Archive - 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) â€” The founder of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that provides free music lessons to low-income students from gang-ridden neighborhoods began to notice several years ago a hopeful sign: Kids were graduating high school and heading off to UCLA, Tulane and other big universities.
That's when Margaret Martin asked how the children in the Harmony Project were beating the odds.
AP Nebraska high school football rankings
Here are the Associated Press Nebraska high school football rankings in Classes A through D-2. Listings include name of school, season record, previous week's result and this week's opponent.
The rankings are based on a formula that includes ratings from the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star plus experts for each class.
Agnes E. Hagood, 96, was born March 16, 1918, and passed away Aug. 31, 2014.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. John E. Hagood; son, John R. Hagood; parents, Ray and Laura Casteel; and brother, Evert Casteel.
She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Sallach; granddaughters, Monica (Chad), Michele, Megan, Amantha (John); greatgrandchildren, Riley, Alyssa, Zoe, Dylan and Joslyn; daughter-in-law, Susan Tanfield
The family will receive friends Thursday, 6-8 p.m. at West Center Chapel in Omaha.
Her funeral will be Friday at 10 a.m. at West Center Chapel in Omaha.
Betty Jean (Ritz) Wagner, 80 years, of Tekamah, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.
Betty was born Dec.18, 1933, in Comstock,, to Christian G. A. Ritz and
Vella M. (Grim) Ritz Oxford. She graduated from Broken Bow High School.
June 14, 1953, Betty married Kenneth L. Wagner of Merna. After living a few years in Broken Bow and one year in Grand Island, the couple moved to Omaha
Mae Waller of Falls Church, Va., passed away peacefully Aug.24, 2014. She was born July 22, 1924, in Ansley, to Dudley and Mabel Pester.
Mae grew up in Ansley during the Great Depression. Her father had many jobs, and her mother worked in Social Services for Custer County for many years.
Alice A. (McCallum) Crooker was born April 22, 1931, to David and Lillie (Petet) McCallum in Anselmo. Due to the death of her mother, she stayed with her Aunt Bertha and Uncle Charlie in Merna. She graduated from Mason City, and went on to teach in the Mullen area.
August 11, 1952, she married Carl "Bud" Crooker in Broken Bow. Bud and Alice moved to a ranch south of Wood Lake. To this union, they were blessed with seven children, David, Georgia, Linda, Marie, Larry, (who died in infancy), Lillie and Joe.
Joyce Laverna McCaslin, age 81, of Broken Bow died Aug. 27, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Funeral services were Saturday Aug. 30, 2014, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with Pastor Larry DeMoss officiating. Interment was in the Broken Bow Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated later.
Joyce McCaslin was born Feb. 7, 1933, at Broken Bow, to Roy andCleone Mae (Mentzer) Eberle. Joyce was married to Dan McCaslin.
Dean Sheets passed away Aug. 26, 2014 in Greeley, Colo. He was born Feb. 8, 1933, in Lenora, Kan. to Loyd and Irene (Knoll) Sheets, moving to Nebraska when he was a child.
Dean grew up in the Stapleton/Gandy, area graduating from Gandy High School in 1951.
In 1956, Dean married Jean Williams. To this union, one son and two daughters were born.
Sept. 4 Twin Loup @ Hemmingford
Sept. 5 Anselmo-Merna @ Stapleton
Ansley/Litchfield vs. Sandhills/Thedford @ Litchfield
Arcadia/Loup City @ Atkinson
Broken Bow @ St Paul
Mullen @ Leyton
S-E-M @ Heartland Luthern
South Loup @ Maxwell
Sept. 4 Broken Bow @ Gothenburg
South Loup @ Mullen
S-E-M @ Wilcox-Hildreth Triangular
Twin Loup @ Ansley/Litchfield Triangular @ Ansley
Sept. 6 Broken Bow @ Lexington (Lexington Invite)
Sept. 4 Anselmo-Merna @ Ainsworth Meet
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska came out of preseason practice calling its offense the "Red Storm" and confident its defense will be better than the middling unit of a year ago.
"Now the test will come," coach Bo Pelini said. "Once we get to the first game, the question will be can we apply what we've learned? Can we react with 93,000 in the stands?"
The 22nd-ranked Cornhuskers will begin to find out against Florida Atlantic on Saturday if they can match their happy talk with performance.