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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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(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 10:30 p.m. 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.


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#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


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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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The crash occurred at just before 11am on Thursday near mile marker 100 on Highway 385 in Morrill County. A southbound Jeep had crossed the center line and struck a northbound semi head on. The driver of the Jeep, Chester Shuster, 71, of Alliance was killed in the collision. It is believed that Shuster was suffering a medical episode at the time of the crash. A trooper and three civilians on scene performed CPR on Shuster paramedics arrived, but he was pronounced deceased on scene.

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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.



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67 people were removed from Nebraska roadways during the "You Drink, You Drive, You Lose" campaign by the Nebraska State Patrol.  It ran from December 15th to January 1st.  63 drivers were arrested for driving while intoxicated and 4 for driving under the influence of drugs.  


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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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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


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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.

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The Nebraska softball program has added two former All-Americans and current professional players to its support staff for the 2018-19 season, announced by Head Coach Rhonda Revelle on Thursday. Former Husker and USA World Championship Team member Taylor Edwards will serve as the volunteer coach, while USA Softball’s Japan All-Star Series Team Member and former Oregon Duck standout Jenna Lilley will be a graduate manager. "We could not be more thrilled to add Taylor and Jenna to our Nebraska softball staff," Revelle said. "They each represent excellence and will bring energy, knowledge and a passion for the game to our team. It's a great day for Nebraska softball because we are adding exceptional mentors and people both on and off the field." Edwards will work with the catchers and will also train for the USA National Team and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Lilley will help out with the infield and will also continue her professional career, while training to compete for a spot in the USA National Team program. Edwards was a four-year starting catcher for Nebraska from 2011 to 2014. The only All-America catcher in program history and a three-time all-conference performer, Edwards was also selected as the 2014 Division I Catcher of the Year. She earned third-team All-America accolades as a freshman in 2011, when she was one of 25 finalists for the USA Softball Player of the Year Award. Edwards earned All-America recognition again as a senior in 2014, when she was named a first-team All-American, the sixth Husker to be a first-team selection.

Edwards ended her career with 17 school records and a pair of NCAA records. The national records she held included most grand slams in a game (2 in 2013) and most consecutive games with a home run (6 in 2011). Edwards set Nebraska career records with 54 home runs, four grand slams, 150 walks and 39 hit-by-pitches. She also owned Husker season records for walks (41 in 2013), hit-by-pitches (16 in 2013) and grand slams, in addition to game records with four runs scored, eight RBIs, four walks and three hit-by-pitches. In addition to her three Husker career records, Edwards ended her career ranked second in school history in RBIs (202), third in runs (177) and total bases (423), fourth in slugging percentage (.629), fifth in doubles (41), sixth in hits (220), eighth in at bats (673) and games played (233) and 14th in batting average (.327). In her career, Edwards hit .327 with 220 hits, 177 runs, 41 doubles, 54 home runs, 202 RBIs and 150 walks. She posted a .471 on-base percentage and a .629 slugging percentage while earning 231 career starts. Following her Husker career, Edwards was the No. 8 overall pick in the 2014 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Draft. She played in the NPF for four seasons, and begins her fifth professional season with an independent team in 2018. Edwards won three straight NPF championships in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and was a two-time All-NPF selection. She also played professionally in Japan for two years (2016-17). “I’m very excited to be on staff," Edwards said. "I want to do everything I can to help get the University back where it belongs - on top. My biggest goal is to help the girls' mindset and push them to be extreme competitors. Never take a pitch off or settle for average or good. Nebraska has a special place in my heart and I want to make the University proud.” An infielder, Lilley joined the Ducks in 2015 as the No. 1 recruit in the nation. The North Canton, Ohio, native was a four-year starter for Oregon and helped the team reach the Super Regionals all four years, which included three trips to the Women’s College World Series in 2015, 2017 and 2018. Lilley was a two-time NFCA All-American and a three-time All-Pac-12 pick, which included two first-team picks in 2015 and 2018. Additionally, Lilley earned All-Pac-12 Defensive Team honors in 2015 and 2018. The 2015 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, Lilley led the Ducks with a .427 batting average, while starting all 59 games in her first season with the Ducks. Following her freshman season, Lilley, helped the USA Junior Women's National Team win the 2015 WBSC Junior World Championships. She finished her career with a batting average of .346, 175 runs, 222 hits, 17 home runs and 144 RBIs. Following her collegiate career, Lilley was drafted by her hometown Cleveland Comets in the 2018 NFP draft, going No. 22 overall. Additionally, she played for the USA Women’s National Team in the summer of 2017 and was one of 18 players to be selected to USA Softball’s Japan All-Star Series Roster.

"I am really looking forward to being a part of the Nebraska softball program and Coach Revelle’s staff while furthering my education," Lilley said. "I’d like to thank Coach Revelle and Husker softball for giving me this opportunity."





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WAYNE- In the Class B American Legion Baseball State Tournament it looked by all accounts that the Alliance 1st National Spartans were poised for a run at the title after sweeping the Area 7 District Tournament. 

However, a first round loss 10 nothing to Hickman set the 1st National Spartans in the elimination bracket where they would have to battle back in order to get back into contention. 

Cullen Papenhagen threw a complete game shutout allowing just four hits on six strikeouts. Papenhagen had an efficient outing throwing just 88 pitches in the complete game. 

The loss exposed Alliance to the elimination bracket where they would face a Bennington squad coming off a tough pitching duel loss to McCook 1-0. 

