FEBRUARY 14, 2019 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.) — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested several people and seized 100 pounds of marijuana during five traffic stops this week on Interstate 80. All five stops happened between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.
At approximately 1:55 p.m. MT Tuesday, trooper located more than two pounds of marijuana after stopping an eastbound Toyota Yaris for speeding at mile marker 18 near Kimball. The driver, Jessica Reyna, 25, of Sacramento, California, and passenger, Chase Sinclair, 29, of Charlotte, North Carolina, were both arrested and lodged in Kimball County Jail.
Troopers then found 85 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop at approximately 3:45 p.m. CT Tuesday. A trooper had stopped a Chevrolet Tahoe parked in a no-parking area on the shoulder of the on-ramp at exit 324 near Giltner. The driver, Franklin Schillfarth, 55, of Maryland, was arrested and was lodged in Hamilton County Jail.
On Wednesday at approximately 7:20 a.m. CT, another trooper stopped an eastbound Kia Rio for speeding at 114 miles per hour on I-80 near North Platte at mile marker 176. Marijuana containers were plainly visible in the vehicle and the trooper found approximately two pounds of marijuana during a search. The driver, Brianna Glover, 23, and passenger, Rashawn Hampton, 23, both of Michigan were arrested and lodged in Lincoln County Jail.
At approximately 9:00 a.m. CT Wednesday, a trooper stopped a Chevy pickup pulling a trailer for failing to stay in its lane near Kearney at mile marker 280. The trooper could smell the odor of marijuana in the vehicle and conducted a search. The search revealed personal use marijuana and a handgun. Additionally three pounds of marijuana was located hidden inside a large, older television. An investigation revealed that the driver was unaware of the marijuana inside the television. The driver, Ryan Taylor, 35, of Florida, was arrested and cited for a concealed handgun violation and personal use marijuana. He was lodged in Buffalo County Jail.
Finally, at approximately 10:45 a.m. MT, a trooper discovered seven pounds of marijuana after stopping an eastbound Hyundai Sonata for speeding near Kimball at mile marker 18. The driver, Christopher Seligman, 35, of Maryland, was arrested and lodged in Kimball County Jail.
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Monday, February 25 th : Cheyenne County KS (St. Francis) St. Francis Emergency Building, 125 W Hwy 36
On March 5, 2019 Deputies were sent to mile marker 197 (just east of Brady, NE.) on U.S. Highway 30. It was reported two vehicles had struck each other and there were injuries to both drivers. Deputies arrived and met with the drivers of the vehicles.
The investigation showed a black GMC Denali was eastbound on Highway 30 in its proper lane. A white Mitsubishi Mirage was westbound on Highway 30 and crossed the center line and struck the GMC Denali. The driver of the GMC was injured but refused medical treatment.
The driver of the Mitsubishi suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Great Plains Health. He was identified as thirty-one year old Joshua Baker of North Platte. Deputies believed Mr. Baker was under the influence of narcotics at the time of the accident. Deputies found suspected THC Wax in the vehicle and other items. Mr. Baker did not have a license or insurance at the time of the accident. Criminal charges are pending Mr. Bakers release from the hospital and laboratory testing. The investigation continues.
Mid-Plains Community College resumed the 2018-19 rodeo season with two second place finishes over the weekend – despite running into some hard luck.
The MPCC Rodeo Team competed at the South Dakota State University Jackrabbit Stampede in Brookings, S.D. Friday and Saturday.
Bull rider Koby Jacobson, of Haiku, Hawaii, finished second as did his team roping teammates, Caden Kinderknecht, of Almena, Kan., and Trenton Solida, of Phillipsburg, Kan.
“Koby has been trying real hard on both ends of the arena,” said Garrett Nokes, MPCC Rodeo Team timed event coach. “He’s really been working at being a major part of the team, and that finish put him to where, he’s still third in the standings, but it’s a very strong third.”
Nokes said Jacobson hasn’t officially punched his ticket for the College National Finals Rodeo, however, he is in a position that will be difficult for his competitors to beat.
“I’m happy for him and real proud,” Nokes said. “Koby’s close to accomplishing a goal he set for himself, and he has a chance to qualify for nationals in the steer wrestling, too, if things go right these next few rodeos.”
Nokes is also impressed with Kinderknecht’s work ethic and how far he has come in the past six months.
“There’s no end to what Caden can accomplish,” Nokes said. “As for Trenton, he’s had a lot of success recently. He’s placed in the top six in the last three rodeos, and just keeps plugging along and doing great things for us.”
