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Wood River students hold coat drive to help community  Grand Island Independent

WOOD RIVER — Jocelyn Rauert, 17, a senior at Wood River High School, always wanted to do a community project that would benefit others.

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.

Wood River native demonstrates her nationally recognized culinary skills  Grand Island Independent

At the Raising Nebraska exhibit at the Nebraska State Fair, the public learns about the work of farmers and ranchers and how they help feed people throughout ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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: 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 ...

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.

Donald Taylor, 90  Grand Island Independent

WOOD RIVER — Donald E. Taylor, 90, of Wood River died Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island. Services will be at 10 a.m. ...

Wood River musicians come to aid of GICC pep band  Grand Island Independent

One good turn — or note — deserves another, as Grand Island Central Catholic junior Nettie VanHeufeln discovered last week.

North Platte St. Patrick's ends Lutheran High's season  Norfolk Daily News

WOOD RIVER — Lutheran High Northeast's Becca Gebhardt recorded 22 kills, but as impressive as they were, they weren't enough.

'Larry' Otto, 85  Grand Island Independent

OMAHA — Laurence D. “Larry” Otto, 85, of Omaha, previously of Wood River, passed away in Omaha on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. A visitation will be from 11 ...

Island parade tradition to return Saturday | Youth |  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.

Harvest of Harmony marches on | Local News  Grand Island Independent

Early-morning practices are nothing new for high school band members. They are often up before sunrise to learn songs and master footwork for the competition ...

Randall Hartmann, 67  Grand Island Independent

Randall M. Hartmann, 67, of Grand Island died Friday, May 11, 2018, of natural causes. Funeral *service* will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, at the Apfel Funeral ...

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 ...

Georgiann Husen, 90  Grand Island Independent

Georgiann Mary Husen, 90, of Grand Island passed away with her family by her side on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

Dennis 'Buzz' Hansen, 65  Grand Island Independent

Dennis M. “Buzz” Hansen, 65, of Grand Island died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, at CHI Health St. Francis. A Celebration of Life for friends and family will be held ...

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 ...

Francis Harders, 86 | Obituaries  Grand Island Independent

Francis H. Harders, 86 of Grand Island, formerly of Wood River, died Saturday, October 14, 2017 at CHI St. Francis Health in Grand Island.

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

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 ...

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 ...

Keith 'KC' Hinkson, 99  Grand Island Independent

CAIRO — Keith C. “K.C.” Hinkson, 99, of Cairo died Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society, Wood River. Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at ...

'Citywide tailgate' party for Husker game to honor veterans  Grand Island Independent

There may not be much to celebrate yet this season for Nebraska football fans, but a new event is seeking to drum up enthusiasm for the team, while also ...

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.

Jack Stopkotte, 78  Grand Island Independent

HARLAN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Jack L. Stopkotte, 78, of Harlan Township, Ohio, beloved husband of 54 years to Judith Stopkotte. Loving father of Kenneth James ...

Your Ticket: 'Ken and Jeremy' team up for Studio K exhibit  Grand Island Independent

Ken and Jeremy,” featuring works by Ken Bassett of Grand Island and Jeremy Daniels of Hastings, opens Friday at the Studio K Art Gallery, 112 W. Third St.

Your Ticket: Stuhr gets a jump on Halloween with 'All Hallows Eve'  Grand Island Independent

One of the first Halloween event of the season kicks off this weekend at Stuhr Museum.

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.

Video shows arrest of mask-wearing teen armed with knife outside of Illinois high school  WGN TV Chicago

WOOD RIVER, Ill. – Cell phone video shows police taking down a young man wearing a frightening mask outside an Illinois high school. 18-year-old Brandon ...

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 ...

Young therapists energize clients and city | Local News  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 ...

George Allan Jr., 88 | Obituaries  Grand Island Independent

WOOD RIVER — George D. Allan Jr., 88, of Wood River died Sunday, May 31, 2015, in his home surrounded by his loving family. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. ...

Francis Becker, 74 | Obituaries |  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 ...

Arlington superintendent submits resignation, effective June 30 | Public  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.

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 ...

Crystal Kay Nathan, 47 | Obituaries  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.

Marvin Koepp, 84  Grand Island Independent

Marvin Albert Koepp, 84, of Grand Island departed this life on May 18, 2016 while a patient at Good Samaritan Society of Grand Island, surrounded by his family.

Harvest of Harmony 2017 order of march  NTV

76th Annual Harvest of Harmony Parade and Field Competition with the theme “Nebraska, Let's Celebrate 150 Years!” Saturday, October 7, 2017. Parade starts ...

Kluver finishes tied for fifth at Junior PGA Championship  Norfolk Daily News

Luke Kluver, a senior-to-be at Norfolk High School, finished tied for fifth at the 43rd annual Junior PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky.

Scott Frost's appearance at Nebraska basketball game sends fans into a frenzy  Omaha World-Herald

LINCOLN — One of Scott Frost's first misdirection plays as Nebraska football coach began with the sound of a cold wind blowing through Pinnacle Bank Arena.

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.

