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October 7th, 2014

Ebola News Guide

October 7, 2014

News Guide: A quick look at Ebola developments
The Associated Press

Two patients are hospitalized in the United States with Ebola, the deadly infectious disease that has killed thousands of people in West Africa and recently emerged in the U.S. and Europe. Public-health officials across the country are taking steps to ensure that the virus does not get a foothold in North America. A look at the essential developments worldwide:


Mountain lion harvested in northern Nebraska

October 7, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A mountain lion has been harvested in northern Nebraska.

The state Game and Parks Commission says the 157-pound male mountain lion was harvested Sunday in Knox County near Lewis and Clark Lake. It marks the first mountain lion harvested in the Prairie Unit since it opened in January.

Mountain lion hunting in the unit is open until the end of the year. All other mountain lion units are currently closed.

High School Football Rankings

October 7, 2014

Here are the Associated Press Nebraska high school football rankings in Classes A through D-2. Listings include name of school, season record, previous week's ranking, previous week's result and this week's opponent (NR-not ranked). The rankings are based on a formula that includes ratings from the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star plus experts for each class. Class A: Dale Miller, Grand Island Independent. Class B: Jeff Fielder, Scottsbluff Star-Herald. Class C1: Tom Behmer, Norfolk Daily News. Class C2: Brent Wasinius, Fremont Tribune.

October 6th

Judicial Center Townhall Meetings scheduled

October 6, 2014

The Custer County Board of Supervisors have scheduled a series of Town Hall meetings to discuss the upcoming ballot concerning the Judicial Center. They invite you to come with questions. To help with information, we have included here a 'letter to the editor' the Chief published the end of September.

Following are the locations, the Supervisors who will be in attendance, the date and time:

Broken Bow, Mid-Plains Community College, Larry Hickenbottom, Ran Varney and Mark Haynes, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.

Sargent Community Building, Richard Hodson and Don McCullough, Oct. 6 at 7p.m.

Second Ebola patient arrives in Nebraska

October 6, 2014

This article includes a statement from Chief Medical Officer and Director of Public Health on DHHS/Nebraska Medical Center Opening Nebraska Biocontainment Unit to Care for Second Ebola Patient

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia arrived Monday at a Nebraska hospital where he will be treated for the deadly disease.

Ashoka Mukpo, 33, will be kept in a specialized containment unit at the Nebraska Medical Center that was built specifically to handle this type of illness.

Martinez killed in Dawson County accident

October 6, 2014

According to a press release from the Dawson County Sheriff's Office, a Broken Bow man, Randy Martinez, 23, was killed in a one vehicle accident on Oct. 5, 2014.

The preliminary accident investigation indicates the following: at approximately 5:05 a.m., a 1994 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Randy Marteniz, was traveling southeast on the Buzzards Roost Road, at approximately one mile northwest of Eddyville, when he lost control on a curve, then traveling southbound, entered the west road ditch rolling the vehicle into a hayfield.

VIDEO: Bo Pelini discusses loss to Michigan State

October 6, 2014

Bo Pelini's postgame comments following Michigan State vs. Nebraska.

VIDEO: 5th American With Ebola Arrives in Nebraska

October 6, 2014

A plane carrying an American photojournalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia landed Monday in Nebraska, where he will undergo treatment for the deadly disease.

October 2nd

Ollie R. Hanson, 90

October 2, 2014

Ollie R. Hanson, age 90 of Grand Island, formerly of Scotia died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at the Nebraska Veterans Home in Grand Island.

Funeral services will be Friday Oct. 3, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Oconto Community Building in Oconto.

Burial will be in the Oconto Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday 5 - 7 p.m. at Govier Bros. Mortuary in Broken Bow.

Becky Lou Smith, 59

October 2, 2014

Becky Lou Smith of Broken Bow, formerly of Taylor, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at the Melham Medical Center.

Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Rhoad Funeral Chapel in Sargent with Marty Robbins officiating.

Burial was at the Taylor Cemetery in Taylor.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Sophie and Roy Eberle College Fund.

Becky was born to Lee and Betty (Nelson) Smith at Sargent on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 1954.

Becky attended school at Loup County Public School in Taylor, graduating in 1973.

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