In the other events, Seth Pearson, of Valentine, placed fifth in the tie-down roping for MPCC. J.D. Draper, of Oakley, Kan., was sixth in the steer wrestling.
Overall, MPCC ended up fifth in the men’s team standings. It was sixth in the women’s team standings.
The team suffered a setback Saturday when a bronc flipped over on Landon Sivertson, of Ree Heights, S.D., causing him to sustain injuries that will temporarily take him out of competitions.
“Landon has contributed really well to the rodeo team as a freshman,” Nokes said. “We’re really going to miss having him compete with us this weekend, and depending on what the doctors say, possibly the rest of the season. He’s a good kid and about as hardworking of a kid as I’ve ever coached. I’m sure going to miss him, but there’s no way that he won’t be back in the fall. He’s too driven.”
The Jackrabbit Stampede was the first rodeo of spring for the Great Plains Region. MPCC will compete in three more rodeos through the first week of May. The next one will be Friday and Saturday at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D.
The Mid-Plains Community College Rodeo Team set the bar high over the weekend during its first competition of the season.
MPCC’s men’s team placed first and the women’s team came in third at the Falcon Frontier Days Rodeo in River Falls, Wis. on Saturday.
“I’m real proud of the kids,” said Garrett Nokes, MPCC Rodeo Team timed event coach. “They’ve had three weeks of practice now and hit the ground running. They’re a very competitive group. It’s kind of like turning pit bulls loose in the practice pen. They want to win, and they are very team-oriented. So, they’re pushing themselves and each other, and they get along awesome. It’s been a really fun start to the year.”
JD Draper, of Oakley, Kan., was named Men’s All-Around Champion after finishing third in the steer wrestling and fourth in the tie-down roping.
Several other MPCC Rodeo Team members proved they are a force to be reckoned with as well. Individual results are as follows:
Steer wrestling: First - JT Bradley, Brewster; Second - Austin Madison, Whiting, Iowa; Fifth – Blake Henry, Rushville
Saddle bronc: Second – Lane Kennedy, Orleans, Neb.
Team roping: Third – Danielle Wray, Ord; Fourth – Sean Miller and Seth Pearson, both of Callaway
Tie-down roping: Sixth - Caden Kinderknecht, WaKeeney, Kan.
“We had six of our eight steer wrestlers in the short-go,” Nokes said. “I would say we will probably have six steer wrestlers in the top 10 at the end of the year. They want it bad and are working hard. We can’t ask much more than that.”
He’s looking forward to watching everyone improve and advance this season.
“I’m very, very happy with how the kids did,” said Nokes. “But, I think at the end of the year we’re going to look back and think this was just an average rodeo for us.”
The team will compete next at its hometown rodeo, the MPCC Stampede, Friday and Saturday at the Wild West Arena in North Platte.
Performances will start at 7 p.m. each night. Admission is payable at the gate. It’s $10 for adults and free for children 10 and younger.
A Mid-Plains Community College cowboy is leading the region in steer wrestling following a strong performance in Iowa over the weekend.
The MPCC Rodeo Team competed at the Iowa State University Cyclone Stampede in Ames, Iowa Friday and Saturday.
Team member JT Bradley, of Brewster, won the steer wrestling - propelling him to the top of the leaderboards in the Great Plains Regional standings. He wrestled his steer in 3.7 seconds. That jumped him up five spots from sixth place, where he was sitting after the first round, to win the average.
“He did a great job, which is just kind of what we expect out of JT,” said Garrett Nokes, MPCC Rodeo Team timed event coach. “He’s got the talent to do that every week. I was expecting big things out of him, and I’m real pleased with where he’s at halfway through the year.”
Bradley also ended up third in the tie-down roping. Clay Bauer, of Arcadia, was second in the tie-down roping and sixth in the team roping alongside JD Draper, of Oakley, Kan. Draper also placed fourth in the steer wrestling.
Sheyenne Hammond, of Valentine, placed second in the breakaway roping, which contributed to MPCC’s third place ranking in the women’s team standings. The men’s team also finished third.
“The team as a whole had a handful of kids do outstanding, and everyone else had a rough weekend,” Nokes said. “Draper and Bauer both made it back to the short round in two events, and they kept us in it. The men’s team ended with a third place finish, but could have won first very easily. Only three out of our six point-scoring guys made it back to the short go.”
All three women on the team qualified for the short round.
“I was really pleased with them,” Nokes said. “Mykelsi [Schnose, of Oelrichs, S.D.] slipped up a little bit in the short round in the barrels, and Danielle [Wray, of Ord] had a rare miss in the team roping. It happens to everyone. Danielle is still sitting third in the regional standings, and I expect her to end up in the top two in the region.”
