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Valley County BOS to Hold Hearing, Take Bids on County Farm Land


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Valley County Board of Supervisors have set a date for a hearing and to take bids on the county farm land behind the Mortenson Industrial Site. Here's Gabe Altieri.
LISTEN: Valley County BOS to Hold Hearing, Take Bids on County Farm Land

LVRPPD to Turn Power Off for Part of Ord on Thursday


ORD -- The Loup Valley's Rural Public Power District is shutting off power in part of Ord, on Thursday. Gabe Altieri explains where and for how long the work is being done.
LISTEN: LVRPPD to Turn Power Off for Part of Ord on Thursday

HIGHLIGHTS: Burwell at Palmer


PALMER -- Hear all the highlight as Burwell sweeps Palmer on Tuesday. J.J. brings the calls.
LISTEN: Burwell Boys 51 - Palmer Boys 29
LISTEN: Burwell Girls 64 - Palmer Girls 52

Huskers Put Up Clunker, Fall to Wolverines


ANN ARBOR, MI -- Nebraska shot just 31% (15-49) from the field in a, 58-44, loss at Michigan, on Tuesday. Terran Petteway and Shavon Shields were held to a combined 5-for-23 shooting..

A game after Petteway tallied a season-high 32 ponts, he managed just seven on an 1-for-11 night.

THe Huskers tallied just 18 points at the break. The 44 total is the lowest for the team this year. UNL is back in action on on Saturday at Minnesota.

Husker WBB Drops Four Spots in Coaches Poll


LINCOLN -- Nebraska women's basketball fell four spots to #19 in the latest USA Today/Coaches Poll. It's the lowest ranking for the team in the poll this season.

The Huskers fell to #20 on Monday in overtime. Its the team's fourth loss of the season and third in Big Ten play.

UNL is back in action on Thursday when it takes on Illinois. 

Valley County Officially Contracts Surveyor


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Valley County Board of Supervisors approved a contract for the new county survey. Gabe Altieri has the details.
LISTEN: Valley County Officially Contracts Surveyor

Huskers Offense Looks to Stay Hot at Wolverines


ANN ARBOR, MI -- Nebraska men's basketball tries to make it back-to-back impressive offensive performances when it visits Michigan, on Tuesday. 

The Huskers scored 79 points against Michigan State on Saturday on 49% shooting and hitting 27-of-39 shots at the foul line. UNL entered the game tallying just 58.2 points-per-game in it's previous six Big Ten games.

A win would be the third in a row for Nebraska and five of the last six. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 PM and can be seen on ESPN.

1/27 High School Sports Slate


BASKETBALL

FINALS

BOYS

Minden 41 - Broken Bow 36

Spalding Academy 59 - Boyd County 47

Anselm/Merna 54 - Ansley/Litchfield 36

Battle Creek 75 - Elgin Public/Pope John 32

Wood River 50 - Ord 46

Burwell 51 - Palmer 29

Heartland 71 - Nebraska Christian 29

Ravenna 54 - Elm Creek 42

Niobrara/Verdigre 61 - CWC 54

Minden 41 - Broken Bow 36

GIRLS

South Loup 50 - Anselmo/Merna 42

Sandhills/Thedford 64 - Hyannis 24

Brady 41 - Ansley/Litchfield 36

Ord 58 - Wood River 42

Centura 53 - St. Paul 32

Elgin Public/Pope John 48 - Battle Creek 40

Nebraska Christian 37 - Heartland 30

Ravenna 56 - Elm Creek 55

CWC 68 - Niobrara/Verdigre 21

Pleasanton 49 - Heartland/Lutheran 37

Boyd County 49 - Spalding Academy 38

Brady 41 - Ansley/Litchfield 36

Doniphan/Trumbull 46 - Arcadia/Loup City 42

Sandhills/Thedford 64 - Hyannis 24

High School Basketball Preview: Burwell at Palmer


PALMER -- Burwell visits Palmer tonight in boys and girls basketball tonight on KNLV. Gabe Altieri has a preview of the games.
LISTEN: High School Basketball Preview - Burwell at Palmer

Nebraska Surrenders Big Second Half, Falls in OT


IOWA CITY, IA -- The Big Ten's most efficient defense gave up 40 points in the second half en route to a, 78-72, overtime loss to Iowa, on Monday.

After holding the Hawkeyes to 21 points in the first half, the Huskers started to feel the pressure from a duo of guards. Ally Disteroft and Samantha Logic combined to drop 48 points on the night and bring Iowa back. Logic hit a jumper with 3:50 left in regulation that put her team up for the first time.

It looked like Nebraska might survive when Rachel Theriot hit a jumper with four second left for the 61-60 lead, but Whitney Jennings went 1-for-2 at the free-throw line to send the game to an extra period.

Iowa exploded for 17 points in OT to pick up the win. Emily Cady finished with 19 points and 15 rebounds, while Tear'a Laudermill (19) and Theriot (15) were also in double figures.

The loss snaps a five-game winning streak. Nebraska is off until Thrusday when it hosts Illinois. 

UNL-Extension to Hold Farm Succession Workshop


BROKEN BOW -- The Nebraska Extension in Custer County is holding a farm sucession series to help famers and ranchers with estate planning. Gabe Altieri details how to expect. 
LISTEN: UNL-Extension to Hold Farm Succession Workshop

Huskers Look to Continue Domination of Hawkeyes


IOWA CITY, IA -- #15 Nebraska women's basketball has won five straight games since starting Big Ten play 0-2.

And that's not the only streak on the line against #20 Iowa on Monday.

The Huskers are 8-0 all-time against the Hawkeyes. That includes a win in last season's Big Ten Championship game. All-in-all, UNL is responsible for 23.5% of Iowa's losses the last three years.

The game's an offense-against-defense matchup. Iowa tallies 78.1 points-per-game, while Nebraska holds opponent to 58.3 points-per-game, good for first in the Big Ten. 

Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 PM on the Big Ten Network. 

 

Nebraska WBB Moves up to 15 in AP Poll


LINCOLN -- Nebraska women's basketball used a 2-0 week to propel itself to #15 in the latest AP Poll. The Huskers have moved up one spot in each of the last two weeks.

UNL beat Purdue 69-59, on Monday, and Wisconsin 89-72, on Thursday. Big Red has won five straight after starting Big Ten play 0-2.

Nebraska is back in action on Monday against #20 Iowa. The team plays three times this week.

Home Schooled Students May Participate in Public Sports Soon


NEBRASKA -- If a bill passes in the Nebraska Unicameral, home schooled students could be  on public sports teams. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Home Schooled Students May Participate in Public Sports Soon

HIGHLIGHTS: Arcadia/Loup City at Ord


ORD -- Hear the highlights as Ord sweeps Arcadia/Loup City on Saturday. Gabe Altieri has the calls.
HIGHLIGHTS: Ord Girls 55 - Arcadia/Loup City Girls 30
HIGHLIGHTS: Ord Boys 50 - Arcadia/Loup City Boys 42

Huskers Hold On in Second Half, Beat Spartans


LINCOLN -- Nebraska men's basketball built a 14-point first-half lead and topped Michigan State, 79-77, on Saturday. Terran Petteway scored a season-high 32 points in the victory. The Huskers have won four of their last five games.

UNL's halftime advantage ballooned to 17 in the second half. That got trimmed down to four with 54 seconds left. Shavon Shields had his inbound stolen, but MSU didn't get a clean shot off in the final seconds.

Petteway finished the night 10-17 from the field. It's the tenth time this season he's tallied more than 20 points.

Attendees, coaches and players wore yellow "Avery Strong" shits during the game in support of Avery Harriman, the seven-year-old son of Nebraska Assistant Coach Chris Harriman. The younger Harriman has been battling leukemia. The event was to raise awareness for the National Marrow Donor Program.

1/24 High School Sports Slate


BASKETBALL

FINALS

BOYS

Valentine 80 - Broken Bow 61

Ord 50 - Arcadia/Loup City 42

Riverside 53 - Fullerton 43 (Goldenrod Conference Tournament Final)

Kenesaw 56 - Pleasanton 53

CWC 52 - Twin Loup 27

GIRLS

Valentine 47 - Broken Bow 39

Ord 55 - Arcadia/Loup City 30

CWC 67 - Twin Loup 31

Kenesaw 48 - Pleasanton 27

WRESTLING

LouPlatte Conference Tournament

Arcadia/Loup City
-WEIGHT (120): Quarterfinals - Wyatt Lane (Arcadia/Loup City) over Austen Spike (Doniphan/Trumbull) (Fall 5:34)
-WEIGHT (126): Quarterfinals - Jacob Gappa (Kearney Catholic) over Joe Hervert (Arcadia/Loup City) (Fall 4:52)
-WEIGHT (126): Cons. Round 1 - Joe Hervert (Arcadia/Loup City) over Hunter Smallcomb (Gibbon) (Fall 2:04)

-WEIGHT (132): Quarterfinals - Mckway Scott (Arcadia/Loup City) over Collin Lothrop (St. Paul) (Fall 2:36)
-WEIGHT (132): Semifinals - Zach McNally (Doniphan/Trumbull) over Mckway Scott (Arcadia/Loup City (Dec 4-0)
-WEIGHT (132): Cons. Semis - Gerardo Raymundo (Gibbon) over Mckway Scott (Arcadia/Loup City) (11-10)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Semis - Oscar Cuellar (Gibbon) over Brady Krzycki (Arcadia/Loup City) (Dec 10-5)
-WEIGHT (160): Quarterfinals - Thomas Spilinek (Arcadia/Loup City) over Christian Thompson (Wood River) (Fall 1:46)
-WEIGHT (160): Semifinals - David Gross (St. Paul) over Thomas Spilinek (Arcardia/Loup CIty (Dec 9-2)

-WEIGHT (170): Cons. Semis - Austin Skibinski (Arcadia/Loup City) over Willy Martinez (Gibbon) (Fall 3:54)
-WEIGHT (170): 3rd Place Match - Jesse Antle (Doniphan/Trumbull) over Austin Skibinski (Arcadia/Loup CIty) (Dec 1-0)
-WEIGHT (182): Quarterfinals - Jared Curlo (Arcadia/Loup City) over Derrick Vavra (Doniphan/Trumbull) (Fall 1:34)
-WEIGHT (182): Semifinals - Jared Curlo (Arcadia/Loup City) over Keaton Husak (Wood River) (Dec 8-5)
-WEIGHT (182): 1st Place Match - Coltin Brown (Gibbon) over Jared Curlo (Arcadia/Loup City) (Fall 4:27)
-WEIGHT (195): Semifinals - Matt Jameson (St. Paul) over Clay Bauer (Arcadia/Loup City) (Fall 4:27)

-WEIGHT (220): Zach Hulinksk (Arcadia/Loup City) over Collin Smyth (Gibbon) (Fall 0:00)
-WEIGHT (285): 1st Place Match - Ozzy Rodriguez (Gibbon) over Lane Hruby (Arcadia/Loup City) (Fall 3:21)


Ord
-WEIGHT (113): Quarterfinals - Wyatt Allan (Wood River) over Jackson Ulrich (Ord) (Fall 5:04)
-WEIGHT (113): 3rd Place Match - Lane Brown (Gibbon) over Jackson Ulrich (Ord) (Dec 10-3)
-WEIGHT (120): Paiton Lech (Ord) over Jake Keating (Kearney Catholic) (Dec 5-1)
-WEIGHT (120): 1st Place Match - Vinny Pearson (Gibbon) over Paiton Lech (Ord) (Dec 12-9)
-WEIGHT (126): 1st Place Match - Dillon Paczosa (St. Paul) over Clinton O'Neel (Ord) (Dec 8-3)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Semis - Lance Luehm (Ord) over Chet Quist (Doniphan/Trumbull) (Fall 4:02)
-WEIGHT (138): 3rd Place Match - Oscar Cuerllar (Gibbon) over Lance Luehm (Ord) (Dec 8-4)
-WEIGHT (145): Quarterfinals - Kaden Dawe (Ord) over Ryan Jurgenson (St. Paul) (Fall 1:35)
-WEIGHT (145): Semifinals - Joseph Feldner (Kearney Catholic) over Kaden Dawe (Ord) (TF 18-1 5:42)
-WEIGHT (145): 3rd Place Match - Jacob Tracy (Gibbon) over Kaden Dawe (Ord) (Dec 7-2)
-WEIGHT (152): Quarterfinals - Gavin Trompke (Ord) over Cristian Tamayo (Gibbon) (Fall 5:19)
-WEIGHT (152): Semifinals - Matt Rojas (Wood River) over Gavin Trompke (Ord) (Fall 5:23)
-WEIGHT (160): Cons. Semis - Brennen Lech (Ord over Christian Thompson (Wood River) (Fall 2:02)
-WEIGHT (182): Quarterfinals - Keaton Husak (Wood River) over Tanner Knight (Ord) (Dec 9-4)
-WEIGHT (182): Cons. Round 1 - Tanner Knight (Ord) over Derrick Vavra (Doniphan/Trumbull) (Fall 2:40)


Ravenna
-WEIGHT (120): Champ. Round 1 - Vinny Pearson (Gibbon) over Tanner Douglas (Ravenna) (Fall 4:23)
-WEIGHT (120):  Cons. Round 2 - Jack Keating (Kearney Catholic) over Tanner Douglas (Ravenna) (Fall 2:32)
-WEIGHT (145): Quarterfinals - Jacob Tracy (Gibbon) over Greg Keezer (Ravenna) (TF 18-3 5:30)
-WEIGHT (152): 1st Place Match - Matt Rojas (Wood River) over Sam Folkers (Ravenna (Dec 8-4)


St. Paul
-WEIGHT (106): Semifnals - Tyler Cunningham (St. Paul) over Chase Smith (Gibbon) (MD 14-3)
-WEIGHT (106): 1st Place Match - Eric Pacheco (Kearney Catholic) over Tyler Cunningham (St. Paul (MD 10-1)
-WEIGHT (113): Quarterfinals - Nolan Berrry (Adams Central) over Payton Mamot (St. Paul) (Fall 1:28)
-WEIGHT (113): Cons. Semis - Lane Brown (Gibbon) over Payton Mamot (St. Paul) (Fall 2:32)
-WEIGHT (120): Quarterfinals - Jarred Hulinsky (St. Paul) over Jorge Rodriquez (Wood River) (Fall 4:58)
-WEIGHT (120): Semifinals - Vinney Pearson (Gibbon) over Jarred Hulinksy (St. Paul) (Fall 2:29)
-WEIGHT (120): Cons. Semis - Jack Keating (Kearney Catholic) over Jarred Hulinsky (St. Paul (Dec 6-0)
-WEIGHT (126): Quarterfinals - Dillon Paczosa (St. Paul) over Hunter Smallcomb (Gibbon) (Fall 1:13)
-WEIGHT (126): Semifinals - Dillon Paczosa (St. Paul) over Jacob Gappa (Kearney Catholic) (Fall 2:35)
-WEIGHT (126): 1st Place Match - Dillon Paczosa (St. Paul) over Clinton O'Neel (Ord) (Dec 8-3)
-WEIGHT (132): Quarterfinals - Mckway Scott (Arcadia/Loup City) over Collin Lothrop (St. Paul) (Fall 2:36)
-WEIGHT (132): Cons. Round 1 - Caleb Ackles (Adams Central) over Collin Lothrop (St. Paul) (Dec 8-2)
-WEIGHT (138): Quarterfinals - Ty Connely (Kearney Catholic) over Cole Fousek (St. Paul) (Fall 1:38)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Round 1 - Chet Quist (Doniphan/Trumbull) over Cole Fousek (St. Paul) (Fall 2:15)
-WEIGHT (145): Quarterfinals - Kaden Dawe (Ord) over Ryan Jurgenson (St. Paul) (Fall 1:35)
-WEIGHT (145): Cons. Semis - Jacob Tracy (GIbbon) over Ryan Jurgenson (St. Paul) (Fall 1:25)
-WEIGHT (152): Quarterfinals - Matt Rojas (Wood River) over Caden Lothrop (St. Paul) (Fall 1:25
-WEIGHT (152): Cons. Round 1 - Cristian Tamayo (Gibbon) over Caden Lothrop (St. Paul)
-WEIGHT (160): Quarterfinals - David Gross (St. Paul) over Ben Palmer (Kearney Catholic) (Fall 2:48)
-WEIGHT (160): Semifinals - David Gross (St. Paul) over Thomas Spilinek (Arcadia/Loup City) (Dec 9-2)
-WEIGHT (160): 1st Place Match - David Gross (St. Paul) over Tyler Zeigler (Adams Central) (Fall 5:43)
-WEIGHT (182): Cons. Semis - Keaton Husak (Wood River) over Hunter Kocian (St. Paul) (Dec 5-3)
-WEIGHT (195): Quarterfinals - Matt Jameson (St. Paul) over Ismael Perez (Gibbon) (Fall 2:54)
-WEIGHT (195): Semifinals - Matt Jameson (St. Paul) over Clay Bauer (Arcadia/Loup City) (Fall 4:27)
-WEIGHT (195): 1st Place Match - Kalen Garrett (Doniphan/Trumbull) over Matt Jameson (St. Paul) (Dec 10-4)

Mullen Invite

Anselmo/Merna
-WEIGHT (160): 3rd Place Match - Darren Leibhart (Mullen) over Mitchell Burnett (Anselmo/Merna) (MD 14-3)

Sandhills/Thedford
-WEIGHT (152): Quarterfinals - Joao Barboza (Mullen) over Laurenz Boehmer (Sandhills/Thedford) (Fall 1:15)
-WEIGHT (170): 1st Place Match - Gideon Monette (Mullen) over Cole Hewett (Sandhills/Thedford) (Fall 3:48)
-WEIGHT (182): Cons. Semis - Boyd Sawyer (Sandhills/Thedford) over Ethan Pohlmeier (Mullen) (Fall 4:25)


Neligh/Oakdale Invite

Central Valley
-WEIGHT (106): Cons. Round 3 - Joshua Ibach (Central Valley) over Corbin Schollmeyer (Creighton (Fall 1:49)
-WEIGHT (126): 1st Place Match - Trey Nekoliczak (Central Valley) over Zachary Hazen (Creighton) (Fall 5:32)
-WEIGHT (132): Champ. Round 1 - Clay Stepp (Central Valley) over Tegan Mclean (Creighton) (Fall 4:44)
-WEIGHT (132): Cons. Semis - Kurt Wortman (Creighton) over Clay Stepp (Central Valley) (Fall 1:56)
-WEIGHT (132): 5th Place Match - Clay Stepp (Central Valley) over Tegan Mclean (Creighton) (MD 12-0)
-WEIGHT (152): Quarterfinals - Riley Dugan (Central Valley) over Damon Risch (Scribner/Snyder) (Fall 3:16)
-WEIGHT (220): Champ. Round 1 - Michael Schmacher (Central Valley) over Jesse Schlecht (Scribner/Snyder) (Fall 3:30)


Elgin Public/Pope John
-WEIGHT (106): Champ. Round 1 - Logan Henn (Elgin Public/Pope John) over Corbin Schollmeyer (Creighton) (Fall 1:20)
-WEIGHT (152): Cons. Semis - Andrew Fangman (Elgin Public/Pope John) over Alex Zimmerer (Creighton) (Fall 0:18)


Fullerton
-WEIGHT (106): Cons. Round 2 - Corbin Schollmeyer (Creigton) over Brady Haughton (Fullerton) (Dec 10-8)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Round 2 - Colten Adams (Creighton) over Hunter Glup (Fullerton) (TF 16-0 3:29)
-WEIGHT (145): Cons. Round 2 - Brady Wortman (Creighton) over Hunter Friend (Fullerton) (Fall 3:58)
-WEIGHT (152): Cons. Round 2 - Trevor Collins  (Fullerton) over Damon Risch (Scribner/Snyder) (Dec 6-4)
-WEIGHT (152): Cons. Round 3 - Alec Zimmerer (Creighton) over Trevor Collins (Fullerton) (Fall 1:35)
-WEIGHT (160): Quarterfinals - Will Meyer (Fullerton) over Connor Baldwin (Creighton) (Dec 10-3)
-WEIGHT (160): 3rd Place Match - Will Meyer (Fullerton) over Connor Baldwin (Creighton) (Fall 1:56)
-WEIGHT (170): Semifinals - Garrett Sonderup (Fullerton) over Ean Stacken (Creighton) (TF 19-3 5:57)
-WEIGHT (220): Cons. Round 2 - Tyler Prososki (Fullerton) over Jesse Schlecht (Scribner/Snyder) (Fall 4:02)


Nebraska Christian
-WEIGHT (120): Semifinals - Garrett Zimmerer (Creighton) over Juan Lasso (Nebraska Christian) (Fall 1:58)
-WEIGHT (138): Semifinals - Jaydon Elge (Nebraska Christian) over Greg Peterson (Scribner/Snyder) (Fall 1:07)
-WEIGHT (170): Champ. Round 1 - Andrew Feely (Nebraska Christian) over Taylan Reiser (St. Mary's) (Dec 15-11)

Riverside
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Round 2 - Jared Atkeson (St. Mary's) over Ryan Smith (Riverside) (Fall 4:04)
-WEIGHT (170): Cons. Round 2 - Taylan Reiser (St. Mary's) over Michael Smith (Riverside) (Fall 0:22)

 

Nebraska MBB Looks to Make it 4 of 5 Against MSU


LINCOLN -- Nebraska men's basketball started Big Ten play 0-2, but things have changed since then.

A win on Saturday and the Huskers would win their fourth game in five tries and defense may be the reason why. In its three conference games, UNL has not let a team surpass 49 points. 

Tip-off in Lincoln is scheduled for 3:00 PM on ESPN. This is the Nebraska's only Saturday game in confence play.

Ricketts to Make Ag Trade Easier for Nebraska


BROKEN BOW -- Governor Ricketts is starting his term by touring Nebraska. Gabe Altieri was at the stop in Broken Bow where part of Ricketts' message was about the future.
LISTEN: Ricketts to Make Ag Trade Easier for Nebraska

High School Basketball Preview: Arcadia/Loup City at Ord


ORD -- Arcadia/Loup City heads to Ord in high school basketball tonight and we have both games on KNLV. Gabe Altieri previews the games.
LISTEN: High School Basketball Preview - Arcadia/Loup City at Ord

1/23 High School Sports Slate



BASKETBALL

BOYS

Ewing vs. Elgin Public/Pope John

North Central vs. Anselmo/Merna

Finals

BOYS

Boone Central/Newman Grove 51 - Ord 45

Gothenburg 52 - Broken Bow 21

Ravenna 54 - Arcadia/Loup City

Mullen 63 - Twin Loup 32

Elm Creek 69 - Pleasanton 59

St. Mary's 76 - Sandhills/Thedford 68

GIRLS

Boone Central/Newman Grove 60 - Ord 59 (OT)

Broken Bow 65 - Gothenburg 38

Ravenna 42 - Arcadia/Loup CIty 29

Elgin Public/Pope John 42 - Ewing 27

Mulen 59 - Twin Loup 37

North Central 42 - Anselmo/Merna 21

Elm Creek 46 - Pleasanton 37

St. Mary's 55 - Sandhills/Thedford 42

WRESTLING

Invites with Area Teams Participating

Madison Invite

Boone Central/Newman Grove
-WEIGHT (120): Champ. Round 1 - Nolan Wondercheck (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Alex Ausdemore (Wisner/Pilger) (Fall 0:14)
-WEIGHT (120): Semifinals - Brady Oliver (Pender) over Nolan Wondercheck (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Dec 8-3)
-WEIGHT (160): Cons. Round 2 0-Levi Kruger (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Keighton Moore (Friend) (Fall 3:47)
-WEIGHT (160): Cons. Round 3 - Cooper VonSeggern (Wisner/Pilger) over Levi Kruger (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 2:39)

-WEIGHT (170): Champ. Round 1 - Jesse Osantowski (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Cobe Porter (Wisner/Pilger) (Fall 1:51)
-WEIGHT (170): Quarterfinals - Patrick Dempsey (Friend) over Jesse Osantowski (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 0:32)
-WEIGHt (220): Cons. Semis - Jacob Krings (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Miguel Paredes (Pender) (Fall 1:58)
-WEIGHT (220): 3rd Place Match - Jacob Krings (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Simon Sandberg (Friend (For.)
-WEIGHT (285): Quarterfinals - Issac Sullivan (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Albert Jespersen (Friend) (Fall 2:49)
-WEIGHT (285): 3rd Place Match - Isaac Sullivan (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Albert Jespersen (Friend) (Fall 1:32)


Gothenburg Invite

Broken Bow
-Broken Bow 66.00 - Ainsworth 18.00
-Broken Bow 60.00 - Gothenburg 23.00

-Broken Bow 65.00 - High Plains Community 16.00
-Broken Bow 45.00 - North Platte St. Patrick's 30.00
-Sargent/Burwell/Loup County 45.00 - Broken Bow 30.00

Sargent/Burwell/Loup County
-Sargent/Burwell/Loup County 45.00 - Broken Bow 30.00
-Sargent/Burwell/Loup County 51.00 - Gothenburg 27.00

South Loup Invite

Anselmo/Merna
-WEIGHT (138): 3rd Place Match - Chandler Donscheski (Palmer) over Seth Spanel (Anselmo/Merna) (SV-1 5-3)

Ansley/Litchfield
-WEIGHT (106): Cons. Semis - Terry Stephens (Pleasanton) over Ronnie Bay (Ansley/Litchfield) (Fall 4:21)
-WEIGHT (138): Semifinals - Bo Slingsby (Ansley/Litchfield) over Chandler Donscheski (Palmer (Fall 5:08)
-WEIGHT (145): Semifinals - Colton Lammers (Pleasanton) over James Mills (Ansley/Litchfield) (Fall 3:51)
-WEIGHT (145): 3rd Place Match - Hunter Reimers (Palmer) over James Mills (Ansley/Litchfield) (Dec 4-1)
-WEIGHT (195): 3rd Place Match - Sam Davis (Palmer) over Chase Corbin (Ansley/Litchfield) (Fall 2:13)


Palmer
-WEIGHT (113): Round 1 - Spencer Wichmann (Palmer) over Caleb Werger (Elwood) (Fall 1:03)
-WEIGHT (113): Round 2 - Spencer Wichmann (Palmer) over Parker Laible (South Loup) (Fall 1:02)
-WEIGHT (113): Round 3 - Spencer Wichmann (Palmer) over Justin Brown (Stapleton (Fall 1:09)
-WEIGHT (120): Quarterfinals - Connor Donscheski (Palmer) received a bye

-WEIGHT (120): Semifinals - Dillon Micheel (Sandhills/Thedford) over Connor Donscheski (Palmer) (Dec 8-5)
-WEIGHT (120): Cons. Semis - Connor Donscheski (Palmer) over Tristan Ragland (Laxwell) (Fall 2:54)
-WEIGHT (120): 3rd Place Match - Connor Donscheski (Palmer) Over Rollie Schleichardt (South Loup) (Fall 1:43)
-WEIGHT (138): Champ. Round 1 - Chandler Donscheski (Palmer) over Zach Beckman (Axtell) (Fall 0:46)
-WEIGHT (138): Quarterfinals - Chandler Donscheski (Palmer) over Yantsy Claffin (Sumner/Eddyville Miller) (Fall 1:35)
-WEIGHT (138): Semifinals - Bo Slingsby (Ansely/Litchfield) over Chandler Donscheski (Palmer)(Fall 5:08)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Semis - Chandler Donscheski (Palmer) over Ryan Mckeeman (Maxwell) (Fall 0:49)
-WEIGHT (138): 3rd Place Match - Chandler Donscheski (Palmer) over Seth Spanel (Aneslmo/Merna) (SV-1 5-3)
-WEIGHT (145): Champ. Round 1 - Hunter Reimers (Palmer) received a bye
-WEIGHT (145): Quarterfinals - Hunter Reimers (Palmer) over Chash Boland (Maxwell) (Fall 0:41)
-WEIGHT (145): Semifinals - Jake Buhring (Sumner/Eddyville/Miller) over Hunter Reimers (Palmer) (Dec 5-2)
-WEIGHT (145): Cons. Semis - Hunter Reimers (Palmer) over Cody Oswald (Sandhills/Thedford) (Fall 0:31)
-WEIGHT (145): 3rd Place Match - Hunter Reimers (Palmer) over James Mills (Ansley/Litchfield) (Dec 4-1)
-WEIGHT (152): Quarterfinals - Anthony Grossi (Palmer) over Laurenz Boehmer (Sandhills/Thedford) (Fall 1:48)
-WEIGHT (152): Semifinal - Anthony Grossi (Palmer) over Tony Vollmer (Sumner/Eddyville/Miller) (MD 18-8)
-WEIGHT (152): 1st Place Match - Brandon Moninger (South Loup) over Anthony Grossi (Palmer) (Fall 2:36)
-WEIGHT (160): Quarterfinals - Colby Collier (Sandhills/Thedford) over Wyatt Bader (Palmer) (Fall 1:17)
-WEIGHT (160): Cons. Round 1 - Kayson Fassler (Maxwell) over Wyatt Bader (Palmer) (Fall 0:59)
-WEIGHT (195): Quarterfinals - Sam Davis (Palmer) received a bye

-WEIGHT (195): Cons. Semis - Sam Davis (Palmer) over Ryan Campbell (Broken Bow) (Fall 3:37)
-WEIGHT (195): 3rd Place Match - Sam Davis (Palmer) over Chase Corbin (Ansley/LItchfield) (Fall 2:13)


Broken Bow

-WEIGHT (132): Round 3 - Nash Meyer (Pleasanton) over Reilee Leverington (Broken Bow) (Fall 3:20)
-WEIGHT (195): Cons. Semis - Sam Davis (Palmer) over Ryan Campbell (Broken Bow) (Fall 3:37)
-WEIGHT (285): Semifinals - Trey Keaschall (Pleasanton) over Bryce Roach (Broken Bow) (Fall 0:19)

Pleasanton
-WEIGHT (106): Quarterfinals - Terry Stephens (Pleasanton) received a bye
-WEIGHT (106): Semifinals - Ryan Patrick (Sutherland) over Terry Stephens (Pleasanton) (Fall 4:59)
-WEIGHT (106): Cons. Semis - Terry Stephens (Pleasanton) over Ronnie Bay (Ansley/Litchfield) (Fall 4:21)
-WEIGHT (126): Quarterfinals - Dalton Loeffelholz (Pleasanton) over Ben Bogle (Elwood) (MD 12-3)
-WEIGHT (126): Semifinals - Joel Van Diest (Sandhills/Thedford) over Dalton Loeffelholz (Pleasanton) (Fall 2:33)
-WEIGHT (126): Cons. Semis - Dalton Loeffelholz (Pleasanton) over David Kirby (Axtell) (Fall 1:30)
-WEIGHT (126): 3rd Place Match - Dalton Loeffelholz (Pleasanton) over Bryson Phillips (Stapleton) (Fall 2:46)
-WEIGHT (132): Round 1 - Jacob Mason (South Loup) over Nash Meyer (Pleasanton) (Fall 0:16)
-WEIGHT (132): Round 2 - Deone Wilson (Elwood) over Nash Meyer (Pleasanton) (Fall 0:24)
-WEIGHT (132): Round 3 - Nash Meyer (Pleasanton) over Reilee Leverington (Broken Bow) (Fall 3:20)
-WEIGHT (145): Champ. Round 1 - Colton Lammers (Pleasanton) received a bye
-WEIGHT (145): Quarterfinals - Colton Lammers (Pleasanton) over Payton Frey (Stapleton) (Fall 0:40)
-WEIGHT (145): Semifinals - Colton Lammers (Pleasanton) over James Mills (Ansley/Litchfield) (Fall 3:51)
-WEIGHT (145): 1st Place Match - Colton Lammers (Pleasanton) over Jake Buhring (Sumner/Eddyville/Miller) (Dec 4-1)
-WEIGHT (220): Quarterfinals - Michael Winberg (Pleasanton) received a bye
-WEIGHT (220): Semifinals - Jordan RIley (Axtell) over Michael WInberg (Pleasanton) (Fall 5:51)
-WEIGHT (220): Cons. Semis - Michael Winberg (Pleasanton) over Parker Sturgis (Wilcox/Hildreth) (Fall 3:37)
-WEIGHT (220): 3rd Place Match - Michael Winberg (Pleasanton) over Breyden Geyer (Maxwell) (Dec 5-2)
-WEIGHT (285): Quarterfinals - Trey Keaschall (Pleasanton) received a bye
-WEIGHT (285): Semifinals - Trey Keaschall (Pleasanton) over Bryce Roach (Broken Bow) (Fall 0:19)
-WEIGHT (285): 1st Place Match - Trey Keaschall (Pleasanton) over Bryson Dick (Sutherland) (Fall 3:18)

Sandhills/Thedford
-WEIGHT (120): Semifinals - Dillon Micheel (Sandhills/Thedford) over Connor Donscheski (Palmer) (Dec 8-5)
-WEIGHT (126): Semifinals - Joel Van Diest (Sandhills/Thedford) over Dalton Loeffelholz (Pleasanton) (Fall 2:33)
-WEIGHT (145): Cons. Semis - Hunter Reimers (Palmer) over Cody Oswald (Sandhills/Thedford) (Fall 0:31)

-WEIGHT (152): Quaterfinals - Anthony Grossi (Palmer) over Laurenz Boehmer (Sandhills/Thedford) (Fall 1:48)
-WEIGHT (160): Quarterfinals - Colby Collier (Sandhills/Thedford) over Wyatt Bader (Palmer) (Fall 1:17)


Callaway Invite

Pleasanton

High School Basketball Preview: Ord at Boone Central/Newman Grove


ALBION -- Ord heads to Boone Central/Newman Grove in boys and girls basketball tonight. Gabe Altieri previews the games.
LISTEN: High School Basketball Preview - Ord at Boone Central/Newman Grove

Monster First Half Leads Huskers over Badgers


MADISON, WI -- #16 Nebraska women's basketball scored 53 points and shot 62% from the field in the first half en route to a, 89-72, blowout of Wisconsin, on Thursday.

Tear'a Lauermill and Emily Cady combined for 34 points in the opening stanza, leading to the 22 point advantage at the break. All-in-all, four UNL players finished in double-digits. Laudermill led the way with 24, while Cady picked up a double-double (19 pts., 12 reb.)

The win was the Huskers fifth stragith after dropping the first two of Big Ten play. They've won six in a row against the Badgers.

Nebraska is back on the court on Monday when it matches up with #20 Iowa on the road.

1/22 High School Sports Slate


BASKETBALL

Finals

BOYS

Columbus/Scotus 67 - Boone Central/Newman Grove 54

Spalding Academy 75 - Riverside 67 (Goldenrod Conference Tournament Semfinals)

Humphrey/St. Francis 51 - Fullerton 40 (Goldenrod Conference Tournament Semifinals)

Sandhills/Thedford 82 - Hyannis 27

South Loup 51 - Ansley/Litchfield 48

GIRLS

Boone Central/Newman Grove 43 - Columbus Scotus 42

South Loup 47 - Ansley/Litchfield 33

Sandhills/Thedford 67 - Hyannis 28

WRESTLING

Ravenna Quad

Arccadia/Loup City
-WEIGHT (120): Round 1 - Wyatt Lane (Arcadia/Loup City) received a bye
-WEIGHT (120): Round 2 - Wyatt Lane (Arcadia/Loup City) over Connor Donscheski (Palmer (Fall 2:39)

-WEIGHT (120): Round 3 - Wyatt Lane (Arcadia/Loup City) over Peyton Cumpston (Amherst) (Dec 8-2)
-WEIGHT (126): Round 1 - Joe Hervert (Arcadia/Loup City) received a bye

-WEIGHT (126): Round 2 - Joe Hervert (Arcadia/Loup City) received a bye
-WEIGHT (126): Round 3 - Kalen Klingelhoefer (Amherst) over Joe Hervert (Arcadia/Loup City) (Fall 1:23)
-WEIGHT (132): Round 1 - Mckway Scott (Arcadia/Loup City) received a bye
-WEIGHT (132): Round 2 - Mckway Scott (Arcadia/Loup City) received a bye

-WEIGHT (132): Round 3 - Brandt Florell (Amherst) over Mckway Scott (Arcadia/Loup City) (Dec 5-0)
-WEIGHT (138): Round 1 - Colten Bergt (Amherst) over Brady Krzycki (Arcadia/Loup City) (MD 12-0)
-WEIGHT (138): Round 2 - Chandler Donscheski (Palmer) over Brady Krycki (Arcadia/Loup City) (Fall 0:53)
-WEIGHT (138): Round 3 - Brady Krzycki (Arcadia/Loup City) over Darrell Russell (Ravenna) (TF 23-6 5:52
-WEIGHT (145): Round 1 - Logan Dibbern (Amherst) over Tyson Trotter (Arcadia/Loup City) (Fall 0:47)
-WEIGHT (145): Round 2 - Brandon Treffer (Ravenna) over Tyson Trotter (Arcadia/Loup City) (Fall 0:58)
-WEIGHT (145): Round 3 - Hunter Reimers (Palmer) over Tyson Trotter (Arcadia/Loup City) (Fall 1:09)
-WEIGHT (160): Round 1 - Thomas Spilinek (Arcadia/Loup City) over Wyatt Bader (Palmer) (Fall 0:50)
-WEIGHT (160): Round 2 - Thomas Spilinek (Arcadia/Loup City) over Darius Flessner (Ravenna) (Fall 1:11)
-WEIGHT (160): Round 3 - Dawson Trampe (Amherst) over Thomas Spilinek (Arcadia/Loup City) (Fall 5:47)
-WEIGHT (170): Round 1 - Austin Skibinski (Arcadia/Loup CIty) received a bye
-WEIGHT (170): Round 2- Austin Skibinski (Arcadia/Loup City) received a bye
-WEIGHT (170): Round 3 - Jacob Klingelhoefer (Amherst) over Austin Skibinski (Arcadia/Loup City) (Fall 0:20)
-WEIGHT (182): Round 1 - Jared Curlo (Arcadia/Loup City) received a bye
-WEIGHT (182): Round 2- Jared Curlo (Arcadia/Loup City) received a bye
-WEIGHT (182): Round 3 - Dane Bogard (Amherst) over Jared Curlo (Arcadia/Loup City) (Fall 3:49)
-WEIGHT (195)Round 1 - Clay Bauer (Arcadia/Loup City) over Same Davis (Palmer) (Fall 2:39)
-WEIGHT (195): Round 2- Clay Bauer (Arcadia/Loup City) received a bye
-WEIGHT (195): Round 3 - Jacob Martenson (Amherst) over Clay Bauer (Arcadia/Loup City) (Fall 1:54)
-WEIGHT (220): Round 1 - Zach Hulinsky (Arcadia/Loup CIty) received a bye
-WEIGHT (220): Round 2 - Zach Hulinsky (Arcadia/Loup City) received a bye
-WEIGHT (220): Round 3 - Payton Schake (Amherst) over Zach Hulinsky (Arcadia/Loup City) (Fall 1:12)
-WEIGHT (285): Round 1 - Lane Hruby (Arcadia/Loup City) received a bye
-WEIGHT (285): Round 2- Lane Hruby (Arcadia/Loup City) received a bye
-WEIGHT (285): Round 3 - Tanner Hircock (Amherst) over Lane Hruby (Arcadia/Loup City)


Palmer
-WEIGHT (113): Round 1 - Breidyn Cumpston (Amherst) over Spencer Wichmann (Palmer) (Fall 5:34)
-WEIGHT (113): Round 2 - Spencer Wichmann (Palmer) received a bye
-WEIGHT (113): Round 3 - Tylor Tobler (Ravenna) over Spencer Wichmann (Palmer) (Fall 2:29)
-WEIGHT (120): Round 1 - Peyton Cumpston (Amherst) over Connor Donscheski (Palmer) (Fall 1:09)
-WEIGHT (120): Round 2 - Wyatt Lne (Arcadia/Loup City) over Connor Donscheski (Palmer) (Fall 2:39)
-WEIGHT (120): Round 3 - Connor Donscheski (Palmer) received a bye
-WEIGHT (138): Round 1 - Chandler Donscheski (Palmer) over Darrell Russell (Ravenna) (Fall 1:34)
-WEIGHT (138): Round 2 - Chandler Donscheski (Palmer) over Brady Krzycki (Arcadia/Loup City) (Fall 0:53)
-WEIGHT (138): Round 3 - Colten Bergt (Amherst) over Chandler Donscheski (Palmer) (Dec 1-0)
-WEIGHT (145): Round 1 - Brandon Treffer (Ravenna) over Hunter Reimers (Palmer) (Fall 5:42)
-WEIGHT (145): Round 2 - Logan Dibbern (Amherst) over Hunter Reimers (Palmer) (Fall 2:21)
-WEIGHT (145): Round 3 - Hunter Reimers (Palmer) over Tyson Trotter (Arcadia/Loup City) (Fall 1:09)
-WEIGHT (152): Round 1 - Sam Folkers (Ravenna) over Anthony Grossi (Palmer) (Fall 3:55)
-WEIGHT (152): Round 2 - Devin Dibbern (Amherst) over Anthony Grossi (Palmer) (TF 15-0 2:57)
-WEIGHT (152): Round 3 - Anthony Grossi (Palmer) over Marcus Kallenegger (Amherst) (Fall 1:00)
-WEIGHT (160): Round 1 - Thomas Spilinek (Arcadia/Loup City) over Wyatt Bader (Palmer) (Fall 0:50)
-WEIGHT (160): Round 2 - Dawson Trampe (Amherst) over Wyatt Bader (Palmer) (Fall 1:23)
-WEIGHT (160): Round 3 - Darius Flessner (Ravenna) over Wyatt Bader (Palmer) (Fall 0:52)
-WEIGHT (195): Round 1 - Clay Bauer (Arcadia/Loup City) over Same Davis (Palmer) (Fall 2:39)
-WEIGHT (195): Round 3 - Sam Davis (Palmer) received a bye


Ravenna
-WEIGHT (113): Round 1 - Tylor Tobler (Ravenna) received a bye
-WEIGHT (113): Round 2 - Tylor Tobler (Ravenna) over Breidyn Cumpston (Amherst) (Dec 11-4)
-WEIGHT (113): Round 3 - Tylor Tobler (Ravenna) over Spencer WIchmann (Palmer) (Fall 2:29)
-WEIGHT (138): Round 1 - Chandler Donscheski (Palmer) over Darrell Russell (Ravenna) (Fall 1:34)
-WEIGHT (138): Round 2 - Colten Bergt (Amherst) over (Darrell Russell (Ravenna) (TF 16-0 4:14)
-WEIGHT (138): Round 3 - Brady Krzycki (Arcadia/Loup CIty) over Darrell Russell (Ravenna) (TF 23-6 5:52) 
-WEIIGHT (145): Round 1 - Brandon Treffer (Ravenna) over Hunter Reimers (Palmer (Fall 5:42)
-WEIGHT (145): Round 2 - Brandon Treffer (Ravenna) over Tyson Trotter (Arcadia/Loup City) (Fall 0:58)
-WEIGHT (145): Round 3 - Logan Dibbern (Amherst) over Brandon Treffer (Ravenna) (Fall 2:21)
-WEIGHT (152): Round 1 - Sam Folkers (Ravenna) over Anthony Grossi (Palmer) (Fall 3:55)
-WEIGHT (152): Round 2 - Sam Folkers (Ravenna) over Marcus Kallenegger (Amherst) (Fall 2:20)
-WEIGHT (152): Round 3 - Devin Dibbern (Amherst) over Sam Folkers (Ravenna) (Fall 1:20)
-WEIGHT (160): Round 1 - Dawson Trampe (Amherst) over Darius Flessner (Ravenna) (Fall 0:39)
-WEIGHT (160): Round 2 - Thomas Spilinek (Arcadia/Loup City) over Darius Flessner (Ravenna) (Fall 1:11)
-WEIGHT (160): Round 3 - Darius Flessner (Ravenna) over Wyatt Bader (Palmer) (Fall 0:52)


 

Nebraska WBB Looks to Keep Rolling Against Wisconsin


MADISON -- #16 Nebraska women's basketball opened Big Ten play by blowing a 17-point lead in a loss to Minnesota. Head Coach Connie Yori had just seven players ready and able for that contest. 

Things are different. now.

UNL has gotten healthy and flipped that into a four game winning streak won entering Thursday's game against Wisconsin. Four Huskers were in double-figures, led by Racchel Theriot with with 16 points.

Nebraska can not only extend its season winning streak, it can lengthen its run against Wisconsin to six. The last two have been in Madison.

Game time is scheduled for 7:00 PM on Big Ten Plus.

Taxes, Keystone XL Highlight Ricketts' First State of State


LINCOLN -- Governor Pete Ricketts gave his first State of the State Address, on Thursday. Gabe Altieri goes through the highlights of the speech. 
LISTEN: Taxes, Keystone XL Highlight Ricketts'G First State of State

Taxes, Keystone XL Highlight Ricketts'G First State of State


LINCOLN -- Governor Pete Ricketts gave his first State of the State Address, on Thursday. Gabe Altieri goes through the highlights of the speech. 
LISTEN: Taxes, Keystone XL Highlight Ricketts'G First State of State

St. Paul School Receives Social Media Threats


ST. PAUL -- Threat's of violence at St. Paul Public Schoo caused law enforcement to heighten security. Gabe Altieri has the details.
LISTEN: St. Paul School Receives Social Media Threats

Riley Hires Williams, Completes Coaching Staff


LINCOLN -- Nebraska Head Coach Mike Riley completes his first coaching staff at Nebraska by hiring Keith Williams as Wide Receivers Coach.

Williams spent the last three seasons at Tulane. He also coached Wide Recievers there, but also handled out-of-state recruiting.

“With Keith’s addition, I’m excited about the completion of our full-time staff. It is a mix of quality individuals who bring great skills as teachers, coaches, mentors and recruiters.” Riley said on Huskers.com

Next up for the new coaching staff is National Singing Day on on February 4th

Garfield County has Concerns with Livestock Friendly Designation


GARFIELD COUNTY -- Many Nebraska counties have been designated "Livestock Friendly" by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, but Gabe Altieri explains Garfield County is not interested in the distinction.
LISTEN: Garfield County has Concerns with Livestock Friendly Designation

Ord COC Holds Youth Entrepreneurship Event


ORD -- The Ord Chamber of Commerce is encouraging youth entrepreneurship in the region. Here's Gabe Altieri.
LISTEN: Ord COC Hold Youth Entrepreneurship Event

Burwell Chamber Holds Elections


BURWELL -- The Burwell Chamber of Commerce recently held Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors elections. Here's Gabe Altieri with the results.
LISTEN: Burwell Chamber Holds Elections

HIGHLIGHTS: Arcadia/Loup City at Twin Loup


SARGENT -- Hear the highlights as Arcadia/Loup City sweeps Twin Loup. Chuck Fryzek is on the calls.
LISTEN: Arcadia/Loup City Boys 48 - Twin Loup 20
LISTEN: Arcadia/Loup City Girls 42 - Twin Loup 35

Husker MBB Edge Gophers in Sloppy Session


LINCOLN -- In a game that featured 33 field goals and 31 turnovers, it was Nebraska the finsihed on top, beating Minnesota, 52-49, at Pinnacle Bank Arena, on Tuesday.

The Huskers (11-7, 33) got 15 points from Shavon Shields, including 13 in the second half. UNL entered the period down by one. The team didn't hit a field goal for the final 8:01 of the game.

Nebraska started 3-for-9 from the free-throw stripe, but finished 11-for-12. Benny Parker knotted a pair of freebies with 25 seconds left to extend the lead to three. Minnesota (12-8, 1-6) missed three triples on its final possession.

Nebraska returns to the court on Saturday when it welcomes Michigan State to Lincoln.

