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Local law enforcement is participating in the 4th annual, “Shop with the Cop” program, which is scheduled forDecember 1st, 2018 at the Hampton Inn and Suites located in Scottsbluff. There are only 100 students selected in the entire county, who are nominated by school staff or a School Resource Officer to “Shop with a Cop.”

The purpose of the event is to foster positive relationships between youth and officers. Each student will be given the opportunity to spend $75.00 to purchase gifts for members of their family. We will have 2-3 students that are assigned to each police officer. The students will ride in the police officers patrol vehicle to a local department store. In the spirit of giving and the joy that it brings the giver, they are encouraged to spend the money on family or friends rather than themselves. After shopping, special volunteers wrap their gifts for them so that they can have a snack and continue to get to know the police officers before being picked up by their parents.

This is a great event that only comes once a year. It is only possible through the generous donations of individuals and businesses in our community. If you would like to donate to this years “Shop with a Cop” event you can find the official GoFundMe Fundraiser athttps://www.gofundme.com/2018-sb-county-shop-with-a-cop, or any Platte Valley Bank location. Feel free to contact your local police unions for more information.



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FEBRUARY 14, 2019 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested several people and seized 100 pounds of marijuana during five traffic stops this week on Interstate 80. All five stops happened between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.

At approximately 1:55 p.m. MT Tuesday, trooper located more than two pounds of marijuana after stopping an eastbound Toyota Yaris for speeding at mile marker 18 near Kimball. The driver, Jessica Reyna, 25, of Sacramento, California, and passenger, Chase Sinclair, 29, of Charlotte, North Carolina, were both arrested and lodged in Kimball County Jail.

Troopers then found 85 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop at approximately 3:45 p.m. CT Tuesday. A trooper had stopped a Chevrolet Tahoe parked in a no-parking area on the shoulder of the on-ramp at exit 324 near Giltner. The driver, Franklin Schillfarth, 55, of Maryland, was arrested and was lodged in Hamilton County Jail.

On Wednesday at approximately 7:20 a.m. CT, another trooper stopped an eastbound Kia Rio for speeding at 114 miles per hour on I-80 near North Platte at mile marker 176. Marijuana containers were plainly visible in the vehicle and the trooper found approximately two pounds of marijuana during a search. The driver, Brianna Glover, 23, and passenger, Rashawn Hampton, 23, both of Michigan were arrested and lodged in Lincoln County Jail.

At approximately 9:00 a.m. CT Wednesday, a trooper stopped a Chevy pickup pulling a trailer for failing to stay in its lane near Kearney at mile marker 280. The trooper could smell the odor of marijuana in the vehicle and conducted a search. The search revealed personal use marijuana and a handgun. Additionally three pounds of marijuana was located hidden inside a large, older television. An investigation revealed that the driver was unaware of the marijuana inside the television. The driver, Ryan Taylor, 35, of Florida, was arrested and cited for a concealed handgun violation and personal use marijuana. He was lodged in Buffalo County Jail.

Finally, at approximately 10:45 a.m. MT, a trooper discovered seven pounds of marijuana after stopping an eastbound Hyundai Sonata for speeding near Kimball at mile marker 18. The driver, Christopher Seligman, 35, of Maryland, was arrested and lodged in Kimball County Jail.


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NOVEMBER 26, 2018 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — Nebraska State Troopers removed 16 impaired drivers from the road, issued more than 500 speeding citations, and assisted hundreds of motorists during a special Click It or Ticket enforcement surrounding the Thanksgiving weekend.

The enforcement, which was part of a national effort, including many other law enforcement agencies in Nebraska, was made possible thanks in part to a grant for $20,000 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation - Highway Safety Office.

“A projected record numbers of travelers, along with a winter storm that blanketed much of the state on Sunday, made for an eventful weekend for our troopers,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “I’m incredibly proud of the effort by our troopers and dispatchers this weekend, and thankful that many drivers planned ahead and were able to stay off the roads on Sunday.”

During the enforcement, which ran from Wednesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 25, troopers arrested 15 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and 1 for driving under the influence of drugs. In addition to those arrests, troopers issued citations for speeding (506), driving under suspension (35), no proof of insurance (33), minor in possession (5), open container (7), no seat belt (30), and improper child restraint (4).

Troopers also assisted 267 motorists in need of help, arrested 47 people for possession of drugs, and apprehended 9 fugitives.

