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Posted by KRGI News on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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(CDHD Release) - Central District Health Department (CDHD) sadly reports three (3) new Covid-19 related deaths in the district bringing total COVID-19 related deaths in the Central District to 14. They are as follows:

April 18, 2020

A Hall County male in his 70’s.

April 20, 2020

A Hall County male in his 90’s.

April 21, 2020

A Hall County female in her 70’s

CDHD additionally reports a total of 590 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 2:00 p.m. today.  This total reflects an increase of 61 cases over yesterday.  The total breakdown by county is Hall: 560, Hamilton: 23, and Merrick: 7. We expect the numbers to continue to rise in the next 7-10 days.

At the present time, there is wide-spread COVID-19 in our community. Of the total positive cases, 39% are JBS related, meaning that when interviewed they stated they worked at JBS. Since our first cases were known to be community spread (without a close contact and without travel), it is virtually impossible to identify a source of infection by the virus.

Office hours for the week of April 19, 2020 are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call CDHD at 308-385-5175 or use the DHHS COVID-19 Information line: 402-552-6645 for questions.

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The Nebraska National Guard held a testing event last week in McCook hosted by Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) that screened 102 people for COVID-19.  All test results from this event were negative.  Individuals from the nine counties in the health district were contacted and given an appointment based on their level of risk. Three levels of risk were prioritized: persons with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 who were not seen by a provider for testing, persons with travel history within the past 14 days to an area of high transmission (aka hotspot), and high risk healthcare workers and first responders. An additional testing in North Platte hosted by West Central District Health Department screened 6 people from the SWNPHD health district.

Mass testing is an important strategy to help identify hidden cases. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), data has shown that 25% of all cases of COVID-19 are asymptomatic, meaning they do not show any symptoms. Asymptomatic carriers may be spreading the disease without knowing it, which is also why wearing a mask in public is important to protect the people around you.

While no cases of COVID-19 were discovered during this event, three other cases were identified through medical provider testing.  COVID-19 testing is being done daily at area clinics and hospitals. The following 3 positive cases have been identified:

  • Case 1 – a male in his thirties in Red Willow County, by community transmission.
  • Case 2 – a male in his twenties in Furnas County, related to travel outside the health district.
  • Case 3 – a male in his twenties in Furnas County, by direct contact with Case 2.

Community transmission is when someone has COVID-19 and public health officials are unable to identify how or where the individual became infected.

Direct contact is when someone has been around a person with confirmed COVID-19 for longer than ten minutes and within 6 feet or less.  Being at a local grocery store at the same time while shopping with someone who may be infected would not be considered direct contact.

If you have been in direct contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, talk to your healthcare provider about the possibility of being tested. This is also recommended for anyone who is experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, sudden onset of cough and/or shortness of breath, fatigue, and sore throat.

This virus is spreading in the community through person to person spread, and now is the time to use extra caution. Please limit your contact with people who live outside of your home.  Maintain social distancing when you are out and about, and make sure to keep 6 feet apart from others. Wear a mask in public. Use hand sanitizer after public contact, and then wash your hands immediately after returning home.

DHHS has a statewide coronavirus (COVID-19) information line to help answer general questions and share the latest information and resources with Nebraskans to help keep them informed. The number is (402) 552-6645; hours of operation are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. CST, 7 days a week.

 

For more information on COVID-19 in southwest Nebraska, visit swhealth.ne.gov.  You can also follow SWNPHD on Facebook and Twitter. SWNPHD serves Chase, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Hayes, Hitchcock, Keith, Perkins and Red Willow counties.  SWNPHD is located at 404 West 10th St (1 block north of Arby’s) in McCook or at 501 Broadway in Imperial (5th St. entrance); 308-345-4223. 


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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state health officials say five more people in the state have died from COVID-19, bringing the state's total deaths to 33 since the new coronavirus outbreak this year. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said in a news release that three of the deaths reported Monday were in a hard-hit area of south-central Nebraska. They included a woman in her 60s from Hamilton County, and a woman in her 80s and a man in his 60s, both from Hall County. The other two deaths came from the Omaha area in Douglas County, where a man in his 40s and a man in his 70s — both with underlying health conditions — died of the disease.