Garfield County BOC Disagrees with State Zoning Proposal


GARFIELD COUNTY -- The Garfield County Board of Commissioners expressed its objection with a new proposal at the state legislature. Gabe Altieri explains.
LISTEN: Garfield County BOC Disagrees with State Zoning Proposal

1/20 High School Sports Slate


BASKETBALL

FINALS

BOYS

Anselmo/Merna 67 - Sumner/Eddyville/Miller 40

Sutton 45 - Ravenna 36

St. Paul 34 - Minden 33

Arcadia/Loup City 48 - Twin Loup 20

Clarkson/Leigh 69 - Eligin Public/Pope John 47

GIRLS

Minden 68 - St. Paul 45

Arcadia/Loup City 42 - Twin Loup 35

Elgin Public/Pope John 57 - Clarkson/Leigh 42

Sutton 56 - Ravenna 37

Ainsworth 65 - CWC 64

Sumner/Eddyville/Miller 49 - Anselmo/Merna 43

St. Edward 38 - Spalding Academy 37

Ansley/Litchfield 39 - Pleasanton 27

Fullerton 52 - Burwell 41

Nebraska Christian 47 - Heartland/Lutheran 23

Husker MBB to Get Press Test From Golden Gophers


LINCOLN -- Nebraska men's basketball has had almost a week off since losing to Wisconsin, last Thursday. The Huskers committed just five turnovers in that contest, which might be a good sign in preparation of tonight's matchup against Minnesota.

The Golden Gophers lead the Big Ten with 11.1 steals-per-game and UNL hasn't exactly been clean offensively. The group turns the ball over 13.25 times on average each game. That includes 22 against another pressure team, Cincinnati. 

Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM in Lincoln. The game is available on the Big Ten Network.

High School Basketball Preview: Arcadia/Loup City at Twin Loup


SARGENT -- Arcadia/Loup City and Twin Loup meet on the court tonight on KNLV. Gabe Altieri takes a look at the matchups. 
LISTEN: High School Basketball Preview - Arcadia/Loup City at Twin Loup

Cub Scouts Preserve Loup Basin





The Cub Scout Ord Pack 194 learned how they can change the world around them by recycling in their home and community on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.
Part of being a cub scout is building character, understanding responsibility, and becoming a community leader.
Pack 194 learned just how they could reach these goals in their community through a presentation by Keep Loup Basin Beautiful. The scouts became familiar with the terms reduce, reuse, and recycle. A discussion was held on just what those terms meant to them and how to apply them to their daily life. They learned about recyclable materials such as paper, plastic, and aluminum. An energetic relay race provided the scouts an opportunity to identify and correctly sort recyclables into appropriately marked containers.
As future community leaders, the scouts gained basic knowledge from the presentation on how to reduce, reuse, recycle and how to Keep the Loup Basin Beautiful!
The Ord Cub Scouts are led by Jason Moudry and they meet on the first Monday of every month at the fairgrounds in Ord. For more information about joining the Ord Pack 194, contact Jason at 308-730-0513.
Keep Loup Basin Beautiful (KLBB) is grant-funded through the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) and Keep America Beautiful; and is a project of the Loup Basin RC&D Council that promotes litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling, and beautification. KLBB serves thirteen counties in central and north-central Nebraska. For more information about KLBB’s education programs, email KLBB at info@keeploupbasinbeautiful.org, visit www.keeploupbasinbeautiful.org, or like them on Facebook. Contact the Loup Basin RC&D office (308)-346-3393 or stop by the office at 807 H St in Burwell, Nebraska.

 

String Bean Performance Comes to Ord


ORD -- The children's entertainment group, String Beans, came to Ord this week. Gabe Altieri was on hand to take in the event.
LISTEN: String Bean Performance Comes to Ord

Nebraska WBB Shoots Its Way to Fourth Straight Win


LINCOLN -- #16 Nebraska shot 44.1% from the field and nailed 13-of-15 free throws in a 69-59 win over Purdue at Pinnacle Bank Arena, on Monday. Big Red was just 1-5 against the Boilermakers since joining the Big 10.

The Huskers (14-3) had four players in double figures, including Rachel Theriot. The guard stuck all seven of her free throw attempts and finished with 16 points. The other players with more than ten points were Tear'a Laudermill (10), Hallie Sample (15) and Brandi Jeffery (13). Emily Cady pulled down 13 rebounds.

UNL is back at it on Thursday when it takes on Wisconsin in Madison.

Romeo's Big Night Earns Big Ten Honor Roll Nod


LINCOLN -- Nebraska Freshman Natalio Romeo made the Big Ten Weekly Honor Roll this week after scoring a career-high 18 points in the team's win over Penn State on Thursday.

The sharp shooters tallied six triples in the victory, after tallying six total before the game. The guard is averaging six points-per-game this season and shooting 40% from beyond-the-arc.

The Huskers are back in action on Monday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena against Purdue. Tip-time is scheduled for 6:00 P.M. on the Big Ten Network.

 

1/19 High School Sports Slate


BASKETBALL

Finals

BOYS

Spalding Academy 54 - Burwell 49 (Goldenrod Conference Tournament)

Riverside 63 - Nebraska Christian 43 (Goldenrod Conference Tournament)

Fullerton 56 - Heartland Lutheran 49 (Goldenrod Conference Tournament)

Huskers Look to get Boilmaker Monkey off Back


LINCOLN -- Nebraska women's basketball appears to be back on track. The team has won three straight games after dropping the first two of Big Ten play. However, Purdue invades Pinnacle Bank Arena on Monday and they've certainly given UNL trouble.

The Bolimakers used a late tip-in to top the Huskers, 77-75, in Lincoln last year and they gave a pretty good encore, as well. Nebraska was blown out 82-66 in West Lafayette to end the regular season. Going back even further, UNL is 1-5 against Purdue since joining the Big Ten for the 2011-12 season and have played a total of six overtimes.

Tip-time is scheduled for 6:00 PM in Lincoln. The game is available on the Big Ten Network.

Nebraska WBB Moves up to #16 in AP Poll


LINCOLN -- Nebraska women's basketball moved up one spot to #16 in this week's AP Poll.

The Huskers (13-3) blew out Penn State at Pinnacle Bank Arena in their only action this week. They take on Purdue at home on Monday and head to Wisconsin on Thursday this week.

UNL has been ranked throughout the entire season, advancing as high as #12.

Fisherman Fall Through Ice At Sherman Reservoir



 An ice fisherman has been pulled from Sherman Reservoir in central Nebraska after he and his all-terrain vehicle plunged through the ice. 
 
     The accident happened about 7:20 a.m. Sunday. Fifty-nine-year-old Ron Devitt, of Heartwell, says other people came to his rescue, and emergency responders helped warm him back up.
 
     Nebraska Game and Parks officials say Sunday's accident was the third time in a week that someone had gone into the bone-chilling reservoir water.

Burwell to Make Zoning Changes


BURWELL -- The City of Burwell and Garfield County are looking to simplify their zoning process. Gabe Altieri explains.
LISTEN: Burwell to Make Zoning Changes

Schimenti Property Signed to Ord


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Valley County Board of Supervisors signed the deed for the Schimenti property to the City of Ord at their most recent meeting. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Schimenti Property Signed to Ord

1/17 High School Sports Slate


BASKETBALL

Games Upcoming or Not Yet Scored

BOYS

Stapleton vs. Ansley/Litchfield

Finals

BOYS

Boone Central/Newman Grove 61 - Guardian Angels Central Catholic 53

Hershey 38 - Broken Bow 35

Elgin Public/Pope John 49 - Elkhorn Valley 35

St. Mary's 61 - CWC 53

Amherst 76 - Anselmo/Merna 55

Pleasanton 74 - Sumner/Eddyville/Miller 64

Sandhills/Thedford 56 - McPherson County 29

Palmer 46 - Central Valley 41

Nebraska Christian 50 - St. Edward 24

GIRLS

Guardian Angels Central Catholic 64 - Boone Central/Newman Grove 36

Hershey 42 - Broken Bow 41

Burwell 61 - Central Valley 43

Elgin Public/Pope John 60 - Elkhorn Valley 41

Ansley/Litchfield 51 - Stapleton 34

St. Mary's 74 - CWC 35

Amherst 53 - Anselmo/Merna 44

Sumner/Eddyville/Miller 45 - Pleasanton 39

Sandhills/Thedford 50 - McPherson 10

Riverside 54 - Palmer 12

WRESTLING

Invites Involving Area Teams

Gibbon Invite

Boone Central/Newman Grove
-WEIGHT (106): Quarterfinals - Justin Spencer (Mitchell) over Ty Groth (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 5:00)
-WEIGHT (106): Cons. Round 1 - Ty Groth (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Alec Felzien (Franklin) (Fall 4:11)
-WEIGHT (106): Cons. Semis - Kale Fishler (Harvard) over Ty Groth (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 2:19)
-WEIGHT (106): 5th Place Match - Eliceo Ramirez (Grand Island) over Ty Groth (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (MD 8-0)
-WEIGHT (120): Champ. Round 1 - Andrew King (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Skyler Key (Ord) (Fall 1:29)
-WEIGHT (120): Quarterfinals - Ty Chasek (Mitchell) over Andrew King (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Dec 8-3)
-WEIGHT (120): Cons. Round 2 - Nolan Wondercheck (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Andrew King (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Dec 9-4)
-WEIGHT (120): Champ. Round 1 - Paiton Lech (Ord) over Nolan Wondercheck (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 1:05)
-WEIGHT (120): Cons. Round 1 - Nolan Wondercheck (Boone Central/Newman Grove) received a bye
-WEIGHT (120): Cons. Round 2 - Nolan Wondercheck (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Andrew King (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Dec 9-4)
-WEIGHT (120): Cons. Round 3 - Jack Keating (Kearney Catholic) over Nolan Wondercheck (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 1:27)
-WEIGHT (126): Champ. Round 1 - Jacob Gappa (Kearney Catholic) over Garrett Cornwell (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 3:32)
-WEIGHT (126): Cons. Round 1 - Emmanuel Pena (Grand Island) over Garrett Cornwell (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 4:19)

-WEIGHT (132): Champ. Round 1 - Deone Wilson (Elwood) over Bryton Fowlkes (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 1:01)
-WEIGHT (132): Cons. Round 1 - Sam Stopak (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Bryton Fowlkes (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 1:01)
-WEIGHT (132): Champ. Round 1 - William Swanson (Mitchell) over Sam Stopak (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (TF 18-1 6:00)
-WEIGHT (132): Cons. Round 1 - Sam Stopak (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Bryton Fowlkes (Fall 3:29)
-WEIGHT (132): Cons. Round 2 - Tanner Ives (Harvard) over Sam Stopak (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Dec 4-2)
-WEIGHT (138): Champ. Round 1 - Joel Meyer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) received a bye
-WEIGHT (138): Quarterfinals - Darrell Russell (Ravenna) over Joel Meyer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 2:50)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Round 2 - Joel Meyer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Detric Kasson (Elwood) (Fall 2:16)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Round 3- Joel Meyer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Tanner Schnuerle (Franklin) (Fall 1:29)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Semis - Ty Connely (Kearney Catholic) over Joel Meyer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 1:00)
-WEIGHT (138): 5th Place Match - Joel Meyer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Trey Schafer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (For.)
-WEIGHT (138): Champ. Round 1 - Trey Schafer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Detric Kasson (Elwood) (Fall 0:46)

-WEIGHT (138): Quarterfinals - Ty Connely (Kearney Catholic) over Trey Schafer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 0:48)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Round 2 - Trey Schafer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Isiah Haddix (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 0:31)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Round 3 - Trey Schafer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Oscar Cuellar (Gibbon) (Fall 4:22)

-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Semis - Darrell Russell (Ravenna) over Trey Schafer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 4:32)
-WEIGHT (138): 5th Place Match - Joel Meyer over Trey Schafer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (For.)
-WEIGHT (138): Champ. Round 1 - Darrell Russell (Ravenna) over Detric Kasson (Elwood) (Fall 0:46)
-WEIGHT (138): Quarterfinals - Ty Connely (Kearney Catholic) over Trey Schafer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 0:48)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Round 2 - Trey Schafer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Isiah Haddix (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 0:31)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Round 3 - Trey Schafer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Oscar Cuellar (Gibbon) (Fall 4:22)

-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Semis - Darrell Russel (Ravenna) over Trey Schafer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 4:32)
-WEIGHT (138): 5th Place Match - Joel Meyer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Trey Schafer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (For.)

-WEIGHT (138): Champ. Round 1 - Darrell Russell (Ravenna) over Isiah Haddix (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 0:41)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Round 1 - Isiah Haddix (Boone Central/Newman Grove) received a bye
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Round 2 - Trey Schafer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Isiah Haddix (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 0:31)
-WEIGHT (145): Champ. Round 1 - Andrew Rasmussen (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Leyton Harrick (Franklin) (Fall 0:31)
-WEIGHT (145): Quarterfinals - Dalton Vanover (Southern Valley) over Andrew Rasmussen (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 1:51)
-WEIGHT (145): Cons. Round 2 - Andrew Rasmussen (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Nick Sheldon (Grand Island) (MD 13-1)
-WEIGHT (145): Cons. Round 3 - Cody Mueller (MItchell) over Andrew Rasmussen (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 2:39)
-WEIGHT (170): Champ. Round 1 - Jesse Osantowski (Boone Central/Newman Grove) received a bye
-WEIGHT (170): Cons. Round 2 - Jesse Osantowski (Boone Central/Newman Grove) received a bye
-WEIGHT (170): Cons. Round 3 - Jesse Osantowski (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Ryan Thiem (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (MD 11-0)
-WEIGHT (170): Cons. Semis - Wyatt Kee (Gibbon) over Jesse Osantowski (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 1:58)
-WEIGHT (170): 5th Place Match Jesse Osantowski (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Willy Martinez (Gibbon) (Fall 1:22)
-WEIGHT (170): Champ. Round 1 - Ryan Thiem (Boone Central/Newman Grove) received a bye
-WEIGHT (170): Quarterfinals - Trent Christiancy (Franklin) over Ryan Thiem (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 4:39)
-WEIGHT (170): Cons. Round 2 - Ryan Thiem (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Marquis Droddy (Mitchell) (Fall 4:32)
-WEIGHT (170): Cons. Round 3 - Jesse Osantowski (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Ryan Thiem (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (MD 11-0)
-WEIGHT (220): Quarterfinals - Jacob Krings (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Eric Gearhart (Gibbon) (Fall 0:40)
-WEIGHT (220): Semifinals - Jacob Krings (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Judd Holtzclaw (Thayer Central) (Fall 4:35)
-WEIGHT (220): 1st Place Match - Jacob Krings (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Dawson Reifschneider (Mitchell) (Fall 1:08)
-WEIGHT (285): Quarterfinals - Isaac Sullivan (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Clint Richards (Gibbon) (Fall 0:57)
-WEIGHT (285): Semifinals - Isaac Sullivan (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Nick Crouse (Franklin) (Fall 0:14)
-WEIGHT (285): 1st Place Match - Ozzy Rodriguez (Gibbon) over Issaac Sullivan (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 1:32)


Ord
-WEIGHT (113): Cons. Round 3 - Edhel Escandon (Gibbon) over Jackson Ulrich (Ord) (Dec 3-2)
-WEIGHT (120): Champ. Round 1 - Paiton Lech (Ord) over Nolan Wondercheck (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 1:05)
-WEIGHT (120): 1st Place Match - Vinny Pearson (Gibbon) over Paiton Lech (Ord) (Fall 5:28)
-WEIGHT (120): Champ. Round 1 - Andrew King (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Skyler Key (Ord) (Fall 1:29)
-WEIGHT (132): Champ. Round 1 - Noah Tillman (Kearney Catholic) over Joseph Psota (Ord) (Dec 12-8)
-WEIGHT (145): Semifinals - Joseph Feldner (Kearney Catholic) over Kaden Dawe (Ord) (TF 16-0 3:04)
-WEIGHT (152): Cons. Round 2 - Cristian Tamayo (Gibbon) over Trevin Kruml (Ord) (Fall 2:41)
-WEIGHT (152): Champ. Round 1 - Jacob Lech (Ord) over Cristian Tamayo (Gibbon) (Fall 2:18)
-WEIGHT (152): Cons. Semis - Jacob Lech (Ord) over Cristian Tamayo (Gibbon) (Fall 2:18)
-WEIGHT (170): Quarterfinals - Cade Svoboda (Ord) over Brett Gilming (Gibbon) (Fall 2:48)
-WEIGHT (170): Semifinals - Cade Svoboda (Ord) over Wyatt Kee (Gibbon) (Fall 2:48)
-WEIGHT (182): Cons. Round 1 - Tanner Knight (Ord) over Jose Murillo (Gibbon) (Fall 2:08)

Ravenna
-WEIGHT (138): Champ. Round 1 - Darrell Russell (Ravenna) over Isiah Haddix (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 0:41)
-WEIGHT (138): Quarterfinals - Darrell Russell (Ravenna) over Joel Meyer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 2:50)
-WEIGHT (138): Semifinals - Tucker Bergquist (Southern Valley) over Darrell Russell (Ravenna) (MD 11-3)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Semis - Darrell Russell (Ravenna) over Trey Schafer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 4:32)
-WEIGHT (138): 3rd Place Match - Ty Connely (Kearney Catholic) over Darrell Russell (Ravenna) (Fall 0:51)
-WEIGHT (145): Quarterfinals - Joseph Feldner (Kearney Catholic) over Greg Keezer (Ravenna) (Fall 2:22)
-WEIGHT (152): 1st Place Match - Sam Folkers (Ravenna) over Sam Hunt (Southern Valley) (Dec 10-3)

Palmer Invite

Arcadia/Loup City
-WEIGHT (120): Wyatt Lane (Arcadia/Loup City) over Connor Donscheski (Palmer) (Dec 10-7)
-WEIGHT (145): Round 5 - Jordan Hovie (Arcadia/Loup CIty) over Hunter Reimers (Palmer) (Dec 12-7)
-WEIGHT (160): Round 2 - Thomas Spillnek (Arcadia/Loup City) over Wyatt Bader (Palmer) (Fall 1:28)

-WEIGHT (195): Round 2 - Clay Bauer (Arcadia/Loup City) over Sam Davis (Palmer) (Fall 1:52)

Palmer
-WEIGHT (113): Round 1 - Michael Neville (Centura) over Spencer Wichmann (Palmer) (Fall 1:33)
-WEIGHT (113): Round 2 - Spencer Wichmann (Palmer) received a bye
-WEIGHT (113): Round 3 - Spencer Wichmann (Palmer) over Devin Gilliland (Adams Central) (MD 12-4)
-WEIGHT (120): Wyatt Lane (Arcadia/Loup City) over Connor Donscheski (Palmer) (Dec 10-7)
-WEIGHT (120): Round 1 - Connor Donscheski (Palmer) over Skyler Rosas (Aurora) (Fall 0:41)
-WEIGHT (120): Round 2 - Connor Donscheski (Palmer) received a bye
-WEIGHT (120): Round 3 - Dalton Quandt (Northwest) over Connor Donscheski (Palmer) (Fall 4:53)
-WEIGHT (120): 3rd Place Match - Dalton Quandt (Northwest) over Connor Donscheski (Palmer) (Dec 10-6)

-WEIGHT (138): Quarterfinals - Chandler Donscheski (Palmer) over Ethan Bermann (Aurora) (Fall 2:33)
-WEIGHT (138): Semifinals - Chandler Donscheski (Palmer) over Lucas Kyhn (Centura) (Dec 11-8)
-WEIGHT (138): Round 2 - Chandler Donscheski (Palmer) received a bye
-WEIGHT (138): Round 3 - Chandler Donscheski (Palmer) over Jake Caspar (Northwest) (Fall 1:16)
-WEIGHT (138): 1st Place Match - Chris Weth (Eustis/Farnam) over Chandler Donscheski (Palmer) (Fall 0:37)
-WEIGHT (145): Round 1 - Hunter Reimers (Palmer) over Nicklas Arberg (Adams Central) (Fall 1:10)
-WEIGHT (145): Round 2 - Hunter Reimers (Palmer) over Ezequiel Medrano (Grand Island) (Fall 1:37)
-WEIGHT (145): Round 3 - Hunter Reimers (Palmer) over Hunter Cook (Northwest) (Fall 1:19)
-WEIGHT (145): Round 4 - Hunter Reimers (Palmer) received a bye
-WEIGHT (145): Round 5 - Jordan Hovie (Arcadia/Loup City) over Hunter Reimers (Palmer) (Dec 12-7)
-WEIGHT (152): Anthony Grossi (Palmer) over Austin Heikkinen (Adams Central) (Fall 4:42)
-WEIGHT (152): Round 1 - Anthony Grossi (Palmer) over Caden Lothrop (St. Paul) (Fall 1:24)

-WEIGHT (152): Round 2 - Anthony Grossi (Palmer) over Raymond Liu (Adams Central) (Fall 1:05)
-WEIGHT (152): Round 3 - Anthony Grossi (Palmer) over Dylan Friesen (Northwest) (Fall 3:32)
-WEIGHT (152): 1st Place Match - Anthony Grossi (Palmer) over Dylan Friesen (Northwest) (Fall 5:58)
-WEIGHT (160): Round 1 - Hunter Brophy (Aurora) over Wyatt Bader (Palmer) (Fall 0:45)
-WEIGHT (160): Round 2 - Thomas Spilinek (Arcadia/Loup City) over Wyatt Bader (Palmer) (Fall 1:28)
-WEIGHT (160): Round 3 - Preston Dibbern (Aurora) over Wyatt Bader (Palmer) (Fall 0:37)
-WEIGHT (160): Round 4 - Victor Sebastian (Grand Island) over Wyatt Bader (Palmer) (Fall 0:41)
-WEIGHT (160): Round 5 - Lukas Haering (Aurora) over Wyatt Bader (Palmer) (Fall 0:41)
-WEIGHT (195): Round 1 -Zach Wioskowski (Adams Central) over Sam Davis (Palmer) (Fall 1:33)
-WEIGHT (195): Round 2 - Clay Bauer (Arcadia/Loup City) over Sam Davis (Palmer) (Fall 1:52)
-WEIGHT (195): Round 3 - Sam Davis (Palmer) over Ben Anderson (Centura) (Fall 3:40)

St. Paul
-WEIGHT (152): Round 1 - Anthony Grossi (Palmer) over Caden Lothrop (St. Paul) (Fall 1:24)

West Holt Invite

Sargent/Burwell/Loup County
-WEIGHT (106): Quarterfinals - Zak Olson (Sargent/Burwell/Loup County) over Noah Matteo (Norfolk) (Dec 7-3)
-WEIGHT (113): 3rd Place Match - Cutter Anderson (Norfolk) over Shad Simpson (Sargent/Burwell/Loup County) (Fall 4:19)
-WEIGHT (120): Cons. Round 3 - Derek Summers (Norfolk) over Joel Hogmire (Sargent/Burwell/Loup County) (Fall 1:00)

-WEIGHT (126): Cons. Round 3 - Shane Weber (Sargent/Burwell/Loup County) over Jackson Reeves (Norfolk) (Fall 0:57)
-WEIGHT (126): Cons. Semis - Tejai Clausen (Norfolk) over Shane Weber (Sargent/Burwell/Loup County) (Dec 6-3)
-WEIGHT (132): 3rd Place Match - Jesse Sandoz (Sargent/Burwell/Loup County) over Blake McDonald (Norfolk) (Dec 6-2)
-WEIGHT (132): Champ. Round 1 - Blake McDonald (Norfolk) over Gus Dunbar (Sargent/Burwell/Loup County) (TF 16-0 4:11)

-WEIGHT (138): Champ. Round 1 - Ethan Behmer (Norfolk) over JW Schroder (Sargent/Burwell/Loup County) (Fall 2:59)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Round 2 - JW Schroder (Sargent/Burwell/Loup County) over Cameron Krueger (Norfolk) (Dec 2-1)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Semis - Clayton Suckstorf (Sargent/Burwell/Loup County) over Ethan Behmer (Norfolk) (Dec 2-1
-WEIGHT (152): Quarterfinals - Caleb Licking (Norfolk) over Reid Helgoth (Sargent/Burwell/Loup County) (Fall 1:08)
-WEIGHT (160): Semifinals - Rowdy Moon (Sargent/Burwell/Loup County) over Josh Kohl (Norfolk) (Dec 6-0)
-WEIGHT (182): Semifinals - Tori Huffman (Sargent/Burwell/Loup County) over James Walton (Norfolk) (Fall 5:07)
-WEIGHT (220): Semifinals - Tyler Gideon (Sargent/Burwell/Loup County) over Brendan Yoch (Norfolk) (Fall 5:05)
-WEIGHT (285): 1st Place Match - Thomas Hughes (Sargent/Burwell/Loup County) over Devin Denker (Norfolk) (Dec 3-0)


St. Paul
-WEIGHT (113): Cons. Semis - Cutter Anderson (Norfolk) over Payton Marnot (St. Paul) (Fall 1:00)
-WEIGHT (126): Semifinals - Dillon Paczosa (St. Paul) over Tejai Clausen (Norfolk) (Dec 1-0)
-WEIGHT (182): Quarterfinals - James Walton (Norfolk) over Hunter Kocian (St. Paul) (Fall 5:54)
-WEIGHT (182): 3rd Place Match - James Walton (Norfolk) over Hunter Kocian (St. Paul) (Dec 5-0)
-WEIGHT (195): Quarterfinals - Dominick Carr (Norfolk)  over Matt Jameson (St. Paul) (Dec 3-2)
-WEIGHT (195): 3rd Place Match - Dominick Carr (Norfolk) over Matt Jameson (St. Paul) (Dec 6-4)


Sandhills/Thedford Invite

Anselmo/Merna
Ansley/Litchfield
Central Valley
Elgin Public/Pope John
Riverside
Sandhills/Thedford

Cross County Invite

Fullerton
-WEIGHT (145): Round 2 - Hunter Friend (Fulerton) over Keegan Lane (Cross County/Osceola) (Fall 1:48)
-WEIGHT (145): Round 3 - Hunter Friend (Fullerton) over Kurstan Verhage (McCool Junction) (Fall 2:00)
-WEIGHT (152): Round 2 - Trevor Collins (Fullerton) over Scottie Maloney (McCool Junction) (Fall 0:57)
-WEIGHT (152): Round 3 - Zemua Baptista (Friend) over Trevor Collins (Fullerton) (Fall 1:44)
-WEIGHT (152): 7th Place Match - Trevor Collins (Fullerton) over Scottie Maloney (McCool Junction) (Fall 2:07)
-WEIGHT (160): Round 1 - Will Meyer (Fullerton) over Keighton Moore (Friend) (Fall 3:40)
-WEIGHT (170): 1st Place Match - Patrick Dempsey (Friend) over Garrett Sonderup (Fullerton) (Fall 3:42)
-WEIGHT (182): Round 1 - Brad Schoch (Central City) over Cody Hambleton (Fullerton) (Fall 1:00)
-WEIGHT (182): Round 2 - Austin Melton (McCool Junction) over Cody Hambleton (Fullerton) (Fall 1:54)
-WEIGHT (182): Round 3 - Garrett Davidson (Cross County/Osceola) over Cody Hambleton (Fullerton) (Fall 3:06)
-WEIGHT (182): 5th Place Match - Austin Melton (McCool Junction) over Cody Hambleton (Fullerton) (Fall 3:53)


Nebraska Christian
-WEIGHT (113): Round 1 - Cristian Carranza (Cross County/Osceola) over Chase Tate (Nebraska Christian) (Fall 0:27)
-WEIGHT (120): Round 1 - Alex Dubas (Cross County/Osceola) over Juan Lasso (Nebraska Christian) (MD 10-2)
-WEIGHT (120): Round 3 - Andrew Myers (Central CIty) over Juan Lasso (Nebraska Christian) (Fall 3:23)
-WEIGHT (132): Round 1 - Trae Meysenburg (Cross County/Osceola) over Jeremiah Ebel (Nebraska Christian) (TF 15-0 5:23)
-WEIGHT (132): 5th Place Match - Jeremiah Ebel (Nebraska Christian) over Chase Dettman (Central City) (Fall 1:28)
-WEIGHT (138): Round 2 - Jaydon Elge (Nebraska Christian) over Dale Jones (Central City) (Inj. [time])

-WEIGHT (138): Round 3 - Jaydon Elge (Nebraska Christian) over Tanner Lamoree (Cross County/Osceola)
-WEIGHT (160): Round 1 - Luke Swanson (Nebraska Christian) over Noah Anderson (Central City) (Fall 1:03)
-WEIGHT (160): 5th Place Match - Keighton Moore (Friend) over Luke Swanson (Nebraska Christian) (Dec 10-4)
-WEIGHT (170): Round 2 - Patrick Dempsey (Friend) over Andrew Feely (Nebraska Christian) (Fall 1:11)
-WEIGHT (285): Albert Jespersen (Friend) over Tommy Flynn (Nebraska Christian) (Fall 2:00)
-WEIGHT (285): Round 2 - Tommy Flynn (Nebraska Christian) over Dylan Stuart (Central City) (DQ)
-WEIGHT (285): Round 3 - Hunter Miller (Cross County/Osceola)  over Tommy Flynn (Nebraska Christian) (Fall 1:45)


Kenesaw Invite

Pleasanton
-WEIGHT (106): Quarterfinals - Terry Stephens (Pleasanton) received a bye
-WEIGHT (106): Semifinal - Terry Stephens (Pleasanton) over Dalton Donegan (South Loup) (Fall 0:44)
-WEIGHT (106): 1st Place Match - Terry Stephens (Pleasanton) over Dylan Zeleski (Overton) (MD 24-13)
-WEIGHT (126): Quarterfinals - Dalton Loeffelholz (Pleasanton) received a bye
-WEIGHT (126): Semifinals - Elmer Montanez (Shelton/Kenesaw) over Dalton Loeffelholz (Pleasanton) (Fall 0:33)
-WEIGHT (126): Cons. Semis - Brandon Pruitt (Arapahoe) over Dalton Loeffelholz (Pleasanton) (Fall 0:33)
-WEIGHT (132): Quarterfinals - Brandon Wallander (Loomis/Bertrand) over Tristen Bruns (Pleasanton) (Fall 1:14)
-WEIGHT (132): Cons. Round 1 - Garrett Vogler (Red Cloud/Blue Hill) over Tristen Bruns (Pleasanton) (Fall 0:42)
-WEIGHT (138): Quarterfinals - Joshua Traynor (Meridian) over Nash Meyer (Pleasanton) (Fall 0:30)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Round 1 - Franc Sauceda (Shelton/Kenesaw) over Nash Meyer (Pleasanton) (Fall 1:49)
-WEIGHT (145): Quarterfinals - Colton Lammers (Pleasanton) over Seth Pearson (South Loup) (Fall 1:49)
-WEIGHT (145): Semifinals - Colton Lammer (Pleasanto) over Jaison Andrist (Shelton/Kenesaw) (Fall 2:50)
-WEIGHT (145): 1st Place Match - Colton Lammers (Pleasanton) over Justin Shipman (Red Cloud/Blue Hill) (Fall 3:12)
-WEIGHT (285): Round 1 - Trey Keaschall (Pleasanton) over Junior Sauceda (Shelton/Kenesaw) (Fall 1:24)
-WEIGHT (285): Round 2 - Trey Keaschall (Pleasanton) over Noah Wadleigh (Arapahoe) (Fall 1:46)
-WEIGHT (285): Round 3 - Zach Zeleski (Overton) over Trey Keaschall (Pleasanton) (Dec 6-1)

BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS: St. Paul at Ord


ORD -- Hear the highlights of the Ord girls, 46-33, and Ord boys, 51-38, victory over St. Paul, on Friday. Chuck Fryzek brings you the calls.
LISTEN: Ord Girls 46 - St. Paul Girls 33
LISTEN: Ord Boys 51 - St. Paul Boys 38

Valley County Accepts Bid for Mortensen Site Work


VALLEY COUNTY -- Owners of Kokes and Agland in Ord are looking to expand their business farther into the Mortensen Industrial Site. Gabe Altieri explains what's next in the process. 
LISTEN: Valley Count Accepts Bid for Mortensen Site Work

1/16 High School Sports Slate


BASKETBALL

Finals

BOYS

Stanton 59 - Boone Central/Newman Grove 49

Stuart 63 - Elgin Public/Pope John 44

Broken Bow 50 - Centura 29

Ord 51 - St. Paul 38

Wood River 47 - Arcadia/Loup City 40

Ravenna 75 - Shelton 40

CWC 49 - Boyd County 45

North Central 59 - Twin Loup 28

Sandhills/Thedford 59 - Anselmo/Merna 50

Amherst 72 - Pleasanton 43

GIRLS

Stanton 44 - Boone Central/Newman Grove 29

Centura 57 - Broken Bow 37

Ord 46 - St. Paul 33

Arcadia/Loup City 55 - Wood River 42

Stuart 62 - Elgin Public/Pope John 48

Ravenna 69 - Shelton 42

CWC 51 - Boyd County 29

North Central 32 - Twin Loup 28

Sandhills/Thedford 68 - Anselmo/Merna 22

Amherst 36 - Pleasanton 30

WRESTLING

Match Finals

Sargent/Burwell/Loup County 36 - Valentine 33

Invites with Area Schools Participating

Minden Invite
Broken Bow 44 - Cozad 33
Holdrege 45 - Broken Bow 25
Broken Bow 54 - Phillipsburg, KS 29
Broken Bow 42 - Franklin 37
Broken Bow 51 - Minden 30

SEM Invite
Anselmo/Merna
-WEIGHT (138): Champ. Round 1 - Seth Spanel (Anselmo/Merna) received a bye
-WEIGHT (138): Quarterfinals - Bo Slingsby (Ansley/Litchfield) over Seth Spanel (Anselmo/Merna) (MD 11-2)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Round 2 - Seth Spanel (Anselmo/Merna) over () (Fall 3:52)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Round 3 - Seth Spanel (Anselmo/Merna) over over Detrick Wilkerson (Kearney) (Dec 2-1)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Semis - Seth Spanel (Anselmo/Merna) over Braiden Gomez (Axtell) (Fall 3;57) 

-WEIGHT (138): 3rd Place Match - Seth Spanel (Anselmo/Merna) over Austin Minard (Southwest) (For.)
-WEIGHT (160): Champ. Round 1 - Mitchell Burnett (Anselmo/Merna) received a bye
-WEIGHT (160): Quarterfinals - Seth Racicky (Ansley/Litchfield) over Mitchell Burnett (Anselmo/Merna) (Fall 1:11)
-WEIGHT (160): Cons. Round 2 - Mitchell Burnett (Anselmo/Merna) over Logan Hand (North Platte St. Patrick's) (Fall 0:37)
-WEIGHT (160): Cons. Round 3 - Mitchell Burnett (Anselmo/Merna) over Trystyn Daire (Kearney) (Fall 4:!9)

-WEIGHT (160): Cons. Semi - Steven Berumen (Kearney) over Mitchell Burnett (Anselmo/Merna) (Dec 8-6)
-WEIGHT (182): Quarterfinals - Justin Wells (Anselmo/Merna) over Hunter Shattuck (Ansley/Litchfield) (Fall 0:50)
-WEIGHT (182): Semifinals - Justin Wells (Anselmo/Merna) over Damien Scovill (Kearney) (Fall 1:54)

-WEIGHT (182): 1st Place Match - Justin Wells (Anselmo/Merna) over Grady Stunkel (Ansley/Litchfield) (Fall 4:54)
-WEIGHT (220): Champ. Round 1 - Dylan Rasmussen (Anselmo/Merna) received a bye
-WEIGHT (220): Quarterfinals - Michael Schumacher (Central Valley) over Dylan Rasmussen (Anselmo/Merna) (Fall 4:36)

-WEIGHT (220): Cons. Round 2 - Dylan Rasmussen (Anselmo/Merna) received a bye
-WEIGHT (220): Cons. Round 3 - Dylan Rasmussen (Anselmo/Merna) over Ty Bonde (South Loup) (Dec 8-3)
-WEIGHT (220): Cons. Semis - Sean Jackson (Kearney) over Dylan Rasmussen (Anselmo/Merna) (Fall 2:41)


Ansley/Litchfield
-WEIGHT (106): Champ. Round 1 - Hunter Baker (Gothenburg) over Ronnie Bay (Ansley/Litchfield) (Fall 1:48)
-WEIGHT (106): Cons. Round 1 - Ronnie Bay (Ansley/Litchfield) received a bye
-WEIGHT (106): Cons. Round 2 - Dalton Donegan (South Loup) over Ronnie Bay (Ansley/Litchfield) (Fall 4:46)

-WEIGHT (138): Champ. Round 1 - Bo Slingsby (Ansley/Litchfield) over Ryan Smith (Riverside) (Fall 1:12)
-WEIGHT (138): Quarterfinals - Bo Slingsby (Ansley/Litchfield) over Seth Spanel (Anselmo/Merna) (MD 11-2)

-WEIGHT (138): Semifinals - Bo Slingsby (Ansley/Litchfield) over Cale Abramson (Loomis/Bertrand)
-WEIGHT (138): 1st Place Match - Bo Slingsby (Ansley/Litchfield) over Aaron Allison (North Platte St. Patrick's) (Dec 9-3)

-WEIGHT (145): Champ. Round 1 - Brandon Stevens (Gothenburg)  over James Mills (Ansley/Litchfield) (Fall 5:24)
-WEIGHT (145): Cons. Round 1 - James Mills (Ansley/Litchfield) over Julian Smith (Gothenburg) (Fall 1:51)
-WEIGHT (145): Cons. Round 2 - James Mills (Ansley/Litchfield) over Dillon Lawter (Amherst) (MD 9-1)

-WEIGHT (145): Cons. Round 3 - Chase Forrester (South Loup) over James Mills (Ansley/Litchfield) (Dec 7-2)
-WEIGHT (152): Champ. Round 1 - Jason Campbell (Wilcox/Hildreth) over Austin Johnson (Ansley/Litchfield) (Fall 5:16)

-WEIGHT (152): Cons. Round 1 - Austin Johnson (Ansley/Litchfield) received a bye
-WEIGHT (152): Cons. Round 2 - Austin Johnson (Ansley/Litchfield) over Matthew Ferguson (North Platte St. Patrick's)

-WEIGHT (152): Cons. Round 3 - Cole Kennedy (Loomis/Bertrand) over Austin Johnson (Ansley/Litchfield) (Fall 0:15)
-WEIGHT (160): Champ. Round 1 - Seth Racicky (Ansley/Litchfield) received a bye

-WEIGHT (160): Quarterfinals - Seth Racicky (Ansley/Litchfield) over Mitchell Burnett (Anselmo/Merna) (Fall 1:11)
-WEIGHT (160): Semifinals - Kyle Van Pelt (Southwest) over Seth Racicky (Ansley/LItchfield) (Fall 1:29)
-WEIGHT (160): Cons. Semis - Seth Racicky (Ansley/Litchfield) over James Schroll (North Platte St. Patrick's) (Fal 0:56)

-WEIGHT (160): 3rd Place Match - Seth Racicky (Ansley/Litchfield) over Steven Berumen (Kearney) (Dec 4-3)
-WEIGHT (170): Quarterfinals - Hoss Smith (Ansley/Litchfield) over Hunter Stratmann (Axtell) (TF 18-2 3:53)

 -WEIGHT (170): Semifinals - Hoss Smith (Ansley/Litchfield) over Connor Brown (Kearney) (Fall 5:27)
-WEIGHT (170): 1st Place Match - Asic Helberg (Southwest) over Hoss Smith (Ansley/Litchfield) (Dec 14-7)
-WEIGHT (182): Quarterfinals - Justin Wells (Anselmo/Merna) over Hunter Shattuck (Ansley/Litchfield) (Fall 0:50)
-WEIGHT (182): Cons. Round 1 - Hunter Shattuck (Ansley/Litchfield) received a bye

-WEIGHT (182): Cons. Semis - Lucas Pistulka (Wilcox/Hildreth) over Hunter Shattuck (Ansley/Litchfield) (Fall 2:48)
-WEIGHT (182): Quarterfinals - Grady Stunkel (Ansley/Litchfield) over Cody Truex (Loomis/Bertrand) (Fall 0:06)

-WEIGHT (182): Semifinals - Grady Stunkel (Ansley/Litchfield) over Lucas Pistulka (Wilcox/Hildreth) (Dec 9-6)
-WEIGHT (182): 1st Place Match - Justin Wells (Anselmo/Merna) over Grady Stunkel (Ansley/Litchfield) (Fall 4:54)
-WEIGHT (195): Quarterfinals - Chase Corbin (Ansley/Litchfield) over Adrian Martin (Kearney) (Dec 6-2)
-WEIGHT (195): Semifinals - Chantz Klein (Sumner/Eddyville/Miller) over Chase Corbin (Ansley/Litchfield) (Fall 1:19)

-WEIGHT (195): Cons. Semis - Chase Corbin (Ansley/Litchfield) over Tanner Brooks (Southwest) (Fall 2:30)
-WEIGHt (195): 3rd Place Match - Felipe Martinez (North Platte St. Patrick's) over Chase Corbin (Ansley/Litchfield) (Dec 4-2)

Central Valley
-WEIGHT (106): Champ. Round 1 - Joshua Ibach (Central Valley) received a bye
-WEIGHT (106): Quarterfinals - Joshua Ibach (Central Valley) over Devon Sell (Kearney) (Fall 5:38)
-WEIGHT (106): Semifinals - Gavyn Bober (Kearney) over Joshua Ibach (Central Valley) (Dec 13-8)
-WEIGHT (106): Cons. Semis - Joshua Ibach (Central Valley) over Jermey Pearson (Gothenburg) (Fall 2:58)

-WEIGHT (106): 3rd Place Match - Joshua Ibach (Central Valley) over Devon Sell (Kearney) (Fall 4:27)
-WEIGHT (126): Champ. Round 1 - Trey Nekoliczak (Central Valley) received a bye

-WEIGHT (126): Quarterfinals - Trey Nekoliczak (Central Valley) over Teontae Wilson (Kearney) (Dec 15-8)
-WEIGHT (126): Semifinals - Trey Nekoliczak (Central Valley) over Diego Diaz (North Platte) (Dec 6-1)

-WEIGHT (126): 1st Place Match - Trey Nekoliczak (Central Valley) over Jason Palmer (Loomis/Bertrand) (Dec 3-0)
-WEIGHT (132): Champ. Round 1 - Clay Stepp (Central Valley) received a bye
-WEIGHT (132): Quarterfinals - Brandon Wallander (Loomis/Bertrand) over Clay Stepp (Central Valley) (Fall 0:38)
-WEIGHT (132): Cons. Round 2 - Clay Stepp (Central Valley) received a bye

-WEIGHT (132): Cons. Round 3 - Clay Stepp (Central Valley) over Kylan Rhodes (North Platte) (MD 13-0)
-WEIGHT (132): Cons. Semis - Clay Stepp (Central Valley) over Jacob Mason (South Loup) (Fall 4:17)
-WEIGHT (132): 3rd Place Match - Kameron Jordan (North Platte St. Patrick's) over Clay Stepp (Central Valley (Fall 0:53)
-WEIGHT (138): Champ. Round 1 - Hunter Willis (Kearney) over Logan Stepp (Central Valley) (Fall 1:47)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Round 1 - Logan Stepp (Central Valley) received a bye
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Round 2 - Detrick Wilkerson (Kearney) over Logan Stepp (Central Valley) (Fall 0:53)
-WEIGHT (152): Champ. Round 1 - Riley Dugan (Central Valley) received a bye
-WEIGHT (152): Quarterfinals - Riley Dugan (Central Valley)  over Jason Campbell (Wilcox/Hildreth) (Fall 3:27)

-WEIGHT (152): Semifinals - Riley Dugan (Central Valley) over Cody Renken (Kearney) (TF 16-0 2:59)
-WEIGHT (152): 1st Place Match - Riley Dugan (Central Valley) over Brandon Moninger (South Loup) (Dec 16-10)
-WEIGHT (220): Champ. Round 1 - Michael Schumacher (Central Valley) over Will Vanderheiden (North Platte St. Patrick's) (Fall 1:20)
-WEIGHT (220): Quarterfinals - Michael Schumacher (Central Valley) over Dylan Rasmussen (Anselmo/Merna) (Fall 4:36)
-WEIGHT (220): Semifinals - Izzy Bautista (Kearney) over Michael Schumacher (Central Valley) (Fall 4:00)
-WEIGHT (220): Cons. Semis - Michael Schumacher (Central Valley) over Parker Sturgis (Wilcox/Hildreth) (Fall 1:00)
-WEIGHT (220): 3rd Place Match - Michael Schumacher (Central Valley) over Sean Jackson (Kearney) (Fall 1:38)


Riverside
-WEIGHT (106): Champ. Round 1 - Quinten Fair (Gothenburg) over Jayden Craven (Riverside) (TF 18-2 2:46)
-WEIGHT (106): Cons. Round 1 - Jaydan Craven (Riverside) received a bye
-WEIGHT (106): Cons. Round 2 - Devon Sell (Kearney) over Jaydan Craven (Riverside) (Fall 0:50)
-WEIGHT (138): Champ. Round 1 - Bo Slingsby (Ansley/Litchfield) over Ryan Smith (Riverside) (Fall 1:12)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Round 1 - Ryan Smith (Riverside) received a bye

-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Round 2 - Austin Minard (Southwest) over Ryan Smith (Riverside) (Fall 3:52)
-WEIGHT (170): Quarterfinals - Connor Brown (Kearney) over Michael Smith (Riverside) (Fall 0:20)
-WEIGHT (170): Cons. Round 1 - Hunter Stratmann (Axtell) over Michael Smith (Riverside) (Fall 0:28)


LHNE Invite (Norfolk)
Columbus Scotus 60.00 - Fullerton 15.00
Grand Island Central Catholic 42 - Fullerton 27
Fullerton 36 - Lutheran High North East 18.00
Neligh/Oakdale 65.00 - Fullerton 12.00
Norfolk Catholic 63.00 - Fullerton 12.00

Elm Creek Invite
Pleasanton
-WEIGHT (106): Round 1 - Terry Stephens (Pleasanton) over Dylan Zeleski (Overton) (Dec 14-9)
-WEIGHT (106): Round 2 - Terry Stephens (Pleasanton) over Jose Orantes (Lexington) (Dec 9-3)
-WEIGHT (106): Round 3 - Terry Stephens (Pleasanton) over Tyler Kapperman (Arapahoe) (Dec 4-2)
-WEIGHT (126): Dalton Loeffelholz (Pleasanton) received a bye
-WEIGHT (126): Round 1 - Dalton Loeffelholz (Pleasanton) over Justin Anderson (Medicine Valley) (Fall 0:52)
-WEIGHT (126): Round 2 - Raye Kasson (Norton High School) over Dalton Loeffelholz (Pleasanton) (Fall 2:52)
-WEIGHT (126): Round 3 - William Bloom (Elm Creek) over Dalton Loeffelholz (Pleasanton) (Fall 1:00)
-WEIGHT (126): 5th Place Match - Dalton Loeffelholz (Pleasanton) over Kaleb Whitmire (Elm Creek) (For.)
-WEIGHT (132): Champ. Round 1 - James Mary (Alma) over Nash Meyer (Pleasanton) (Dec 11-8)
-WEIGHT (132): Cons. Round 1 - Nash Meyer (Pleasanton) received a bye
-WEIGHT (132): Cons. Round 2 - Nash Meyer (Pleasanton) over Cale Patterson (Norton High School) (TF 21-5 5:49)
-WEIGHT (132): Cons. Semis - Jose Mendez (Lexington) over Nash Meyer (Pleasanton) (Fall 0:26)
-WEIGHT (138): Fabian Chacon (Cozad) over Tristen Bruns (Pleasanton) (Fall 3:00)
-WEIGHT (138): Round 1 - Wilmer Hernandez (Lexington) over Tristen Bruns (Pleasanton) (Fall 0:48)
-WEIGHT (138): Round 2 - Devon Walker (Elm Creek) over Tristen Bruns (Pleasanton) (Fall 1:08)
-WEIGHT (138): Round 3 - Garrett Savick (Cozad) over Tristen Bruns (Pleasanton) (Dec 15-8)
-WEIGHT (138): 7th Place Match - Robert Hastings (Arapahoe) over Tristen Bruns (Pleasanton) (Fall 4:57)
-WEIGHT (145): Colton Lammers (Pleasanton) over Wayne Wills (Medicine Valley) (Fall 0:37)
-WEIGHT (145): Round 1 - Colton Lammers (Pleasanton) over Derek Rowh (Norton High School)
-WEIGHT (145): Round 2 - Colton Lammers (Pleasanton) over Derek Monie (Arapahoe) (Fall 3:20)
-WEIGHT (145): Round 3 - Colton Lammers (Pleasanton) over Trevor Clark (Alma) (Fall 1:53)
-WEIGHT (145): 1st Place Match - Colton Lammers (Pleasanton) over Jacob Gardner (Arapahoe) (Fall 0:48)
-WEIGHT (220): Bronson Titus (Holdrege) over Michael Winberg (Pleasanton) (For.)
-WEIGHT (220): Round 1 - Robert Gardner (Arapahoe) over Michael WInberg (Pleasanton) (Fall 3:35)
-WEIGHT (220): Round 2 - Michael Winberg over Luke Ferguson (Lexington) (Fall 5:20)
-WEIGHT (220): Round 3 - Dallas Gosselin (Norton High School) over Michael Winberg (Pleasanton) (For.)
-WEIGHT (285): Round 1 - Trey Keaschall (Pleasanton) over Hunter Rookstool (Holdrege) (Fall 3:09)
-WEIGHT (285): Round 2 - Trey Keaschall (Pleasanton) over Darrin Hunt (Elm Creek) (Fall 0:58)
-WEIGHT (285): Round 3 - Trey Keaschall (Pleasanton) over Clint Richards (Gibbon) (Fall 1:31)
-WEIGHT (285): Rond 4 - Zach Zeleski (Overton) over Trey Keaschall (Pleasanton) (Dec 4-0)
-WEIGHT (285): Round 5 - Trey Keaschall (Pleasanton) over Noah Wadleigh (Arapahoe) (Fall 0:20)

Garfield County BOC Selects New Chairman


GARFIELD COUNTY -- The Garfield County Board of Commissioners met for the first time in 2015 and there's a new chairperson for the group. Here's Gabe Altieri.
LISTEN: Garfield County BOC Selects New Chairman

High School Basketball Preview: St. Paul at Ord


ORD -- St. Paul visits Ord in basketball action tonight on KNLV. Gabe Altieri has a preview of the action.
LISTEN: High School Basketball Preview - St. Paul at Ord

One-Man Show Not Enough For UNL at Wisconsin


MADISON, WI --  Terran Petteway tallied 27 points, but Nebraska was tripped up at #7 Wisconsin, 70-55, on Thursday. The junior made 11 of his 20 shots, while the rest of the Huskers had just 10.

