(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.
AUGUST 10, 2018 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.) — During the evening hours of Thursday, August 9, investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol conducted alcohol inspections in Lincoln County.
This project was supported in whole or part by Grant # 93.959 under the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Region II Human Services, and the Nebraska DHHS Division of Behavioral Health.
In total, 12 businesses were inspected. Six of those businesses sold alcohol to a minor for a non-compliance rate of 50 percent. Four of the businesses that sold to a minor did not check ID.
The businesses which failed the inspections were:
Ozzie’s I-80 – Sutherland (Did not check ID, sold to minor)
The Bottle Stop – North Platte (Did not check ID, sold to minor)
Flying J Travel Center #687 – North Platte (Checked ID, sold to minor)
Time Saver #7 – North Platte (Checked ID, sold to minor)
Starting Gate – North Platte (Did not check ID, sold to minor)
Unreel Events – North Platte (Did not check ID, sold to minor)
The investigators inspected liquor stores, convenience stores, golf courses, and bars.
The Nebraska State Patrol performs these inspections in an effort to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors. Businesses which fail the inspections are referred to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission. Clerks who sell alcohol to a minor are cited for procuring alcohol for a minor.
Lincoln – Sophomore tight end Jack Stoll received recognition Friday, as he was chosen to the 2018 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List. The Mackey Award is presented to the most outstanding collegiate tight end. Stoll, the Huskers’ lone returning letterwinner at tight end, is in position to flourish in the Huskers’ new offense in 2018. The 6-foot-4, 245-pounder from Lone Tree, Colo., played in 12 games as a redshirt freshman, catching eight passes for 89 yards and a pair of scores, as he split time with senior Tyler Hoppes. In all, the pair combined for 42 catches and 466 yards and five touchdowns last season. Stoll had all eight of his receptions in the final six games, including season bests of three catches and 41 yards against Northwestern, and scored TDs against the Wildcats and Penn State. The tight end spot has flourished in the Huskers’ new offensive attack and position coach Sean Beckton. Last season, Jordan Akins grabbed 32 receptions for 515 yards and four touchdowns en route to first-team All-AAC honors. The 2018 Mackey Award recipient will be announced on December 5, 2018 and then presented live on December 6, 2018 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show on ESPNU.
Preseason Watch Lists
AFCA Good Works Team: Freedom Akinmoladun
Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List: Stanley Morgan and JD Spielman
John Mackey Award: Jack Stoll
SCOTTSBLUFF - The McCook Community College men raced to a 17-point first-half lead over Western Nebraska Saturday but were unable to fend off the Cougars on the road, losing 91-85.
The Indians took a 48-31 lead just before halftime on the strength of a hot-shooting first half. MCC hit five of 11 from the 3-point-line and shot 54.5 percent overall from the field in the first 20 minutes of the game. The Indians held Western to 37.1 percent from the field.
The Cougars heated up from long distance in the second half hitting on six of 11 and hit 54.4 percent from the field in the half. For the game WNCC shot 48.5 percent, MCC connected on 47.6. The Cougars went 73.9 percent from the line on 23 attempts while the Indians were 57.1 percent on 12 shots.
Sophomore Chinedu Okonkwo (Nigeria) had another big game for the Indians leading all scorers with 23 points and 10 rebounds. He made eight of 11 shots from the field. Sophomore Shevelle Bailey (Titusville, Fla.) had 14 points.
Isaiah Richardson (Queensland, Australia) led MCC on three-for-six from the 3-point line to go along with 13 points. Kairee Forte (Concord, N.C.) added 10 points.
Sophomore Chuol Biel (Grand Island) scored nine points and had 10 rebounds.
MCC won the rebound edge 48-31. The Indians had 12 turnovers to eight for Western Nebraska.
Trent Harris had 22 for the Cougars, Jevay Green 17.
Western improves to 16-4 and 6-1 in the Region IX conference standings.
MCC falls to 13-5 and continues its five-game road swing through the Region with a Wednesday contest in Cheyenne against Laramie County Community College. Next weekend MCC travels to Trinidad, Colo., for a Saturday contest and complete the road swing with a Jan. 31 game at North Platte.
The Indians return home Feb. 2-3 for a home-stand against Otero Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and against Lamar Feb. 3 at 4 p.m.
ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference announced today that College Football Hall of Fame inductees Aaron Taylor of Nebraska and Dana Howard of Illinois will be in attendance at the 2018 Big Ten Football Kickoff Luncheon. The former standouts will be available for autographs and take part in a group interview at the 47th annual event, which will be held on Tuesday, July 24, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.
The action kicks off at 10 a.m. CT with an opportunity to get autographs from Howard, Taylor and all 14 coaches. Around 10:50 a.m. CT, fans can get group pictures of the Hall of Fame inductees, all 14 coaches and all 42 students in attendance. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. CT and will feature highlight videos, group interviews with coaches, students and Hall of Famers and much more, including door prizes highlighted by a free trip to the 2018 Big Ten Football Championship Game and the 2019 Rose Bowl Game. Taylor, a center/offensive guard for the Cornhuskers from 1994-1997, became the 18th student from Nebraska to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2018. The only Nebraska standout in history to earn All-America honors at two different positions, Taylor led the Huskers to three undefeated, national championship seasons. The two-time First-Team All-American earned consensus honors as a junior after making the switch to center at the beginning of the season. Taylor then moved back to his preferred position of left guard during his senior season when he claimed unanimous First-Team All-America honors and the 1997 Outland Trophy as the most outstanding interior lineman in the nation. During his collegiate career, Taylor posted 337 career pancake blocks while leading the Huskers to an impressive 49-2 overall record and a perfect 30-0 conference mark in four years. Howard, an Illinois linebacker from 1991-1994, became the 11th Fighting Illini to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2018. During his collegiate career, he became the first student in school history to earn a major national award when he received the Butkus Award as the best linebacker in the nation in 1994. A two-time First-Team All-American, Howard earned unanimous honors as a senior in 1994. The two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year remains Illinois’ all-time leading tackler with 595 career stops, which was a Big Ten record at the end of his Fighting Illini tenure. A four-time All-Big Ten honoree, Howard earned first-team recognition in his last three seasons after making the second team as a freshman. The Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon annually attracts some of the most talented names in college sports. The event has drawn legendary coaches as well as each of the conference’s Heisman Trophy winners since 1970. In all, approximately 1,000 of the conference’s finest standouts and 80 head coaches have celebrated the start of a new college football season at the Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon with more than 55,000 supporters. For more information, go to www.bigten.org/KOL.
Three former Nebraska volleyball players will be part of the U.S. Women's National Team that will compete in the inaugural FIVB Volleyball Nations League next week at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Two-time Olympic medalist Jordan Larson, as well as Kelsey Robinson and Justine Wong-Orantes are part of the 14-player roster. Larson will serve as captain for the Americans. Team USA, ranked second in the world, will host No. 22 Poland on Tuesday, May 15, followed by No. 12 Turkey on May 16 and No. 7 Italy on May 17. All three USA matches are scheduled for 7 p.m. (CT) after the conclusion of the non-USA match at 5 p.m. Match tickets for the FIVB Nations League are available through Huskers.com/usavolleyball. All session ticket prices are $36, $66 and $96. Single session tickets range from $15-$35 depending on the section. The clear-bag policy will be in effect. “It is awesome playing close to home in Lincoln,” Larson told USA Volleyball. “We had the 2016 Olympic Qualifier (in Lincoln), and it was such a great atmosphere. We are excited to come back and get another opportunity to play in front of the Husker fans.” The FIVB Volleyball Nations League is in its first year replacing the long-standing FIVB World Grand Prix. The Volleyball Nations League has five consecutive weeks of preliminary round matches where 16 teams play in one of four round robin pools each week around the world. Following their stop in Lincoln, Team USA will continue league action in Japan (May 22-24), Thailand (May 29-31), China (June 5-7) and Argentina (June 12-14). The U.S. Women are familiar with the Lincoln community. The Americans hosted and won the 2016 NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament, an event played at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. The U.S. defeated Dominican Republic on the final night of the event with over 10,000 fans in attendance. With that victory, the U.S. qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games where it went on to win the bronze medal with a 7-1 record.
FIVB Nations League Schedule/Results (all times Central Time)
Tuesday, May 15
Turkey vs. Italy, 5 p.m.
USA vs. Poland, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 16
Poland vs. Italy, 5 p.m.
USA vs. Turkey, 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 17
Turkey vs. Poland, 5 p.m.
USA vs. Italy, 7 p.m.