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Douglas County authorities are investigating after three people were found dead in a home north of Omaha. Deputy Sheriff Tom Wheeler said the victims were found dead Monday afternoon in the Ponca Hills neighborhood north of Omaha. He said deputies went to the home after someone reported a drug overdose but the cause of death has not been determined. The victims were three men. No further information was immediately available.

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will take a first step toward relaxing its statewide coronavirus restrictions on May 4 by allowing hospitals to resume elective surgeries if they meet certain conditions. Gov. Pete Ricketts says he will lift the state’s ban on elective surgeries for hospitals that have at least 30% of their beds, intensive-care unit space and ventilators available. Hospitals must also have at least two weeks worth of personal protective equipment in stock for employees before can resume surgeries. Ricketts says the order also applies to veterinary and dental services.

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Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested three people following three separate pursuits Saturday in Lincoln, North Platte, and near Kearney.

At approximately 12:00 a.m. Saturday, a trooper observed a Chevrolet Equinox speeding near 84th and O streets in Lincoln. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled. The trooper pursued, but discontinued the pursuit as the vehicle continued driving dangerously. NSP then received a report regarding the same vehicle and located the driver at a residence in east Lincoln.

The driver, Shawn Durham, 48, of Lincoln, was lodged in Lancaster County Jail for willful reckless driving, flight to avoid arrest, driving under suspension, and traffic violations.

At approximately 4:35 p.m. a trooper saw a westbound Honda motorcycle traveling at 117 miles per hour on Interstate 80 near Gibbon at mile marker 285. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the motorcycle rider refused to stop and fled at a high rate of speed. During the pursuit, the motorcycle was observed by radar traveling at 170 miles per hour. The motorcycle exited I-80 at mile marker 275, where the rider lost control and slid down the on-ramp embankment.

The trooper quickly located the rider and pulled him away from the motorcycle, which was leaking fuel. The rider, Jaden Andersen, 20, of Kearney, was transported to Kearney Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released. Andersen was then lodged in Buffalo County Jail for felony flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, no motorcycle operator’s license, and numerous traffic violations.

At approximately 4:50 p.m., a trooper observed a vehicle speeding on I-80 near Maxwell at mile marker 190. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled and the trooper initiated a pursuit. The suspect vehicle continued driving recklessly before it eventually exited I-80 at mile marker 179 and began driving through multiple gas station parking lots. The North Platte Police Department and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office arrived to assist. The suspect vehicle then struck a North Platte PD cruiser and also struck a sign. A trooper was then able to block the vehicle.

The driver, Irma Divas Donis, 20, of Lincoln, was arrested for felony flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, assault on an officer, driving under the influence of drugs, refusing a chemical test, and numerous traffic violations. She was lodged in Lincoln County Jail.

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(Grand Island, NE) - A candidate aiming for a seat on the Hall County Commissioners has been cited for Misdemeanor theft. At about 10:00 am Monday the Grand Island Police Department took a complaint of a theft of a campaign sign from 1911 North Rd. The campaign sign belonged to Karen Bredthauer. After interviewing the victim, suspect, and witness in this case, a citation was given to her republican opponent in May’s upcoming Primary election Todd Morgan. Morgan admitted to removing the signs. 

 

 

Bredthauer, the incumbent in the district 2 County Commissioners race says the entire incident calls into question the morals of her opponent.

 

 

As of now, charges have not yet been filled by the Hall County Attorney’s office.

This is a developing story and KRGI news will continue to follow the story and provide updates as they become available.

 


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Central District Health Department (CDHD) sadly reports three new Covid-19 related deaths in the district as follows:

April 17, 2020

A Hamilton County female in her 60’s

 
April 19, 2020

A Hall County female in her 80’s

A Hall County male resident in his 60’s


CDHD additionally reports a total of 529 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases as of 2:00 p.m. today.  This total reflects an increase of 28 cases from Saturday’s total of 501.  The total breakdown by county is Hall: 505; Hamilton: 18; and Merrick: 6. We expect the numbers to continue to rise in the next 10 days.