UNL jumped out to a 9-5 lead four minutes in, but a 32-18 run put Wisconsin up by ten at halftime. The Huskers started the second stanza scoring nine of the first 14 points again, only to see the Badgers advantage baloon to 20 with under eight minutes to play. 

Petteway finished the game three points short of 1,000 for his career.

Nebraska WBB Stifles Penn State in Blowout Win


LINCOLN -- #17 Nebraska held Penn State to 34% from the field and 22% from three in a 73-45 win on Thursday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. It's the Huskers third straight conference win.

While the basket was distant for the Nittany Lions, it was up-close and personal for Natalie Romero. She nailed six three pointer's and finished with 18 points. The total is a career-high for the freshman.  

Twice Romero's big shots led to big runs for UNL. That includes three triples early in the second half to put Nebraska up 56-32 and quell any PSU comeback dreams. 

The Huskers return to action on Monday when it welcomes Purdue to Lincoln.

Husker MBB Looks to Keep Winning Against Replenished Badgers


MADISON, WI -- The end of December through the beginning of January didn't go exactly to plan for the Nebraska men. They found themselves 0-2 in conference player and losers of three of five.

But things are looking up now.

The team has won back to back games by double-digits. However, those were in the friendly-confines of Pinnacle Bank Arena, not on the road against a top-ten squad.

#7 Wisconsin lost it's second game of season over the weekend at Rutgers. The Badgers were without Preseason All-American Frank Kaminsky, who was sidelined with a concussion. The star is expected to be back in the lineup on Thursday.

It's the first game for UNL against a ranked team. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 PM on ESPN2. 

#17 Nebraska WBB Returns Home Against Penn State


LINCOLN -- #17 Nebraska women's basketball welcomes Penn State to Pinnacle Bank Arena tonight, as the Huskers return for their first home game in 12 days.

UNL has won two straight Big Ten contests after starting the season 0-2. A big reason why is the play of Rachel Theriot. The junior has 40 total points in the last two games, including 27 on Sunday against Minnesota. Even more, 20 of those came in the second half.

Game time is scheduled for 6:00 PM from Lincoln on the Big Ten Network.

1/15 High School Sports Slate


BASKETBALL

Finals

BOYS

Spalding Academy 76 - Nebraska Christian 48

Ord 62 - Burwell 52

Kearney Catholic 59 - St. Paul 38

Riverside 75 - Twin Loup 44

GIRLS

Ansley/Litchfield 58 - Sumner/Eddyville/Miller 49

Ord 56 - Burwell 39

Kearney Catholic 68 - St. Paul 26

Nebraska Christian 32 - Spalding Academy 31

Ansley/Litchfield 43 - Sumner/Eddyville/Miller 33

Twin Loup 37 - Riverside 26

Fullerton 62 - Palmer 19

Ord Teachers Seeing Success with APL Training


ORD -- Educators in the Ord School District have been applying skills learned through APL Teach Inservice to their classes. Gabe Altieri explains how the skills are have positive effects on students
LISTEN: Ord Teachers Seeing Success with APL Training

High School Basketball Preview: Ord at Burwell


BURWELL -- Ord and Burwell are in action tonight on KNLV. Gabe Altieri has a preview of the matchup.
LISTEN: High School Basketball Preview - Ord at Burwell

Top OL Recruit Signs with Nebraska


LINCOLN -- Mike Riley landed his first big recruit to the Class of 2015, on Wednesday.

The newly minted coach reeled in 6-4, 315 lbs. OG Jalin Barnett. The Lawton, Oklahoma native was an Under Armour All-American his senior season and ranks 43rd in ESPN's Top 100 recruits.

Springdale Bridge Construction on Schedule


VALLEY COUNTY -- The preparation to replace a bridge outside of Ord this spring has begun. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Springdale Bridge Construction on Schedule

Valley County BOS Elects 2015 Chairperson


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Valley County Board of Supervisors held its first meeting of 2015. Gabe Altieri explains how this year's board will look.
LISTEN: Valley County BOS Elects 2015 Chairperson

Ord to Oppose NSAA Dual Participation Proposal


NEBRASKA -- Some school districts in Nebraska are in support of a potential NSAA bylaw change that would allow for dual participation in a single sports season. Gabe Altieri explains how Ord is not one of those schools.
LISTEN: Ord to Oppose NSAA Dual Participation Proposal

Bartlett Lion's Club to Hold 53rd Ground Hog Supper


BARTLETT -- The 53rd Annual Wheeler County Ground Hog Supper is right around the corner. Gabe Altieri details the event.
LISTEN: Bartlett Lion's Club to Hold 53rd Ground Hog Supper

HIGHLIGHTS: Burwell vs. Riverside


CEDAR RAPIDS -- The Burwell girls top Riverside, 45-39, while the the Charger boys were winners 54-34. Hear the highlights with Chuck Fryzek on the calls. 
HIGHLIGHTS: Riverside Boys 54 - Burwell Boys 34
HIGHLIGHTS: Burwell Girls 45 - Riverside Girls 39

Ord School District Looking at Scoreboard Options


ORD -- The Ord School District is exploring replacement options for its football scoreboard. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Ord School District Looking at Scoreboard Options

Valley County Economic Development Looking For Alco Replacement


ORD -- Valley County Economic Development Organizers are looking for a store to replace Alco once it closes its doors. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Valley County Economic Development Looking For Alco Replacement

Ord Board of Education Names Executive Positions


ORD -- January's meeting was the first for the new Ord Board of Education. Gabe Altieri explains what's different and what's the same with the group.
LISTEN: Ord Board of Education Names Executive Positions

1/13 High School Sports Slate


BASKETBALL

Finals

BOYS

Central City 49 - St Paul 45

Wood River 57 - Broken Bow 46

Spalding Academy 52 - Ansley/Litchfield 38

Ord 56 - West Holt 50

Arcadia/Loup City 62 - Shelton 44

Riverside 54 - Burwell 34

Fullerton 59 - Elgin Public/Pope John 37

Osceola 45 - Nebraska Christian 35

Midne 50 - Ravenna 45

Stuart 59 - CWC 50 

Elwood 79 - Elwood 71

High Plains Community 68 - Palmer 39

GIRLS

Wood River 45 - Broken Bow 37

St. Paul 29 - Central City 25

Ord 59 - West Holt 30

Arcadia/Loup City 36 - Shelton 15

Burwell 45 - Riverside 39

Fullerton 45 - Elgin Public/Pope John 41
 
Nebraska Christian 36 - Osceola 22

Minden 61 - Ravenna 32

Ansley/Litchfield 43 - Spalding Academy 37

Stuart 56 - CWC 39

Anselmo/Merna 69 - Elwood 42 

High Plains Community 46 - Palmer 21

WRESTLING

Finals

Ord 36 - Ravenna 9
 

High School Basketball Preview: Burwell at Riverside


RIVERSIDE -- Burwell and Riverside are in action tonight on KNLV. Gabe Altieri has a preview of the matchup.
LISTEN: High School Basketball Preview - Burwell at Riverside

Big Give Preparation Begins in Valley County


ORD -- Preparation for the 2015 Big Give is underway in Valley County. Gabe Altieri details the information for this year's events. 
LISTEN: Big Give Preparation Begins

Nebraska WBB Move Up to 17 in AP Poll


LINCOLN -- Nebraska women's basketball used a 2-0 week to vault itself from #19 to #17 in this week's AP Poll. The Huskers (12-3, 2-2) won both games on the road. They topped Michigan State, 71-67, on Thursday and Illinois, 58-53, on Sunday. 

Nebraska has been ranked all season, topping out at #12. The team welcomes Penn State to Pinnacle Bank Arena on Thursday.at 6:00 PM on the Big Ten Network.

Three Local Students Advance to State After Elks District Hoop Shoot


KEARNEY -- The Elks District Hoop Shoot was held in Kearney over the weekend. Gabe Altieri explains what's next for the three regional participants advancing to states.
LISTEN: Three Local Students Advance to State After Elks District Hoop Shoot

HIGHLIGHTS: Ord at CWC


BARTLETT -- The CWC girls beat the Ord girls, 58-53, and the Chant boys beat teh Renegade boys, 61-46. Hear all the highlights here. Gabe Altieri on the calls.
LISTEN: CWC Girls 58 - Ord Girls 53
LISTEN: Ord Boys 61 - CWC Boys 46

1/10 High School Sports Slate


BASKETBALL

FINALS

BOYS

Anselmo/Merna 58 - Central Valley 27

Hampton 41 - Palmer 33

Wayne 45 - Boone Central/Newman Grove 41

Gibbon 46 - Broken Bow 41

Ord 61 - CWC 46

St. Paul 73 - Adams Centrall 32

Humphrey/St. Francis 63 - Burwell 32

O'Neil 58 - Elgin Public/Pope John 31

Sumner/Eddyville/Miller 65 - Twin Loup 48

GIRLS

Anselmo/Merna 50 - Central Valley 47

Twin Loup 52 - Sumner/Eddyville/Miller 48 (OT)

Hampton 57 - Palmer 37

Wayne 46 - Boone Central/Newman Grove 39

Broken Bow 53 - Gibbon 26

CWC 58 - Ord 53

Adams Central 50 - St. Paul 48

Humphrey/St. Francis 63 - Burwell 36

Elgin Public/Pope John 45 - O'Neil 26

Ravenna 62 - Ansley/Litchfield 38

WRESTLING

INVITES WITH AREA TEAMS PARTICIPATING

High Plains Invite

Boone Central/Newman Grove
-WEIGHT (106): Cons. Quarters - Ty Groth (Boone Central/Newman Grove) received a bye
-WEIGHT (106): Cons. Semi - Unknown vs. Ty Groth (Boone Central/Newman Grove)

-WEIGHT (106): Round 1 - Ty Groth (Boone Central/Newman Grove) received a bye
-WEIGHT (106): Round 2 - Ty Groth (Boone Central/Newman Grove) received a bye
-WEIGHT (106): Round 3 - Seth Styskal (David City) over Ty Groth (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (MD 9-0)
-WEIGHT (106): Round 4 - Grand Central (Jayden Farias) over Ty Groth (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 3:53)
-WEIGHT (106): Round 5 - Ty Groth (Boone Central/Newman Grove) received a bye

-WEIGHT (120):  Quarterfinals - Tyler Brandenburg (Columbus Scotus) over Andrew King (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Dec 9-3)
-WEIGHT (120): Cons. Semis - Jake Keating (Kearney Catholic) over Andrew King (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 0:52)
-WEIGHT (120): Round 1 - Drew Schmidt (Tekamah/Herman) over Andrew King (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 0:52)
-WEIGHT (120): Round  2 - Andrew King (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Celvin Lopez (Schuyler) (Fall 5:49)

-WEIGHT (120): Round 3 - Andrew King (Boone Central/Newman Grove) receives a bye
-WEIGHT (120): Round 4 - Andrew King (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Tanne Staab (Grand Island Central Catholic)
-WEIGHT (120): Round 5 - Andrew King (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Connor Donscheski (Palmer) (MD 10-0)
-WEIGHT (120): 7th Place Match - Andrew King (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Gavin Avery (Centennial) (MD 9-0)
-WEIGHT (120): Cons. Quarters - William Trujillo (Grand Island) vs Noland Wondercheck (Boone Central/Newman Grove)
-WEIGHT (120): Round 1 - Nolan Wondercheck (Boone Central/Newman Grove) received a bye
-WEIGHT (120): Round 2 - Nolan Wondercheck (Boone Central/Newman Grove) received a bye
-WEIGHT (120): Round 3 - Jack Keating (Kearney Catholic) over Nolan Wondercheck (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 0:58)
-WEIGHT (120): Round 4 - Jason Hansen (Tekamah/Herman) over Nolan Wondercheck (Boone Central/Newman Grove)
-WEIGHT (120): Round 5 - Cody Knehans (Adams Central) over Nolan Wondercheck (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 5:50)
-WEIGHT (126): Cons. Quarters - Steven Arreguin (Boone Central/Newman Grove) vs. Royce Walker (Doniphan/Trumbull)
-WEIGHT (126): Round 1 - Cody Shanno (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Steven Arreguin (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (SV-1 14-9)
-WEIGHT (126): Round 2 - Mason Brandenburg (Columbus Scotus) over Steven Arreguin (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 1:48)
-WEIGHT (126): Round 3  - Steven Arreguin (Boone Central/Newman Grove) received a bye
-WEIGHT (126): Round 4 - Steven Arreguin (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Ian Vavra (Doniphan/Trumbull) (Fall 0:31)
-WEIGHT (126): Round 5 - Steven Arreguin (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Christian Sandoval (Schuyler) (Fall 0:34)

-WEIGHT (126): Quarterfinals - Doyle Trout (Centennial) over Cody Shanno (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 0:25)
-WEIGHT (126): Cons. Semis - Cody Shanno (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Dante Clark (Archbishop Bergan) (Fall 1:26)
-WEIGHT (126): Round 1 - Cody Shanno (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Steven Arreguin (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (SV-1 14-9)

-WEIGHT (126): Round 2 - Cody Shanno (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Ivan Vavra (Doniphan/Trumbull) (Fall 0:28)
-WEIGHT (126): Round 3 - Cody Shanno (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Christian Sandoval (Schuyler) (Fall 4:00)
-WEIGHT (126): Round 4 - Cody Shanno (Boone Central/Newman Grove) received a bye
-WEIGHT (126): Round 5 - Mason Bradenburg (Columbus Scotus) over Cody Shanno (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 4:58)
-WEIGHT (126): 5th Place Match - Ivan Sotelo (Wahoo/Cedar Bluffs) over Cody Shanno (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (TF 18-3 4:19)

-WEIGHT (132): Cons. Quarters - Jesse Appel (Columbus) vs. Sam Stopak (Boone Central/Newman Grove)
-WEIGHT (132): Round 1 - Tyler Griggs (Centennial) over Sam Stopak (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Dec 10-8)
-WEIGHT (132): Round 2 - Cole Nesemeier (Oakland/Craig) over Sam Stopak (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 5:52)
-WEIGHT (132): Round 3 - Chase Osborne (Battle Creek) over Sam Stopak (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 1:14)
-WEIGHT (132): Round 4 - Taylor Cuda (Wahoo/Cedar Bluffs) over Sam Stopak (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 3:12)
-WEIGHT (132): Round 5 - Tanner Ives (Harvard) over Sam Stopak (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 5:08)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Quarters - Joel Meyer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) vs. Adamy Eddy (Adams Central)
-WEIGHT (138): Round 1 - Joel Meyer (Boone Central/NewmanGrove) received a bye
-WEIGHT (138): Round 2 - Joel Meyer (Boone Central/Newman Grove over Tucker Scherbarth (Harvard) (Fall 2:46)
-WEIGHT (138): Round 3 - Humberto Villarreal (Wahoo/Cedar Bluffs) over Joel Meyer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 4:31)
-WEIGHT (138): Round 4 - Bryce Uhing (Oakland/Craig) over Joel Meyer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 1:17)
-WEIGHT (138): Round 5 - Joel Meyer (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Roger Gonzalez (Shuyler) (Fall 0:37)
-WEIGHT (145): Cons. Quarters - Andrew Rasmussen (Boone Central/Newman Grove) vs. Nick Sheldon (Grand Island)
-WEIGHT (145): Round 1 - Andrew Rasmussen (Boone Central/Newman Grove) received a bye
-WEIGHT (145): Round 2 - Andrew Rasmussen (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Kris Kelley (High Plains Community) (Fall 1:49)
-WEIGHT (145): Round 3 - Joseph Feldner (Kearney Catholic) over Andrew Rasmussen (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 3:04)
-WEIGHT (145): Round 4 - Alec Foltz (Columbus Scotus) over Andrew Rasmussen (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 1:23)
-WEIGHT (145): Round 5 - Andrew Rasmussen (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Weston Martensen (Columbus) (MD 12-2)
-WEIGHT (160): Cons. Quarters - Levi Kruger (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Oliver Romero (Schuyler)
-WEIGHT (160): Round 1 - Levi Kruger (Boone Central/Newman Grove) received a bye
-WEIGHT (160): Round 2 - Jamal Johnson (Madison) over Levi Kruger (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 4:00)
-WEIGHT (160): Round 3 - Marcus Dodson (Columbus Scotus) over Levi Kruger (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 0:55)
-WEIGHT (160): Round 4 - Levi Kruger (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Wyatt Blader (Palmer) (Fall 0:48)
-WEIGHT (160): Round 5 - Levi Kruger (Boone Central/Newman Grove) received a bye
-WEIGHT (170): Cons. Quarters - Michiel de Jager (Battle Creek) vs. Jeese Osantowski (Boone Central/Newman Grove)
-WEIGHT (170): Round 1 - Sean Anson (Wahoo/Cedar Bluffs) over Jesse Ostantowski (Boone Central/Newman Grove)
-WEIGHT (170): Round 2 - Josh Puncochar (Grand Island Central Catholic) over Jesse Ostantowski (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 2:54)
-WEIGHT (170): Round 3 - Juan Cruz (Grand Island) over Jeese Ostantowski (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 3:52)
-WEIGHT (170): Round 4 - Jesse Ostantowski received a bye
-WEIGHT (170): Round 5 - Jesse Ostantowski received a bye

-WEIGHT (220): Quarterfinals - Paxton Prauner (Battle Creek) over Jacob Krings (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 3:15)
-WEIGHT (220): Cons. Semis - Blake Uhing (Oakland/Craig) over Jacob Krings (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 2:54)
-WEIGHT (220): Round 1 - Jacob Krings (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Jesus Gonzales (Grand Island) (Fall 0:53)
-WEIGHT (220): Round 2 - Jacob Krings (Boone Central/Newman Grove) received a bye
-WEIGHT (220): Round 3 - Jacob Krings (Boone Central/Newman Grove) received a bye
-WEIGHT (220): Round 4 - Jacob Krings (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Oscar Gonzalez (Madison) (Fall 1:15)
-WEIGHT (220): Round 5 - Wyatt Gutzmer (Columbus Scotus) over Jacob Krings (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Dec 6-1)
-WEIGHT (220): 7th Place Match - Jacob Krings (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over James Bruce (Tekamah/Herman) (Fall 1:30)

-WEIGHT (285): Quarterfinals - Isaac Sullivan (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Randolph Frizane (Kearney Catholic) (Fall 0:29)
-WEIGHT (285): Semifinals - Aron Reynaga (Madison) over Isaac Sullivan (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 3:20)
-WEIGHT (285): Round 1 - Issac Sullivan (Boone Central/Newman Grove) received a bye
-WEIGHT (285): Round 2 - Isaac Sullivan (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Dalton Spies (Grand Island Central Catholic) (Fall 0:40)
-WEIGHT (285): Round 3 - Isaac Sullivan (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Matt Jensen (Centennial) (Fall 0:55)
-WEIGHT (285): Round 4 - Isaac Sulliven (Boone Central/Newman Grove) received a bye
-WEIGHT (285): Round 5 - Louis de Jager (Battle Creek) over Issac Sullivan (Boone Central/Newman Grove) (Fall 0:42)
-WEIGHT (285): 3rd Place Match - Isaac Sullivan (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Cristian Aparicio (Grand Island) (Fall 4:07)


Palmer
-WEIGHT (113): Quarterfinals - Spencer Wichmann (Palmer) over Tommy Nelson (Oakland/Craig) (Fall 5:56)
-WEIGHT (113): Semifinals - Mario Venzor (Schyuler) over Spencer Wichmann (Palmer) (MD 16-6)
-WEIGHT (113): Round 1 - Spencer Wichmann (Palmer) received a bye
-WEIGHT (113): Round 2 - Jaden Ziemba (Battle Creek) over Spencer Wichmann (Palmer) (Fall 5:23)
-WEIGHT (113): Round 3 - Mario Venzor (Schuyler) over Spencer Wichmann (Palmer) (Fall 4:12)

-WEIGHT (113): Round 4 - Spencer Wichmann (Palmer) over Josh Nuckolls (Wahoo/Cedar Bluffs) (Fall 1:20)
-WEIGHT (113): Round 5 - Spencer Wichmann (Palmer) over Pat Lopez (Grand Island) (Fall 0:35)
-WEIGHT (113): 3rd Place Match - Spencer Wichmann (Palmer) over Jaden Ziemba (Battle Creek (Dec 4-2)
-WEIGHT (120): Cons. Quarters - Cody Barbee (Adams Central) vs. Connor Donscheski (Palmer)
-WEIGHT (120): Round 1 - Connor Donscheski (Palmer) over Celvin Lopez (Schuyler) (Dec 9-3)
-WEIGHT (120): Round 2 - Connor Donscheski (Palmer) received a bye
-WEIGHT (120): Round 3 - Tanner Staab (Grand Island Central Catholic) over Connor Donscheski (Palmer) (Dec 11-4)
-WEIGHT (120): Round 4 - Drew Schmidt (Tekamah/Herman) over Connor Donscheski (Palmer) (Dec 12-6)
-WEIGHT (120): Round 5 - Andrew King (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Connor Donscheski (Palmer) (MD 10-0)

-WEIGHT (138): Quarterfinals - Chandler Donscheski  (Palmer) over Justin Hansen (Tekamah/Herman) (Fall 4:30)
-WEIGHT (138): Semifinals - Humberto VIllarreal (Wahoo/Cedar Bluffs) over Chandler Donscheski (Palmer) (Dec 10-8)
-WEIGHT (138): Round 1 - Chandler Donscheski (Palmer) over Johnny Braniff (Tekamah/Herman) (Fall 1:11)
-WEIGHT (138): Round 2 - Chandler Donscheski (Palmer) over Jack O'Neil (Archbishop Bergan) (Fall 2:38)

-WEIGHT (138): Round 3 - Chandler Donscheski (Palmer) over Kyle Kobza (Columbus Scotus) (Fall 3:30)
-WEIGHT (138): Round 4 - Chandler Donscheski (Palmer) over Alex McCarraher (Grand Island Central Catholic) (Fall 1:57)
-WEIGHT (138): Round 5 - Tony Meusch (David City) over Chandler Donscheski (Palmer) (Dec 4-3)
-WEIGHT (138): 3rd Place Match - Bryce Uhing (Oakland/Craig) over Chandler Donscheski (Palmer) (Dec 6-0)
-WEIGHT (145): Quarterfinals - Joseph Feldner (Kearney Catholic) over Hunter Reimers (Palmer) (Dec 4-2)
-WEIGHT (145): Cons. Semis - Ben Metzler (Tekameh/Herman) over Hunter Reimers (Palmer) (MD 8-0)
-WEIGHT (145): Round 1 - Hunter Reimers (Palmer) over Nick Sheldon (Grand Island) (Fall 1:09)
-WEIGHT (145): Round 2 - Hunter Reimers (Palmer) over Kolby Boggs (Archbishop Bergan) (Fall 1:13)
-WEIGHT (145): Round 3 - Hunter Reimers (Palmer) over Marcelino Castillo (Columbus) (Fall 5:13)
-WEIGHT (145): Round 4 - Hunter Reimers (Palmer) received a bye
-WEIGHT (145): Round 5 - Steven Bader (Centennial) over Hunter Reimers (Palmer) (Fall 1:41)
-WEIGHT (145): 7th Place Match - Dustin Papa (David City) over Hunter Reimers (Palmer) (Fall 1:24)
-WEIGHT (152): Cons. Quarters - Anthony Grossi (Palmer) vs. Michael Landauer (Tekamah/Herman)
-WEIGHT (152): Round 1 - Anthony Grossi (Palmer) over Bryce Wilshusen (HIgh Plains Community) (Dec 8-5)
-WEIGHT (152): Round 2 - Anthony Grossi (Palmer) received a bye
-WEIGHT (152): Round 3 - Caleb Novak (Schuyler) over Anthony Grossi (Palmer) (MD 12-0)
-WEIGHT (152): Round 4 - Anthony Grossi received a bye
-WEIGHT (152): Round 5 - Mike Kulhanek (Howells/Dodge) over Anthony Grossi (Palmer) (Dec 9-4)
-WEIGHT (160): Cons. Quarters - Johnathan Jacobson (David City) vs. Wyatt Bader (Palmer)
-WEIGHT (160): Round 1 - Jamal Johnson (Madison) over Wyatt Bader (Palmer) (Fall 1:00)
-WEIGHT (160): Round 2 - Marcus Dodson (Columbus Scotus) over Wyatt Bader (Palmer) (Fall 0:26)
-WEIGHT (160): Round 3 - Wyatt Bader (Palmer) received a bye
-WEIGHT (160): Round 4 - Levi Kruger (Boone Central/Newman Grove) over Wyatt Bader (Palmer) (Fall 0:48)
-WEIGHT (160): Round 5 - Wyatt Bader (Palmer) received a bye


Aquinas Invite

Broken Bow
-WEIGHT (132): 3rd Place Match - Joel Meyers (Broken Bow) over Luke Haberman (Bishop Neumann) (Dec 8-1)
-WEIGHT (145): Cons. Round 3 - Karson Russell (Broken Bow) over Dalton Cline (Bishop Neumann)  (Fall 4:39)
-WEIGHT (145): Cons. Semis - Blaine Hohn (Bishop Neumann) over Karson Russell (Broken Bow) (Fall 4:01)
-WEIGHT (152): Cons. Round 3 - Austin French (Broken Bow) over Sean Determan (Bishop Neumann (Fall 1:49)
-WEIGHT (195): Quarterfinals - Preston Sanchez (Broken Bow) over Shawn Barger (Bishop Neumann) (Dec 4-1)
-WEIGHT (220): Quarterfinals - Evan Welsh (Bishop Neumann) over Robert Addleman (Broken Bow) (Fall 1:41)


Nebraska Christian
-WEIGHT (132): Cons. Semis - Luke Haberman (Bishop Neumann) over Jeremiah Ebel (Nebraska Christian) (Dec 11-7)
-WEIGHT (160): Cons. Round 3 - Luke Swanson (Nebraska Christian) over Jesse Meduna (Bishhop Neumann) (Fall 0:52)


Amherst Invite

Arcadia/Loup City
-WEIGHT (220): Cons. Semis - Michael Winberg (Pleasanton) over Zach Hulinsky (Arcadia/Loup City)

Anselmo/Merna
-WEIGHT (160): Champ. Round 1 - Will Paul (Neligh/Oakdale) over Mitchell Burnett (Anselmo/Merna) (TF 22-6 4:36)
-WEIGHT (160): Cons. Round 1 - Mitchell Burnett (Anselmo/Merna) over Josh Araujo (Overton) (Fall 0:42)

-WEIGHT (160): Cons. Round 2 - Cole Remmenga (Elwood) over Mitchell Burnett (Anselmo/Merna) (Fall 1:28)
-WEIGHT (182): Champ. Round 1 - Justin Wells (Anselmo/Merna) received a bye
-WEIGHT (182): Quarterfinals - Justin Wells (Anselmo/Merna) over Jake Brunk (Shelton/Kenesaw) (Fall 5:15)
-WEIGHT (182): Semifinals - Justin Wells (Anselmo/Merna) over Grady Stunkel (Ansley/Litchfield) (Dec 4-2)
-WEIGHT (182): 1st Place Match - Zack Kerner (Arapahoe) over Justin Wells (Anselmo/Merna) (Dec 7-0)


Ansley/Litchfield
-WEIGHT (106): Champ. Round 1 - Ronnie Bay (Ansley/Litchfield) received a bye
-WEIGHT (106): Quarterfinals - Brady Haughton (Fullerton) over Ronnie Bay (Ansley/Litchfield) (Fall 0:50)
-WEIGHT (106): Cons. Round 2 - Dalton Donegan (South Loup) over Ronnie Bay (Ansley/Litchfield) (Fall 1:54)
-WEIGHT (138): Champ. Round 1 - Bo Slingsby (Ansley/Litchfield) received a bye
-WEIGHT (138): Quarterfinals - Bo Slingsby (Ansley/Litchfield) over Franc Sauceda (Shelton/Kenesaw) (MD 9-0)
-WEIGHT (138): Semifinals - Bo Slingsby (Ansley/Litchfield) over Colten Bergt (Amherst) (Dec 7-4)
-WEIGHT (138): 1st Place Match - Chris Werth (Eustis/Farnam)  over Bo Slingsby (Ansley/Litchfield) (Fall 5:11)
-WEIGHT (145): Champ. Round 1 - James Mills (Ansley/Litchfield) over Tyson Trotter (Arcadia/Loup City)  (TF 17-0 4:22)
-WEIGHT (145): Quarterfinals - James Mills (Ansley/Litchfield) over Hunter Friend (Fullerton) (Fall 5:56)
-WEIGHT (145): Semifnals - Logan Dibbern (Amherst) over James Mills (Ansley/LItchfield) (Fall 1:52)
-WEIGHT (145): Cons. Semis - Tim Christensen (Amherst) over James Mills (Ansley/Litchfield) (Dec 7-2)
-WEIGHT (152): Champ. Round 1 - Marcus Kallenegger (Amherst) over Austin Johnson (Ansley/Litchfield) (Fall 1:12)
-WEIGHT (152): Cons. Round 1 - Austin Johnson (Ansley/Litchfield) over Adam Beckman (Aurora) (Fall 2:56)
-WEIGHT (152): Cons. Round 2 - Stephen Duffy (Shelton/Kenesaw) over Austin Johnson (Ansley/Litchfield) (Fall 2:55)
-WEIGHT (160): Champ. Round 1 - Seth Racicky (Ansley/Litchfield) over Taten Benson (Cambridge) (Fall 0:57)
-WEIGHT (160): Quarterfinals - Colby Collier (Sandhills/Thedford) over Seth Racicky (Ansley/Litchfield) (Dec 9-2)
-WEIGHT (160): Cons. Round 2 - Seth Racicky (Ansley/LItchfield) over Taten Benson (Cambridge) (Fall 0:57)
-WEIGHT (160): Cons. Round 3 - Cole Remmenga (Elwood) over Seth Racicky (Ansley/Litchfield) (Dec 9-2)
-WEIGHT (170):  Champ. Round 1 - Hoss Smith (Ansley/Litchfield) received a bye

-WEIGHT (170): Quarterfinals - Cole Hewett (Sandhills/Thedford) over Hoss Smith (Ansley/Litchfield) (Fall 4:49)
-WEIGHT (170): Cons. Round 2 - Hoss Smith (Ansley/Litchfield) over Hunter Brophy (Aurora) (Fall 2:30)
-WEIGHT (170): Cons. Round 3 - Hoss Smith (Ansley/Litchfield) over Austin Skibinski (Arcadia/Loup City) (Fall 3:29)

-WEIGHT (170): Cons. Semis - Jose Gomez (Shelton/Kenesaw) over Hoss Smith (Ansley/Litchfield) (SV-1 4-2)
-WEIGHT (182): Champ. Round 1 - Grady Stunkel (Ansley/Litchfield) received a bye
-WEIGHT (182): Quarterfinals - Grady Stunkel (Ansley/Litchfield) over Dane Bogard (Amherst) (Dec 7-4)
-WEIGHT (182): Semifinals - Justin Wells (Anselmo/Merna) over Grady Stunkel (Ansley/Litchfield)

-WEIGHT (182): Cons. Semis - Grady Stunkel (Ansley/Litchfield) over Devin Hoelscher (Cambridge) (Dec 5-1)
-WEIGHT (182): 3rd Place match - Grady Stunkel (Ansley/Litchfield) overe Colby Roland (Neligh/Oakdale) (UTB (3-2)
-WEIGHT (195): Quarterfinals - Chase Corbin (Ansley/Litchfield) over Josh Holtze (Cambridge) (Fall 5:03)
-WEIGHT (195): Semifinals - Jacob Martenson (Amherst) over Chase Corbin (Ansley/Litchfield (Fall 1:47)
-WEIGHT (195): Cons. Semis - Justin Wilson (Plainview) over Chase Corbin (Ansley/Litchfield) (Dec 3-0)


Fullerton
-WEIGHT (152): Cons. Round 1 - Trevor Collins (Fullerton) over Tony Vollmer (Sumner/Eddyville/Miller) (Fall 4:32)

Pleasanton
-WEIGHT (106): Champ. Round 1 - Terry Stephens (Pleasanton) received a bye
-WEIGHT (106): Quarterfinals - Trace Baasch (Amherst) over Terry Stephens (Pleasanton) (Fall 1:14)
-WEIGHT (106): Cons. Round 2 - Terry Stephens (Pleasanton) received a bye
-WEIGHT (106): Cons. Round 3 - Terry Stephens (Pleasanton) over Dalton Donegan (South Loup) (Fall 0:40)
-WEIGHT (106): Cons. Semis - Terry Stephens (Pleasanton) over Tyler Kapperman (Arapahoe) (Dec 6-5)
-WEIGHT (106): 3rd Place Match - Terry Stephens (Pleasanton) over Hunter Cobb (Amherst) (Dec 6-4)
-WEIGHT (126): Champ. Round 1 - Ben Bogle (Elwood) over Dalton Loeffelholz (Pleasanton) (Fall 4:30)
-WEIGHT (126): Cons. Round 1 - Dalton Loeffelholz (Pleasanton) over Carl Narber (Aurora) (Fall 1:43)
-WEIGHT (126): Cons. Round 2 - Dalton Loeffelholz (Pleasanton) over Rollie Schleichardt (South Loup) (Fall 2:15)
-WEIGHT (126): Cons Round 3 - Dalton Loeffelholz (Pleasanton) over Joel Van Diest (Sandhills/Thedford) (Fall 4:27)
-WEIGHT (126): Cons. Semis - Konner Brazhaf (Cambridge) over Dalton Loeffelholz (Pleasanton) (Fall 0:31)
-WEIGHT (132): Quarterfinals - Brandt Florell (Amherst) over Tristen Bruns (Pleasanton) (For.)
-WEIGHT (132): Cons. Round 1 - Jacob Mason (South Loup) over Tristen Bruns (Pleasanton) (Fall 0:47)
-WEIGHT (138): Champ. Round 1 - Dylan Moore (Plainview) over Nash Meyer (Pleasanton) (Fall 0:47)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Round 1 - Nash Meyer (Pleasanton) received a bye
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Round 2 - Jackson Ebbers (Cambridge) over Nash Meyer (Pleasanton) (Dec 8-1)

-WEIGHT (145): Champ. Round 1 - Colton Lammers (Pleasanton) over Dillon Lawter (Amherst) (Fall 3:02)
-WEIGHT (145): Quarterfinals - Colton Lammers (Pleasanton) over Tim Christensen (Amherst) (Fall 3:12)
-WEIGHT (145): Semifinals - Colton Lammers (Pleasanton) over Hunter Mowry (Cambridge) (Fall 3:58)
-WEIGHT (145): 1st Place Match - Colton Lammers (Pleasanton) over Logan Dibbern (Amherst) (Dec 8-5)
-WEIGHT (220): Champ. Round 1 - Michael Winberg (Pleasanton) over Ty Bonde (South Loup) (Fall 1:43)
-WEIGHT (220): Quarterfinals - Michael WInberg (Pleasanton) over Robert Gardner (Arapahoe) (Dec 14-12)

-WEIGHT (220): Semifinals - Payton Schake (Amherst) over Michael Winberg (Pleasanton) (Fall 1:44)
-WEIGHT (220): Cons. Semis - Michael Winberg (Pleasanton) over Zach Hulinsky (Arcadia/Loup City) (SV-1 3-1)
-WEIGHT (220): 3rd Place Match - Robert Gardner (Arapahoe) over Michael Winberg (Pleasanton) (Fall 1:42)


Sandhills/Thedford
-WEIGHT (126): Cons. Round 3 - Dalton Loeffelholz (Pleasanton) over Joel Van Diest (Sandhills/Thedford) (Fall 4:27)

Central City Invite

Ord
-WEIGHT (120): Quarterfinals - Luke Peterson (Central City) over Palton Lech (Ord) (Fall 4:24)
-WEIGHT (120): 3rd Place Match - Palton Lech (Ord) over Logan Slater (Fairbury) (TF 15-0 4:33)
-WEIGHT (138): Quarterfinals - Lance Luehm (Ord) over Dale Jones (Central City) (Fall 3:08)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Semis - Tyler DeBoer (Fairbury) over Lance Luehm (Ord) (Fall 0:45)
-WEIGHT (145): Quarterfinals - Jonah Peterson (Central City) over Kaden Daw (Ord) (Fall 3:13) 
-WEIGHT (145): Cons. Semis - Kaden Dawe (Ord) over Cole Fousek (St. Paul) (Fall 2:33)
-WEIGHT (145): 3rd Place Match - Jonah Peterson (Central City) over Kade Dawe (Ord) (Dec 6-2)
-WEIGHT (152): Cons. Semis - Gavin Trompke (Ord) over Justyn Franklin (Fairbury) (Dec 10-9)
-WEIGHT (160): Cons. Round 1 - Noah Anderson (Central City) over Brennen Lech (Ord) (Inj. [time])
-WEIGHT (170): Semifinals - Cade Svoboda (Ord) over Brach Schoch (Central City) (Dec 5-0)


St. Paul
-WEIGHT (106): Semifinals - Tyler Cunningham (St. Paul) over Harley Beckman (Aurora) (Fall 1:03)
-WEIGHT (106): 1st Place Match - Tyler Cunningham (St. Paul) over Bryan Haines (Northwest) (Dec 6-0)
-WEIGHT (113): Semifinals - Zach Trumble (Aurora) over Payton Marmot (St. Paul) (Fall 3:27
-WEIGHT (113): 3rd Place Match - Victor Jimenez (Logan View) over Payton Marmot (St. Paul) (Fall 2:03)
-WEIGHT (126): Quarterfinals - Dillon Paczosa (St. Paul) over Dalton Meyer (Fairbury) (Dec 6-0)
-WEIGHT (126): Semifinals - Dillon Paczosa (St. Paul) over Levi SaBell (Aurora) (Dec 7-3)
-WEIGHT (126): 1st Place Match - Dillon Paczosa (St. Paul) over Wyatt Lilenthal (Northwest) (Fall 2:29)
-WEIGHT (132): Quarterfinals - Anthony Moyer (Fairbury) over Collin Lothrop (St. Paul) (Fall 1:48)
-WEIGHT (132): Cons. Round 1 - Phoenix Kalinski (Northwest) over Collin Lothrop (St. Paul) (Fall 1:28)
-WEIGHT (138): Quarterfinals - Drake Berancur (Logan View) over Ryan Jurgenson (St. Paul) (Dec 9-8)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Round 1 - Ryan Jurgenson (St. Paul) over Dale Jones (Central City) (Fall 2:15)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Semis - Ryan Jurgenson (St. Paul) over Gage Foged (Aurora) (Fall 3:45)

-WEIGHT (138): 3rd Place Match - Ryan Jurgenson (St. Paul) over Tyler DeBoer (Fairbury) (Fall 2:27)
-WEIGHT (145): Quarterfinals - Cole Fousek (St. Paul) over Nathan Rock (Logan View) (Fall 5:39)
-WEIGHT (145): Semifinals - Damian Green (Fairbury) over Cole Fousek (St. Paul) (Fall 1:59)
-WEIGHT (145): Cons. Semis - Kaden Dawe (Ord) over Cole Fousek (St. Paul) (Fall 2:33)
-WEIGHT (152): Quarterfinals - Justyn Franklin (Fairbury) over Caden Lothrop (St. Paul) (Fall 1:05)
-WEIGHT (152): Cons. Round 1 - Tucker Schneiderheinz (Central City) over Caden Lothrop (St. Paul) (Fall 1:26)
-WEIGHT (160): Quarterfinals - David Gross (St. Paul) over Noah Anderson (Central City) (Fall 1:18)
-WEIGHT (160): Semifinals - David Gross (St. Paul) over Jared Sullivan (Aurora) MD (10-2)
-WEIGHT (160): 1st Place Match - David Gross (St. Paul) over Jacob Johnson (Fairbury) (Dec 3-0)
-WEIGHT (170): Quarterfinals - Tanner Wonch (Aurora) over Matt Jameson (St. Paul) (Fall 3:12)
-WEIGHT (170): Cons. Round 1 - Matt Jameson (St. Paul) over Patrick Ondrak (Fairbury) (Dec 5-1)
-WEIGHT (170): Cons. Semis - Brad Schoch (Central City) over Matt Jameson (St. Paul) (Dec 4-0)
-WEIGHT (182): Quarterfinals - Wesley Jackson (Fairbury) over Hunter Kocian (St. Paul) (Dec 8-2)
-WEIGHT (182): Cons. Round 1 - Hunter Kocian (St. Paul) over Noah Carlson (Central City) (Fall 3:10)
-WEIGHT (182): Cons. Semis - Chase Christensen (Holdrege) over Hunter Kocian (St. Paul) (Fall 3:12)

Comstock Water Main Break


COMSTOCK -- A water main break in Comstock has caused the village to issue a boil water advisory for all customers. The adivisory is in effect until there is no longer a public health concern. Customers will be notified with that happens. 

High School Basketball Preview: Ord at CWC


BARTLETT -- Ord and CWC boys and girls meet up this weekend in Bartlett. Gabe Altieri has a preview of the games. 
LISTEN: High School Basketball Preview - Ord at CWC

HIGHLIGHTS: CWC at Spalding Academy


SPALDING -- Hear the highlights of CWC girl's, 56-39, win and boys, 70-68, win over Spalding Academy. Chuck Fryzek has the calls.
GIRLS: CWC 56 - Spalding Academy 39
BOYS: CWC 70 - Spalding Academy 68

1/9 High School Sports Slate


BASKETBALL

GAMES UPCOMING OR NOT YET SCORED

BOYS

Ravenna vs. Wood River

Palmer vs. Ansley/Litchfield

FINALS

BOYS

Boone Central/Newman Grove 50 - O'Neil 35

Broken Bow 51 - Holdrege 47

Ord 47 - Gibbon 41

Sandy Creek 71 - St. Paul 49

Adams Central 74 - Arcadia/Loup City 39

Nebraska Christian 36 - Central Valley 29

CWC 70 - Spaldings Academy 68

Fullerton 48 - Cross County 45 OT

Pleasanton 65 - Eustis/Farnam 29

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 65 - Riverside 55

Mullen 52 - Sandhills/Thedford 51

GIRLS

Boone Central/Newman Grove 57 - O'Neil 25

Holdrege 59 - Broken Bow 47

Ord 67 - Gibbon 24

Sandy Creek 41 - St. Paul 38

Adams Central 59 - Arcadia/Loup City 39

St. Mary's 47 - Elgin Public/Pope John 37

Nebraska Christian 45 - Central Valley 30

Wood River 44 - Ravenna 39

Ansley/Litchfield 45 - Palmer 43

CWC 56 - Spalding Academy 39

Fullerton 50 - Cross County 33

Pleasanton 45 - Eustis/Farnam 38

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 50 - Riverside 31

Mullen 48 - Sandhills/Thedford 45

WRESTLING

High Plains Invite

Boone Central/Newman Grove
Palmer

Burwell Invite

Arcadia/Loup City
-WEIGHT (120): Quarterfinals - Wyatt Lane (Arcadia/Loup City) over Alejandro Quiroga (Hershey) (Fall 0:48)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Round 2 - Tanner Lamoree (Cross County/Osceola) over Brady Krzycki (Arcadia/Loup City) (Fall 1:34)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Round 1 - Tanner Lamoree (Cross County/Osceola) over Tyson Trotter (Arcadia/Loup City) (Fall 2:34)
-WEIGHT (220): Champ. Round 1 - Zach Hulinksky (Arcadia/Loup City) over Greg Mohr (Cross County/Osceola) (Fall 0:51)
-WEIGHT (285): 1st Place Match - Hunter Miller (Cross County/Osceola) over Lane Hruby (Arcadia/Loup City) (Fall 2:49)
 

Ravenna
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Round 2 - Darrell Russell (Ravenna) over Jacob Mackley (Hershey) (Fall 2:04)
-WEIGHT (138): Cons. Round 3 - Darrell Russell (Ravenna) over Tanner Lamoree (Cross County/Osceola) (Fall 1:45) 

Sargent/Burwell/Loup County
-WEIGHT (106): Cons. Semis - Mason Gabel (Cross County/Osceola) over Zak Olson (Sargent/Burwell/Loup County) (Fall 5:46)
-WEIGHT (120): Cons. Round 2 - Alejandro Quiroga (Hershey) over Joel Hogmire (Sargent/Burwell/Loup County) (Dec 6-0)
-WEIGHT (132): Cons. Round 1 - Ryan Dawe (Sargent/Burwell/Loup County) over Richard Lee (Hershey) (Fall 2:40)
-WEIGHT (132): Cons. Round 2 - Trae Meysenburg (Cross County/Osceola) over Ryan Dawe (Sargent/Burwell/Loup County) (Fall 2:13)
-WEIGHT (182): 1st Place Match - Tori Huffman (Sargent/Burwell/Loup County) over Garrett Davidson (Cross County/Osceola) (Dec 4-2)
-WEIGHT (195): 1st Place Match - Kelly Cliffods (Cross County/Osceola) over Lane Helgoth (Sargent/Burwell/Loup County) (Dec 4-2)
-WEIGHT (285): Semifinals - Hunter Miller over Thomas Hughes (Sargent/Burwell/Loup County) (DQ)


Central Valley
-WEIGHT (106): Quarterfinals - Mason Gabriel (Cross County/Osceola) over Joshua Ibach (Central Valley) (Fall 0:31)
-WEIGHT (132): Champ. Round 1 - Trae Meysenburg (Cross County/Osceola) over Clay Stepp (Central Valley) (Fall 0:38)
-WEIGHT (152): Semifinals - Chayton Crow (Hershey) over Riley Dugan (Central Valley) (Dec 5-0)


Elgin Public/Pope John
-WEIGHT (106): 3rd Place Match - Mason Gabriel (Cross County/Osceola) over Logan Henn (Elgin Public/Pope John) (MD 10-2)
-WEIGHT (120): Quarterfinals - Alex Dubas (Cross County/Osceola) over Geoffrey Carr (Elgin Public/Pope John) (Fall 0:24)


Riverside
-WEIGHT (220)Quarterfinals - Bryan McGahan (Hershey) over Jestin Beed (Riverside) (Fall 0:21)
-WEIGHT (220): Cons. Round 2 - Greg Mohr (Cross County/Osceola) over Jestin Beed (Riverside) (Fall 0:18)

 

Ag Sale Tax Exemption Workshop to be Held in Ord


ORD -- The Nebraska Department of Revenue is holding a workshop at the Valley County Economic Development Office for farmers and ranchers detailing the new agricultural sales tax exemption. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Ag Sale Tax Exemption Workshop to be Held in Ord

Former Husker Trev Alberts to be Inducted in CFB Hall of Fame


DALLAS -- Former Nebraska linebacker Trev Alberts was announced as a 2015 College Football Hall of Fame inductee in Dallas, this morning. The 44-year-old played in Lincoln from 1990-1993. He was a First-Team All-American his senior season after compiling 15 sacks and 21 tackles for loss. Nebraska fell to eventual national champion Florida State in the Orange Bowl that season. The Indianapolis Colts selected 5th overall in the 1994 NFL Draft, but was sidlined by injuries and retired in 1997. Alberts is currently the Director of Athletics at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. The induction is December 8th in New York City.

