The event will be held at Rushville’s Modisett Park.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A western Nebraska man has been sentenced to 19 years in federal prison for producing child pornography.
U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg (gihlg) said in a written release that 39-year-old Jesse Lucio, of Chadron, was sentenced Thursday in Lincoln’s federal court.
Police say Lucio had sex last year with a 15-year-old girl and recorded the act on a computer tablet.
Upon his release from prison, Lucio must serve 10 years of supervised release and must register as a sex offender.
There is no parole in the federal system.
By Alex Helmbrecht, Director of College Relations
CHADRON – Cuba Libre, a Chadron State College capstone course that travels to the island of Cuba, was approved for the Fall 2016 semester at the most recent meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State College System at Hillcrest Country Club in Lincoln, Nebraska, June 10.
Cuba Libre was previously offered in the Fall 2014 semester. The study abroad experience ties in well with the college’s Master Academic Plan, particularly with the Essential Studies Program.
Other items approved during the meeting included the acceptance of employee salary recommendations, Board Policy changes, and granting the Chancellor authority to sign construction and professional services contracts for the CSC stadium project. Additionally, biennium budget requests for 2017-19, which include CSC core needs, mandatory compliance obligations and capital construction of the Math and Science Building, were approved.
Some of the notable Board Policy changes occurred to policies 5015, 3300 and 3050. Board Policy 5015 deals with adjunct faculty and the update included a system-wide rate for compensation set at $835 per credit taught. Beginning in the Fall 2013, CSC began paying adjuncts $835 per credit. Now, with the policy change, Wayne State and Peru State pay the same amount as CSC.
The changes to Board Policies 3300 and 3050 both deal with student affairs. In Board Policy 3300, benefits and requirements for student organizations were clarified, misconduct was defined and procedures were established for investigation and discipline. The change to Board Policy 3050 now defines those as serving in the Nebraska National Guard as Nebraska residents for tuition purposes.
Also, MBS Direct, an online book and course material provider, was approved as Chadron State College’s bookstore. CSC’s current bookstore contract with Follett will end June 30. In addition to MBS Direct’s services, Reeves Incorporated of Chadron will operate a retail outlet in the Student Center.
Prior to the Board of Trustees’ meeting, representatives from each college and the NSCS met for discussion and planning. The college and system office representatives comprise three councils – Business Officers, Academic Officers and Student Affairs, Marketing and Enrollment Officers – that report to the Board.
The next Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for Sept. 8-9 at Wayne State College.
MARTIN, S.D. (AP) – City officials in Martin imposed a curfew after a rash of assaults, and have made several arrests.
Police Chief Thomas Jeans said in a statement that tension between two groups has resulted in nearly half a dozen aggravated assaults, causing a safety issue for residents of the Bennett County town of about 1,100 people.
The curfew ordered by Jeans and Mayor Gary Rahill was in place from 2-5:30 a.m. Wednesday, with violators subject to arrest.
Officer Thomas McMillan told the Rapid City Journal that the curfew passed without incident. He also said four people are in custody on multiple charges, and more arrests are pending in the ongoing investigation.
This is Nevin Price with the UNWNRD and this is the Crop Water Use Report for the week of June 13, 2016 to June 20, 2016
Average use by wheat was 2.64 inches.
Projected use by wheat for this week is 2.40 inches.
Average use by corn was .84 inches.
Projected use by corn for this week is 1.22 inches.
Average use by beets was .34 inches.
Projected use by beets for this week is .34 inches.
Average use by beans was .14 inches.
Projected use by beans for this week is .14 inches.
Average use by potatoes was .72 inches.
Projected use by potatoes for this week is 1.27 inches.
Average use by mature alfalfa was 2.4 inches.
Projected use by mature alfalfa for this week is 2.4 inches.
Average use by lawns was 2.5 inches.
Projected use by lawns for this week is 2.4 inches.
The average ET gage reading was 2.4 inches.
The average rainfall across the district was .39 inches.
Rain data came from http://nerain.dnr.ne.gov/NeRAIN/index.asp
In the last week soil moisture monitoring station 1 showed 65% water available at 12”, 65% water available at 24”, and 65% water available at 36”. The producer applied .8 inches through irrigation. Remember this is in a Sandy Loam soil type with Corn planted and will vary depending on site specific; weather, irrigation management, topography, management practices, crop, and soil type.