CDHD advises continued social distancing, staying at home, and if it necessary to leave the house, wearing a well-fitting mask at all times.

Office hours for the week of April 19, 2020 are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday Call CDHD at 308-385-5175 or use the DHHS COVID-19 Information line: 402-552-6645.

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APRIL 20, 2020 (TEKAMAH, NEB.)  — The Tekamah Police Department is pleased to report that the two subjects of an AMBER Alert, issued Monday morning, were located in Kansas, are safe, and are in the process of reuniting with their parents.

The AMBER Alert was issued by the Nebraska State Patrol at the request of the Tekamah Police Department in the 8:00 a.m. hour this morning. Tekamah PD believed the two boys, Marco and Isaac De La Garza, had been abducted by their step-grandfather Tanner Leichleiter, from their home in Tekamah.

The investigation developed information that the vehicle they were traveling in, a white 2009 Ford Expedition, may be in Kansas. That information was shared with law enforcement personnel throughout Kansas and the AMBER Alert was extended into Kansas by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

At approximately 11:00 a.m., deputies with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle and were able to take Tanner Leichleiter into custody and safely recover Marco and Isaac De La Garza. The two boys will be reunited with their parents. Leichleiter is being held in the Sedgwick County Jail.

The investigation conducted by the Tekamah Police Department is ongoing.



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UNDATED (AP) — A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the NFL will cut the preseason in half and push the start of exhibition play back a week to give players more time to get in shape. Players are still discussing with their union whether to ask for cancellation of all preseason games, according to two people familiar with their thinking. The pandemic forced teams to conduct their entire offseason programs via videoconference. So, teams will be gathering together for the first time when training camps open July 28.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been freed from prison after a county prosecutor declined to retry his case, punctuating years of work by WNBA star Maya Moore and other supporters who argued he was falsely convicted of burglary and assault charges. Moore was on hand when Jonathan Irons, 40, walked out of the Jefferson City Correctional Center. She clapped as Irons approached a group of people waiting for his release. She then dropped to her knees at one point before joining a group hug around Irons.

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic says he and his wife have now tested negative for the coronavirus. The top-ranked player tested positive for the virus after playing in an exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia with zero social distancing amid the pandemic. His media team says “Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena are negative for COVID-19.” The statement says both had no symptoms and that they were in self-isolation in the Serbian capital since testing positive 10 days ago. Djokovic was the fourth player to come down with the virus after participating in matches held in Belgrade and Zadar, Croatia.

LONDON (AP) — The cancellation of the Wimbledon tennis tournament has led to a “berry” big boon for health care workers in London. The All England Club says it will donate 200 portions of strawberries to workers on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic every day. Wimbledon says it is a “small gesture of appreciation for the dedicated service of the NHS during what would have been The Championships Fortnight.” Wimbledon was canceled this year for the first time since World War II because of the pandemic. The tournament had been scheduled to start on Monday.

UNDATED (AP) — Watkins Glen International is open again for racing in upstate New York. Track president Michael Printup says most of the employees who were furloughed because of the pandemic have returned to work. Printup says it’s too early to speculate, but if all goes according to plan he estimates the track could host at least 20,000 fans for NASCAR weekend in mid-August. That will snap a string of five consecutive sellouts that has attracted more than 90,000 fans annually. It would still be a welcome boost for the local economy.

NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball organization that presents the annual MVP awards will consider whether the name of former commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis should be pulled from future plaques. A longtime official of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America says the issue will be put up for discussion. Former NL Most Valuable Players Barry Larkin, Mike Schmidt and Terry Pendleton this week told The Associated Press they would favor removing Landis’ name because of concerns over his handling of Black players. Landis was hired in 1920 as MLB’s first commissioner and no Blacks played in the majors during his quarter-century tenure.