High School Basketball Preview: CWC at Spalding Academy


SPALDING -- CWC and Spalding Academy are in action tonight on KNLV. Gabe Altieri previews the games. 
LISTEN: High School Basketball Preview - CWC at Spalding Academy

1/9 High School Sports Scores


HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

BOYS

Burwell 49 - Central Valley 27

Fullerton 54 - Nebraska Christian 41

Riverside 53 - Hearland/Lutheran 41

GIRLS

Burwell 51 - Central Valley 40

Fullerton 48 - Nebraska Christian 25

Ravenna 53 - Doniphan/Trumbull 39

Heartland/Lutheran 46 - Riverside 43

WRESTLING

St. Paul 48 - Minden 21
 

No. 19 Nebraska Women Use Late Rally to Top Michigan State


EAST LANSING, MI -- #19 Nebraska finished the game on an 11-1 run to top Michigan State, 71-67, on Thursday. The Huskers scored 41 points in the second half, but were just 3-of-18 from behind the arc. A big help was 38 points in the paint. Emily Cady led the team with 16 points. 

Nebraska Men Welcome Back Bigs, Pick Up Win


LINCOLN -- Nebraska Men's basketball got its first Big Ten win of the season, 65-49, over Rutgers on Thursday. The team welcomed back big men, Moses Abraham and Leslee Smith. The former was sidelined for the last seven games with a broken right hand, while the latter saw his first action of the year after knee surgery in July. The pair combined for five points, five rebounds and two assists. Forward Terran Petteway led the way with 20 points. 

Thursday 1/8 High School Sports Slate


BASKETBALL 

GAMES FEATURE BOYS AND GIRLS UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED

Central Valley at Burwell (Available at V-103.9 and KNLVRadio.com)

Fullerton at Nebraska Christian

Ravenna at Doniphan/Trumbull

Heartland/Lutheran at Riverside

Sandhills/Thedford at South Loup

WRESTLING

Ord at Pleasanton

Minden at St. Paul

 

Nebraska Men's and Women's Basketball Look for First Conference Wins.


LINCOLN -- Nebraska men's and women's basketball have started conference play a combined 0-4, but can each get on track tonight. The men's squad welcomes new Big Ten foe Rutgers to Lincoln at 8:00 PM. The women dropped seven spots in the most recent AP Poll and looks for its first Big Ten victory against Michigan State in East Lansing at 7:30 PM.

Broken Bow Elks Club Hoop Shoot Results


BROKEN BOW -- The Broken Bow Elks Lodge held its annual Hoop Shoot this past week. Gabe Altieri details the event and what's next for the winners.
LISTEN: Broken Bow Elks Club Hoop Shoot Results

High School Basketball Preview: Central Valley vs. Burwell


BURWELL -- Central Valley and Burwell faceoff on the court Tuesday on KNLV. Gabe Altieri has a preview of the games.
LISTEN: High School Basketball Preview - Central Valley vs. Burwell

SPORTS: Mike Riley Makes Four Staff Additions Official


NCAA FOOTBALL

Mike Riley announces four coaches to staff: Running Backs - Reggie Davis, Defensive Line - Hank Hughes, Offensive Coordinator - Danny Langsdorf, and Secondary Coach - Charlton Warren.

LISTEN: Mike Riley Makes Four Staff Additions Official

Nebraska DOR Interested in Purchasing Land West of Ord


ORD -- Representatives from the Nebraska Department of Roads were at the most recent Ord City Council meeting to explain the states wish to purchase land to the west of Highway 70. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Nebraska DOR Interested in Purchasing Land West of Ord

HIGHLIGHTS: Cozad Boys 56 - Ord Boys 46


COZAD -- Hear the highlights from Cozad's comeback win over Ord. Chuck Fryzek on the calls,
HIGHLIGHTS: Cozad Boys 56 - Ord Boys 46

HIGHLIGHTS: Ord Girls 45 - Cozad Girls 34


COZAD -- Hear the highlights of the Ord girls win over Cozad on Tuesday. Chuck Fryzek has the calls.
HIGHLIGHTS: Ord Girls 45 - Cozad Girls 34

1/7/15 Central Nebraska AM Sports


NCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Nebraska falls to #18 in USA Today/Coaches Poll after blowout loss to Maryland on Saturday.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

FINALS

BOYS

Cozad 56 - Ord 46


Fullerton 52 - Arcadia/Loup City 42

Ainsworth 71 - Burwell 26

Spalding Academy 82 - Elgin Public/Pope John 47

Palmer 42 - Twin Loup 36

Sandhills/Thedford 54 - Sutherland 33

GIRLS

Fullerton 41 - Arcadia/Loup City 12

Ainsworth 58 - Burwell 47

Elgin Public/Pope John 51 - Spalding Academy 43

Twin Loup 40 - Palmer 38

Sandhills/Thedford 58 - Sutherland 36

WRESTLING

Broken Bow 55 - Ogallala 24

LISTEN: 1/7/15 Central Nebraska AM Sports

1/6/15 Central Nebraska PM Sports


NCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Nebraska falls to #18 in USA Today/Coaches Poll after blowout loss to Maryland on Saturday.

HIGH SCHOOOL BASKETBALL

UPCOMING GAMES

BOYS

Ord at Cozad (Available on V-103.9 and KNLVRadio.com)

St. Paul at Sandy Creek

Arcadia/Loup City at Fullerton

Ainsworth at Burwell

Spalding Academy at Elgin Public/Pope John

Palmer at Twin Loup

Sandhills/Thedford at Southerland

GIRLS

Ord at Cozad (Available on V-103.9 and KNLVRadio.com

St. Paul at Sandy Creek

Broken Bow at Amherst

Arcadia/Loup City at Fullerton

Aisnworth at Burwell

Spalding Academy vs. Elgin Public/Pope John

Palmer vs. Twin Loup

Sandhills/Thedford at Sutherland

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING

Invites with area teams involved

Aurora Dual Invite

Boone Central/Newman Grove

Triangulars

Arcadia/Loup City
-- Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinhauer/Pawnee City
-- Friend

Regular Matches

Broken Bow at Ogallala
 

LISTEN: 1/6/15 Central Nebraska PM Sports

Ord City Council to Take Bids on Community Pool


ORD -- JEO Consulting Group presented the Ord City Council with a scope of their fees to build a community pool. Gabe Altieri explains what the council plans to do from there.
LISTEN: Ord City Council to take Bids on Community Pool

High School Basketball Preview: Ord at Cozad


COZAD -- A full week of high school basketball continues on KNLV tonight. Here's Gabe Altieri with a preview of Ord and Cozad.
LISTEN - High School Basketball Preview: Ord at Cozad

1/6/15 Central Nebraska AM Sports


NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL

Iowa 70 - Nebraska 59
-Shields: 25 points (ties season-high)
-NEB: 2-of-14 3pt%

NCAA WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL

Lincoln Journal Star reports former LSU First Team All-American Briana Holman is considering tranferring to Nebraska, visted school on Sunday.

NCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Nebraska falls from #12 to #19 in AP Poll after blowout loss to Maryland on Saturday.

LISTEN: 1/6/15 Central Nebraska AM Sports

1/5/15 Central Nebraska PM Sports


NCAA WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL

Lincoln Journal Star reports former LSU First Team All-American Briana Holman is considering tranferring to Nebraska, visted school on Sunday.

NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL

Nebraska at Iowa, 8 P.M. (BTN)

NCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Nebraska falls from #12 to #19 in AP Poll after blowout loss to Maryland on Saturday.

LISTEN: 1/5/15 Central Nebraska PM Sports

Miss Rodeo Nebraska Set for Coronation


ERICSON -- Joni Lynn Qualm has here coronation fro Miss Rodeo Nebraska this Saturday. Gabe Altieri caught up with Joni to talk about how she got here and what's next.

WHAT: Miss Rodeo Nebraska Coronation
WHERE: Younes Convention Center, Kearney, NE.
WHEN: Event begins at 5:30 with social hour. 
OTHER: Tickets: $35 for Adults, $25 for Children and Visiting Royalty. 

For more information contact janequalm@hotmail.com or 308-653-2147

LISTEN: Miss Rodeo Nebraska Set for Coronation

Ansley-Litchfield VB Star Siegel Chooses Hastings College


ANSLEY/LITCHFIELD -- Ansley/Litchfield volleyball star Lindsy Siegel has chosen where she will play collegiately. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Ansley-Litchfield VB Star Siegel Chooses Hastings College

1/3/15 Central Nebraska PM Sports


NCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

3:00 PM -- #14 Maryland vs. #12 Nebraska

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

UPCOMING GAMES

BOYS

West Holt vs. Ord

Aurora vs. St. Paul

Arcadia/Loup City vs. Palmer

Humphrey/St. Francis vs. Nebraska Christian

GIRLS

West Holt vs. Ord

Aurora vs. St. Paul

Arcadia/Loup City vs. Palmer

Humphrey/St. Francis vs. Nebraska Christian

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING

INVITES W/ AREA SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING

Filmore Central Invite

Ravenna
Palmer

Newman Grove Invite

Fullerton
Nebraska Christian

OTHER MATCHES

Sargent/Burwell/Loup County vs. Valentine
 

1/3/15 Central Nebraska AM Sports


HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

FINALS

BOYS

Neligh-Oakdale 59 - Burwell 33

Bertrand 58 - Ravenna 52

Anselmo-Merna 61 - Eustis/Farnam 29

Giltner 73 - Palmer 34

GIRLS

Burwell 45 - Neligh-Oakdale 29

Giltner 38 - Palmer 25

1/2/15 Central Nebraska PM Sports


HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

UPCOMING GAMES

BOYS

Burwell vs. Neligh-Oakdale

Bertrand vs. Ravenna

Eustis-Farnam vs. Anselmo-Merna

Palmer vs. Giltner

GIRLS

Burwell vs. Neligh-Oakdale

Bertrand vs. Ravenna

Eustis-Farnam vs. Anslemo-Merna

Palmer vs. Giltner

High School Basketball Preview: Arcadia/Loup City at Palmer


PALMER -- KNLV brings you high school basketball action with Arcadia/Loup City visting Palmer on Saturday. Gabe Altieri previews the games.
LISTEN: High School Basketball Preview - Arcadia/Loup City at Palmer

County Government Day May Be Coming Back to Valley County


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Ord Vets Club wants to bring County Government Day back to Valley County. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: County Government Day Coming to Valley County

01/01/15 Central Nebraska AM Sports


NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL

Indiana 70 - Nebraska 65

-Big Ten opener.
-Petteway: 23 pts.
-NEB: 5th loss of the season.

LISTEN: 01/01/15 Central Nebraska AM Sports

12/31 Central Nebraska PM Sports


NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL

4:30 - Indiana at Nebraska
               -Huskers: First conference game

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

BOYS

Giltner 72 - Central Valley 30

GIRLS

Giltner 55 - Central Valley 32

Heartland/Lutheran 47 - Ansley/Litchfield 42

 

LISTEN: 12/31 Central Nebraska PM Sports

Early Snowfalls Costing Valley County


VALLEY COUNTY -- Early snowstorms have caused Valley County to use a lot of resources clearing roads. Gabe Altieri details how much has been used.
LISTEN: Early Snowfalls Costing Valley County

12/31/14 Central Nebraska AM Sports


NFL

Ndamukong Suh wins appeal with NFL. The former Husker is eligible for Detroit's NFC Wild Card matchup with Dallas.

NCAA FOOTBALL

New Nebraska Head Coach Mike Riley hires Giants QB Coach Danny Langsdorf as Offensive Coordinator.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

BOYS

Ord 62 - Sandy Creek 46

Plattsmouth 68 - St. Paul 31

Ravenna 56 - Centura 44

Nebraska Christian 66 - St. Edward's 54

Elgin Public/Pope John 61 - Burwell 36

Clearwater/Orchard 57 - CWC 51

Stuart 60 - Fullerton 45

Cedar Bluffs 61 - Palmer 42

Riverside 72 - Neligh/Oakdale 63

GIRLS

Central City 55 - Ord 45

Plattsmouth 63 - St. Paul 38

Centura 57 - Ravenna 24

Nebraska Christian 38 - St. Edward's 25

Elgin Public/Pope John 37 - Burwell 33

CWC 58 - Clearwater/Orchard 39

Stuart 58 - Fullerton 45

Cedar Bluffs 63 - Palmer 43

Hitchcock County 45 - Pleasanton 17

Riverside 46 - Neligh/Oakdale 24

LISTEN: 12/31/14 Central Nebraska AM Sports

12/30 Central Nebraska PM Sports


NCAA FOOTBALL

Nebraska Junior Randy Gregory will enter the NFL Draft, per ESPN. Yahoo Sports and ESPN project the defensive end to be a top-five pick.

NCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Huskers drop four spots #16 in USA Today/Coaches Poll after loss to Minnesota on Monday.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

*FINAL*

BOYS

Nebraska Christian 66 - St. Edward's 54

Burwell 61 - Elgin Public/Pope John 36

GIRLS

Plattsmouth 63 - St. Paul 38

Elgin Public/Pope John 37 - Burwell 33

Hitchcock County 45 - Pleasanton 17

*NOT YET SCORED*

BOYS

St. Paul - Plattsmouth

Palmer - Cedar Bluffs

GIRLS

Nebraska Christian - St. Edward's

*LATER ON*

BOYS

Ord - Sandy Creek

Ravenna - Centura

CWC - Clearwater/Orchard

GIRLS

Ord - Central City

Ravenna - Centura

CWC - Clearwater/Orchard

Palmer - Cedar Bluffs

WRESTLING
(Region Schools Participating)

WOOD RIVER DUAL INVITE

Broken Bow

PLEASANTON INVITE

Pleasanton
Central Valley

PIERCE INVITE
 
Riverside

LISTEN: 12/30 Central Nebraska PM Sports

Valley County BOS Recommends Cassiy's Backroad BBQ & Grill for Liquor License


BURWELL -- The Valley County Board of Supervisors recommends a liquor license for Cassidy's Backroad BBQ & Grill in Burwell. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Valley County BOS Recommends Cassiy's Backroad BBQ & Grill for Liquor Li

12/30 Central Nebraska AM Sports


NFL

Former Husker Ndamukong Suh is suspended for Detroit's NFC Wild Card Game at Dallas for stepping on Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers leg on Sunday.

NCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Minnesota 72 - #12 Nebraska 69

-Huskers: Led by 13 at halftime.
-Cady: 21 pts.

LISTEN: 12/30 Central Nebraska AM Sports

12/29 PM Central Nebraska Sports


NFL

Former Husker Ndamukong Suh is suspended for Detroit's NFC Wild Card Game at Dallas for stepping on Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers leg on Sunday.

NCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Nebraska remains 12th in latest AP Poll. The Huskers have stayed at that spot for five straight weeks. The team opens Big Ten play tonight against Minnesota.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

The Riverside Holiday Tournament has been postponed until Tuesday in Giltner. Game's will be played at the same time they were scheduled on Monday.
 

LISTEN: 12/29 PM Central Nebraska Sports

Elks Lodge Organizers Expect Large Crowd for Hoop Shoot


BROKEN BOW -- The Broken Bow Elks Lodge is holding its annual Hoop Shoot to kick off 2015. Gabe Altieri explains how organizers are expecting a large turnout.

All area schools have been sent specific information on the event. For additional information give Stan or Nancy Sedlacek a call at 308-872-6192

LISTEN: Elk Lodge Organizers Expect Large Crowd for Hoop Shoot

Elks Lodge Organizers Expect Large Crowd for Hoop Shoot


BROKEN BOW -- The Broken Bow Elks Lodge is holding its annual Hoop Shoot to kick off 2015. Gabe Altieri explains how organizers are expecting a large turnout.

All area schools have been sent specific information on the event. For additional information give Stan or Nancy Sedlacek a call at 308-872-6192

LISTEN: Elk Lodge Organizers Expect Large Crowd for Hoop Shoot

12/27 Central Nebraska PM Sports


COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Holiday Bowl

#24 USC 45 - Nebraska 42

-First game without Pelini

-NEB: Trailed 45-27 in third quarter

-Armstrong: 31-49, 371 yds, 3 TD, INT

-Abdullah: 27 car, 88 yds, TD



 

12/25 PM Sports


MEN'S BASKETBALL

Hawaii Diamond Head Classic

Nebraska 71 - Ohio 58

-Huskers finish 5th in tournament
-Petteway: 22 pts., 10 reb.

Garfield County Mulls Weed Removal Options


GARFIELD COUNTY -- The Garfield County Board of Commissioners are considering ways to hnangle trees and undergrowth bordering public roads, which haven't been trimmed by landowners. Gabe Altieri explains the boards options.
LISTEN: Garfield County Mulls Weed Removal Options

Burwell Chamber Elections Coming in January


BURWELL -- The Burwell Chamber Board is holding Board of Director Elections in January. Gabe Altieri has the details.
LISTEN: Burwell Chamber Elections Coming in January

12/24 Central Nebraska AM Sports


MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Nebraska 50 - Loyola-Marymount 42 (OT)

-Petteway: Back-to-back three-pointers in overtime.
-The teams were tied at 37 after regulation.

WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

-Nebraska moves up to 14 in latest coaches poll.
-Team was 15 last week.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

BOYS

Arcadia/Loup City 72 - Meridian 36

GIRLS

Blue Hill 64 - Arcadia/Loup City 29
 

LISTEN: 12/24 Central Nebraska AM Sports

Ord Post-Prom to Hold Varmint Hunt


ORD -- The Ord Post-Prom Committee wants you to ring in the New Year with a varmint hunt. Below is the point system that will be used to judge the winners.

Bobcat - 20 pts.
Coyote - 15 pts.
Badger - 4 pts.
Coon - 3 pts.
Possum - 2 pts.
Skunk - 2 pts.
Other? - 1 pt.

1st Prize - $250
2nd Prize - 100
3rd Prize - 4%0

For more information, you can contact...

Ron Bower: (308)730-0870
James Psota: (308)730-0021 or (308)728-3195
Todd Zulkoski (308)730-2251

LISTEN: Ord Post-Prom to Hold Varmint Hunt

12/23 Central Nebraska PM Sports


COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Nebraska leaves for San Diego. The Huskers play #24 USC in the Holiday Bowl on Saturday.

WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Nebraska moves up one spot to #14 in latest USA Today/Coaches Poll.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

GIRLS

St. Paul vs. Columbus Scotus
 


LISTEN: 12/23 Central Nebraska PM Sports

UNL-Extension to Hold Producer Profitability Meetings


CENTRAL NEBRASKA -- The Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Custer County is looking to help local producers in a changing cattle market. The group will hold eight meetings throughout January. Dates and locations are listed below.

January 5th - Holt County County Courthouse Annex Meeting Room, O'Neil (10 AM - 2 PM), 402-336-2760

January 5th - Zion Lutheran Church, Ainsworth (5 PM - 9 PM), 402-387-2213

January 6th - Broken Bow Country Club, Broken Bow (10 AM - 2 PM), 308-872-6831

January 12th - College Park, Grand Island (10 AM - 2 PM), 308-236-1235

January 12th - Brady Community Center, Brady (4:30 PM - 9 PM), 308-532-2683

January 13th - Bullseye Building, Mullen (10 AM - 2 PM), 308-645-2267

January 13th - Peppermill Restaurant, Valentine (4 PM - 9 PM), 402-376-1850

January 19th - Kimball Event Center, Kimball (5 PM - 9 PM), 308-235-3122

***Must register one week in advance. Registration is $15/person.
 

LISTEN: UNL-Extension to Hold Producer Profitability Meetings

12/23 AM Central Nebraska Sports


WOMEN'S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

Nebraska lands at number 8 in the final AVCA Poll. It's the 13th time in the last 15 years the team has wrapped up the year in the top-8.

WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Nebraska remains number 12 in latest AP Poll. However, this time they are tied with Kentucky for that spot. The Huskers have been number-12 for four straight weeks.

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Hawaii 66 - Nebraska 58 

-Petteway: 14 pts.
-4th non-conference loss

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

BOYS

Ord 51 - Cross Country 44

Creighton 64 - Elgin Public/Pope John 44

Axtell 61 - Arcadia/Loup City 50

GIRLS

Ord 80 - Cross Country 44

Creighton 60 - Elgin Public/Pope John 42

Arcadia/Loup City 50 - Axtell 39
 


LISTEN: 12/23 AM Central Nebraska Sports

12/22 Afternoon Central Nebraska Sports


WOMEN'S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

Nebraska lands at number 8 in the final AVCA Poll. It's the 13th time in the last 15 years the team has wrapped up the year in the top-8.

WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Nebraska remains number 12 in latest AP Poll. However, this time they are tied with Kentucky for that spot. The Huskers have been number-12 for four straight weeks.

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Nebraska men travel across the Pacific to take on Hawaii tonight. Tip is scheduled for 12:00 AM Central Time.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

BOYS

Ord vs. Cross Country

Creighton vs. Elgin Public/Pope John

GIRLS

Ord vs. Cross Country

Creighton vs. Elgin Public/Pope John

 


LISTEN: 12/22 Afternoon Central Nebraska Sports

Holiday Bull Riding Coming to Ord


ORD -- Bull riding is coming to the Valley County Fairgrounds this Holiday season. Gabe Altieri explain what led to the event landing in Ord.
LISTEN: Holiday Bull Riding Coming to Ord

12/20 Central Nebraska Sports


WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#12 Nebraska 83 - High Point 57

-Theriot: 31 pts.
-Laudermill: 22 pts.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

BOYS

Broken Bow 53 - St. Paul 37

Ord 38 - Centura 35

Burwell 54 - Twin Loup 49 (OT)

Humphrey/Lindsay/Holy Family 69 - Nebraska Christian 57

Sumner/Eddyville/Miller 55 - Ansley/Litchfield 52 (OT)

Sandhills/Thedford 43 - CWC 38

Humphrey/St. Francis 69 - Fullerton 66

Riverside 68 - Giltner 50

GIRLS

St. Paul 42 - Broken Bow 39

Burwell 34 - Twin Loup 24

Elgin Public/Pope John 47 - Boyd County 42

Nebraska Christian 48 - Humphrey/Lindsay/Holy Family 31

Ansley/Litchfield 61 - Sumner/Eddyville/Miller 28

Sandhills/Thedford 42 - CWC 32

Humphrey/St. Francis 42 - Fullerton 37

Pleasanton 36 - Wilcox/Hildreth 31

Giltner 35 - Riverside 13
 

LISTEN: 12/20 Central Nebraska Sports

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Burwell at Twin Loup


TWIN LOUP -- Burwell and Twin Loup boys and girls basketball are in action tonight on KNLV. With a preview of the games, here's Gabe Altieri.
LISTEN: HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PREVIEW - Burwell at Twin Loup

12/19 Central Nebraska Sports


HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

BOYS

Boone Central/Newman Grove 48 - Norfolk Catholic 41

Ainsworth 69 - Broken Bow 59

Adams Central 61 - Ord 34

St. Paul 55 - Arcadia/Loup City 48

Burwell 59 - St. Edward 31

Elwood 67 - Ansely Litchfield 62

Spalding Academy 72 - Central Valley 37

Twin River 54 - Fullerton 44

Stapleton 60 - Twin Loup 28

Anselmo/Merna 64 - Sumner/Eddyville/Miller 45

Humphrey/Lindsay/Holy Family 68 - Palmer 40

Pleasanton 63 - Overton 50

GIRLS

Ainsworth 59 - Broken Bow 46

Adams Central 47 - Ord 34

St. Paul 43 - Arcadia/Loup City 30

Burwell 47 - St. Edward 38

Ansley/Litchfield 60 - Elwood 22

Spalding Academy 53 - Central Valley 44

Twin River 39 - Fullerton 34

Twin Loup 29 - Stapleton 20

Sumner/Eddyville/Miller 54 - Anselmo/Merna 51 (OT)

Humphrey/Lindsay/Holy Family 52 - Palmer 39

Pleasanton 43 - Overton 33

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING

Bayard 42 - Arcadia/Loup CIty 39
 

LISTEN: 12/19 Central Nebraska Sports

HIGHLIGHTS: Spalding Academy Girls 53 - Central Valley Girls 44


CENTRAL NEBRASKA -- Spalding Academy Girls held on to beat Central Valley on Friday. Hear all of Chuck Fryzek's highlights below.
HIGHLIGHTS: Spalding Academy Girls 53 - Central Valley Girls 44

HIGHLIGHTS: Spalding Academy Boys 72 - Central Valley 37


CENTRAL NEBRASKA -- Relive all the highlights of Spalding Academy's win over Central Valley. Chuck Fryze on the calls.
HIGHLIGHTS: Spalding Academy Boys 72 - Central Valley Boys 37

Burwell Christmas Decoration Judging Results


BURWELL -- Businesses and residents were judged based on their Christmas decorations. Gabe Altieri reports on the winners. 

BUSINESSES

1) Barb's Diner

2) Burwell Feeders

3) KC Creations Photography

4) Burwell Floral

5) Burwell Plaza

Honorable Mention: Burwell Community Health Center, Sandstone Grill, Dry Creek Western Wear, Pet Palace.

RESIDENCES

1) Maxson Home

2) Helgoth Home

3) Hulinsky Home

4) Trojan Home

5) Miller Home

Honorable Mention: Bustamente Home, Senn Home, Smith Home, Swett Home
 

LISTEN: Burwell Christmas Decoration Judging Results

VCHS Sells Valley View Senior Living


VALLEY COUNTY -- Valley County Health System has sold Valley View Senior Living as part of its strategic plan. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: VCHS Sells Valley View Senior Living

NLRPP&ID to Maintain Maintenance Rates


ORD -- The North Loup River Public Power and Irrigation District is going to be able to keep its maintenance ratees the same for the next year. Gabe Altieri explains how this is possible.
LISTEN: NLRPP&ID to Maintain Maintenance Rates

High School Basketball Preview: Spalding Academy vs. Central Valley


GREELEY -- Spalding Academy and Central Valley boys and girls basketball are in action tonight on KNLV. Gabe Altieri has the preview.
LISTEN: High School Basketball Preview - Spalding Academy vs. Central Valley

VCHS Donates To Make Christmas Happen




Valley County Health System donated $1,500 from fundraisers to Make Christmas Happen, a local project providing holiday assistance to families in Valley County.


The VCHS Staff Action Committee, a committee dedicated to VCHS associates, donated $475 from their annual bake sale. VCHS also donated $1,025 in proceeds from the annual wreath auction.


Valley County Health System is pleased to contribute the funds from these fundraisers to Make Christmas Happen.


Attached Photo caption:  VCHS President and CEO, William T. Sugg (far right), Director of Professional Services, Bethanne Kunz and Director of Human Resources, Danielle Proskocil (far left) present $1,500 to Make Christmas Happen 2014. Accepting the donation from left to right are Agnes Janda, Marilyn Nelson and Doris David.

HIGHLIGHTS: CWC Boys 63 - Riverside 59 (2OT)


BARTLETT -- Relive Gabe Altieri's calls of a thriller in Bartlett. 
HIGHLIGHTS: CWC Boys 64 - Riverside 59 (2OT)

HIGHLIGHTS: CWC Girls 64 - Riverside Girls 27


BARTLETT -- Relive all the highlights as CWC improves to 6-0. Gabe Altieri on the calls.
HIGHLIGHTS: CWC Girls 63 - Riverside Girls 27

12/18 Central Nebraska Sports


HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

BOYS

Gibbon 48 - Ravenna 45

CWC 65 - Riverside 58 (2OT)

GIRLS

Ravenna 61 - Gibbon 15

CWC 63 - Riverside 27

WRESTLING

York 76 - Boone Central/Newman Grove 4
 

LISTEN: 12/18 Central Nebraska Sports

VCHS Sells Valley View Senior Living Center





Ord, Nebraska (December 18, 2014)—At the start of 2015, Valley County Health Center (VCHS) will be partnering with a new strategic partner, LTC Midwest, LLC. As a result of our new partnership, Valley View Living Center will be purchased by LTC Midwest and will take on the name Valley View Senior Village.


The sale is part of VCHS’ strategic plan to guarantee that its communities have continued access to high-quality long-term nursing care, while also ensuring that VCHS and Valley View Living Center are operating in a fiscally responsible manner.


“Our first priority in the sale was the well being of our residents, patients and associates, which is why we have established a strategic partnership with LTC Midwest that will keep Valley View Senior Village as part of the VCHS family of care,” says Bill Sugg, CEO at VCHS. “This will maintain the facility’s quality of care, provide secure employment and allow residents to continue receiving the benefits of being located next to a hospital.”


LTC Midwest is a long-term care consulting organization based out of Wilber, Nebraska with experience operating skilled nursing centers and assisted living facilities in rural healthcare settings.


“We are excited to become part of the Valley County community, working closely with VCHS to continue providing the highest standard of nursing care in the area,” says Randy Kozeal, President of LTC Midwest, LLC.


The transfer of ownership also includes a two-to-four-year plan for the building of a new skilled nursing facility on the VCHS campus that will be a model for Nebraska and the nation. The planning of this new facility will begin immediately.

NLRPP&ID Mulls Hardenbrook Dam Repair


ORD -- The Hardenbrook Dam in Ord is in need of repair. Gabe Altieri explains the North Loup River Public Power and Irrigation District's plan to fix it.
LISTEN: NLRPP&ID Mulls Hardenbrook Dam Repair

High School Basketball Preview: Riverside at CWC


CHAMBERS -- Riverside and CWC boys and girls basketball meet on KNLV tonight. Here's Gabe Altieri with a look at the matchup.
LISTEN: High School Basketball Preview - Riverside at CWC

NLRPP&ID Board Approves Emergency Financing Plan


ORD -- The North Loup River Public Power and Irrigation District has set up an emergency financial plan for repairs. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: NLRPP&ID Board Approves Emergency Financing Plan

12/16 Central Nebraska Sports


COLLEGE FOOTBALL

-Former Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini becomes head coach of Youngstown St.
-UNL RB Ameer Abdullah (2nd), DE Randy Gregory (3rd) earn AP All-American Honors.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

BOYS

Twin River 46 - Boone Central/Newman Grove 44

Hastings/St. Cecilia 60 - St. Paul 16

High Plains Community 72 - Nebraska Christian 25

Kearney Catholic 66 - Ravenna 63

West Holt 60 - CWC 38

Fullerton 56 - Riverside 48

Anselmo/Merna 63 - Overton 46

Spalding Academy 63 - Palmer 37

Sandhills/Thedford 70 - Stapleton 24

GIRLS

Twin River 47 - Boone Central/Newman Grove 39

Hastings/St. Cecilia 72 - St. Paul 27

High Plains Community 52 - Nebraska Christian 47

Kearney Catholic 60 - Ravenna 24

Ansley/Litchfield 45 - Twin Loup 19

CWC 64 - West Holt 30

Fullerton 56 - Riverside 18

Overton 63 - Anselmo/Merna 32

Spalding Academy 37 - Palmer 29

Sandhills/Thedford 52 - Stapleton 14
 

LISTEN: 12/16 Central Nebraska Sports

Elba Athletic Director Announces 2015-16 Sports


ELBA -- New Elba Athletic Director, Craig Hall, is making some changes in the district. Gabe Altieri explains.


LISTEN: Elba Athletic Director Announces 2015-16 Sports

Pelini to Youngstown St.


YOUNGSTOWN, OH -- Bo Pelini has a new job. Gabe Altieri has the details on the former Nebraska coach's move east.
LISTEN: Pelini to Youngstown St.

Congressman Smith Urges Republicans to Rally Behind Boehner


WASHINGTON -- Speaker of the House John Boehner has come under fire by both Democrats and Republicans in Washington, but Nebraska 3rd District Congressman Adrian Smith cautions Republicans to put party unity over personality.
LISTEN: Congressman Smith Urges Republicans to Rally Behind Boehner

VCHS to Hold Final Board Meeting of 2014


ORD -- Valley County Health System is set to hold its monthly board meeting on Wednesday. Gabe Altieri explains what's on the agenda.
LISTEN: VCHS to Hold Final Board Meeting of 2014

Updated High School Girls Basketball Point Standings


Point Leaders by Class
as of December 15, 2014 at 9:05 am CST:

Class A:
  • Omaha Benson (4-0), 47.0000
  • Millard West (3-0), 47.0000
  • Lincoln Northeast (3-0), 46.0000
  • Omaha Marian (4-0), 45.5000
  • Bellevue West (3-1), 44.2500
  • Norfolk (3-1), 43.5000
  • South Sioux City (4-0), 42.5000
  • Lincoln Southeast (2-2), 42.2500
  • Papillion-LaVista South (3-1), 42.0000
  • Fremont (4-0), 41.7500
  • Millard South (2-2), 41.5000
  • Millard North (2-2), 41.5000
  • Papillion-LaVista (1-3), 41.0000
  • Omaha Burke (2-2), 40.7500
  • Kearney (2-2), 40.7500
  • Lincoln Southwest (1-2), 40.6667
  • Omaha Central (3-1), 40.5000
  • Lincoln East (2-1), 40.3333
  • Omaha Westside (2-2), 40.0000
  • North Platte (2-2), 40.0000
  • Bellevue East (1-2), 39.6667
  • Omaha North (1-2), 38.6667
  • Lincoln High (1-4), 37.6000
  • Omaha Northwest (0-4), 37.5000
  • Lincoln North Star (0-4), 37.5000
  • Columbus (0-2), 37.5000
  • Omaha South (1-3), 37.2500
  • Grand Island (1-3), 37.2500
  • Omaha Bryan (0-4), 35.2500

Class B:
  • Lincoln Pius X (3-0), 47.0000
  • Beatrice (2-0), 47.0000
  • Gretna (4-0), 45.5000
  • Platteview (4-0), 44.7500
  • Norris (3-1), 43.5000
  • Holdrege (4-0), 43.2500
  • Omaha Gross Catholic (4-1), 43.0000
  • Elkhorn South (3-1), 42.7500
  • York (3-0), 42.0000
  • Hastings (1-2), 41.6667
  • Scottsbluff (2-1), 41.3333
  • Elkhorn (2-1), 41.3333
  • Nebraska City (3-1), 41.2500
  • Waverly (1-3), 41.0000
  • Seward (2-2), 40.7500
  • Omaha Roncalli Catholic (1-2), 40.3333
  • Lexington (1-4), 40.0000
  • Omaha Skutt Catholic (1-1), 40.0000
  • Plattsmouth (1-2), 39.6667
  • Sidney (2-3), 39.6000
  • Gering (2-3), 39.6000
  • Northwest (1-3), 39.5000
  • Aurora (2-2), 39.2500
  • Blair (3-1), 39.0000
  • Ralston (0-4), 38.2500
  • Bennington (0-4), 38.2500
  • Omaha Mercy (0-3), 38.0000
  • Alliance (1-3), 37.7500
  • Omaha Duchesne Academy (0-4), 37.7500
  • Crete (1-2), 37.6667
  • McCook (2-2), 37.0000
  • Schuyler (0-4), 36.0000

Class C1:
  • Kearney Catholic (4-0), 47.0000
  • Minden (5-0), 46.6000
  • Lincoln Christian (5-0), 46.4000
  • Winnebago (3-0), 46.0000
  • Pierce (3-1), 45.0000
  • Ainsworth (3-0), 45.0000
  • Norfolk Catholic (4-1), 44.8000
  • Raymond Central (4-0), 44.7500
  • Mitchell (3-2), 44.4000
  • Stanton (3-1), 44.2500
  • West Point-Beemer (3-1), 44.0000
  • Ord (2-2), 43.7500
  • Adams Central (3-2), 43.4000
  • Malcolm (5-0), 42.8000
  • Ogallala (3-1), 42.5000
  • Central City (3-1), 42.5000
  • Chase County (2-2), 42.5000
  • Cozad (2-1), 42.3333
  • Omaha Concordia (4-0), 42.2500
  • Chadron (3-1), 42.2500
  • North Bend Central (2-2), 42.0000
  • Fort Calhoun (2-1), 42.0000
  • Wahoo (3-2), 41.6000
  • Wayne (3-2), 41.4000
  • Arlington (2-3), 41.4000
  • St. Paul (4-0), 41.0000
  • Falls City (3-1), 41.0000
  • Boone Central/Newman Grove (2-3), 41.0000
  • Fairbury (3-2), 40.8000
  • Bishop Neumann (2-2), 40.7500
  • Louisville (2-2), 40.5000
  • Tekamah-Herman (2-3), 40.4000
  • David City (2-1), 40.3333
  • Broken Bow (2-2), 40.0000
  • Columbus Scotus (1-2), 39.6667
  • Syracuse (1-3), 39.5000
  • Auburn (1-3), 38.7500
  • Conestoga (0-4), 38.7500
  • Wilber-Clatonia (1-2), 38.6667
  • Valentine (1-2), 38.6667
  • Wisner-Pilger (1-3), 38.0000
  • Lincoln Lutheran (1-3), 38.0000
  • Johnson County Central (1-3), 38.0000
  • Gordon-Rushville (0-3), 38.0000
  • Madison (1-4), 37.0000
  • Boys Town (0-4), 36.7500
  • O'Neill (1-2), 36.6667
  • Ashland-Greenwood (0-4), 36.0000
  • Milford (0-3), 36.0000
  • Grand Island Central Catholic (1-4), 35.8000
  • Gothenburg (1-3), 35.5000
  • Columbus Lakeview (0-4), 35.5000
  • Douglas County West (0-4), 35.2500
  • Centennial (0-4), 35.2500
  • Wood River (0-3), 34.0000

Class C2:
  • Crofton (5-0), 47.4000
  • Yutan (3-1), 46.2500
  • Hastings St. Cecilia (4-0), 45.7500
  • North Platte St. Patrick's (3-0), 45.6667
  • Twin River (3-0), 45.3333
  • Elmwood-Murdock (4-1), 44.8000
  • Elgin Public/Pope John (4-0), 44.7500
  • Ponca (3-0), 44.6667
  • Guardian Angels Central Catholic (3-1), 44.0000
  • Ravenna (2-1), 44.0000
  • Superior (4-1), 43.8000
  • Freeman (3-1), 43.7500
  • Cambridge (4-0), 43.2500
  • Weeping Water (3-2), 43.2000
  • Sutton (3-2), 43.0000
  • Nebraska Christian (3-0), 42.6667
  • East Butler (3-1), 42.5000
  • West Holt (2-2), 42.5000
  • Kimball (3-1), 42.0000
  • Aquinas Catholic (2-2), 42.0000
  • Oakland-Craig (3-2), 41.8000
  • Centura (2-3), 41.8000
  • Hemingford (2-1), 41.6667
  • Battle Creek (2-1), 41.6667
  • Plainview (3-1), 41.2500
  • Bridgeport (3-1), 41.2500
  • Clarkson/Leigh (2-2), 41.2500
  • Southern Valley (1-3), 41.2500
  • Bayard (2-3), 41.0000
  • Hershey (2-2), 41.0000
  • Hartington Cedar Catholic (2-2), 41.0000
  • Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family (2-2), 40.7500
  • Hartington-Newcastle (1-2), 40.6667
  • Sandy Creek (2-3), 40.2000
  • Fillmore Central (1-3), 40.0000
  • Tri County (2-3), 39.8000
  • Doniphan-Trumbull (1-4), 39.6000
  • Omaha Brownell-Talbot (2-2), 39.5000
  • Homer (1-2), 39.3333
  • Arcadia-Loup City (2-3), 39.2000
  • Niobrara/Verdigre (1-4), 38.8000
  • Shelby-Rising City (1-3), 38.7500
  • Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer (1-3), 38.7500
  • Lutheran High Northeast (0-4), 38.5000
  • Logan View (0-3), 38.3333
  • Archbishop Bergan (1-3), 38.2500
  • Burwell (1-3), 38.0000
  • Cross County (1-3), 37.2500
  • Southern (1-3), 37.0000
  • Palmyra (0-5), 37.0000
  • Gibbon (0-2), 37.0000
  • Neligh-Oakdale (0-4), 36.7500
  • Wakefield (1-3), 36.5000
  • Franklin (1-3), 36.5000
  • Perkins County (0-4), 35.5000
  • Thayer Central (0-4), 35.0000

Class D1:
  • Howells-Dodge (4-1), 48.4000
  • Ansley-Litchfield (4-0), 48.2500
  • Pender (4-0), 46.5000
  • BDS (5-0), 45.8000
  • Dundy County-Stratton (4-0), 45.7500
  • Fullerton (3-0), 45.6667
  • Deshler (3-1), 45.5000
  • Creighton (3-0), 45.3333
  • St. Mary's (4-0), 45.0000
  • Lourdes Central Catholic (2-1), 44.6667
  • Axtell (3-1), 44.2500
  • South Loup (4-0), 44.0000
  • CWC (4-0), 44.0000
  • Sterling (3-1), 44.0000
  • Emerson-Hubbard (3-1), 44.0000
  • Nebraska Lutheran (2-1), 44.0000
  • Arapahoe (4-1), 43.4000
  • Potter-Dix (4-0), 43.2500
  • Diller-Odell (3-1), 43.2500
  • Blue Hill (2-2), 43.0000
  • Humphrey St. Francis (4-0), 42.5000
  • Boyd County (3-1), 42.5000
  • Friend (2-2), 42.5000
  • Heartland (2-3), 42.2000
  • Omaha Nation (3-1), 42.0000
  • Brady (3-1), 42.0000
  • Amherst (2-2), 42.0000
  • Randolph (2-1), 42.0000
  • Pawnee City (2-1), 42.0000
  • Elm Creek (4-1), 41.6000
  • Morrill (2-2), 41.2500
  • Mead (2-1), 41.0000
  • Sutherland (0-4), 40.7500
  • Overton (1-2), 40.6667
  • Laurel-Concord-Coleridge (1-3), 40.5000
  • Scribner-Snyder (1-2), 40.3333
  • Central Valley (2-3), 40.2000
  • Allen (2-3), 40.0000
  • Clearwater/Orchard (1-3), 40.0000
  • Cedar Bluffs (2-3), 39.6000
  • Walthill (1-2), 39.3333
  • High Plains Community (1-2), 39.3333
  • Kenesaw (2-2), 39.2500
  • Twin Loup (0-4), 39.0000
  • Maxwell (2-3), 38.6000
  • Red Cloud (1-3), 38.5000
  • North Central (0-4), 38.0000
  • Creek Valley (1-3), 37.7500
  • Osmond (0-4), 37.7500
  • Harvard (1-3), 37.5000
  • Bloomfield (1-3), 37.5000
  • Shelton (0-4), 37.2500
  • McCool Junction (0-4), 36.5000
  • Omaha Christian Academy (1-3), 36.2500
  • Medicine Valley (1-5), 35.8333
  • Southwest (1-4), 35.2000

Class D2:
  • Crawford (5-0), 45.8000
  • Giltner (4-0), 45.5000
  • Lyons-Decatur Northeast (4-0), 45.2500
  • Stuart (4-0), 45.0000
  • Exeter-Milligan (4-0), 45.0000
  • Lawrence-Nelson (2-1), 44.6667
  • Meridian (3-1), 44.5000
  • Falls City Sacred Heart (2-1), 44.3333
  • Silver Lake (3-2), 44.2000
  • Mullen (4-0), 44.0000
  • Hayes Center (3-1), 43.7500
  • Riverside (2-2), 43.5000
  • Wynot (3-0), 43.3333
  • Wauneta-Palisade (1-2), 43.3333
  • Sandhills/Thedford (3-1), 42.7500
  • Hampton (3-1), 42.7500
  • Wausa (1-3), 42.7500
  • Arthur County (4-0), 42.5000
  • Pleasanton (2-2), 42.5000
  • Spalding Academy (2-2), 42.0000
  • Wallace (2-1), 42.0000
  • Bertrand (3-1), 41.7500
  • Ewing (2-2), 41.7500
  • Bancroft-Rosalie (1-3), 41.7500
  • Wilcox-Hildreth (4-0), 41.5000
  • Leyton (2-2), 41.5000
  • Hyannis (1-2), 41.3333
  • Johnson-Brock (1-1), 41.0000
  • Sioux County (2-1), 40.3333
  • St. Edward (1-2), 40.3333
  • Eustis-Farnam (1-2), 40.3333
  • Osceola (0-4), 40.2500
  • Dorchester (0-4), 40.0000
  • Maywood (4-2), 39.8333
  • Elkhorn Valley (2-3), 39.8000
  • Hitchcock County (1-4), 39.8000
  • Paxton (1-3), 39.5000
  • Hay Springs (1-3), 39.5000
  • Anselmo-Merna (2-2), 39.2500
  • Alma (0-4), 39.2500
  • Winside (0-4), 38.7500
  • McPherson County (0-4), 38.7500
  • Heartland Lutheran (0-4), 38.7500
  • South Platte (1-2), 38.6667
  • Loomis (1-3), 38.2500
  • Garden County (1-3), 38.2500
  • College View Academy (1-2), 38.0000
  • Elwood (0-3), 38.0000
  • Banner County (1-3), 37.7500
  • Stapleton (0-4), 37.7500
  • Sumner-Eddyville-Miller (0-3), 37.6667
  • Palmer (0-3), 36.3333
  • Cody-Kilgore (0-3), 36.0000
  • Santee (0-4), 35.2500
  • Lewiston (1-3), 35.0000
  • Parkview Christian (0-1), 35.0000
  • Minatare (0-3), 34.0000

Updated High School Boys Basketball Point Standings


Point Leaders by Class
as of December 15, 2014 at 9:03 am CST:

Class A:
  • Papillion-LaVista (4-0), 47.7500
  • Omaha South (4-0), 47.7500
  • Millard West (3-1), 45.7500
  • Norfolk (4-0), 45.5000
  • Creighton Preparatory School (4-0), 44.0000
  • Bellevue West (3-1), 43.5000
  • Omaha North (2-1), 43.3333
  • Lincoln High (2-2), 43.0000
  • Omaha Central (3-1), 42.7500
  • Lincoln Northeast (3-1), 42.7500
  • Fremont (3-1), 42.7500
  • South Sioux City (4-0), 41.7500
  • Omaha Burke (2-2), 41.5000
  • Lincoln East (2-2), 41.5000
  • Kearney (2-2), 41.5000
  • Columbus (1-3), 40.2500
  • Papillion-LaVista South (2-2), 40.0000
  • Millard South (2-2), 40.0000
  • Omaha Benson (1-3), 39.5000
  • Millard North (1-3), 39.5000
  • Lincoln Southeast (1-3), 39.5000
  • Bellevue East (1-3), 39.5000
  • Lincoln Southwest (1-3), 38.7500
  • Grand Island (1-3), 38.7500
  • Lincoln North Star (1-3), 38.0000
  • Omaha Westside (1-3), 37.2500
  • Omaha Northwest (1-3), 37.2500
  • North Platte (1-3), 35.7500
  • Omaha Bryan (0-4), 35.2500

