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.
(GRAND ISLAND, NEB.) — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two men and seized 149 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80.
At approximately Wednesday, June 13, a trooper stopped an eastbound 2017 Dodge Caravan for failing to signal near York, at mile marker 353. During the stop, the trooper observed a vacuum-sealed bag of marijuana plainly visible inside the vehicle.
Troopers and deputies from the York County Sheriff’s Office searched the vehicle and discovered 149 pounds of marijuana. The estimated street value of the marijuana is $447,000.
The driver, Robert Rosenwasser, 56, of Florida, and Milton Coore, 53, of Jamaica, were arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, and no Drug Tax stamp. Both men were lodged in York County Jail.
#1. 2018 Toyota C-HR donated by TEAM Auto Center - Garrett Dudden
#2. 2018 Honda Pioneer 500 donated by Sandberg Honda - Brock Schank
#3 .$2,000 Cash donated by McDonalds of W.Neb & Torr. WY - Jennifer Schwab
#4. 2 Rndtrip tickets donated by Skywest Airlines - Teresa Swank
#5. La-Z-Boy Recliner donated by Webber’s Furniture - Troy Ouderkirk
#6. Fire Pit Table & Chairs donated by Carr-Trumbull Lumber - Evelyn Bjordahl
#7. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Diane Vandenberg
#8. $250 in Gift Cards donated by Runza - Karol Nyquist
#9. 2 - 2019 Western Nebraska Pioneers Season tickets - Judy Howell
#10. $250 Gift Card donated by The Steel Grill - John Maser
#11. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Maria Lara-Montelango
#12. WNCC Family Athletic Pass - Juan Gonzales
#13. $250 in Gift Cards donated by Runza - Mike Rotness
#14. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Gina Cannon
#15. $200 Cash donated by KNEB - Stacy Keller
#16. WNCC Family Athletic Pass - Steve Cervantes
#17. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Debbie Edmuds
#18. One year of Car Washes donated by Paradise - Angela Miller
#19. 12 Haircuts in a year donated by Attitudez Salon - Nickole DeWitt
#20. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Jayme Hallman
#21. Birthday Party donated by Carpenter Center - mindy Reed
#22. 3 month Family Membership donated by YMCA - Zita Bolinger
#23. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Michael Miller
#24. $100 in Gift Cards dontated Runza - Ruth Kozal
#25. King Kong Pizza Dinner donated by Sam & Louie’s Pizzeria - Andrew Weber
#26. $500 gift Certificated donated by Gering Valley One Hour - Craig Rubottom
#27. $75 in Gift Cards donated by Runza - Trisha Luckinbill
#28. $100 Gas Card donated by WTT - John Farrington
#29. $25 Gift Card donated by Runza - Danielle Lenebeck
#30. 60 minute facial donated by Rachel Ann Esthetics - Kristen Mitzel
30th Annual Spooktacular
October 19th-21st and October 26th-30th
$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
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.
Construction on 42nd Street - Phase 4 between Avenue B and Rugger Drive is scheduled to begin on August 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
42nd Street will be closed to all traffic from the intersection of Avenue B to Rugger Drive. The Detour route around the construction area will be Avenue B to Hwy 26 to 5th Avenue.
Construction of this phase is estimated to be complete by September 23, 2018. Additional information will be sent prior to the start of Phase 5.
Access will be as follows:
Elite Health Center/ESU #13/Owen Oral Survery/Sandstone Estates – Access will be provided from 42nd Street from the west via Highway 71 or from the east via Avenue B
Regional West Medical Center – Access to RWMC will be from the west via 42nd and Avenue B or from the east via 42nd and Rugger Drive
Residences on North side of 42nd Street between Avenue B and Rugger Dr – Access provided from a temporary road on the north side of 42nd Street. Contractor will notify residents.
Thank you for your cooperation during this project.
AUGUST 1, 2018 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.) — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested two men and seized 94 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Cozad.
