FEBRUARY 14, 2019 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.) — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested several people and seized 100 pounds of marijuana during five traffic stops this week on Interstate 80. All five stops happened between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.
At approximately 1:55 p.m. MT Tuesday, trooper located more than two pounds of marijuana after stopping an eastbound Toyota Yaris for speeding at mile marker 18 near Kimball. The driver, Jessica Reyna, 25, of Sacramento, California, and passenger, Chase Sinclair, 29, of Charlotte, North Carolina, were both arrested and lodged in Kimball County Jail.
Troopers then found 85 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop at approximately 3:45 p.m. CT Tuesday. A trooper had stopped a Chevrolet Tahoe parked in a no-parking area on the shoulder of the on-ramp at exit 324 near Giltner. The driver, Franklin Schillfarth, 55, of Maryland, was arrested and was lodged in Hamilton County Jail.
On Wednesday at approximately 7:20 a.m. CT, another trooper stopped an eastbound Kia Rio for speeding at 114 miles per hour on I-80 near North Platte at mile marker 176. Marijuana containers were plainly visible in the vehicle and the trooper found approximately two pounds of marijuana during a search. The driver, Brianna Glover, 23, and passenger, Rashawn Hampton, 23, both of Michigan were arrested and lodged in Lincoln County Jail.
At approximately 9:00 a.m. CT Wednesday, a trooper stopped a Chevy pickup pulling a trailer for failing to stay in its lane near Kearney at mile marker 280. The trooper could smell the odor of marijuana in the vehicle and conducted a search. The search revealed personal use marijuana and a handgun. Additionally three pounds of marijuana was located hidden inside a large, older television. An investigation revealed that the driver was unaware of the marijuana inside the television. The driver, Ryan Taylor, 35, of Florida, was arrested and cited for a concealed handgun violation and personal use marijuana. He was lodged in Buffalo County Jail.
Finally, at approximately 10:45 a.m. MT, a trooper discovered seven pounds of marijuana after stopping an eastbound Hyundai Sonata for speeding near Kimball at mile marker 18. The driver, Christopher Seligman, 35, of Maryland, was arrested and lodged in Kimball County Jail.
Interview with Dennis DaMoude
Monday, February 25 th : Cheyenne County KS (St. Francis) St. Francis Emergency Building, 125 W Hwy 36
On March 5, 2019 Deputies were sent to mile marker 197 (just east of Brady, NE.) on U.S. Highway 30. It was reported two vehicles had struck each other and there were injuries to both drivers. Deputies arrived and met with the drivers of the vehicles.
The investigation showed a black GMC Denali was eastbound on Highway 30 in its proper lane. A white Mitsubishi Mirage was westbound on Highway 30 and crossed the center line and struck the GMC Denali. The driver of the GMC was injured but refused medical treatment.
The driver of the Mitsubishi suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Great Plains Health. He was identified as thirty-one year old Joshua Baker of North Platte. Deputies believed Mr. Baker was under the influence of narcotics at the time of the accident. Deputies found suspected THC Wax in the vehicle and other items. Mr. Baker did not have a license or insurance at the time of the accident. Criminal charges are pending Mr. Bakers release from the hospital and laboratory testing. The investigation continues.
CURTIS, Neb. – Ron Rosati, dean of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis, plans to retire Aug. 5 from NCTA. Rosati was tapped as head administrator for the University of Nebraska’s sole two-year institution in July 2013.
Before completing his University of Nebraska service at year-end, Rosati will serve as senior advisor for the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA) in Kigali, Rwanda. Opening in September, RICA is an English language institution dedicated to educating and inspiring a new generation of innovators in agriculture in Rwanda.
“Under Ron Rosati’s leadership, NCTA truly reached new heights in providing academic and financial access to higher education, as well as career preparation in the ag and veterinary technology industries,” said Mike Boehm, NU vice president for agriculture and natural resources, and Harlan Vice Chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
“I want to thank Ron for his exemplary service and dedication over the past six years and wish him the best as he transitions into retirement.”
Kelly Bruns, director at NU’s West Central Research and Extension Center based in North Platte, has been named NCTA interim dean, while continuing to serve in his WCREC role. Bruns will lead NCTA campus administration with associate dean Jennifer McConville.
“It has been a privilege for me to serve NCTA as dean,” Rosati said. “The college is an exceptional place to work due to its small size, focus on agriculture and veterinary technology, and its emphasis on experiential learning.”
Rosati is a native of New York and has earned degrees in agricultural education and agronomy. He earned his doctorate from Iowa State, masters and bachelor’s from Cornell University, and associate degree from SUNY Farmingdale. Prior to moving to Nebraska, Rosati served in administrative capacities as provost at Southeast Missouri State University, provost at Alfred State College, State University of New York, and was a dean at Texas A&M University, Kingsville.
Rosati taught agricultural engineering technology and aquaculture for 19 years at Texas A&M University–Kingsville, Illinois State University, The Ohio State University – Agricultural Technical Institute, and Iowa State University.