Class B:
  • Elkhorn South (3-0), 46.0000
  • Adams Central (5-0), 45.8000
  • Lincoln Pius X (3-0), 44.6667
  • Sidney (4-1), 44.6000
  • Platteview (2-1), 44.3333
  • Scottsbluff (6-0), 44.0000
  • Beatrice (3-0), 44.0000
  • Bennington (3-1), 43.5000
  • Gretna (2-1), 43.3333
  • Plattsmouth (4-0), 42.5000
  • Elkhorn (2-1), 42.3333
  • Aurora (3-1), 42.0000
  • Omaha Roncalli Catholic (1-2), 41.6667
  • Waverly (2-2), 41.5000
  • Hastings (2-2), 41.2500
  • Crete (1-1), 40.0000
  • Seward (1-2), 39.6667
  • Norris (1-3), 39.5000
  • Nebraska City (1-3), 39.5000
  • Alliance (1-3), 39.5000
  • Gering (3-2), 39.4000
  • York (2-1), 39.3333
  • Holdrege (2-2), 39.2500
  • Lexington (1-4), 38.2000
  • Schuyler (0-3), 38.0000
  • Mount Michael Benedictine (0-2), 37.5000
  • Northwest (1-2), 36.6667
  • Omaha Skutt Catholic (1-3), 36.5000
  • Omaha Gross Catholic (1-3), 36.2500
  • Blair (1-2), 35.6667
  • Ralston (0-3), 35.0000
  • McCook (0-2), 34.5000

Class C1:
  • Winnebago (3-0), 49.0000
  • Ainsworth (3-0), 47.0000
  • Columbus Scotus (2-1), 46.3333
  • Fort Calhoun (5-0), 45.4000
  • Gothenburg (4-0), 45.2500
  • Arlington (4-1), 45.2000
  • Boone Central/Newman Grove (4-0), 44.7500
  • Grand Island Central Catholic (3-1), 44.2500
  • Chadron (3-1), 44.2500
  • Milford (4-0), 44.0000
  • West Point-Beemer (3-1), 44.0000
  • Falls City (4-0), 43.7500
  • Chase County (3-1), 43.7500
  • Stanton (3-1), 43.5000
  • Pierce (2-1), 43.3333
  • Wahoo (3-1), 43.0000
  • David City (3-0), 43.0000
  • Wilber-Clatonia (1-1), 43.0000
  • Ord (3-1), 42.7500
  • Johnson County Central (3-1), 42.7500
  • Ashland-Greenwood (3-1), 42.7500
  • Norfolk Catholic (3-2), 42.6000
  • Cozad (2-1), 42.3333
  • Boys Town (3-2), 42.0000
  • Wood River (3-2), 41.8000
  • Minden (2-2), 41.7500
  • Lincoln Lutheran (3-2), 41.4000
  • Malcolm (2-1), 41.3333
  • Wisner-Pilger (2-2), 40.7500
  • Wayne (2-3), 40.4000
  • Fairbury (2-3), 40.4000
  • O'Neill (2-1), 40.3333
  • Omaha Concordia (3-2), 40.2000
  • Lincoln Christian (2-3), 39.8000
  • Bishop Neumann (2-2), 39.7500
  • St. Paul (1-2), 39.6667
  • Broken Bow (1-2), 39.6667
  • Syracuse (1-3), 39.5000
  • Louisville (1-2), 39.3333
  • North Bend Central (0-3), 39.0000
  • Gordon-Rushville (0-3), 39.0000
  • Tekamah-Herman (1-3), 38.7500
  • Kearney Catholic (1-3), 38.7500
  • Fillmore Central (1-3), 38.7500
  • Valentine (1-3), 38.5000
  • Central City (1-3), 38.5000
  • Madison (1-4), 38.2000
  • Mitchell (0-5), 38.2000
  • Auburn (1-4), 38.0000
  • Centennial (1-3), 38.0000
  • Douglas County West (0-3), 38.0000
  • Columbus Lakeview (0-4), 37.7500
  • Ogallala (1-3), 37.0000
  • Conestoga (0-5), 36.4000
  • Raymond Central (0-4), 36.0000

Class C2:
  • Southern Valley (3-1), 47.5000
  • Hastings St. Cecilia (4-0), 46.5000
  • Kimball (3-1), 45.7500
  • Archbishop Bergan (3-0), 45.6667
  • Southern (3-1), 45.5000
  • Clarkson/Leigh (4-0), 45.2500
  • Bridgeport (4-0), 44.7500
  • Battle Creek (4-0), 44.7500
  • Homer (3-1), 44.7500
  • Twin River (3-0), 44.3333
  • Freeman (4-0), 44.2500
  • Ravenna (2-0), 44.0000
  • North Platte St. Patrick's (3-0), 43.6667
  • Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer (3-1), 43.5000
  • Neligh-Oakdale (4-0), 43.2500
  • Hartington Cedar Catholic (2-2), 43.2500
  • Guardian Angels Central Catholic (4-1), 43.2000
  • West Holt (3-1), 43.0000
  • Aquinas Catholic (3-1), 42.5000
  • Tri County (2-2), 42.5000
  • Hemingford (3-0), 42.3333
  • Bayard (2-2), 42.2500
  • Cross County (3-1), 42.0000
  • Cambridge (3-1), 42.0000
  • Sutton (2-2), 42.0000
  • Doniphan-Trumbull (2-1), 42.0000
  • Elmwood-Murdock (2-2), 41.7500
  • Crofton (1-2), 41.6667
  • Omaha Brownell-Talbot (1-2), 41.3333
  • Wakefield (3-1), 41.2500
  • Thayer Central (3-1), 41.0000
  • Gibbon (1-1), 41.0000
  • Arcadia-Loup City (3-2), 40.8000
  • Hershey (1-3), 40.5000
  • Shelby-Rising City (1-3), 40.2500
  • Sandy Creek (2-4), 40.1667
  • Laurel-Concord-Coleridge (2-2), 40.0000
  • Elgin Public/Pope John (2-2), 40.0000
  • Centura (1-4), 39.4000
  • Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family (2-2), 39.2500
  • Yutan (1-3), 39.2500
  • Lutheran High Northeast (1-3), 39.2500
  • Ponca (2-2), 39.0000
  • Perkins County (1-3), 39.0000
  • Burwell (0-4), 39.0000
  • Niobrara/Verdigre (1-4), 38.8000
  • Superior (2-2), 38.7500
  • Palmyra (1-3), 38.7500
  • Weeping Water (2-3), 38.6000
  • Oakland-Craig (2-3), 38.4000
  • Nebraska Christian (1-2), 37.3333
  • East Butler (0-4), 37.2500
  • Hartington-Newcastle (0-3), 37.0000
  • Logan View (0-4), 36.7500
  • Plainview (1-3), 36.5000
  • Franklin (0-4), 35.2500

Congressman Smith Explains His Decision to Vote for Spending Bill


WASHINGTON D.C. -- The U.S. Congress and Senate passed a spending bill that avoided a government shutdown. Gabe Altieri explains why Nebraska 3rd District Congressman Adrian Smith supported the bill.
LISTEN: Congressman Smith Explains His Decision to Vote for Spending Bill

12/14 Central Nebraska Sports


HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

BOYS

Pleasanton 72 - South Loup 55

 

LISTEN: 12/14 Central Nebraska Sports

12/13 Central Nebraska Sports


NCAA VOLLEYBALL

Seattle Regional Semifinal

#14 Nebraska  21  20  21
       BYU          25  25  25
-Hukers eliminated

NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL

Nebraska 56 - Cincinnati 55 (2OT)

-Petteway: 13 points
-Shields 13 points (7-for-7 FT)

NCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

#12 Nebraska 54 - Bakersfield 45

-Cady: 13 points, 15 rebounds (5th double-double)

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

BOYS

Arcadia/Loup City 67 - Central Valley 29

West Holt 57 - Burwell 45

Riverside 67 - Eligin Public/Pope John 51

GIRLS

Central Valley 44 - Arcadia/Loup City 38

West Holt 45 - Burwell 38

Elgin Public/Pope John 55 - Riverside 43

CWC 71 - Elkhorn Valley 13

Sandhills/Thedford 53 - North Central 33

South Loup 58 - Pleasanton 44

LISTEN: 12/13 Central Nebraska Sports

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS: Central Valley Girls 44 - ALC 38


ARCADIA -- Central Valley takes a road win against Arcadia/Loup City. Relive the highlights with Chuck Fryzek.
LISTEN: Central Valley Girls 44 - ALC 38

BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS: Ord at Kearney Catholic


KEARNEY -- Highlights of Ord and Kearney Catholic's boys and girls contests on Friday.
LISTEN: Ord Boys 50 - Kearney Catholic Boys 47 (OT)
LISTEN: Kearney Catholic Girls 66 - Ord Girls 33

BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS: Ord at Kearney Catholic


KEARNEY -- Highlights of Ord and Kearney Catholic's boys and girls contests on Friday.
LISTEN: Ord Boys 50 - Kearney Catholic Boys 47 (OT)

12/12 Central Nebraska Sports


NCAA VOLLEYBALL

#14 Nebraska     20 25 25 29

#3 Washington   25 20 22 27

-NEB: Advances to Elite 8

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL 

BOYS

Boone Central/Newman Grove 60 - Pierce 54

Ord 50 - Kearney Catholic 47 (OT)

Gibbon 46 - Arcadia/Loup City 42

Ravenna 52 - Burwell 30

Elgin Public/Pope John 63 - Plainview 38

Fullerton 59 - SIlver Lake 40

Stuart 63 - Twin Loup 48

St. Edward 66 - Palmer 39

Elwood 62 - Pleasnton 56

Spalding Academy 67 - St. Mary's 65

GIRLS

Pierce 56 - Boone Central/Newman Grove 33

Kearney Catholic 66 - Ord 33

Arcadia/Loup City 41 - Gibbon 26

Ravenna 53 - Burwell 40

Elgin Public/Pope John 43 - Plainview 36

Fullerton 42 - Silver Lake 31

Stuart 65 - Twin Loup 24

Palmer 55 - St. Edward 27

Pleasanton 57 - Elwood 21

St. Mary's 78 - Spalding Academy 39

WRESTLING

North Platte/St. Patrick's Invite

Arcadia/Loup City 42 - North Platte/St. Patricks 36

-ALC takes first place 

LISTEN: 12/12 Central Nebraska Sports

High School Basketball Preview: Central City vs. Arcadia/Loup City


ARCADIA/LOUP CITY -- Arcadia/Loup City and Central Valley clash in boys and girls basketball tonight. Gabe Altieri has a preview of the contests.
LISTEN: High School Basketball Preview - Central City vs. Arcadia/Loup City

Weekend Weather Warning


CENTRAL NEBRASKA -- The National Weather Service in Hastings says some harsh weather may be coming to the Central Nebraska area late this weekend. Gabe Altieri has the details.
LISTEN: Weekend Weather Warning

High School Basketball Preview: Ord at Kearney Catholic


KEARNEY -- Part of KNLV's dual basketball coverage tonight features Ord at Kearney Catholic. Gabe Altieri gets us set up for the games.
LISTEN: High School Basketball Preview - Ord at Kearney Catholic

High School Basketball Preview: Burwell at Ravenna


RAVENNA -- KNLV has coverage of Burwell at Ravenna basketball on Friday. Gabe Alteri previews the action.
LISTEN: High School Basketball Preview - Burwell at Ravenna

12/11 Central Nebraska Sports


NCAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

#12 Nebraska 60 - Creighton 57

-Huskers shot 64% in first half

-Cady: 18 points

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

BOYS

Boone Central/Newman Grove 67 - Central City 44

Wood River 53 - St. Paul 48

Fullerton 63 - Central Valley 38

North Central 59 - CWC 51

Anselmo/Merna 40 - Stapleton 29

Humphrey/St. Cecilia 51 - Riverside 49

GIRLS

Central City 46 - Boone Central/Newman Grove 36

St. Paul 51 - Wood River 30

Ord 57 - Ravenna 53

Fullerton 78 - Central Valley 29

CWC 65 - North Central 37

Anselmo/Merna 42 - Stapleton 40

Humphrey/St. Cecilia 58 - Riverside 30

WRESTLING

Creighton 42 - Boone CentralNewman Grove 34

Northwest 18 - St. Paul 0
 

LISTEN: 12/11 Central Nebraska Sports

Valley County Sheriff's Department to Purchase Tasers


VALLEY COUNTY -- Valley County Sheriff Casey Hurlburt has received permission to purchase tasers for his department. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Valley County Sheriff's Department to Purchase Tasers

Ord School District Looks into Security Assessment


ORD -- The Ord School District is considering looking into its security options. Gabe Altieri takes you through the districts plans.
LISTEN: Ord School District Looks into Security Assessment

Postal Service Prepares for Busiest Day


CENTRAL NEBRASKA -- The holiday season is especially busy for the post office. Gabe Altieri explains when you should send your gifts to ensure on-time delivery.


LISTEN: Postal Service Prepares for Busiest Day

VCHS Foundation Gala To Be Held January 17


(ORD)The Annual Valley County Health System Foundation Gala will take
place on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at the Ord Veteran’s Club.
A cocktail reception will begin at 5:00 pm with the meal, auction and
entertainmentto follow at 6:30 pm.


The theme for this year's gala is 'The Magic of Wonderland' and entertainment
will be provided by Jared Sherlock, award-winning illusionist and comic magician
from Minneapolis. His modern magic has been featured at corporate events, colleges,
and theaters nationwide.

Tickets are available from any Foundation Board member, the VCHS Registration desk
and the Foundation office. Tickets are $45 each or $75 for a couple. Raffle tickets
will be available the night of the Gala (1 for $10, 3 for $20 or 8 for $50) for a
chance to win one of two prizes: Apple iPad Mini or a Bose Soundlink Mini Bluetooth Speaker.
For more information, contact Keli Gideon at 728-3011.

12/10 Sports: Incarnate Word Shocks Nebraska


COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Incarnate Word 74, Nebraska 73

-Petteway 18 points
-Hiddle: GW FG with 3.2 seconds to play

LISTEN: Incarnate Word Shocks Nebraska

Sleep Study Shows Athletes Should Get 10 Hours


CENTRAL NEBRASKA -- We all know sleep is important, but Gabe Altieri explains how much just a little more sleep can do.


LISTEN: Sleep Study Shows Athletes Should Get 10 Hours

SMART-R New Year's Resolutions


CENTRAL NEBRASKA--The Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Custer County has some tips for better New Year's Resolutions. Gabe Altieri explains.
LISTEN: SMART-R New Year's Resolutions

Ord Track Top Coat Replacement


ORD -- The Ord School District is preparing to work on its track surface. Gabe Altieri explains the districts options. 
LISTEN: Ord Track Top Coat Replacement

College-Level Classes Paying Off at Ord


ORD -- Students at Ord High School are benefiting form college-level classes. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: College-Level Classes Paying Off at Ord

HIGHLIGHTS: Wrestling - Broken Bow 49 - Ord 28


Highlights of Broken Bow and Ord's JV and Varsity contests. Gene McCoy on the calls.
 

HIGHLIGHTS: Wrestling - Broken Bow 49 - Ord 28

HIGHLIGHTS: Wrestling - Broken Bow 49 - Ord 28


Highlights of Broken Bow and Ord's JV and Varsity contests. Gene McCoy on the calls.
 

HIGHLIGHTS: Wrestling - Broken Bow 49 - Ord 28

12/9 Central Nebraska Sports


WRESTLING

Broken Bow 49 - Ord 28

BASKETBALL

GIRLS

Crofton 73 - Boone Central/Newman Grove 38

St. Paul 37 - Grand Island Central Catholic 24

Ansley/Litchfield 49 - Arcadia/Loup City 32

Elgin Public/Pope John 50 - Neligh/Oakdale 28

Riverside 51 - Central Valley 34

CWC 51 - Ewing 32

Anselmo/Merna 57 - McPherson County 22

Stuart 60 - Spalding Academy 45

BOYS

Arcadia/Loup City 39 - Ansley/Litchfield 28

Neligh/Oakdale 62 - Elgin Public/Pope John 30

CWC 63 - Ewing 15

Anselmo/Merna 75 - McPherson County 28

Sandhills/Thedford 35 - Maxwell 26
 

LISTEN: 12/9 Central Nebraska Sports

Garfield County Receives Permission for Road Reclassification


GARFIELD COUNTY -- Garfield County has received permission to reclassify an area road. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Garfield County Receives Permission for Road Reclassification

Valley County Hires Surveyor


VALLEY COUNTY -- Valley County has a new surveyor. Gabe Altieri has the details.
LISTEN: Valley County Hires Surveyor

Ord School District Ranks Favorably to Rest of Nebraska


ORD -- The Ord Board of Education was presented with data from state testing at the most recent meeing. Gabe Altieri explains where the district stands. 
LISTEN: Ord School District Ranks Favorably to Rest of Nebraska

Update on Valley County's Search for Surveyor


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Valley County Board of Supervisors are set to meet on Tuesday. Among the items up for discussion is a review of applications for County Surveyor.
LISTEN: Update on Valley County's Search for Surveyor

Burwell PEO Holds House Tour


BURWELL -- The Burwell PEO held a house tour over the weekend to raise money for it's scholarship fund. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Burwell PEO Holds House Tour

12/6 Central Nebraska Sports


NCAA VOLLEYBALL

2nd Round

#14 Nebraska tops Utah 25-23, 25-22, 23-25, 17-25, 15-11

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

C-1 

BOYS

Boone Central/Newman Grove 53 - Columbus Lakeview 24

Ord 48 - Central City 32

Doniphan/Trumbull 46 - St. Paul 40

GIRLS

Boone Central/Newman Grove 38 - Columbus Lakeview 37

Ord 52 - Central City 40

St. Paul 54 - Doniphan/Trumbull 49

C-2 

BOYS

Centennial 36 - Nebraska Christian 23

GIRLS

Nebraska Christian 38 - Centennial 18

D-1 

BOYS

Brady 49 - Ansley/Litchfield 46

Stuart 69 - Central Valley 19

Sandhills/Thedford 59 - Twin Loup 39

GIRLS

Ansley/Litchfield 60 - Brady 32

Stuart 59 - Central Valley 24

Sandhills/Thedford 41 - Twin Loup 13
 

LISTEN: 12/6 Central Nebraska Sports

Christmas in Arcadia


ARCADIA -- Shoppers in Arcadia were given a chance to see local alternatives for the holiday season. Gabe Altieri tells the story.
LISTEN: Christmas in Arcadia

12/5/14 High School Basketball Scores


C-1 

BOYS

Boone Central/Newman Grove 52 - Hartington/Cedar Catholic 45

North Platte/St. Patricks 63 - Broken Bow 43

Ainsworth 57 - Ord 41

GIRLS

Boone Central/Newman Grove 52 - Hartington/Cedar Catholic 42

North Platte/St. Patricks 50 - Broken Bow 31

Ainsowrth 66 - Ord 51

C-2 

BOYS

Arcadia/Loup City 39 - Pleasanton 24

North Central 52 - Burwell 45

Elgin/Pope John 51 - Niobrara/Verdigre 43

Nebraska Christian 56 - St. Edward 36

Ravenna 50 - Sandhills/Thedford 28

GIRLS

Pleasanton 30 - Arcadia/Loup City 28

North Central 46 - Burwell 33

Elgin/Pope John 67 - Niobrara/Verdigre 42

Nebraska Christian 49 - St. Edward 24

Ravenna 61 - Sandhills/Thedford 35

D-1 

BOYS

Amherst 65 - Ansley/Litchfield 37

Clearwater/Orchard 55 - CWC 38

South Loup 55 - Twin Loup 31

GIRLS

Ansley/Litchfield 48 - Amherst 30

CWC 60 - Clearwater/Orchard 32

South Loup 58 - Twin Loup 40

D-1

BOYS 

Anselmo-Merna 43 - Mullen 34

Humphrey/St. Francis 61 - Palmer 20

Riverside 75 - Madison 57

Spalding Academy 69 - Ewing 20

GIRLS

Mullen 42 - Anselmo/Merna 21

Humphrey/St. Francis 63 - Palmer 22

Riverside 56 - Madison 51

Spalding Academy 33 - Ewing 32
 

Ord Board of Education Meeting Agenda


ORD -- Ord Public Schools December Board of Education meeting is scheduled for Monday. Gabe Altieri explains what's on the agenda.
LISTEN: Ord Board of Education Meeting Agenda

Mike Riley Introduced as Nebraska Head Coach


LINCOLN -- Mike Riley speaks to the media in his first press conference as Husker head coach.
LISTEN: Mike Riley Introduced as Nebraska Head Coach

Deaton Returns To VCHS


ORD – John (Mark) Deaton has been hired as the new Respiratory Therapist at Valley County Health System.


Mark has come full circle in his career as he began Valley County Hospital’s Respiratory Therapy Department in 1990. He sought approval from the medical staff and Board of Trustees to begin a program that has proven to be successful over the past two decades.


Mark stated, “I am so excited to be back at Valley County where I began the program! It’s exciting to rekindle friendships with prior co-workers and community members. I am grateful for this opportunity and look forward to providing compassionate care to those I will serve in this role.”


Mark has worked in a variety of clinical settings since he left Valley County in 1993. He was awarded the “Outstanding Clinician” plaque upon graduation from Red River College School of Respiratory Care.


He resides in North Loup with his wife Brooke. Together they have three children and four grandchildren.



 

HS Basketball Preview: Ord at Ainsworth


AINSWORTH -- Ord and Ainsworth start their girls and boys basketball season's tonight. Gabe Altieri previews the action. Chuck Fryzek has the call of both contests. Coverage starts at 5:50 PM on V-103.9 FM - The Sandhills Giant.
HS Basketball Preview: Ord at Ainsworth

12/4/14 Central Nebraska High School Basketball Scores


BOY'S BASKETBALL

Anselmo/Merna 36-Arcadia/Loup City 33

Broken Bow 42-Sutherland 37

Fullerton 40-Burwell 35

Central Valey 41-Palmer 32

Spalding Academy 83-Heartland Lutheran 75

St. Paul 58-Gibbon 46

GIRL'S BASKETBALL

Arcadia/Loup City 50-Anselmo/Merna 37

Broken Bow 51-Sutherland 47

Burwell 46-Fullerton 34

Central Valley 48-Palmer 37

Spalding Academy 42-Heartland Lutheran 31

St. Paul 56-Gibbon 14

12/4/14 Central Nebraska High School Basketball Scores


BOY'S BASKETBALL

Anselmo/Merna 36-Arcadia/Loup City 33

Broken Bow 42-Sutherland 37

Fullerton 40-Burwell 35

Central Valey 41-Palmer 32

Spalding Academy 83-Heartland Lutheran 75

St. Paul 58-Gibbon 46

GIRL'S BASKETBALL

Arcadia/Loup City 50-Anselmo/Merna 37

Broken Bow 51-Sutherland 47

Burwell 46-Fullerton 34

Spalding Academy 42-Heartland Lutheran 31

St. Paul 56-Gibbon 14

Loup Basin RC&D Holiday Recycling Tips


CENTRAL NEBRASKA -- The Loup Basin RC&D have some recycling tips for the holiday season. Here's KNLV's Gabe Altieri.
LISTEN: Loup Basin RC&D Holiday Recycling Tips

Mike Riley - New Head Footbal Coach at Nebraska


LINCOLN -- Nebraska football has a new leader. KNLV's Gabe Altieri goes through Mike Riley
s resume as he heads to Lincoln.

LISTEN: Mike Riley - New Head Footbal Coach at Nebraska

VCHS Love Light Ceremony Gives Attendees Chance to Reflect


VALLEY COUNTY -- Valley County Health System held its annual love light ceremony on Tuesday. Gabe Altieri was on hand as people from around the region came to reflect. 
LISTEN: VCHS Love Light Ceremony Gives Attendees Chance to Reflect

Ord Benzene Containment


ORD -- The Ord City Council was presented with the results of a studay that shows what area was hit with a benzene contamination starting more than two years ago. Gabe Altieri explains how the city is getting ahead of the problem.
LISTEN: Ord Benzene Containment

City of Ord/NPPD Contract Negotiations


ORD -- The City of Ord is in the process of negotiating with NPPD about the future of the community's power supply. Gabe Altiei explains the reason for the negotiations and what options Ord has.
LISTEN: City of Ord/NPPD Contract Negotiations

Valley Fire Resolution Approved


ORD -- A resolution was approved at Monday's city council meeting that paves the way for Valley Fire to move. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Valley Fire Resolution Approved

Recycle Old Christmas Lights





Tis the season to recycle! On December 1, Keep Loup Basin Beautiful will be holding their 2nd annual Christmas light recycling collection. This collection is for non-working strands of holiday lights and will last from December 1 through January 10 at various locations throughout the Loup Basin.
In January, the lights will be gathered up and taken to the Cross Training Center in Omaha, NE to be recycled. The Cross Training Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to empower and equip disadvantaged and undereducated men and women through character development, vocational training and job experience.” They provide the support, life skills, training, and experience needed for their students to become self-sufficient and successful in the home, the workplace and the community. Students at the Center refurbish or recycle many types of electronics and appliances; providing work opportunities and keeping useful materials out of landfills.
Last year, Keep Loup Basin Beautiful collected over 130 pounds of lights and we hope to have another successful year of keeping Christmas cheer out of the landfill! Help Keep Loup Basin Beautiful by bringing your old Christmas lights to one of the following drop-off locations this holiday season:
Arnold – Village Office (209 W 1st)
Atkinson – City Office (104 S Main St)
Bassett – North Central RC&D Office (308 E Hwy 20)
Broken Bow – Custer County Recycling (79849 Hwy 2)
Burwell – United Methodist Church (917 I Street)
Callaway – Nigel Sprouse Memorial Library (102 E Kimball)
Ericson – Sandhills Baptist Fellowship (307 Central Ave)
Loup City – United Methodist Church (626 L St)
O’Neill – Holt Co. Economic Development Office (330 E Hancock)
Ord – Grocery Kart (136 N 15th)
Spalding – Spalding Academy (130 W Marguerite)

Keep Loup Basin Beautiful(KLBB) is grant-funded through the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality(NDEQ) and is a project of the Loup Basin RC&D Council, that promotes litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling, and beautification. KLBB serves thirteen counties in central and north-central Nebraska and for more information about KLBB’s Education Programs, email KLBB at info@keeploupbasinbeautiful.org , visit http://www.keeploupbasinbeautiful.org/ or like them on Facebook www.facebook.com/KeepLoupBasinBeautiful. Contact the Loup Basin RC&D Office (308) 346-3393 or stop by the office at 807 H ST, Burwell, Nebraska.

 

Valley Fire to Hear Results of Request


ORD -- Valley Fire will get an update on whether it can continue with its search for a new home at tonights Ord City Council meeting. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Valley Fire to Hear Results of Request

Valley County Health System Continues to Grow


VALLEY COUNTY -- Valley County Health System is in the process of welcoming more health care professionals to its facility. Gabe Altieri tells us who is on their way and when they should get started. 
LISTEN: Valley County Health System Continues to Grow

Valley County Tourism Committee to Change Structure


VALLEY COUNTY -- The tourism in committee in Valley County is going through a change. Gabe Altieri explains what's next.
LISTEN: Valley County Tourism Committee to Change Structure

Garfield County Submits Road Reclassification Request


GARFIELD COUNTY -- The Garfield County Board of Commisioners decided to submit a reclassification of a local road, on Tuesday. Gabe Altieri has the story. 
LISTEN: Garfield County Submits Road Reclassification Request

Valley County to Pay Sandhills Weed Management Due


VALLEY COUNTY -- On Tuesday, the Valley County Board of Supervisors approved a donation for membership to the Sandhills Weed Management. With the details, here's Gabe Altieri.
LISTEN: Valley County to Pay Sandhills Weed Management Due

Valley County Chooses Bridge Replacement Bid


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Valley County Board of Supervisors approved a contracting company to replace a bridge outside of Ord. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Valley County Chooses Bridge Replacement Bid

Keli Gideon New VCHS Foundation Executive Director





ORD – Keli Gideon has accepted the position of Executive Director for the Valley County Health System Foundation. She will assume her new role in December.


Keli resides in Burwell and has most recently worked for Grandview Assisted & Independent Living where she was the Director of Nursing. Prior to working at Grandview, Keli also held acute care positions at both Valley County Health System and Howard County Medical Center. Keli has two children, Lily and Titus, who attend Burwell Public Schools.


The VCHS Foundation Board welcomes Keli and looks forward to working in partnership with her to fulfill the Foundation's mission to seek, receive and administer donations and gifts for the sole benefit of Valley County Health System.

Central CC to Hold Excel Work Shop


ORD -- Central Community College is holding an excel workshop for thos interested next week. With the details, here's Gabe Altieri.
LISTEN: Central CC Holds Excel Work Shop

Country Partners Co-Op Gives Back


ORD -- Country Partners Co-Op is looking to help out this holiday season. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Country Partners Co-Op Gives Back

Garfield County Road Reclassification Discussion to Continue


GARFIELD COUNTY -- Discussion on a road reclassification in Garfield County is set to continue on Tuesday. Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: Garfield County Road Reclassification Discussion to Continue

Valley County Bridge Replacement Update


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Valley County Board of Supervisors will hold its final meeting before the holiday season, on Tuesday. The group is expected to hear the tabulaton and recommendation of a bridge replacement about 2-1/2 miles east of Ord.
LISTEN: Valley County Bridge Replacement Update

Loup Valley Ag Society Wine Tasting


ORD -- The Loup Valley Ag Society is holding a wine tasting at the Valley County Fairgrounds on Sunday from 4 PM to 7 PM. Advanced tickets are available for $15 at the Ord Chamber of Commerce office and $20 at the door. 
LISTEN: Loup Valley Ag Wine Tasting

Loup Valley Ag Wine Tasting


ORD -- The Loup Valley Ag Society is holding a wine tasting at the Valley County Fairgrounds on Sunday from 4 PM to 7 PM. Advanced tickets are available for $15 at the Ord Chamber of Commerce office and $20 at the door. 
LISTEN: Loup Valley Ag Wine Tasting

Ord Alco Closing: When and What's Next


ORD -- Alco Stores around the country are preparing to close their doors. KNLV's Gabe Altieri explains when Ord's store is expected to close and whether any replacements are on the way.
LISTEN: Ord Alco Closing - When and What's Next

Burwell Craft Show Encourages Local Holiday Shopping


BURWELL -- A craft show in Burwell is getting folks ready for the holiday season. Gabe Altieri has the story. 
LISTEN: Burwell Craft Show Encourages Local Holiday Shopping

Keep Loup Basin Beautiful Holds Recycling Competition


BURWELL -- Keep Loup Basin Beautiful held a recycling competition at Burwell last week to teach students the importance of recycling and have some fun doing it. 
LISTEN: Keep Loup Basin Beautiful Holds Recycling Competition

KNLV Winter High School Broadcast Schedule


*Information below is subject to change

WRESTLING

12/9 Broken Bow at Ord (103.9 FM)

1/30 Ord Invitational (1060 AM)

GIRL'S BASKETBALL

12/5 Ord at Ainsworth (103.9 FM)

12/12 Burwell at Ravenna (103.9 FM)

12/12 Ord at Kearney Catholic (1060 AM)

12/13 Central Valley at Arcadia/Loup City (103.9 FM)

12/18 Riverside at CWC (103.9 FM)

12/19 Spalding Academy at Central Valley (103.9 FM)

12/20 Burwell at Twin Loup (103.9 FM)

1/3 Arcadia/Loup City at Palmer (103.9 FM)

1/6 Ord at Cozad (103.9 FM)

1/8 Central Valley at Burwell (103.9 FM)

1/9 CWC at Spalding Academy (103.9 FM)

1/10 Ord at CWC (103.9 FM)

1/13 Burwell at Riverside (103.9 FM)

1/15 Ord at Burwell (103.9 FM)

1/16 St. Paul at Ord (103.9 FM)

1/20 Arcadia/Loup City at Twin Loup (103.9 FM)

1/23 Ord at Boone Central/Newman Grove (103.9 FM)

1/24 Arcadia/Loup City at Ord (103.9 FM)

1/27 Burwell at Palmer (103.9 FM)

1/30 Burwell at Loup City (103.9 FM)

2/6 Nebraska Christian at Riverside (103.9 FM)

2/7 Ansley-Litchfield at Central Valley (103.9 FM)

2/10 Ord at Broken Bow (1060 AM)

2/10 Central Valley at Twin Loup (103.9 FM)

BOY'S BASKETBALL

12/5 Ord at Ainsworth (103.9 FM)

12/12 Burwell at Ravenna (103.9 FM)

12/12 Ord at Kearney Catholic (1060 AM)

12/13 Central Valley at Arcadia/Loup City (103.9 FM)

12/18 Riverside at CWC (103.9 FM)

12/19 Spalding Academy at Central Valley (103.9 FM)

12/20 Burwell at Twin Loup (103.9 FM)

1/3 Arcadia/Loup City at Palmer (103.9 FM)

1/6 Ord at Cozad (103.9 FM)

1/8 Central Valley at Burwell (103.9 FM)

1/9 CWC at Spalding Academy (103.9 FM)

1/10 Ord at CWC (103.9 FM)

1/13 Burwell at Riverside (103.9 FM)

1/15 Ord at Burwell (103.9 FM)

1/16 St. Paul at Ord (103.9 FM)

1/20 Arcadia/Loup City at Twin Loup (103.9 FM)

1/23 Ord at Boone Central Newman Grove (103.9 FM)

1/24 Arcadia/Loup City at Ord (103.9 FM)

1/27 Burwell at Palmer (103.9 FM)

1/30 Burwell at Arcadia/Loup City (103.9 FM)

2/6 Nebraska Christian at Riverside (103.9 FM)

2/7 Ansley-Litchfield at Central Valley (103.9 FM)

2/10 Central Valley at Twin Loup (103.9 FM)

VCHS Wants Community Input


ORD -- Valley County Health System is trying to find ways to improve and they're looking to the community for help.
LISTEN: VCHS Wants Community Input

VCHS Wants Community Input


ORD -- Valley County Health System is trying to find ways to improve and they're looking to the community for help.
LISTEN: VCHS Wants Community Input

VCHS Wants Community Input


ORD -- Valley County Health System is trying to find ways to improve and they're looking to the community for help.
LISTEN: VCHS Wants Community Input

New Appointments at VCHS


ORD -- Some new faces are coming to Valley County Health System. Hear who's on his or her way below.
LISTEN: New Appointments at VCHS

All's Good with the VCHS Audit Report


ORD -- The Valley County Health System received a clean bill from it's audit report on Wednesday. KNLV's Gabe Altieri has the story.
LISTEN: All's Good with the VCHS Audit Report

Winterfest Right Around the Corner


ORD -- WinterFest begins Friday, November 28th through Saturday, November 29th. Here's a list of events via the Ord Chamber of Commerce.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28th

Toys for Tots Pop-A-Shot Basketball Tournament at Scratchtown Brewery (After Husker Game)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29th

Pancake Feed-Location TBD (8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.)

St. John's Lutheran Youth Group Cookie Walk at Valley Fire (8:00 A.M.)

Gobble Wobble Run in Bussell Park (9:00 A.M.)

Ambulance & Police Car Tour (10:00 A.M.)

Snowball Drop on the Courthouse Square (10:00 A.M.)

Shop 'til You Drop on SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY (All Day)

Community K'NEX Networking at Valley Fire (10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.)

Holiday Movie at the Ord Township Library (12:30 P.M.)

Santa at Ord Township Library (2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.)

FREE Horse and Carriage Rides in Downtown Ord (4:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.)

Community Soup Supper at Ord Fire Hall (4:30 P.M.)

WinterFest Parade in Downtown Ord (6:00 P.M.)

Coffee and Apple Cider at the Valley Rods Clubhouse (Before & During Parade)


 

LISTEN: Winterfest Right Around the Corner

Winterfest Right Around the Corner


ORD -- WinterFest begins Friday, November 28th through Saturday, November 29th. Here's a list of events via the Ord Chamber of Commerce.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28th

Toys for Tots Pop-A-Shot Basketball Tournament at Scratchtown Brewery (After Husker Game)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29th

Pancake Feed-Location TBD (8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.)

St. John's Lutheran Youth Group Cookie Walk at Valley Fire (8:00 A.M.)

Gobble Wobble Run in Bussell Park (9:00 A.M.)

Ambulance & Police Car Tour (10:00 A.M.)

Snowball Drop on the Courthouse Square (10:00 A.M.)

Shop 'til You Drop on SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY (All Day)

Community K'NEX Networking at Valley Fire (10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.)

Holiday Movie at the Ord Township Library (12:30 P.M.)

Santa at Ord Township Library (2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.)

FREE Horse and Carriage Rides in Downtown Ord (4:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.)

Community Soup Supper at Ord Fire Hall (4:30 P.M.)

WinterFest Parade in Downtown Ord (6:00 P.M.)

Coffee and Apple Cider at the Valley Rods Clubhouse (Before & During Parade)


 

LISTEN: Winterfest Right Around the Corner

Winterfest Right Around the Corner


ORD -- WinterFest begins Friday, November 28th through Saturday, November 29th. Here's a list of events via the Ord Chamber of Commerce.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28th

Toys for Tots Pop-A-Shot Basketball Tournament at Scratchtown Brewery (After Husker Game)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29th

Pancake Feed-Location TBD (8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.)

St. John's Lutheran Youth Group Cookie Walk at Valley Fire (8:00 A.M.)

Gobble Wobble Run in Bussell Park (9:00 A.M.)

Ambulance & Police Car Tour (10:00 A.M.)

Snowball Drop on the Courthouse Square (10:00 A.M.)

Shop 'til You Drop on SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY (All Day)

Community K'NEX Networking at Valley Fire (10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.)

Holiday Movie at the Ord Township Library (12:30 P.M.)

Santa at Ord Township Library (2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.)

FREE Horse and Carriage Rides in Downtown Ord (4:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.)

Community Soup Supper at Ord Fire Hall (4:30 P.M.)

WinterFest Parade in Downtown Ord (6:00 P.M.)

Coffee and Apple Cider at the Valley Rods Clubhouse (Before & During Parade)


 

LISTEN: Winterfest Right Around the Corner

VCHS Meeting Notice


ORD -- The Valley County Health System will hold its monthly board meeting this week. Below is a full agenda of the meeting...

Valley County Health System Board Meeting
Monthly Meeting
November 19, 2014
7:00 P.M. ~ Board Room ~ Valley County Health System

Notice of the meeting was properly posted in the Courthouse, Post Office, and front lobby of the Hospital. An agenda was posted in advance at the Hospital Administration office. A copy of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act is available in the meeting room.

Page #

1. Call to Order and Roll Call

2. Minutes of October 15, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes                                                1-6

3. Mission Statement Public Input (10 minutes)

5. Presentatioin of Financials and Statistics                                                                 7-12

6. OLD BUSINESS

    A. Update on Culture Change & Strategic Plan

7. NEW BUSINESS

   A. Seim Johnson Audit-Marity Dubas Presenting

   B. Safety Report

   C. Corporate Compliance Policy

   D. Medical Staff Appointments

8. President & CEO Report

9. Questions from the Board

10. Executive Session (If Needed)

11. Adjournment
 


LISTEN: VCHS Meeting Notice

Dr. Margie Project


ORD -- The First Baptist Church in Mason City is helping Dr. Margie, a missionary from Zambia whom they sponsor. Dr. Margie runs a medical clinic in the country that is in need of supplies. Here's how you can help.

- Eye glasses and empty pill bottles with the labels removed can be delivered to either pharmacy in Ord.

- Fleece towles can be brought to KNLV Radio in Ord.

The donations will be picked up on December 30th

LISTEN: Dr. Margie Project

Candy Cane Lane Craft Show in Ord


ORD -- Snow didn't stop folks from coming out to the Candy Cane Lane Craft Show at the Ord Veterans Club, on Saturday. More than 300 people were estimated to have made their way through the doors to buy locally made goods.
LISTEN: Candy Cane Lane Craft Show in Ord

Cintrese Boutique Grand Opening


ORD -- Cintrese Boutique celebrated its Grand Opening on Friday. The store, located at the former Diamond's Too, building is a jewelry store, but also has other household decorating items. 
LISTEN: Cintrese Boutique Grand Opening

D-1 VB STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: #2 Ansley-Litchfield vs. #1 St. Mary's


LINCOLN -- Ansley-Litchfield has one blemish on its resume this season. That came to St. Mary's in the district finals.The Spartans have a chance at revenge in the state title game on Saturday at 11 A.M. on the Mighty 1060.
LISTEN: D-1 VB STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW - #2 Ansley-Litchfield vs. #1 St. Mar

Snow Coming to Central Nebraska


CENTRAL NEBRASKA -- Snow is on its way to Central Nebraska. 1'' to 4''  is expected to hit throughout Saturday. To hear more on what you need to know tomorrow, listen below.
 

LISTEN: Snow Coming to Central Nebraska

State Volleyball Preview: D1 - #2 Ansley-Litchfield vs. #3 Axtell


LINCOLN -- #2 Ansley-Litchfield moved on to the D-1 State Semifinals with a straight set win over #7 Brady on Thursday. Standing in the way of the Spartans and a championship birth...#3 Axtell.
State Volleyball Preview: D1 - #2 Ansley-Litchfield vs. #3 Axtell

Dr. Hilary Miller To Join VCHS


 


Valley County Health System is pleased to announce the addition of Hilary Miller, M.D. to its medical staff. Dr. Miller will begin her practice in August 2015 at the VCHS Medical Clinics.
Miller grew up in Spalding, Nebraska and graduated from Spalding Academy in 2001. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2006 and her Doctor of Medicine in 2012 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Miller is currently completing her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program in Omaha. Her interests are in dermatology, endoscopy and sports medicine.


Dr. Miller is engaged to be married in March 2015 to her high school sweetheart, David Carraher. David farms and ranches near Spalding. Dr. Miller stated, "I am very excited to be joining the VCHS team, an obvious choice after interacting with the professional, dedicated staff. It is a wonderful practice opportunity for me, and both David and I are very much looking forward to becoming part of a new community.”


"We are very pleased that Dr. Miller, who grew up in central Nebraska, will begin her medical practice at Valley County Health System. She will be a wonderful compliment to our growing medical staff. The addition of Dr. Miller offers another dimension to our Medical Staff that will continue the tradition of dedication and commitment toward quality medical care that has been the foundation of our Medical Staff and providers for our 50 years of service to the many communities of the region that we serve,” stated Bill Sugg, President & CEO of Valley County Health System.

Six-Man State Championship Preview: Spalding Academy vs. Riverside


KEARNEY -- Spalding Academy and Riverside are separated by about 20 miles, in fact many of the players who will be on opposite sides of the ball in Friday's State Championship, are former teammates...and friends.
LISTEN: Six-Man State Championship Preview - Spalding Academy vs. Riverside

Garfield County Road Reclassification


GARFIELD COUNTY -- The conversation continued for a possible reclassificaton of a road in Garfield County during Wednesday's Board of Commissioners meeting. The board heard from local property owners, as well as Highway Superintendent Gary Kinney.
LISTEN: Garfield County Road Reclassification

Ord Bus Acquisition


ORD -- At Monday's Board of Education meeting, board member, Kim Radil, presented the Transportation Committee report which suggested the district would be better off buying a new bus rather than repairing the current one. 

Superintendent Jason Alexander explained that district has applied for two grants. Here is more information on those...

EPA Grant
-Federal Grant
-The bus being replaced must be a 2006 model or older.
-Replacement must be newest model
-You can only apply if you for more than one bus (you don't need to use it for more than one, just apply for more than one)

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
-State Grant
-Lottery bases (4 schools out of 22 applicants were chosen last year)
-Can only apply for one bus

Ord applied for two buses from the federal grant and the oldest bus available via the state grant.

 

LISTEN: Ord Bus Acquisition

State Volleyball Preview: D2 - #2 Ansley-Litchfield vs. #7 Brady


LINCOLN -- Nebraska state volleyball playoffs start of Thursday. KNLV has coverage of #2 Ansley-Litchfield against #7 Brady in Class-D1. Coverage starts at 1:30 PM on the Mighty 1060 AM.
LISTEN: #2 Ansley-Litchfield vs. #7 Brady

Meagan Peterson's Painting Showcased




An ink painting by Megan Peterson of Ord, Nebraska was showcased in the 21st annual Celebration of Youth in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design from October 20 – November 8, 2014. Items in the exhibition in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery were selected from the thousands of exhibits in the Clothing, Fashion Show, Home Environment and Quilt Quest departments at the 2014 Nebraska State Fair.

 
On November 8, the department hosted a day of workshops for the youth and their parents, culminating in the exhibition’s closing event on November 8. Each exhibitor in the Gallery gave a short artist’s talk about their piece. The program was followed by a final opportunity to see the exhibition in the Hillestad Gallery, and a reception hosted by the Friends of the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery.

Ord High School Holds Veterans Day Program


ORD -- Ord High School held a Veterans Day program on Tuesday. Listen to the day's events below.
LISTEN: Ord High School Veterans Day Program

Board of Supervisors Opens Bids for Bridge Replacement


VALLEY COUNTY -- The Valley County Board of Supervisors opened bids for contracting companies wishing to reconstruct a bridge 2-1/2 miles outside of Ord. Here are the bids.

1. Simon Contractors (North Platte) - $228,423.00

2. Norfolk Contracting (Norfolk) - $182,602.50

3. Ed Hovitt (Ord) - $173,134.60

LISTEN: Board of Supervisors Opens Bids for Bridge Replacement

NPPD Holds Public Hearing on Transmission Line


BURWELL -- The Nebraska Public Power District held a public meeting at the American Legion in Burwel, on Monday. The purpose of the meeting was to layout the proposed route for the transmission line and hear comments from local residents. 

The route stars on the border of Antelope and Wheeler County and travels across to Thedford and down to Sutherland. The NPPD will hold two additional public hearings in Bartlett at Wheeler-Central High School and in Chambers on Wednesday, November 12. A open house will be from 12 PM-1 PM with a public hearing from 1 PM - 3 PM in Bartlett, while the Community Center in Chambers will hold an open house from 6 PM - 7 PM and a public hearing from 7 PM - 9 PM..

LISTEN: NPPD Holds Public Hearing on Transmission Line

Valley County Sheriff Warns of Scams


VALLEY COUNTY -- Valley County Sheriff Casey Hurlburt issued the following statement about phone scams in the region...

       This is Valley County Sheriff Casey Hurlburt wanting to warn the citizens of Valley County that there are numerous scams being reported to the Sheriff's Office, such as callers stating they are with the IRS or the Attorney General's Office. There are also callers stating that you owe them large amounts of money in order to win money from sweepstakes. Another scam that has been going around is that the caller states they are a family member in need of money because they were arrested in another state or country. Always remember, do not give out any personal information to anyone. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it is a SCAM.

                                                                                              -Casey D. Hurlburt
                                                                                              Valley County Sheriff


 

Arcadia FFA Wins Bronze


LOUISVILLE -- The Arcadia FFA represented Nebraska well at Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky. Out of 46 teams competing, Arcadia took home the bronze medal. Here are the individual awards the team won.

Clay Bauer - Silver

Tanner Chilewski, Ashley Einspahr and Zach Hulinsky - Bronze
 

LISTEN: Arcadia FFA wins bronze at Nationals

Recycle Comepetition Heating Up In Burwell





Reduce, reuse, and recycle are becoming the bywords for students at Burwell elementary as they learn more about collecting plastic, aluminum, and paper for recycling. This past week, the students in the physical education classes at Burwell elementary had the opportunity to view the Loup Basin RC&D Council’s event-recycling trailer up close. The trailer was parked at the south parking lot by the elementary school. Keep Loup Basin Beautiful Director, Anita Olson and Project Coordinator, Kathy Mann directed the students in a hands-on exploration of the trailer. Additional information was provided about recycling and the destination of recycled aluminum, plastic, and paper. The students also signed a poster pledging to help keep America beautiful by recycling.


Over 1445 schools across the country are competing in the fourth annual K-12 school Recycle Bowl Competition, presented by Keep America Beautiful. During Burwell Elementary’s second week of collecting for the Recycle Bowl competition, students collected 320 pounds of paper, 28 pounds of plastic, 28 pounds of aluminum, and 40 pounds of cardboard. This brings the total amount collected since the beginning of the competition up to 631 pounds of paper, 63 pounds of plastic, 33 pounds of aluminum, and 49 pounds of cardboard.


Thank you to the parents and businesses for contributing to the collection. The Recycle Bowl competition will continue until November 14, 2014. After that, we hope the community will continue to recycle using the two recycling trailers in Burwell which are located on the north side of the square and at the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway Interpretive Center, 330 S Hwy 11. Please contact Kathy Mann at 308-214-0798 if you have any questions.