At approximately 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, a trooper stopped a westbound 2018 Ford F150 for failing to signal near mile marker 227. During the traffic stop, a Dawson County K9 detected the odor of a controlled substance coming from inside the vehicle.
A search of the pickup revealed 94 pounds of marijuana. The estimated street value of the marijuana is $282,000.
The driver, Michael Hedges, 26, and passenger, Brandon Cannon, 25, both of Oregon, were arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession with intent to deliver, and no Drug Tax stamp. Both men were lodged in Dawson County Jail
The YMCA is partnering with Gering Public Schools to offer an after school childcare program this year for GPS students in kindergarten through fifth grade! The program will be hosted at Lincoln Elementary School. Students from Geil and Northfield participating in the program will be provided bus transportation from their school to the program.
The YMCA After School Childcare Program will begin operation on September 4th, will run from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and from 2:30 until 5:30 on Wednesdays to accommodate early release. Program fees will be $10 per day per child.
Registration for the after school program will take place at the YMCA main office located at 22 South Beltline Highway East, in Scottsbluff. The YMCA will begin taking registrations on Friday, August 10th. Students from Northfield and Geil wishing to ride the bus to Lincoln for the program will also need to register to ride the bus.If you would like further information about the YMCA After School Program in Gering, please contact the YMCA at (308) 635-2318.
We feature the Southwest Roughrider Football team. The Roughriders are coming off of a 4-5 record and a playoff Berth in 2017. Hometown Family Radio talks with Southwest Football Head Coach Nick Brost about his huge senior class he has returning this season in 2018. Southwest will open the season Friday August 31st hosting Perkins County.
Madison, Wis. - The Nebraska softball team (31-23) had to attempt a come-from-behind victory against Michigan State (25-25) on Thursday in the first round of the 2018 Big Ten Softball Tournament, but the Huskers were unsuccessful, falling to the Spartans by a score of 4-3. NU fell behind 4-0 at the end of the third. The Huskers fought back, scoring three runs in the fourth, but it wouldn't be enough. The Huskers had plenty of opportunities to put the Spartans away though. Nebraskaleft 11 runners on base and went 3-for- 13 with runners in scoring position.Nebraska had seven hits and four walks. Taylor Otte and Laura Barrow each had two hits. Otte also had an RBI and Barrow had one run and one walk. Alyvia Simmons, Olivia Ferrell and Sarah Yocom each had one hit as well for the Huskers. Yocom also had one run and a walk. Tristen Edwards drew two walks.
Olivia Ferrell (9-8) started and pitched 2.1 innings. She gave up four runs on four hits. She also had two walks. Kaylan Jablonski pitched 3.2 innings of relief. She gave up three hits and no runs. She also had one walk. MSU's Bridgette Rainey (8-11) pitched 4.0 innings of relief. She gave up one hit and had three strikeouts. MSU took a 1-0 lead in the first after a solo homer to left field. In the second, Nebraska loaded the bases with one out after three straight hits from Ferrell, Barrow and Yocom, but the Spartans got a force out at home and a fly out to leave three Huskers stranded. In the bottom of the inning, Michigan State loaded the bases with no outs after a single and two walks. A sac fly scored another run for the Spartans to give them a 2-0 lead. The Husker defense got out of the inning without allowing any other runs. In the third, both Otte and Edwards were hit by pitches to put runners on first and second with no outs, but the Spartans got three straight outs again to leave two runners stranded. MSU hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the inning to extend the lead to 4-0. The Huskers got on the board in the fourth. Barrow hit a leadoff single and Yocom drew a walk. Metzler bunted to move them both over, but a throwing error allowed her to reach first and advance to second. Barrow scored on the error. Simmons singled to score Yocom and put runners on the corners. Then, Otte doubled to score Metzler and put runners on second and third. MSU got three outs, but not before Nebraska cut into to the lead. In the sixth, Otte reached on an error and Edwards was walked to put two runners on with two outs, but a pop-up put the Huskers back on defense.Nebraska got one runner on base in the seventh, but was unable to pull off the complete comeback. The Huskers will await the NCAA Selection Show on Sunday to see if they will receive a bid to the 2018 NCAA Tournament. The bracket will be announced Sunday at 9 p.m. CT on ESPN2.