The enforcement included vehicle checks, high visibility and saturation patrols, as well as regular enforcement efforts.


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COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — A 19-year-old driver is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 26 for the Platte County crash death of a motorcyclist.

Court records say Daisy Gonzalez, of Madison, pleaded no contest Tuesday to misdemeanor vehicular homicide. Prosecutors dropped a related charge in return for her plea.

The records say the collision occurred Aug. 2 at the intersection of Nebraska Highway 91 and 490th Street. The records say her minivan collided with the motorcycle driven by 22-year-old Joshua Gasper, of Columbus. He died days later of his injuries.

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News Director Ryan Baker talked to Police Chief Dennis DaMoude tonight after the shooting in Holdrege Thursday afternoon.  

Press Release from Nebraska State Patrol

A Holdrege man has been arrested following the shooting deaths of two people and the wounding of a third person in multiple incidents that occurred in Holdrege during the afternoon hours of Thursday, February 21.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., the Holdrege Police Department responded to a report of a shooting at 416 Logan Street. Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the incident. Additional crime scenes were then identified in multiple units at the Sunrise View Apartments at 1422 12th Avenue.

A short time later, a vehicle owned by the suspect was seen traveling in the north part of Holdrege. A short, low-speed pursuit ensued and the suspect drove to the Phelps County Sheriff’s Office where he was taken into custody without further incident.  

The suspect, Manuel Gomez, 45, of Holdrege, has been lodged in Phelps County Jail. Gomez is the only suspect in all three shootings.

The victims are identified as Raymond Burton, 65, David Rogers, 54, both of whom were found deceased in separate units of the Sunrise View Apartments. The third victim, Doyle Morse, 64, was able to call 911 after being shot at 416 Logan Street. He has been life-flighted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney in critical condition.

The Nebraska State Patrol has been assisted by the Holdrege Police Department, the Phelps County Sheriff’s Office, and South Central Area Law Enforcement Services in the investigation. The investigation is ongoing.

Interview with Dennis DaMoude

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Monday, February 25 th : Cheyenne County KS (St. Francis) St. Francis Emergency Building, 125 W Hwy 36

Tuesday, February 26 th : Thomas County (Colby) Community Building downstairs, 285 E 5 th Street
Monday, March 4 th : Greeley County (Tribune) Tribune Fire Department, Ingalls and W Greeley Avenue
Tuesday, March 5 th : Graham County (Hill City) Frontier Stage, 321 Main Street
Thursday March 7 th : Hitchcock County (Culbertson) Culbertson Fire Station, Warsaw and Taylor
Monday, March 11 th : Decatur County (Oberlin) Golden Age Center, 105 W Maple Street
Tuesday, March 12 th : Sherman County (Goodland) Wolak Building, 1006 Center Street
Wednesday, March 13 th : Cheyenne County CO (Kit Carson) Kit Carson Volunteer Fire Department, 306 W 287/Hwy 40
Thursday, March 14 th : Dundy County (Benkelman) EMS Building, 1305 A Street
Friday, March 15 th : Wallace County (Sharon Springs) Wallace County Fairgrounds CAB Building
Monday, March 18 th : Kit Carson County (Burlington) Burlington Ambulance Building, 1576 Lowell Avenue
Tuesday, March 19 th : Yuma County (Wray) Wray Fire Hall, 145 Main Street
Wednesday, March 20 th : Red Willow County (McCook) Heritage Senior Center, 1312 W 5 th Street
Thursday, March 21 st : Wichita County (Leoti) Leoti Fire House, 301 N 4 th Street
Monday, March 25 th : Gove County (Grainfield) Gove County 4-H Building, 757 W 3 rd Street
Tuesday, March 26 th : Sheridan County (Hoxie) Bowen Scott House, 1041 Sheridan Avenue
Thursday, March 28 th : Logan County (Oakley) Logan County Courthouse downstairs, 710 W 2 nd Street
Tuesday, April 2 nd : Rawlins County (Atwood) Prairie Development Center, 208 S 4 th Street
Wednesday, April 3 rd : Norton County (Norton) Prairie Land Electric Cooperative, 14935 US Hwy 36


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DEWITT, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old Nebraska boy died after he was hit by a bus driven by his father.
The Beatrice Daily Sun reports the incident happened Saturday in the driveway of the family's rural home about 5 miles east of DeWitt in southeast Nebraska.
Just before 1 p.m. Saturday, the family called for help after the boy was run over. Two-year-old Maddox Weber died at the scene.
The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating.