Despite starting out slow this season, Hammond has had a phenomenal last two rodeos. She also competes in barrel racing and team roping for the college, but breakaway is her strongest event.
“She’s really been stepping up and putting a lot of time and effort into it, and it shows,” Nokes said. “She and Koby [Jacobson, of Haiku, Hawaii] probably could have made it to the short go, but they drew a hard dragging steer, and her horse could hardly pull him. All that aside, she’s got to feel really good about how things are going. It’s fun for me to be a part of.”
The fall rodeos will wrap up with the rescheduled Sisseton Wahpeton College Rodeo in Sisseton, S.D. Nov. 1-2.
Each year the Nebraska School Activities Association and the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association recognize students who have been nominated by their schools, based on their individual academic excellence, leadership and significant contributions made to their NSAA activity. The NSAA and the NCPA are proud to recognize all of the 1,887 award winners of the 2018-19 Winter NCPA Academic All-State Award. This brings the total number of NCPA Academic All-State Award winners to over 71,000 spanning the 13 years of this awards program.
LINCOLN, Neb. | PORTLAND, Ore. – The University of Nebraska Huskers and adidas Football today unveiled the new adidas Primeknit A1 ‘Memorial Tribute’ alternate uniforms, which will make their on-field debut for the Cornhuskers’ game against Illinois on Saturday, November 10.
2018 marks 100 years since the culmination of World War I (WWI). The new adidas Primeknit A1 ‘Memorial Tribute’ alternate uniforms pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of the end of the WWI and celebrates Memorial Stadium. The venue was originally named Memorial Stadium to honor more than 700 Nebraskans who died in WWI and those who served in the Civil War, Spanish-American Wars. Memorial Stadium also honors Nebraskans who served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam and more.
In collaboration with University of Nebraska Athletics, the new adidas Primeknit A1 ‘Memorial Tribute’ alternate uniform was specifically inspired by the first team to play in Memorial Stadium and continues the school’s age-old tradition of honoring Nebraska’s veterans. The field hosted its first football game on October 20, 1923 and this will be the Huskers’ 96th season at the stadium.
Similar to the 1923 Huskers’ jerseys, the 2018 Nebraska ‘Memorial Tribute’ uniform features a throwback tonal, paneled front. The buff-colored pant is designed to resemble the first façade of Memorial Stadium, which was also a characteristic of the 1923 uniform. Additionally, the newalternate uniform showcases key aspects of the 85,000-seat arena, including the numbers and fonts which were inspired by the original clock in Memorial Stadium.
Four quotes are inscribed on each corner of Nebraska’s stadium that communicate honor and glory of the state’s fallen heroes. University of Nebraska Athletics chose to showcase the quote in the Southwest corner, which is centered above each number on the new jerseys. It reads, “Not the victory but the action; Not the goal but the game; In the deed the glory.” The words have gone on to become famous among Husker Nation and are a motto for the team.
Merging style and innovation, the Huskers’ new adidas Primeknit A1 ‘’Memorial Tribute’ alternate football uniform redefines the compression silhouette and takes the innovation and design of football jerseys and pants to the next level, with an emphasis on full range of motion, fit, form and function.
A new body-mapping jersey design features an all-new ribbed knit pattern on the chest and shoulder pads to produce a refined fit, while knit engineered mesh channels feature Climacool technology to provide enhanced breathability and cooling zones. The development of a new innovative chevron pattern on the chest of the jersey aligns with a player’s shoulder pads and generates increased durability for high-contact zones for protection and the inside of the jersey features silicon grip patterns on the shoulders to lock the pads in place.
Delivering a clean, iconic look, Primeknit finishes inspired by the adidas UltraBOOST and NMD are incorporated into the collar, while sleeve cuff and hem for added comfort and a new infinity neckline eliminates distractions and allows for a full range of motion. Additionally, the revolutionary Primeknit A1 football pants have been re-engineered with just two seams and bonded pockets for added comfort and a clean compression look and feel, along ribbed Primeknit on the knees for added durability.
To complete the head-to-toe look, the team will wear a replica 1923 helmet with a contemporary form, complete with cream-white stitched strapping details, along with traditional black adizero 5-Star and FREAK cleats.
For more info on the Cornshuskers’ new adidas Primeknit A1 ‘Memorial Tribute’ alternate uniform, visit http://news.adidas.com/US and join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram via@HuskerNBNation, @Huskersand @adidasFball #teamadidas.
