July 1st, 2015
Merritt Sherman Winchester Jr. age 76, of Broken Bow, died Saturday June 20, 2015, at the Jennie Melham Hospital in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were June 24, 2015, at the E-Free Church in Broken Bow with Pastor Brian Klein officiating.Â Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the family to be decided on at a later date.
Merritt was born Oct. 21, 1938, to Merritt and Dorothy (Florea) Winchester Sr. in Merna. He grew up in Custer Center where he attended rural country school. He then attended Broken Bow High School where he graduated class of 1956.
Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix breaks down where big name NBA free agents like LaMarcus Aldridge, Paul Millsap, Greg Monroe, Danny Green, Tyson Chandler and Rajon Rondo might end up.
Today is the final day to register for most sports in the 2015 State Games of America, which takes place July 28 - August 2 in Lincoln, Omaha and surrounding communities.
Register by midnight tonight, July 1, at SGA2015.com. All participants receive a shirt and pass to Opening Ceremonies, Athlete Villages, Closing Ceremony and the opportunity to meet and compete against athletes from 47 different states.
Pictures from our unclaimed photographs basket. If you know who these belong to, call them to see if they would like to stop in our office to get them.
The top left picture has the name Myers written on it. The bottom left has Matt 4 1/2 1996 written on it. There is also a sticky note attached that has the name Mary Thomas.
If you have a picture that you have dropped off and never picked up, stop by the office to look through our unclaimed basket.
We are open Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM
Protect yourself from WNV and tick-related diseases.
Lincoln â€“ West Nile virus is synonymous with summer in Nebraska. A mosquito pool in Webster county is the first one to test positive for the virus this season.
â€śWe spend more time outdoors over the Fourth of July and throughout the summer which increases our chances of mosquito and other bug bites,â€ť said Dr. Tom Safranek, State Epidemiologist for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. â€śRemember to take simple steps like using bug spray to help protect you and your family.â€ť
Other preventive tips:
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson joined with Attorneys General from twelve other states in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) over the EPAâ€™s new rule defining â€śWaters of the United Statesâ€ť under the Clean Water Act. The case was filed in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Gov. Pete Ricketts and his father contributed most of the $244,000 collected by to the Nebraskans for the Death Penalty campaign in its first reporting period, according to expense reports released Friday.
Ricketts and his father, TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, each contributed $100,000 to the ballot drive that seeks to put the death penalty question on the 2016 ballot. The group released its financial information ahead of a Tuesday filing deadline with the state.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” The general election is nearly a year and a half away, but some candidates for Nebraska Legislature are already jumping into the 2016 race to replace senators who are slated to leave office.
The Nebraska Secretary of State's office is receiving "a handful of calls a week" from potential candidates asking about filing requirements, deadlines and fees, said spokeswoman Laura Strimple.
Monday night is the Ladies Steak Fry.
The A-M Foundation Banquet is Friday at the One Box Convention Center in Broken Bow.
Saturday, July 4th there will be a Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Callaway Ball Field.
Halsey, NE â€“Â The Gaston Bridge on the Bessey Ranger District will be receiving necessary repairs starting June 30 and concluding on July 3. The bridge is located approximately 2 miles east of Thedford, NE on Gaston Road #259, where it crosses the Middle Loop River. The Gaston Road is the west entrance to the ranger district.