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Girls basketball: Class C-1 and C-2 district finals capsules

CLASS C-1 C1-1 at North Platte, Syracuse (17-8) vs. No. 3 Mitchell (23-1), 3 p.m.: Mitchell's Kenana Wilfred, a UNLV recruit, is one of the state's top post players. The Rockets beat Auburn to reach the district final round.


Nebraska man arrested on assault charge in Red Oak

(Red Oak) -- A York County, Nebraska man was arrested on an assault charge in Red Oak Thursday night. According to the Red Oak Police Department, 39-year-old Jared HoffSchnieder of Bradshaw was arrested for domestic abuse assault--first offense--around 10:13 p.m. He was booked into the Montgomery Co


SENCAP program continues to give leg up

WAHOO – A group of high school students recently got an advanced lesson on resume building. The session at Southeast Community College’s Learning Center in Wahoo is just one way students taking part in the Southeast Nebraska Career Academy Partnership (SENCAP) are getting a leg up on their future ca



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Nebraska state senator compares American flag to Nazi swastika

Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers on Tuesday compared the American flag with the Nazi swastika on the floor of the legislature. “I don't come here for this rag every day, and it's a rag. That's all it is to me,” said Chambers about respecting the flag. “When you show a way to persuade Jews to sanct


Chetnut contractors waiting out weather

WAHOO – When the next break in winter weather comes, construction crews are ready to start up again on the Chestnut Street Improvement Project in Wahoo. M.E. Collins Contracting had hoped to get back to work on the project last week. Wahoo City Administrator Melissa Harrell said a tentative timeline


Three boys subdistrict finals to watch Thursday

C1-4 at Schuyler: No. 1 Wahoo (21-3) vs. Aquinas (10-12), 7 p.m. — Coach Kevin Scheef’s Wahoo squad has had its share of high-stakes showdowns against their crosstown rivals, Bishop Neumann, coached by Mike Weiss. But Aquinas, coached by Weiss’ son, Trevor, derailed another potential matchup by upse


Fight continues with Omaha senator to stop mountain lion hunting in Nebraska

Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers is still fighting for the Nebraska wildlife he describes as majestic, regal. The mountain lion. His bill (LB46) would end the authority of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to establish a hunting season for those mountain lions.


School asking for help with concensus building

WAHOO – Wahoo Public Schools will be asking an independent organization to help build a community consensus. The District 39 Board of Education voted 4-2 Monday evening to hire Heartland Center for Leadership Development for community engagement services.


Shawnee County Sheriffs visit boy recovering in Nebraska after car accident

AUBURN, Kan. (KSNT) - Sargeant Scott Wanamaker and Deputy Christopher Dahlke were the first on scene when 12-year-old Blake Finnley was run over by a car in November. "I went up to assess the victim and I found him still completely pinned underneath the car," said Dahlke. "And I found that he was st


Boys hoops roundup, 2/21

Sutton11201616--63 Tri County--Siems 32, Cr. Niemeyer 15, Ch. Niemeyer 2, Weise 3, Larson 7. Sutton--Wiseman 5, Jones 5, Baumert 7, Davis 10, Haight 9, George 12, Nuss 15. Aquinas--Hartman 15, Jacub 3, Napier 2, Zavodny 26, Chromy 4, Stara 8, Krenk 4.


Man convicted of 1 of 2 murder counts in Omaha shootings

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An Omaha man has been found guilty in one of two fatal shootings in August 2015. The Omaha World-Herald reports that a Douglas County jury found 29-year-old Marcus Short guilty Thursday of first-degree murder for the Aug. 8, 2015, killing of 19-year-old Garion Johnson. The jury fo


Students urged to share Nebraska history through film

A Mullen teacher is trying to get more Nebraska student involved with the American History Film Project. The American History Film Project is not a film contest and there’s no cost to submit your video. Any students — in kindergarten through 12th grade — who submit films will have them shown in June


Hugely popular boy band Why Don't We coming to Nebraska

The next big thing is Why Don't We. In the vein of boy bands past — Jonas Brothers, One Direction and others who were once the top of the pop world but whose star has since faded — the five-member pop group is currently the object of affection for pre-teens everywhere.


Nebraska banks top $1 billion in profit for first time

Nebraska's banks reached a big new milestone in 2018. For the first time ever, combined net income of all banks headquartered in the state topped the $1 billion mark. According to data released Thursday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the state's 170 local banks collectively earned $1,008,00


Wahoo bank reopens after being destroyed by fire

WAHOO, Neb. (WOWT) - More than two years ago, flames shot from the roof of the Wahoo State Bank. A malfunction holiday light caused the blaze that took volunteers from five fire departments to put out.


Unsecured trash loads causing a mess in Saunders County

SAUNDERS COUNTY, Neb. (WOWT) - Too much garbage is generated in the metro, so waste is hauled 75 miles west to a landfill that still has room. The long trip to the other dump is creating some problems along the way.


Community auciton again raises funds

MALMO – The Malmo American Legion and Malmo Fire Department hosted the annual community benefit auction. Malmo Legion Commander Don Proett said Malmo has been holding a benefit auction since 1953 to help provide for important causes and charities, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer Fund, Camp Kitaki


Omaha on trial in shooting death of 'Cops' crew member

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Omaha police used justifiable force when firing dozens of bullets at an armed robbery suspect in a fast-food restaurant and had no duty to protect a law enforcement reality television show crew member who was inadvertently shot and killed, the police chief said.


Lillie offers seasoned advice for life

WAHOO – Connie Lillie has a lot of good memories. The Wahoo resident turned 100 on Jan. 6. “It’s all been wonderful,” Lillie said, reminiscing on her life. Lillie said she prefers to keep active, keeping herself busy with cleaning, cooking and the occasional game of solitaire on her computer. She sa