The same day that the newspaper reported four staffers were injured at the state prison in Tecumseh, it was also announced that Nebraska Department of Corrections Director Scott Frakes received a 30 percent (yes 30 percent) raise this year. That’s an increase of $60,000 a year. That means he’ll be paid $250,000 a year.
That salary makes him the second highest paid state official behind only the head of the Nebraska Investment Council, but still the highest paid who answers to Governor Pete Ricketts. State employees received a 2 percent raise this year, with an opportunity for an additional 0.3% merit increase.Read More
LINCOLN — Nearly one-third of Nebraska’s 93 counties are now under a State Directed Health Measure.
Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Monday the state’s fth CO- VID-19 related Directed Health Measure includes Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Grant, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan and Sioux counties.
It will be in effect until May 11, unless renewed.
The measure limits public
gatherings and restricts restaurants and bars.Read More
WAYNE — Austin Creamer, Lauren Hahne and Michaela Derickson, all of Hartington, have been selected as a member of Sigma Beta Delta.
Creamer is the son of Ryan and Janet Creamer.
He is an ag business/economics major. He also plays intramural football at Wayne State College.
Hahne is the daughter of Douglas and Mary Hahne.
She is a business finance, economics and ag-business major. She participates in Alpha Lambda Delta as president, student senate as business and technology representative and Phi Kappa Phi. She has also been listed on the dean’s list.
Derickson is the daughter of Josh and Tina Derickson.
She is a business marketing major with a history minor.
She participates in Pi Gamma Mu, the honors program, serves as a resident assistant, Delta Sigma Pi, Cardinal Key, Alpha Lambda Delta and women’s rugby.Read More
Carter Kelly placed second chair on the trombone, Issac Santiago placed third chair on the clarinet, Kora Kneifl placed fourth chair on the clarinet, Ellie Lammers placed fifth chair on the trumpet and Trynity Zach placed 12th on the trumpet after an audition process which included the full range of the chromatic scale on their instrument and a short technical piece or etude, and were selected to attend the Pierce Middle School Honor Band. The audition included many large area middle schools, such as Norfolk, Wayne, Pierce and surrounding schools. The sixth grade students were in competition for chair placement on their instruments with all sixth and seventh grade students from these area schools who submitted an audition. The HNPS student’s earned some of the top positions. Unfortunately the April 4 event has been cancelled, but these students can look forward to representing HNS in future events.Read More
Central Division Girls
1. Katelyn Heine 12 Wynot
2. Shalee Planer 12 Wynot
3. Abbe Morten 12 H/N
4. Karley Heimes 12 Wynot
5. Kati Topp 11 Winside
6. Kayden Jueden 11 H/N
7. Ava Springer 11 Walthill
8. Andi Bargstadt 12 Winside
Michaela Lange 12 Wynot
Kaitlyn Heimes 12 Wynot
Noelle Wieseler 12 Wynot
Autum Lawson 11 Wynot
Whitney Hochstein 12 Wynot
McKenna Russell 10 Winside
Alivia Morten 9 HNS
N Moniz Morris 11 Walthill
Beyatae Parker 12 Walthill
West Division Girls
Maycee Zimmerer 10 Creighton
Morgan Kleinschmit 11 Wausa
Jaiden Taylor 11 Randolph
Kiera Moes 10 Osmond
Alex Eisenhauer 10 Bloomfield
Bree Eisenhauer 12 Bloomfield
Macy Aschoff 10 Osmond
Esther Nelson 12 Wausa
Charlize Wilmes 12 Creighton
Carissa Wacker 12 Plainview
Peace Akinnigbagbe10 PlainviewRead More
HARTINGTON — Post-season honors are now being handed out to area athletes.
The Lewis & Clark Conference announced its All Conference boys basketball team and honorable mention lists, and a dozen area players wrapped up the campaign among the elite.
Hartington-Newcastle Wildcat seniors Shaye Morten and Sam Harms made the Central Division’s First Team, along with Wynot junior Anthony Haberman.
Wildcat senior Matthew Meisenheimer and Wynot junior Peyton Wieseler were chosen for honorable mention honors.Read More
NORFOLK — The annual Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic rosters have been announced and several area athletes have made the list.
The football game will be played on Saturday, June 13 at Veteran’s Memorial Field in Norfolk.
Mike Sunderman, president of the event’s Board of Directors, said the Board is still planning for the game. A final decision will be made closer to that date.Read More