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.
CURTIS, Neb. – Ron Rosati, dean of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis, plans to retire Aug. 5 from NCTA. Rosati was tapped as head administrator for the University of Nebraska’s sole two-year institution in July 2013.
Before completing his University of Nebraska service at year-end, Rosati will serve as senior advisor for the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA) in Kigali, Rwanda. Opening in September, RICA is an English language institution dedicated to educating and inspiring a new generation of innovators in agriculture in Rwanda.
“Under Ron Rosati’s leadership, NCTA truly reached new heights in providing academic and financial access to higher education, as well as career preparation in the ag and veterinary technology industries,” said Mike Boehm, NU vice president for agriculture and natural resources, and Harlan Vice Chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
“I want to thank Ron for his exemplary service and dedication over the past six years and wish him the best as he transitions into retirement.”
Kelly Bruns, director at NU’s West Central Research and Extension Center based in North Platte, has been named NCTA interim dean, while continuing to serve in his WCREC role. Bruns will lead NCTA campus administration with associate dean Jennifer McConville.
“It has been a privilege for me to serve NCTA as dean,” Rosati said. “The college is an exceptional place to work due to its small size, focus on agriculture and veterinary technology, and its emphasis on experiential learning.”
Rosati is a native of New York and has earned degrees in agricultural education and agronomy. He earned his doctorate from Iowa State, masters and bachelor’s from Cornell University, and associate degree from SUNY Farmingdale. Prior to moving to Nebraska, Rosati served in administrative capacities as provost at Southeast Missouri State University, provost at Alfred State College, State University of New York, and was a dean at Texas A&M University, Kingsville.
Rosati taught agricultural engineering technology and aquaculture for 19 years at Texas A&M University–Kingsville, Illinois State University, The Ohio State University – Agricultural Technical Institute, and Iowa State University.
Rosati led strategic initiatives at NCTA including a 28.5% enrollment growth from 2013-2018, increased fiscal strength from deficit to fiscal health, and added academic programs in agricultural welding, equine industry management, a general agriculture online degree certificate, and partnerships in dairy and poultry management.
“NCTA has been recognized nationally for the quality of its academic programs and the success of its graduates. It’s been very rewarding for me to work with the faculty and staff who are responsible for those successes,” Rosati said.
Other administrative progress at NCTA the past six years included developing new procedures and policies for advising, admissions, registration, student payment procedures, student transfers, academic catalogs, student and employee handbooks, and Title IX and ADA compliance.
Increased appropriations by the Nebraska Legislature enabled significant campus progress in programs, student resources, and pay equity for faculty. New initiatives in public relations and recruiting, federal approval for enrolling international students, and reaccreditation were further benchmarks.
Bruns, who holds a doctorate in animal science, has served as director of WCREC since Nov. 2015. Jerry Volesky, longtime range and forage specialist, will serve as interim associate director at WCREC.
A national search will be launched to identify a new permanent dean of NCTA.
Sheriff Kapperman advises that on October 28 th , 2018 at approximately 1:30 p.m theFurnas County Sheriff’s Office received a report of terroristic threats at 720 7 th Street,Beaver City, Nebraska. The reporting party stated that Mark Hutchens, 56, of BeaverCity, Nebraska had fired a b.b gun at her and threatened to burn her house down. Anarrest warrant was filed for Mr. Hutchens for Third degree assault in a menacing manner
GOODLAND, Kan. -- The North Platte Community College softball team swept a pair of games Saturday against Northwest Kansas Technical College, 7-5 and 11-2.
The Knights came out with an early lead in Game 1 and rode the offensive momentum of Willow Chitty’s three doubles to win the first game. In Game 2, NPCC trailed 2-0 in the third inning but scored 11 unanswered runs to put the game away in five innings.
“We played solid all the way around today,” said North Platte Coach Janelle Higgins. “Our pitchers spun the ball well with the wind blowing out.”
Kayleigh Bucio (Rialto, Calif.) enjoyed a five-for-seven day at the plate.
“Defensively we stepped up and made some great plays and didn’t play on our heels,” Higgins said. “I am proud of the fight we continue to show.”
Northwest Kansas Tech finishes the season 1-46.
