March 28th, 2015
Ex-Husker DE Randy Gregory to NFL Media: I failed drug tests
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â€” Defensive end Randy Gregory said he tested positive for marijuana at the NFL scouting combine last month and that he failed two drug tests at Nebraska last year.
Gregory disclosed his marijuana use in an interview with NFL Media on Wednesday.
Gregory went into February's scouting combine projected to be among the top 10 picks in the draft. He declared for the draft after his junior season at Nebraska, where he recorded 17 1/2 sacks in two seasons.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate of 2.7 percent last month was the lowest in the country, a state report showed Friday.
The Nebraska Labor Department report said the February rate was seven-tenths of a point under the February 2014 rate of 3.4 percent and remained well under the new national average rate of 5.5 percent.
Nebraska's rate of 2.7 percent was trailed by North Dakota at 2.9 percent and South Dakota and Utah at 3.4 percent, according to U.S. Labor Department figures.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â€” The adage goes that if opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. One rural Nebraska couple were forced to build 12 when they arrived at their newly purchased home to find all of the interior doors missing.
The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled in favor of the couple Friday, agreeing that the man who sold them the building should have disclosed that he planned to take the building's doors with him.
The high court's decision upheld a Custer County District Court ruling last year that found Andrew Solomon was wrong to take the building's 12 interior doors.
DENVER (AP) â€” States are free to legalize marijuana, Colorado argued Friday in a filing to the U.S. Supreme Court in response to a lawsuit from neighboring states that have asked the nation's highest court to shut down Colorado's pot law.
The filing marks the first time Colorado has defended legal marijuana in writing. The federal government did not sue to block the state's 2012 vote to legalize pot for all adults over 21.
Elizabeth â€˜Lizâ€™ Ivory-Davis 71, of Ainsworth, lost her battle with cancer March 18, 2015, at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth, with her family at her side.
Liz was born on July 8, 1943, in Manhattan, N.Y., to Patrick J. Davis and Helen (Gaynor) Ivory.
She married Ross Charles Cowles in 1965 and from this union had one daughter, Suzette (Cowles) Utter.
In October of 1981 she remarried Jay Davis of Sturgis, S.D., and was married to him until his death in 1998.
Brenda Joyce Brychta, age 73, passed away Wednesday, March 18, at home in Denison, Texas.
She was born Dec. 18, 1941, in Lexington, to Verle and Naomi Francis. Brenda attended elementary school in Broken Bow and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960.
Brenda worked in Lincoln at an insurance company, after graduating, where she met Judy Brychta. The two new friends decided to move to Denver, Colo., where Judy introduced Brenda to her brother, David.
Verla Ruth Shafer, age 78, of Broken Bow died Friday, March 20, 2015, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 4, 2015, at 11:00 A.M. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mary Jane Gockley officiating.Â
Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery.Â
A register book may be signed at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow. Â
Memorials are suggested to the Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center.
William Everett Zoerb, Jr. of Callaway, Nebraska, departed this earth March 17, 2015, at the Callaway Good Life Center, at the age of 91 years & 6 months.
Bill was born September 19, 1923, to William and Mabel (Morris) Zoerb at Callaway. He grew up on a farm north of Callaway and graduated from Callaway High School in 1942.Â At the time he was going to be drafted into the service a horse fell with him and broke his leg which took months to recuperate.
Joan M. Downey, age 75, died Saturday, March 14, 2015, at her home in Dale Valley near Merna.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 21, 2015, at St. Anselmâ€™s Catholic Church in Anselmo, with Father Jim Hunt officiating. A wake service was Friday, March 20 in St. Anselmâ€™s Catholic Church. Burial was in the St. Andrewâ€™s (Dale Valley) Catholic Cemetery near Merna.Â
Memorials are suggested to St. Anselmâ€™s Catholic Church or St. Andrewâ€™s Catholic Cemetery.Â
Vera Leona Potratz was born June 14, 1924, to Arthur F. and Celia S (Burgett) Potratz in Bassett. The family lived in the Bassett area. The family lived in several locations during Veraâ€™s elementary school period. They moved to southeast Missouri in 1936, but only lived there for a short time.
Vera attended high school at Rock County High, participating in the American Legion Drum and Bugle Corp, Band, Glee Club.
Vera loved to dance and it was at a dance that she met Frank Jilg in 1940.
Vera graduated from Rock County High School in 1942, during WWII.