Keep Loup Basin Beautiful(KLBB) is grant-funded through the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality(NDEQ) and is a project of the Loup Basin RC&D Council, that promotes litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling, and beautification. KLBB serves thirteen counties in central and north-central Nebraska and for more information about KLBB’s Education Programs, email KLBB at info@keeploupbasinbeautiful.org , visit http://www.keeploupbasinbeautiful.org/ or like them on Facebook www.facebook.com/KeepLoupBasinBeautiful. Contact the Loup Basin RC&D Office (308) 346-3393 or stop by the office at 807 H ST, Burwell, Nebraska. 

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Spalding Academy vs. Minatare


MINATARE -- Spalding Academy has ridden its undefeated season all the way to the state semifinals, but Minatare poses a few problems for Troy Kleffner's squad.
LISTEN: Football Preview - Spalding Academy vs. Minitare

Volleyball District Finals: Ord vs. Ogallala


LEXINGTON -- KNLV's Gabe Altieri previews Ord's District Final match with Ogallala on Friday.

 

LISTEN: Volleyball Preview - Ord vs. Ogallala

Winter Weather Awareness Day


NEBRASKA -- Thursday, November 6th is Winter Weather Awareness Day in Nebraska. Winter weather poses a vareity of threats from wind to snow to cold to ice. 

Those risks are increased due to the large variation in temperature on a daily business. "It can be sunny at 60 degrees and a few hours later have a couple inches of snow on the ground," said Jeremy Wesley, a lead forecaster at the National Weather Service in Hastings.

Wesley encourages people to be ready for bad weather on a daily basis. Simple ways to do this are by keeping extra blankets in your car, as well as checking the forecast every day.

LISTEN: Winter Weather Awareness Day

Winter Weather Awareness Day


NEBRASKA -- Thursday, November 6th is Winter Weather Awareness Day in Nebraska. Winter weather poses a vareity of threats from wind to snow to cold to ice. 

Those risks are increased due to the large variation in temperature on a daily business. "It can be sunny at 60 degrees and a few hours later have a couple inches of snow on the ground," said Jeremy Wesley, a lead forecaster at the National Weather Service in Hastings.

Wesley encourages people to be ready for bad weather on a daily basis. Simple ways to do this are by keeping extra blankets in your car, as well as checking the forecast every day.

LISTEN: Winter Weather Awareness Day

Winter Weather Awareness Day


NEBRASKA -- Thursday, November 6th is Winter Weather Awareness Day in Nebraska. Winter weather poses a vareity of threats from wind to snow to cold to ice. 

Those risks are increased due to the large variation in temperature on a daily business. "It can be sunny at 60 degrees and a few hours later have a couple inches of snow on the ground," said Jeremy Wesley, a lead forecaster at the National Weather Service in Hastings.

Wesley encourages people to be ready for bad weather on a daily basis. Simple ways to do this are by keeping extra blankets in your car, as well as checking the forecast every day.

LISTEN: Winter Weather Awareness Day

Class D1 Football Playoffs: Burwell vs. Elm Creek


CENTRAL NEBRASKA -- Elm Creek has knocked Burwell out of the postseason in each of the last two seasons. Hear how both sides are trying not to dwell to much on the past.
LISTEN: Class D1 Football Playoffs - Burwell vs. Elm Creek

Valley Fire Request Tabled


ORD -- At Monday's City Council meeting, Guy and Jennifer Lewis brought up a request that could lead to them finding the new home for Valley Fire Coffee Shop. However, the pair will have to wait before they can start packing boxes.
 

LISTEN: Valley Fire Request Tabled

VCHS To Celebrate 50 Years





Ord – Valley County Health System invites the public to attend their 50th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, November 9th from Noon – 2 pm at the hospital, 2707 L Street in Ord.


The event will include a free chili soup and pie lunch. Musical entertainment will be provided as well as tours of the new hospital and Valley View Living Center. At 1:00 pm there will be a dedication ceremony of the newly established reflection garden, located outside of the Courtyard Grille.


In the early 1960s, residents of Valley County voted to establish Valley County Hospital, replacing a facility located on South 16th Street in Ord that was considered in poor repair by the Nebraska State Health Department. The Valley County Hospital was dedicated on August 2, 1964. Patients were transferred from the old facility on September 24, 1964.

For more information, call 728-4347.

VCHS Celebrate Being A Woman Raises $1,568 For Ord Food Pantry





Ord – More than 250 women attended the 2014 Celebrate Being a Woman at the Ord Veteran’s Club on Tuesday, October 28. The annual event, sponsored by Valley County Health System, is held for women of all ages, and includes a free meal, keynote presentation, raffle and door prizes from participating vendors.


William T. Sugg, VCHS President & CEO, welcomed everyone to the event. Dr. Tyler Adam, Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Obstetricians & Gynecologists, P.C in Hastings presented on hot topics in Women’s Health. Tracy Reiner, RPh; Laura Cox, RN and Abby Snell, RN presented on chemotherapy and infusion services available at Valley County Health System.


The evening ended with drawings for the raffle and door prizes. Thirty-two vendors participated in this year’s event and each gave a door prize from their business. Raffle tickets were sold to those in attendance. The 20 raffle items were donated by VCHS departments, associates and Eakes Office Plus. The raffle generated $1,568, which will be donated to the Ord Food Pantry.

Ord High School Sees Success with Rigorous Curriculum Design


ORD -- Teachers at Ord High School have begun experimenting with Rigorous Curriculum Design. It's a tool that allows teachers to build lesson plans that hone in on particular skills that the state assesses. 

In the case of Ord, the focus was around public speaking.

"The projects that they came up with, it wasn't rocket science or anything, but the biggest part was that they were on the community websites so they learned who they need to talk to to get permission and outline a plan to do that," says 8th grade English Teacher, Nancy Welniak.

The students presented their ideas to a group of panelists that provided feedback on how to better their idea and their presentation. 

LISTEN: Ord Rigorous Curriculum Design

INTERVIEW: State Auditor Candidate Amanda McGill


ORD -- Candidate for State Auditor caught up with KNLV's Gabe Altieri. Hear the full interview here.
Listen to interview here

Bredthauer Named VCHS Associate Of The Quarter





ORD – Rhonda Bredthauer has been named Associate of the Quarter at Valley County Health System for the 1st Quarter of the 2014-2015 fiscal year.


In a letter nominating Bredthauer for the honor, a co-worker discussed how she portrays the values of VCHS. "Rhonda shows integrity by always doing the right thing and it’s obvious that it is important to her. Not only does she do the right thing but she helps her fellow associates to do the right thing as well. Rhonda gives everything she has everyday she comes to work. Rhonda is a very compassionate person. If you are hurting she is hurting right along with you. She truly cares for those around her and will do all she can to help. Rhonda has the most active desire to brighten people’s day. Ownership is something that comes natural to Rhonda. She takes pride in her work. She treats the facility as it is her own and it is not uncommon to see her go above and beyond when cleaning. Rhonda always shows respect to everyone she comes in contact with. Regardless of the situation she remains composed and respectful. Rhonda is honest and trustworthy, period. You can confide in her and know that you can trust her.“


Bredthauer is a Housekeeper at Valley County Health System, where she has been employed since November 2012.  

Local Business Owners Attend Lunch-N-Learn


ORD -- The Ord Chamber of Commerce held a "Lunch-N-Learn" event in Ord, on Thursday. The headline of the event was guest speaker, Mike Henke. He's the Business Link Manager at Roy's Grand Dodge. Henke gave the group tools to help recruit employees. 

"With the low unemployment (in central Nebraska) you really have to be creative to recruit employees," Henke said.

The Lunch-N-Learn focused on what business owners should be doing when looking for potential employees to make sure they are choosing the right worker for the job. The event was hosted by the Ord Chamber of Commerce.

LISTEN: Business Owners Attend Lunch-N-Learn

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Spalding Academy vs. Wilcox-Hildreth


CENTRAL NEBRASKA -- Spalding Academy dominated the regular season and enters the playoffs undefeated. Through it all, though, the Shamrocks have remained level-headed.

"We've got some exceptionally level-headed kids on this football team," said Head Coach Troy Kleffner. "It's been a great group of kids ot coach this year."

As far as Wilcox-Hildreth is concerned. It means a lot to the school to make the playoffs. "This is the thid time in ten years that our team is in the playoffs so they're excited and ready to go," said Falcons Head Coach Gabriel Eberhardt. 

The winner advances to the six-man semi-finals. 


LISTEN: Spalding Academy vs. Wilcox-Hidlreth

PREVIEW: Silver Lake vs. Riverside


Burwell Halloween Parade


BURWELL -- Burwell held it's annual "Scare on the Square" event on Thursday. Here are some of the costume winners

SCARIEST COSTUME: Hayes Jensen

BEST COSTUME: Maya Kromke

MOST ORIGINAL COSTUME: Kelcey Simpson

FUNNIEST COSTUME: Kaitlyn Hughes

LISTEN: Burwell Halloween Parade

Grain Truck Accident in Ord


ORD -- A truck carrying grain tipped over across the street from Valley County Health System on Route 11 in Ord, on Wednesday. 

KNLV's Gabe Altieri spoke to on-lookers who told him the driver was taken to Valley County Health System and was being evaluated. 

The Valley County Sherriff and Ord Police were on site, but not available for comment because they were directing traffic. 

Burwell Fall Festival Keeps Seeing Donations


BURWELL -- Organizer's of the Burwell Fall Festival set a goal of $10,000 for their "Time for Giving" event. They have more than exceeded that number now.

Johanna Jeffries appeared on Party Line on Wednesday and said the count is now more than $40,000 and going up, as they count more mail donations. 

The number is more than $12,000 above what KNLV had reported, as of Saturday.

LISTEN: Burwell Fall Festival Keeps Seeing Donations

Board of Education Ballots Full


CENTRAL NEBRASKA -- Voters in the Loup City and Ord School Districts have a lot to choose from on election day. 

A combined 13 candidates are vying for seven spots. Here are a list of the cadidates in each district:

Ord

Teresa A. Lange

Lisa Farrens

Reid Hagstrom

Dawn Skibinski

William D. Ziegler

Loup City

Rick Chilewski

Milch Spolanski

Jamie Lewandowski

Joe J. Jerabek

Cindy Ericson

Loraine P. Panowicz

Brandon Tuma

Wayne Klein
 

LISTEN: Board of Education Ballots Full

UPDATED: Loup City Mayorial Race Features Familiar Faces


LOUP CITY -- Next Tuesday won't be the first time Loup City voters have seen Alicia Toczek and Alec Baillie on a ballot. The pair match-up for the second time this year, but that doesn't necessarilly mean Mayor Toczek expects to do things differently this time.

"I don't see it as a challenge," she said. "I'll continue to do what I do."

If she were to be re-elected, Toczek points to envioronmental issues as chief concern of the city in the upcoming years. Specifically, waste water treatment.

On the other side, Ballie pointed to his time on the city council and other community involvement as reasons why he believes things will be different this time around.

"Name recognition is important," Ballie said. "People know who I am through my shop on main street and my involvement in the community."

Both candidates added that they were confident entering Tuesday's election.

LISTEN: Loup City Mayorial Race Features Familiar Faces

Loup City Mayorial Race Features Familiar Faces


LOUP CITY -- Next Tuesday won't be the first time Loup City voters have seen Alicia Toczek and Alec Baillie on a ballot. The pair match-up for the second time this year, but that doesn't necessarilly mean Mayor Toczek expects to do things differently this time.

"I don't see it as a challenge," she said. "I'll continue to do what I do."

If she were to be re-elected, Toczek points to envioronmental issues as chief concern of the city in the upcoming years. Specifically, waste water treatment.

A phone call to Baillie has not been returned.
  

LISTEN: Loup City Mayorial Race Features Familiar Faces

Garfield County Road Reclassification


GARFIELD COUNTY -- At Tuesday's Garfield County Board of Comminssioners meeting, the topic of conversation centered around reclassification of a local road. 

Highway Superintendent Gary Kinney said the road is off the highway and is about 1-1/2 miles long. He also said it is causing confusion for truck drivers who think it may be a shortcut.

The resolution would reclassify the road to maintenence road. It will be further discussed at the next Board of Commissioners meeting on November 11.

LISTEN: Garfield County Road Reclassification

Ord Chamber Lunch and Learn


ORD -- The Ord Area Chamber of Commerce is looking the help out its members and other local businesses. The organization is hosting a Lunch-and-Learn on Thursday, October 30th at noon in the Chamber of Commerce Building. 

The headline of the event is guest speaker, Miek Henke, Business Link Manager at Roy's Grand Dodge. He will be speaking to local business men and women about ways to recruit employees.

Registration for the event is $10.00 plus $5.00 for lunch. Anyone interested in attending has until October 28th and can do so by emailing kristinafoth@ordnebraska.com or dialing 308-728-7875.

LISTEN: Ord Chamber Lunch and Learn

Burwell High School Gets Honored


BURWELL -- Burwell High School received national recoginition this week. The school was named as one of "America's Top High Schools" in 2014 by Newsweek Magazine. 

The publication pointed to Burwell's performance in state assessment testing with low-income students.They ranked at or above average in that category. Between 65 and 86% of Burwell students are college bound.

Burwell was joined by Hays Spring High School and Chadron Public Schools as three Nebraska schools on the list.

LISTEN: Burwell High School Gets Honored

White Can't Run for Valley County Attorney


VALLEY COUNTY -- Valley County will have a new attorney after the November election.

In a conversation with KNLV's Gabe Altieri, current County Attorney, Jason White, said the Nebraska Election Commission prohibits him from being on the ballot for the same office in two counties. White is running for attorney in Loup County.

The State of Nebraska prohibits a candidate to run for the same office in two counties, but not to hold that office. White, who asked not to be recorded, was hired as Valley County Attorney, not elected. 

Burwell Fall Festival Success


BURWELL -- Organizers of the Burwell Fall Festival planned to make around $10,000 this weekend. Instead, they made more the $28,000.

"It was a great success. The community came out and volunteered," said Lindsy Gumb, an event organizer. "It was great."

Gumb said the idea came from other communities who have had similar events. "We wanted to put as many events as possible into the 28-hour period to help the community," she said.

The success of the event has led Gumb and other to say the plan to have another fall festival in 2015.

LISTEN: Burwell Fall Festival Success

VCHS Home Health & Hospice Hosting Holiday Happenings





Ord – Valley County Health System is proud to celebrate Home Health and Hospice Month throughout November to honor the caregivers who make a difference in the lives of patients and their families. The Home Health and Hospice Department will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, November 12, from 11 am to 1 pm in the Home Health office at 400 S. 23rd Street. Refreshments will be served.


The event will feature a food drive with donations going to the Ord Food Pantry. Non-perishable food items may be dropped off at the Home Health office prior to or the day of the Open House. Donors will be entered into a drawing for prizes.


For more information, call 728-4355.

 

Burwell Propositions up for Vote


BURWELL -- Burwell residents will see two propositions on their ballot when they head to the polls on Election Day.

"Proposition 1 will say 'Are you okay with us renewing the Burwell Economic Development Program for continued business enhancing activities and the second part of it is "Are you okay with the 1.5% sales tax that will help fund those programs and activities," said Development Board Member, David Sawyer.

The current development program is in year of 11 of it's present 15 year run. Sawyer said a percentage of the tax increase will go into infrastructure projects in the area.

LISTEN: Burwell Proposition Up for Vote

Arcadia FFA off to Nationals


ARCADIA -- The Arcadia FFA is heading to nationals. Eight students, four judges, from Aracadia High School are going to Louisville, Kentucky to compete in horse judging.

"(We're) pretty excited. It's kind of a first time deal. We're going to have a lot of fun, but we have to keep our minds on the horses," said one of the student judges, Tanner Chilewski. 

Chilewski is joined by Ashley Einspahr, Clay Bauer, and Zach Hulinsky. The group qualified by winning the state competition in May. The group is heading to Louisville on Monday and the competition begins on Wednesday.

LISTEN: Arcadia FFA is off to Nationals

Business Discovery Day for Students in Ord


ORD -- From the Cough-A-Cola to the Rock-N-Go local students were challenged to use their own skills to come up with innovations that could be used for a central Nebraska business. The project was part of Business Discovery Day and the purpose was to get students to think about their future in the entrepreneurial world.

The students were joined with local community business people to show that their are entrepreneurial opportunities in central Nebraska."Many times they do have a desire to come back to their home towns and raise their families," said Dahn Hagge, the Coordinator for the Valley County Community Fund. "But one of the things that stops them is the thought that their aren't opportunities here."

The students took the Gallup Quest Assessment to show them what their individual strengths are. They were then placed into groups mixed with students with other strengths to creat a dynamic enviornment. 

"They were put into groups as teams with people from all different domains to make a strong team," said Dr. Crystal Ramm, the Regional Coordinator for Central Community College.

The groups presented their innovations via a presentation in front of three judges to simulate a business environment and to get them to think about how they could make central Nebraska better in the future.

LISTEN: Business Discovery Day

Family Needs Help After Trailer Fire


ORD -- Friends of a family that had their trailer burn down last week are asking the community for help. "The trailer is a total loss and noone is helping," said Carla Kreft, a family friend.

Kreft held back tears as she explained the family's situation. She said they are attempting to move into a new house, but that's proving costly. Kreft says the family won't ask for help, so she's doing it instead. "(They could use) can goods, contribution of money, even just physical help getting them into their house that their moving into," she said. "It doesn't have floors, they're working on pipes and on limited finances."

Anyone who wishes to help can bring donations to the Grocery Kart in Ord or banks in the area. The family also has an account setup at the Great Western Bank. For additional questions you can contact Kreft at 308-219-0447. 

LISTEN: Family of Trailer Fire Needs Help

Family Needs Help After Trailer Fire


ORD -- Friends of a family that had their trailer burn down last week are asking the community for help. "The trailer is a total loss and noone is helping," said Carla Kreft, a family friend.

Kreft held back tears as she explained the family's situation. She said they are attempting to move into a new house, but that's proving costly. Kreft says the family won't ask for help, so she's doing it instead. "(They could use) can goods, contribution of money, even just physical help getting them into their house that their moving into," she said. "It doesn't have floors, they're working on pipes and on limited finances."

Anyone who wishes to help can bring donations to the Grocery Kart in Ord or banks in the area. The family also has an account setup at the Great Western Bank. For additional questions you can contact Kreft at 308-219-0447. 

LISTEN: Family of Trailer Fire Needs Help

Burwell Fall Festival Starting Strong


BURWELL --  The First Annual Fall Festival is this weekend in Burwell. The event's slogan is "A Time For Giving" and giving is just what organizers have experienced so far.

"We already have a lot of donations coming in so we're just really excited," said Johanna Jeffries, an event organizer. 

That money is important, especially considering the CMHC will match all donations. For Jeffries, the purpose of the even is information. "We want to educate the community about the Burwell Community Fund and what we do and it's a way to continue a hopeful future for Burwell and Taylor."  

The event starts Friday and continues through Sunday in Burwell. 

LISTEN: Burwell Fall Festival

Ries New Executive Administrative Assistant At VCHS





ORD – Becky Ries has accepted the Executive Administrative Assistant position at Valley County Health System. She will assist Bill Sugg in his role as President and CEO.


Becky has been employed by the Valley County Health System Foundation for the past seven years as the Executive Director. She has assisted the Foundation with successful fundraising efforts including the annual golf tournament and gala as well as the new Neon Moon Run. She has also worked with many private donors to generate funds for the Foundation which are used to provide needed equipment for the hospital.


Becky is married to Jim Ries of Ord and has two children and one granddaughter. Her daughter Brittney lives in Lincoln and is married to Tyler Standage. Together they have an infant daughter, Macy. Jim and Becky’s son, Ethan, is in 8th grade at Ord High School.


Becky will transition to her new role over the next several weeks and will also assist the Foundation with training her replacement once that position is filled.

Reis New Executive Administrative Assistant At VCHS





ORD – Becky Ries has accepted the Executive Administrative Assistant position at Valley County Health System. She will assist Bill Sugg in his role as President and CEO.


Becky has been employed by the Valley County Health System Foundation for the past seven years as the Executive Director. She has assisted the Foundation with successful fundraising efforts including the annual golf tournament and gala as well as the new Neon Moon Run. She has also worked with many private donors to generate funds for the Foundation which are used to provide needed equipment for the hospital.


Becky is married to Jim Ries of Ord and has two children and one granddaughter. Her daughter Brittney lives in Lincoln and is married to Tyler Standage. Together they have an infant daughter, Macy. Jim and Becky’s son, Ethan, is in 8th grade at Ord High School.


Becky will transition to her new role over the next several weeks and will also assist the Foundation with training her replacement once that position is filled.
ORD -- The Ord Cub Scouts are looking to help the community...and you can help them.

The Pack is holding a "Scouting for Food Drive" on Monday, October 27th from 5:30 to 6:30 PM in Ord. "We just want to get the word out that the Scouts will be out. All of the food that's collected will be beneficial to the community and the surrounding communities," said Jason Moudry, one of the drive's leaders.

Though the main point of the drive is to collect food for those in need, Moudry noted the positve effects it can have on the kids.

"Community and connection is a great part of scouting and this is a way for the scouts to give back. This is a way for the scouts to be part of that community," he said.

If you won't be home, but would still like to donate, you can give Moudry a call at 308-730-0513.

Listen: Scouting for Food Drive

Beran New Public Relations And Marketing Coordinator At VCHS





ORD – Jennifer (Ramsey) Beran began on October 13, as the new Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator at Valley County Health System.


Jennifer has previous experience with designing marketing materials, coordination and placement of advertisements as well as event planning. She graduated from Ord High School and received her Bachelor of Science in Journalism with an Advertising Major and a Marketing Minor from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Jennifer is married to Jeff Beran and together they have a four year old daughter, Peyton.


Valley County Health System welcomes Jennifer to our team!

Domina, Sullivan Visit Ord


Ord -- Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate and the Third Nebraska Congressional District, Dave Domina and Mark Sullivan, were in Ord on Sunday for a dinner at the Veterans Club. Both candidates spoke about how they plan to improve the state and each had economic growth on their mind.

"Row crop farming and cattle ranching. Cattle ranching and feeding. Those are the key industries in the state. They have been for the last hundred years and will be for the next hundred years," Domina said.

While both candidates brough up the importance of agriculture, they also pointed to finding ways other ways to bring jobs to Nebraska. Sullivan, for one, looked to alternative energy.

"When our kids and our grandkids need energy, need renewable energy and energy independence; we've got it and it's here in the third district of Nebraska. It will yield the same kind of jobs that ethanol did for this district," Sullivan said.

On the other side, Domina focused keeping college-educated Nebraskans from leaving the state. "I think when we figure out that we can give our students opportunites to come home from our colleges and universities to start a business, which we don't have, then we will see our population grow and reinvigorate," the candidate said.

Both Domina and Sullivan are trying to take seats that have not been held by Democrats in the 21st century. 


 

National Radon Action Week Big for Nebraska


NEBRASKA -- October 20th - 26th is National Radon Action Week. The U.S. EPA is using the week to raise awareness to the odorless, colorles gas that they say is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. While the effort is national, Nebraskans are at a higher risk for radon exposure than residents of almost every other state. 

"We have a lot of testing data to show that we have elevated levels. We're third in the country," says Jeremy Poell, Health Industrial Hygiene Specialist at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

Poell says radon is naturally occurring in the state, but Nebraskans can take easy steps to protect themselves. "The first thing to do is a short-term test, if you've never tested before to check the levels in your home."

Radon test kits can be purchased for as little as $10. To learn more about radon and National Radon Action Week, you can visit EPA.gov/Radon and RadonWeek.org.

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Mountain Lion Discovered Dead Near Ericson




The body of a mountain lion discovered in north-central Nebraska was the first female found outside the traditional cougar range in western Nebraska.
 
     The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says the cougar's body was found was found along a road near Ericson, on the western edge of Nebraska's northeastern region, on Thursday. The commission says it may have been hit by a vehicle.
 
     The the cougar's gender is significant, because it could mean the establishment of a breeding population of the big cats in east-central Nebraska. 
 
     Sam Wilson, the commission's carnivore program manager, says the only female mountain lions previously identified in Nebraska have been well west of Ericson, in the Pine Ridge, Wildcat Hills and the central Niobrara River valley near Valentine.
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Berringer Film To Debut on October 18, 2014






BTN, the Big Ten Network, announced Wednesday afternoon that Unbeaten: The Life of Brook Berringer, an original film, will debut on Saturday, Oct. 18 at approximately 9:30 p.m.  That time is based on Nebraska and Northwestern avoiding overtimes in their nationally televised game in Evanston, Ill.
 
The hour-long documentary will be available on both BTN and BTN2Go. 
 
Three weeks ago, BTN's crew was in Lincoln to honor the 20th anniversary of the 1994 national championship team that Brook helped engineer.  Memories were vivid that weekend, and BTN was smart to find the film's finishing touches in an emotionally charged environment.
 
Many have said that Brook was way ahead of his time as a football player.  He built a reputation for giving back, and he's beloved because so many fans think he represents what a Nebraskan should be.  Berringer's life is a great college football story that happens to take place in Nebraska.  The documentary is also a testimony to Brook's resilience and selflessness. 
 
The film features rare, archival footage of Berringer on camera, plus highlights of key Nebraska games leading up to the National Championship.  It also includes interviews with Tommie Frazier, Tom Osborne, and Brook's mother, Jan Berringer.  In the film, Jan shares some of the thousands of letters she received in the wake of Brook's passing.  Most Husker fans are aware that Berringer died in the crash of a 2-seat airplane he was piloting two days before the 1996 NFL Draft.  He was 22 years old.

Farm To School Program Meet & Greet In Ord




The Center for Rural Affairs and the Loup Basin RC&D are hosting a Meet in Greet event in Ord on Tuesday, October 14th as a resource for getting involved with Farm to School. This will be an informational session open to anyone interested in farm to school. What: Nebraska Farm to School Meet and Greet When: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m. Where: Ord Volunteer Fire Hall, 1628 M Street from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Folks are invited to stop by and visit at their convenience. Earlier in the day Farm to School month will be celebrated at Ord Public Schools. Jerry Schmidt, a former District 41 Nebraska Senator will be greeting and tasting local items during the school lunch with students in the cafeteria. After picking up their lunch trays, students will proceed into a classroom for a taste test and learn more about farming from Barb David with Oak Ridge Farms Hydroponics. For more information about Farm to School in the Loup Basin, contact any Loup Basin RC&D Farm to School Advisory Committee member: Dale Melia, President Loup Basin RC&D Council; Robert & Kristine Bernt, Clear Creek Organic Farms; Barb David, Oak Ridge Farms Hydroponics; Pat Marsh, Loup Basin RC&D Council - AG Diversity Networking Group; Mr. Dave Ference, FFA Advisor - Ord Public Schools; Billene Nemec - Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska; Janet Sanders, Executive Director Loup Basin RC&D Council at (308) 346-3393 or email info@loupbasinrcd.org; or Sarah Smith, Nebraska Farm to School Lead, (307) 321-9766 or sarahs@cfra.org.

2014 NSAA Girls' State Golf Championships






The 2014 NSAA Girls' State Golf Championships will be held next Monday and Tuesday, October 13th and 14th. Class A competition will be held at the Norfolk Country Club, Class B will be competing at Pioneers Golf Course in Lincoln and Class C will compete at the Quail Run Golf Course in Columbus. The first tee time for both days will be 9:30 am for all three locations. Admission is free to all.

Broken Bow Man Killed In Crash




The Dawson County Sheriff's Office says a central Nebraska man has been killed and two people have been injured in a single-vehicle crash. 
 
     Deputies say 23-year-old driver Randy Martinez of Broken Bow was pronounced dead at the scene on Sunday near Eddyville. A 17-year-old girl from Callaway was taken to a Kearney hospital. A 23-year old man was flown to that hospital. Their conditions are unclear. 
 
     Deputies say they believe alcohol contributed to the crash. They say the people weren't wearing their seat belts and that the driver and the man were ejected from the truck after it rolled into a hayfield.
 
     The Nebraska State Patrol is assisting with the investigation.

Adams, Begins Rotation At VCHS




Britney Adams, a Physician Assistant student at University of Omaha Medical Center, NE, has chose Valley County Health System to complete her first rotation. Jeff Breitkreutz, PA-C is her supervising provider. Britney is originally from Grand Rapids, MN, and will graduate in December 2015. Britney stated, "I am originally from a small rural community and was exited to find out I would get to travel to Ord for my first rotation. I can't wait to experience what all rural medicine has to offer and learn from all the staff and provides her at Valley County Health System.” She will be at the VCHS Medical Clinics through December 12th. 

Fort Hartsuff To Hold Military Firearms Program




Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park (just south of Burwell) will present “The Timeline of American Military Firearms 1860-1990” on October 4-5. An in-dept look at the evolution of military firearms will be presented at 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM on Saturday (Oct. 4), and at 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Sunday (Oct. 5). Additionally, historical author and speaker Jeff Barnes will also be available on Sunday (Oct. 5) at 2:00 PM to talk about his book, The Great Plains Guide to Buffalo Bill, in the enlisted men’s barracks.

Ericson Lake Fishing Derby This Weekend




The first annual Ericson Lake Catch and Release Fishing Derby will on Saturday, October 4, with a total of $300 in cash and prizes available. Registration will be from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., and the fishing derby will start promptly at 8:15 a.m. and run until 1:30 p.m. The entry fee is $50 per entrant, and each entrant will need a digital camera or ability to take a picture (smart phone, etc.). Pictures must be taken with the fish laying flat on a measuring device that will be provided by the derby. There will also be raffle prizes.
Kenneth Ferris ready to dig into breakfast

Burwell Fire Dept. Pancake Feed During Junk Jaunt Weekend


The Burwell Fire Department will be serving pancakes and sausage for breakfast on Saturday, September 27th from 7 am to 9:30 am, and on Sunday, September 28th from 10 am to 1 pm.  The Burwell Fire Department is located on West of the square in Burwell, and all proceeds will go towards the purchase of new fire equipment.

NASB Recognizes Two OPS Board Members




The Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB), Board of Directors and staff, recognized the 2014 Award of Achievement recipients during the Kearney Region Meeting on Wednesday, September 24, 2014.

NASB is a private, nonprofit organization that serves the needs of Nebraska public school districts and Educational Service Unit board members.  Board Members from across the state may participate in board development training throughout the year by attending workshops and conferences to help strengthen their role in governance, legislative advocacy, and stewardship of district resources in support of student achievement.


In recognition of their volunteer time and commitment to education, the Nebraska School Boards Association commends continued participation and growth in knowledge and best practice governance.  Through the Awards of Achievement program, the following board members were recognized for their outstanding excellence:

·         Level I                   Heather Sikyta                  Ord Public Schools·         Level VII               William Ziegler                   Ord Public Schools
 

Car Chase Starts in St.Paul




 Two people from South Dakota were arrested in Nebraska after a high speed chase through Howard and Hall counties. 
 
       30-year-old Lucas Johnson of Mitchell, South Dakota, was arrested in Hall County on Tuesday. He is charged with operating a vehicle to avoid arrest, driving under the influence and refusing to submit to a drug test. 
 
     A female passenger in the van with him also faces a similar charge.
 
     Police say the chase started near St. Paul when the driver of a minivan left a gas station without paying. They say the van reached speeds of 105 mph before it crashed near Grand Island.
 
     Johnson also faces a theft charge in Howard County.

UNK Students Collect Canned Goods During Homecoming Week


More than 4,000 pounds of food was collected during the recent University of Nebraska at Kearney Canned Food Build.

The homecoming teams accomplished a lot throughout the week, and the Canned Food Build is a great way to have the teams come together to accomplish something that impacts the Kearney community.

The food build was organized by the Loper Programming and Activities Council, and the event was held Sept. 17 as part of UNK Homecoming Week activities. The food that was collected is being donated to the Mid-Nebraska Food Bank and The Big Blue Cupboard, a UNK organization that combats student hunger.

The Mid-Nebraska Food Bank will receive 3,624 pounds of food, and the Big Blue Cupboard will receive 400 pounds of food.
The Big Blue Cupboard food pantry is visited daily by UNK students who might be waiting on their next paycheck to buy food or who are supporting their family while attending school.
The first-place winners of the Canned Food Build were Alpha Xi Delta, Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Lambda Gamma with their creation of a jukebox.

Participating teams included Randall/Men’s Halls; Mantor Hall; Gamma Phi Beta, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Lambda Theta Nu; Alpha Xi Delta, Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Lambda Gamma; Alpha Phi, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Lambda Beta and Sigma Tau Gamma; Centennial Towers West; Centennial Towers East; Antelope and Nester Halls; and Alpha Omicron Pi, Phi Gamma Delta, Alpha Tau Omega and Mu Sigma Upsilon.

Residence halls, sororities, fraternities and other organizations compete for points throughout Homecoming Week during events such as the Canned Food Build, Battle of the Brains, Spirit Competition and the Lip Sync Competition. The team with the most points at the end of week becomes the Homecoming Sweepstakes Champion.

This year’s sweepstakes winner was the team of Alpha Phi, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Lambda Beta and Sigma Tau Gamma.

Michael Peterson Found Dead In His Cell




(LINCOLN, Neb.) Michael Peterson assigned to the Lincoln 
Correctional Center in Lancaster County was found dead at 
6:14 am on September 22, 2014. Mr. Peterson, 59, began 
serving a life sentence on 05/28/2014 for 1st Degree Murder (Buffalo County). 
Mr. Peterson had no parole eligibility or tentative release date. 
At approximately 6:14 am on September 22nd, Mr. Peterson was found 
unresponsive in his cell. Staff immediately called 911 and began administering 
CPR. Lincoln Fire and Rescue arrived and took over the resuscitation. Efforts to 
resuscitate Mr. Peterson were not successful and he was pronounced dead at 
6:47 am. While the cause of death has not been determined, it appears to have 
been a suicide. Mr. Peterson next of kin was contacted. 
As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the Nebraska 
Department of Correctional Services, a grand jury will conduct an investigation.
Muddy Creek to Ord transmission line project
open house events scheduled by NPPD


Columbus, Neb. – Two open houses will be hosted by Nebraska Public Power District next week concerning the development of a line route for a new 115,000-volt transmission line from a new substation, to be called Muddy Creek and located near an existing transmission line east of Broken Bow, to an existing substation near Ord. The line will enhance the reliability of the transmission network in the immediate area.


The two open houses will focus on gathering information from landowner’s who have property within a study area that has been developed by the District. The first open house for the 42-mile long line will be held September 30 at the Broken Bow City Auditorium, 314 S. 10th Avenue, in Broken Bow. A second open house will be held on Wednesday, October 1, at the Exhibit Hall at the Valley County Fairgrounds, 801 S Street, in Ord.


Project representatives will be available to discuss this project at the Open Houses from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Attendees should allow at least 45 minutes to walk through the displays and provide landowner information.


The new line will play a vital role in enhancing the reliability of the transmission system in central Nebraska where NPPD had voltage and loading issues in 2012, according to NPPD Chief Operating Officer Tom Kent. “A prolonged period of high temperatures in July 2012 combined with drought-like conditions, resulted in NPPD setting a record for peak electrical load needed by customers of 3,030 megawatts,” he explained. The result was that NPPD’s transmission system in the central part of the state was stretched to the limit during the record load period.


Over the past two years, NPPD has temporarily located additional mobile generators in the central part of the state during the summer months in order to help maintain reliability of the transmission system.


The need for the line was identified through the Southwest Power Pool’s transmission planning process, which is performed annually to assess system upgrades. The approximately $34 million transmission project is expected to be in service in June of 2018. Along with the transmission line work, the project also includes upgrades to the existing Ord substation and construction of a new substation east of Broken Bow.


Landowners in the study area have been sent invitations to attend either of these two open house events. NPPD officials noted that no routes have been determined at this time. At the open houses NPPD will collect information from landowners on land use, pivots, wells, planned facilities, residences, and other information. Each landowner will have the opportunity to identify this information and have it recorded into a GIS system that will be used in developing potential corridors for the lines.


“We invite landowners to come to either open house and give us information about their property, future plans, unique situations, locations of pivots and wells,” said Senior Project Manager Mike Hasenkamp. “This is valuable information that allows the project team to develop a line route that will minimize the overall impact.”


Additional information will be available on the need for the project, the route selection process, right-of-way activities, easement compensation, engineering, and environmental considerations.


The open house is one phase of NPPD’s comprehensive public involvement process that is used on its transmission line projects. To develop line routes for the project, NPPD will meet extensively with the public to obtain comments and other valuable information needed for the route-siting/decision making process, beginning with the public open house sessions. NPPD will use a variety of communication methods to interact with area landowners; local, county, and state government officials; and representatives of appropriate regulatory agencies.




The upcoming round of open houses will be the first of four rounds of public informational meetings NPPD plans to host. The first three rounds will be open houses and the fourth round will be a required public hearing.


For more information on the project, visit the website at www.nppd.com/muddycreek-ord/, or call the project hotline at 1-888-677-3412.

VCSH Hospice To Hold Memorial Service





The Hospice Department at Valley County Health System will be holding a public Community Memorial Service on Sunday, November 2nd, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Ord.


The eighth Celebration of Life will honor the memory of all loved ones who have died this past year. It will include a speaker, music, candle lighting ceremony, a slide show presentation, and balloon release. Refreshments will be served following the service.


If you would like to include your loved one in the service, call Marilyn Winkelbauer at 308-728-4315. To include your loved one in the slide show presentation, please email the picture to mwinkelbauer@valleycountyhealthsystem.org. If emailing is not possible, bring it by the Home Health/Hospice building at 400 South 23rd Street or mail it to the Valley County Hospice Department, 2707 L Street, Ord, NE 68862. Photos need to be received by October 16th.


All photos will be returned at the service or mailed at the sender’s request.

Ord Public Schools Receive $10,000 Grant






Ord Public Schools have been selected as an America's Farmers Grow Rural Education $10,000 grant winner.  The grant money will be used to enhance the math and science programs at Ord Public Schools.  OPS would like to recognize Wendy Alexander, Sandy Bartholomew and Jason Alexander for preparing the winning application.  And they would also like to say thank you to all the farmers who nominated OPS.  A big check presentation ceremony will be held at the Ord vs. West Holt volleyball game on September 18th at 6:30pm.

Yellow Pages Scam Affecting The Nation






Businesses across the country are receiving what appear to be invoices for ad space in the Yellow Pages directories. Some of these "invoices" are actually solicitations for listings in alternative business directories that differ from the well-known Yellow Pages. These alternative directories often are not published at all. Businesses are being deceived into paying for what they incorrectly believe to be their usual Yellow Pages ad.

The familiar "walking fingers" logo and the name "Yellow Pages" are not protected by any federal trademark registration or copyright. Therefore, you may be led to believe that anyone who uses the logo and the name is affiliated with the publisher that distributes the telephone books and Yellow Pages directories to all households and businesses in a particular geographic area. There is no connection between publishers of alternative directories and those of the well-known Yellow Pages.

Alternative directories differ significantly from the traditional Yellow Pages directories primarily because of distribution. Alternative business directories generally are not available or distributed to the public. Therefore, they provide little, if any, benefit to businesses who pay to advertise in them.

The solicitation from an alternative business directory may have the appearance of an invoice. It may bear the "walking fingers" logo and feature the name "Yellow Pages." It also may falsely suggest that the publisher is affiliated with your local telephone company or with another bona fide Yellow Pages publisher you recognize. The solicitation may lead you to believe that your business already has been listed in the telephone directory and you are now being billed when, in fact, you are only being solicited for placing an ad.

Typical language used on the ad solicitations, such as "present listing information;" "prompt payment is necessary to guarantee ad placement in the directory;" "renewal payment stub;" and "directory listing renewal invoice" also may appear on Yellow Pages invoices. This adds to the confusion.

Please examine the piece of mail you have received and determine whether it is a solicitation or an invoice. If it is a solicitation, you should see a disclaimer required by the U.S. Postal Service. It states, THIS IS NOT A BILL. THIS IS A SOLICITATION. YOU ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO PAY THE AMOUNT STATED ABOVE UNLESS YOU ACCEPT THIS OFFER. But whether you see this solicitation disclaimer or not, be wary.

If you believe you have been the victim of this misrepresentation scheme, contact your Postmaster or local Postal Inspector. Look in your telephone directory under "U.S. Government, Postal Service U.S." for local listings. If there is no listing, write: Chief Postal Inspector, United States Postal Service, Washington, D.C. 20260-2100, or call (202) 268-4267.

You also may direct questions about Yellow Pages directory publishers to the Yellow Pages Publishers Association (YPPA), a private trade association representing Yellow Pages publishers throughout the United States. Write:
  • Yellow Pages Integrated Media Association
    820 Kirts Blvd., Suite 100 
    Troy, MI 48084-4836
    248-244-6200
    http://www.ypima.org
To learn how to protect yourself from other fraudulent sales practices that may affect your business, send for the free brochure, Buying by Phone. Write: Public Reference, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C. 20580. You also may write to this address for a free copy of Best Sellers, which lists all the FTC's consumer and business publications.

Ord Library Looking For Books




The Ord Township Library is gearing up for its ANNUAL BOOK SALE. If have any books, audio books, movies or puzzles that you would like to donate please drop off at the library before Tuesday, September 23rd. The book sale begins Junk Jaunt Weekend on Thursday, September 25th and will run until the books are gone!   A special opening time is set for 8:00am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for the Book Sale Only.   For any questions you may have, please call the library at 728-3012.

OPS Receives Grant




Ord Public Schools Receives $3,000 Dollar General Youth Literacy Grant
Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grants provide funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas:
  • Implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs
  • Purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives
  • Purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs


Ord Elementary is expanding a program to improve reading skills in the areas of fluency, comprehension, and decoding. The goal will be to improve reading comprehension of scores through identifying specific reading deficiencies and strategically provide comprehensive services/instruction to struggling readers.


Funds from the Grant will be used to purchase 25 Google Chromebooks that will allow our teachers and students instant access to the AIMSWEB Universal Screener. The AIMSWeb progress monitoring probes are used to benchmark students and provide a comprehensive system for screening, progress monitoring and managing student data. This tool allows our RtI team of educators to utilize data in identifying struggling readers and making clear, concise decisions on interventions that will be successful for these students.

 

New Leadership At Valley View Living Center





ORD – Valley County Health System is pleased to announce two very exciting changes at Valley View Living Center.


Sarah Hon, RN has accepted the position of Director of Nursing.  Sarah brings with her an excellent past work experience focused on patient care and families. Sarah has worked at VCHS for one and a half years in acute care. Sarah resides outside of Ord with her husband Nick.


Brenda Keefe has accepted a position as our LTC Administrative Liaison. She is excited about her new role and will be a great resource for the associates. Brenda has been employed with VCHS for 2 years and her previous role was Long Term Care Office Manager. Brenda lives in Sargent with her husband Tom.

 

Lt. Gov. Heidemann Resigns



 
(Lincoln, Neb.) Today, Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann is resigning from the Office of Lt. Governor.
 
Heidemann offered the following statement at a news conference in the Governor’s Office this morning.
 
It has been overwhelming and humbling, all at the same time, to receive so much support and encouragement from people all across this state. It is the people who have worked with me, who know me best, and know my character that realize statements that have made about me are not who I am.
 
This has been a difficult situation, and after much thought, discussion and prayer, I have decided that for the good of my family, for the Office of Lt. Governor, and for the future of Nebraska, I am resigning today from the Office of Lt. Governor, as well as withdrawing as running mate for Pete Ricketts.
 
For the past 10 years, it has been an honor serving my constituents and the citizens of Nebraska. I am proud of what we have accomplished and grateful for the opportunity to serve Nebraskans.
I love this state and I am forever thankful for the people of this state who have faithfully supported me. I wish you well.
 
Gov. Dave Heineman made the following statement:
 
This is a sad day for the State of Nebraska. Lavon Heidemann has been an outstanding public official, both as a State Senator and Lt. Governor.
 
He is very well respected in this State Capitol regardless of your party affiliation. However, circumstances changed yesterday when a judge issued a protection order. Last night, Lavon and his wife met with me in my office at approximately 9:30 p.m. He apologized for what occurred and told me he would be resigning.
 
I have said many times that as public officials we are held to a higher standard of conduct and we should be. This is an unfortunate situation, but Lavon is doing what is appropriate by putting his family first and stepping down as Lt. Governor.
 
Heidemann was sworn into office on February 13, 2013. Heidemann is a farmer and livestock producer, and is a volunteer firefighter. He was elected to the University of Nebraska Board of Regents in 2012. Prior to his time as a Regent, Lt. Gov. Heidemann served as a State Senator for Legislative District 1 from 2005 to 2013. As a member of the Legislature, he served as Chairman of the Appropriations Committee for six years.
 

2014 NSRA Finals Held Sept. 5-7






The 2014 Nebraska State Rodeo Association Finals were held at the Wild West Arena in North Platte, NE  September 5-7, 2014. Contestants who qualified for NSRA Finals this year checked in on Friday, the first performance was on Saturday at Noon, followed by the second performance Saturday evening starting at 7 pm. The final performance was held on Sunday at noon.

The Top Three in each event at the end of finals were:
Bareback Riding
1. Corey Evans
2. Wesley Cole
3. Jaden Clark
Steer Wrestling
1. Brady Hageman
2. Miles Spickelmier
3. Tyson Cox
Tie Down Roping
1. Garrett Nokes
2. Chip Wilson
3. Travis Lymber
Saddle Bronc
1. Whit Peterson
2. Seth Schafer
3. Tristan Eklund
Steer Roping
1. Will McBride
2. JC Jensen
3. Randy Mekelburg
Barrel Racing
1. Dori Hollenbeck
2. Marci Bartlett
3. Deb Christy
Breakaway
1. Cati Stanko
2. Jan Brown
3. Lori Tierney
Bull Riding
1. Lane Gambill
2. Clint Connelly
3. Colter Glendy

And the average winners for each event were:
Rowdy Moon in the Bareback Riding
Brady Hageman in the Steer Wrestling
Dala Belew in the Breakaway
Travis Sheets in the Saddle Broncs
Chip Wilson in the Tie-Down Roping
Tyler Thomas and Travis Goad in the Team Roping
Deb Christy in the Barrel Racing
Trevor Eppert in the Steer Roping
Lane Gambill in the Bull Riding
 

Financial Wellness To Be Held





Ord – Valley County Health System will be hosting a To Your Health Tuesday session on Tuesday, September 16, from 12pm to 1pm in the VCHS Vintage Rehab Department, on 217 Westridge Drive. This session, “Financial Wellness” will be led by Craig Korkow, CFP, CRPC with Merrill Lynch.


The To Your Health Tuesday sessions are held monthly and are one component of the VCHS Wellness Program.
The sessions are open to the public. A brown bag lunch can be purchased from the VCHS Dietary Department for $3.00. To register, contact Catie Larsen by Friday, September 12 at 308-728-4327.

VCHS Sends Ryschon And Waltman To Ultrasound Training





Valley County Health System sent Kristen Ryschon RT(R)CT and Lindsey Waltman RT(R)CT to the Keith Mauney & Associates Ultasound Training Institute in Dallas, TX for three days of hands-on advanced obstetric ultrasound training. The institute is internationally known and provided both Ryschon and Waltman the opportunity to receive exceptional training for a service that is provided at VCHS’ Shared Maternity Care Program. Waltman commented “it was great having instructors who dedicated their careers to this skill, observe your work and give you tips on how to best utilize our machine’s capabilities to make it easier on the patient and ultimately get a better image.”


VCHS and its associates are committed to attending the best trainings possible, in order to bring the best healthcare right here in central Nebraska. According to Ryschon “Going to this training and getting to learn from such amazing instructors has made me excited to get back to VCHS and work with our patients. I am also very excited to pass along everything I learned to the rest of our imaging team.”   

Fort Hartsuff Presents Timeline Of American Military Firearms




 U.S. military firearms will be on display at  Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park next month. 
 
     The fort, in conjunction with the Grand Army of the Frontier, will present "The Timeline of American Military Firearms 1860-1990."  
 
     The event is scheduled for Oct. 4-5 at the park. 
 
     Members of the Grand Army of the Frontier will be dressed in period uniforms and will use original and reproduction firearms to explain the development of American military weapons. 
 
