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January 21st, 2015

Catherine M. Knittle, 93

January 21, 2015

Funeral Services for Catherine M. Knittle will be Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the Bauer-Torrey & Mach Funeral Home Chapel in Wilcox, with Pastor Stan Murdock officiating. Interment will be at the Wilcox Cemetery at Wilcox following the service.

Catherine Mae Knittle, 93 years of age, of Wilcox, passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney.

Mary Ellen Thomas, 91

January 21, 2015

Mary Ellen Thomas, age 91 of Eddyville, died Jan. 17, 2015, at the St. Luke’s Nursing Home in Kearney.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the Burr Oak CommunityChurch, with a lunch following. After the lunch, burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the family greeting friends 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow. 

Memorials are suggested to the Burr Oak Church or the Homeward Trail Bible Camp at Mason City, NE. 

Helen Doris Coffman, 100

January 21, 2015

Helen Coffman, 100, of Chandler, Ariz., entered into Heaven Dec. 23, 2014.

She was born July 20, 1914, to Francis and Charles Price near Berwyn. She was the oldest of three children. Brothers Paul and Roy Price and parents preceded her.

Helen married Claire Coffman, a farmer, rancher, businessman, December 7, 1933. They were happily married for 68 years, until Claire at 91 went to be with the Lord Feb. 2, 2002.

January 20th

Did you know? Nearly $190 million ivested in rural Nebraska in 2014

January 20, 2015

Nearly $190 Million Invested in Rural Nebraska in 2014
Five Year Total is $1.5 Billion

Nebraska’s rural communities received nearly $190 million in USDA Rural Development funding in federal fiscal year 2014, completed on September 30. In five years, USDA has invested nearly $1.5 billion in Nebraska, according to Rural Development State Director Maxine Moul. In the 19 year history of the agency, the funding total is nearly $2.7 billion in Nebraska. The total portfolio of current loans, loans and loan guarantees under management by the Nebraska Rural Development staff is $1.3 billion.

Senior Bowl Week in college football

January 20, 2015

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The 100-plus NFL prospects stripped down to their underwear and paraded across a stage to be measured and weighed before an auditorium packed with onlookers from the NFL.

Yes, it's Senior Bowl week. The annual showcase game for top senior NFL prospects — and a few juniors with degrees —officially started with pro football's version of the meat market, the weigh-in, on Tuesday morning.

Medicinal marijuana research, agritourism and beer manufacturer tax incentive among introduced bills

January 20, 2015

Medicinal marijuana research, agritourism and beer manufacturer tax incentive among introduced bills

By Sophie Tatum, Nebraska News Service

LINCOLN - Here is a summary of notable bills introduced during the second week of the 2015 legislative session:

LB 190, introduced by Sen. Dave Bloomfield of Hoskins, would allow spouses of United States Armed Forces service members to be considered a resident of the state where he or she has been stationed to apply for a concealed handgun permit.

January 19th

Bison returned to central Nebraska tallgrass prairie

January 19, 2015

WOOD RIVER, Neb. (AP) — A small herd of purebred bison has been relocated to a few square miles in central Nebraska, where vast herds once roamed over the tallgrass prairie.

The 39 cows and calves arrived Saturday at their new homes on Crane Trust land southwest of Grand Island. They were trucked in from Rimrock Ranch near Crawford in the Nebraska Panhandle. Two bulls are expected to join them this week.

"When you're a bull, you travel on your own schedule. All a human can offer is encouragement," said Chuck Cooper, president and chief executive officer of the Crane Trust.

From car lots to school budgets, cheap oil means change

January 19, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheap oil doesn't only mean cheaper gas in the tank. It means that a car dealer in Illinois is shuffling the inventory of models he'll be selling, that more students in Wisconsin may get school-provided iPads, that some planned projects in a Southern California city will get delayed, and that some expected oilfield hiring in North Dakota and Texas may not happen.

Wild ride leads to driver’s arrest

January 19, 2015

(Lincoln, Neb.)- One person is in custody following a wild ride across the city of Lincoln.

Peterson goes after human trafficking and drugs

January 19, 2015

Lincoln – Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson has announced his legislative priorities for the 2015 legislative session. Peterson’s priority legislation reflects his commitment to protecting the vulnerable and supporting Nebraska’s law enforcement and county attorneys. LB294 introduced by Senator Jim Scheer, strengthens the ability of law enforcement and prosecutors to combat human trafficking.

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