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30th Annual Spooktacular

October 19th-21st and October 26th-30th

6:30pm-8pm

$8 per person + new this year; Scary section $2 extra

Games, characters, bounce houses provided by Planet Bounce and treats for

the kids! Fun for the whole family! Help us celebrate 30 years of spooky fun at

the Zoo!

Also new this year is the Flying Spaghetti Monster dinner

October 20th and 27th

$15 for Kids, $20 for Adults or Family pack for 2 Adults and 2 Kids for $60

A fun Halloween themed spaghetti dinner each Saturday of Spooktacular from

5pm-6pm. Includes fun foods and animal visits. Admission to Spooktacular is

included with ticket price for dinner. Dinner guests will also get into

Spooktacular before the general public.



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LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the agenda for the 31st Governor’s Ag Conference, which brings together ag producers, industry leaders and agri-business managers in Nebraska on an annual basis to talk about the future of agriculture.  The conference is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, March 4-5, 2019, at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney.

“For 31 years, the Governor’s Ag Conference has been a premiere forum for Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and industry leaders to come together to discuss agriculture and how to keep growing our state’s number one industry,” said Governor Ricketts.  “We hope you can join us to talk about the future of agriculture in Nebraska.  It’s an opportunity you won’t want to miss.”

“We’ve asked industry experts at the local, state and federal level to lead discussions at this year’s Governor’s Ag Conference and share their knowledge and experience with producers and agribusiness leaders from around the state,” said Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman.  “Conference speakers and attendees can use this opportunity to connect with colleagues and prepare for the future.”

The conference starts Monday, March 4, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. with a panel presentation featuring Nebraska entrepreneurs and recruiters.  The panel includes representatives from three innovative Nebraska companies and three organizations involved heavily in recruiting companies to Nebraska.

On the entrepreneur side, the panelists are Vishal Singh with Quantified Ag; Lukas Fricke with ChorChek; and Mitch Minarick with FARMAFIELD.  These speakers will discuss their companies, goals, visions and why they chose Nebraska communities to start their businesses. 

The three people representing recruitment success are: Phil Kozera with Bio Nebraska; Dan Duncan with Innovation Campus; and Bryan Slone with the Nebraska State Chamber.  They will discuss their efforts in recruiting and how to find and attract startups as well as how to connect to established industries. 

Governor Ricketts will moderate this panel presentation that will include questions and answers from the audience.

The annual “Celebrate Nebraska Agriculture” reception, at 6 p.m. on March 4th will feature an assortment of food and beverages from Nebraska.

The conference resumes on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 9 a.m. with a presentation from Jim Smith, executive director of Blueprint Nebraska, an organization that is spearheading a statewide, citizen-led economic development initiative.

Governor Ricketts, NDA Director Wellman and Nebraska Department of Economic Development Director Dave Rippe will update conference participants on legislative initiatives in agriculture and highlight the work being done between state agencies to grow Nebraska.  This panel presentation will be moderated by NDA Assistant Director Amelia Breinig.

Next on the agenda will be Jim Wiesemeyer, with Pro Farmer, giving participants an update on the national farm bill and how it will impact farmers and ranchers nationwide as well as here in Nebraska.   

The Governor's Ag Conference is coordinated by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and is co-sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America.  A $125 registration fee covers participation at activities on both Monday and Tuesday.  Registration and additional information is available online at www.nda.nebraska.gov, or by calling NDA toll-free at (800) 831-0550.

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On 2/5/19 at approximately 21:43, Scottsbluff Police responded to the intersection of Hwy 26 and 5th Ave in reference to an injury accident involving two vehicles.  The investigation found that a blue 2005 Chrysler Pacifica driven by Austin Rhamy (20) of Scottsbluff and a gray 2004 GMC Yukon driven by Raquel Wurdeman (23) of Gering were involved in the accident.  It was found that the Chrysler was north bound on 5th Ave and the GMC was east bound on Hwy 26.  The Chrysler and GMC collided in the intersection.  Both drivers reported they each had the green traffic signal in their respective directions of travel.  There were no witnesses on scene to confirm which direction of travel had the green traffic signal.  Both vehicles were estimated to have $7000 in damages.  Both vehicles were required to be towed from the scene.  Wurdeman and one passenger in the GMC had complaints of pain, but declined to be transported by ambulance for treatment.  Scottsbluff Fire Department and Valley Ambulance responded to the accident.  Eastbound lanes of Hwy 26 at 5th Ave were closed for approximately 45 minutes while the accident was investigated. 

