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yourTicket briefs: Chapman Fall Festival kicks off Saturday morning  Grand Island Independent

CHAPMAN — The Chapman Fall Festival and Auto Show is set to kick off at 9 a.m. Saturday with a horseshoe competition. Other events follow at 10 with wiener ...



Wood River prepares for flooding  1011now

The residents of Wood River are preparing for flooding, but they are not alone.



Timeline at Wood River High School aims to teach people about Holocaust  Kearney Hub

WOOD RIVER — Wood River Rural High School students are able to learn more about the Holocaust in an interactive way thanks to a timeline displayed at the ...



PHOTOS: Flooding makes its way to Shelton and Wood River  Grand Island Independent

The water at the Wood River in Shelton is almost to the bridge. Just past the bridge the road is closed due to water running over the road. (Independent/Carissa ...



2019 Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame Class inducted  1011now

A group of seven distinguished Husker student-athletes and coaches made up the 2019 University of Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame class.



Jim Skeen has captured many of Wood River Eagles’ games over last 30 years  Grand Island Independent

When he spoke in his hometown April 23, Husker head football coach Scott Frost singled out a longtime member of the Wood River community.



With federal aid uncertain, Wood River unites to provide flood resources  NTV

While federal aid is on its way to Nebraska, it may not reach families in Gibbon, St. Edward, and North Loup. In Wood River, the community unites to make sure ...



PHOTOS: Flooding and preventative measures in Gibbon and Wood River  Grand Island Independent

Flooding hits Gibbon, Nebraska, while volunteers work to sandbag in Wood River to avoid a repeat of March flooding. More photos to come soon.



UDPATE: Wood River nursing home evacuated, residents moved to Hastings  KSNB Local 4

Highway 30 between Kearney and Wood River is closed as of Friday morning. Flood waters over portions of the road are forcing the closure. Hwy 2 between GI ...



Wood River's Waddington wins fourth LPC title  Grand Island Independent

WOOD RIVER — A loss can be a good thing for someone.



Students help cleanup yards, basements after flood  KSNB Local 4

People in Wood River are still in the process of cleaning up the mess left behind by the flood waters, and volunteers from neighboring communities are lending a ...



Downstream flooding may approach March levels  KSNB Local 4

The Hall County Emergency Management Office said downstream flooding from Monday night's rain storm may be as bad as what happened in March.



Spirit of Christmas descends on Wood River  Grand Island Independent

WOOD RIVER — Some people feel it's not Christmas if they're not singing.



Elmer Bilslend, 68  Grand Island Independent

TECUMSEH — Elmer Bilslend, 68, of Tecumseh died June 11, 2019, at Belle Terrace in Tecumseh. Memorial *service* will be 1 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at First ...



Communities prepare for more flooding, others assessing damage  Grand Island Independent

Dozens of residents were filling bags with sand to try to fend off floodwaters coming into Wood River.



Steven C. Thelen | Obituaries | journalstar.com  Lincoln Journal Star

May 2, 1950 - July 29, 2019. Steven C. Thelen, 69, of Lincoln, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, July 29, 2019. He was a beloved and ...



Ricketts says this flood may be most widespread disaster in Nebraska history  Grand Island Independent

WOOD RIVER — On a visit to Wood River Monday, Gov. Pete Ricketts said this year's flood may be the most wide-ranging disaster in the state's history.



Coach Frost's former teammates share memories from Wood River High School  NTV

Both on and off the field, people in Wood River say Scott Frost is known as a leader, especially his former teammates from Wood River High School.On the Wood ...



David G. Dubbs, 70  Grand Island Independent

CAIRO — David G. Dubbs, 70, of Cairo died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, at his home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at First Presbyterian Church ...



Trinity Lutheran student S-P-E-L-L-S to W-I-N at Hall County Spelling Bee  Grand Island Independent

WOOD RIVER — Jerrita Staehr called out the words to contestants at the Hall County Spelling Bee at Wood River High School on Tuesday.



Splashdown: Wood River Aquatic Center now open for summer fun  Kearney Hub

WOOD RIVER — After about six years of committee planning, a bond vote and months of construction, the Wood River Aquatic Center is open.



Douglas Denman, 71  Grand Island Independent

ALDA — Douglas A. Denman, 71, of Alda passed away after a day's work was done on Monday, July 1, 2019. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, ...



Wood River FunFest concert promotes new child care center  Grand Island Independent

WOOD RIVER – As a working mom of four, Chelsie Doane knows firsthand the need for more child care in Wood River.



Frost's legendary high school feats live on for those who face him  Lincoln Journal Star

The stories of Scott Frost, high school legend, still live for many of the athletes and coaches who faced him on the football field during a dominant four-year run ...



