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Minatare Police Department woes continue


The Minatare Police Department is essentially without a police department after its police chief and its second full-time officer resigned last week.

Repairs scheduled for US 30 in western Nebraska


DIX, Neb. (AP) — Pavement work is scheduled to begin the week of May 4 on U.S. Highway 30 in the Nebraska Panhandle.

Riverside Zoo hosts 'Party for the Planet'

Riverside Zoo hosts 'Party for the Planet'


Wyatt Schlothauer pets Malibu, a red blood python at the Riverside Discovery Center's (RDC) Party for the Planet celebrations in recognition of Earth Day. Visitors to the zoo learned about how all animals and reptiles are important to the planet's ecosystem, water conservation, recycling, natural composting and endangered animals.

Walk raises awareness for MS

Walk raises awareness for MS


Nearly 150 people got up early Saturday morning to raise awareness for a good cause.

Local Sports

Bobcats win Chadron meet’s team titles


CHADRON — Hemingford swept both team titles at the Chadron High School Invitational Track and Field Meet on Saturday. The host Cardinals were the runners-up in both team races.

Eagles blast six home runs against Mavericks


CHADRON — The Chadron State College softball team drove in 15 runs in a 15-6 win over Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference foe Colorado Mesa University. CSC fell short in a rainy seventh inning rally against Metro State University in the second game, losing 9-7. Chadron State fell out of conference contention with the loss, finishing its season 10th in the RMAC.

WNCC baseball team splits games against Miles


MILES CITY, Mont. -- The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team got a little offense in their second game with Miles Community College Saturday afternoon in Miles City, Mont.

Scottsbluff boys register another thrilling win


CHEYENNE, Wyo. — For the second straight day, the Scottsbluff boys soccer team found itself in another thriller that needed extra time to determine the result.

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  • Violet Mae Kraft

    Violet Mae Kraft, 85, of Scottsbluff, died Friday, April 24, 2015, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Services are pending at Jolliffe Funeral Home and Crematory.

  • Rita R. Marez

    Rita R. Marez

    Rita R. Marez, 86, of Gering, died peacefully in her home on Friday, April 24, 2015, surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church with Fr. Mike McDonald officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff. A rosary will be Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Gering Memorial Chapel. A memorial has been established to Prairie Haven Hospice. Tributes of sympathy may be left at

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  • Charles (Chuck) Johannsen

    Charles (Chuck) Johannsen

    Charles (Chuck) Johannsen of Gering, formerly of Mitchell, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Monday, May 4. His children; Susan (Dave) Hooper of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sherri (Ed) Cargile of Mitchell, Sandra (Oliver) Bowker of Bayard, along with his 6 grandchildren are hosting a cake reception that will take place on Sunday, May 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Northfield Villa’s Main Dining Room, 2550 21st St, Gering.

  • Maurine Lockwood

    Maurine Lockwood

    Maurine Lockwood will be celebrating her 95th birthday. Maurine was born May 3, 1920 in Dix, Nebraska. Her family would like to honor her with a card shower. Cards and well wishes may be sent to Maurine at 707 S Howard, Kimball, NE 69145.

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