NEW YORK (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have replaced the New York Yankees as the opponent for the Chicago White Sox in the Field of Dreams game on Aug. 13 at Dyersville, Iowa. The schedule change caused by the new coronavirus pandemic meant the White Sox no longer play the Yankees this season. The new opponent, first reported by The Des Moines Register, was confirmed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the arrangements who spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the matchup has not been announced. Major League Baseball hopes to announce its new schedule next week.

UNDATED (AP) —The tour’s latest policy change on the coronavirus means Cameron Champ can play the Rocket Mortgage Classic this week in Detroit. Champ tested positive for the virus last week when he arrived for the Travelers Championship. That meant he had to self-isolate for 10 days without showing symptoms. Champ was asymptomatic when he tested positive. The tour says he had three negative tests over the next three days. The tour consulted with the CDC on its policy change. Now, anyone who is asymptomatic and tests positive will be eligible to return with two negative tests at least 24 hours apart.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —Catcher Patrick Bailey has agreed to a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants that includes a $3.8 million signing bonus. He was selected 13th overall in last month’s amateur draft, The 21-year-old hit .296 with six homers, including three grand slams, and 20 RBIs in 17 games in the pandemic-shortened season as a junior at North Carolina State. He earned the Johnny Bench award as the top Division I catcher, an honor also won the Giants’ Buster Posey in 2008 and Joey Bart in 2018.

UNDATED (AP) — The Oklahoma athletics department is cutting $13.7 million from its budget, blaming those cuts on fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Budget cuts include a 10% salary drop for any employee earning at least $1 million per year. Athletic director Joe Castiglione said the moves were the “first steps” in responding to the financial losses associated with virus outbreak.





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NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball’s minor leagues canceled their seasons Tuesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the head of their governing body said more than half of the 160 teams were in danger of failing without government assistance or private equity injections. The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues president Pat O’Conner says the leagues “don’t have national TV revenues.” O’Conner estimated 85-90% of revenue was related to ticket money, concessions, parking and ballpark advertising.

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball says a team will not specifically announce a COVID-19 injured list placement for a player who is removed from the club after testing positive, just an IL trip. MLB’s operations manual says a positive test and exhibiting symptoms that require isolation for additional assessment or exposure to someone who has had the virus are cause for placement on the new COVID-19.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have acquired infielder Jorge Mateo from the Oakland Athletics in the first trade since baseball resumed after a shutdown of more than three months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Padres will send either a player or cash to the A’s for the 25-year-old Mateo, who will be added to the player pool for the resumption of spring training. The Padres are scheduled to have their first workout Friday at Petco Park.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans general manager David Griffin says three New Orleans players have tested positive for COVID-19 and will be in self-isolation until testing shows they can return to team activities without infecting others. Griffin declined to identify the players, citing medical privacy laws. The positive tests occurred on June 23, the first day all members of the team were tested as part of the NBA’s plan to restart the season, which was suspended in mid-March because of the pandemic.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies rookie guard Ja Morant posted and deleted an Instagram photo suggesting he’d replace his name with an expletive on his number 12 jersey in a protest against police. Morant then apologized, saying the post didn’t “accurately convey” what he wanted to share. Morant said he knows “there are good cops” out there. The league, Nike and the players association are reportedly working on a deal that would allow players to replace the names on the backs of their jerseys with social justice statements.




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WASHINGTON (AP) — The reigning World Series champion Washington Nationals will be without at least two holdovers from last year’s team. Longtime infielder Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross are opting out of playing as Major League Baseball tries to get back amid the COVID-19 pandemic. General manager Mike Rizzo says the team supports Zimmerman and Ross deciding not to play the 60-game season that’s set to start in late July. Zimmerman cites family health concerns.

TORONTO (AP) — The premier of Ontario says Major League Baseball is close to winning approval to play in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic. Ontario Premier Doug Ford says city, provincial and federal authorities “kind of gave their approval,” but the Toronto Blue Jays are waiting for a letter of support from the federal government. MLB requires an exemption, as anyone entering Canada for nonessential reasons must self-isolate for 14 days, and the U.S.-Canada border remains closed to nonessential travel until at least July 21.