Rae Ann Saunders, 60  Grand Island Independent

Rae Ann Saunders, 60, of Grand Island died Friday, May 19, 2017, at CHI St. Francis Health in Grand Island. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at ...

Centura boys win home invite  Grand Island Independent

WOOD RIVER — It had been a while since the Centura boys track and field team had won a meet.

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.

Norfolk's offense struggles early in loss at Kearney  Norfolk Daily News

KEARNEY — It was a game of two halves. Norfolk stumbled against Kearney early, falling behind 31-0 at halftime before rallying and losing 38-16 at Foster Field ...

Norfolk Catholic runs past HCC | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

HARTINGTON – In a renewal of the rivalry between two storied Northeast Nebraska football programs, Norfolk Catholic eventually ran away from the Hartington ...

Bonge set to retire after 39-year coaching career  Norfolk Daily News

ALBION — Twelve years ago, Dale Bonge got quite the surprise for his 50th birthday. The longtime Boone Central wrestling coach thought his wife was taking ...

Barry hired as Norfolk Catholic volleyball coach | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

A familiar face will be on the Norfolk Catholic volleyball sideline this fall.

Lutheran High wins D1-6 subdistrict | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

STANTON — The Lutheran High Northeast volleyball team remained true to its “all in” theme Tuesday night by getting plenty of contributions from numerous ...

Knights knock down Warriors in first-round battle  Norfolk Daily News

SPRINGVIEW — Just when it appeared No. 11-seeded Neligh-Oakdale finally had the momentum late in a see-saw first half, No. 6-seeded North Central stole it ...

Daily record for Tuesday, Nov. 7  Grand Island Independent

Police/Sheriff. Anyone with information about any crime in the state may call the Grand Island-Hall County Crime Stoppers, (308) 381-8822. Callers will remain ...

Alice 'Sally' Dubbs  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.

Band directors' suggestions taken to heart with field show changes  Grand Island Independent

Harvest of Harmony organizers have been listening to what band directors would like to see in the annual Memorial Stadium field competition, which for many ...

Osborne helped bring Frost back to Lincoln  Grand Island Independent

Tom Osborne spent 25 years leading the Nebraska football program.

Once an Olympian, UCF coach Scott Frost’s mom remains in fine form

New UCF football coach Scott Frost has pledged to turn the Knights back into winners by bringing world-class speed to Orlando and revamping the team's ...

Stanton advances to substate round after sweep of Clarkson/Leigh  Norfolk Daily News

WISNER — Stanton pulled to within one match of a fourth consecutive trip to the state volleyball tournament with a businesslike victory over Clarkson/Leigh ...

McDermott  Lincoln Journal Star

Bernice Pauline (Dunn) McDermott died February 23, 2017. Born December 22, 1927, in Wood River to the late Joseph P. and Katherine (Konkoleski) Dunn.

Turnovers plague Wildcats in opener | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

The Wayne State football team had an unusual opening night at Memorial Stadium and Bob Cunningham Field.

Day's record for Tuesday, Aug. 29 | Daily Record  Grand Island Independent

Police/Sheriff. Grand Island Police. The following felonies were reported: -- Stephen Price was arrested for an interlock violation Saturday morning at West Third ...

Rebels rake Class C title by beating Pender 6-2  Norfolk Daily News

BATTLE CREEK – Before the question even could be finished, Pender co-coach Waylon Carlson had the answer.

Daily record for Friday, Dec. 5  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 ...

Thursday's state wrestling results | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

OMAHA - Results from the first day of the state wrestling tournament at CenturyLink Center Omaha.

Knights top Lutheran High Northeast in golf dual  Norfolk Daily News

After his varsity golfers combined for a 170 total to better host Lutheran High Northeast (211) in dual action Monday afternoon, Norfolk Catholic coach Dustin ...

Virgil Lucas, 68  Grand Island Independent

SALADO, Texas — Virgil Dean Lucas, 68, of Salado, Texas, passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at Baylor Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, ...

Kallhoff enjoys chance to be near Norfolk | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

VERMILLION, S.D. — Sunday's 79-71 win by the TCU Horned Frogs over South Dakota here at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center in the Women's National ...

Music scene arrives railside  Grand Island Independent

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

Crofton pulls away late to down Norfolk Catholic girls  Norfolk Daily News

The fourth quarter proved to be the difference-maker in Crofton's win over Norfolk Catholic Thursday night in girls action.

Winnebago ends Ponca's streak at 25 | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

WINNEBAGO — To keep its own streak alive, Class C No. 3 ended No. 1 Ponca's 25-game winning streak.

Jacobsen leads Gators to home invite title | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

WISNER — Moments after a second-place finish in the 100-meter dash, Lauren Jacobsen of Wisner-Pilger found herself trailing three-quarters of the way ...

Class 4 District 3 championship: MICDS 25, Hazelwood East 14 | Hazelwood East

MICDS' Graham Bundy Jr. (5) runs the ball in for a score during a Class 4 playoff game at SLUH on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at SLUH in St. Louis, Mo.