The U.S. Women's Volleyball National Team, with three former Huskers on the roster, captured the gold medal at the inaugural FIVB Volleyball Nations League Sunday in Nanjing, China. Team USA defeated Turkey in five sets in the championship match, 17-25, 25-22, 26-28, 25-15, 15-7. Former Husker Jordan Larson had 12 kills in the gold-medal match, along with two aces and one block. Libero Kelsey Robinson, who made her debut at the position for Team USA in Lincoln on May 17 in the third match of the event, handled 35 service receptions and had a 60 positive reception percentage. Justine Wong-Orantes also suited up as a libero. The FIVB Volleyball Nations League began play at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on May 15, where the second-ranked U.S. National Team won two if its three matches, falling only to Turkey in five sets. Team USA finished the competition with a 17-2 overall record.
The U.S. National Team will now turn its attention to the Pan American Cup (July 8-14 in Dominican Republic) and the FIVB World Championships (Oct. 2-20 in Japan).
SCOTTSBLUFF—The players have been selected for the East and West teams for the 40 th annual West Nebraska All-Star Football Game. The 64 members of the all star football teams were nominated by their respective high school coach and selected by the all star coaches. The rosters for both East and West are included with this release. Please note these rosters are subject to change. The 2018 West Nebraska All-Star Football Game will be played Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Bearcat Stadium in Scottsbluff, NE. Game time is 7 p.m. MDT. A portion of the proceeds from the West Nebraska All-Star Games benefit local organizations.
FOOTBALL WEST ROSTER
Head Coach:Jordan Haas (Hemingford)
Asst Coaches:Scott Jorgensen (Paxton)
Chris Koozer (Sidney)
Lance Steffen (Perkins County)
Taryn Wood (Hemingford)
FOOTBALL EAST ROSTER
North Platte St. Pat’s
North Platte St. Pat’s
Head Coach:Craig Haake (Gothenburg)
Asst Coaches:Justin Dowdy (Gothenburg)
Scott Porter (Cambridge)
Denis Reese (Loomis)
Andy Schwarz (South Loup)
SCOTTSBLUFF—The players have been selected for the East and West teams for the 34 th annual West Nebraska All-Star Volleyball Game. The 13 members of each all-star volleyball team were selected by the All Star coaches from nominations by their respective high school coach. The rosters for both teams are included with this release. Please note that these rosters are subject to change. The 2018 West Nebraska All-Star Volleyball Game will be played Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Cougar Palace on the campus of Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff. Game time is 2 p.m. MDT. A portion of the proceeds from the West Nebraska All-Star Games benefit local organizations.
Head Coach:Pat Hoblyn (Ansley-Litchfield)
Asst Coach: Neleigh Hall (Cozad)
Head Coach:Michelle Peters (Mitchell)
Asst Coach:Brad Hicks (Potter-Dix)
LUBBOCK, Texas –McCook Community College’s golfers came on in third-round play Thursday about the same way they played the first two rounds. Thursday’s team score of 322 kept the team anchored at the bottom of the leaderboard at the National Junior College championships. The Indians shot 321 and 320 in the first two rounds at the Rawls Course at Texas Tech University. “Another day, more struggles,” MCC Golf Coach Tyler Loop said. “Our short game has definitely been exposed by these greens.” Sophomore Brady Rogers (Ord, Neb.) shot the low score of the day with his 75 and leads MCC with a three-day total of 234. Freshman Cameron Lampe (Windsor, Colo.) posted an 85 on Thursday for a total of 237. Sophomore Colton Zulkoski (Ord, Neb.) has posted scores of 80, 82, and 81 for a 243. Sophomore Kaleb Wonderly (Benkelman) has gone 80, 88 and 81 for a 251. Freshman Graham Gaspard (Breckenridge, Colo.) has shot an 80, 88 and 85 for a 253 total. The Indians trail 20th place Eastern Wyoming by 31 shots heading into the final round Friday. “Despite our showing here, it has still been a great season and I'm honored to be their coach,” Loop said.
MCC GOLFERS THREE-DAY TOTALS
Brady Rogers 82-77-75 — 234
Cameron Lampe 79-73-85 — 237
Colton Zulkoski 80-82-81 — 243
Graham Gaspard 80-88-85 — 253
Kaleb Wonderly 82-88-81 — 251