Neill 6
     Burwell 46, South Loup 14
     Chadron 26, Ogallala 6
     Columbus 21, Omaha Burke 17
     Columbus Scotus 47, David City 0
     Cozad 27, Gothenburg 24
     Crawford 34, Leyton 20
     Creighton 60, Bloomfield 14
     Cross County 52, Nebraska Lutheran 32
     Deshler 54, Santee 19
     Diller-Odell 58, Pawnee City 16
     Dundy County-Stratton 56, Morrill 30
     East Butler 68, Mead 6
     Elgin Public/Pope John 52, Clearwater/Orchard 24
     Elkhorn 41, Nebraska City 7
     Elkhorn South 21, Ralston 14
     Elkhorn Valley 39, Heartland Lutheran 28
     Elm Creek 54, Shelton 24
     Elwood 64, Loomis 42
     Emerson-Hubbard 36, Allen 26
     Eustis-Farnam 20, Medicine Valley 16
     Exeter/Milligan 76, Giltner 62
     Falls City 32, Auburn 0
     Falls City Sacred Heart 66, Johnson-Brock 14
     Fillmore Central 48, Centennial 20
     Fort Calhoun 48, Douglas County West 0
     Freeman 47, Weeping Water 8
     Friend 44, McCool Junction 24
     Fullerton 60, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 20
     Garden County 66, South Platte 6
     Gibbon 58, Wood River 13
     Gordon/Rushville 60, Mitchell 35
     Grand Island Central Catholic 22, Central City 19
     Gretna 44, Platteview 20
     Guardian Angels 74, Plainview 6
     Hartington 20, Wakefield 14
     Hartington Cedar Catholic 42, West Holt 7
     Hastings 27, Alliance 19
     Hastings St. Cecilia 21, Doniphan-Trumbull 0
     Heartland 82, High Plains Community 36
     Hemingford 78, Perkins County 6
     Holdrege 59, Minden 13
     Homer 49, Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 12
     Howells/Dodge 54, Clarkson/Leigh 32
     Humphrey St. Francis 76, Palmer 6
     Hyannis 38, Banner County 20
     Kearney 42, Lincoln Southeast 6
     Kearney Catholic 44, St. Paul/Elba 12
     Kenesaw 64, Alma 6
     Kimball 44, Bayard 29
     Lawrence-Nelson 21, Lewiston 20
     Lincoln Christian 41, Raymond Central 21
     Lincoln East 34, North Platte 6
     Lincoln Pius X 20, Omaha Gross Catholic 9
     Logan View 25, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 17
     Louisville 58, Conestoga 13
     Lutheran High Northeast 51, Ainsworth 0
     Malcolm 49, Tri County 6
     Maxwell 56, Brady 42
     Meridian 51, Red Cloud 28
     Milford-Dorchester 47, Fairbury 7
     Millard West 44, Millard South 24
     Nebraska Christian 60, Cedar Bluffs 34
     Nebraska City Lourdes 52, Omaha Christian Academy 35
     Niobrara/Verdigre 48, Boyd County 42
     Norfolk Catholic 55, Madison 0
     Norris 23, Waverly 20
     North Platte St. Patrick's 50, Hershey 28
     Oakland-Craig 44, Ponca 8
     Omaha Central 44, Omaha South 6
     Omaha North 47, Omaha Creighton Prep 14
     Omaha Northwest 39, South Sioux City 24
     Omaha Westside 27, Grand Island 24, OT
     Ord 30, Valentine 18
     Osceola 76, Hampton 8
     Overton 36, Stapleton 18
     Palmyra 20, Elmwood-Murdock 19
     Papillion-LaVista 32, Lincoln High 9
     Papillion-LaVista South 33, Lincoln Southwest 24
     Parkview Christian 62, Sterling 34
     Paxton 37, Mullen 34
     Pender 52, Winnebago 6
     Pierce 56, Wayne 13
     Plattsmouth 34, Omaha Benson 0
     Potter-Dix 22, Hay Springs 0
     Randolph 52, CWC 26
     Riverside 75, St. Edward 33
     Sandhills/Thedford 61, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 7
     Scottsbluff 45, Grand Island Northwest 40
     Scribner-Snyder 62, Omaha Nation 6
     Seward 59, Schuyler 7
     Sidney 36, Lexington 13
     Silver Lake 88, McPherson County 12
     Sioux County 30, Cody-Kilgore 6
     Southern 56, Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 0
     Southern Valley 22, Superior 21
     Spalding Academy 53, Walthill 13
     Stanton 30, Wisner-Pilger 21
     Stuart 66, Wausa 6
     Sutherland 60, Creek Valley 6
     Sutton 32, Sandy Creek 0
     Syracuse 42, Johnson County Central 0
     Thayer Central 49, Shelby 14
     Twin River 12, Centura 6, 2OT
     Wahoo 46, Columbus Lakeview 20
     Wauneta-Palisade 58, Maywood 37
     Wilber-Clatonia 65, Lincoln Lutheran 14
     Wilcox-Hildreth 40, Hayes Center 20
     Wynot 46, Winside 20
     York 30, Crete 28
     Alma def. Kenesaw, 25-22, 25-17, 25-21
     Ansley-Litchfield def. Twin Loup, 25-7, 25-16, 25-12
     Arthur County def. Minatare, 25-14, 25-18, 25-7
     Franklin def. Blue Hill, 20-25, 25-14, 25-15
     Paxton def. Mullen, 25-16, 25-22, 25-23
     Silver Lake def. McPherson County, 25-8, 25-13, 25-15
     Wauneta-Palisade def. Maywood, 25-11, 25-19, 25-12
     Wilcox-Hildreth def. Hayes Center, 25-19, 25-14, 20-25, 25-15
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     Millard North def. Omaha Burke, 22-25, 25-23, 25-22
     Millard West def. Omaha Central, 25-9, 25-11
     Millard West def. Millard North, 25-16, 25-21
     Millard West def. Papillion-LaVista South, 25-22, 25-23
     Papillion-LaVista def. Millard North, 25-14, 25-10
     Papillion-LaVista def. Omaha Burke, 25-17, 25-8
     Papillion-LaVista def. Omaha Central, 25-15, 25-10
     Papillion-LaVista South def. Omaha Burke, 25-15, 25-20
     Papillion-LaVista South def. Omaha Central, 25-22, 25-12

Burwell Fire Dept. Pancake Feed During Junk Jaunt Weekend

The Burwell Fire Department will be serving pancakes and sausage for breakfast on Saturday, September 27th from 7 am to 9:30 am, and on Sunday, September 28th from 10 am to 1 pm.  The Burwell Fire Department is located on West of the square in Burwell, and all proceeds will go towards the purchase of new fire equipment.

NASB Recognizes Two OPS Board Members

The Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB), Board of Directors and staff, recognized the 2014 Award of Achievement recipients during the Kearney Region Meeting on Wednesday, September 24, 2014.

NASB is a private, nonprofit organization that serves the needs of Nebraska public school districts and Educational Service Unit board members.  Board Members from across the state may participate in board development training throughout the year by attending workshops and conferences to help strengthen their role in governance, legislative advocacy, and stewardship of district resources in support of student achievement.

In recognition of their volunteer time and commitment to education, the Nebraska School Boards Association commends continued participation and growth in knowledge and best practice governance.  Through the Awards of Achievement program, the following board members were recognized for their outstanding excellence:

·         Level I                   Heather Sikyta                  Ord Public Schools·         Level VII               William Ziegler                   Ord Public Schools
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