Archive - 2014
Raymond D. â€śBudâ€ť Owens, 88, of Arcadia, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Funeral services were Monday, July 28, 2014, at St. Josaphatâ€™s Catholic Church in Loup City with Father Martin Egging officiating. Burial will be at the Arcadia City Cemetery in Arcadia, with military honors by the Arcadia American Legion Post #251.
Memorials are suggested to the Arcadia American Legion Post #251.
Higgins Funeral Home in Loup City is in charge of arrangements. You can sign Budâ€™s guest book at higginsfuneralhomelc.com
St. Josephâ€™s Catholic Church members gathered in their Parish hall for Sunday morning Mass July 27, as they did the evening before due to a Saturday morning fire in their church next door. A fire that the State Fire Marshall later that day ruled as arson.
Matthew Grubtill, 23, of Broken Bow has been arrested for the crime.
The beer bottles, beer caps and matches left in the church led the Broken Bow Police to Grubtill. He was arrested at his residence following the execution of a search warrant later that day.
(AP) â€” Cargill plans to close a Milwaukee beef-processing plant which employs about 600 people on Friday due to a shortage of cattle.
A Midwest drought in 2011 and 2012 hurt cattle levels, said Cargill spokesman Mike Martin. Now, many herders are breeding the cattle they have and not selling them. U.S. beef cattle herd is at its lowest level since 1951, Cargill said.
The Milwaukee plant slaughters live cattle and packages beef products. The meat producer bought the plant, which can process as much as 1,400 animals a day, in 2001.
CHICAGO (AP) â€” As he watched the BCS championship game last season, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook could not help but wonder:
What if a playoff system were in place? Would the Spartans be playing for the biggest prize?
No need to wonder anymore. The old BCS system is out. A four-team playoff to determine a national champion is being implemented this season, and that could open some more opportunities for the Big Ten and the other four power conferences.
(AP) â€” If Nebraska coach Bo Pelini had his way, National Signing Day would be a thing of the past. And the result would be an improved recruiting process.
"You've made a commitment to a young man to come play in your program, why do we have to wait to any certain day?" Pelini said. "Why don't we just go ahead and let's sign on the dotted line, let's get it over with and move forward."
(AP) â€” Lexington police are looking for a 25-year-old man who they say shot at officers.
Police say officers sent at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday to check on a disturbance saw Jose Covarrubias, of Lexington, fire a handgun at a woman fleeing a house. The officers say he also fired at their vehicles, and one officer returned fire before Covarrubias fled the scene.
A child was treated at a hospital for a minor injury from an apparent ricochet.
An arrest warrant for Covarrubias says he's wanted on two counts of attempted murder and other crimes.
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Tragedy struck central Nebraska July 27, 2014, as a one-vehicle, motorcycle accident 3.5 miles south of Broken Bow took the life of Kenneth R. Neville, 60 of rural Broken Bow.
According to Sheriff Dan Osmond, Neville was traveling south on the Sumner Road when his motorcycle, a 2011 Harley, drove off of the roadway, into a ditch and through a barb wire fence. Neville died at the scene as a result of his injuries. He was alone on the motorcycle and was wearing a helmet. The accident was reported at 5:39 p.m.