Bennington Post 226 saw the ball well against Trevor Dubray as they racked up seven hits bringing in four runs in his seven innings of work for the 1st National Spartans. 

While Post 226 countered with Cooper Prososki who no-hit Alliance fanning 10 batters in his seven innings on the rubber. Prososki did walk two batters, but the win sets up a match-up with Schwisow Construction for Bennington. 

Alliance ends its season with a record of 38-6 under first year head coach Carlos Palomo. 




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The Alliance Bulldogs 6 foot 3 inch Junior Middle Blocker signs going into her second to last season with Alliance with the Iowa State Cyclones. 

Hopp who has made noise on the summer volleyball circuit hopped on the opportunity to ink with the 14 year head coach of the Cyclones and former Husker Christy Johnson-Lynch. 

Hopp was a beast in her Sophomore season with the Bulldogs finishing with 100 block and adding 83 kills and 45 digs. 

Alliance will be stacked with D-1 talent this year as Senior Emersen Cyza has already committed to Wyoming after this season, as the Bulldogs will make a push for a Class B state championship. 




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McCook, NE - MNB Bank seniors regular season would end on a sour note on Saturday at the Jaycee Complex as MNB Bank would drop a pair of games to the Alliance Spartans. Alliance winning game one 7-5 and taking game two by a score of 9-1. MNB Bank wrapping up the regular season on a three-game losing skid will take a 20-13 record into the post-season starting on Thursday, July 19th in Holdrege. The first round matchup for MNB Bank has yet to be officially announced by the Nebraska American Legion. All MNB Bank post season games will be carried live on The Zone 93.9 & thezone939.com

Game 1 
Alliance  7 Runs, 9 Hits, 2 Errors 
MNB Bank  5 Runs, 9 Hits, 4 Errors 

Game 2 
Alliance  9 Runs, 10 Hits, 0 Errors 
MNB Bank  1 Run, 7 Hits, 3 Errors 





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CHADRON- It was a long weekend for the number two team in the Class B Area 7 District Tournament the Gering Platte Valley Companies as they played five days in a row at Maurice Horse Field.

It proved to wear on the PVC's as they fell in the championship match-up with Alliance 13-0 in six innings. Alliance coming into the match-up was undefeated against Gering outscoring them 25 nothing. 

The mental obstacle of this Spartans squad proved to be Gering's downfall committing 6 errors in the ballgame. 

The Alliance 1st National Spartans punched their ticket to the state tournament in Wayne improving to 38-4. While Gering finishes their season at 21-16.  




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The 2018 Alma Twilight Track Meet took place on Thursday May 3rd.  Click the link provided to view all the results.





Nebraska’s Luis Alvarado earned preseason All-America honors for the second time in 2018 when he garnered third-team status from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on Monday.

Alvarado, a senior from Puerto Rico, previously received second-team preseason All-America recognition from Collegiate Baseball on Dec. 18. He made the NCBWA third team as a utility player.

Alvarado, a 13th-round pick in the 2017 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners, elected to return for his senior season after his success on the mound and at the plate in 2017 helped NU capture the Big Ten regular-season crown. He earned 10 saves in 16 relief appearances as a junior, which tied for the seventh-most single-season saves in program history. Alvarado compiled a 1.72 ERA with 15 strikeouts in 15.2 innings of work in 2017.

At the plate, Alvarado made 57 starts in the outfield in 2017 and hit .283 with 64 hits, 39 runs scored, 12 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 25 RBIs. Over his first three years at Nebraska, Alvarado has a .275 batting average with 136 hits, 23 doubles, five home runs, 50 RBIs and 78 runs scored in 145 appearances.





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Senior Luis Alvarado garnered Preseason All-America accolades as a second-team selection from Collegiate Baseball on Monday.

Alvarado, a Salinas, Puerto Rico native, is one of five relief pitchers on Collegiate Baseball’s second team. The right-hander made 16 appearances out of the bullpen in 2017 after not pitching during each of his first two seasons at Nebraska. Alvarado earned 10 saves in 2017, tying the seventh-most single-season saves in Husker history.

Alvarado compiled a 1.72 ERA, while striking out 15 batters in 15.2 innings of work last season. During Big Ten play, he went 7-for-7 in save chances to help NU capture the regular-season conference crown. The Huskers, who went 35-22-1, qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the third time in the last four years.

Alvarado also played a key role offensively, starting 57 games last season and batted .283 with 64 hits, 12 doubles, two home runs and 25 RBIs. He enters his senior campaign with a career batting average of .275 in 145 appearances.

A two-time MLB Draft Pick, Alvarado was selected in the 13th Round of the 2017 draft by the Seattle Mariners after being picked in the 33rd Round of the 2014 draft by the Boston Red Sox. In 2015, Alvarado made the Big Ten All-Freshman Team after batting .303 in 35 appearances.





Hemingford, NE 
Class D1 State Football Playoffs 
FINAL 
Hemingford - 60 
Arapahoe - 14 

Hemingford moves on the the second round of the D1 state football playoffs with a 6-3 record. Arapahoe ends their season with a 5-4 record. 

Below listen to a recap of the game with Trevor Bentley from Hometown Family Radio. 




Arapahoe Hemingford Recap

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The Arapahoe Warrior Football Team finished the 2017 season 7-2 and a playoff berth. Hometown Family Radio able to catch up with Head coach Dustin Kronhofman as he tells us what to expect for 2018. Arapahoe will open up the season this Friday night at Elwood.

 





Dustin Kronhofman

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