Archive - 2014
Emma was born Sept. 6, 1923, on a farm in Round Valley Community in Custer County, Nebraska to Joseph and Anna (Jares) Jezbera. She attended school in Round Valley through the 10th grade.
Emma assisted her parents on the farm for many years.
May 12, 1956, she was married to Alvin Smolik in Sargent. They made their home in Sargent and years later moved to a farm northeast of Sargent.
Louise (Holcomb) Bennett, age 93, passed away Oct. 29, 2014, at a Care Unit in Renton, Wash.
She was born near Milburn in 1921.
She leaves to mourn her four children, Pearl, Ruth, Marvin and Duane; plus grandchildren, William Plant, Ashlyn Nevius, Kiem Bennin, Rylee Bennin, Marcus Ray Bennett, Dylan Bennett and Grayson Bennett; she also leaves a sister, Audrey Allbright of Lexington and families, Robert Allbright and Richard Allbright and family of Cozad, Bonnie of Omaha, Barbara of Kearney, and Cindy and Dan and sons, Eric and Douglas of Marquette, Mich.
Antoinette Arlyne Werner (affectionately known as Beanie) died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, as a result of an accidental house fire, at her home in Thedford.
Antoinette was born to Carl Gustave and Antoinette (Ostergard) Wiese May 31, 1919, at the family ranch northwest of Purdum. She grew up on the ranch attending country school, then graduating from Lincoln High School in Lincoln. Afterward, she attended nurses training at St. Francis School of Nursing in Grand Island.
She continued working there after graduating, eventually becoming the Director of Nursing.
Charles D. Swisher was born May 19, 1929, in Halsey, to Lewis and Mary (Ott) Swisher.Â Charles attended school at Rose Hill Country School and later Halsey School until 5th grade.Â
In 1960, he was married to Brenda Oxford.Â Three children were born to this union; Jim, Bonnie and Charles Jr.Â
Charles later married Marilyn Saner April 21, 1984.Â They made their home in Halsey.Â
Through the years Charles worked as a ranch hand and later at the Halsey Forest.Â
LINCOLN, Neb. Kyle Jensen ran for 187 yards and scored three touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter as top-ranked Exeter-Milligan came from behind and pulled away for a 40-26 victory over No. 4 Anselmo-Merna in the Class D2 title game Monday.
"The game was a lot closer than the score indicates," said Custer County Chief Sports Editor Tim Conover. "A-M was only trailing 22-18 with 6 and a half minutes left in the game."
The Timberwolves (13-0) are state champions a second straight year. They won Class D1 in 2013.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Livestock have been quarantined on two Nebraska farms following diagnoses of a disease that can hamper an animal's ability to eat and drink, state officials said Monday.
The Nebraska Agriculture Department said in a news release that a U.S. Department of Agriculture laboratory confirmed the diagnoses of vesicular stomatitis. The samples were taken from infected cattle on two farms in Wheeler County.
25-year-old man arrested in Kearney shooting
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) â€” A 25-year-old man has been arrested in Broken Bow after a Kearney shooting.
Authorities say Evan Swenson was arrested Sunday on a Buffalo County warrant. He faces charges of second-degree attempted murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony.
The shooting happened Saturday morning in south Kearney. Officers were called to the area after people reported a suspicious person. Once there, officers found a man who had been shot twice. The wounded man's name hasn't been released.
FINAL SCORE - A-M 26, E-M 40
SCORE at the third quarter Anselmo-Merna 18, Exeter-Milligan 14
SCORE at the HALF- Anselmo-Merna 12, Exeter Milligan 14.
ANSELMO-MERNA competes today at Memorial Field for statewide honors in Class D Football, Go Coyotes.
The game is live streamed through NET, also on KCNI-KBBN. Look this week for a full write-up on this fun game, and on this site for quarter updates.
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy team.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” The Nebraska State Patrol has announced plans for stepped up enforcement to focus on seat belt usage over the Thanksgiving holiday.
The patrol says that as of Nov. 17, 200 people have been killed on Nebraska roads, compared with 184 by the same time in 2013. Of the 200 people killed this year, 117 were not wearing seat belts.
State Patrol Superintendent David Sankey says troopers will work overtime for the special enforcement period, which runs from Nov. 24 through Nov. 30.