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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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NOVEMBER 26, 2018 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — Nebraska State Troopers removed 16 impaired drivers from the road, issued more than 500 speeding citations, and assisted hundreds of motorists during a special Click It or Ticket enforcement surrounding the Thanksgiving weekend.

The enforcement, which was part of a national effort, including many other law enforcement agencies in Nebraska, was made possible thanks in part to a grant for $20,000 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation - Highway Safety Office.

“A projected record numbers of travelers, along with a winter storm that blanketed much of the state on Sunday, made for an eventful weekend for our troopers,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “I’m incredibly proud of the effort by our troopers and dispatchers this weekend, and thankful that many drivers planned ahead and were able to stay off the roads on Sunday.”

During the enforcement, which ran from Wednesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 25, troopers arrested 15 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and 1 for driving under the influence of drugs. In addition to those arrests, troopers issued citations for speeding (506), driving under suspension (35), no proof of insurance (33), minor in possession (5), open container (7), no seat belt (30), and improper child restraint (4).

Troopers also assisted 267 motorists in need of help, arrested 47 people for possession of drugs, and apprehended 9 fugitives.

The enforcement included vehicle checks, high visibility and saturation patrols, as well as regular enforcement efforts.


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DEWITT, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old Nebraska boy died after he was hit by a bus driven by his father.
The Beatrice Daily Sun reports the incident happened Saturday in the driveway of the family's rural home about 5 miles east of DeWitt in southeast Nebraska.
Just before 1 p.m. Saturday, the family called for help after the boy was run over. Two-year-old Maddox Weber died at the scene.
The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating.

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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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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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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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DECEMBER 17, 2018 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — During the evening hours of Friday, December 14, Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) conducted alcohol inspections in Furnas County. The inspections were held at restaurants, liquor stores, bars, grocery stores, bowling alleys, and convenience stores.

A total of 17 businesses were inspected. Five of those businesses sold alcohol to a minor for a non-compliance rate of 29 percent. All of the businesses checked the minor’s ID.

The businesses which failed the inspections are:

Eagle Convenience Store #14 – Arapahoe

Stanley’s Spirits – Beaver City

Anew Travel Center - Cambridge

Casey’s General Store #2709 – Cambridge

Ho Jo’s Hideaway – Holbrook

 

Businesses that sell alcohol to a minor are referred to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission. Clerks who sell alcohol to a minor to cited for procuring alcohol for a minor.

This operation was made possible thanks in part to a grant from Region 3 Behavioral Health Services. NSP performs these inspections in an effort to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors.


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AUGUST 10, 2018 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — During the evening hours of Thursday, August 9, investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol conducted alcohol inspections in Lincoln County.

This project was supported in whole or part by Grant # 93.959 under the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Region II Human Services, and the Nebraska DHHS Division of Behavioral Health.

In total, 12 businesses were inspected. Six of those businesses sold alcohol to a minor for a non-compliance rate of 50 percent. Four of the businesses that sold to a minor did not check ID.

The businesses which failed the inspections were:

Ozzie’s I-80 – Sutherland (Did not check ID, sold to minor)

The Bottle Stop – North Platte (Did not check ID, sold to minor)

Flying J Travel Center #687 – North Platte (Checked ID, sold to minor)

Time Saver #7 – North Platte (Checked ID, sold to minor)

Starting Gate – North Platte (Did not check ID, sold to minor)

Unreel Events – North Platte (Did not check ID, sold to minor)

 

The investigators inspected liquor stores, convenience stores, golf courses, and bars.

The Nebraska State Patrol performs these inspections in an effort to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors. Businesses which fail the inspections are referred to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission. Clerks who sell alcohol to a minor are cited for procuring alcohol for a minor.


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(NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — During the evening hours of Friday, September 28, investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) conducted alcohol inspections in Lincoln County.

This project was supported in whole or part by grant # 93.959 under the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Region II Human Services, and the Nebraska DHHS Division of Behavioral Health.

In total, 12 businesses were inspected, with none selling alcohol to a minor for a compliance rate of 100%. The businesses included liquor stores, convenience stores, restaurants, and bars in Brady and North Platte.

NSP conducts these inspections in an effort to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors.


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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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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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Arapahoe, NE - The Arapahoe Warriors would start off the Football Game scoring two unanswered Touchdowns through the air, before Elm Creek would get on the board with a Touchdown of their own. Arapahoe started the game out strong defensively keeping Elm Creek out of the end zone multiple times throughout the game.  Elm Creek would score three unanswered touchdowns to make it 32-26 late in the fourth quarter.  Elm Creek was faced with a 4th down with just under a minute left to play, but the defense from Arapahoe gave Elm Creek fits as the Warriors would hang on to defeat the Buffalos.  