Elinor Peterson, 89  Grand Island Independent

Elinor Martha Peterson, 89, of Grand Island died Sunday, July 28, 2019, at Lakeview Care Center of Grand Island. Memorial *service* will be at 4 p.m. Friday at All ...



Photos for Publication on Tuesday, March 19, 2019  Grand Island Independent

Governor Pete Ricketts speaks with Hall County Sheriff Rick Conrad at the Wood River firehouse Monday, Mar. 18 during the governor's visit to Wood River. Gov ...



‘Barb’ Dvorak, 59  Grand Island Independent

ST. PAUL — Barbara J. “Barb” Dvorak, 59, of St. Paul, died unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at ...



Here's where you can get flood assistance, and how you can help victims  KETV Omaha

The State of Nebraska published this list of resources available to those affected by the flooding. Also below, there is information on how you can donate to the ...



The Scott Frost timeline: From Wood River, to Orlando and back home  Lincoln Journal Star

Jan. 4, 1975: Scott Frost is born in Lincoln. 1990: A sophomore, Frost leads Wood River High School to the Class C-1 state football semifinals. 1992: A senior ...



Photos for Publication on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | Gallery | theindependent.com  Grand Island Independent

Current Nebraska Danger player, and former Husker and Minnesota Viking, Tommy Armstrong Jr. prepares to throw a pass during practice Tuesday morning in ...



Rose White, 67  Grand Island Independent

FORT WORTH, Texas — Rose M. White, 67. of Fort Worth, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 26, 2019. A memorial will be at a later date in ...



Hal Wilson, 78  Grand Island Independent

Hal F. Wilson, 78, of Grand Island died on Friday, April 12, 2019. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Cathedral. The Rev. James Golka ...



'Brad' Dimmitt  Kearney Hub

OMAHA — Bradly L. “Brad” Dimmitt, 59, of Kearney died Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha.



UPDATED: Red Cross operating or partnering with shelters in Nebraska and Iowa  NTV

The American Red Cross is operating or partnering with 10 shelters in Nebraska and southwest Iowa to assist those who have been displaced from their homes ...



Hansen: In Scott Frost's hometown, on-field heroics tell only the beginning of a football fairy tale  Omaha World-Herald

Scott Frost isn't perfect, or flawless, or undefeated since birth. Steve Spiehs can confirm this. He remembers the story of Scott's invisible trumpet.



Barbara Hayden, 77  Grand Island Independent

WOOD RIVER — Barbara Ann Hayden, 77, was called to her heavenly home on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. She left this world at Good Samaritan Center in Wood ...



Ronald ‘Ron’ Harders, 60  Grand Island Independent

WOOD RIVER — Ronald L. “Ron” Harders, 60, of Wood River died Monday, May 28, 2018, peacefully in his sleep at his home in Wood River. Services will be at ...



Helping Nebraska flood victims and Red Cross Shelter information  KLKN

Helping Nebraska flood victims and where those affected can go for shelter.



Photos: From Wood River to Memorial Stadium to Orlando and back again, Scott Frost's Husker career  Lincoln Journal Star

Scott Frost is home to coach his alma mater and home state Huskers. Click through for photos of his playing days at Nebraska and his subsequent coaching ...



Randy Damratowski  Kearney Hub

KEARNEY — Randy Damratowski, 56, of Kearney died Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at CHI Health Good Samaritan.



Right where he belongs: Hausmann takes pride in serving Columbus, Huskers and more  Columbus Telegram

Editor's note: "Community Champions" is a new weekly feature in which area residents who are advocates for the community are profiled. To recommend ...



East Alton – Wood River High School announces Alumni Hall of Fame/2015 Induction Class  RiverBender.com

EAST ALTON/WOOD RIVER - East Alton-Wood River High School is proud to announce the 2015 Oiler Alumni Hall of Famers who will be formally inducted at a ...



A career worth measuring: Johnson ends time as APS superintendent  Blair Enterprise Publishing

About 10 years into her teaching career, Lynn Johnson was at a crossroads.



Wagoner sisters choose different animals for 4-H competition  Kearney Hub

SHELTON — Edward the pig was more interested in a bath than posing for a photo, but Theodore the goat hammed it up when it was his turn to be.



2019 Bill Marshall Volleyball Classic teams announced  Grand Island Independent

Grand Island, Neb.— The fourth annual Bill Marshall Volleyball Classic at the Nebraska State Fair is set with a full roster of teams from Nebraska high schools as ...



People unveil new historical marker at Cornhusker Ordnance Plant  KSNB Local 4

HALL COUNTY, Neb. (KSNB) - People remember the lives of nine Nebraskans who died in an explosion at the Cornhusker Ordnance Plant 74 years ago ...



