November 10th, 2014
The Nebraska Department of Roadsâ€™ crews are prepared for snowplow season.
Workers and equipment will be out to clear the highways and will be monitoring changing conditions on the stateâ€™s highways throughout the winter season. Motorists should be prepared too.
Know Before You Go!
â€˘ For 24-hour-a-day, year-round Nebraska road condition and traveler information, the following options are available:
Phone: dial 511 from a cell phone or landline; if outside Nebraska, dial 800-906-9069
Lincoln, NE â€“ November 7, 2014 â€“ Jeremiah White of Sargent won $100,000 playing the $10 Scratch game Nebraska Gold 9X from the Nebraska Lottery.
White purchased his winning Nebraska Gold 9X ticket at Trotterâ€™s Whoa & Go, 301 East Edith Street in Sargent. Scratching the ticket, he revealed matching numbers with a corresponding prize of $100,000.
There were three $100,000 top prizes available in Nebraska Gold 9X. White was the third person to claim a top prize in the game.
SAN DIEGO, and VALHALLA, N.Y.
â€“ Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development (ConEdison Development) announced Friday (Nov. 7, 2014, an agreement to partner on the 75-megawatt (MW) Broken Bow II wind project in Custer County, Neb.
Under the sales agreement, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development holding companies will each own a 50-percent interest in the wind facility. Sempra U.S. Gas & Power will continue to provide operations and maintenance services for the plant, which generates enough renewable energy to power about 30,000 Nebraska homes.
Maxine L. Bednarski (Weldin) of Broken Bow, was born in Lincoln,
Jan. 29, 1925. Two days later she was adopted by Earl and Irene Weldin, of Broken Bow, and was to be their only child.
Maxine, or â€śMickie,â€ť (what everyone called her), was raised in Broken Bow.
She was well respected for her beautiful coloratura soprano singing voice
and was a regular performer at local events. Her singing career took her to the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she performed
live on the radio at the age of 17. Always the adventurer, she got her pilotâ€™s license at the age of 19.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Republicans expanded their majority in the Nebraska Legislature in the election, setting the stage for more debates over taxes and spending when lawmakers convene in January.
The GOP saw a net gain of five seats in Tuesday's election. The new, one-house Legislature that convenes in January will have 35 Republicans, 13 Democrats and one independent.
The new Legislature is likely to be more conservative, with freshman members that include the founder of the Western Nebraska Taxpayers Association and a prominent member of Nebraska's tea party.
Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 60, Bloomfield 20
Elm Creek 33, Burwell 20
Fullerton 40, Amherst 39
Heartland 74, Clarkson/Leigh 30
Hemingford 12, Blue Hill 6
Anselmo-Merna 74, Paxton 13
Exeter/Milligan 58, CWC 18
Falls City Sacred Heart 44, Stuart 20
Humphrey St. Francis 38, Giltner 6
Kenesaw 53, Randolph 40
Maxwell 72, Bertrand 32
Sandhills/Thedford 55, Elwood 22
The final count is in and come January, Pam Holcomb as a write-in will join Tom Osmond and Carl French as members of the Broken Bow School Board. There were three seats in contention, current member Matt Haumont chose not to run, and board members David Glendy and Tracy Popp were beat out at the ballot box. The official count is as follows: Tom Osmond - 1,159; Carl French - 834; Pam Holcomb - 825; Tracy Popp - 812; David Glendy - 776 and Melissa Garcia - 558.
Arlene L. Dew, age 83, passed away Oct. 9, 2014, at Life Care Center in Cheyenne, Wyo.
A memorial service was at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 11, 2014.
Interment at Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine, will be Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at 1:30 p.m., with reception for family and friends immediately following at Cherry Hills Estates, 1100 East 10th Street, Valentine.
Hastings resident Norma J. Ellingson, 85, passed away Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion, Good Samaritan Village in Hastings.
Services will be held Nov. 6, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with Pastor George Kilmer officiating.
Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery.
Norma was born Aug. 20, 1929, in Merna, to Floyd Achilles and Anna Opal (Small) Johnson.
She graduated from the Merna High School Class of 1947. Her extra curricular activities all centered on music and she loved to sing.
Vikki Janeal Dickinson, former Broken Bow resident, passed away in Lincoln, Nov. 1, 2014, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
She was born Jan. 8, 1951, in Omaha to Jess and NormaLee Hagadorn.
While attending high school in Broken Bow, Vikki was a cheerleader, was in the madrigal choir, and was assistant editor of the warrior yearbook. After graduation, she enjoyed participating in numerous activities including community theater.