Archive - 2014
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.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” A coalition of fathers and family-law attorneys will once again ask lawmakers to change Nebraska's parental custody laws, which they argue are unfair to men.
Lawmakers have introduced bills several times in recent years, but none have made it out of committee. With 18 new senators taking office in January due to term limits, supporters are hopeful they can win enough support to change the law.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is releasing rooster pheasants in nine wildlife management areas in time for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
The nine areas include: Oak Valley (Madison County), Wilkinson (Platte County), Sherman Reservoir (Sherman County), Pressey (Custer County), Branched Oak (Lancaster County), Yankee Hill (Lancaster County), Twin Oaks (Johnson County), Hickory Ridge (Johnson County) and Peru Bottoms (Nemaha County).
The pheasants will be released to increase hunter opportunities to encourage families to go hunting together.
A late 1800s barn north of Ansley was destroyed in a fire Thursday night, with the Ansley Fire Department calling in mutual aid from neighboring departments. The fire was just north of Ansley off State Highway 183 at Ted and Carol Sherbecks.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.
Donald Duane Skeen, 72, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at Ashley Manor in Chubbuck, Idaho.
Funeral Services will be at a later date in Broken Bow. Â
Arrangements are under the direction of Buck-Miller-Hann Funeral Home, 825 E. 17th Street in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Cecil Dale Smith, 91, of Grand Island, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Bickford Cottage.
Memorials are suggested to the pipe organ fund at First Presbyterian Church in Grand Island. Condolences may be sent to Tim and Pam Smith and Cindy and Elmar Lorenz at 2115 N. Elm Ave., Hastings, NE 68901.
He was born April 17, 1923, at his parentsâ€™ home in Fullerton. He grew up on the family farm.
He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a cryptographer.
He was united in marriage June 22, 1947, to Ethel Georgia Omer in Fullerton.