Missed opportunities lead to sweep of WSC baseball  Norfolk Daily News

WAYNE — Wayne State's baseball team left 19 runners on base in a doubleheader with Concordia-St. Paul here Wednesday afternoon to, not surprisingly, drop ...

Norfolk High teams get big wins over Islanders  Norfolk Daily News

With the postseason on the horizon, the Norfolk High boys and girls basketball squads earned a pair of big wins Friday evening.

Illinois Class 7A quarterfinal:Mount Carmel 29, East St. Louis 19

East St. Louis running back Treven Swingler (10) breaks a tackle against Mt.Carmel's Daniel Morales (21) in a 7A quarterfinal state playoff game at Gatley ...

Boyd County spoils Santee's upset bid | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

SANTEE — Two girls basketball teams that entered January with matching 6-3 records were looking to maintain their momentum into Niobrara Valley ...

Panthers take two from South Sioux City | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

SOUTH SIOUX CITY — Norfolk High's girls and boys basketball teams walked into the Mini-Dome here Saturday night and hit the court running.

Lutheran North football team issues the 'Buckle Up Phone Down' challenge

Head Coach Carl Reed and the Lutheran North Crusaders have taken on MoDOT's “Buckle Up Phone Down” pledge. They are challenging Hazelwood Central, ...

Patriots bow out in D1 | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

LINCOLN — Clarkson-Leigh made its first-ever trip to the girls' state volleyball tournament this week, but, unfortunately for the Patriots, it was a short stay.

Flyers turn up pressure to beat HD | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

HUMPHREY - After Howells-Dodge had taken an early second-half lead, Humphrey St. Francis dialed up the defensive pressure to take the lead back.

Knights improve to 7-3 with win over Madison | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

The Norfolk Catholic/Lutheran High Northeast boys soccer team earned a fourth-straight win Tuesday with a 6-1 victory over Madison.

Randolph outraces Hartington-Newcastle in district opener | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

HARTINGTON — Randolph won on fourth down — and the game, too.

Wildcat men blow by Barclay College | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

WAYNE — Wayne State's men moved to 2-1 on the young season after running away from Barclay College 100-58 here at Rice Auditorium on Friday night.

Panthers beat Lincoln High, fall to Columbus | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

The Norfolk High School volleyball program tried to take a significant step forward at Thursday's home triangular.

'Blue-collar' Pierce pounds out win over previously undefeated Wayne  Norfolk Daily News

PIERCE — The Pierce Bluejays returned to their blue-collar roots Friday night and proved something to themselves and opposing teams with a 50-34 win over ...

Knights split with Winnebago | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

The Norfolk Catholic girls and boys basketball teams earned a split with Winnebago Tuesday evening, providing some heated action on a cold January evening.

Fast start carries Gators past HLHF | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

HUMPHREY — Wisner-Pilger could do no wrong over the first six minutes of its 63-41 win over Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family here Tuesday.

Norfolk Catholic girls secure much-needed win | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

When the Norfolk Catholic (2-4) and Lutheran High Northeast (1-3) girls basketball teams met on the court Thursday night, both were seeking a much-needed ...

Fast start lifts Eagles past Titans | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

The combination of Korrell Koehlmoos and a tough, opportunistic defense is rapidly becoming a winning recipe for the Lutheran High Northeast Eagles on the ...

Northeast hires Fort Hays State coach as athletic director  Norfolk Daily News

Northeast Community College has named Fort Hays State volleyball coach Kurt Kohler as its new athletic director.

McCallum signs with Air Force | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

For Lane McCallum, a love of sports and a desire to be great came early.And they had a common influence."I've loved sports since I could walk because my ...

Centennial outlast Battle Creek 54-49 | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

COLUMBUS — Centennial is far from a one-man show, but it was Jackson Hirschfield playing the leading-man role to near perfection in the Broncos' 54-49 win ...

Community revives public golf course | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

VALENTINE — For the past four years, Valentine hasn't had a public golf course.

Ewing tames Broncos to advance | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

LINCOLN — Focusing on each and every point, Ewing swept past Mullen in the opening round of the Class D2 state volleyball tournament, 25-17, 25-16 and ...

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 ...

Jaguars blast Bulldogs; Buzzer-beater decides girls game  Norfolk Daily News

HOWELLS — Howells-Dodge used 15 points from Connor Blum — almost exclusively on drives to the bucket — to take care of Humphrey-Lindsay Holy Family ...

Hawks clean glass to down North Dakota visitors; women lose first game  Norfolk Daily News

The Northeast Community College men's basketball team gave a demonstration on how to clean glass Tuesday night against the North Dakota State College of ...

Nebraska roots shaped Miles Austin | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

O'NEILL — Miles Austin has spent most of his life living in New Jersey and Texas, but Nebraska also has had an influence on the former Dallas Cowboys Pro ...

Steven M. Sipple: Moos' respect for UCF's 11-0 record ultimately may help land Frost  Lincoln Journal Star

Bill Moos says he's pondered a list of six candidates. In the minds of many Nebraska football fans, though, there's only one candidate for the Huskers' head ...

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