JD Spielman made Nebraska history on Monday when he became the first Husker wide receiver named to the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Freshman All-America team.
Spielman is just the second wide receiver in Big Ten history to make the FWAA Freshman All-America team, joining Purdue’s Taylor Stubblefield, who made the inaugural team in 2002. Spielman is the fifth Husker overall to make the FWAA Freshman All-America team. A native of Eden Prairie, Minn., Spielman was also named a freshman All-American by USA Today, and he earned third-team All-Big Ten accolades at receiver from the media and honorable-mention accolades at kick returner.
Spielman set Nebraska freshman records with 55 catches and 830 receiving yards in 2017. He added 669 kickoff return yards to lead the Huskers with a 1,572 all-purpose yards, the most ever by an NU freshman. On the season, Spielman gained an average of 17.1 yards every time he touched the ball.
Spielman led all freshmen nationally with 75.5 receiving yards per game in 2017 and ranked second with 5.0 receptions per game and 142.9 all-purpose yards per game. He had a school-record 200-yard receiving game against Ohio State, the most receiving yards in a game by any freshman in 2017.
A redshirt freshman who was Nebraska’s Scout Team Offensive MVP in 2016, Spielman led the Big Ten with 88.1 receiving yards per game in conference action.
Nebraska wide receiver JD Spielman earned his second watch list recognition Thursday morning, as he was named to the Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse watch list. The Hornung Award is presented to the most versatile player in major college football. Spielman, who was named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list last week, showed his versatility during a record-breaking freshman season which saw him earn All-Big Ten recognition at both wide receiver and kickoff returner. He hauled in 55 passes for 830 yards and a pair of scores, establishing school freshman marks in receptions, receiving yards, 100-yard receiving games (two) and all-purpose yards (1,572). Spielman ranked first or second among all FBS freshmen in receiving yards, receiving yards per game, catches and all-purpose yards in 2017. His redshirt freshman season was highlighted by establishing Nebraska’s single-game receiving yards record with a 200-yard performance against ninth-ranked Ohio State. In conference play, Spielman became just the second Big Ten freshman since 1985 to lead the league in receiving yards per game during the conference season (88.1). He tied Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor for second in the Big Ten with an average of 157.8 all-purpose yards per game in league play and was fifth in catches per game. Spielman will look to be NU’s first-ever Hornung Award winner, as Ameer Abdullah was a finalist for the award in 2014.
Nebraska will hold its annual Red-White Spring Game on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, with kickoff set for 11 a.m. The game will be carried live on the IMG Husker Sports Network and televised live to a national audience on BTN.
The spring game sold out originally in just more than 24 hours, and last week there were more than 9,500 requests for 1,000 tickets made available in a public lottery. With a capacity crowd expected on Saturday morning, fans are encouraged to consider the reminders below and arrive early.
Youth and adults planning to take part in the Drug Free Pledge should be aware that the annual pledge will take place prior to kickoff this year. Fans planning to be a part of the Drug Free Pledge are encouraged to be at their seats in the stadium no later than 20 minutes before kickoff.
Fans are also encouraged to remain in their seats at halftime of the Red-White game, as members of Nebraska’s 2017 national championship volleyball team will be presented their championship rings.
The following pieces of information should be of assistance for those planning to attend Saturday’s game.
- While the Drug Free Pledge will move to pre-game the rest of the pledge details will remain the same. Those taking the pledge will once again do so from their seats in the Stadium. This change began in 2016 and is a safety measure for our younger fans taking the Drug Free Pledge.
- Nebraska Athletic Development & Ticketing (Stadium Drive Parking Garage) will open on Saturday at 8 a.m. The game is sold out, but the office will be open for will-call ticket pick-up and to assist with any game-day ticket issues.
- Fans are reminded that everyone in attendance at the Red-White spring game must have a ticket, regardless of age (no lap tickets for children under the age of 2 will be available).
