By Melissa Huber, I-O Reporter
Not many people missed the NFC and AFC championship games on Sunday in anticipation of finding out which two teams would be headed to Super Bowl XLVIII.
Those watching the AFC championship might have noticed that Broncos’ Quarterback Peyton Manning was heavy with his use of the “Omaha” call, using it a total of 31 times. The excessive use of the call garnered his Peyback Foundation charity $24,800 after an agreement was made with the Omaha Chamber of Commerce to gift the foundation $800 for every time Manning mentioned their city.
Clifford DeWayne Wright, 93, Palm Desert, Calif., passed away from natural causes on Jan. 16 at the home of his daughter, Connie, who lovingly and selflessly cared for her father throughout the final months of his life.
Clifford was born Feb. 8, 1920 on the family farm near Hysham.Raised in Billings, he graduated from Billings Senior High School and served as a U.S. Army medic stationed in the Phillipines during World War II.Clifford married his high school sweetheart, Naomi Delores Burt, on June 8, 1941 and they moved their young family to Great Falls after the war.It was there he began his lifelong love of the automobile.
Vivian Campbell, born June 12 (the year, as she would have said, is no one’s business), passed away on Jan. 3.
She was born in Williston, N.D. Vivian was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, second mother, sister, friend and wife. She shone love on her family and friends, and her legacy of warmth will live on thanks to her prolific production of afghans, knitted ear muffs and mittens. She was quick to joke, laugh, quote poetry and sing. Her family remembers she would always have the perfect words of wisdom to soothe. She was well read and filled her home with music.