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.
Interview with Dennis DaMoude
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.
Two more McCook Community College sophomores are moving on to play volleyball in the fall. Sophomores Brooklyn Evans and Haley Jacobsen will be teammates at Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo.
The duo signed their letters of intent Friday afternoon in a joint ceremony, although the two didn’t realize they were interested in the same college until later in the school search process.
“I guess what sold me on Missouri Valley College was the family-vibe I felt when I visited,” Evans said.
When Jacobsen visited campus she said noticed right away that having a men’s volleyball added a whole additional layer of energy to the sport she’s always loved.
“I was a great experience and the best opportunity for me to go to a school where I can compete, have fun and learn,” Jacobsen said.
Located in Marshall, Mo., Missouri Valley University is an NAIA school competing in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. The Vikings volleyball team went 14-17 this past season.
Evans and Jacobsen become the fifth and sixth players among the seven sophomores who have signed on with four-year programs to continue their college volleyball careers.
These players were part of a sophomore squad helping lead the Lady Indians to back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time this century and also helped MCC capture its first Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference Championship in 38 years and finished the season at 21-14, which included wins against two top-20 ranked opponents.
Evans is a 5-7 libero from Ogden, Utah, who converted from setter after her freshman season.
Evans, named co-captain in August, played in 35 matches for the Lady Indians leading the team in digs wit 321 (2.43 percent). That total ranked ninth among players in the Region IX South Division. She also had 98 assists (10th most in the division) and 37 service aces (ranked 11th in the region).
She will continue playing her libero/defensive position for the Vikings.
At MCC, Evans said she loved all the opportunities to help develop her leadership skills both on and off the court.
She is a nursing student who is interested in pursuing emergency room opportunities.
Jacobsen is a 5-9 middle blocker/right side hitter from Chatfield High School in Littleton Colo., who played in 25 matches for the Lady Indians where she had 78 kills, 41 digs, and 50 total blocks. Her blocks per set (0. 66) was 11th best in among players competing in the Region IX South Division.
At Missouri Valley College, she expects to continue playing right side where she spent most of her time this past season.
She knows she’s going to miss her coach and teammates.
At MCC she’s majoring in business and is interested in a career in human resources.
The Southwest Conference Volleyball Tournament will take place on Friday, October 19th at Cozad High School. McCook has received the #6 seed and will take on #3 seed Minden in the opening round of the conference tournament at 12:00pm. View the full bracket below.
Arapahoe, NE - The Southwest Roughriders traveled to Arapahoe to take on the Warriors in High School Football action where Southwest would get a big win on the road on Homecoming night for the Arapahoe Warriors. Southwest would continue to pound the football on the ground with running backs Kaden Guerrero and Ty Bennett with also some help through the air with Quarter Back Blake Williams. Southwest improves record to 2-4 on the year as Arapahoe drops to 3-3 on the season as the Roughriders defeated the Warriors 50-36. Next action for Southwest will be on October 12th hosting Alma, and next action for Arapahoe will also be on October 12th hosting Hitchcock County.
1st Q - 6:00 - 66yd TD pass Blake Williams to Matt Van Pelt - Two Point Conversion Fails - Southwest 6-0
2nd Q - 11:39 - 10yd TD run Carson Schroeder - Two Point Conversion Good - Arapahoe 8-6
2nd Q - 7:57 - 16yd TD pass Gentry Anderson to Yordi Gutierrez - Two Point Conversion Good - Arapahoe 16-6
2nd Q - 53.2 - 17yd TD run Kaden Guerrero - Two Point Conversion Good - Arapahoe 16-14
2nd Q - 7.8 - Southwest Grant Slater pick six - Two Point Conversion Good - Southwest 22-16
3rd Q - 9:03 - 56yd TD run by Kaden Guerrero - Two Point Conversion Good - Southwest 30-16
3rd Q -3:49 - 39yd TD pass Carson Schroeder to Yordi Gutierrez - Two Point Conversion Fails - Southwest 30-22
3rd Q - 2:54 - 64yd TD run by Kaden Guerrero - Two Point Conversion Fails - Southwest 36-22
4th Q - 11:55 - 1yd TD run by Ty Bennett - Two Point Conversion Fails - Southwest 42-22
4th Q - 5:19 - 2yd TD run by Gentry Anderson - Two Point Conversion Good - Southwest 42-30
4th Q - 5:11 - 40yd TD run by Kaden Guerrero - Two Point Conversion Good - Southwest 50-30
4th Q - 1:20 - 2yd TD run by Gentry Anderson - Two Point Conversion Fails - Southwest 50-36
We feature the Southwest Roughrider Football team. The Roughriders are coming off of a 4-5 record and a playoff Berth in 2017. Hometown Family Radio talks with Southwest Football Head Coach Nick Brost about his huge senior class he has returning this season in 2018. Southwest will open the season Friday August 31st hosting Perkins County.
Nebraska wide receiver JD Spielman earned his second watch list recognition Thursday morning, as he was named to the Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse watch list. The Hornung Award is presented to the most versatile player in major college football. Spielman, who was named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list last week, showed his versatility during a record-breaking freshman season which saw him earn All-Big Ten recognition at both wide receiver and kickoff returner. He hauled in 55 passes for 830 yards and a pair of scores, establishing school freshman marks in receptions, receiving yards, 100-yard receiving games (two) and all-purpose yards (1,572). Spielman ranked first or second among all FBS freshmen in receiving yards, receiving yards per game, catches and all-purpose yards in 2017. His redshirt freshman season was highlighted by establishing Nebraska’s single-game receiving yards record with a 200-yard performance against ninth-ranked Ohio State. In conference play, Spielman became just the second Big Ten freshman since 1985 to lead the league in receiving yards per game during the conference season (88.1). He tied Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor for second in the Big Ten with an average of 157.8 all-purpose yards per game in league play and was fifth in catches per game. Spielman will look to be NU’s first-ever Hornung Award winner, as Ameer Abdullah was a finalist for the award in 2014.