LINCOLN â€“ Two siblings from the Scottsbluff area spent much of their youth in the Nebraska foster care system, but had different lives.
Sarah Peters, 22, left the foster care system at 16 when a couple became her guardian. She lost their support at 19 because they adopted a baby, and she was no longer eligible for state Â medical assistance. She had to drop out of pre-med school because of a $10,000 hospital bill.
Mullen 46 Twin Loup 32
Sandhills/Thedford 52 Ansley-Litchfield 49
Mullen 47 South Loup 40
Sandhills/Thedford 63 Anselmo-Merna 39
Boys Championship matchup: Sandhills/Thedford vs. Mullen
Girls Championship matchup: Sandhills/Thedford vs. Mullen
Boys 3rd place game: South Loup vs. Anselmo-Merna
Girls 3rd Place game: Twin Loup vs. Ansley-Litchfield.
â€˘Local instructors say education, not restrictions, is key
As debates over proposed gun control laws continue to be waged on the national, state and local levels, a lively discussion over gun and ammunition control legislation took place during a Judiciary Committee hearing of the Nebraska Legislature just last week.
Among the bills discussed was LB50, introduced by Sen. Brad Ashford of Omaha. The bill would hold gun owners civilly liable for damages resulting from the unreasonable placement of a firearm where a minor or mentally handicapped individual could get it.