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie and center DeAndre Jordan say they have tested positive for the coronavirus. Dinwiddie told The Athletic he is experiencing symptoms and it is unclear if he can play when the NBA season resumes. He has played well this season with Kyrie Irving out of the lineup because of injuries. At least six Nets players have tested positive. The other four were in March, with Kevin Durant saying he was among them.

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall will not join the Washington Wizards for the resumption of the NBA season this summer, ending the chances of the five-time All-Star guard playing his first game since 2018. General manager Tommy Sheppard effectively ruled out Wall returning this season when he said Monday that the 29-year-old wouldn’t be part of the Wizards’ traveling party to Central Florida. Among the factors in the decision was a cap of 35 people per team in the quarantined bubble at Walt Disney World. The COVID-19 pandemic also hindered Wall’s progress in his rehab from multiple surgeries.

HILTON HEAD, S.C. (AP) — PGA veteran Nick Watney says it’s not the greatest feeling to be known as the first Tour player to test positive for the new coronavirus. In his first interview since the June 19 test at the RBC Heritage, Watney says he hasn’t had a fever, coughing or shortness of breath. He says he only felt a little fatigue and a lot of boredom. Monday was the 10th day of his self-isolation in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. That’s the minimum time for players who test positive. Watney says he’ll give it an extra day before driving 17 hours home to Austin, Texas. Also Monday, Harris English tested positive at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit.




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Saturday, June 27th (Kearney, NE) 

Final - Millard West 12, Grand Island Home Federal 3 (6 Innings) 

Grand Island now 6-5 on the year. Back in action Monday, June 29th at Columbus for a double header at 5pm & 7pm. Both games will air live on KRGI 1430 AM/105.5 FM & krgi.com 

Stats from the game below 






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Friday, June 26th 
Fremont, NE 

Game 1 - Fremont 11 Grand Island 3 

Game 2 - Grand Island 6 Fremont 4 

GI Home Federal now 6-4 on the season will be back in action Saturday, June 27th vs Millard West in Kearney. Listen live on KRGI 1430 AM/105.5 FM & krgi.com 

Listen to post-game interview after Fremont below with Head Coach Kirby Wells. 




Kirby Wells post game Fremont

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UNDATED (AP) — The NFL has canceled the Hall of Fame game that traditionally opens the preseason and is delaying the 2020 induction ceremonies for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Aug. 6 exhibition game in Canton, Ohio, between the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers is the first on-field event the league has canceled during the pandemic. It will now be played on Aug. 5, 2021. Enshrinements for 20 men scheduled for this year now will occur on Aug. 7, 2021.

UNDATED (AP) — The USGA has announced its exemption categories for a U.S. Open that won’t have open qualifying for the first time in nearly a century. That includes taking the top 70 golfers in the world ranking from March 15, the last one before the ranking was frozen because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Open usually takes the top 60. The exemption categories announced Thursday include a spot for Phil Mickelson, who was at No. 61 in March. The U.S. Open is the only major Mickelson hasn’t won. The U.S. Open is scheduled for Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot, just north of New York City.

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic are opening an investigation into allegations Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sanó participated in the kidnapping and assault of a man. The Twins, however, say they were told Sanó was cleared of the accusations. Sanó, who signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Twins in January, denies the allegations and has says he's being blackmailed.

UNDATED (AP) — Vince Carter made his retirement official by announcing on his podcast Thursday that his 22-year NBA career has come to an end. The announcement was largely a formality because the 43-year-old Carter had said many times over the course of the season that this would be his last in the NBA. His 22 seasons are the most in league history. Carter appeared in 1,541 NBA games, behind only Robert Parish and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the league’s all-time list.

HOUSTON (AP) — One of America’s top pro women’s softball teams is in an uproar after a tweet by their general manager regarding the national anthem. The now-deleted tweet by Connie May, general manager of the Houston-based Scrap Yard Dawgs, included the Twitter handle for President Donald Trump as it noted the team’s players were standing for the anthem and respecting the flag. The fallout has been swift. All 18 Scrap Yard players, including some members of the US national team, have walked out and say they won’t play for the team.




