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December 4th

Vivian M. Ditch, 82

December 4, 2014

Vivian M. Ditch, age 82, of North Platte, passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, at Centennial Park. She was born Oct. 2, 1932, in Milford, to George and Ruby (Swisher) Porter. She grew up in Arnold.

She married Thomas Robinson July 3, 1949, and to this union two daughters were born, Nancy and Judy.

She then married Ivan Ditch Jan. 16, 1957, and to this union two sons were born, Ira and Sean.

December 2nd

Groups: Lack of coverage a factor in bankruptcies

December 2, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A lack of health insurance is driving many of Nebraska's personal bankruptcies and shifting more costs onto hospitals and businesses, advocates who want Nebraska to expand Medicaid told lawmakers Tuesday.

Supporters are once again preparing to introduce a Medicaid expansion bill that would extend coverage to an estimated 54,000 Nebraska residents whose incomes are too high to qualify for Medicaid but too low to receive subsidies available under the federal health care law.

December 1st

Pelini firing puts parody Twitter account in limbo

December 1, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The firing of Nebraska coach Bo Pelini has created an uncertain future for @FauxPelini.

Asked whether the popular parody Twitter account would live on, the man behind it tweeted to The Associated Press on Monday that "the short/honest answer right now is 'not sure.'"

@FauxPelini has amassed 161,000 followers since being created in December 2010. The account spoofs and exaggerates the real Pelini's no-nonsense personality and is famous for its profile picture of a sweater-wearing Pelini holding a cat.

Nebraska officials look to expand broadband

December 1, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state officials have released a plan that aims to have faster Internet service available to more households by 2020.

The goals in the "Broadband in Nebraska" report include having broadband service of at least 25 megabytes per second available to 90 percent of homes, and having 90 percent of Nebraska households subscribe to broadband service.

Rural areas are more expensive for carriers because the service has to cover greater distances and even then reaches relatively few paying customers.

UPDATE on the firing of Bo Pelini - WHO NEXT?

December 1, 2014

Who's next? Possible candidates for Nebraska job

When trying to figure out which direction a school might take with its next head coach, often it helps to assess the athletic director for tendencies.

At Nebraska, that won't work. Athletic director Shawn Eichorst has only been at Nebraska for two years after a stint as AD at Miami, where his biggest job was helping the school navigate an NCAA investigation.

Pelini fired after 7 seasons with Cornhuskers

December 1, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The number of wins and losses didn't get Bo Pelini fired. It was the way some of those losses happened.

Pelini was dismissed as Nebraska's coach Sunday after a seven-year stint marked by an inability to restore the football team to national prominence and too many embarrassing defeats.

TV special will highlight Nebraska's landscape

December 1, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraskans will have another chance to see the variety in their state's landscape from above.

NET Television is planning to rebroadcast an hourlong special that features aerial footage shot from a helicopter.

The "Nebraska Land & Sky" special will air Wednesday night at 8 p.m. and repeat at midnight.

NET executive producer Joe Turco says the show offers viewers an amazing view of Nebraska, including rugged landscapes in the Panhandle, vast prairie and cropland and cities.

The footage was shot by a British aerial videography company called Skyworks.

Pro Football Weekend Recap

December 1, 2014

Pro Football Weekend Recap

Thursday Night Football 11/20/14

Oakland (1-10) 24 vs
Kansas City (7-4) 20

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.

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