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Paula Rae Riggs, 76, passed into the spiritual world Tuesday, June 12, 2018, after a long battle with cancer. She was at her home south of Chadron with her husband, Bill Riggs, at her side.

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Lowell passed away June 4, 2018, at age 93 at Ponderosa Villa in Crawford. Memorial services were June 11.

Melba Dam, 95 of Sidney, and a former Valentine and Chadron resident died June 1, 2018, at the Sidney Regional Medical Center, Extended Care.

Barbara Lee Nowlen Beye, 84, of Rockville, Md., (formerly of Lincoln) passed away peacefully March 18, 2018.

Funeral services for Donna (Hageman) Runyan, will be at 10 a.m. June 2 at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron with Dr. Russ Seger officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron.

Howard Scott Peshek of Lincoln, formerly of Chadron, the son of Orvis and Norma Witte Peshek, was born Jan. 6, 1970, at Hastings. He departed this life May 21, 2018, at Bryan Health East in Lincoln at the age of 48.

Dr. Keith Charles Thomas of Gilbert, Arizona passed away May 13, 2018, at the age of 86 with his wife, Glee, by his side. Keith was born May 3, 1932, in Carroll, to David and Helen Thomas. The family moved to Valentine, where Keith graduated from high school in 1950. While in school, he did …

It is with great sadness that the family of Gary Mathews Hawley “Spur,” age 51, announces his passing on May 18, 2018, after battling cancer for two years.

Burial services for James Humphrey Tscharner will be May 25 at 10 a.m. at the Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron in the Tscharner area. Friends are welcome.

Ryan Lyndelle Brown, age 37, passed away in the early morning hours May 18, 2018, due to cancer. He was surrounded with loved ones throughout the day in his home in Omaha. We are grateful he is no longer in pain.

Jacqueline Strong, 73, of Gordon, Nebraska, died May 18, 2018, at her home. She was born to Bernice Mable and Chester Rizzo in Waterloo, Iowa.

Gregg Allen Kirkpatrick, 62, passed away May 5, 2018, at his home in Rapid City.

Beverlee L Wieting, 89, passed away May 10, 2018, in Seward. She was born Dec. 3, 1928, in Columbus to Ed and Loretta Schulte. The family moved to Norfolk, where she graduated from Sacred Heart High School. She married Bill Wieting May 29, 1948. They lived several years in Oakland, before mo…

Marvel Mae Buettner, 84, of Hay Springs passed away May 5, 2018, at her home. There are no services scheduled and cremation has taken place according to her wishes. A celebration of life will take place at a later date for both Ed and Marvel. Memorials may be sent to: Hay Springs Public Scho…

Gene L. Brice was born to Ralph and Josephine Brice in Gordon April 25, 1927. He passed away May 6, 2018, in Hay Springs.

Darrel Duane Knote was born to Wayne and Christine Knote June 10, 1943, in Bismark, N.D. Darrel obeyed the gospel at the age of 9 while attending Mona Bible School at Mona, Mont., becoming a member of the Church of Christ, and was very proud to be a teacher and preacher of the gospel his lif…

Marie Dorothy Honerkamp, 97, died peacefully April 25, 2018, at her residence in Piedmont.

A celebration of life for Darrel Knote will be held at the Country Kitchen restaurant in Chadron May 12, 2018, at 11 a.m. with lunch provided.  A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m.  Memorials may be made to In Search of the Lord’s Way.

Diane Jane (Baack) Bartling was born July 18, 1951, in Tracy, Minn., to Delbert and Virene (Pedersen) Baack. She grew up on a farm and graduated from Tracy High School in 1969. After high school, she attended South Dakota State University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in nursing …

Harry J. Jacobsen, the third of six children, was born to John H. and Gladys M. (Johnson) Jacobsen at the family farm in Gates in Custer County April 25, 1925. He passed quietly April 9, 2018, at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs, with his loving wife at his side.

Merlin Ralph Kesselring, 84, of Custer, S.D., passed away April 5, 2018, at his home in Custer.

Norma Jeane (Sailor) Coyle of Denver, Colo., went to her heavenly reward April 3, 2018. Jeane, or Jeanie, as she was known to family and friends, was born May 28, 1921, in Gordon to R.B. and Gladys (Beckwith) Sailor. She was the third of four children.

On March 28, 2018, after a very short illness, our wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend passed out of her earthly body into the arms of Jesus. Marty Jo Peters (Sipp) was born in Rushville Jan 31, 1944, to Donna (Stiehl) and George Sipp.

Keith Allen Gregory, 69, of Chadron passed away surrounded by his family April 2, 2018.

Funeral services for Jean Lemmon, age 74, of Chadron were April 3, 2018, at the United Methodist Church in Crawford with Pastor Tim McCreary officiating.

LeRoy G. Powell, 85, of Alliance, was called home to the Lord March 30, 2018. He was born in Box Butte County March 13, 1933, and remained a Panhandle of Nebraska resident his entire life.

Dolores C. Nydahl, 88, of Lincoln, formerly of Chadron, died Sunday, March 25, 2018, at The Arbors in Lincoln. Graveside services were March 31 at Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron.

Carey “Stretch” Hermansen, 66, of Chadron, passed into his new life Sunday, March 25, 2018. Stretch’s life will be celebrated in June before he takes his last ride. Cremation has taken place in accordance with his wishes. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Chadron …

Funeral services for Karen Serres of Crawford were March 24, 2018, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Crawford, with Father Arul Inniah officiating. Burial was at the Montrose Cemetery. 

Cindi Artus (Tescher) Schmitz, 60, Whitney, passed away March 15, 2018, at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colo., with her loving family by her side. Services were March 23, 2018, at New Life Worship Center, Beulah with Pastor Ed Langeliers and Pastor Steve Mallery officiating. Burial f…

Jo Ann (Storek) Foster, 71, of Mesa, Ariz., passed away March 15, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz., after a heroically fought battle with pancreatic cancer.

Kyle Wesley Reeves, 66, died Sunday, March 11, 2018, at his home in Crawford.

Donald “Roy” Keene, 85 of Van Buren, Ark., passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family Feb. 25, 2018.

Funeral services for Kyle Wesley Reeves of Crawford will be Monday, March 19, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Crawford with Doctor Russ Seger officiating. Burial will be at the Crawford Cemetery.

Stanley Adams, 66, of Oshkosh passed away early Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Great Plains Health in North Platte.

Chadron native and long-time Lincoln resident, Jim Butler, joined the Heavenly Host Feb. 28, 2018. He was 99-years-old.