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November 23, 2017

Start Mills: Plea deal gives Galvan-Hernandez chance to leave prison in his lifetime

Brayan Galvan-Hernandez says he didn’t know he was about to see a man die.

His stated goal on an early November night almost one year ago was to feed a drug habit that began that spring.

Riding in a vehicle driven by Andres “Drey” Surber toward that endeavor at the rural Emerson acreage of 41-year-old Kraig “Boomer” Kubik, the then 18-year-old Wakefield man contends that what happened next was a complete surprise to him.

Thurston Co. sheriff reacts to critical story about former deputy

Thurston County Sheriff Shelly Perez says the last thing she wanted was to remain silent when a former deputy on her staff was accused of public indecency.

An Omaha World-Herald story published on Oct. 30 shed light on potential reporting gaps in the Nebraska law enforcement community when officers resign related to possible crimes or ethics violations that may allow credentials to remain active and jobs to be taken by offending officers when arguably they shouldn’t be.

Pender earns National Blue Ribbon School honor

Students at Pender Public Schools met last Thursday, Sept. 28, in the Heese Event Center for an afternoon assembly they won’t soon forget.

Superintendent Jason Dolliver told the group of staff and children in grades K-12 about something called a U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School.

Since 1982, only 18 schools in Nebraska had earned the award. Only about 350 of 140,000 schools in the nation would be receiving that level of recognition this year.

And then he told them that the district had applied for it.

“Why not?” Dolliver asked them.

Family, friends rally to help 1-year-old with leukemia

Friends and family of Rosie Kubik have rallied to a really big cause wrapped in a tiny and precious package.

Walthill woman dies in car accident on Highway 94

A 38-year-old Walthill woman was killed in a single vehicle rollover accident at 10:30 Monday morning in Thurston County.


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