Rosati led strategic initiatives at NCTA including a 28.5% enrollment growth from 2013-2018, increased fiscal strength from deficit to fiscal health, and added academic programs in agricultural welding, equine industry management, a general agriculture online degree certificate, and partnerships in dairy and poultry management.
“NCTA has been recognized nationally for the quality of its academic programs and the success of its graduates. It’s been very rewarding for me to work with the faculty and staff who are responsible for those successes,” Rosati said.
Other administrative progress at NCTA the past six years included developing new procedures and policies for advising, admissions, registration, student payment procedures, student transfers, academic catalogs, student and employee handbooks, and Title IX and ADA compliance.
Increased appropriations by the Nebraska Legislature enabled significant campus progress in programs, student resources, and pay equity for faculty. New initiatives in public relations and recruiting, federal approval for enrolling international students, and reaccreditation were further benchmarks.
Bruns, who holds a doctorate in animal science, has served as director of WCREC since Nov. 2015. Jerry Volesky, longtime range and forage specialist, will serve as interim associate director at WCREC.
A national search will be launched to identify a new permanent dean of NCTA.
The Cambridge Girls and Boys High School Basketball Teams will travel to Grand Island for a Two Day Holiday Basketball Tournament. Cambridge will play GICC on Friday, December 28th at 6pm in the New Gym, and the Cambridge Boys will also take on GICC in the New Gym following the girls contest at about 7:45pm. Listen to the Cambridge Trojans on 102.1 True Country and online 1021kzmc.com. View Full Bracket below.
Varsity - Mens
1.Chase County 173
3.Southern Valley 57
7.Dundy County Stratton 29
8.Southwest Public 20
8.North Platte 20
Varsity - Womens
1.Chase County 220
3.Southern Valley 59
4.Southwest Public 50
6.Dundy County Stratton 28
7.North Platte 17
Lincoln NE, - The 2018 NSAA State High School Volleyball Tournament got underway in Lincoln Nebraska yesterday afternoon and into the evening. In Class D1 a match we aired from 102.1 KZMC, #7 seed Cambridge would take on #2 seed and three time defending state champions Johnson- Brock. The Eagles would end up sweeping the Trojans 3-0 winning 25-18, 25-16, and 25-12. Cambridge would then get eliminated from the State Tournament ending the Trojans season with a record of 25-6. Cambridge Head Coach Margo Kent talks about the match in our Aquafina Post Game Show. The 2018 State Volleyball tournament continues for Classes A-D2 on Friday with Semi-Finals, and wraps up with Consolation and Championship matches on Saturday.
McCook, NE- The Cambridge Trojans won the McCook Invite on Tuesday night, with wins over Cozad 25-20, 25-9, and also wins over McCook 25-18, 30-28. Cambridge Improved their record to 13-3 overall. Meanwhile, McCook is now 5-8 overall. McCook would get a win over Cozad 25-22, 25-20. Next action for McCook Volleyball Team will be the Twin Cities invite in Scottsbluff and Gering on Friday and Saturday. Next action for Cambridge will be on Saturday at the Dundy County-Stratton Invite.
GILLETTE, Wyo. – The Casper College men’s basketball team downed McCook Community College Friday night, 129-99 in the first game of the Gillette State Farm Classic.
The Thunderbirds improve to 10-1 and came into the game averaging 102.3 points a game with six players scoring in double-figures led by Isaac Bonton’s 30-point performance. Casper shot 57.1 percent on the night and held the edge on the boards 48-28 and forced the Indians into 26 turnovers.
Mardrez McBride (Augusta, Ga.) led MCC offensively with 23 points and five rebounds. MCC’s top four scorers were all freshmen with Miles Black (Jonesboro, Ga.) adding 20 points, AV Banks (Portageville, Mo.) scoring 12 points (he made three of seven 3-point shots), and Anani Ikechukwu (Abuja, Nigeria) scoring 9 points
The Indians shot 51.5 percent from the field, made 10 of 25 shots from the 3-point line (40 percent) and made 21 of 31 free-throw shots (67.8 percent).
The Indians fall to 5-5 and take on the hosts Gillette Saturday at 5 p.m. (MT)
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The 2018 Cattle Trail Basketball Classic will take place December 4th, 7th, and 8th. First round games will be played at McCook Community College Graff Events Center and McCook Senior High School. All Semi-Finals and Championship games will then be played at McCook Senior High School. We will have coverage of the Semi-Finals and Championship games on Coyote Country 105.3 and online coyote105.com. View full bracket below.
VERNON, Texas, -- The McCook Community College softball team dropped a pair of games Saturday to start the season 0-4. The Lady Indians lost to Vernon College 12-7 and 20-9.
On Friday MCC fell in a pair of walk-off losses, losing to Western Texas 4-3 in the first game, and 8-7 in nine innings in the second game.
The Lady Indians are scheduled to open the home season Sunday taking on Northwest Kansas Technical School from Goodland. The doubleheader is set to begin at noon at the Jaycees Sports Complex.