Nebraska has finalized an agreement to play Bethune-Cookman University on Oct. 27 at Memorial Stadium to fill an opening on the 2018 football schedule. The contest will replace the Huskers’ Sept. 1 game against Akron which was cancelled due to severe storms in Lincoln.
Bethune-Cookman plays in the Football Championship Subdivision and owns a 1-2 record in 2018, following a loss at Florida Atlantic last Saturday. The Wildcats compete in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and posted a 6-2 record in league play in 2017. Coach Terry Sims in his fourth season guiding the BCU program.
“Our great fans and our football student-athletes deserve a full schedule, and we are glad to be able to provide an additional game on Oct. 27 against Bethune-Cookman,” Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos said. “We appreciate the patience of our fans through this process. While there may be some conflicts on what was originally a bye week, we know Memorial Stadium will be packed to watch the Huskers on a fall Saturday.
“I would like to thank Bethune-Cookman for their great cooperation as we put this agreement together. Athletic Director Lynn Thompson and Head Coach Terry Sims are excited to bring their team to Lincoln, and we look forward to their visit.”
Nebraska will pay Bethune-Cookman a guarantee of $800,000 for its trip to Lincoln. The game will be part of the Big Ten’s regular television package. Game time and television information will be available six to 12 days in advance of kickoff.
Ticket and Parking Information
Nebraska season ticket holders will receive a new ticket for the Oct. 27 game with Bethune-Cookman, and the original ticket from the Akron game will not be valid for admission. Delivery of tickets for the Oct. 27 game will be via e-mail, and those print at home tickets will be sent the week of Oct. 1. Individuals who do not have an e-mail connected to their account with the Ticket Office will receive printed tickets that will be sent via first class mail the week of Oct. 1.
Husker fans who purchase season parking permits through Nebraska Athletics will also receive a new parking permit for the Bethune-Cookman game. The permits will be sent via first class mail to accounts with season permits. Donors who purchase parking from the athletic department for the downtown garages will have the new game automatically added to their keycard.
Individuals who purchased single-game tickets for the Akron game through Nebraska Athletics will also receive new tickets for the Bethune-Cookman game. There are no refunds or exchanges for fans who purchased single-game tickets for the Akron game and cannot attend the Oct. 27 game. However, those fans can forward the e-mailed or paper tickets to friends or family or sell via Nebraska’s partner StubHub.
More detailed information on ticketing and parking will be posted on Huskers.com, and updated as needed.
Blue Hill, Neb. (December 2, 2018) – Three Nebraskans have qualified to compete at pro rodeo’s world championship, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR), held in Las Vegas December 6-15.
Bareback riders Steven Dent, Mullen, and Orin Larsen, Gering, and saddle bronc rider Cort Scheer, Elsmere, will ride at the annual WNFR, held at the Thomas and Mack Arena in Las Vegas.
For thirty-two year old Dent, this is his ninth WNFR qualification. In high school, the all-around athlete played football, basketball, wrestled, and ran track, helping Mullen High School to a state championship in football his junior year and winning a state wrestling title his senior year. He ranches with his wife Kay and three children, ages five, three and one, near Mullen.
Dent enters this year’s WNFR in eighth place with $109,419.90 won.
Larsen is a Nebraska transplant, having grown up in Inglis, Manitoba but moving to Gering three years ago with his then-fiancee (now wife) Alexa.
Last month, he tore his meniscus at the Canadian Finals Rodeo. He’s had surgery and is doing everything he can to help it heal in time for ten nights of rodeo at the WNFR. It’s healing faster than planned, and with his doctor’s blessing, he hopes to be at the WNFR.
This will be the fourth WNFR qualification for Larsen, who is twenty-seven years old. He enters the WNFR in fourth place, with $130,655.10 in regular season earnings.
Saddle bronc rider Cort Scheer, Elsmere, finished the 2017 rodeo season in sixteenth place, one spot out of qualifying for the WNFR. He has been to five WNFRs and finished as reserve world champion in 2014. In the winter, he makes his home in Stephenville, Texas, but spends the summers in Nebraska and on the rodeo road.
Scheer enters this year’s Finals in ninth place in the saddle bronc riding, with $101,842.66 won.
The WNFR is the PRCA’s world championship of rodeo. Often called the “super bowl” of the sport, it features ten nights of rodeo competition. The top fifteen contestants in each of seven events qualify, based on money won during the regular season. At the end of the ten nights of rodeo, Dec. 15, world champions are crowned. Total payoff for the WNFR is $10 million.