North Platte is 13-23 with two regular season doubleheader dates remaining – Monday at home against Hastings College JV at 4 and 6 p.m. and Tuesday at McCook at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The Knights are the No. 3 seed in the Region IX, and will travel to Columbus Saturday to take on No. 2 seed Central Community College starting at 1 p.m., in a best-of-three series. The winner will play at Southeast Community College the following weekend in the regional championship series.
You can follow homes games broadcast on 98.1 FM / 1410 AM or on the Internet at www.northplattepost.com.
Game 1 – North Platte CC 7, Northwest Kansas Tech 5: The Knights came out with a pair of runs in both the first and second inning to take a 4-0 lead.
In the NPCC first, Willow Chitty (North Platte) started things off with an RBI-double and Alea Binkly (Council Bluffs, Iowa) followed with a run-scoring single to make it a 2-0 game. Kayleigh Bucio (Rialto, Calif.) led off the North Platte second with a single and later came in to make it 3-0 on a Maverick error. Chitty doubled in the fourth run.
After Northwest Kansas Tech scored three runs in the third inning, the Knights responded getting those three runs back in the top of the fourth. Bucio led things off with a single and scored on an RBI-single by Emily Marsden (Papillion). With two outs, Chitty banged out her third straight double to give the Knights a 6-3 lead and Binkly singled home Chitty to put North Platte up 7-3. NWKT scored two unearned runs in the seventh inning.
“We did a good job adjusting to their pitchers and hitting every inning,” Higgins said.
Hailey Wilkins (Tyler, Texas) went six innings, she allowed one earned run on nine hits, one walk and seven strikeouts. Masden pitched the final inning and allowed two hits and no earned runs.
Game 2 – North Platte CC 11, Northwest Kansas Tech 2: Trailing 2-0 in the third inning Mikayla Gibson (West Valley, Utah) got the Knights on the scoreboard with an RBI double and a Maverick led to another run to tie the game 2-2.
Megan Hernandez-Bellew (Broomfield, Colo.) and Sienna Pfaff (Salem, Utah) had singles in the fourth inning when the Knights scored three unearned runs.
Hernandez-Bellew tripled in the fifth-inning to give North Platte a 7-2 lead and the Knights “kept the line moving” in the six-run fifth that included seven hits.
“Our offense came alive in Game 2 when we executed the circus play,” Higgins said.
Emily Marsden twirled a three-hitter allowing two runs and striking out three in five innings of work to pick up the win.
Hernandez-Bellew led the offense with three hits. The Knights also got two-hit games from Gibson, Pfaff, Marsden, and Kayleigh Bucio.
NORFOLK – The McCook Community College and Northeast Community College baseball teams continued a recent tradition of slugfests Tuesday as the Hawks pulled out a 10-9 win in the bottom of the ninth inning. A couple ninth-inning errors enabled the Hawks to score the tying and winning runs.
The win was the 10th straight for Northeast Community College in its second year of existence under Coach Marcus Clapp, a McCook High School graduate. After playing their first 26 games on the road, the Hawks played their home-opener Sunday and are now 4-0 at home and 20-11 overall. One of those wins was a 15-10 win over MCC March 20 in Colby.
On Tuesday, Northeast scored three first-inning runs to take a brief 3-1 lead before the Indians tied it in the second on a two-run home run by sophomore Parker Kretzel (Thornton, Colo.).
MCC scored a run to take a 4-3 lead in the fifth inning on a Tyler Clark-Chiapparelli, (Austin, Texas) double and a single from Angel Mojica (Denver), but the Hawks responded with four runs in the bottom of the inning.
Trailing 7-4 in the eighth, it was the Indians who posted a five-run inning to take a 9-7 lead. Northeast pitchers walked two of the first three MCC hitters and hit a batter to load the bases for Kade Wroot (North Platte) who singled home the first run. A Hawk error led to the second run. A two-run single by Kaleb Taylor (McCook) put the Indians up 8-7 and a sacrifice fly put MCC up by two runs.
The Hawks used nine pitchers while the Indians used six. Freshman Victor Santiago (Caguas, Puerto Rico) pitched three scoreless, hitless innings, and freshman Yasnier Laureano (Anderson, S.C.) was the only other MCC pitcher who made it through an inning unscathed -- with one inning of work, a walk and two strikeouts.