GAME 1 – Vernon College 12, McCook CC 7: Leading 1-0 in the first inning on a Chanel Siebenthal (Lakewood, Colo.) single, the Lady Indians loaded the bases with one out but couldn’t capitalize and the Chaparrals took momentum of the game with four runs in the second inning, and added three in the third.
An RBI-single off the bat of Emily Charchuk (Victoria, British Columbia) in the fourth inning made it a 7-2 game but Vernon responded with a run in the bottom of the frame, and added another in the fifth to lead 9-2.
MCC stormed back in the sixth with five two-out runs. Freshman Jade Hollands, (Effingham, Kan.) led off the inning with a single and two outs later scored on a Charchuk double. MCC loaded the bases with a single by Brooklyn Jensen, (West Valley City, Utah) and a walk to Siebenthal which set up back-to-back two out singles off the bats of Sophomores Jerusha Miner (Gunnison Valley, Utah). Freshman Hannah Jensen, (Aurora, Colo.) made it a 9-7 game with a single.
The Chaparrals countered with three runs in the sixth for the final margin of victory.
MCC had 11 hits in the game with two each by Siebenthal, Serna and Charchuk.
Freshman Sarah Willier, (Ponoka, Alberta) took the loss allowing four runs, five hits and a walk in an inning and one-third. Three other pitchers saw action. Angel Valdez, (West Jordan, Utah) went two innings allowing three earned runs, Etta Van Burgsteden, (Kinistino, Saskatchewan) allowed four earned runs in two innings and Kayla Harrison (Richmond, British Columbia) pitched two-thirds scoreless innings.
GAME 2 – Vernon College 20, McCook CC 9: The Chaparrals took charge scoring seven runs in the first inning and making it a 9-0 lead in the second inning.
After MCC scored a pair of runs in the third inning, Vernon took a 13-2 lead with four more runs in the bottom of the frame. MCC scored the next seven runs with five in the fourth and two in the sixth but Vernon ended things in the sixth with seven more runs.
Sophomore Shae Muggridge, (Perth, Western Australia) took the loss for MCC allowing nine runs on six hits in two innings of work. Van Burgsteden pitched three frames and surrendered four hits and three earned runs. Valdez pitched the final frame giving up seven runs.
The Lady Indians collected 11 hits in the game led by three each from Miner -- who drove in five with a pair of doubles and a triple -- and Siebenthal who singled twice, doubled and scored two runs and drove in two. Charhuk singled twice in the game.
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CHADRON- Gering PVC's struggle out of the gate, but scratch out a victory over Ogallala 7-5 Monday evening. Gering's pitching duo of Brayden Tarr and Chris Palomo combined to fan 15 batters in the victory. As Tarr got the start for Gering and went five innings allowing 5 earned with 7 K's, then Palomo came in relief for three innings strikingout 8 on 51 total pitches as he was credited with the win. Below are the highlights from last nights win over Ogallala
The PVC's thus far this season have been shoutout in three contests with Alliance 25 to nothing. Including being no-hit in the season opener. Tune in tonight on kettfm.com or Sunny 99.3 beginning at 4:45pm for the Runza Pre-Game show.
A critical switch to zone defense in the second half helped the Cloud County T-Birds down the McCook Community College men Friday 84-82 in the Region IX vs. Region V shootout.
The two teams were tied at 45 at halftime, but the Indians were able to take control offensively in the second half and scored on 10 straight possessions and led by nine points with 11:44 left in the game. Cloud County switched to a zone defense and the Indians went cold scoring on only two of the next 15 possessions.
“That was frustrating that we didn’t make the adjustments but Cloud County deserved to win,” MCC Coach Brandon Lenhart said.
The Indians shot 41.7 percent from the field in the first half, made four of 10 3-point shots and 11 of 12 free throws (91.7 percent). Those numbers cooled off to 37.9 percent in the second half, 34.8 from the 3-point line and nine of 15 from the foul line (74.1 percent.)
“We shot the ball well in the first half but not in the second, we were a plus in rebounding in the first but not the second,” Lenhart said. “We fouled too much in crucial situations,”
Sophomore Peanut Cunningham (Louisville, Kent.) led MCC in scoring with 21 points and tied for the team lead with seven rebounds. Freshman Mardrez McBride (Augusta, Ga.) scored 17 points and picked up six boards. Sophomore Ron Rice (New York, N.Y.) scored 13 points with five rebounds. Freshman Kailee White Jr. (Henrietta, N.Y.) scored 10 points and picked up seven rebounds.
Alvin Thompson led the T-Birds with 24 points.
Cloud County won the rebound battle 47-40, turned the ball over fewer times than MCC 17-13.
Cloud County improves to 4-1 and will travel to North Platte Saturday.
The Indians, now 3-3, continue the two-day look at Region V teams hosting Garden City Community College at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center.
MCC will travel to Columbus Tuesday (7:30 p.m.) to play Central Community College in the Indians’ first game in the Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference.
The next home game for MCC is Nov. 28 when the Indians host York College JV at 6 p.m.
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