Crowds turn out for new Grover Cleveland Alexander musical  Grand Island Independent

ST. PAUL — A crowd of 240 people saw the weekend's final performance Sunday of the new musical about the man who inspired Grover Cleveland Alexander ...



The best Hub photos of 2018 | Gallery  Kearney Hub

Chef Robert Knobbe places pan-seared petrale sole on a bed of sautéed broccoli, carrots and onions. Knobbe is the newest executive chef at Kinkaider Brewing ...



superintendent submits resignation, effective June 30 | Public | enterprisepub.com  Blair Enterprise Publishing

When Lynn Johnson was hired as a math teacher for Arlington Public Schools in 1983, she told her dad that it would be for one year.



Abbie Vialpando, 32  Grand Island Independent

WOOD RIVER — Abbie Dawn (Powell) Vialpando, 32, of Wood River died Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Abbie's fight with cancer came to an end as she was called ...



10 years after tragedy, Wood River honoring firefighters' sacrifice  Grand Island Independent

Ten years ago, the Wood River Fire Department lost two of its own in a Valentine's Day fire.



Lisa Opp, 47  Grand Island Independent

WOOD RIVER — Lisa Ann Opp, 47, of Wood River died Saturday, March 5, 2016, at her home in Wood River. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. ...



Death, Jeanette ‘Jeanie’ E. Kriley  York News-Times

Jeanette “Jeanie” E. Kriley, age 78, of Bradshaw, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at Geneva.



Jeff Ashby headed to Wood River next season  Aurora News Register

Giltner's football sideline will have a different look to it next season.Head coach Jeff Ashby has resigned from the position at Giltner High School and accepted ...



Francis Becker, 74  Grand Island Independent

WOOD RIVER — Francis Arnold Becker, 74, of Wood River died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, at Golden Living Center, Park Place in Grand Island. Services will be at ...



Alice 'Sally' Dubbs | Obituaries | columbustelegram.com  Columbus Telegram

WOOD RIVER -- Alice Elsie “Sally” Dubbs, 100 years and five days, passed away Nov. 16, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Center in Wood River.



Kimball Denman, 59  Grand Island Independent

WOOD RIVER — Kimball Charles “Cobra” Denman, 59, of Wood River died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.



Friday Flakes: Seven New Inductees to Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame and the Source of Nebraska’s Greatness G…  Corn Nation

The Nebraska Athletic Department issued the following statement about the class of 2019 Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame (it's a long one!): A group of seven ...



Scott Frost comes home | Sports  Daily Nebraskan

Everyone loves a good homecoming story, especially after a period of devastation and heartbreak. After a 4-8 football season in 2017, the state of Nebraska and ...



2019 Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame Class announced  1011now

A group of seven distinguished Husker student-athletes and coaches make up the 2019 University of Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame class.



Bobby Bowden makes stop in Gibbon  Kearney Hub

KEARNEY — Bobby Bowden is no stranger to Nebraska. The former Florida State Seminoles coach and all-time career leader in NCAA football victories went ...



Timothy Denman, 61  Grand Island Independent

Timothy Jack Denman, 61, was welcomed in heaven on May 13, 2016.



Frost makes surprise visit to Columbus  Columbus Telegram

Nebraska Cornhuskers head football coach Scott Frost said he was determined to get the whole state behind the program when he was hired in 2017, and on ...



Photos: Kearney schools take top honors at UNK Band Day Parade competition  Omaha World-Herald

Kearney High School won the Sweepstakes Trophy and was named the top band overall at the 2016 University of Nebraska-Kearney's Band Day Parade ...



Longtime RPS coach Dubbs has died | Ralston Recorder  Omaha World-Herald

Longtime Ralston Public Schools coach and teacher Gary Dubbs died Monday. He was 73.



Steven M. Sipple: Frost's consistent calm and life experiences help in readiness for big job  Lincoln Journal Star

Soon after Eric Kapitulik got off a plane in Omaha this past summer, he began noticing the T-shirts.



Leistikow: Inside the new life and mind of Drew Ott, an incomparable, hard-luck Hawkeye  Hawk Central

TRUMBULL, Neb. — The late-morning sun is shining in the farm fields of south-central Nebraska, a welcomed change this rain-soaked spring. It's planting ...



Young therapists energize clients and city  Grand Island Independent

Tucked away in the busy-ness of Diers Avenue — which has quickly become one of Grand Island's most bustling thoroughfares, from Old Potash Highway all the ...



Grand Island parade tradition to return Saturday  Grand Island Independent

Crowds are expected to line up along Third Street and fill Grand Island Senior High's Memorial Stadium as a Grand Island tradition returns this weekend.



Estelle Wimberley, 78  Grand Island Independent

NEWBERRY, S.C. — Estelle (Thora) Hofrichter Wimberley passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, in her son's home in Newberry, S.C.. Estelle was born on ...