The Hawks out-hit MCC 8-7. Clark-Chiaparrelli had a pair of doubles and Taylor had two hits and two RBIs for the Indians.
The Indians fall to 11-22 on the year and will travel to La Junta, Colo. this weekend to take on Otero Junior College Saturday with a doubleheader on Sunday.
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A doubleheader that was postponed three times by weather had a brief weather delay Friday but the North Platte and McCook college softball teams split a pair of games. MCC won the first game 6-4 and North Platte came up with a six-run fifth inning to win the second game 7-3.
“It was a beautiful day for softball and the Purple Out,” said North Platte Community College Coach Janelle Higgins.
On Saturday, North Platte will go to Columbus to begin the Region IX Division II tournament against Central Community College at 1 p.m. That is a best-of-three series with the winner advancing to the Region IX championship series the following weekend at Beatrice against Southeast Community College.
“We fought hard in both games today and will use this feeling heading into regionals. We are playing our best right now and that’s what our goal has been all year.”
GAME 1 – McCook CC 6, North Platte CC 4: Tied 1-1 in the second, Lady Indians took the lead with a three-run home run from Hannah Jensen (Aurora, Colo.) and never trailed.
“We got caught on our heels in one inning but battled back just came up a few runs short,” Higgins said.
The Knight started off the fifth inning with four straight hits, a sacrifice bunt and an RBI single to close within 5-4. North Platte got RBI hits from Emily Marsden (Papillion), Willow Chitty (North Platte), and Hallei Morales (North Platte).
Emily Marsden went the distance for NPCC surrendering nine hits five earned runs, three walks and a strikeout. The Knights got a three-hit game from Mikayla Gibson (West Valley, Utah) and a two-hit game from Marsden at the plate.
GAME 2 – North Platte CC 7, McCook CC 5: North Platte jumped out on top in the first on a leadoff double from Mikayla Gibson, a sacrifice bunt by Emily Marsden and an RBI-single from Willow Chitty.
After thunder and lightning rumbled through McCook early in the game causing a delay in the second inning, the teams resumed play with little offense until the Knights scored six runs to stretch the lead to 7-0. The big blow came on a three-run home run by Hallei Morales (North Platte).
“We came out firing and a clear mind and just kept hitting and didn’t look back. We adjusted very well to their pitching changes and didn’t let them slow our momentum,” Higgins said.
Ashylnn Krueger (Littleton, Colo.) picked up the win in the circle for the Knights she allowed three runs on seven hits, and struck out four.
Chitty went two-for-four with two runs driven in.
The NSAA Boys State High School Golf Championships was converted to a 1 Day 18 Hole competition rather then the traditional two day event. Due to rainy weather on Day 1. The NSAA made the decision to turn it into a one day event. View the final Team and Individual results below.
The NSAA Girls State Golf Championships in Class C started on Monday, October 8th and will conclude on Tuesday, October 9th. View Results below. Athletes competing for Cambridge are Taylor Sayer, Maria Jauken, Ryann Lewis, Lexie Sines, and Karinne Jurey.
Day 2 of The 2018 NSAA Girls State Golf Championships was canceled due to mother nature, So final results will be based on Day 1 scores. In Class C from River’s Edge Golf Course in North Platte. Only one area team participating this year is Cambridge. Taylor Sayer lead the way for Cambridge after shooting a 98 and finished T18, Maria Jauken shot a 103 and finished T33, Ryann Lewis finished with a 108 and shot T41, Lexie Sines shot a 109 and finished T43, and Karinne Jurey ended with a 113 and finished T55, as a Cambridge finished in 5th place with a 418, meanwhile the Class champs are Cozad and Ogallala tied for 1st with a 390.
The 2019 NSAA Girls and Boys State Track and Field Meet takes place at Burke Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska on Friday and Saturday. Below you can view the list of qualifiers.