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The Cambridge Trojans and Alma Cardinals squared off on the grid iron Friday night with the Trojans picking up a 62-12 victory behind quarterback Paxton Ross. Ross threw for 5 touchdowns and ran for 2 more. 

The Trojans took the opening drive of the game and went 65 yards on 7 plays capped by an 18 yard td pass from Ross to Deryk Huxoll. Preston Carbaugh would kick the extra point and the Trojans led 7-0. 
Alma would get on the board on their second possesion as QB Daylan Russell would find Nathan Hock for a 19 yard TD. The PAT failed leaving the score 7-6 in favor of the Trojans. 
Cambridge would answer with a score on their next possesion going 55 yards in 3 plays with Spencer Rice finding pay dirt from 2 yards out. The PAT was no good and Cambridge led 13-6. 
After a 3 and out by Alma Cambridge scored on the first play of the drive with Paxton Ross hitting Spencer Rice on a 34 yard TD pass. The PAT failed once again but the Trojans led 19-6. 
Alma would close the gap in the second quarter when Daylan Russell scored from 10 yards out and after a missed PAT the score 19-12 Cambridge. 
The Trojans would score 2 more tds before halftime. The first was 65 yard run by Paxton Ross with Spencer Rice running in the 2 point conversion making it 27-12 and then Ross would again find the endzone this time from 2 yards out. Carbaugh added the PAT and it was 35-12 Trojans at halftime. 

The Trojans would add points on their first drive of the third quarter as Ross would hit Deryk Huxoll for the second time in the game this time from 57 yards out. Carbaugh again added the PAT and it was 42-12. Spencer Rice would add his second rushing TD of the night this time from 3 yards away and after the Carbaugh kick it was 49-12 Trojans. 
Paxton Ross would team up with Preston Carbaugh  twice in the second half, first from 17 yards out making it 55-12 and then from 43 yard out and after Carbaughs kick it was 62-12 for the final score. 

Ross was the Amatuers Bar and Grill offensive player of the game and Lucas tenBensel was the defensive player of the game. 




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The Cambridge Trojan Football Team finished the 2017 season 5-4 and a playoff berth.  This season in 2018 Cambridge will be lead by a new head coach in Rodney Yates.  Hometown Family Radio able to catch up with coach Yates as he tells us about his team for 2018.  Cambridge opens up the 2018 season at Ravenna on Friday, August 31st. 





Rodney Yates

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The Cambridge Girls and Boys High School Basketball Teams will travel to Grand Island for a Two Day Holiday Basketball Tournament.  Cambridge will play GICC on Friday, December 28th at 6pm in the New Gym, and the Cambridge Boys will also take on GICC in the New Gym following the girls contest at about 7:45pm.  Listen to the Cambridge Trojans on 102.1 True Country and online 1021kzmc.com.  View Full Bracket below.





Bartley, NE - This last Friday afternoon the Cambridge Trojans took the long trek 7 miles west to take on the Southwest Roughriders. After a scoreless first quarter that saw the Trojans turn the ball over on all 3 of their possessions, the Trojans would capitalize when the Roughriders fumbled the ball on the first play of the second quarter. They would start at the Southwest 30 yard line and after a 5-yard false start penalty Paxton Ross would find Deryk Huxoll for the first of his 4 touchdown receptions. Preston Carbaugh would kick the extra point and the Trojans led 7-0 with 11:42 left in the 2nd 1quarter. 

After a 3 and out by the Roughriders the Trojans took 5 plays to go 54 yards and Paxton Ross would find Deryk Huxoll from 4 yards out for the 2nd Trojan touchdown of the day. The PAT failed but the Trojans were up 13-0. The Roughriders put together a drive on their next possesion but would be stopped on 4th down at the Trojan 33 yard line. The Trojans would score 1 play later as Paxton Ross and Deryk Huxoll would hook up for the third straight time. Preston Carbaugh kicked the PAT and the Trojans led 20-0. The Cambridge defense would once again hold Southwest to a 3 and out and Deryk Huxoll would return the punt all the way to the two-yard line. Paxton Ross would cross the goal line on the first play and Spencer Rice would add the two-point conversation to put the Trojans up 28-0. Drew Sprinkle would intercept a Roughrider pass at the 12-yard line and return it to the 6 and Spencer Rice would take it in from the 2 two plays later. After Carbaugh added the extra point and the Trojans led at halftime 35-0.