- Fans are encouraged to enter the gate printed on their ticket for easiest access to their seating location, but may use any gate that is open. Fans should be aware the following gates will not be available for entrance on Saturday—Gates 6, 8, 17, 19, 21 and 22. Gates 1, 18 and 23 will close shortly after kickoff.
- UNL Parking Services will cashier Lot 9 (14th and Avery Parking Garage) and other campus lots for public parking. The charge will be $5 per vehicle, and University donor and cashiered lots will open at 7 a.m.
- The 14th and Salt Creek Roadway Parking Garage (Lot 9) will serve as the primary cashiered parking option for ADA accessibility.
- Public parking will be available at Haymarket Park and the Pinnacle Bank Arena festival parking for $10.
- Regular-season Memorial Stadium policies will be in place for fans attending the Red-White Spring Game, including Nebraska’s Clear Bag Policy. Fans are also reminded that open umbrellas are not allowed inside Memorial Stadium. Fans attending the game may visit www.huskers.com/gameday for more information.
- The University of Nebraska is now a tobacco free campus. The policy is posted at www.unl.edu/tobacco-free-2018.
- STARTRAN will be providing shuttle service from South Pointe Pavilions (27th and Pine Lake) and North Star High School (5801 No. 33rd Street). Buses will park in close proximity to Memorial Stadium. Shuttles begin at 9 a.m., and cost is $5 per adult each way and $5 round trip for kids.
- The Husker Nation Pavilion (HNP) will be open from 8 a.m. to kickoff in the normal Pavilion location by the Hawks Championship Center. Inflatables, face painting and other family friendly options will be available in the Pavilion area. Athletic department officials will monitor the weather and any potential changes that might be necessary to the Pavilion schedule and activities.
- Within the Husker Nation Pavilion, the First National Bank Autograph Zone will feature current NFL Huskers including Lavonte David, Prince Amukamara and Will Compton from 9-10 a.m.
- The Nebraska volleyball team will be signing autographs at the Ed Weir Outdoor Track from 9:30-10:30 a.m. While this area is adjacent to the Husker Nation Pavilion, it is not located within the Pavilion. Fans should enter at the West end of the Ed Weir Track between the Hawks Championship Center and Memorial Stadium, and event staff members will direct those to the volleyball autograph line.
- Rosters for the game will be available at concessions stands throughout Memorial Stadium for $1.
- Husker Sports Network will provide live radio coverage of the Red-White game statewide and around the world through Huskers.com and on the TuneIn app. Husker Sports Network coverage begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Greg Sharpe, Matt Davison and Brenden Stai will call the game action for Husker Sports Network.
- The game can be seen live on BTN and BTN2Go, beginning at 11 a.m. Nebraska graduates Kevin Kugler, Ameer Abdullah and Damon Benning will be on the call for BTN.
- Nebraska will honor nearly 50 football student-athletes named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team during pregame ceremonies. The team honors outstanding community outreach efforts. The presentation of the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team will happen approximately 20 minutes before kickoff.
- In addition to the Drug Free Pledge, fans are also encouraged to be in their seats for the national anthem at approximately 10:50 a.m. The anthem will include an American Flag in the shape of the continental United States. The anthem is being performed by an 80-person barbershop chorus.
- To help create a safe postgame experience and minimize the conflict of vehicle and foot traffic, if fans are returning to the Haymarket area postgame, they are asked to utilize the city’s preferred walking path on T Street (SW Stadium), crossing 10th and 9th street which is the most direct and safest path back into the Haymarket business district.
- Text Messaging Service – For fan assistance, text to 69050 and start your message with UNLPD. Standard text message rates will apply. Texts are received by Stadium Operations and a response will be initiated. If you See Something, Say Something by utilizing this service or contacting the nearest police officer or event staff member.
Nebraska Athletics has finalized the date and time for the 2018 Red-White Spring Game which will be played on Saturday, April 21 at 11 a.m. at Memorial Stadium. Last fall the spring game had been listed as April 14, 2018.