McCook - Class B - Girls Jayceea Hanson (12) Addison Randel (9) Mackenzie Smith (12) Boys Mark Arp (10) Cameryn Berry (11) Alec Bunger (12) Seth Dugger (12) Morgan Fawver (12)
Torrington Ford (10) Colin Giron (12) DJ Gross (12) Isaac Hegwood (12) Joshua Hegwood (9) Corban Jernigan (11) Tyler Lytle (12) Riley Mai (12) Branson McDonald (9) James Mockry (12) T J Renner (11) Gabriel Sehnert (12) Brandon Tucker (10)
Cambridge - Class C - Girls Korynn Clason (11) Autumn Deterding (9) Cali Gunderson (11) Paige Sickels (9) Adelyn Sides (12) Kaelie Tomlin (12) Boys Paxton Ross (11) Quintin Shaner (9)
Lucas tenBensel (12) Kyle Eubanks (11)
Southwest - Class C - Girls Nicole Dewey (12) Kailee Miller (12) Boys Kaden Guerrero (12)
Arapahoe - Class D - Girls Joslyn North (12) Mariah Watson (12) Boys John Lee (12) Conner Luke (10) Carson Schroeder (12)
Dundy County-Stratton - Class D - Girls Haylee Davis (10) Jessie Freeland (11) Citori Lutz (12) Sydney Reichert (11) Boys Serbando DiazCortes (10) Michael Frederick (11) Damon Latta (11) Cade Lutz (11) Lincoln Waters (10)
Hitchcock County - Class D - Girls Kassidy Kisker (11) Kyleigh Scott (12) Boys Bradyn Hutto (9)
Maywood-Hayes Center - Class D - Girls Abbie Brott (11) Avery Johnson (11) Jaycee Lapp (11) Jaycee Widener (10) Jayden Widener (12) Boys Mauricio Diaz (9) Eli Handsaker (11) Tate Hartley (12) Parker Johnston (11)
Medicine Valley - Class D - Girls Alex Ellermeier (12) Kaylyn Roblee (9) Boys Kaden Bonini (10) Samuel Heapy (11) Noah Nicklas (10) Reid Stout (12)
Wauneta-Palisade - Class D - Girls Zoey Boos (10) Michaela Dukes (11) Boys Dennis Cavanaugh (12) Ty Duvel (11) Dalton Harchelroad (12) Austen Rozelle (11) Grant Walker (9)
Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos announced today that the University of Nebraska will search for a new head coach for its men’s basketball program. The decision to end Head Coach Tim Miles’ employment came after consulting with University leaders, and Moos has begun the process to find the next head coach of the men’s basketball program.
Moos will be available for a news conference at 4 p.m. today in the West Memorial Stadium Sixth Floor (Don Bryant Press Box).
“Tim Miles is a good basketball coach who has put his heart, soul and energy into the Nebraska men’s basketball program over the past seven years,” Moos said. “Ultimately, we have not maintained a level of consistent success and stability on the court, and after a full review I have made the decision to move in another direction for the leadership of our program.”
Miles guided the Huskers to a 19-17 record in 2018-19, capped by a loss at TCU on Sunday in the National Invitation Tournament. Miles finished his Nebraska career with a 116-114 record in his seven seasons at the helm. He coached the Huskers to one NCAA Tournament appearance (2014) and two trips to the NIT (2018, 2019). Miles helped Nebraska to a pair of fourth-place finishes in the Big Ten Conference, but the Huskers finished 10th or lower in the league standings five times.
Moos said he will focus his search on finding a head coach who will put the Huskers in the best position to be competitive in the Big Ten Conference and nationally. Moos hopes Nebraska is able to move quickly in its search for a new head coach, but his primary focus is finding the right fit.
“I am confident there will be strong interest from the coaching community about the opportunity to lead our men’s basketball program,” Moos said. “We are fully committed to providing the necessary resources to position our basketball program for success on the conference and national level. I expect to find a head coach who will elevate Nebraska basketball to new heights.”
Statement from Coach Tim Miles:
“Thank you to the University of Nebraska for a remarkable journey. It was a great honor to represent this University the past seven years. I am extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish during my tenure, most notably developing relationships with so many fantastic people associated with the Huskers.
“A special thank you and deep gratitude to our players and parents who have been with us and supported us over the years. Thanks to our coaches, legends, alumni and to all of the support staff who interact with our program on a daily basis and made the experience one I will always cherish.
“To the fans, students and supporters who make Pinnacle Bank Arena such an incredible venue, much respect and thank you as well.
“My family will always be cheering for the Huskers and look forward to seeing #Nebrasketball make history in the near future. GBR!”