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Lexington man pleads guilty in rural Lexington homicide
Courtesy/ Dawson County Sheriff's Office. Manuel Juarez-Mendez also known as Jose Regalado-Mendez. A 42-year-old Lexington man entered guilty pleas Thursday afternoon in Dawson County District Court for the October 4, 2016 death of another man. Manuel Juarez-Mendez was originally charged with First
Penny Melstrom, 66, Lexington
Penny Melstrom, 66, of Lexington, formerly of North Platte, died at the Lexington Regional Health Center on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. Penny was born on Oct. 19, 1952 at Goodland, Kan. to Vilas and Madelyn Claar. As a child the family lived in several states. Penny later earned her GED from Ogallala Hi
Man takes plea deal in Dawson County slaying
LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A man charged with murder in south-central Nebraska’s Dawson County has taken a plea deal. Radio station KRVN reported that 42-year-old Jose Regalado-Mendez pleaded guilty Thursday to manslaughter and use of a weapon to commit a felony. He had been charged with first-degree mu
Minden girls hold off Lexington
MINDEN — A fourth-quarter explosion from senior guard Alex Bauer allowed for the Minden Whippets to push passed the feisty Lexington Minutemaids 43-35 Tuesday night in Minden.
Lexington splits games with Minden
MINDEN, Neb. — The Lexington boys got out to a 15-5 lead in the first five minutes and never looked back, topping Minden, 74-39. Nick Saiz had a stretch of eight straight points for Lexington in the first quarter, helping them pull away from the Whippets early. The Minutemen outscored Minden in ever
Grand jury clears Dawson County Sheriff's Office of any wrongdoing in suicide
LEXINGTON — A grand jury has cleared the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office of any wrongdoing in the June death of Joseph D. Bauer. Bauer, 61, died June 18, after deputies received a report of a man threatening another person with a firearm in the area of U.S. Highway 30 near Overton. Officers from DCSO
Tiede's Second-Hand and Antiques to close at the end of the year
Overton, NEB — The owners of Tiede's Second-Hand and Antiques have decided to retire at the end of the year. For this edition of Guide to the Good Life I visited with Karl and Beulah Tiede about their 46 years in business.
Phelps County Service League raises money while getting folks in the holiday spirit
HOLDREGE, Neb. — Folks in Phelps County are getting into the holiday spirit while giving back. For over 20 years, the ladies of the Phelps County Service League have put together holiday home tours.
Grand jury rules no guilt in Dawson County death involving law enforcement
A Dawson County grand jury found no criminal conduct in what law enforcement have described as a police chase that ended in a suicide. With District Judge James Doyle presiding, the grand jury met Wednesday. Dawson County Attorney Elizabeth Waterman presented evidence regarding the death of Joseph B
Life Expectancy In The U.S. Is Down. A Rise In Suicide Is One Reason Why
Americans are dying younger and death by suicide is a big reason why. We’ll look behind the rising numbers and talk about how to save lives. Alia Dastagir, enterprise reporter for USA Today. (@alia_e)
No criminal conduct found in grand jury probe
A Grand Jury for Dawson County District Court has found no criminal conduct on the part of any individual in the death of 61-year-old Joseph D. Bauer this past summer. On June 18th, law enforcement was called to an area of Highway 30 near Overton on a report of a man allegedly threatening another pe
Kearney man admits to possessing drugs, false reporting and violating a protection order
LEXINGTON — A Kearney man pleaded guilty to charges related to taking a woman from her Callaway residence.
Vigil planned December 6 at Angel of Hope Statue
Courtesy/City of Kearney Park & Recreation. Parents who have lost a child are invited to remember their loved one at a candlelight vigil Tuesday, December 6, at the Angel of Hope statue at Kearney Cemetery.
Lexington man sentenced to one year in prison for child abuse
According to court records, Samuel Luna-Estrada, 26, pleaded guilty to felony child abuse in September. In exchange for his plea, the charge was reduced from first-degree sexual assault of a minor, which is a more serious felony. Samuel Luna-Estrada initially was charged with having a sexual relatio
(Audio) Haymaker Boys Improve to 3-0
Hershey-Cozad withstood a furious fourth quarter comeback from Hershey on Friday night to down the Pathers 62-57. AfterNate Neil hit a three pointer to end the third, Cozad led 46-32. Hershey however came roaring back behind the play of Senior post Jacob Gosnell who scored 12 of his game high 31 poi
Southern Valley Wrestling Invite Results 12-7
Samuel Foster (Sutherland) 8-0, Fr. over Tristan White (Arapahoe) 9-1, Fr. (MD 13-4) Darius Shields (Norton Community) 7-2, Fr. over Mason Kuszak (Centura) 5-3, Fr. (Fall 2:30)
'Official' Pony Express Christmas cards carried for mail distribution
GOTHENBURG, Neb. — Nearly 800 people will be getting a special delivery from days gone by, when they open their mail this Christmas season. Members of the Central Area Nebraska Division of the National Pony Express Association hand stamped 768 cards and letters Saturday morning with the official Pon
New art at local United Methodist churches 'unwraps the true meaning of Christmas'
ELM CREEK — The Rev. Venedith Vargas’ love of art inspired her to share the Christmas story from a different perspective. When Vargas discovered 20 canvas art prints that depict the story of Christmas, she knew she had to share it with her congregations and the communities of Elm Creek, Williamsburg
Lady Plainsmen to play Kimball and Gothenburg in second week of action
The Lady Plainsmen are looking ahead to this week's games after traveling to Hershey last Thursday and having their game against Wray cancelled on Friday due to weather. Hershey was a difficult game for the PC girls, as turnovers seemed to plague the Lady Plainsmen, which lead to a halftime lead for
Relay For Life To Celebrate Silver Anniversary in 2019
The 25th Annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Dawson County recently received a stamp of approval from the Gothenburg City Council to celebrate a quarter century of fighting cancer in 2019. The event theme will be “25 Years of Finding Silver Linings” with the event planned for Friday, Ju