As the Saturday night spectacle swirls, most expect Frost to be the calmest in the building  Lincoln Journal Star

College football's opening weekend annually features a slew of compelling games that precedes, generally speaking, a two-week tapering in excitement before ...



Gloria Thesenvitz named Independent’s Woman of the Year  Grand Island Independent

From her entrepreneurship that founded a successful national business to her spirit of community involvement grounded in her rural Nebraska roots, Gloria ...



Gangwish has always gone hard every play  Lincoln Journal Star

From that day on,” said Jensen McTavish, of the first football practice he witnessed Jack Gangwish play, “I've never seen him take a play off, take a day off, or.



Ravenna slips into Lou-Platte Conference title game  Grand Island Independent

WOOD RIVER – By ensuring that she stayed in the game, Caelan Basnett helped ensure Ravenna a spot in the Lou-Platte Conference Tournament ...



Harvest of Harmony marches on  Grand Island Independent

Early-morning practices are nothing new for high school band members.



Fairbanks, Dr. Wendell | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Fairbanks, Dr. Wendell Age 78 Dr. Wendell Fairbanks, of Hastings, NE, went to the Great Hunting Grounds in the sky May 17, 2016. Wendell was born Janu.



Crystal Kay Nathan, 47  Grand Island Independent

FULLERTON — Crystal Kay Nathan, 47, of Fullerton passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, at CHI St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.



Daily record for Friday, Dec. 5 | Daily Record  Grand Island Independent

Police/Sheriff. Anyone with information about any crime in the state may call the Grand Island-Hall County Crime Stoppers, 381-8822. Callers will remain ...



Music scene arrives railside  Grand Island Independent

Nobody can say downtown Grand Island didn't have some life to it Friday night.



Osborne helped bring Frost back to Lincoln  Grand Island Independent

Tom Osborne spent 25 years leading the Nebraska football program.



Rudolph Kruse Sr., 83  Grand Island Independent

Rudolph L. Kruse Sr., 83, of Grand Island died Monday, July 27, 2015, at CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Pauls ...



Oregon now has an interscholastic mountain bike racing league  BikePortland.org

Ever wished your child could compete on a cycling team based at their school? Now they can. Today the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) ...



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Memorial gallery: October | Southern Idaho Local News  Times-News

Here, we remember south-central Idahoans who died. The photos were provided by families to accompany their obituaries in the Times-News.



World-Herald archives: 'After 20 Years, Fast-Draw Champion to Compete Again'  Omaha World-Herald

Editor's note: The following article appeared in the Saturday, Aug. 15, 1992, edition of The World-Herald under the headline "Young Guns, Take Cover: After 20 ...



Several past Husker QBs have found success in coaching ranks  Lincoln Journal Star

All due respect to the center position and those who play it, but from the playground to the Superdome, the coach-on-the-field role almost always falls squarely ...



Learning from the best: A look at Frost's ties to notable coaches through the years  Lincoln Journal Star

When Scott Frost left Nebraska following the 1998 Orange Bowl with a national championship under his belt and an NFL career on the horizon, he had already ...



Witzel, O'Keefe win conference titles | Belleville West  STLtoday.com

BELLEVILLE • Fortunately for Brooke Witzel, she led the entire way. Otherwise the competition in the Southwestern Conference cross country meet would have ...



Ryan Daniel Marshall | Brentwood High School  STLtoday.com

Brentwood. Academic rank: 7 of 69. Sports: football, baseball. Academic bio: National Honor Society ... Honor Roll ... 35 college credit hours ... 4.13 GPA.



Herculaneum: Kaitlyn Elizabeth Fischer  STLtoday.com

Academic rank: 5 of 105. Sports: cross country, track. Academic bio: Secretary of National Honor Society ... Rotary Student of the Month ... Top Ten ... Scholar ...



Sandra Samira Yamada | John Burroughs School  STLtoday.com

John Burroughs. Academic rank: N/A (school does not rank). Sports: soccer, basketball, field hockey, track. Academic bio: National Merit Commended Student.



Hannah Rose Lucas | Holt  STLtoday.com

Holt. Academic rank: 1 of 370. Sports: cross country, swimming, track. Academic bio: KMOX Student of Achievement ... honor roll ... National Honor Society ...



St. Catherine boys defeat St. Alban Roe in Mary Mother tourney  STLtoday.com

The St. Catherine sixth grade boys volleyball team defeated St. Alban Roe 2-0 in the Mary Mother tournament. This achievement has earned them the Cardinals ...



CBC Purple is having outstanding hockey season | High Schools  STLtoday.com

The CBC Junior Varsity Purple hockey team is ranked first in the Mid-States Club Hockey Association. The Cadets have a season record of 15-1.



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