Nebraska man who shot ex-wife, lawyer kills self

A 58-year-old Nebraska man who had been sentenced to life in prison for killing his ex-wife and his divorce lawyer last November has been found dead in his cell. Prison officials said Michael Petersen was found shortly after 6 a.m. Monday, and efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. Officia...

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Nebraska man who shot ex-wife, lawyer kills self

A 58-year-old Nebraska man who had been sentenced to life in prison for killing his ex-wife and his divorce lawyer last November has been found dead in his cell. Prison officials said Michael Petersen was found shortly after 6 a.m. Monday, and efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. Officia...

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Grand Island Northwest named best at UNK Band Day

Grand Island Northwest won the Sweepstakes Trophy and was named the top band overall at Saturday’s 2014 UNK Band Day Parade Competition. Twenty-four Nebraska bands marched in the University of Nebraska at Kearney Homecoming Parade and were later awarded trophies. Directed by Shawn Pfanstiel,...

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Bridge work to close I-80 lanes near Gothenburg

Drivers looking to be on Interstate 80 in western Nebraska later this month should know of plans to close the highway overnight for construction work. I-80 westbound lanes will be closed at Gothenburg from 11 p.m. on Sept. 29 to 6 a.m. the next day. Eastbound lanes of the interstate will be closed ...

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Neb. Leading Economic Indicator rebounds

Nebraska's Leading Economic Indicator rebounded by 1.37 percent in August, reversing a decline seen in July. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of  Business Research says the increase represents a strong upward bounce. Thompson says taking the two months ...

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UNL gives tips to deal with yellow jacket wasps

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Educators at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln say homeowners can take many steps to deal with yellow jacket wasps. UNL Extension educator Jonathan Larson says the wasps are among the more common stinging insects that homeowners may encounter. Yellow jacket colonies should be a...

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Sep
22
Mon
9:00 am Project Help – Grand Island
Project Help – Grand Island
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Central Community College’s Project HELP is hosting a free healthcare workshop. Monday, Sept 22, 9 am to 3 pm, Grand Island at College Park, there are five continuing education hours, and lunch is provided! You[...]
1:00 pm Alzheimer Support Group – North ...
Alzheimer Support Group – North ...
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
All meetings will be in the Fireside Room of the Methodist Church, 1600 West E Street at 1:00 pm. Please enter the building through the north or east door. For more information call Dick Warneke[...]
7:00 pm Library Family Night – Lexignton
Library Family Night – Lexignton
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for an evening of “Funky Beatz for kids” information about eating right, and a great snack. Children and their parents are invited to this exciting and informative evening.
Sep
23
Tue
all-day 75th Anniversary Contryman Assoc...
75th Anniversary Contryman Assoc...
Sep 23 all-day
Contryman Associates, P.C. will celebrate their 75th Anniversary with Business After Hours. Live music, BBQ and Beverages and door prizes! They would like to take this opportunity to Thank you for your business and your[...]
Sep
24
Wed
all-day Hope Evangelical Lutheran – Smit...
Hope Evangelical Lutheran – Smit...
Sep 24 all-day
9:30 am – Chapel at Bertrand Nursing Home & Assisted Living; 6:30 pm WINGS  & Confirmation; 7:45 Choir practice
7:00 am Cowboy Church Round Pen Service ...
Cowboy Church Round Pen Service ...
Sep 24 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
You don’t have to be a cowboy. This is the start of Cowboy Church in Franklin with Paul Daily from Louisiana and a round pen service.

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