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March 30th, 2015

Highway 92 project - Arnold East launches April 6

March 30, 2015

According to the Nebraska Department of Roads, construction will start April 6 on Highway 92 between RP 259+19 and RP 265+40. The work will include cold-in-place recycling, asphalt milling, asphalt surfacing, grading and drainage structures.

Traffic during construction will be reduced to one lane and controlled with flaggers and a pilot car during daytime hours only.

Some delays should be expected. Please travel safely.

Nebraska lawmakers still sorting property tax options

March 30, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With the session more than half finished, Nebraska lawmakers are still sorting through ways to lower property taxes while balancing the state budget.

Bills slated for debate include personal property tax legislation to benefit businesses and a $45 million annual increase for the state property tax credit fund, which reduces the amount property owners must pay.

Some say the state can and should do more, but others are tamping down expectations that other property tax measures will be approved this year.

March 28th

Gregory-Failed Drug Tests

March 29, 2015

Ex-Husker DE Randy Gregory to NFL Media: I failed drug tests

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Defensive end Randy Gregory said he tested positive for marijuana at the NFL scouting combine last month and that he failed two drug tests at Nebraska last year.

Gregory disclosed his marijuana use in an interview with NFL Media on Wednesday.

Gregory went into February's scouting combine projected to be among the top 10 picks in the draft. He declared for the draft after his junior season at Nebraska, where he recorded 17 1/2 sacks in two seasons.

Nebraska's February jobless rate of 2.7 percent lowest in US

March 28, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate of 2.7 percent last month was the lowest in the country, a state report showed Friday.

The Nebraska Labor Department report said the February rate was seven-tenths of a point under the February 2014 rate of 3.4 percent and remained well under the new national average rate of 5.5 percent.

Nebraska's rate of 2.7 percent was trailed by North Dakota at 2.9 percent and South Dakota and Utah at 3.4 percent, according to U.S. Labor Department figures.

Nebraska high court: Doors should have stayed

March 28, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The adage goes that if opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. One rural Nebraska couple were forced to build 12 when they arrived at their newly purchased home to find all of the interior doors missing.

The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled in favor of the couple Friday, agreeing that the man who sold them the building should have disclosed that he planned to take the building's doors with him.

The high court's decision upheld a Custer County District Court ruling last year that found Andrew Solomon was wrong to take the building's 12 interior doors.

Colorado defends pot law, says Nebraska is free to legalize weed

March 28, 2015

DENVER (AP) — States are free to legalize marijuana, Colorado argued Friday in a filing to the U.S. Supreme Court in response to a lawsuit from neighboring states that have asked the nation's highest court to shut down Colorado's pot law.

The filing marks the first time Colorado has defended legal marijuana in writing. The federal government did not sue to block the state's 2012 vote to legalize pot for all adults over 21.

March 25th

Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Ivory-Davis, 71

March 25, 2015

Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Ivory-Davis 71, of Ainsworth, lost her battle with cancer March 18, 2015, at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth, with her family at her side.

Liz was born on July 8, 1943, in Manhattan, N.Y., to Patrick J. Davis and Helen (Gaynor) Ivory.

She married Ross Charles Cowles in 1965 and from this union had one daughter, Suzette (Cowles) Utter.

In October of 1981 she remarried Jay Davis of Sturgis, S.D., and was married to him until his death in 1998.

Brenda Joyce Brychta, 73

March 25, 2015

Brenda Joyce Brychta, age 73, passed away Wednesday, March 18, at home in Denison, Texas.

She was born Dec. 18, 1941, in Lexington, to Verle and Naomi Francis. Brenda attended elementary school in Broken Bow and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960.

Brenda worked in Lincoln at an insurance company, after graduating, where she met Judy Brychta. The two new friends decided to move to Denver, Colo., where Judy introduced Brenda to her brother, David.

Verla Ruth Shafer, 78

March 25, 2015

Verla Ruth Shafer, age 78, of Broken Bow died Friday, March 20, 2015, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 4, 2015, at 11:00 A.M. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mary Jane Gockley officiating. 

Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery. 

A register book may be signed at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow.  

Memorials are suggested to the Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center.

William Everett Zoerb, Jr., 91

March 25, 2015

William Everett Zoerb, Jr. of Callaway, Nebraska, departed this earth March 17, 2015, at the Callaway Good Life Center, at the age of 91 years & 6 months.

Bill was born September 19, 1923, to William and Mabel (Morris) Zoerb at Callaway. He grew up on a farm north of Callaway and graduated from Callaway High School in 1942.  At the time he was going to be drafted into the service a horse fell with him and broke his leg which took months to recuperate.

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