December 20, 2014

Wahoo National Guard unit returns tonight from Afghanistan

A large group of the state’s citizen-soldiers is coming home tonight.

About 160 members of a Nebraska National Guard engineering company will be returning from a year’s deployment in Afghanistan.

The welcome home ceremony is planned for 8:30 PM at Wahoo High School’s football field.

The 623rd Engineering Company is based in Wahoo, with a detachment in Hastings.

Governor Dave Heineman is scheduled to be among the dignitaries, along with the guard’s Adjutant General Judd Lyons.

 

Class D high school playoff football scores

CLASS D-1
Alma 48, North Central 17

BDS 66, Omaha Christian 8

Burwell 49, Maxwell 35

Creighton 40, Hartington 14

Elgin/PJ 54, Franklin 13

Freeman 63, Bancroft-Rosalie 28

Friend 62, McCool Junction 59

High Plains 53, Osmond 30

Garden County 45, Palmer 14

Guardian Angels CC 48, Newman Grove 12

Kenesaw 32, Arapahoe 14

Nebraska Christian 48, Randolph 0

Overton 50, Elm Creek 19

Pender 54, Deshler 40

Shelton 50, Sandhills/Thedford 8

South Loup 40, Clearwater/Orchard 6

CLASS D-2

Anselmo-Merna 48, Stuart 26

Bertrand 76, Potter-Dix 19

Clarkson 46, Bloomfield 22

Dodge 68, Sterling 8

Exeter-Milligan 26, Humphrey 18

Falls City Sacred Heart 40, Parkview Christian 12

Giltner 68, Lindsay Holy Family 28

Howells 68, Wynot 18

Humphrey St. Francis 58, Dorchester 0

Loomis 48, Hayes Center 8

Medicine Valley 43, Paxton 12

Pawnee City 78, Meridian 14

Pleasanton 46, Litchfield 31

Sargent 64, Mullen 26

Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 48, Brady 24

St. Mary’s 66, Wallace 0

Class C high school playoff football scores

CLASS C-1
Arlington 22, Milford 18

Bishop Neumann 42, Raymond Central 0

Boone Central 60, Gordon-Rushville 7

Chadron 19, St. Paul 18

Columbus Lakeview 53, Lincoln Lutheran 33

Columbus Scotus 42, Centennial 21

David City 34, Ashland-Greenwood 24

Gothenburg 33, Sandy Creek 30, OT

Minden 49, Central City 7

Norfolk Catholic 6, Battle Creek 0

Omaha Roncalli 28, Fort Calhoun 13

Ogallala 49, Cozad 20

Pierce 54, Grand Island CC 14

Platteview 42, Conestoga 6

Valentine 42, Kimball 14

Wahoo 55, Syracuse 0

CLASS C-2
Aquinas 63, Archbishop Bergan 7

Blue Hill 14, Ravenna 7

Cambridge 35, Sutton 16

Crofton 55, Hershey 0

Elmwood-Murdock 14, H-TR-S 6

Kearney Catholic 68, Thayer Central 21

Hartington Cedar Catholic 42, Stanton 12

Hastings SC 41, Bayard 0

Lincoln Christian 67, Homer 7

Lutheran Northeast 23, Ponca 16

North Platte SP 50, Doniphan-Trumbull 28

Oakland-Craig 64, Laurel-Concord 12

Perkins County 37, Chase County 6

Tri County 46, Malcolm 6

West Holt 28, Cross County 13

Wilber-Clatonia 29, Lourdes CC 7

Kids in cages case goes to court in North Platte

The four North Platte adults charged in a child abuse case involving kids in cages appeared in court on Thursday.

Ashley Clark, Lacy Beyer and Bryson and Samantha Eyten have each been charged with two felony child abuse charges as well as two counts of false imprisonment, all Class 3 felonies and misdemeanor child abuse.

The four opted for contested preliminary hearings, which have been scheduled for November 10. The contested preliminary hearings will require the state to prove that they have enough probable cause for the charges, if the state can’t prove that, the cases will be bonded over to Lincoln County District Court, because they are felony charges.

If convicted, each could face up to 10 years in prison. All four requested and received court appointed attorney’s. Bond has been set at $50,000 each.

Monday evening, North Platte Police were summoned to a trailer home at the east end of North Platte for a welfare check. Officers found two boys ages 3 and 5 in a wired shut dog kennel, as well as two other children, ages 8 and 8 months living in highly unsanitary conditions.

The kennel was 42 by 28 by 30 inches. Officers found the home covered with trash, dirty clothing, food and animal feces and urine throughout the residence.

George Keltz, KXNP, North Platte

Farmer: Corps plans no changes in 2012 flood plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding meetings along the Missouri River to discuss this summer’s flood problems and its plans for next year.

Leo Ettleman is spokesman for a coalition called “Responsible River Management.” Ettleman describes the meetings as “frustrating” and says while Corps officials are listening, they aren’t planning any changes.

He says the Corps looks at 2011 as a “500-year event” and they have no reason to change their management plans over one such event, so he says they will manage the river in 2012 just like they have in the past.

Ettleman says any changes to the Corps’ Missouri River operating plan will have to come from Congress.

He says that means there is no funding in the plan for flood recovery to build the levees back to the 100-year protection that they were.

Ettleman lost two-thirds of his 2,300 row crop acres near the western Iowa town of Percival to this summer’s flooding. He says it left a tremendous amount of debris.

“We have sand deposits probably, anywhere from two foot to four foot deep, just waves of sand.. scour holes, we have scour holes anywhere from two foot to five foot deep, it’s tremendous,” Ettleman says.

Ettleman is concerned about a repeat of the flooding problems in 2012.

He says they are going into spring with a 25-year protection levee, if it gets finished,by spring, and “we’re going to be extremely vulnerable in 2012 and perhaps even beyond, it depends on when the funding comes in.”

Ettleman says because the number of people directly affected by the flooding is relatively small, it has been a challenge to make their voices heard.