October 30th, 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 Dâ€™Agosto (Patrick) and Mandi Turner (Steve); grandchildren, Amber and Anna Turner, Vincent and Mia Dâ€™Agosto.
Services were Oct. 24, at Lutheran Church of the Master, 2617 S. 114 St., Omaha.
Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park.
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.
Nedra L. Wilcox was born Nov. 11, 1939 and passed away Oct. 14, 2014.
She was preceded in death by daughter, Callie Anne; parents, Ray and Dorothy Brown.
She is survived by husband, Don; daughter, Amy and family; step-children, Greg, Doug, Victoria, Chris and families; sister, Sabra Hughes and family; brother, Doran Brown and family; sister at heart, Patricia Edwards; her special furry family, Sophia, Miss Bear, and Annie.
A memorial service was at St. Paul United Methodist Church Oct. 18, 2014.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to cause or charity of your choice.
Zellamarie (Jo) Stych, age 90, of Broken Bow died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at the Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow.
Memorial funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m. in Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Broken Bow with Minister Kathy Salts officiating. Inurnment will be in the Ansley Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Community Connection in Broken Bow.
Zellamarie Stych was born Feb. 14, 1924, in Ansley, to Vern and Louise (Kaelin) Hayes. She graduated from Ansley High School.
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 ranking, previous week's result and this week's opponent (NR-not ranked). The rankings are based on a formula that includes ratings from the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star plus experts for each class.
Nebraska's De'Mornay Pierson-El quickly established his reputation as one of the nation's top punt returners.
This freshman can do more than special teams.
Knowing that Pierson-El has returned two punts for touchdowns, Northwestern mostly kicked away from him Saturday. That didn't stop him from hurting the Wildcats in other ways in the Cornhuskers' 38-17 road victory.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) â€” Justin Jackson got off to a fast start, and Northwestern looked ready to avenge its heartbreaking loss to Nebraska from a year ago.
Then Ameer Abdullah got going in the second half, and the Wildcats fell apart.
Northwestern managed just 28 yards in the final two quarters and Abdullah had three of his four 1-yard touchdown runs in the second half, helping the 19th-ranked Cornhuskers roll to a 38-17 victory on Saturday night.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Nebraska officials have launched a pilot program to keep more neglected children with their families, as long as steps can be taken to keep them safe.
The program gives parents a chance to avoid law enforcement and the courts if they are deemed a low risk to hurt their children.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) â€” The last time Nebraska played at Northwestern two years ago, so many Cornhuskers fans packed the stadium that the home team had to go to a silent count on offense.
Coach Bo Pelini wouldn't be shocked if a similar scenario unfolds again.
No. 19 Nebraska visits Northwestern in a game that matches two teams that played absolute thrillers the previous three years. They also are trying to keep pace in the Big Ten West race, and Pelini wouldn't be surprised if the Cornhuskers got another assist from their fans.
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) â€” Authorities are hunting for two men who robbed the Eaton Federal Credit Union in Kearney.
Police say the robbery occurred around 9:20 a.m. Friday at the Kearney Eaton Employees Federal Credit Union office on East Highway 30. One of the men was armed with a handgun, but no shots were fired and no injuries were reported.
Additional Information: Police say the men got away on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.
There are two suspects, both are black males, short hair and thin build.