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Appeal rejected for man convicted in 2009 death of four-year-old Minden boy

The Nebraska Court of Appeals has rejected an appeal by one of four men convicted in the 2009 death of a four-year-old boy. On Tuesday, the Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction of Dustin Scoville, 45, and denied his appeal. Scoville argued for post-conviction relief, arguing his legal counsel was ineffective and that his sentence was excessive.
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‘The Wall That Heals’ arrives in Kearney

KEARNEY, Neb. (NCN) - Central Nebraskans will soon have the opportunity to better connect with the experience of the Vietnam War. The Wall That Heals is a Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica and mobile education center that tours the country. It arrived in Kearney escorted by police, sheriff’s deputies and the Patriot Guard Riders on Tuesday.
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Kearney High looks to retool in 2022

KEARNEY — Having made the state football playoffs every year since 2010, Kearney High looks to keep its streak alive while facing an uphill battle this year. The Bearcats return just one starter from last season’s 4-6 team in junior defensive back Zander Reuling. While the roster is turning a page, the expectations remain the same for the Bearcats.
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Kearney man faces prison time for kicking man in the head

KEARNEY — A judge has found a Kearney man guilty of kicking a man in the head and causing him to be hospitalized. Kamaunte McFarland, 23, pleaded no contest in Buffalo County Court to felony first-degree assault of the man in the early morning hours of Feb. 22 in the 500 block of Fourth Street. In exchange for his plea, the Buffalo County Attorney’s office agreed to not ask for more than 15 years in prison for McFarland at the time of sentencing.
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Wall that Heals gets Patriot Guard welcome in Kearney

KEARNEY — As the Wall That Heals rolled into Kearney Tuesday, some veterans of the Vietnam War said their memories today are more poignant than they were a lifetime ago when they fought the war. Veterans remember the terror of firefights, the loneliness of being in a foreign place...
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Kearney man charged with sexual assault on child

KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - A Kearney man is in jail accused of sexually assaulting a child. Kearney police arrested Curtis Steier, 71, late Tuesday. He is charged with first degree sexual assault on a child. Court records indicate the assault happened Monday and the victim was subjected to sexual penetration.
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Appeal denied in Minden child abuse death

LINCOLN, Neb. (KSNB) - The State Appeals Court is upholding the prison sentence of one of four people convicted in the death of a central Nebraska four-year-old. Dustin Scoville’s conviction was affirmed by the Nebraska Court of Appeals on Tuesday. Scoville was sentenced to 49-50 years in prison in...
MINDEN, NE
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Shannon Ramos

Shannon R. Schmidt Ramos, 45, of Minden, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022 at her home in Minden, surrounded by her loving family. Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Minden with the Rev. Evan Winter officiating. The service will be live-streamed to the funeral home’s Facebook page. Inurnment will be held following the service at the Minden Cemetery. There will be no visitation as the family has honored Shannon’s wish for cremation. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to the Shannon Ramos Benefit Fund at the Minden Exchange Bank. Arrangements are under the care of Craig Funeral Home in Minden.
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Lynn: Mental toughness key to Lopers winning in the MIAA

KEARNEY — Winning in the MIAA takes more than skill. It takes more than an average amount of mental toughness, according to University of Nebraska at Kearney coach Josh Lynn. The league boasts that it is the toughest conference in the NCAA Division II ranks. “In our conference it’s...
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Joseph LaPuma

A memorial graveside service for Joseph V. LaPuma will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at the Prairie Home Cemetery in Holdrege, Nebraska with Father Jay Buhman officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the Martin-Horn American Legion Post #66 in conjunction with the United States Navy Funeral Honors Team.
HOLDREGE, NE
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California man sentenced to prison on child porn charge

KEARNEY, Neb. — A California man has been sentenced to four to 10 years in prison for having nude photos of a minor on his phone. According to Buffalo County Court records, Corey Brewster, 42, was given the sentence Tuesday on one count of possession of child pornography. He was given credit for 315 days served.
KEARNEY, NE
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LifeSmiles brings dental care to Two Rivers area kids

KEARNEY — Healthy teeth not only make brighter smiles. They’re essential to good health. That’s why Two Rivers Public Health Department has a LifeSmiles program that provides dental screenings for children from preschool through elementary school. So far, the program has served 600 area children. Two dental...
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