Archive - 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” The number of wins and losses didn't get Bo Pelini fired. It was the way some of those losses happened.
Pelini was dismissed as Nebraska's coach Sunday after a seven-year stint marked by an inability to restore the football team to national prominence and too many embarrassing defeats.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraskans will have another chance to see the variety in their state's landscape from above.
NET Television is planning to rebroadcast an hourlong special that features aerial footage shot from a helicopter.
The "Nebraska Land & Sky" special will air Wednesday night at 8 p.m. and repeat at midnight.
NET executive producer Joe Turco says the show offers viewers an amazing view of Nebraska, including rugged landscapes in the Panhandle, vast prairie and cropland and cities.
The footage was shot by a British aerial videography company called Skyworks.
Pro Football Weekend Recap
Thursday Night Football 11/20/14
Oakland (1-10) 24 vs
Kansas City (7-4) 20
The Custer County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in locating Custer County resident Mark Joseph Lenstrom. Mark was last heard from around the beginning of November 2014, and was last seen in Comstock, NE, driving a 1977 Silver Ford Granada license plate number 4A3877. If you have had contact with Mark Lenstrom in the last three weeks please call the Custer County Sheriff's Office at 308-872-6418.
Custer County Sheriff's Deputy Gibbons has taken a report from Mark Lenstromâ€™s brother stating that he has not been seen for a while. We have very limited information. If anyone has information about his whereabouts, please contact the Custer County Sheriff's Office at 308-872-6418.
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.