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November 3rd, 2014

CAPITOL FOCUS: Nebraska sees increase in registered independents

November 3, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is seeing a continued surge in independent voters as Tuesday's election nears, but Republicans continue to hold a giant registration advantage in the conservative state.

About 48 percent of registered Nebraska voters are Republicans, while Democrats account for nearly 31 percent. Independent voters — officially known as nonpartisan — make up 20 percent.

High profile races at center of Nebraska election

November 3, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Races for Nebraska governor, U.S. Senate, a competitive House race and a minimum wage ballot measure are drawing voters to the polls. Some highlights:

FROM CROWDED PRIMARIES

The Republican candidates for governor and U.S. Senate emerged from unusually crowded primary races that divided the party.

October 31st

VIDEO: The Best Halloween Costumes for Pets

October 31, 2014

Halloween is the perfect time to have fun, pet owners! Why not let your pet in on the fun with a new costume this season.

Manager vs Administrator: Broken Bow business leaders like the idea; Mayor not so much

October 31, 2014

Though running unopposed on the ballot, Broken Bow Mayor Cecil Burt is actively campaigning to keep his mayoral status. He is advocating for voters to reject a proposal on the November ballot to change the city government system from Mayor and Council to a City Manager system.

Meanwhile Monday, the members of the Custer Economic Development Corporation took an unprecedented move to ask voters for a “yes” vote on the ballot proposal to change the system. The business and industry leaders endorsed the move as more, efficient and effective method of municipal governance.

Matured Nebraska QB Armstrong set to face Purdue

October 31, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Tommy Armstrong Jr. has grown up a lot since he last faced Purdue.

The Nebraska quarterback turned in one of his worst performances while making his first career road start against the Boilermakers last year.

Sure, the Cornhuskers won by 37 points against an overmatched opponent. But that didn't do much to make Armstrong feel better about being off target on 12 of 18 passes and throwing three interceptions.

The Boilermakers (3-5, 1-3 Big Ten) figure to see a much improved Armstrong when they visit the 17th-ranked Cornhuskers (7-1, 3-1, No. 15 CFP) on Saturday.

October 30th

Mary Alice Elliott, 90

October 30, 2014

Mary Alice (Cleavenger) Elliott was born May 18, 1924, at Mullen, to Charles and Mary Ann (Mayme) (Totten) Cleavenger. She was the youngest of three children.

Mary passed away at the age of 90 Oct. 26, 2014.

Mary graduated from Mullen High School in 1943. She worked in Johnson’s Grocery Store while in high school and in later years for Dutton’s Store.

She married Almond Dean Elliott in Seattle, Wash., June 17, 1943. To this union five children were born.

Shirley Swanson, 87

October 30, 2014

Shirley Swanson, 87 years of age, from Minden, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at the Bethany Home in Minden. Memorial services will be Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Westminster United
Presbyterian Church in Minden with the Rev. Donald Hunzeker officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley was born July 11, 1927, in Merna, to Kenneth and Helen (Runner) Shultz.

She graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1944 and taught in a one-room school north of Merna.

Bobby R. Sutton, 92

October 30, 2014

Bobby Raymond Sutton, 92, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Burwell. Services will be held at a later date.

Bobby was born Sept. 18, 1922, to Raymond and Ethel (Wells) Sutton on the Sutton Homestead west of Sargent.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an older brother, Sterling; and
brother-in-law, Ken Hilligas.

Les Baller, 69

October 30, 2014

Les Baller of Omaha was born Dec 29, 1944, and passed away Oct 21, 2014

Les was born in Broken Bow. He was Retired Vice President of Underwriting for National Indemnity.

Les was preceded in death by parents, Lester and Helen Baller; sisters, Kay Schweitzer and Reita Alexander.

He is survived by wife, Marilyn K. Baller; daughters, Carrie D’Agosto (Patrick) and Mandi Turner (Steve); grandchildren, Amber and Anna Turner, Vincent and Mia D’Agosto.

Services were Oct. 24, at Lutheran Church of the Master, 2617 S. 114 St., Omaha.

Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park.

October 23rd

Martha L. Whitesel, 94

October 23, 2014

Martha L. Whitesel, 94, of Holdrege, formerly of Miller, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Christian Homes in Holdrege.

Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Miller Methodist Church with Pastor Bonnie Brock officiating.

Burial will be at the Armada Cemetery near Miller.

Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 23 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church in Miller.

Memorials are suggested to the Miller United Methodist Church.

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