Archive - 2014
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) â€” Several Nebraska U.S. Senate hopefuls took shots at Republican frontrunner Ben Sasse during a final pre-election debate that focused heavily on guns, immigration and free trade.
The debate in North Platte highlighted sharp differences between Sasse and Democratic nominee Dave Domina, while allowing the two independent candidates equal time to make their cases.
The Associated Press Nebraska high school football rankings in Classes A through D-2. Listings include name of school, season record, previous week's ranking, previous week's result and this week's opponent (NR-not ranked). The rankings are based on a formula that includes ratings from the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star plus experts for each class. Class A: Dale Miller, Grand Island Independent. Class B: Jeff Fielder, Scottsbluff Star-Herald. Class C1: Tom Behmer, Norfolk Daily News. Class C2: Brent Wasinius, Fremont Tribune. Class D1: Andrew Bottrell, North Platte Telegraph.
Lillian Kingston , 90 of Kearney, formerly of Arcadia, died Aug.31, 2014, at St. Johnâ€™s Care Home in Kearney.
Funeral services were Sept. 5, in the United Methodist Church in Arcadia with Pastor Jeff Hale officiating. Burial was in the Lee Park Cemetery West of Arcadia.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Govier Brothers Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Kenneth W. Cooley, 90, passed away Aug. 30, 2014, at Rivermont Gardens, Norman, Okla.
Kenneth W. Cooley was born Aug.25, 1924, on a farm south of Berwyn, near Cumro. The second child of John W. and Avis Uhlman Cooley, Kenneth attended grade schools at Sargent Valley, Round Valley, Clear Creek, and Rye Valley, Custer County. He attended high school at Round Valley and Triumph, and graduated from Callaway High School in 1942.
Lyle Joseph Mattox, age 80, of Broken Bow, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at the Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Sept. 10, 2014, in Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with Pastor Larry DeMoss officiating.
Burial was at the Broken Bow Cemetery with Military Honors.
Lyle was born May 13, 1934, in Broken Bow, to Everett and Viola (Sells) Mattox. Lyle attended Broken Bow Schools and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1952. He was actively enlisted in the United States Army from Sept. 10,1954, to Aug. 31, 1956.
Leo Schmid, age 83 of Broken Bow, died Tuesday Sept. 2, 2014, at the Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Monday Sept. 8, 2014, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial was in St. Josephâ€™s Catholic Cemetery. A Rosary service was Sunday evening at St. Josephâ€™s Catholic Church.
Edna Prestes age 98 of Broken Bow formerly of Dunning, died Saturday Sept. 6, 2014 at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.
Funeral services will be Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. in the Sandhills Community Church in Dunning, with the Rev. Lee Wonch officiating. Burial will be in the Ogallala Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. mountain time.
Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow are in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are to the family for designation at a later date.
Curtis Andersen, age 85 of Broken Bow, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Sept. 9, 2014, at the First Baptist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Jurdan Counts officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Govier Brothers. Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church or the Prairie Pioneer Center.
Curtis Wesley Andersen was born Nov. 20, 1928, to Andrew L. and Emma M. (McMullen) Andersen between Adams and Filley, NE.
(Grand Island, NE)- Heavy rain in Hall County and surrounding areas has forced the management of Husker Harvest Days to cancel all activity planned at the Husker Harvest Days event site for Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Extremely muddy conditions have made parking areas impassable. All access gates to the site will be closed on Wednesday. Visitors who had planned on attending the event should revise their travel plans accordingly.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale says his office is reviewing whether Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts can switch his running mate on the November ballot.
Gale will issue a decision Wednesday on whether to allow State Auditor Mike Foley onto the ballot instead of Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann. Heidemann resigned Tuesday and said he is withdrawing from the GOP ticket.
Attorneys for the Ricketts campaign say Nebraska's constitution trumps a state law which imposes a Sept. 1 deadline for him to name a running mate.