Reserved tickets for the game are $10 each and will go on sale to season ticket holders on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available to the general public on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. More details on ticket sales will be available closer to the on-sale date. Husker fans are also encouraged to join the 2018 Nebraska Football Season Ticket Request List now by visiting Huskers.com/tickets.
All sections of Memorial Stadium will be available for the 2018 Spring Game. The largest crowd for the Red-White Spring Game was 80,149 in 2008, and the contest has drawn better than 54,000 fans each year since 2004.
Nebraska fans can secure their tickets for the Red-White Spring Game presented by First National Bank beginning next week. The spring game will be played on Saturday, April 21 at Memorial Stadium, with kickoff set for 11 a.m., marking the public debut of Head Coach Scott Frost’s 2018 Huskers.
Tickets will be available to the general public on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. Nebraska football season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase spring game tickets with a 24-hour exclusive window beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. In addition, individuals who are on the 2018 Season Ticket Request list can purchase spring game tickets beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
The first opportunity to purchase spring game tickets is one of the many benefits offered to season ticket holders. Nebraska fans may purchase tickets on-line at Huskers.com, by phone at 1-800-8-BIG RED or in person at the Nebraska Athletics Development and Ticketing office, located in the Stadium Drive Parking Garage (8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays).
All individuals entering Memorial Stadium for the spring game will need a ticket. The majority of tickets are $10 and all seats are reserved. A limited number of $20 club seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets early as demand for the spring game is expected to be at an all-time high. For each of the past several years, more than 20,000 tickets were sold on the first day of sales, and Nebraska has drawn more than 54,000 fans for every Red-White game since 2004.
Nebraska will again conduct the Drug Free Pledge at this year’s game, and for the third year youth taking the pledge will do so from their seats. Youth eighth grade or younger taking the Drug Free Pledge will be admitted for free, but must secure a complimentary ticket.
UNL students will be admitted for free, but must secure a ticket for admittance. UNL faculty and staff can purchase a reserved ticket for $5 with a staff ID.
2018 Red-White Spring Game presented by First National Bank Date: Saturday, April 21
Kickoff: 11 a.m.
Tickets on Sale: Feb. 6, 10 a.m., Football Season Ticket Holders; Feb. 6, 2:30 p.m., 2018 Season Ticket Request List Members; Feb. 7, 10 a.m., General Public
Ticket Prices: $20 club seats (limited availability); $10 reserved tickets * UNL Faculty & Staff, $5 (Tickets should be purchased in person at Nebraska Athletics Development and Ticketing or over the phone to receive discount, must show staff ID at gate on game day); * Current UNL Students, Free (must secure a ticket via Huskers.com beginning on Feb. 6 at 10 a.m.)
Drug Free Pledge: Youth 8th grade and younger are encouraged to take Drug Free Pledge; Free admittance, but must have ticket (Fans can secure youth tickets when buying a regular ticket; limit of two complimentary youth tickets for each regular ticket purchased; Requests for more than two tickets per adult ticket must be made over the phone or in person at Nebraska Athletics Development and Ticketing before game day)
Radio/Internet: Husker Sports Network/Huskers.com
Lincoln – The Big Ten Conference and its TV partners announced a pair of start times for Husker basketball home games which had been listed as TBA.
The Nov. 14 Gavitt Games matchup with Seton Hall will tip off at 6:30 p.m. and will be televised on BTN, while the Michigan State game on Jan. 17 will tip at 7 p.m. and will be shown on FSN.
With today’s announcement, the Huskers will make a minimum of 18 appearances on BTN during the 2018-19 season and start times for every regular-season game, except for the Jan. 6 game at Iowa, have been set.
Date Opponent TV Tipoff Nov. 14 Seton Hall (Gavitt Games) BTN 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 17 Michigan State FS1 7 p.m.
The 2018 NSAA State High School Volleyball Tournament will start on Thursday and conclude on Saturday from Lincoln. We will have coverage of the Cambridge Trojan Volleyball Team on 102.1 True Country KZMC and online 1021kzmc.com.