Playing with a running clock to start the second half, Southwest got the ball first. The Cambridge defense held the Roughriders to a three and out and after a bad snap on the punt Blake Williams would be tackled at his own 15 yard and the Trojans would take over there. After a false start moved the ball back to the 20, Paxton Ross would find Preston Carbaugh for 19 yards to the 1 and Spencer Rice would carry it across the goal line on the next play for his second rushing touchdown of the game. Carbaugh once again added the PAT and the Trojans led 42-0. After another 3 and out the Trojans would start their final scoring drive from their own 28-yard line. It took them 4 plays to go 52 yards with the final 35 coming on the 4th Paxton Ross to Deryk Huxoll scoring pass of the afternoon. Ross would hit CJ Fiene for the 2 point conversion and the Trojans had the final score of the game 50-0. 




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Lincoln NE, - The 2018 NSAA State High School Volleyball Tournament got underway in Lincoln Nebraska yesterday afternoon and into the evening.  In Class D1 a match we aired from 102.1 KZMC, #7 seed Cambridge would take on #2 seed and three time defending state champions Johnson- Brock.  The Eagles would end up sweeping the Trojans 3-0 winning 25-18, 25-16, and 25-12.  Cambridge would then get eliminated from the State Tournament ending the Trojans season with a record of 25-6.  Cambridge Head Coach Margo Kent talks about the match in our Aquafina Post Game Show.  The 2018 State Volleyball tournament continues for Classes A-D2 on Friday with Semi-Finals, and wraps up with Consolation and Championship matches on Saturday.

 

Bracket





Margo Kent

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McCook, NE- The Cambridge Trojans won the McCook Invite on Tuesday night, with wins over Cozad 25-20, 25-9, and also wins over McCook 25-18, 30-28.  Cambridge Improved their record to 13-3 overall.  Meanwhile, McCook is now 5-8 overall.  McCook would get a win over Cozad 25-22, 25-20.  Next action for McCook Volleyball Team will be the Twin Cities invite in Scottsbluff and Gering on Friday and Saturday.  Next action for Cambridge will be on Saturday at the Dundy County-Stratton Invite. 





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Columbus, NE - It was announced by GNAC member schools on Thursday night that there will not be a basketball tournament held this season in Columbus due to the concern of travel due to the winter weather that has swept across the state of Nebraska. The tournament next year was to be hosted by Scottsbluff, but since this year will not take place, Columbus will still hold it's turn to host next season. 



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GILLETTE, Wyo. – The Casper College men’s basketball team downed McCook Community College Friday night, 129-99 in the first game of the Gillette State Farm Classic.

 

The Thunderbirds improve to 10-1 and came into the game averaging 102.3 points a game with six players scoring in double-figures led by Isaac Bonton’s 30-point performance. Casper shot 57.1 percent on the night and held the edge on the boards 48-28 and forced the Indians into 26 turnovers.

 

Mardrez McBride (Augusta, Ga.) led MCC offensively with 23 points and five rebounds. MCC’s top four scorers were all freshmen with Miles Black (Jonesboro, Ga.) adding 20 points, AV Banks (Portageville, Mo.) scoring 12 points (he made three of seven 3-point shots), and Anani Ikechukwu (Abuja, Nigeria) scoring 9 points

 

The Indians shot 51.5 percent from the field, made 10 of 25 shots from the 3-point line (40 percent) and made 21 of 31 free-throw shots (67.8 percent).

 

The Indians fall to 5-5 and take on the hosts Gillette Saturday at 5 p.m. (MT)

 

You can stay up to date with all MCC Indian Athletics including live-streaming home games, news, photo galleries, schedules and more at MCC Indians Athletics web page at:

 

https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?tab=basketball&path=mbball





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The 2018 Cattle Trail Basketball Classic will take place December 4th, 7th, and 8th.  First round games will be played at McCook Community College Graff Events Center and McCook Senior High School.  All Semi-Finals and Championship games will then be played at McCook Senior High School.  We will have coverage of the Semi-Finals and Championship games on Coyote Country 105.3 and online coyote105.com.  View full bracket below.





The Hastings St. Cecilia girls were the only number one seed to win as the Centennial and Central Conference Tournaments came to a close on Saturday. 

Click here for the updated brackets




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