September 18th, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) â€” A major Nebraska health insurer has been unable to come to terms with one of the state's biggest medical networks, so thousands of people are either facing significantly higher costs or changing doctors.
No talks have been held since the contract between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and Catholic Health Initiatives expired Sept. 1. So the facilities and doctors affiliated with Catholic Health Initiatives are no longer part of the Blue Cross network.
A look at last 5 games between Miami and Nebraska
Miami and Nebraska have played 10 times in football, with each team winning five games. The last five meetings have been in bowl games, and four decided national championships. Here's what happened:
Miami (2-1) at No. 24 Nebraska (3-0), 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Line: Nebraska by 7 Â˝.
Series Record: Tied 5-5.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Miami believes it's a better team than the one that lost at Louisville in its opener. There's no better way to find out than playing on the road in front of 90,000 fans, many of whom remember the days when the Hurricanes beat their Cornhuskers regularly in bowl games. Nebraska's best test came from FCS McNeese State, and it barely escaped. The Huskers could use a solid win over a quality opponent before Big Ten play begins.
Julie Ann Smith, age 53, of Broken Bow, passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.
She was preceded in death by her step-father, Gary Bubak.
She is survived by her daughter, Annie (Jeremy) Newman; granddaughter, Abigail Newman; mother, Margaret Bubak; father, Kenny (Judy) Maughan; brothers, Curtis Maughan, Teddy Bubak, and Travis Bubak; sister, Kimberly Clark; step-brothers, Rick Bubak and Mike Bubak.
Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com.
Margaret L. Sells, 93, former resident, passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at her home in Carlsbad, N.M.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home Chapel, Carlsbad, N.M. 88220 with the Rev. David W. Rogers officiating.
Interment will follow in Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad, N.M.
Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Margaret L. Sells was born July 8, 1921, in Mason City, to Clarence Cecil and Lura Gertrude (Rumery) Ryman. She married Woodrow â€śWoodyâ€ť H. Sells Dec. 16, 1941, in Merna. They were married 70 years.
Marvin Grant Reckling, 88, was born in Comstock, Aug. 16, 1925, the oldest child of William Frederick and Ella Gladys (nee Carnine) Reckling.
He was active in sports in the Comstock High School Class of 1944. Ida Darlene Hohman became his bride Feb. 16, 1947, in Broken Bow. They had been married 37 years when she died in a plane crash May 27, 1984.
Alma Cherry was born April 28, 1925, to Tom Cherry and Cora Rominger-Cherry in Sartoria.
Alma started her spiritual journey Sept. 10, 2014, in Broken Bow.
Merle Cherry, 100, of Litchfield died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at her home near Litchfield.
Services were Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at the Litchfield Christian Church in Litchfield. The Rev. Ken Woolery and Greg Swinney officiated. Burial was in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery south of Litchfield.
Memorials are suggested to the Litchfield Christian Church Messenger weekly newsletter.
Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna was in charge of arrangements.
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) â€” Several Nebraska U.S. Senate hopefuls took shots at Republican frontrunner Ben Sasse during a final pre-election debate that focused heavily on guns, immigration and free trade.
The debate in North Platte highlighted sharp differences between Sasse and Democratic nominee Dave Domina, while allowing the two independent candidates equal time to make their cases.
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. Class A: Dale Miller, Grand Island Independent. Class B: Jeff Fielder, Scottsbluff Star-Herald. Class C1: Tom Behmer, Norfolk Daily News. Class C2: Brent Wasinius, Fremont Tribune. Class D1: Andrew Bottrell, North Platte Telegraph.