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November 26th

Possible Missing Person

November 26, 2014

The Custer County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in locating Custer County resident Mark Joseph Lenstrom. Mark was last heard from around the beginning of November 2014, and was last seen in Comstock, NE, driving a 1977 Silver Ford Granada license plate number 4A3877. If you have had contact with Mark Lenstrom in the last three weeks please call the Custer County Sheriff's Office at 308-872-6418.

Missing Person Information Sought

November 26, 2014

Custer County Sheriff's Deputy Gibbons has taken a report from Mark Lenstrom’s brother stating that he has not been seen for a while. We have very limited information. If anyone has information about his whereabouts, please contact the Custer County Sheriff's Office at 308-872-6418.

November 24th

D2 Championship Football: Exeter-Milligan 40, Anselmo-Merna 26

November 24, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. Kyle Jensen ran for 187 yards and scored three touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter as top-ranked Exeter-Milligan came from behind and pulled away for a 40-26 victory over No. 4 Anselmo-Merna in the Class D2 title game Monday.

"The game was a lot closer than the score indicates," said Custer County Chief Sports Editor Tim Conover. "A-M was only trailing 22-18 with 6 and a half minutes left in the game."

The Timberwolves (13-0) are state champions a second straight year. They won Class D1 in 2013.

Cattle quarantined on two Wheeler County farms

November 24, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — 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.

Arrest made in Kearney shooting, suspect found in Broken Bow

November 24, 2014

25-year-old man arrested in Kearney shooting

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — 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.

GAME UPDATE - Final Score Exeter-Milligan 40 & Anselmo Merna 26

November 24, 2014

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.

Hagel resigning as Defense secretary

November 24, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.

November 23rd

Nebraska patrol enforcement set for Thanksgiving

November 23, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — 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.

'Shared parenting' bills to come up in session

November 23, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — 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.

Pheasants being released in 9 Nebraska areas

November 23, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — 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.

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