     Fort Hartsuff was an active military fort from 1874 to 1881. 
 
     A park entry permit is required.   

Environmental Quality Incentives Program






Farmers and ranchers interested in soil, water, and wildlife conservation are encourage to sign up now for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. EQIP is available from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Those interested in applying are encouraged to sign up before Oct. 17. EQIP is a voluntary conservation program available to private landowners and operators. Through EQIP, farmers and ranchers may receive financial and technical help to install conservation practices on agricultural land. For more information, visit your local NRCS field office or call Joanna Pope at 402-437-4123.

Arcadia Inducts Three Into Huskie Wall Of Fame





The Arcadia Public Schools inducted three new members into the Huskie Wall of Fame on Saturday, August 30, 2014. The Huskie Wall of Fame was established in 2006 to give honor to former students/employees/teams from the school who have made outstanding contributions to the school, community, nation, and the world. This year’s Inductees included Jerry Gogan of Kansas City, MO; Ed Gogan of Nebraska City, NE; and Tim Holcomb (deceased) formerly of Kearney, NE. Tim’s award was accepted by his wife, Dianne Holcomb, of Kearney. Following is information regarding each individual which led to their being selected as members of the 9th Huskie Wall of Fame Class.


GERALD (JERRY) GOGAN


Jerry Gogan grew up on a farm west of Arcadia and attended grade school at the Ohme School. He then attended Arcadia Public School where he graduated with the class of 1959. Jerry was active in football, basketball, track, music, school newspaper (The Bugle), the school yearbook, and school plays. He served as his class president both his junior and senior years, was president of the Letterman’s Club, and was Prom King.
Following high school, Jerry attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. His major was Agronomy, with emphasis in plant nutrition. He received his Bachelor’s Degree and continued his studies, receiving his Master of Science Degree in 1965. He then joined the Peace Corps and trained for three months at UCLA prior to serving a 2 year stint in Chile helping train people there how to grow better crops.
Jerry returned from Chile in 1968, and following further studies at Iowa State University, received his Doctor’s degree from that institution. It was at this time that he married Nancy Fitzgerald. Upon receiving his degree, he was hired as an Iowa State Extension Crop Specialist for Eastern Iowa. In that position, he worked directly with farmers, trouble-shooting crop field problems and making presentations at winter Extension meetings.
In 1980 Jerry accepted a position as Agronomist for Farmland Industries, later know as Agriliance. He trained Co-op fertilizer and agricultural chemical dealers in the Mid-Western United States, including Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Texas, and North Dakota, for twenty-three years.
Jerry became an industry expert who was highly respected and in great demand as a speaker at training sessions. His accomplishments are best wrapped up in a statement by Mr. Gary W. Colliver who is a retired Vice-President of Agronomic Services for Farmland Industries (later called Agriliance, LLC: “Jerry is one of the best practical agronomists I have had the pleasure of working with. Jerry is an outstanding teacher of agronomic topics, and I relied heavily on him to conduct and teach many training sessions that we held for local co-op employees, in the proper management techniques and product choices for growing agricultural crops. He had special skills in weed identification and management practices for weed control in farmers’ crop fields. He also was very strong in soil fertility, and was excellent at prescribing soil fertilizer products and practices for crops. Jerry was well-known among agronomic professionals throughout much of the mid-section of the U.S. He worked hand-in-hand with UN-L agronomic scientists as well as those a numerous Mid-west and Great Plains Land Grant Universities. He was very good at getting the best information and product and practices recommendations from the University scientists , and incorporating them into both his class presentations, and into our publications passed on to our clientele.”






ED GOGAN


Ed Gogan grew up in Arcadia and received his education at Arcadia Public School, graduating with the Class of 1973. He was one of the greatest athletes to have ever donned a Huskie uniform. During his junior year, Ed led the state in scoring and rebounding in basketball and was named to the Second Team in Class D. In track, he was the District Champion in both the 440 and 880 yard runs and qualified for State.
His accolades continued during his senior year as he once again led the state in scoring and rebounding, was named to the Class D 1st Team, was the Class D All State Team Captain, and participated in the 1973 Coaches’ All Star Basketball Game. Ed was a repeat District Champion in the 440 and 880 yards runs, placed 3rd in the 440 at State, and won the Gold Medal as the State Class D Champion in the 880. Ed is the career scoring leader at Arcadia High School with 1561 points. He is among the top 100 career scorers in Nebraska High School history and still holds the Arcadia School Records in both the 440 and the 880.
Ed advanced to Platte Junior College in Columbus where he was a two year starter in basketball under Coach Gene Torczon. He led the team in rebounding for two years and was named Honorable Mention All Nebraska Junior College Team one year. He moved on to Wayne State College where he played basketball for two years, one year as a starter. Ed graduated from Wayne State College Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Business Education.
Following graduation, Ed spent two years at West Holt High School where he taught Business Education and was the Assistant basketball and track coach. He then spent four years at Rushville High School, serving as the Head Boys’ Basketball Coach and Head Girls’ Track Coach. His teams won three conference championships, one district championship, and had two Top Ten finishes in basketball. His girls’ track team won three conference championships. Ed then moved on to Nebraska City High School where he remained for twenty-eight years. He taught Business Education, served as Athletic Director, Assistant Principal, Head Boys’ Basketball Coach, and Head Girls’ Track Coach. His boys’ basketball team won two conference championships, one district championship, made one State Tournament appearance, and finished in the Top Ten three times. His girls’ track team won one conference championship, one district championship, had six Top Ten finishes at the State Track Meet, and had seven Individual State Champion Athletes.
Ed’s personal and community life have also been exemplary. He has been married to his wife, Chris, for 38 years and is the father of two children, both of whom are in the education field. He established youth fundamental basketball skills programs at both Rushville and Nebraska City. Ed has retired from education and coaching after 34 years and is currently working for Mutual of Omaha Bank as a Special Assets Officer.




TIM HOLCOMB


Tim Holcomb attended Arcadia Public School throughout both grade school and high school. He graduated with the Class of 1982. He was active in almost every activity and athletic team while at Arcadia. Following his graduation, he attended Kearney State College. Tim married Dianne Quinn at Burwell in 1985. They first lived in Arcadia, where their first daughter, Kirbie, was born. Their second daughter, Jessie, was born while they lived in Grand Island. Career changes took the family to Columbus, Hastings, Loup City, and back to Kearney in 2005. Along the way, Tim was an active member of the Sons of the American Legion and participated actively in hunting, camping, gardening, fishing, and raising Vizslas.
His college education was disrupted by numerous events but it was always on his bucket list and Tim earned his Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies from the University of Nebraska-Kearney in May of 2010, verifying his work ethic and determination. Meanwhile Tim became a wonderful self-taught musician which led to his becoming a seasoned, authentic country music performer. He shared the stage with some of the biggest names in country music. Tim exuded the perfect mix of professionalism and approachability that endeared him to a loyal fan base. His appreciation of life could be heard in his music. He wrote, composed, and recorded “Cowboy on the Run” at Willie Nelson’s famous Pedernales Studios in Austin, TX and it achieved international success in Europe. He shared that gift just as the Lord wanted him to, and his music has touched people all across the nation and around the world.
In addition to sharing his beautiful music, Tim used his voice to help those less fortunate, becoming deeply involved in fund-raising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He was employed by Goodwill Industries through the Buffalo County Probation Office as a group facilitator and cognitive behavioral change journaling specialist until November, 2011. Tim was trained in Breaking Barriers Journaling Therapy and was a Financial Peace Facilitator to assist probation participants who were high risk and repeat offenders. It was also due to his music that he became involved in a new career with the Professional Bull Riders and made acquaintances who became friends from performances across the state and nation. He was instrumental in twice taking PBR bull riding to Fairbanks and Anchorage, Alaska. Most recently, Tim was especially involved in the production and sound work of selected PBR events. He also was involved in the cologne sales of PBR’s Justin McBride.
Tim was diagnosed with Chronic Myloid Leukemia on May 12, 2003. He faced the grotesque cancer monster with grace and trust in God’s plan for his life. He was on chemotherapy for nine years until his leukemia became stronger, resistant to the different drugs, and formed mutations. A stem cell transplant from his brother, Kevin, occurred on Valentine’s Day but the CML relapsed. He was inspired to return to his music career, promoting western events, songwriting, and spending time with his grandson, Noah. Even at his lowest, he inspired us with his trust, courage, hope, love, and acceptance. He entered into his battle with cancer not knowing the outcome; he trusted God and rests in His arms today.
Tim was an amazing person with gifted talent, loved his home town of Arcadia, and lives on through his music and the love he shared with others.

Severe Weather Threats Slow State Fair Attendance




 Actual rain and the threat of severe weather have been blamed for a drop in attendance at the Nebraska State Fair last week.
 
     Heavy rain held down the Grand Island crowds at the beginning of the week, and then Sunday's forecast may have kept people home. Sunday's attendance was down 36 percent from last year's final Sunday. 
 
     Threats of 2-inch hail, 70 mph wind and heavy rainfall on Sunday were topped by the forecast possibility of a tornado. Fair executive director Joe McDermott says it turned out that Grand Island had great weather on Sunday, but he thinks the forecast likely swayed people's decisions about attending the fair.

Boone Central Schools Patrons To Consider New Bond Issue




Officials at Boone Central Schools in Albion are ready to ask voters again to consider a bond issue.
 
     After a $21 million proposal to build a new high school and renovate other buildings failed in 2012, supporters of school improvements regrouped held meetings to set priorities and came up with a $13 million plan that goes before voters on Nov. 4.
 
      most of the money will pay an addition of a new kitchen and offices to the Albion school campus. A new commons area, gymnasium, locker rooms and fitness center also are included. Additional work would renovate science rooms and upgrade the elementary school to add fire sprinklers. Secure entrances at the middle school in Petersburg would be added.
 

Broken Bow Voters Will Decide Whether Change Is Needed




Broken Bow voters will decide this fall whether to change the form of their city's government.
 
     Signatures on a petition calling for a change have been confirmed, and the measure will go on the Nov. 4 ballot.
 
     A booming economy in Broken Bow prompted calls for a city manager who would oversee the central Nebraska's city's development.
 
     Many of the city's current management duties are handled by the mayor, acting on advice from a city administrator. A city manager would have power to act on the city's day-to-day business, like the CEO of a major business. The City Council would act as a board of directors, focused on a long-term vision.

Ravenna Man Gets 15-25 Years In Prison




KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) - A 33-year-old Ravenna man who was convicted of incest and sexually assaulting a child has been given 15 to 25 years in prison.
 
     The  man last week was given 336 days credit for time already served. The Associated Press is not naming the man in order to protect the identity of the girl. She was younger than 12 at the time of the assault last September. 
 
     The man was convicted following a two-day trial in May.
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Burwell FFA To Celebrate National Planting Day





Burwell, NE [August 25, 2014] — National Planting Day, a day dedicated to our native vegetation, will be celebrated nationwide and locally on September 6. This is happening through the efforts of local FFA chapters in cooperation with Keep America Beautiful, Keep Loup Basin Beautiful, and the Loup Basin Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council. Keep Loup Basin Beautiful is promoting National Planting Day in the following counties: Blaine, Boyd, Cherry, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Holt, Howard, Loup, Rock, Sherman, Valley and Wheeler.

The Burwell High School FFA Chapter, under the sponsorship of Philip Simpson and in cooperation with Keep Loup Basin Beautiful, will be freshening up existing native grass plots and identifying the plants at the school. There are many native grasses, flowers, and shrubs planted around the town square and the chapter will be identifying those also for community enjoyment and education. FFA chapters in other counties will be developing their own projects in cooperation with Keep Loup Basin Beautiful.


Future plans for the Burwell FFA Chapter include planting native grasses with proper identification at Fort Hartsuff in the picnic area under the supervision of Jim Domeier. Jim is excited about the addition of native vegetation being on display for visitors. Additionally, native vegetation will be incorporated at the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway Interpretive Center, located at 330 South Hwy 11, Burwell, Nebraska through the cooperation of the Burwell FFA Chapter and the Loup Basin RC&D Council.


You too may become involved in National Planting Day! Visit getgrowing.org for more information. Help celebrate the value and power of native species in restoring ecological balance to the environment while creating greener, more beautiful communities. Native species are critical to attracting specialized pollinators and insects, which in turn provide food for birds and other wildlife. Since native plants are already adapted to the local environment, they are hardy, low maintenance and require less water than other ornamentals. Contact your local greenhouse or extension office for help choosing the right native plants for your project. Enjoy the great outdoors of Nebraska and help Keep Loup Basin Beautiful!


Keep Loup Basin Beautiful is a grant-funded project of the Loup Basin RC&D Council that promotes litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling, and beautification. They serve thirteen counties in central and north-central Nebraska. The RC&D office is located at 807 H Street in Burwell, NE and can be contacted by phone 308-346-3393, email info@keeploupbasinbeautiful.org, or through Facebook at www.facebook.com/KeepLoupBasinBeautiful.   

Broken Bow Woman Pleads Not Guilty In Child's Death




A woman charged in the death of a Broken Bow toddler has pleaded not guilty.
 
      24-year-old Brittany Pryce pleaded not guilty Thursday in Custer County District Court. A trial date was set for February 9th.
 
     Authorities say 20-month-old Noah Pryce sustained a suspicious head injury in November while in the car of Pryce and her mother, Diane Hill. The infant later died in an Omaha hospital.
 
     Hill and Brittany Pryce were initially charged with second-degree murder, but the case against Hill was dismissed in July. The murder charge against Price was also dropped, and she's now only charged with second-degree child abuse.
 
     Authorities say Brittany Pryce and her husband, Richard Pryce, were Noah's guardians.
 

Nelson Named 2014 Associate of the Year at VCHS






Laura Nelson was named Associate of the Year at Valley County Health System. Nelson was selected as Associate of the Quarter at Valley County Health System in July 2014 by fellow associates. She received the Associate of the Year award from among three other qualified candidates who were also named Associate of the Quarter during the year. Nelson was also nominated for the Nebraska Hospital Association’s Caring Kind Award.
In a letter nominating Nelson for the honor, a co-worker wrote, “Laura Nelson exemplifies the values of VCHS in every way. Her personal and professional integrity is above reproach. Laura will do the right thing for her patients or their families every time, even when no one is watching. Laura is a caring, compassionate nurse and is an inspiration to her patients and her co-workers.”
Nelson is an Acute Care Nurse at VCHS. She has been with Valley County Health System since 2002.

Kristen Dunbar, PA-C To Join VCHS Medical Clinics






Valley County Health System is pleased to announce that Kristen Dunbar PA-C, will join the Burwell and Ord VCHS Medical Clinics in November, 2014. Kristy has been chosen to fulfill the role in the VCHS Medical Clinics that is currently held by Jeff Breitkreutz, PA-C, as he transitions to work full-time in the VCHS Emergency Department.

Dunbar grew up in Maryland. She graduated from Wake Forest University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science. She then earned her Master of Health Science in 1993 from Duke University. Since that time Kristy has provided medical care in central Nebraska for more than a decade, including the communities of Burwell, Sargent and Broken Bow.

Dunbar will provide clinic services at the VCHS Medical Clinics in Burwell two days per week and Ord two days per week. She will join the other VCHS medical providers in sharing evening and weekend Emergency Department services at VCHS.

“We are extremely excited that Kristy will be joining our team of medical providers at VCHS. Her experience as a PA coupled with the fact that she and Jeff already have a strong working relationship, makes her the perfect fit for the patients in our Burwell and Ord Medical Clinics,” quoted Bill Sugg, President & CEO of VCHS.

Community receptions will be held for Kristy in both Ord and Burwell at a date to be determined.


 

Rollover Accident On Comstock Road


 
According to Valley County Sheriff Casey Hulburt a single vehicle rollover accident happened Friday morning on the Comstock Road. The driver of a Ford Explorer was ejected from the vehicle and was transported to Valley County Health System and later sent to Good Samaritan Health System in Kearney. We will have more on this accident as soon as the information becomes available.

Greeley Man Dies In Boone County Accident




Authorities say a Greeley man has been killed in a traffic accident in east-central Nebraska.
 
     The Boone County Sheriff's Office says Harold Wondercheck died on Wednesday night. The accident occurred at a highway junction in Boone County. 
 
     The crash is being investigated by the Sheriff's Office and the Nebraska State Patrol.
 

Michael Petersen Given Life Sentence






58 year old Michael Petersen of Grand Island, NE has been given a life sentence in the shooting death of Grand Island attorney Todd Elsbernd.  Michael Petersen pleaded no contest to first degree murder charges.  The State of Nebraska agreed not to pursue the death penalty and also to drop one charge.

In May 2014, Petersen received an initial life sentence for the shooting death of his ex-wife, Nancy Petersen.  On Tuesday, Hall County Attorney Mark Young asked that Petersen's two life sentences be served consecutively due to the fact that the murders were seperate incidents.

Petersen shot Nancy Petersen at her home in Buffalo County and attorney Todd Elsbernd outside his office in Hall County.  Both shootings took place in November 2013.

Petersen's attorney claims that his client was distraught over the divorce from Nancy Petersen, and was also upset over a mistake in the paperwork that be blamed on Elsbernd.

Custer County Fatal Accident Victim Identified




ARNOLD, Neb. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of an Oklahoma man who died after a rollover accident in central Nebraska.
 
     The man was identified as 32-year-old Tab Round, of Council Hill, Oklahoma. The accident occurred about 3:30 a.m. Sunday on Nebraska Highway 92, about two miles west of Arnold. The Custer County Sheriff's Office says Round was driving east when he lost control of his pickup and it rolled.
 
     Round was ejected, and he died at the scene. His passenger, 29-year-old Christopher Gaither, also from Oklahoma, was taken to a hospital in Callaway and is expected to survive his injuries.
 
 

Heavy Rains Soak Central Nebraska




 Powerful storm winds have knocked down power lines and trees as hail pounded several parts of Nebraska.
 
     At least one person was reported to have been hospitalized after being injured Sunday by hail in northwest Nebraska's Sheridan County. Large hail was reported in adjacent Cherry County as well.
 
     Hail and wind-whipped debris damaged buildings and vehicles elsewhere in the state. A gust of 83 mph was recorded by the National Weather Service in Hastings.
 
     The overnight storms caused power outages in Garfield County and in Hastings and Grand Island. Spokeswoman LeAnne Doose (dohs) said Monday that power had been restored to Southern Power District customers in south-central Nebraska.
 
     There was heavy rain, too, with more than a half inch recorded in Ord and Kearney.
 
 

SCAM Alert






There is a man going door to door trying to sell books in Ord.  He is claiming to be associated with the school.  This is NOT TRUE!  Authorities have been notified.

Governor Highlights State Fair Grand Marshals






Over the course of eleven days the Nebraska State Fair holds a parade every day and in each of these is a Grand Marshal. “Behind every successful community or fair are countless volunteers who give freely of their time and talents. We are proud to honor a few of those as Grand Marshal for the day,” said Nebraska State Fair Board President Jana Kruger.

Therefore, it is a great honor to introduce the parade Grand Marshals for the 2014 Nebraska State Fair:

Friday, August 22: Governor Dave Heineman, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 23: Bill Shirkey, Jr., Custer Co. 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 24: Dan & Luella Spilinek, Valley Co. 6:00 p.m.
Monday, August 25: Merna Yoder, Hamilton Co. 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 26: Elaine Redfern, Phelps Co. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 27: Dennis & Joanne Lynch, Hall Co. 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 28: Jan & John Furrow, Hooker Co. 6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 29: Doug and Sharon Day, Sherman Co. 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 30: John Jensen, Washington Co. 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 31: Kermit & Janice Smith, Frontier Co. 6:00 p.m.
Monday, September 1: Veterans Day, Ken Brandt, Ken Gnadt, Grand Island. 2:00 p.m.

Those being honored are guests of the Nebraska State Fair for the day. They receive 10 free gate passes for family and friends, a reception in their honor in the State Fair Board Room, and lead the parade in a convertible. Parades are held every day at 6:00 p.m. with the exception of Monday, September 1st when the parade will be held at 2:00 p.m. The Nebraska State Fair is August 22 – September 1, 2014.

Suicide Prevention Awareness






Depression can affect anyone. According to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, the number of suicides in Nebraska is almost equal to the number of people who die as a result of car accidents. In 2013, 217 Nebraskans took their own lives, compared to 234 people who died as a result of a motor vehicle accident. These figures have shown that there is a need for suicide prevention awareness. According to Scot Adams, the director of behaviorial health at the Nebraska DHHS, anyone can reach out to family, friends and colleagues that they are concerned about and help them get the help they need.
A few of the following signs could indicate that someone is at risk of committing suicide:


-Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves.
-Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching onling or buying a gun.
-Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
-Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
-Talking about being a burden to others.
-Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
-Acting anxious or agitated or behaving recklessly.
-Sleeping too little or too much.
-Withdrawing or isolating themselves.
-Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
-Displaying extreme mood swings.


If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, please reach out to them. Call the national suicide hotline at 800-273-TALK or the Nebraska Family Helpline at 888-866-8660.

UPS Foundation Awards Keep Loup Basin Beautiful With Grant




More than 30 Keep America Beautiful Affiliate Communities Receive Grants
Totaling $160,000 to Support Local Projects

[Burwell, NE (August 8, 2014)] – Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The UPS Foundation recently announced that Keep Loup Basin Beautiful is a recipient of a 2014 KAB/UPS Community Tree and Recovery Tree Planting Grants. More than 30 grants, totaling $160,000, are being awarded to KAB community-based affiliates throughout the country.
This grant project was a partnership between Keep Loup Basin Beautiful and the Greeley Beautification Committee. Grant money was used to purchase trees and shrubs to plant in the new RV park in Greeley, NE. Goals for the project were to encourage more people to stop and stay in Greeley by enhancing the natural beauty of the park, and to create a living screen between the park and the highway and maintenance yard to filter emissions. Native species of trees and shrubs were chosen for their drought tolerance and adaptation to the area. Local landscaper Carl Buller, of Design Scapes LLC in Scotia, donated his time and expertise to the project. All the trees and shrubs were planted and water lines were installed at the volunteer workday which took place on Saturday June 14. There was a great turnout of willing volunteer’s from the community.
The UPS grant program is intended to link KAB affiliates with local UPS employees who will provide volunteer support to plant the trees, in addition to the grant funding. Unfortunately, no UPS employees were able to attend the workday. The UPS employee that delivers to Greeley had intended to bring his family and come help but was unable to that day because of a prior commitment. He was impressed that his employer (UPS) is providing so much financial support for community projects like this one.
The UPS grants are part of UPS’s Global Forestry Initiative designed to plant, protect and preserve trees in urban and rural areas in the United States and around the world. The KAB/UPS community tree grant program is intended to help: sequester levels of carbon dioxide through strategic plantings; emphasize the importance of native tree planting; produce fruit from fruit trees for local consumption; and plant trees that will have a greater likelihood of withstanding natural disasters in communities that have lost a significant number of trees because of a recent natural disaster.
“Keep America Beautiful and its affiliates thank The UPS Foundation for helping us transform public spaces into beautiful places through this far-reaching tree planting grant program,” said Jennifer Jehn, president and CEO, Keep America Beautiful. “The additional recovery tree grants are particularly helpful in improving the social, environmental and economic life of our neighborhoods and towns.”
“With its Global Forestry Initiative, The UPS Foundation strives to create more resilient, sustainable communities around the world,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation. “Awarding these grants to Keep America Beautiful affiliates demonstrates UPS’s continued commitment to the environment.”
About Keep Loup Basin Beautiful
Keep Loup Basin Beautiful is a grant-funded project of the Loup Basin RC&D Council that promotes litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling, and beautification. They serve thirteen counties in central and north-central Nebraska. The RC&D office is located in Burwell, NE and can be contacted by phone 308-346-3393 or email info@keeploupbasinbeautiful.org.
About Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a national network of community-based affiliates, we work with millions of volunteers who take action in their communities to transform public spaces into beautiful places. Through our programs and public-private partnerships, we engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. For more information, visit kab.org, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or view us on YouTube.

Loup City Receives Recycling Bins




Loup City, NE (August 1, 2014)] — Keep Loup Basin Beautiful received six recycling bins designed specifically for placement in Loup City’s parks and near the school. The bins were received as part of a national recycling bin grant program made possible by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation.


In its 9th year, the Coca-Cola/KAB Recycling Bin Grant Program is providing nearly 4,500 recycling bins to colleges and universities, nonprofits and local governments, with more than 65 percent of the total designed specifically for permanent, ongoing use in heavily-trafficked public spaces and events.


Loup City received six bright blue, metal, outdoor recycling bins marked with the Coca-Cola recycling logo. These bins will be maintained by the city and are available for people to recycled their plastic bottles and aluminum cans. They represent an extension of Loup City’s strong community and school recycling program. “The people of Loup City, especially the students, understand the importance of recycling in their homes and classrooms,” said Keep Loup Basin Beautiful Director Anita Olson. “But it’s just as important to recycle when you’re outside enjoying the parks and recreation facilities. These new bins are going to make that easier.”


“Through this program and our more than 50-year partnership with Keep America Beautiful, we are helping to ensure that communities understand the importance of recycling,” said Lori George Billingsley, vice president, community relations, Coca-Cola North America. “Community recycling not only impacts the environment today, but it helps build sustainable communities for the future.”


“By providing recycling bins to communities, organizations and universities, we can make a difference in increasing recycling in the U.S. and help overcome a main barrier of recycling – convenience,” said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president, recycling, Keep America Beautiful. “We are truly grateful for Coca-Cola’s continued support and commitment to recycling, and the Recycling Bin Grant Program.”


The Coca-Cola/KAB Recycling Bin Grant Program awards recycling bins directly to recipients and leverages volume buying discounts. Recipients were chosen by Keep America Beautiful based on criteria including the extent of their need, recycling experience and their ability to sustain the program in the future. Since 2007, the program has placed more than 35,000 recycling bins in over 500 communities across the U.S. A full list of the spring 2014 Recycling Bin Grant recipients and further information about the grant program is available at http://bingrant.org.


About Keep Loup Basin Beautiful
Keep Loup Basin Beautiful is a grant-funded project of the Loup Basin RC&D Council that promotes litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling, and beautification. They serve thirteen counties in central and north-central Nebraska. The RC&D office is located in Burwell, NE and can be contacted by phone 308-346-3393 or email info@keeploupbasinbeautiful.org.


About Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a national network of community-based affiliates, we work with millions of volunteers who take action in their communities to transform public spaces into beautiful places. Through our programs and public-private partnerships, we engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. For more information, visit kab.org, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or view us on YouTube.

VCHS Announces New Scan For Lung Cancer






Valley County Health System and Advanced Medical Imaging announce a new program to aid in the early detection of lung cancer for high-risk patients. This program will utilize a low-dose CT scan to help high-risk patients screen for lung cancer. According to a recent study by the National Cancer Institute, this type of CT scan has been found to help reduce the number of deaths from lung cancer by 20%. VCHS now has a Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening Program that is available to VCHS patients meeting the criteria below:

 

Men or Women 55-74 years of age

30 pack-year history of smoking

If former smoker, quit date within last 15 years

No weight loss greater than I 0 pounds in the last month

No chest CT scan in the last 12 months

Change in cough, shortness of breath or hemoptysis

 

The Somatom Definition CT scanner now at VCHS is a 20 slice scanner. Results are interpreted by a board-certified radiologist and will be sent to the ordering physician. If insurance does not cover the cost of the screening, it can be completed for $250.00 payable at the time of service. To schedule an appointment for a low-dose CT scan call VCHS at 308.728.4200. 

Broken Bow Residents Could Have A City Manager


 

BROKEN BOW, Neb. (AP) - A booming economy in Broken Bow is prompting calls for a city manager who would oversee the central Nebraska's city's development.
 
      Some residents are trying to place the issue on the November 4th ballot.
 
     Many of the city's current management duties are handled by the mayor, acting on advice from a city administrator. A city manager would have power to act on the city's day-to-day business, like the CEO of a major business. The city council would act as a board of directors, focused on a long-term vision.
 
     Supporters of a city manager form of government argue that the workload generated by Broken Bow's growth is too much for one poorly compensated elected official.
 

Shoplifters Hit Downtown Holdrege




Area businesses are warned to be on the lookout for four individuals suspected of shoplifting. At least one confirmed instance of shoplifting has taken place in Holdrege. Wednesday, August 6th a group of individuals visited almost every retail shop in downtown Holdrege between the afternoon and evening hours. Several businesses suspect lost merchandise, however it seems only one business has surveillance footage of the individuals taking items off of the sales floor. A small boutique in Alma also reported seeing the same individuals, and comfirmed that they shoplifted from the boutique. There were four individuals in the group-one woman approximately 50 to 60 years old, a male and a female both in their late teens or early twenties, as well as a one to two year old child in a stroller. The older woman had a tattoo on her left arm and the male had tattoos as well. No specific vehicle has been identified. 

V.J. Smith To Visit Ord




 Professional speaker and author, V.J. Smith, will speak in Ord on Tuesday, August 19 in the high school gymnasium at 10:00 a.m. Smith, who lives in Brookings, SD, makes over 100 appearances each year to audiences throughout the United States and Canada. Earlier this year, meeting planners throughout the country selected him as one of the top speakers in the nation.


Smith is also author of the best-selling book, The Richest Man in Town. The book details the relationship between Smith and an older man named, Marty. Beliefnet.com has pegged the book as one of the “100 Most Inspirational Books” of all time.


Smith will begin his presentation at 10 am. The public is encouraged to attend. Chair-back seating will be available.

 

Road Construction to Begin East of Scotia


Construction work is scheduled to begin the week of August 18, 2014 on bridges east of Scotia to the US-281/N-22 junction south of Greeley according to the Nebraska Department of Roads.  Travelers should expect one-way traffic across the bridge controlled by traffic signals and a concrete protection barrier.  There will be a 10-foot width restriction for driving lanes during this period.  Completion is anticipated by the end of October.  Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously through highway construction zones.

Grants Available For Burwell Businesses


Burwell businesses have been receiving grant money to help improve their curbside appeal. Burwell Economic Development recently introduced a program to encourage existing businesses to upgrade, repair, or enhance the exterior frontage of their locations. The grants support the development of each business and help to enhance the overall business attractiveness of the Burwell area. Business property owners may apply for a grant to receive funding for half the cost of a qualified project up to $10,000. Business property owners interested in the Business Facade Improvement Grant Program can contact the Burwell Economic Development office at 346-5210 for an application.

Accident In Ord Injures Two


 
 
An accident on the Sargent Highway and Highway 11 in Ord sends two people to the hospital.
 
According to Ord Police Chief Johnson, Dana Lanier of Westminster, Colorado was eastbound on the the Sargent highway, and Mark Suckstorf of Burwell was traveling on Highway 11, when the T bone accident occurred. Officials are reconstructing the the accident to determine how it happened. 
 
Both Lanier, and Suckstorf were transported to Valley County Health System, and according to Chief Johnson, Lanier was later transferred the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.


COZAD, Neb. (AP) - A 38-year-old Cozad man who had been baby-sitting for two families has been charged with child sexual assault.
 
      Lael Arpan was arrested Friday. Dawson County Jail records show Arpan remained in custody on Tuesday, pending $2 million bail. His attorney didn't immediately return a call from The Associated Press.
 
     Court documents say the Cozad Police Department was contacted by two Cozad families last week. Arpan had been living with one of the families and was baby-sitting for both. 
     ---

GOGAN, HOLCOMB, AND GOGAN TO BE INDUCTED AUGUST 30TH





The Arcadia Huskie Wall of Fame selection committee has announced three new inductees into the Arcadia Huskie Wall of Fame for 2014. The induction ceremony will be held in the Arcadia Public School Old Gym at 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, August 30th prior to the first performance of the Arcadia Community Booster’s Fall Festival Show.
Jerry Gogan, a 1959 graduate, will be inducted in the Alumni Category, as will Tim Holcomb, a 1982 graduate. The inductee in the Athlete/Team Category will be a 1973 graduate, Ed Gogan. The details of the many accomplishments of each of these individuals will be revealed at the induction ceremony.
There will be a reception for the Inductees, their families, and friends at the school following the conclusion of the Fall Festival Show.

 

Broken Bow Man Arrested For Arson




A 23 year old Broken Bow man has been arrested on suspicion of arson. Matthew Grubtill was
arrested Saturday afternoon. Grubtill is suspected of starting a fire the occurred
on last Saturday morning at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Broken Bow.
Firefighters were call to the church at 8:45 Saturday morning, after a witness
noticed smoke and called 911. Grubtill is charged with arson and criminal mischief.
Authorities do think another person could have also been involved.
 
 

Bomb-Like Device Found at the Calamus Dam


At approximately 9:07 am on July 25th, 2014, the Garfield County Sheriff's Office was notified of a possible explosive device located on the Northeast side of the Virginia Smith (Calamus) Reservoir Dam face.  The device appeared to be homemade from PVC pipe.  The Nebraska State Patrol Bomb Squad was contacted and the area was secured and traffic was diverted off of the dam.  The Nebraska State Patrol Bomb Tech was able to safely dispose of the device with a controlled detonation.  All precautions were taken to ensure public safety and there was no damage to the Virginia Smith (Calamus) Reservoir Dam. The Nebraska Game and Parks Law Enforcement Division, the Garfield County Sheriff's and Nebraska State Patrol were present.  According to Garfield County Sheriff Larry Donner, the device would likely have done damage to a person or vehicle, however it was not large enough to be considered a serious threat to the dam itself.

Valley View Living Center Updates Restorative Care Equipment


Valley View Living Center in Ord has recently updated their restorative care department.  The Valley County Health System's Auxiliary made a $4,320.59 donation by purchasing all new excercise equipment for the department.  The new equipment includes parallel walking bars, a wheel chair accessible zero resistance Nu Step machine, and seven different sized exercise balls.  In addition to the new equipment, the restorative care room was updated with new paint and flooring.  Restorative care allows the residents of VVLC to maintain the strength and functionality of their bodies.  This allows the residents to keep their mobility for much longer that they would otherwise.


Authorities say they're investigating a wreck that killed a 21-year-old Nebraska man.
 
The Howard County Sheriff's Office says Derek Holt from St. Paul died Sunday night after his vehicle was hit by another automobile traveling in the opposite direction.
 
The wreck occurred on Nebraska Highway 92, about two miles west of St. Paul. Holt was pronounced dead at a hospital.
 
The other driver was 29-year-old Justin Arrowsmith of Omaha. He was taken to one hospital and then transferred to another.
 
Authorities say it appears Arrowsmith's vehicle may have crossed the center line. Both drivers were alone and wearing their seat belts.
 

Ravenna Man Seeks New Trial




KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) - A Ravenna man who was convicted of incest and sexually assaulting a child is seeking a new trial.
 
Buffalo County Deputy Public Defender Brandon Dugan raises questions about the evidence presented against the man in his motion for a new trial.
 
The Associated Press is not naming the man is to protect the identity of the girl who was younger than 12 at the time of the assault last September. The man was convicted earlier this month.
 
The girl testified that the man tried to perform oral sex on her while they were alone in a hotel room. She resisted and he stopped.
 
A hearing on the motion will be held this week. The man is scheduled to be sentenced in August.
 

Temps Soar In The Area




Some of the most intense heat of the summer so far is expected in the Nebraska , so forecasters are urging people to take precautions.
 
The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories from Central Nebraska into the eastern part of the state. 
 
Temperatures are expected to climb into the 90s and 100's across the region and humidity will be high, so heat stroke, heat exhaustion and sunburn are possible.
 
Officials says it's important to take precautions in the heat, especially for the elderly and young children.
 
Staying inside during the hottest part of the day can be a big help. People who must work outside should take frequent breaks and drink plenty of fluids.
 

Temps Soar In The Area


Some of the most intense heat of the summer so far is expected in the Nebraska , so forecasters are urging people to take precautions.
 
The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories from Central Nebraska into the eastern part of the state. 
 
Temperatures are expected to climb into the 90s and 100's across the region and humidity will be high, so heat stroke, heat exhaustion and sunburn are possible.
 
Officials says it's important to take precautions in the heat, especially for the elderly and young children.
 
Staying inside during the hottest part of the day can be a big help. People who must work outside should take frequent breaks and drink plenty of fluids.
 

Wild Horse Ministries To Be In Burwell






Paul Daily, horse trainer and founder of Wild Horse Ministries, will be at
the Garfield County Fairgrounds on August 20, at 6:30 PM. Paul will be
doing a Round Pen Sermon where he will work with a wild horse while
speaking to the crowd about the gospel. At the end of two hours work he
will be able to mount and ride the wild horse. This is a free event open to
the public. For more information contact Sherry Jarvis at 308-730-2150
or Pastor Tim Rust with Destiny Church at 308-380-6838.

Grain Bin Rescue Clinics






Nebraska Emergency Responders in four communitites are now better equipped to help someone who has become engulfed in grain. The Nebraska Corn Growers Association contributed to grain bin rescue clinics that were held in Lexington and Ceresco. Around 100 farmers and emergency responders attended the clinics to learn about grain bin safety and how to assist someone engulfed in grain. Local corn growers also raised money to provide grain bin rescue tubes to emergency response groups. 

NFB Foundation for Agriculture Tornado Disaster Relief Fund






Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has launched a Tornado Disaster Relief Fund to provide emergency and residual help to farmers and ranchers in Northeast Nebraska and other areas affected by recent tornadoes. The funds collected for the Tornado Disaster Relief Fund will be targeted to farmers and ranchers to help them with immediate needs when they cannot get assistance from other sources or have losses that are not covered by insurance. For more information or to make a donation go online to nefb.org.

NE State High School Fishing Championships






The Nebraska State High School Fishing Championship will be held at Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area on Saturday, July 26. The tournament is open to any High School Fishing team in the state of Nebraska. The Nebraska state championship is a two-person event for students in grades 9-12. Registration for anglers and their coach is available online at HighSchoolFishing.org. Takeoff will be at 7 AM and weigh-in will be held at the Breed's Landing boat ramp around 1:15 PM. High School Fishing takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public. For more information about this event, contact Mark Gintert at (580) 716-4251.

 

Burwell Pool Shut Down


The Burwell swimming pool has been shut down due to electrical problems. According to officials the pool may reopen Wednesday, July 16th.

Burwell Pool Shut Down


The Burwell swimming pool has been shut down due to electrical problems. When it reopens we will let you know.

North Loup Will Be Without Power




Loup Valleys Rural Public Power District will be changing poles and wire in North Loup on Tuesday July, 15. Electrical power will be shut off to the Northwest corner of town from 8am-1pm. The affected area will be west of Maple street and north of 1st Street. 

Breitkreutz Transitioning To VCHS Emergency Department


Jeff Breitkreutz, PA-C at Valley County Health System has made the decision to transition his practice from the Medical Clinics in Ord and Burwell to the Emergency Department at VCHS. The transition will occur at the time when his replacement is hired for the medical clinics. Jeff has been a Physician Assistant since 1982. He has been employed by VCHS for nearly 13 years and worked in a private practice in Ord prior to his tenure at VCHS. He was named Physician Assistant of the Year in 2006 by the Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants. 

Kasseler Certified Mammography Radiologist


Melissa Kasseler has completed the required training by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and is now certified to conduct mammography exams. Kasselder joins Arlene Hughes at Valley County Health System as certified Mammography Radiologists. Both Kasselder and Hughes are now providing mammography exams at VCHS, which will make it more convenient for the women of this region.  

Valley County Fair Vendor Resgistration Forms Available





(Ord, NE) – Registration forms are now available for the 2014 Valley County Fair’s ExtraORDinary Vendor Fair. This event will foster the entrepreneurial spirit of business owners and community members in Valley County. Local businesses, craft vendors, home-based businesses and youth entrepreneurs are invited to participate.


The Vendor Fair will take place on Saturday, August 2nd at the Valley County Fairgrounds during the Valley County Fair’s BBQ Cookoff and Overall Market Showman Competition. Complete registration details are available on the registration form which can be accessed online at www.OrdNebraska.com/Blog or by contacting the Ord Area Chamber of Commerce at (038) 728-7875. 

Scrap Tire Cleanup Set For September 6, 2014




The Lower Loup Natural Resources District has been awarded a 2014 Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grant – Scrap Tire Cleanup from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.
A Scrap Tire Collection will be held Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Village of Elba, 1700 Highway 11, Elba, Nebraska – south edge of Elba, across the highway from Charlie’s Station. Tires on rims and tires for which a disposal fee has been received will not be accepted at the collection. Tires of all sizes: tractor, combine, pivot, truck and auto tires will be accepted. Local Veterans will be taking the following information from those bringing in tires: name, address, phone number, number of tires and from where the tires came. The Scrap Tire Collection is for the residents Garfield, Greeley, Howard, Sherman, Valley and Wheeler Counties. The Elba FFA Chapter will be helping with the unloading of the tires and a portion of the free will donations will be given to the chapter.
The recycling end use market will determine how the tires from the Tire Collection cleanup event will be used. Potential uses include feed bunks, sidewall rings for silage cover weights, traffic cones, and alternative cover for landfills. The Scrap Tire Cleanup is sponsored by the Loup Basin Resource, Conservation and Development Council(RC&D), Lower Loup Natural Resources District, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and the Village of Elba.  For more information contact Janet Sanders, Executive Director, Loup Basin RC&D Council at (308) 346-3393 or email info@loupbasinrcd.org

Gary Fernau Retires After 26 Years





Gary Fernau of Arcadia has retired effective May 23, 2014 following twenty-six years of dedicated service to the Middle Loup Public Power & Irrigation District. Gary came on board the maintenance crew on July 5, 1988. He assumed the role of Ditch Rider in 1990, taking care of district patrons on Canal # 1 which is on the south side of the Middle Loup River below the Sargent Diversion Dam.
In 1991, Gary became the first Ditch Rider for Middle Loup to assume responsibility for two canals when he became the rider for both the south and north canals coming from the Sargent Diversion Dam. In 1999, Gary became the rider on Canal # 3 which diverts water at the Arcadia Diversion Dam south of Comstock and his ride covered an area from the dam all the way to the lower end located southeast of Loup City. He has continued with this responsibility until his retirement.
According to now-retired District Manager, Al Schmidt, as well as current District Manager, Jerry Sheets, Gary has always done an outstanding job of serving both the District and its patrons. We always knew that, no matter the time of day or night, or in the middle of a summer storm, Gary would be out on the canal making sure that water was being delivered to the best of our ability. He assumed complete responsibility for the protection of the canal during water surges caused by sudden storms. He made himself available to his water customers each and every day (and night) throughout the irrigation season.
All of us at Middle Loup Public Power & Irrigation District, as well as our patrons, wish for Gary a happy and lengthy retirement.

Charges Against Custer County Woman Dropped




A 51-year-old Broken Bow woman no longer faces charges in the death of a 20-month-old boy.
 
Online court records say the charges against Diane Hill were dismissed last week at the request of Custer County prosecutors, who didn't explain their reasons. The charges could be refiled, however.
 
Hill and her daughter, 24-year-old Brittney Pryce, were charged after the Nov. 22, 2013, death of Noah Pryce. Investigators say the boy died of a head injury suffered while in the care of Pryce and her mother.
 
The boy was a ward of the state, and Brittney Pryce and her husband were his guardians.
 
Brittney Pryce is still charged and is scheduled for a hearing on July 24.
 


A 51-year-old Broken Bow woman no longer faces charges in the death of a 20-month-old boy.
 
Online court records say the charges against Diane Hill were dismissed last week at the request of Custer County prosecutors, who didn't explain their reasons. The charges could be refiled, however.
 
Hill and her daughter, 24-year-old Brittney Pryce, were charged after the Nov. 22, 2013, death of Noah Pryce. Investigators say the boy died of a head injury suffered while in the care of Pryce and her mother.
 
The boy was a ward of the state, and Brittney Pryce and her husband were his guardians.
 
Brittney Pryce is still charged and is scheduled for a hearing on July 24.
 

Ultralight Aircraft Accident Kill Custer County Man


 
 
ANSLEY, Neb. (AP) - A central Nebraska man has died from injuries he received in the crash of an ultralight aircraft.
 
The Custer County Sheriff's office says that the crash happened just before 8 a.m. Tuesday on private property south of Ansley.
 
The sheriff's office says 61-year-old Wayne Palmer, of rural Ansley, was piloting of the aircraft when it crashed. Palmer was critically injured and later died. A passenger, Charles Roberts of Osceola, was not injured in the crash.
 
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.
 

NBR Clean Up Day


Sunday, July 13th is the day scheduled for clean up at the Garfield County Fairgrounds to prepare for this year's Nebraska's Big Rodeo.  All volunteers are welcome.

Ericson Lake Independence Day Celebrations


The Ericson Lake Association is holding an Independence Day celebration on Saturday, July 5th.  A free-will offering BBQ will be from 5-7 PM at the ELC Community Building.  Everyon is welcome, bring your own table service, drinks and dessert; meat will be provided.  There will be a fireworks display at Lake Ericson at dusk.

Burwell Fourth Of July Celebration


The Burwell Fire Department will be having a free-will offering BBQ and watermelon feed at the Fire Hall on Friday, July 4th starting at 5 PM.  About 9:30 PM, as it starts to get dark, the Fire Department will present the annual fireworks display at the Burwell City Park.

Valley County Fair Queen 2014


Young women between the ages of 16 and 19 are being sought as candidates for this year's Valley County Fair Queen.  Candidates should be Valley County residents, or 4-Hers in Valley County.  There will be a Queens Tea on July 20, 2014 at 2 pm at the Valley County Fairgrounds where they will perform their talent and interview with judges.  The crowning will take place after the 4-H style show.  For more information contact Judy Bower at 308-750-6155 or Julie Stevens at 308-730-0790.  Deadline for applying is July 10, 2014.

Help Bring Pilger Residents to Nebraska's Big Rodeo


Nebraska's Big Rodeo in Burwell is donating tickets to Pilger and area residents affected by the devastating tornado that hit on June 16th.  They are asking for your kind donation to provide bus transportation for the residents.  

Please make checks to:
Burwell Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 131 
Burwell, NE 68823
*Please write Pilger in memo on check

For more information call Lee Jeffres at 750-5049
or Johanna Jeffres at 730-1817

The Smithsonian "Traveling Museum of Music" Coming to Ft Hartsuff






Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park --- On Sunday, July 6th 2014 at 1:00 P.M., The Smithsonian “Traveling Museum of Music”   program will be featured as part of the holiday weekend of living history at Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park near Elyria, Nebraska.  

 
The hour long program was developed for the Smithsonian Institution based on stories and songs about the music that was popular during every war that America has been engaged in beginning with the Revolutionary War.  
 
Bob and Sheila Everhart, the musicians presenting the program, tell us that there is ONLY one song, written in 1773 that has survived every war to the present.  It is a song you will instantly recognize. 
 
The program promises to be quite entertaining with enjoyable side stories about the wars in addition to songs and music that was popular at the time the war was fought.
 
Bob and Sheila Everhart are members of the National Traditional Country Music Association and have performed in Europe, China, on RFD-TV, PSB-TV show “Old Time Country Music” and have produced six Smithsonian Albums (including one Grammy Nomination) and seven award winning albums from Prairie Music Records.
 
The program is sponsored by the Friends of Fort Hartsuff and funded in part with a grant from the Wozab Foundation.
 
The Fort is located 3 miles north of Elyria, Nebraska on Fort Avenue, just off Highway 11.  Highway 11 runs between Ord and Burwell, Nebraska. There is no cost other than the regular park entry fees to attend this special program at the Fort. 

Power Outage Scheduled For Ord On Sunday




The City of Ord is scheduling an electric outage for line repair, Sunday afternoon, June 29th between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. The outage will include most of the residents located north of K street between 14th street and Bussell Park Road.
 

Broken Bow School Superintendent Steps Down




The superintendent of schools in Broken Bow has decided to leave his post after only two years.
 
Mark Sievering says he realized that he and some of the school board members had different philosophies about operating the district. He says that, overall, his past two years have been the best of his career.
 
His resignation becomes effective June 30. Sievering says he and his wife hope to remain in Broken Bow and that he's willing to leave the field of education for the right opportunity.

