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Crews respond to train derailment outside of Beatrice

BEATRICE, Neb. (NCN) - A train derailment in central Gage County yielded responses from area law enforcement. Just before 1:00 PM members of the Gage County Sheriff’s Office, Gage County Emergency Management, and Gage County Highway Department all responded were notified about a train derailment in the Hoag area. The incident occurred near Southwest 75th and Hickory Road, behind the industrial area on 89th.
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Stubbendick inspired to give back through bake sales

A Syracuse girl’s love for baking and a drive to give back has inspired her to host bake sales and donate the profits. Madison (Madi) Stubbendick’s recent bake sale on June 16, 2022 raised over $1,000 and she is donating the money to Children’s Hospital. She rallied friends Avery Vestal and Harper Janssen, 4th grade classmates at Syracuse, to help.
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The Nebraska City News Press

Syracuse, NC battle to the final pitch in Senior action

Syracuse scored four runs in the top of the sixth to break a 2-2 tie, then added an insurance run in the top of the seventh to claim a 7-6 win in Seniors American Legion baseball action at Nebraska City Modern Real Estate on Saturday, June 18. A two-run first...

Syracuse American Legion Seniors

A four-run sixth inning and an insurance run in the seventh inning gave the Syracuse American Legion Seniors a road victory at Nebraska City’s Clemmy Holmes Field on Saturday, June 18. The Syracuse side ended up with seven runs on six hits with two defensive errors. Robert Shanks hit...

Leading Off: HBO documentary on Beatrice Six reopens a wound that just won't heal

From acclaimed filmmaker Nanfu Wang, the HBO Original six-part documentary series #MindOverMurder chronicles the bizarre and psychologically complex story of six individuals who were convicted for the 1985 murder of a beloved 68- year-old grandmother, Helen Wilson, in Beatrice, Nebraska. Despite five of the individuals originally confessing to the crime, the “Beatrice Six” as they became known, were exonerated by DNA evidence in 2009, a turn of events that divided the rural town and incensed the family of Helen Wilson. As the filmmakers track the case from the murder, through investigation, trial, exoneration and two civil suits, shifting perspectives cloud the truth; a stranger-than-fiction tale emerges that raises salient questions about the reliability of confessions and memory in criminal cases.

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Mind Over Murder’ On HBO, A Docuseries About Notorious ‘Beatrice Six’ Murder Case

Mind Over Murder, directed by Nanfu Wang, is a six-part docuseries about the “Beatrice Six” case. In 1985, 68-year-old Helen Wilson was sexually assaulted and murdered in her apartment in the small Nebraska town of Beatrice (pronounced “bee-A-trice”). Six people — Joseph White, Thomas Winslow, Ada JoAnn Taylor, Debra Shelden, James Dean and Kathy Gonzalez — were found guilty of the murder, but in 2008 were all exonerated via DNA evidence. MIND OVER MURDER: STREAM IT OR SKIP IT? Opening Shot: Scenes from rural Nebraska, with ominous music playing over them. The Gist: Many of the Beatrice Six still claim to have memories of being...


Larry G. Bohling of Beatrice, NE passed away the morning of June 9th at the age of 74. He was born on April 2, 1948 in Auburn, NE to Wilbert and Lois (Gess) Bohling and graduated from Johnson High School in 1966. For several years after high school, he worked as a farmer until eventually moving to Beatrice, NE to raise his family and start a career as an engineer for Agrium. Larry enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and even people he had just met. His kind nature meant that he could often be found chatting with anyone who would take the time to listen to his heartwarming stories and witty sense of humor.

“I Never Saw This as a ‘True Crime’ Series”: Nanfu Wang on HBO Docuseries Mind Over Murder

One of the more surprising revelations in the provocatively titled six-part docuseries Mind Over Murder has nothing to do with the sad tale presented onscreen of the “Beatrice Six,” as the three men and three women convicted (and ultimately absolved) of killing a beloved grandma in Beatrice, Nebraska back in 1985 came to be known. Instead, the surprise comes when the end credits disclose the story is being revisited by none other than critically-acclaimed director Nanfu Wang (In the Same Breath, One Child Nation), not exactly a usual suspect for the sensationalist true crime genre.

Bernice Noerrlinger

Bernice Noerrlinger, 96 of Cook, passed away on June 19, 2022. She was born October 7, 1925 to Elmer and Mildred (Richter) Hopp. She married Walter Noerrlinger, Jr. on November 28, 1945 at St. Paul’s UCC (Osage) in rural Cook and were together for nearly 68 years. Survived by...