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Insurers owe Nebraskans more than $1.5M in refunds

July 25, 2014

(AP) — The federal government says insurers owe Nebraskans more than $1.5 million in refunds because of a provision in the Affordable Care Act.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that nearly 16,600 Nebraska residents will be getting refunds, averaging $108 per family.

The law requires insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent of the premiums they collect on medical care and quality improvement or return the difference to consumers and employers.

Stenberg Warns of Misleading Postcards Concerning Unclaimed Property

July 25, 2014

Postcards stamped on the fronts and backs with the words, Unclaimed Property Notification, are not being sent by the Nebraska State Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Division, State Treasurer Don Stenberg said today.

The postcards instruct receivers to call a toll-free number and enter personal identification information. The recorded message at the toll-free number instructs receivers to search for unclaimed property at www.unclaimed.org.

Food Bank for the Heartlnad targets rural hunger

July 25, 2014

Food Bank for the Heartland is partnering with Farm Credit Services of America to host a mobile food pantry in Broken Bow on Tuesday, August 12. More than 5,000 pounds of food will be distributed to individuals and families in need.

The mobile pantry on August 12 will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Farm Credit Services of America, 535 S. 10th Ave. in Broken Bow. It is being funded by Farm Credit Services of America. Employees from the company will be volunteering. Those who attend the mobile pantry are invited to bring boxes or bags to assist in carrying the food.

Mary Alyce Tierney, 99

July 25, 2014

Mary Alyce Tierney, age 99 of Broken Bow, died April 29, 2014, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow. Funeral services will be Monday, May 5, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oconto with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, May 4, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary with a Christian wake service being held at 5 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow.

Letha Mae Graf, 77

July 25, 2014

Letha Mae Graf, age 77, of Burwell, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Burwell Community Memorial Health Center.

Graveside funeral service were Wednesday, April 30, at the Ansley Cemetery in Ansley, with the Rev. Alan Petersen officiating.

Letha was born Jan. 3, 1937, at Milford, to Mable Graf. She made her home at Beatrice, Ord, and Burwell. Letha was talented embroiderer, she loved bird watching, and putting puzzles together.

Marvin W. Beatty, 74

July 25, 2014

Marvin W. Beatty, 74, of Kearney, died Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. A memorial service was Wednesday, April 30, at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dustin Lappe officiating. Memor-ials are suggested to the family for future designation. Condolences or personal reflections may be submitted at ww.osrfh.com. O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home of Kearney was in charge of arrangements.

Norman D. 'Pete' Peterson, 80

July 25, 2014

Norman D. “Pete” Peterson, 80, of Kearney died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the Rose Lane Nursing Home in Loup City.

Dylan G. Woodward, 21

July 25, 2014

Dylan Gene Woodward, the son of Jeffery Craig Woodward and Denise Renae (Baxa) Woodward, was born Dec. 30, 1992, at Belleville, Kan., and passed away in Hays, Kan., April 24, 2014, at the age of 21 years, 3 months, and 24 days.

Dylan grew up and attended schools in Belleville, graduating from Republic County High School in 2011. He then attended Missouri Auction School and Cloud County Community College. He currently was attending Ft. Hays State University, majoring in Agronomy.

Stella M. Andersen, 88

July 25, 2014

Stella M. Andersen, 88, of Ord, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Valley County Health System Hospital in Ord.
Mrs. Andersen’s wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Glenda Pearson officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Osco Cemetery near Norman, Nebr. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Ord Flag Fund, Ord Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department or the V.F.W. Auxiliary. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Raoul A. Johnson, 70

July 25, 2014

Raoul A. Johnson, age 70 of Arnold, died April 28, 2014, at his home. Funeral services were Friday, May 2, at the United Methodist Church in Arnold with the Rev. Andrew Black officiating. Interment was in the Arnold Community Cemetery, with Arnold Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Arnold Community Foundation and the Arnold School Foundation.

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