Broken Bow Man Get's Life In Prison


 

A 31-year-old Broken Bow man has been given life in prison for kidnapping a woman in central Nebraska
 
Tyler Bain was sentenced in Custer County District Court in Broken Bow on Thursday. In addition to his kidnapping conviction, Bain was found guilty of assault, terroristic threats and false imprisonment. He was acquitted of a weapons charge.
 
The woman told officers that Bain forced her off a road while she was driving near Anselmo in October 2011. She said he took her to his home, where he beat and sexually assaulted her and wouldn't let her leave.

Burwell Volunteer Fire Department To Help Pilger Tornado Victims.






The Burwell Volunteer Fire Dept has decided to go to the aid of the Northeast Nebraska town of Pilger. Monday evening, the town of Burwell was threatened by a super cell tornado and at least four smaller tornadoes that did minimal damage to the area. Pilger will face and extended cleanup period following Nebraska's first killer tornado since 2004. Several damage points were found to be consistent with an EF4 tornado. One hundred percent of the town's small businesses were destroyed. The Burwell Volunteer Fire Department has decided that after being narrowly missed Monday evening, they want to travel to Pilger to help with the cleanup. Anyone wishing to donate items to help the residents of Pilger can drop their donations off at Rowse Rakes of Burwell, Burwell Independent Oil, and Thoene Farm Service now through Saturday.

NBA Donates to The American Red Cross






The Nebraska Broadcasters Association has made a $5,000 donation to the local chapter of the American Red Cross to aid the victims of the recent storms that hit Northeast Nebraska. Jim Timm, Nebraska Broadcasters Association President and Executive Director has been noted as saying that this natural disaster has forever changed countless lives in several Nebraska communities and the immediate response of people from near and far to assist in recovery and rebuilding has been amazing.

Ericson, NE Woman Crowned Miss Rodeo NE 2015






Joni Qualm, of Ericson, is Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2015.
She was crowned Wednesday night at the Wild West Arena during the first performance of the Buffalo Bill Rodeo. Dakota Clough, of Ogallala, was named first runner-up.
Only two contestants were in the pageant this year. The competition was close, with each woman winning about half the categories.
Qualm, 22, rode away with the horsemanship, appearance, personality and congeniality awards, while Clough, 21, claimed top honors in the speech, photogenic and written test categories.
Qualm will remain a lady-in-waiting until January. That will give Gina Jespersen, Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2014, the opportunity to compete at the Miss Rodeo America Pageant at the end of this year.
Qualm’s job until then will be to prepare for her reign and fill in at rodeos, parades and other events Jespersen is unable to attend.
Clough will take over as queen if Qualm is unable to fulfill her responsibilities.
Qualm’s prizes include thousands of dollars worth of scholarships, a tiara, a saddle, a buckle, a photo shoot, chaps, tack and custom-designed jewelry, among many other items.
Qualm is the daughter of Joel and Jane Qualm. She graduated from Dodge City Community College in Dodge City, Kan., in May with a registered nursing degree.
Her hobbies include participating in rodeos, hunting, fishing, ranching, swimming, Husker athletic events and spending time with her family.
A post-coronation interview with Joni will appear in the Friday edition of The North Platte Telegraph.
Winner prepares for reign as Miss Rodeo

Nebraska Auctioneers Association Names 2014 State Champion






The Nebraska Auctioneers Association held their Annual Auctioneer State Championship competition on Saturday, May 31. The Championship was held in Norfolk, where the contestants showcased their skills in a live auction open to the public. The competitors were judged on presentation, chant, voice quality, body language and other elements of effective autioneering along with a personal interview.


The 2014 Autioneer State Champion is David Whitaker of Ames, Iowa, Reserve Champion was Russ Puchalla of Roca, NE, and Runner Up was Wayne Morris of Columbus, NE. The Rookie of the Year Award was presented to to top autioneer with three years or less experience, and was Ethan Schuette of Washington, Kansas.


The top ten auctioneer finalists included Adam Marshall of Elm Creek, NE, Courtney Nitz-Mensik of Fremont, NE and Curtis Wetovick of Fullerton, NE.

Ericson State Bank Named a National Top Performer






The Ericson State Bank in Ericson, NE has been named a Top Performer by the Independent Community Bankers of America. The ICBA Independent Banker, the magazine of the ICBA, recognized Ericson State Bank as a top performing bank in the nation in their June issue. Ericson State Bank's recognition is based on its earnings and operational efficiencies throughout 2013.


Chris Lorence, the executive vice president and chief marketing officer of the ICBA commends Ericson State Bank for its ongoing dedication, enthusiasm and devotion to the banking industry. Lorence added that Ericson State Bank knows their local market and they thrive because of that expertise.


Jack Poulsen, President of Ericson State bank stated that the bank is pleased to be recognized as an ICBA Top Performer. Poulsen added that the bank is a proud member of the Ericson community and they credit their loyal customers and dedicated employees for their success. Poulsen and the staff at Ericson State Bank look forward to serving the unique needs of the community and helping the community grow and prosper in the years to come.

2014 Father's Day Rod Run Results


The 39th Annual Father's Day Rod Run was held in Ord over the Father's Day weekend, here are the results from the Show and Shine:

People's Choice winner: Billy Freeman of Burwell with 1957 Chevy Pickup
Club Choice winner: Larry and Louise Zimmerman of Grand Island with 1959 Chevy El Camino
Best Muscle Car winner: Corey and Mindy Petska of Lincoln with 1966 CHevy Nova
Best Street Rod winner: Trent Linnstedt of North Platte with 1940 Chevy Monte Carlo
Best Restored or Original winner: Scott and Jen Hageman of Lincoln with 1972 Chevy Monte Carlo
Best Paint winner: Larry and Louise Zimmerman of Grand Island with 1959 Chevy El Camino
Best Engine winner: Jeff Gray of Lincoln with 1985 Chevy Camaro
Best Custom winner: Bill Peetzke of Aurora with 1949 Mercury Coupe
Best Under Age 25 winner: Cody Proskocil of Ord with 1977 Chevy Camaro
Best Truck or Van winner: Gilbert Alvarado of Amherst with 1949 Ford F-1 Pickup
Best Open (convertible) winner: Darrell and Elaine Patee of Osborne, KS with 1954 Chevy Convertible
Mayor's Choice winner: Bill Sitz of Burwell with 1967 Chevy Chevelle
Dave Scott Family Pick winner: Darrell and Elaine Patee of Osborne, KS with 1954 Chevy Pickup
Rish Freeman Family Pick winner: Billy Freeman of Burwell with 1957 Chevy Pickup
Hard Luck winner: Vince and Skylar Ruhe of Grand Island with 1962 Chevy Nova
Long Distance: Barry Bohnart of Aurora, CO

Spalding Receives Grant





Burwell, NE – June 16, 2014 – Village of Spalding announced today that it will receive $400,872.00 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust for the “Fishery Restoration on the Cedar River” project. The Trust Board announced funding for the project at its meeting on April 3, 2014 in Lincoln. The project is one of the 132 projects receiving $21,750,000 in grant awards from the Nebraska Environmental Trust this year. Of these, 56 were new applications and 76 are carry-over projects.


Numerous dams have been built on Nebraska streams since settlement began. That these dams stopped upstream fish movements and had negative impacts on our stream fishes was first mentioned in the 1883 Report of the Board of Fish Commissioners. While many of these dams have disappeared over the years, others still exist and provide benefits. They also continue to block the movement of fishes. The Spalding dam is one of these. The purpose of the Spalding Dam is to provide water to a hydroelectric powerhouse located just east of the dam. The channel catfish is Nebraska’s most important stream sport fish. The Cedar River should be an important catfish fishery however, a study done in 2000 revealed that the 27 miles of Cedar River between the Spalding and Ericson Dams had virtually no catfish. That the dam was the cause of this problem was revealed in 2003 when the river at this site had to return to a free-flowing state while the powerhouse underwent repair. Netting above the dam that summer found many catfish in the river above the dam. Subsequent sampling in 2006 and 2007, after repairs were complete, revealed that the river above the dam again had no channel catfish. The focus is on the channel catfish because that is the species for which we have the most information. However, all fishes native to the Cedar River could use the fishway to repopulate the river above the dam. Among


others, this can include the shorthead redhorse (a nongame fish), the sauger (a sport fish), and the flathead chub (a species of concern). The intention is to construct fishway which will allow native Nebraska fishes to bypass the Spalding Dam. The project is shovel-ready as construction plans and specifications have been completed.


The Nebraska Legislature created the Nebraska Environmental Trust in 1992. Using revenue from the Nebraska Lottery, the Trust has provided over $213 million in grants to over 1,600 projects across the state. Anyone – citizens, organizations, communities, farmers and businesses – can apply for funding to protect habitat, improve water quality and establish recycling programs in Nebraska. The Nebraska Environmental Trust works to preserve, protect and restore our natural resources for future generations.

Nebraska Loves Public Schools Film Crew Visits Ord, NE






Nebraska Loves Public Schools is a campaign dedicated to spreading the word about incredible schools, programs, communities, and educators in Nebraska. Their film crew was in Ord today filming the students who participated in the ESI Camp marketplace.  The crew filmed parts of Ord and the students involved in the camp in order to include them in a thirty minute special that will air on NET2 on September 18 at 8 pm. The special is titled “It Takes a Community” and will include the footage filmed today, as well as footage of three other communities. Each of the 30 minute pieces can be found online at nelovesps.com as well as on YouTube at YouTube.com/NElovesPS. 

Central NE VIM Serve in New Jersey






Fifty six people from Nebraska arrived home from New Jersey on Sunday, June 8th after completing a nine day mission trip to help in the rebuilding of private homes that were destroyed or damaged by Super Storm Sandy in November of 2012. Sponsored by the Arcadia United Methodist Church in Arcadia, NE, the group worked through A Future With Hope, which is an organization in which the United Methodist Committee on Relief is participating. This organization screens homeowners in the area to determine their need for help in getting their homes and lives back together. Most have either fallen through the cracks of insurance or FEMA or have been swindled by dishonest contractors. The goal of A Future With Hope is to complete reconstruction of 500 homes in the area within five years.
CNVIM members worked on a total of 8 different homes during their week in New Jersey. Work consisted of everything from gutting out water-damaged materials and possessions to structural building, roofing, hanging drywall, mudding, painting, installation of doors, countertops, and fixtures, and general property cleanup. Work on two of the homes was completed by the group and the owners were able to move in for the first time in over one and a half years. Another important aspect of the work of the volunteers was to allow the homeowners to share their stories and to share the Gospel of Christ with the homeowners. Team members were richly blessed with the new friends they made and with the appreciation that was expressed by all who we were able to help.
Participants ranged in age from 14 to seventy-eight and there was something for everyone to do. About two thirds of those who went had traveled with CNVIM on prior trips and the others were making their first mission trip. Volunteers came from the communities of Arcadia, Comstock, Sargent, Ord, Burwell, Ravenna, Brady, Pleasanton, Gibbon, Central City, St. Paul, Grand Island, Omaha, North Platte, North Loup, Kearney, Valley, Gretna, North Bend, Curtis, Fremont, Farwell, and Hillsdale, Illinois.
CNVIM members are willing to make presentations of the trip to interested churches or organizations. You may contact Teresa Staab at bstaab@nctc.net or Rolen Sell at rsell@nctc.net

NE Counties Designated as Secretarial Disaster Due to Drought






raci DeGroff with the Farm Service Agency has announced that 18 Nebraska counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to the ongoing drought that is affecting the state. This includes the counties of Arthur, Blaine, Custer, Dawson, Furnas, Garden, Garfield, Gosper, Grant, Hooker, Logan, Loup, McPherson, Phelps, Sherman, Thomas and Valley. This designation authorizes Emergency Loans for eligible producers who are encouraged to contact their local FSA Service Center for detailed information and available programs. There are also other loan and disaster assistance programs which can be considered to assist with loss recovery. Contact the local FSA Service Center for additional information.

Father's Day Rod Run




 
Valley Rods Unlimited is hosting the annual Father's Day Rod Run in
Ord this weekend. The activities will kick off on Friday, June 13 at 6
pm. They will be having a BBQ for entered participants and early bird
registration. Activities start at 10 am on Saturday, June 14 with
registration, the car games will be from 1 pm to 5 pm, there will be a
downtown Ord cruise from 5 pm to 8:30pm, with the Twilight cruise
from 8:30 pm to 12:30am. Registration on Sunday, June 15 will be from
9am to noon, the Show-N-Shine is also from 9 am to noon. A downtown
cruise will begin at noon, a BBQ will begin at 1 pm, and awards will be
given out at 2pm.

3 Tornadoes Confirmed




 The thunderstorms that caused significant damage in Nebraska this week generated at least three tornadoes, but much of the damage was caused by the combination of large hail and strong winds.
 
The National Weather Service confirmed three tornadoes when it surveyed the damage Tuesday's storms left behind.
 
The weather service said Thursday that tornadoes briefly touched down in eastern Nebraska near Elyria, near Greeley and near Hampton.
 
The tornadoes near Elyria and Greeley happened in the late afternoon of Tuesday and were witnessed by storm spotters.
 
The tornado near Hampton struck around 10:30 p.m., so it couldn't be seen in the dark. That was the strongest of the three tornadoes with winds up to 110 miles per hour.

2014 Cattleman's Ball Sold Out






The 2014 Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska is officially sold out. As of today, tickets are no longer available to purchase for the event, and there are no tickets available at the gate. This years event will be held at the Hoot Owl Ranch in southern Banner County on June 6-7 to raise money for cancer research. The mission for this years event is to raise money for cancer research at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, while showcasing the Nebraska panhandle and promoting beef as part of a healthy diet. Since its inception, the Cattlemen’s Ball has raised more than $9.8 million. In addition to providing funds to the cancer center, 10 percent of the proceeds will go to local health care organizations.

VBS donates to Community Light






The children attending Vacation Bible School at the Evangelical Free Church in Ord have donated handmade items to a local mission Community Light. The kids made 14 tie blankets as well as tea towels and pot holders. Community Light's mission is to help local families in need by providing them with furniture and other household items. Any household items are accepted. For more information or to donate to Community Light, contact Val Lytle at 728-7718 or LaRissa Zulkoski at 730-1201.

Youth Horticulture Plant ID Contest






As part of the 22
nd annual Northeast Nebraska Master Gardener plant fair Saturday, April 26th, a youth horticulture plant identification contest was held. Area youth were invited to participate in the competition. A total of nine youth participated with two in the junior division, three in the intermediate division, and four in the senior division. Each contestant was asked to identify 44 plants. Sarah Perrigan of Norfolk placed first in the junior division with Rachael Thomas of Stanton placing second. In the intermediate division, Dana Goodrich of North Loup finished in first place with Hailey Walmsley of Norfolk placing second and Laura Jane Perrigan of Norfolk placing third. Katharine Schudel of North Loup placed first in the senior division with Shalyn Miller of Madison placing second and Katherine Perrigan and Elizabeth Perrigan of Norfolk tieing for third. Wayne Ohnesorg, UNL Extension Educator and Master Gardener coordinator presented the awards. Thank you to Jim Laycock of Mulch N More, the Master Gardener Plant Booth, Wayne Ohnesorg, and Don Liedman for providing plants for the contest.

SVLA Inspires Leadership in Valley County





(Ord, NE) – Curious about SynoVation Valley Leadership Academy (SVLA)? Community members interested in being a part of the next Academy, which begins in September 2014, are invited to a SVLA Social on Thursday, May 22nd at 7:00 p.m. at the Ord Learning Center (1514 K Street). If you have not yet applied, the Social will provide you with one last opportunity to take advantage of the early bird tuition rate discount – a savings of $100! Attendees can enjoy light appetizers while networking with others who have applied for the Academy. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet Dr. Denise Trudeau Poskas, SVLA’s leadership coach, to get her perspective on leadership development and the SVLA program. Information on the Chamber scholarship for Level 1 participants will also be available at the event. Those interested in attending the Social should RSVP by calling (308) 728-7875.


Current participants have been developing skills that inspire, create and innovate positive change for their families, businesses and community. SVLA has empowered participants to define their purpose and establish mantras and has equipped them with strategies for embracing change, engaging leaders and followers and becoming a balanced leader in all aspects of their life. SVLA does not just teach participants about leadership – it enables participants to lead. The Academy provides an individualized approach to leadership development for each participant and empowers them to make connections within their community to make positive impacts.


To learn more about SVLA and to download an application for the 2014-2015 Academy, visit www.OrdNebraska.com/Live/SynovationValleyLeadershipAcademy and follow Synovation Valley Leadership Academy on Facebook.

Ground Water Festival attracts 1,022 students from 25 schools





The 26th Annual Nebraska Children’s Groundwater Festival drew 1,022 students and 54 teachers from 25 schools across Nebraska to attend the festival held in Grand Island, Nebraska on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Over 40 presenters were there to emphasize the importance of water in our world. Keep Loup Basin Beautiful from Burwell, Nebraska represented by Anita Olson, Marianne Stevens, and Kathy Mann taught a session on Every Drop Counts.


Keep Loup Basin Beautiful presented to over 165 students in eight sessions. Every Drop Counts taught students through a hands-on activity the importance of conserving the world’s water supply by demonstrating just how much water is useable, how it is distributed, and how to avoid water pollution and contamination. The students were able to visualize the world’s total water supply, the amount of salt water on the earth, the amount of water that is frozen, the amount of fresh water, the amount of contaminated water, and then finally….the amount of water that people can safely use for consumption which is only .003% of the total water on earth. The students were amazed at just how little water is available for human use and developed a greater respect for conserving water. Keep Loup Basin Beautiful also stressed the importance of not littering our water supply and how long it actually takes for items such as plastic to decompose. Many items that are used in daily life take from 200 to 400 years to decompose.


Keep Loup Basin Beautiful urges everyone to respect our precious water supply and to do their part in conserving it for future generations. For more information visit their website at www.keeploupbasinbeautiful.org, email info@keeploupbasinbeautiful.org, call 308-346-3393, or visit the office at 807 H St in Burwell. Keep Loup Basin Beautiful is a project of the Loup Basin Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council and funded in part by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.   

Ag Appreciation Event In Burwell To Be Held June 13th





BURWELL, N.E., May 19, 2014 – The Burwell Chamber of Commerce has announced the details of their annual Ag Appreciation Evening to be held in Burwell on Friday, June 13th. For the first time, this year’s event will feature two parts:


Part One is a community BBQ Feed in front of the Chamber office south of the downtown square from 5:30 till 8:00 PM. Entertainment will include KNLV’s J.J. Johnnie James and blue-grass music by the Fun Bunch. The BBQ Feed will include beef and pork BBQ sandwiches, pasta salad, baked beans, chips and watermelon. Free-will donations will be accepted for the BBQ meal to benefit the Chamber’s Ag Education Scholarships for area high-school graduates.


Part Two will be at the Garfield County Fairgrounds and feature a Beer Garden and Dance/Live Entertainment by the popular, Whiskey Bent band. The Beer Garden at the fairgrounds will be open from 7:00 PM until 1:00 AM (cash bar, 21 and over), and the Dance/Live Band Entertainment will start at 9:00 PM and go until 1:00 AM.


“Everyone is invited to a great evening to celebrate the Ag industry in our community and say “thank you” to our area Ag producers and supplies,” stated David Sawyer, Director of the Burwell Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development. Sawyer also said: “We are particularly grateful for our many Chamber business sponsors that made this special event possible.” 

Normal Roasting Co. In Competition





(Ord, Nebraska) – The Normal Roasting Company, specialty coffee roasters based in Ord, Nebraska, have once again been invited to compete for America’s Best Espresso in St. Louis, MO. The competition will take place at Coffee Fest from May 30-June 2. The field includes a total of 16 roasters selected throughout the central region of the United States. The competition will feature head to head battles judged by a panel of baristas who will assess the espresso’s flavor complexity, mouth feel and appeal, and aftertaste. The winner advances to the next round with the Championship being held on June 2. The Normal Roasting Company will again be the only roaster representing Nebraska.

The Normal Roasting Company was founded in Normal, Illinois in 2011 and relocated to Ord, Nebraska in 2012. They supply fresh roasted specialty coffee to clients throughout Nebraska, Colorado, and Illinois. Roaster, Kelly Kreger takes an artisan’s approach to carefully roast each batch to its full potential. Every batch of coffee is roasted to order and shipped the following day.


Kelly’s father, Dr. Thomas Rikli, kindled Kelly’s pursuit of coffee roasting. He is an avid espresso enthusiast who recently attended private barista training in Seattle, WA. He will be serving as the Normal Roasting Company’s barista for the competition.

 

75th Annual Sandhills Cattle Association Convention






The Sandhills Cattle Association's 75th Annual Convention will be Thursday, May 22 in Valentine, NE. The one-day event is being held at the Cherry County Fairgrounds and will include over 45 exhibits in the trade show, the Association's annual meeting and election of officers, scholarship presentations, benefit auction and a steak supper. Livestock Sustainability Consultant Jude Capper's presentation will start at 10:30 am. Agriculture Advocate and Radio Personality Trent Loos will speak at 1:30 pm. The convention is open to both members and non-members of the Sandhills Cattle Association. For more information contact the Sandhills Cattle Association at 402-376-2310.

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day 2014






The deadline to register for the local Progressive Agriculture Safety Day is Monday, May, 19. Progressive Agriculture Farm Safety Day will be June, 3 at the Valley County Fairgrounds. Kindergarten through second graders will attend the morning session beginning at 8 am, with third through sixth graders participating in the afternoon session starting at noon. The registration fee will be paid by the Cargill Cares Council, however parents still need to sign and return the registration form, including the size information for life jackets. Children not pre-registered will not be able to attend that day. Registration forms are available at local schools, UNL Extension offices, the Valley County NRCS office and many local businesses. Late registrations will be accepted with an additional $10 fee paid by the participant and cannot be guaranteed a life jacket, no registrations will be accepted after May 30. Contact Bev Smedra at 308-728-3781 ext. 3 for more information.

Valley County Primary Election


Valley County, Nebraska
Primary Election
May 13, 2014
Ballots Counted Total-1,042
Ballots Counted Republican-799
Ballots Counted Democratic-219
Ballots Counted Libertarian-1
Ballots Counted NonPartisan-23

REP- US Senator
Clifton R. Johnson-10-1.27%
Shane Osborn-149-18.98%
Sid Dinsdale-194-24.71%
Ben Sasse-391-49.81%
Bart McLeay-41-5.22%

REP-Rep Cong Dist 3
Tom Brewer-306-39.08%
Adrian Smith-476-60.79%
Write In-1-.13%

REP-Governor
Tom Carlson-31-3.91%
Beau McCoy-216-27.27%
Jon Bruning-170-21.46%
Mike Foley-136-17.17%
Pete Ricketts-226-28.54%
Bryan Slone-13-1.64%

REP-Secretary of State
John Gale-649-99.69%
Write In-2-.31%

REP-State Treasurer
Don Stenberg-634-85.33%
Christopher Costello-109-14.67%

REP- Attorney General
Doug Peterson-264-38.15%
Pete Pirsch-102-14.74%
Brian Buescher-195-28.18%
Mike Hilgers-130-18.79%
Write In-1-.14%

REP-Auditor of Public Accounts
Charlie Janssen-344-41.23%
Larry Anderseon-242-41.23%
Write In-1-.17%

DEM-US Senator
Larry Marvin-80-42.33%
Dave Domina-106-56.08%
Write In-3-1.59%

DEM-Rep Cong Dist 3
Mark Sullivan-178-98.34%
Write In-3-1.59%

DEM-Governor
Chuck Hassebrook-181-98.37%
Write In-3-1.66%

DEM-Secretary of State
Write In-3-100%

DEM-State Treasurer
Michael O'Hara-175-99.43%
Write In-1-.57%

DEM- Attorney General
Janet Stewart-84-41.38%
Allan Eurek-118-58.13%
Write In-1-.49%

DEM-Auditor of Public Accounts
Amanda McGill-170-98.84%
Write In-2-1.16%

LIB- US Senator
Write In-1-100%

LIB-Rep Cong Dist 3
Write In-1-100%

LIB-Governor
Mark Elworth Jr.-1-100%

LIB-Secretary of State
Ben Backus-1-100%

LIB-State Treasurer
Michael Knebel-1-100%

LIB-Attorney General


LIB-Auditor of Public Accounts

State Board of Education Dist 6
Maureen Nickels-721-99.45%
Write In- 4-.55%

Nebr. PP Dist Subdivision 2
Barry DeKay-151-18.24%
Dan Scheer-313-37.80%
Ross Knott-363-43.84%
Write In-1-.12%

Loup City Public Schools Dist 1
Anthony Stobbe-1-3.70%
Jamie Lewandowski-6-22.22%
Joe Jerabek-2.7.41%
Cindy Ericson-5-18.52%
Loraine Panowicz-2-7.41%
Wayne Klein-3-11.11%
Rick Chilewski-2-7.41%
Mitch Spotanski-6-22.22%
 

NSAA and NCPA Academic All-State Awards Recipients


The NSAA and the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association (NCPA) has announced the student recipients of the Spring 2014 NCPA Academic All-State Awards. This award program recognizes students who meet the criteria, and are nominated by their school. Students are nominated by their school for excellence in academics, leadership, and significant contricutions to their NSAA activity. Area recipients of these awards include:

 

Ansley

Music
Jessica Bristol
Tristen Reed

Boys Track & Field
Evan Brockmeier
Trevor Scott

Arcadia

Music
Mackenzie Maschka
Steele Sillivan

Boys Track & Field
Robbie Ritz
Steele Sillivan

Girls Track & Field
Lindsey Trotter

Burwell

Music
Evan Crawley
Jessica Michalski

Boys Track & Field
Kale Gideon
Keaton Klimek

Girls Track & Field
Rebekah Birch
Lacey White

Chambers

Boys Golf
Clint Jordan

Music
Kami Crabtree
Bethany Lambert

Boys Track & Field
Dylan Rasmussen

Girls Track & Field
Paige Dexter

Greeley-Wolbach

Music
Emily Houtby

Boys Track & Field
Trey Nekoliczak

Girls Track & Field
Jayden Erickson

Litchfield

Girls Track & Field
Shawna Paitz
Lindsy Siegel

Loup County

Girls Track & Field
Whitney Steckel

Ord

Boys Golf
Jaden Barnes
Brant Bechtold

Boys Track & Field
Trevor Fahrenholz
Andrew Fields

Girls Track & Field
Tori Beran
Katherine Lansman

Sargent

Boys Track & Field
Jack Gibbens
Michael Gibbens

Girls Track & Field
Tristan Kirwan

Spalding Academy

Boys Golf
John Bernt

Music
Makenzie Miller

Boys Track & Field
Bronc McKay

Girls Track & Field
Makenzie Miller  

Wheeler County Primary Election




Bartlett Ericson Absentee Total Bartlett 
Clifton R Johnson 2 2 1 5 Larry Marvin 5
Shane Osborn 25 8 7 4 44 Dave Domina 9
Sid Dinsdale 39 24 5 3 71 Write IN
Ben Sasse 60 33 14 2 109 Over Vote
Bart McLeay 8 3 3 14 Under Vote 4
Write IN 0
Over Vote 1 1
Under Vote 2 2
246
Tom Brewer 38 21 9 2 70 Mark Sullivan 13
Adrian Smith 94 47 21 7 169 Write in
Write in 0 Over Vote
Over Vote 0 Under Vote 5
Under Vote 9 4 1 1 15
254
Tom Carlson 2 3 1 1 7 Chuck Hassebrook 14
Beau McCoy 33 24 6 4 67 Write in
Jon Bruning 51 16 7 2 76 Over Vote
Mike Foley 13 6 10 29 Under Vote 4
Pete Ricketts 32 20 7 3 62
Bryan Slone 5 3 8
Write in 0
Over Vote 0
Under Vote 5 5
254
John A. Gale 102 54 21 6 183
Write in 0 Write in
Over Vote 0 Over Vote
Under Vote 39 18 10 4 71 Under Vote 18
254
Don Stenberg 116 54 23 7 200 Michael J. O'Hara 12
Christopher Costello 11 6 4 1 22 Write in
Write in 0 Over Vote
Over Vote 0 Under Vote 6
Under Vote 14 12 4 2 32
254
Doug Peterson 40 17 10 1 68 Janet Stewart 5
Pete Pirsch 12 8 2 1 23 Allen J. Eurek 8
Brian Buescher 32 22 4 3 61 Write In
Governor
Sec of State
State Treasurer
Attorney General
Sec of State
Attorney General
US Senator-Republican United States Senator-Democrat
Congress Congress
State Treasurer
GovernorMike Hilgers 25 9 9 2 45 Over Vote
Write In 1 1 Under Vote 5
Over Vote 0
Under Vote 31 16 6 3 56
254
Charlie Janssen 55 28 10 3 96 Amanda McGill 12
Larry Anderson 37 18 9 2 66 Write in
Write in 0 Over Vote
Over Vote 0 Under Vote 6
Under Vote 49 26 12 5 92
254
Heidi Wid 80 28 17 6 131
Colleen Butterfield 60 43 14 4 121 Write In
Write in 0 Over Vote
Over Vote 0 Under Vote
Under Vote 1 1 2
254
Maureen Nickels 107 73 30 7 217
Write in 1 1
Over Vote 0
Under Vote 55 21 11 3 90
308
Barry Dekay 50 18 8 76
Dan Scheer 34 19 11 64
Ross A. Knott 34 37 12 8 91
Write In 0
Over vote 1 1
Under vote 44 21 9 2 76
308
County Treasurer County Treasurer 
Nebraska Public Power District Subdivision 2
Auditor of Public Accounts
State Board of Education
Auditor of Public AccountsEricson Absentee Total Bartlett Ericson Absentee Total
6 3 14 0
11 6 26 Write IN 0
0 Over Vote 0
0 Under Vote 0
3 1 8 0
48 0
16 8 37 0
0 Write in 0
0 Over Vote 0
4 2 11 Under Vote 0
48 0
16 8 38 Mark G. Elworth Jr 0
1 1 Write in 0
0 Over Vote 0
3 2 9 Under Vote 0
48 0
0 Ben Backus 0
0 Write in 0
0 Over Vote 0
20 10 48 Under Vote 0
48 0
17 8 37 Michael Knebel 0
0 Write in 0
0 Over Vote 0
3 2 11 Under Vote 0
48 0
17 8 30 0
2 1 11 Write In 0
0 Over Vote 0
Governor
Sec of State Sec of State
State Treasurer
Attorney General Attorney General
United States Senator-Libitarian
Congress
State Treasurer
United States Senator-Democrat
Governor
Congress0 Under Vote 0
1 1 7 0
48
16 8 36 0
0 Write in 0
0 Over Vote 0
4 2 12 Under Vote 0
48 0
0 0
0 Write in 0
0 Over Vote 0
0 Under Vote 0

Loup County Primary Results




RACE PTY AT POLLS EARLY VOTER TOTAL
FOR U. S. SENATOR 
Clifton R. Johnson R 3 2 5 
Shane Osborn R 45 11 56 
Sid Dinsdale R 43 10 53 
Ben Sasse R 121 17 138 
Bart McLeay R 16 3 19 
Larry Marvin D 4 0 4 
Dave Domina D 7 3 10 
No Candidates L 0 0 0 
 
FOR REP IN CONGRESS #3 
Tom Brewer R 82 11 93 
Adrian Smith R 145 32 177 
Mark Sulllivan D 13 3 16 
No Candidates L 0 0 0 
 
FOR GOVERNOR 
Tom Carlson R 16 0 16 
Beau McCoy R 81 13 94 
Jon Bruning R 56 14 70 
Mike Foley R 27 4 31 
Pete Ricketts R 46 13 59 
Bryan Slone R 6 0 6 
Chuck Hassebrook D 13 3 16 
Mark G. Elworth Jr. L 0 0 0 
 
FOR SECRETARY OF STATE 
John A. Gale R 179 39 218 
No Candidates D 0 0 0 
Ben Backus L 0 0 0 
 
FOR STATE TREASURER 
Don Stenberg R 173 38 211 
Christopher Costello R 27 5 32 
Michael J. O'Hara D 9 3 12 
Michael Knebel L 0 0 0 
 
FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL 
Doug Peterson R 57 12 69 
Pete Pirsch R 32 6 38 
Brian Beuscher R 59 11 70 
Mike Hilgers R 30 10 40 
Janet Stewart D 8 3 11 
Allan J. Eurek D 2 0 2 
No Candidates L 0 0 0  
FOR STATE AUDITOR 
Charlie Janssen R 73 21 94 
Larry Anderson R 70 11 81 
Amanda McGill D 10 3 13 
No Candidates L 0 0 0 
 
FOR LOUP COUNTY SHERIFF 
Trevor L. Kraus R 146 30 176 
Mark A. Petersen R 100 16 116 
 
FOR STATE BD OF EDUCATION 
#7 
Molly O'Holleran NP 80 19 99 
Robin R. Stevens NP 86 17 103 
 
FOR U. S. SENATOR 
Clifton R. Johnson NP/R 0 0 0 
Shane Osborn NP/R 1 0 1 
Sid Dinsdale NP/R 0 0 0 
Ben Sasse NP/R 3 0 3 
Bart McLeay NP/R 0 0 0 
 
FOR REP IN CONGRESS #3 
Tom Brewer NP/R 2 0 2 
Adrian Smith NP/R 3 0 3 
 
LOUP COUNTY HAS 520 REGISTERED VOTERS. 
315 PERSONS VOTED IN THE PRIMARY FOR 
 
A 61 % TURNOUT. UN - OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS 
UNTIL THE CANVASS ON MAY 15, 
2014

Greeley County Primary Results


SUMMARY REPORT        GREELEY COUNTY, NEBRASKA
RUN DATE:05/13/14     PRIMARY ELECTION
RUN TIME:10:42 PM     MAY 13, 2014
                      STATISTICS

                                                       VOTES PERCENT

           PRECINCTS COUNTED (OF 10) .  .  .  .  .        10  100.00
           REGISTERED VOTERS - TOTAL .  .  .  .  .     1,686
           BALLOTS CAST - TOTAL.  .  .  .  .  .  .       915
           BALLOTS CAST - REPUBLICAN .  .  .  .  .       282   30.82
           BALLOTS CAST - DEMOCRATIC .  .  .  .  .       612   66.89
           BALLOTS CAST - LIBERTARIAN.  .  .  .  .         1     .11
           BALLOTS CAST - NONPARTISAN.  .  .  .  .        20    2.19
           VOTER TURNOUT - TOTAL  .  .  .  .  .  .             54.27

                          ********** (Republican) **********

          United States Senator
          Vote for  1
           Clifton R. Johnson  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         3    1.09
           Shane Osborn  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        39   14.23
           Sid Dinsdale  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        86   31.39
           Ben Sasse  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       138   50.36
           Bart McLeay.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         8    2.92
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

          Representative in Congress D-3
          Vote for  1
           Tom Brewer .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        74   27.41
           Adrian Smith  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       195   72.22
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1     .37

          Governor
          Vote for  1
           Tom Carlson.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        11    4.03
           Beau McCoy .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        65   23.81
           Jon Bruning.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        60   21.98
           Mike Foley .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        50   18.32
           Pete Ricketts .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        78   28.57
           Bryan Slone.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         8    2.93
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1     .37

          Secretary of State
          Vote for  1
           John A. Gale  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       194   99.49
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1     .51

          State Treasurer
          Vote for  1
           Don Stenberg  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       229   89.45
           Christopher Costello.  .  .  .  .  .  .        27   10.55
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

          Attorney General
          Vote for  1
           Doug Peterson .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        69   30.94
           Pete Pirsch.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        34   15.25
           Brian Buescher.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        70   31.39
           Mike Hilgers  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        49   21.97
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1     .45

          Auditor of Public Accounts
          Vote for  1
           Charlie Janssen  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       117   63.59
           Larry Anderson.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        67   36.41
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

                          ********** (Democratic) **********

          United States Senator
          Vote for  1
           Larry Marvin  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       189   49.48
           Dave Domina.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       192   50.26
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1     .26

          Representative in Congress D-3
          Vote for  1
           Mark Sullivan .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       357   99.44
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         2     .56

          Governor
          Vote for  1
           Chuck Hassebrook .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       374   98.68
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         5    1.32

          Secretary of State
          Vote for  1
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        16  100.00

          State Treasurer
          Vote for  1
           Michael J. O'Hara.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       312   99.68
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1     .32

          Attorney General
          Vote for  1
           Janet Stewart .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       199   53.07
           Allan J. Eurek.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       175   46.67
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1     .27

          Auditor of Public Accounts
          Vote for  1
           Amanda McGill .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       316   99.68
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1     .32

          County Attorney
          Vote for  1
           Cindy Bassett .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       400   68.38
           Brandon B. Hanson.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       185   31.62
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

          County Clerk
          Vote for  1
           Mindy A. Grossart.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       374   61.82
           Lois J. Nordhues .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       229   37.85
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         2     .33

                          ********** (Libertarian) **********

          United States Senator
          Vote for  1
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1  100.00

          Representative in Congress D-3
          Vote for  1
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1  100.00

          Governor LIB
          Vote for  1
           Mark G. Elworth Jr. .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1  100.00
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

          Secretary of State
          Vote for  1
           Ben Backus .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1  100.00
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

          State Treasurer
          Vote for  1
           Michael Knebel.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1  100.00
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

          Attorney General
          Vote for  1
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1  100.00

          Auditor of Public Accounts
          Vote for  1
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1  100.00

                          ********** (Nonpartisan) **********

          State Board of Education D 6
          Vote for  1
           Maureen Nickels  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       516  100.00
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

          NPPD SD2
          Vote for  1
           Barry DeKay.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        98   14.80
           Dan Scheer .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       252   38.07
           Ross A. Knott .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       310   46.83
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         2     .30

          G-W School Bond Prop 1
          Vote for  1
           FOR  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       278   63.33
           AGAINST .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       161   36.67

          G-W School Bond Prop 2
          Vote for  1
           FOR  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       254   57.47
           AGAINST .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       188   42.53

Garfield County Primary Results


SUMMARY REPORT        GARFIELD COUNTY, NEBRASKA
RUN DATE:05/13/14     PRIMARY ELECTION
RUN TIME:09:20 PM     MAY 13, 2014
                      STATISTICS

                                                       VOTES PERCENT

           PRECINCTS COUNTED (OF 3)  .  .  .  .  .         3  100.00
           REGISTERED VOTERS - TOTAL .  .  .  .  .         0
           BALLOTS CAST - TOTAL.  .  .  .  .  .  .       586
           BALLOTS CAST - REPUBLICAN .  .  .  .  .       501   85.49
           BALLOTS CAST - DEMOCRATIC .  .  .  .  .        66   11.26
           BALLOTS CAST - LIBERTARIAN.  .  .  .  .         2     .34
           BALLOTS CAST - NONPARTISAN.  .  .  .  .        17    2.90

                          ********** (Republican) **********

          US Senator
          Vote for  1
           Clifton R. Johnson  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         6    1.22
           Shane Osborn  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       113   22.92
           Sid Dinsdale  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       124   25.15
           Ben Sasse  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       214   43.41
           Bart McLeay.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        36    7.30
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

          Rep in Congress
          Vote for  1
           Tom Brewer .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       212   43.44
           Adrian Smith  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       276   56.56
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

          Governor
          Vote for  1
           Tom Carlson.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        30    6.05
           Beau McCoy .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       119   23.99
           Jon Bruning.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       104   20.97
           Mike Foley .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        73   14.72
           Pete Ricketts .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       157   31.65
           Bryan Slone.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        13    2.62
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

          Sec of State
          Vote for  1
           John A. Gale  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       379   99.48
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         2     .52

          State Treasurer
          Vote for  1
           Don Stenberg  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       393   86.75
           Christopher Costello.  .  .  .  .  .  .        60   13.25
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

          Attny General
          Vote for  1
           Doug Peterson .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       144   34.20
           Brian Buescher.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       142   33.73
           Pete Pirsch.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        55   13.06
           Mike Hilgers  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        78   18.53
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         2     .48

          Aud Pub Accts
          Vote for  1
           Charlie Janssen  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       203   59.18
           Larry Anderson.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       140   40.82
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

          CO Assessor
          Vote for  1
           Linda Molesworth .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       306   62.58
           Sandi Steele  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       182   37.22
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1     .20

                          ********** (Democratic) **********

          US Senator
          Vote for  1
           Larry Marvin  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        18   33.33
           Dave Domina.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        36   66.67
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

          Rep in Congress
          Vote for  1
           Mark Sullivan .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        56  100.00
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

          Governor
          Vote for  1
           Chuck Hassebrook .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        52   98.11
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1    1.89

          Sec of State
          Vote for  1
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1  100.00

          State Treasurer
          Vote for  1
           Michael J. O'Hara.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        50  100.00
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

          Attny General
          Vote for  1
           Janet Stewart .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        33   61.11
           Allan J. Eurek.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        21   38.89
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

          Aud Pub Accts
          Vote for  1
           Amanda McGill .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        49  100.00
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

                          ********** (Libertarian) **********

          US Senator
          Vote for  1
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1  100.00

          Rep in Congress
          Vote for  1
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

          Governor
          Vote for  1
           Mark G. Elworth Jr. .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1  100.00
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

          Sec of State
          Vote for  1
           Ben Backus .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         2  100.00
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

          State Treasurer
          Vote for  1
           Michael Knebel.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         2  100.00
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

          Attny General
          Vote for  1
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

          Aud Pub Accts
          Vote for  1
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

                          ********** (NONPARTISAN) **********

          State Board of Education Dist 6
          Vote for  1
           Maureen Nickels  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       398   99.25
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         3     .75

          Nebraska PPD Subdiv 2
          Vote for  1
           Barry DeKay.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        36   21.05
           Dan Scheer .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        62   36.26
           Ross A. Knott .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        72   42.11
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         1     .58

May 17, 2014 Police Officers Memorial Day






United States and Nebraska flags will be flown at half-staff nationwide on Thursday, May 15 in observance of Police Officers Memorial Day. In 1994, a federal law was enacted encouraging the American flag to be lowered to half-staff every May 15 in remembrance of the thousands of law enforcement officers throughout our nation who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty to their fellow citizens. In Nebraska, 137 officers have lost their lives in the line of duty since 1866. Those who have made the ultimate sacrifice include federal, state, county, municipal and tribal agency officers, as well as railroad, game and parks, and correctional officers.

Guidelines For Smooth Voting on Election Day






While more and more Nebraska voters are choosing to cast their ballots early, most voters still choose to go to their polling place on Election Day, says Secretary of State John Gale. To make that process go as smoothly as possible on May 13, he recommends the following guidelines:


Check your voter registration and polling place. People can check the status of their voter registration and location of their polling place by contacting their county election office or accessing https://www.votercheck.necvr.ne.gov/. That is also the same place where voters can check the status of their early voting ballot or their provisional ballot.


Change of address. If a registered voter has moved within a county (out of their former precinct) and not updated their registration, the person should go to the polling place associated with their current residence. The person will be required to vote a provisional ballot. Voters can check their registered address at https://www.votercheck.necvr.ne.gov/.


Be prepared. Before going to the polls, the voter should become informed about the candidates and issues on the ballot. Sample ballots are printed in newspapers and posted on county websites. Mark and take the sample ballot with you to the polling place.


Conduct at the polls. To maintain proper decorum at the polls, it is requested that people turn off their cell phones, smart phones and other electronic devices.


Campaigning prohibited. Campaign items such as buttons, stickers and T-shirts are not allowed in a polling place. It is illegal to campaign within 200 feet of a polling site.


Voter identification. Proper identification may be required at the polling place of people who are newly registered by mail and have not voted previously in Nebraska or provided identification with their application. These people may be required to provide identification showing their current residence. Identification at the polling place is not required of other voters.


Nonpartisan voters. If you are registered without a political party affiliation, you will receive the nonpartisan ballot. In addition, nonpartisan voters may request a Republican Party ballot for U.S. Senate and House races, or they may request a full Democratic or Libertarian Party ballot.


Early voting ballots. Up until the day prior to the election, in person early voters may cast a ballot at the county election office. All mailed early ballots must be received by the close of polls on Election Day. Voters may drop off their early voting ballot on Election Day at the county election office. They will not be accepted at the polling place.


Provisional ballots. Voters who forget to return their early voting ballot may vote provisionally at the polls on Election Day with a provisional ballot. That ballot will be counted once it is confirmed that no other ballots have been cast for that particular voter.
Polls are open on Election Day from 8 a.m. CDT (7 a.m. MDT) to 8 p.m. CDT (7 p.m. MDT).


Unofficial election results for statewide races will be posted starting at 8 p.m. CDT on the main page of the Secretary of State’s websitehttp://www.sos.ne.gov.

UNK Inducts Students and Faculty Into Honor Society






Nineteen students and two faculty at the University of Nebraska at Kearney were initiated May 2 into the Industrial Technology Department’s Epsilon Pi Tau National Honor Society.
Students are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale and represent the top 10 percent in the Industrial Technology Department.
Epsilon Pi Tau’s missions is to:
  • Promote and recognize the achievement of academic excellence.    
  • Promote the values and contributions of professionals in technology.
  • Provide a medium for the professional development and recognition of individual members for leadership and achievement.
  • Enhance the status of practitioners and professions in technology.
  • Foster and encourage acceptance among its members of the ideals of technological capability and skill, social and professional proficiency, and research and its applications and products.
  • Advance understanding, appreciation and awareness of technology as both an enduring and influential human endeavor and an integral element of culture.
New Epsilon Pi Tau initiates, listed by hometown, include:
NEBRASKA
Ainsworth – Sherry Morrow (Faculty)
Cozad – Alec Rowe
David City – Anton Jelinek
Grand Island – Stephanie Sotelo-Canales
Kearney – Mitch Peters
McCook – Cody Goltl
Morrill – Skyler Manville
North Platte – Austin Doyle, Kade Folchert, Colin Millar
Omaha – Cameron Riecke
Ord – Blake Augustyn, Brandon Ingraham
Oxford – Austin White
Utica – Benjamin Koski
York – Alexandra Petersen
 
OUT OF STATE
West Lafayette, Ind. – Eric Holt (Faculty)
 
INTERNATIONAL
Kanagawa-ken, Japan – Hiroyuki Adachi
Kunming, China – Peijie Li
Kanagawa, Japan – Takumi Nozuru
Isikawa-Ken, Japan – Takeru Mikami
 

CSG National Anthem Contest Entry Deadline Extended






The entry deadline for the 4th Annual National Anthem Contest has been extended to Friday, May 9th. The winner of the National Anthem Contest will sing the Start Spangled Banner at the Cornhusker State Games Opening Ceremonies on Friday, July 18 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln.


To enter, contestants must upload an audition video to YouTube.com and email the link to the Nebraska Sports Council by 5 pm on Friday, May 9th. Contestants must be amateurs and Nebraska residents, there is no cost to enter, and lodging will be provided for the winner of the contest if that person lives more than 50 miles from Lincoln. For more information go to cornhuskerstategames.com or call 402-471-2544.

Job Recruiting Campaign "The Good Life for Veterans"






Gov. Dave Heineman is currently promoting a new job recruiting campaign. “The Good Life for Veterans” is focused on meeting Nebraska's workforce needs through attracting military veterans and their families from other states to move to Nebraska. Gov. Heineman said that employers like to hire veterans because thoses businesses are looking for skilled employees, and veterans bring excellent skills to the workforce.
Nebraska employers and other representatives are attending a series of military career fairs in several states, including Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado.
Those employers interested in more information on upcoming recruiting fairs can contact Grace Johnson with the Nebraska Department of Labor at (402) 471-4189. 

Public Comments Sought for CNEDD


The Central Nebraska Economic Development District will present their 2013 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy report for public viewing and comment. To access this report go to their website www.cned.org/wp-content/uploads/2014CNEDD_CEDS22.pdf. They will be accepting public comments through May 25, 2014. Any comments regarding this report can be directed to Judy Petersen at 402-340-0106 or email judy.petersen@cnedd.org.

UNL Hosts Great Plains Regional College Rodeo






The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host the Great Plains Regional College Rodeo this weekend. Rodeo action begins on Friday, April 18 at 1 pm with slack. The first performance will be at 7:30 pm on Friday, the second performance will begin at 1 pm on Saturday, April19, and the short go will begin at 7:30 Saturday night. This year the action can be viewed all weekend via live webcast on huskersportsnetwork.com for a one time charge of $8.95.