Archive - 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Some Nebraska county elections officials are seeing an uptick in their workload as voters cast early ballots for governor, U.S. Senate and other races.
Requests for mail-in ballots have prompted county election commissioners to hire additional staff to send ballots and process them as they're returned.
The first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. died Wednesday in Dallas, and the government said it would begin taking the temperatures of travelers arriving from West Africa at five U.S. airports.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Small-business owners who oppose Nebraska's minimum wage ballot measure are taking their case to voters, despite lukewarm opposition from the state's largest business groups.
The issue will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot. The proposal is backed by unions and advocacy groups for workers, while business groups generally oppose it.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) â€” The expected record corn and soybean harvest will be slightly bigger than previously estimated, the result of late summer warmth that helped fill cornstalks with ears and soybean plants with bean pods, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday.
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Adams Central 22, Hastings 15
Alliance 39, Gering 21
Amherst 41, Twin Loup 19
Anselmo-Merna 50, Overton 38
Ansley-Litchfield 14, South Loup 6
Aquinas 63, Tekamah-Herman 7
Arapahoe 26, Franklin 18
Archbishop Bergan 58, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 2
Arlington 48, Douglas County West 7
Arthur County 48, Banner County 38
Ashland-Greenwood 66, Omaha Concordia 14
Auburn 63, Conestoga 0
Bancroft-Rosalie 50, Emerson-Hubbard 6
Battle Creek 53, West Holt 13
Bennington 49, Elkhorn Mount Michael 21
Bertrand 52, Alma 0
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Gov. Dave Heineman is encouraging Nebraskans to fly U.S. and Nebraska flags at half-staff on Sunday.
The flag-lowering is part of the annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. The remembrance honors firefighters and other first responders who have sacrificed their lives to save others.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will honor 107 firefighters who died nationwide in the line of duty in part of 2012 and all of 2013.
Patricia Louise Peacock, 70, of Broken Bow passed away peacefully Oct. 4, 2014, surrounded by her family at her home.
She was born Nov. 8, 1943, in Loup City to Walter and Viola Gitchel (Bivens).
Patricia attended grade school and graduated from Comstock High School. She also attended several college classes from Kearney State College.
Roberta Elaine (Farritor) Collins, 59, passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at her home in Broken Bow.
Roberta was born May 24, 1955, in Broken Bow, to William and Margaret (Kelly) Farritor.
She attended Broken Bow Grade School and graduated from the Broken Bow High School in 1975.
She married Stan Collins June 19, 1982, in Broken Bow where they made their home.
Berta worked over a quarter of a century as a Head Start teacher and then as a para educator at the Broken Bow Public Schools. She loved working with the kids and was an excellent teacher.
Ollie was born Aug. 25, 1924, at the family home in Litchfield to Niels Hans and Emma Marie (Olsen) Nielsen. She was the sixth born of seven children, Orville, Harold, Clara, Anna, Dorothy and Lillian. She attended Litchfield Public graduating in 1942.
Ollie taught in rural schools near Wood River and Oconto. It was at the mailbox at the Tuckerville School she met the love of her life, Harley Richard â€śDickâ€ť Hanson, the local rural mailman. They were married July 10, 1949, at Ollieâ€™s parentâ€™s home in Litchfield. They were married for 63 years until Dickâ€™s death separated them.