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November 26th, 2014

Possible Missing Person

November 26, 2014

The Custer County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in locating Custer County resident Mark Joseph Lenstrom. Mark was last heard from around the beginning of November 2014, and was last seen in Comstock, NE, driving a 1977 Silver Ford Granada license plate number 4A3877. If you have had contact with Mark Lenstrom in the last three weeks please call the Custer County Sheriff's Office at 308-872-6418.

Missing Person Information Sought

November 26, 2014

Custer County Sheriff's Deputy Gibbons has taken a report from Mark Lenstrom’s brother stating that he has not been seen for a while. We have very limited information. If anyone has information about his whereabouts, please contact the Custer County Sheriff's Office at 308-872-6418.

Emma Smolik, 91

November 26, 2014

Emma was born Sept. 6, 1923, on a farm in Round Valley Community in Custer County, Nebraska to Joseph and Anna (Jares) Jezbera. She attended school in Round Valley through the 10th grade.

Emma assisted her parents on the farm for many years.

May 12, 1956, she was married to Alvin Smolik in Sargent. They made their home in Sargent and years later moved to a farm northeast of Sargent.

Louise (Holcomb) Bennett, 93

November 26, 2014

Louise (Holcomb) Bennett, age 93, passed away Oct. 29, 2014, at a Care Unit in Renton, Wash.

She was born near Milburn in 1921.

She leaves to mourn her four children, Pearl, Ruth, Marvin and Duane; plus grandchildren, William Plant, Ashlyn Nevius, Kiem Bennin, Rylee Bennin, Marcus Ray Bennett, Dylan Bennett and Grayson Bennett; she also leaves a sister, Audrey Allbright of Lexington and families, Robert Allbright and Richard Allbright and family of Cozad, Bonnie of Omaha, Barbara of Kearney, and Cindy and Dan and sons, Eric and Douglas of Marquette, Mich.

Antoinette Arlyne Werner, 95

November 26, 2014

Antoinette Arlyne Werner (affectionately known as Beanie) died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, as a result of an accidental house fire, at her home in Thedford.

Antoinette was born to Carl Gustave and Antoinette (Ostergard) Wiese May 31, 1919, at the family ranch northwest of Purdum. She grew up on the ranch attending country school, then graduating from Lincoln High School in Lincoln. Afterward, she attended nurses training at St. Francis School of Nursing in Grand Island.

She continued working there after graduating, eventually becoming the Director of Nursing.

Charles D. Swisher, 85

November 26, 2014

Charles D. Swisher was born May 19, 1929, in Halsey, to Lewis and Mary (Ott) Swisher. Charles attended school at Rose Hill Country School and later Halsey School until 5th grade. 

In 1960, he was married to Brenda Oxford. Three children were born to this union; Jim, Bonnie and Charles Jr. 

Charles later married Marilyn Saner April 21, 1984. They made their home in Halsey. 

Through the years Charles worked as a ranch hand and later at the Halsey Forest. 

November 24th

D2 Championship Football: Exeter-Milligan 40, Anselmo-Merna 26

November 24, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. Kyle Jensen ran for 187 yards and scored three touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter as top-ranked Exeter-Milligan came from behind and pulled away for a 40-26 victory over No. 4 Anselmo-Merna in the Class D2 title game Monday.

"The game was a lot closer than the score indicates," said Custer County Chief Sports Editor Tim Conover. "A-M was only trailing 22-18 with 6 and a half minutes left in the game."

The Timberwolves (13-0) are state champions a second straight year. They won Class D1 in 2013.

Cattle quarantined on two Wheeler County farms

November 24, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Livestock have been quarantined on two Nebraska farms following diagnoses of a disease that can hamper an animal's ability to eat and drink, state officials said Monday.

The Nebraska Agriculture Department said in a news release that a U.S. Department of Agriculture laboratory confirmed the diagnoses of vesicular stomatitis. The samples were taken from infected cattle on two farms in Wheeler County.

Arrest made in Kearney shooting, suspect found in Broken Bow

November 24, 2014

25-year-old man arrested in Kearney shooting

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A 25-year-old man has been arrested in Broken Bow after a Kearney shooting.

Authorities say Evan Swenson was arrested Sunday on a Buffalo County warrant. He faces charges of second-degree attempted murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony.

The shooting happened Saturday morning in south Kearney. Officers were called to the area after people reported a suspicious person. Once there, officers found a man who had been shot twice. The wounded man's name hasn't been released.

GAME UPDATE - Final Score Exeter-Milligan 40 & Anselmo Merna 26

November 24, 2014

FINAL SCORE - A-M 26, E-M 40

SCORE at the third quarter Anselmo-Merna 18, Exeter-Milligan 14

SCORE at the HALF- Anselmo-Merna 12, Exeter Milligan 14.

ANSELMO-MERNA competes today at Memorial Field for statewide honors in Class D Football, Go Coyotes.

The game is live streamed through NET, also on KCNI-KBBN. Look this week for a full write-up on this fun game, and on this site for quarter updates.

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