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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 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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LONG TIME CITY CLERK CINDY DICKINSON HAS RETIRED AFTER 30 YEARS OF SERVICE WITH THE CITY….THE MAYOR PRESENTED HER WITH A CERTIFICATE SIGNED BY GOV PETE RICKETTS, APPOINTING HER AN ADMIRAL IN THE GREAT NAVY OF THE STATE OF NEBRASKA.  KIM WRIGHT HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO THE CITY CLERK’S POSITION.

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4 PEOPLE WERE TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER A MULTIPLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON I-76 ON MONDAY.  THE MORGAN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SAYS THE VEHICLES WERE STOPPED DUE TO A SEMI ON FIRE, WHICH ALSO STARTED A GRASS FIRE… A SEMI THEN SLAMMED INTO THE VEHICLES THAT WE STOPPED… ONE PERSON HAD TO BE EXTRICATED FROM A VEHICLE.  

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ScottsbluffUnited Way of Western Nebraska is pleased to announce their 2018-19 grant recipients. Representatives from United Way Pacesetter businesses and community volunteers review each application and interview each agency to determine which agencies will receive United Way funding and at what level. Fifteen programs were chosen to receive United Way funding based on the funding areas focusing on Better Health, Education and Financial Stability.     


23 Baseball Club, Boy Scouts (Longs Peak Council), Buckboard Therapeutic Riding Academy, CAPstone, Carpenter Center, CASA of Scotts Bluff County, Cirrus House Transitional Age Program, DOVES, Family Stabilization Program (CAPWN), Guadalupe Center, Plains West CASA, Scotts Bluff County Volunteer Center, Summer Program for Handicapped Children (Camp Scott), Team Mates of Scotts Bluff County and Western NE Child Development Center (CAPWN) will be the partner agencies receiving United Way funds this year.  



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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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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man was arrested after deputies found marijuana in his car after stopping it along Interstate 80 near Lincoln.

The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office says a deputy pulled over the car around 11 a.m. Friday after seeing the driver fail to signal a lane change near the U.S. Highway 77 exit. The deputy reported smelling marijuana in the car, and a subsequent search turned up 114 pounds (52 kilograms) of pot and some cannabis edibles.

The man, who lives in Sioux City, Iowa, was arrested on suspicion of possession for sale and suspicion of other crimes. Court records don't show that he's been formally charged.


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