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Nebraska track and field senior Kevin Cahoy was named to the 2019-20 Google Cloud Academic All-America First Team and senior Luke Siedhoff was named to the Second Team on Thursday, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced. The awards move Nebraska's nation-leading Academic All-America total to 340 all-time across all sports.

Cahoy, a Grand Island native, has a 3.99 GPA majoring in biological sciences and microbiology. He finished third in the pole vault at the 2020 Big Ten Indoor Championships with a personal-best clearance of 17-3 1/2 (5.27m).

A 2018-19 CoSIDA Second-Team All-American, Cahoy was also a three-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and academic All-Big Ten selection. He was on the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team in both 2019 and 2020 and is a three-time member of the USTFCCCA All-America Team.

Cahoy becomes the 10th Husker male track and field student-athlete to earn multiple Academic All-America awards in a career and the first since Drew Wiseman in 2015 and 2017.

Siedhoff, a Crete native, has a 3.91 GPA while majoring in biological sciences and Spanish. He received second-team All-Big Ten honors in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2020 Big Ten Indoor Championships with a time of 7.79 to finish as the runner-up. In the prelims at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, he ran a personal-best time of 7.78 in the 60-meter hurdles to qualify for the finals, good for the No. 7 time on the NU top-10 list.

The 2019-20 Nebraska Male Student-Athlete of the Year, Siedhoff is a three-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and academic All-Big Ten Selection. He was also a member of the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team in 2020 and is a three-time member of the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.




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Grand Island, NE - Ryder Park 

Game 1 
GI Home Federal - 9 
North Platte - 5 

Game 2 
North Platte - 3
GI Home Federal - 2 

Home Federal is now 5-3 on the season. Back in action Friday, June 25th at Fremont. Double header starts at 4pm. Listen live on KRGI 1430 AM & 105.5 FM. Online at KRGI.com 






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TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government says Major League Baseball has submitted a plan to play in Toronto and health authorities are examining it. A spokeswoman for the Public Health Agency of Canada confirmed it is examining the restart plan. Anyone entering Canada for nonessential reasons must quarantine for 14 days, and the U.S.-Canada border remains closed to nonessential travel until at least July 21. On Tuesday, the Canadian government said it was open to MLB playing in Toronto this summer, but the league had not submitted the required plan to health authorities.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The return of Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon has been delayed after he tested positive for the coronavirus. And Sacramento Kings forward Jabari Parker says he has been dealing with the virus as well. The NBA is set to start again in Central Florida next month. All 22 NBA teams that will be part of the resumed season began mandated testing Tuesday.

UNDATED (AP) — Brooks Koepka chose to withdraw from the Travelers Championship because his caddie tested positive for the coronavirus. The four-time major champion feels even worse for his younger brother. Chase Koepka is trying to make it on the Challenge Tour in Europe, just like his brother once did. He made it through a Monday qualifier for a PGA Tour event. Both withdrew out of caution from being in close contact with someone who tested positive for the virus. Brooks Koepka says he feels responsible for putting his brother in that position. His brother had no place to stay Monday night after qualifying so Koepka had him stay in his house.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins are removing former owner George Preston Marshall from their Ring of Fame and striking all references to him on their website. Marshall’s name has already been removed from the history wall at the team’s training facility. Marshall refused to integrate by signing Black players until “forced to do so” in 1962. There have been renewed calls for owner Dan Snyder to change the team’s name.

UNDATED (AP) — Jarome Iginla (juh-ROHM’ ih-GIHN’-luh) headlines the Hockey Hall of Fame’s class of 2020 after being elected in his first year of eligibility. Iginla will be the fourth Black player inducted after Grant Fuhr, Angela James and Willie O’Ree. Iginla was the first Black player to lead the NHL in goals and points and was the first Black athlete in any sport to win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics. Iginla is joined in the 2020 class by winger Marian Hossa, defensemen Kevin Lowe and Doug Wilson, Canadian women’s star Kim St. Pierre and longtime general manager Ken Holland.




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