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January 2nd, 2015

Pesticide trainings scheduled for Custer County

January 2, 2015

Private pesticide trainings have been scheduled for farmers and ranchers who need to renew their certified private pesticide applicator’s license or anyone who wants to become certified.

The dates, locations, and times are as follows for 2015:
January 22 at the Community Building in Sargent (1 p.m.),
January 26 at the Community Building in Ansley (7 p.m.),
February 3 at the Senior Center in Callaway (1 p.m.),
February 10 at the 4-H Building in Broken Bow (1 p.m.).

Meet the superintendent candidates for Broken Bow Public Schools

January 2, 2015

The Broken Bow PTA (Parent Teachers Association) is hosting a 'Meet & Greet' for the superintendent candidates for Broken Bow Public Schools in Broken Bow High Schools Media Center.

The Meet & Greets are scheduled from 5- 5:30 p.m. as follows:
Monday, January 5 - Dr. John Weidner, Sr.
Tuesday, January 6 - Mr. Thomas Bailey
Wednesday, January 7 - Dr. Den Schroeder

Riley starts Huskers job without Abdullah, Gregory

January 2, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Bo Pelini era at Nebraska ended the way it started, with every one of his seven years pretty much the same.

The Cornhuskers fell flat in their biggest games again this season and finished 9-4 with a Holiday Bowl loss to Southern California.

Pelini won nine or 10 games every year but always lost at least four. That, along with his volatile personality and inability to get the best out of his teams in the most important games, led athletic director Shawn Eichorst to fire him Nov. 30 and hire Mike Riley away from Oregon State four days later.

December 30th, 2014

Ray Lambert, 71

December 30, 2014

Ray Lambert of Wickenburg, Ariz., passed away Dec. 15, 2014, at the Effus Ranch near Wickenburg.

Ray was born Aug. 13, 1943, in Smith Center, Kan., and lived in the area until his parents moved to Broken Bow, Neb., and then to the Steve Cooksley Ranch near Anselmo, Neb.

Ray grew up working with ranch and draft horses and developed a love for the freedom of the ranching way of life.

Virginia Lee Bedner, 78

December 30, 2014

Virginia Lee (Kelly) Bedner, 78, of Grand Island, died, surrounded by her
family, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at Saint Mary’s Cathedral. Fr. Jose Chavez will officiate. Burial will follow at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

The Catholic daughter’s rosary will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday at All Faiths
Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 1 - 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, with a Rosary at 3 p.m. at All Faiths Funeral Home.

Jason Thomas Bates, 35

December 30, 2014

Jason Thomas Bates of Alabama, born Aug. 31, 1979, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at the age of 35.

He loved the time he got to spend with family. Growing up he enjoyed playing with his siblings and cousin Kristy. As a father, he looked forward to family night every week. He loved teaching his boys how to fix cars and build things, especially with wood, and to show them that if they set their minds to it there was nothing they couldn’t do. He always said that in his perfect world he and his boys would play video games all day.

Crystal Lynn Donnelson, 30

December 30, 2014

Crystal was born July 1, 1984, to Tammy and Rickey McAlevy in Broken Bow. She lived in Mitchell, with her family. She took her last breath Dec. 21, 2014, while having a long awaited Christmas gathering with her family in Merna. The last day of her life was filled with excitement and fun.

Donald Bradford Gouldie, 84

December 30, 2014

Donald Bradford Gouldie was born Dec. 8, 1930, at Stamford. His mother was Sylvia Ellen (Goosic) Gouldie and his father, Thomas John Gouldie. Don was an only child. His mother remarked that when he was born, she knew she would never do better so he remained an only child.

Don attended Stamford elementary through the eighth grade and graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1948.

Don attended Hastings College then joined the U.S. Navy in 1950 and served aboard the USS Montrose from May 1950 to April of 1954. He was honorably discharged in October 1954.

Marjorie J. Witthuhn, 80

December 30, 2014

Marjorie J. Witthuhn, 80, of Callaway, Nebraska, passed away Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. 

Marjorie was born Feb. 17, 1934, in Minden, to Clarence and Esther (Stadler) Rodine.

Marjorie lived all ofher life in Callaway. She attended StopTable district 93 rural grade school and attended Callaway High School. She graduated with the class of 1951. 

December 28th

Nebraska law enforcement cheers Colorado pot lawsuit

December 28, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Some western Nebraska law enforcement officials are cheering a new state lawsuit that seeks to thwart Colorado's legalization of marijuana, even as Colorado vows to fight it in court.

The petition filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma asks the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that Colorado's Amendment 64 — the legalization measure approved by voters in 2012 — violates the U.S. Constitution because it contradicts federal drug laws that declare marijuana illegal.

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