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NORTH PLATTE,Neb. (June 11, 2018) — As part of an international movement, the American Red Cross is launching the Missing Types campaign today to recruit new blood donors – and those who have not given recently – to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients.


During the Missing Types campaign, the letters A, B and O – the main blood groups – will disappear from brands, social media pages, signs and websites to illustrate the critical role every blood donor plays. When the letters A, B and O vanish from everyday life, the gaps are striking. And when A, B and O blood types are missing from hospital shelves, patient care could be impacted.


“Unfortunately, blood shortages still happen and the number of new Red Cross blood donors is shrinking each year,” said Cliff Numark, senior vice president, Red Cross Blood Services. “That’s why the Red Cross is asking those who have never donated blood and those who haven’t given in a while to make a lifesaving donation. You are the missing type patients need.”


Don’t wait until the letters A, B and O go missing from hospital shelves. Join the #MissingType movement today – make an appointment to give blood by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/MissingTypes, using the Red Cross Blood Donor Appor calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).






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A Hayes Center woman has been named Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska 2018.

Rebel Sjeklocha was crowned Wednesday afternoon at the North Platte Community Playhouse in North Platte. Sjeklocha, 17, won the personality, speech, written test and appearance categories of the pageant.

JoSee Saults, 17, of Big Springs, won the pageant’s Rising Star award.

Bailey Lehr, 17, of Columbus, was named first-runner up after winning the horsemanship, photogenic and congeniality awards. She will fulfill the duties of queen if, for some reason, Sjeklocha is unable to complete her reign.

Sjeklocha won first-runner up at the pageant in 2016 and 2017. She also won the speech category both years.

“The experience taught me to never give up on my goals,” Sjeklocha said. “If your heart truly longs for something, keep working hard to obtain that goal.”

Sjeklocha is the daughter of Rusty and Susan Sjeklocha. She graduated from Maywood High School in May and has plans to attend the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to study Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communications in the fall.

Rebel would like to eventually go to law school and open a practice in a rural area. Her dream is to help farmers and ranchers pass on their livelihoods to the next generation as well as defend the natural resources that are vital to their operations.

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On Friday, June 8, Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol Troop C and officers from the Grand Island Police Department conducted an undercover operation to target and identify individuals soliciting prostitution in the Grand Island area.

This was an operation of the Central Region of the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force. The effort resulted in the arrest of seven individuals for soliciting prostitution.

In addition to attempting to rescue those being trafficking against their will for commercial sexual activity, other key tenets to the Human Trafficking Task Force are to attempt to reduce the demand for commercial sexual activity by conducting undercover investigations targeting and identifying sex buyers.

The following individuals were arrested and lodged in Hall County Corrections for Solicitation of Prostitution: Brandon Stickley, of Cairo, Craig Jones, of Kearney, Jesus Oliveros, of Grand Island, Buckley Haag, of Bartley, Michael Smidt, of Glenvil, Steve Cole, of St. Paul, and Mike Aipperspach, of Hastings.

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On June 7th at about 7:30 PM Sergeant Wangler and another Officer responded to the residence located at 3410 16th Street in Columbus regarding an anonymous report that a wanted individual was at that location. In the course of the contact with the Suspect; 24 year old Jorje Robledo, a gunfight ensued. Initially, during the conflict, Robledo was armed with a handgun. As the situation developed, Robledo transitioned to a rifle. Both Wangler and Robledo were shot during the exchange and received multiple gunshot wounds.


Both Wangler and Robledo were initially taken to the Columbus Community Hospital and later to the University of Nebraska Medical Center by medical helicopter. Wangler is currently in stable condition, however he will require additional surgery relating to a wound in his neck. Robledo remains in critical condition.

Sergeant Wangler is a 19 year veteran of the Columbus Police. He is married and has two children.

We would like to extend our thanks to the Nebraska State Patrol, Platte County Sheriff's Department and the Omaha Police Department for the support they have offered in this matter.

The incident is being jointly investigated by the Columbus Police Department and Nebraska State Patrol.
 

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THE STATE PATROL IS INVESTIGATION A HEAD ON COLLISION ON HIGHWAY 6 NEAR THE HARLAN AND PHELPS COUNTY LINE ON MONDAY… AND SUV AND A SEMI HIT HEAD ON AND TWO PEOPLE WERE TAKEN THE HOSPITAL… THE PERSON IN THE SUV WAS LIFE FLIGHTED TO CHI GOOD SAMARITAN WHILE THE OTHER DRIVER WAS TAKEN BY POLICE TO THE PHELPS COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL…

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The threat of severe weather in Central Nebraska will spoil the start of another season of Hear Grand Island downtown Railside for Friday, June 1st as the first event will not get a chance to kick off the sixth month of 2018 as it has been canceled. The free event, Hear Grand Island will take place every Friday until August 3rd. For a list of performers and events that will take place during the summer visit @HearGI on Facebook or @HearGrandIsland on Twitter. 

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Nebraska & Hall County Results 

Sheriff
          Vote for  1
           Jerry Watson  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,365
           Rick Conrad.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,445
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         3

          Co Atty
          Vote for  1
           David Medlin  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     1,704
           Marty Klein.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     2,473
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         4

Supervisor 1
          Vote for  1
           Doug Lanfear  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       118
           David E. Ziola.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        72
           Butch Hurst.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       412
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

          Supervisor 3
          Vote for  1
           Dick Hartman  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       500
           Amber Schuppan.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       195
           Robert Humiston, Jr..  .  .  .  .  .  .        43
           Steve H. Johnson .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       189
           Bob Niemann.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        54
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

          Co Supr 5
          Vote for  1
           Jane Jeffries-Richardson  .  .  .  .  .       390
           Scott D. Davison .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       194
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         0

          Co Supr 7
          Vote for  1
           Scott B. Arnold  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       173
           Ron Peterson  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .       564
           WRITE-IN.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         3


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GRAND ISLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT HELD TWO JOIN OPERATIONS OVER THE 4/20 WEEKEND AND ENDED UP  WITH 59 ARRESTS. CAPT JIM DUERING SAYS A LOT OF DRUG VIOLATION BUT THEY ALSO UNCOVERED SOME OTHER ITEMS.  INCLUDING HANDGUNS.THE FIRST OPERATION WAS DONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH DISTRICT 9 STATE PROBATION OFFICE AND THE OTHER WITH DRIVE HIGH- KISS YOUR LICENSE GOODBYE WITH 5 OTHER STATES PARTICIPATING IN THE CAMPAIGN.  

The Nebraska State Fair announced today Kelly Clarkson will launch the 2018 Nebraska State Fair on opening night Friday August 24th…. and country superstars Old Dominion will take the stage Friday Aug 31th. Rounding out of the state fair concert series is Night Ranger on Sunday September 2nd… All tickets go on sale Tuesday May 1st at 10 am… 

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State troopers never know what they’ll find out on the road and Sunday morning a troop on highway 71 stopped to check on what he thought was an abandoned motorcycle on the side of the road.  When he approached the trooper found the man and his dog were in the trailer being pulled by the motorcycle waiting for some fog to pass by.  

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Menards
Crae Mill