Deshler, NEHastings Tribune

Childhood dream fuels hobby store

DESHLER — A childhood passion for model trains fueled David Zucker’s desire to create a hobby store dedicated to the tiny, but intricate, machines. David and his high school sweetheart, Deb, started Spring Creek Model Trains in 2000, which has grown from a hobby business inside a small enclosed trailer to a 4,500-square-foot structure.
Geneva, NEHastings Tribune

Geneva woman sees world through artist's eyes

GENEVA — The world-renowned artist Leonardo da Vinci said, “The artist sees what others only catch a glimpse of.”. Geneva artist Patty Scarborough is a true example of those words, as she has always been intrigued with texture, edges and shadows. Being a visual person, she has always thought along those terms, so being in an art room is where she felt the most comfortable, immersed in a “language” that makes sense to her.
Lincoln, NEklin.com

Uncle Sam Jam Set for Saturday, July 3 At Oak Lake Park

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird says residents are invited to attend the City’s free Uncle Sam Jam Independence Day Celebration at Oak Lake Park on Saturday, July 3. There will be food vendors open at 4 p.m. and live music starts at 6:15 p.m. A fireworks display will begin at 10 p.m.
Plymouth, NELincoln Journal Star

Animal Blessing Sunday at First-Plymouth

First-Plymouth Congregational Church, 20th and D streets, will offer an Animal Blessing as part of the 11:59 a.m. worship service Sunday, June 13. This service is free and open to the public with all faiths welcome. All well-behaved animals on leashes or in crates or cages are welcome inside the sanctuary. After the service, outside in the courtyard, the clergy will offer an individual blessing to pets or to photos of pets not present.
Nebraska Stateaudacy.com

Man sentenced to death for murder of Nebraska store clerk

WILBER, Neb. (AP) — A man was sentenced to death Wednesday for killing and dismembering a Nebraska hardware store clerk who refused to commit to his lifestyle of group sex and fraud. Aubrey Trail was convicted in 2019 of first-degree murder and criminal conspiracy to commit murder. in the 2017...
Scottsbluff, NEStar-Herald

Reconnecting with the past

Dick Hanson, Oak, Nebraska, connected with Ron Dutton Tuesday, June 8 at Western Nebraska Veterans Home in Scottsbluff. Hanson is the present owner of a 1946 TCH Farmall H that his father purchased from Dutton’s implement in Gering in 1946. Dutton is the first cousin of the original owner of Dutton Implement. Hanson’s Farmall was one of 64 tractors taking part in the Tractors Relay Across Nebraska.
Fairbury, NEfairburyjournalnews.com

Fairbury Woman Pleads Guilty To Public Indecency

Ramona R. Young, aka Ramona Jones, 54, appeared in Jefferson County Court on Monday, June 7. Linda Bauer was the presiding judge. Although the defendant is listed on the docket as Ramona R. Jones, she had indicated to the judge her correct name is Ramona Jones. The defendant was originally...
Wilber, NENebraskaTV

Aubrey Trail given death penalty for 2017 murder

WILBER, Neb. — Convicted murderer Aubrey Trail received the death penalty Wednesday for the 2017 killing of 24-year-old Sydney Loofe. Trail was sentenced at the Saline County Courthouse by a three-panel judge. He was found guilty in 2019 of first-degree murder and other charges in the killing and dismemberment of...
Fairbury, NESand Hills Express

BVCA offering Fairbury-specific housing program

FAIRBURY, NE — A new program is making it easier for low-income people to buy a house in Fairbury. Blue Valley Community Action Partnership is pushing its new Purchase, Rehab, Lease, Purchase program. It helps people become homeowners if they choose a house in Fairbury that costs less than $100,000 and can be brought up to state rehabilitation standards.