In the last week soil moisture monitoring station 2 showed 85% water available at 12”, 85% water available at 24”, and 80% water available at 36”. The producer applied .3 inch through irrigation. Remember this is in a Loam soil type with Corn planted and will vary depending on site specific; weather, irrigation management, topography, management practices, crop, and soil type.
The weather forecast for the next week shows temperatures in the high 80s and 90s with a couple small chances for rain.
The crop water use report is completed using the average growth stage for each crop and ET gage reading from across the district. To find the conversion your specific crop growth stage visit https://nawmn.unl.edu/GrowthStageData .
For more information or to inquire about ET gages or soil moisture monitoring equipment, please contact Nevin Price at the Upper Niobrara White Natural Resources District at 308.432.6190 or visit our website at www.unwnrd.org. We are committed to helping Nebraskans conserve and protect groundwater.
Harrison, NE: As a continuation of the popular Niobrara Meanderings series, visiting National Park Ranger Jerry Lucus will present “Wagons to Wagons” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, in the theater at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument. On Tuesday, June 28, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Curator Maryann Neubert and Museum Technician Chris Mather will present “In Search of Really Old Stuff: Selections from Cook Archeology Collection.” This and a spinning demonstration by Neubert will be in the main room of the visitor center.
Jerry Lucas has been a park ranger at Scotts Bluff National Monument since 2006. Jerry has prepared and presented many programs for the park over that time. The program, “Wagons to Wagons” evolved out of the local Studebaker Automobile Club’s regional rally in Gering, Nebraska. The group wanted something special for the members who were coming from other states to help them understand Western Nebraska. Jerry suggested that since Scotts Bluff National Monument had just received a replica Studebaker wagon for its pioneer wagon display, they might enjoy the story of the Studebaker family.
Lucas’ lifelong interest in history started as early as ten years old. He has studied Native American history, early expansion history, the fur trade, and especially Hiram Scott. His program will be at 2 p.m. on June 26, in the Agate Fossil Beds Visitor Center Theater.
Applying their working knowledge of the museum artifacts at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Maryann Neubert and Chris Mather will be bringing out archeological items from the park’s collection that visitors don’t usually get to see. Neubert will also demonstrate spinning and assisting visitors in that craft. All of this from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Tuesday June 28 in the main room of the visitor center.
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument is located just 22 miles south of Harrison, or 34 miles north of Mitchell, Nebraska, on State Highway 29, then east on River Road for three miles to the visitor center. Admission is free. The visitor center is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The parks two trails are open from dawn to dusk. www.nps.gov/agfo for more information.
Chadron State Senior and Ogallala native Laramie Schlichtemeier was crowned 2017 Miss Rodeo Nebraska on Wednesday night during pageant competition in North Platte. Carly Woerman of North Bend, who was Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska 2014, was named first runner-up. Contestants were judged in various categories during 4 days of competition. Schlichtemeier won horsemanship, speech, personality, photogenics and congeniality.
Schlichtemeier received numerous prizes including scholarships, a tiara, a saddle, a buckle, chaps, tack and jewelry, among many other items.
She will remain in-waiting until January. Emily Taylor, Miss Rodeo Nebraska 2016, will compete at the Miss Rodeo America Pageant at the end of this year. Laramie plans to graduate in December with a degree in business administration and an emphasis in agri-business. In the interim she will prepare for her year as Miss Rodeo Nebraska and will fill in at events when Emily Taylor is unable to attend.
Laramie is the daughter of Jeff and Shari Schlichtemeier of Ogallala and the granddaughter of Gary and Nadine Schlichtemeier of Alliance.
Here are the week 10 “Free Gas Friday” winners…Congratulations to Shirley Peters of Chadron who registered at TaDa Art Studio and Quilt Shop, Mike Halverson of Hot Springs who registered at Big Bats in Hot Springs, Sherrie Emerson of Crawford who registered at Chadron Express Lube, Becky Potmesil of Alliance who registered at Westco Main Station, Melissa Stricker of Alliance who registered at Sweet Bres Floral and Gifts and Connie Hicks of Alliance who registered at Team Automotive. Each will receive a $30 gas card. We have 2 weeks remaining in this contest, so sign up today at any Big Bats location or any Westco location. Dakota Ridge in Crawford, Express Lube or TaDa Art Studio & Quilt Shop in Chadron or Sweet Bres Floral and Gifts, The Grocery Kart, Team Automotive, Total Reflections, Cardio Connection Cafe or Great Western Bank in Alliance.