Scoring Recap 

Arapahoe 32, Elm Creek 26 

 

1stQ 5:32 - 29 yard TD pass Gentry Anderson - Carson Schroeder - PAT Good - 8-0 Arapahoe

 

End of 1stQ - 9 yard TD pass Gentry Anderson - Yordi Gutierrez - PAT Good - 16-0 Arapahoe


2ndQ 5:09 - 9 yard TD run Karsten McCarter - PAT Fails - 16-6 Arapahoe 


2ndQ 3:28 - 24yd TD run Gentry Anderson - PAT Good - 

24-6 Arapahoe 


3rdQ 9:37 - 11 yard TD run Carson Schroeder - PAT Good - 32-6 Arapahoe

 

3rdQ 9:24 - 20 yard TD pass Karsten McCarter to Trey Miner - PAT Good - 32-14 Arapahoe

 

3rdQ 3:02 - 15 yard TD run Xavier Perez - PAT Fails - 32-20 Arapahoe

 

4thQ 5:19 - 2 yard TD run Karsten McCarter - PAT Fails - 32-26 Arapahoe 





Dustin Kronhofman Post Game Interview

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Alma, NE- The season was on the line for the Arapahoe Warriors as they needed a must win if they wanted a spot in the playoffs.  It was a game that ended up being a high scoring shootout as both teams together put up a 102 total points.  This game had onside kicks, fake punts that would lead to first downs and then eventually touchdowns.  Arapahoe gets the win 52-50.  Arapahoe improves to 5-3 on the year and will wait to see if they sneak into the playoffs which will be released Saturday morning.

 

Scoring Drive

 

1st Q - 9:32 - 48yd TD pass Carson Schroeder to Colton Hearn - Two Point Conversion Good - Arapahoe 8-0

 

1st Q - 6:16 - 4yd TD run by Tyson McCurdy - Two Point Conversion Good - Tied 8-8

 

1st Q - 4:12 - 4yd TD run by Gentry Anderson - Two Point Conversion Fails - Arapahoe 14-8

 

1st Q - 1:07 - 9yd TD run by Daylan Russell - Two Point Conversion Fails - Tied 14-14

 

2nd Q - 9:22 - 11yd TD pass Daylan Russell to Ehren Smolik - Two Point Conversion Good - Alma 22-14

 

2nd Q - 6:01 - 5yd TD run by Gentry Anderson - Two Point Conversion Good - Tied 22-22

 

2nd Q - 2:36 - 16yd TD pass Carson Schroeder to Yordi Gutierrez - Two Point Conversion Good- Arapahoe 30-22

 

2nd Q - 19.6 - 13yd TD run by Daylan Russell - Two Point Conversion Fails - Arapahoe 30-28

 

3rd Q - 6:40 - 7yd TD run by Gentry Anderson - Two Point Conversion Fails - Arapahoe 36-28

 

3rd Q - 3:49 - 52yd TD pass Daylan Russell to Nathan Hock - Two Point Conversion Fails - Arapahoe 36-34

 

4th Q - 11:19 - 2yd TD run by Gentry Anderson - Two Point Conversion Good - Arapahoe 44-34

 

4th Q - 10:27 - 14yd TD run by Daylan Russell - Two Point Conversion Good - Arapahoe 44-42

 

4th Q - 9:05 - 55yd TD run by Antonio Hudson - Two Point Conversion Good - Alma 50-44

 

4th Q - 1:15 - 2yd TD run by Carson Schroeder - Two Point Conversion Good - Arapahoe 52-50





Dustin Kronhofman

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Former McCook Community College Volleyball standout Ashley Carson signed her letter of intent to continue her volleyball career at Coker College a Division II school in Hartsville South Carolina.  Listen to Full Interviews with Ashley Carson and MCC Volleyball Head Coach Hayley Kobza.





Ashley Carson

Hayley Kobza

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After Aurora's 49-7 win over Ord, we heard from several seniors on 97.3 the Wolf, including Cade Reichardt, Jordan Stevenson, Ryan Hunter, and Carter Pursley



Senior Interviews

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Aurora won it's third state football title 49-7 over Ord. Here are the highlights and post game coach's interview.



Aurora Assistant Phil Thramer

State Championship Highlights

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Games carried on The Wolf 97.3/KRGI Sports Network 
Girls - Seward 58, Aurora 25 
Boys - Aurora 62, Seward 59 

Listen below to post game with Aurora girls coach Phil Thramer & Aurora boys senior player Nick Hutsell. 




Phil Thramer post-game Seward

Nick Hutsell post-game Seward

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