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-James Allen Beck and Angela Elaine Leisy
-Liam Patrick Swires and Alex Andrew Nichols
-James Paul Leonard and Christy Lee Thompson
-Denise Picket Pin and Justin K Picket Pin, Finalized 3/25/19
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The professional audio-video production house has been in business since 1983 creating video content for a variety of business partners, as well as event support, photo services, web design and data transfer services.
The three-person crew of Corey McKee, Karl Sneath and Kevin Bourne bring 55 years of combined video production and editing experience to Eagle.
“Eagle strives every day to help businesses succeed by connecting them to their customers,” said Travis Kohlrus, Eagle Communications vice president. “We believe the addition of MAP to the Eagle portfolio can enhance the level of service we can provide from training and recruitment videos to legal and documentary videos, continuing our quest of keeping our communities … connected.”
“The video production company, started in 1983 by my late husband, Rick Weber, will continue to operate at 1510 E. Iron in Salina. It’s very rewarding to know that MAP and its employees will continue to provide professional video and multimedia services to our many customers and corporate clients,” said Mid American Productions owner/manager Judy Weber. “I am very thankful to have had such dedicated and knowledgeable employees over the years, and I wish them and Eagle every success.”
Mid America Productions’ portfolio can be seen HERE.
“I’m excited for this acquisition,” said Katie Dorzweiler, Eagle Marketing Solutions director. “For over 15 years, Eagle has been creating high-quality, award-winning video production services to main street businesses. With the addition of Mid America Productions, we can now offer long-play commercial video serving both the internal and external promotional needs of our clients. Video is increasingly relevant for businesses to market themselves through television, online search engines and through social media. Eagle is now well positioned to provide clients access to all of these platforms.”
Eagle Communications Inc. is a Kansas-based Broadband Services and Media Company with over 280 employee-owners. The company operates 28 radio stations in Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri, as well as broadband systems in 60 Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado communities. The company also offers e-business solutions, web hosting, telephone service, high-speed internet, and wireless internet in most service areas. For more information log on to www.eaglecom.net.
Disclosure: Eagle Communications is the parent company of Panhandle Post.
SCOTTSBLUFF — The Western Nebraska Intelligence and Narcotics Group (WING) has conducted a drug enforcement operation this week, resulting in the arrest of 32 individuals throughout the Nebraska Panhandle. Arrest warrants and search warrants were served throughout the Panhandle. Additional arrests are expected and some of the cases are on-going.
Throughout the week, WING was assisted by the sheriff’s offices of Cheyenne County, Scotts Bluff County, and Box Butte County, the police departments of Sidney, Kimball, Gering, Scottsbluff, Bayard, Alliance, Chadron, Ogallala, and the Nebraska State Patrol. The following is a list of arrests made as part of this operation.
-Bethany Wacker – Two counts of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia
-Kamron Seebomb – Three counts of distribution of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence
-Dennis Griffin – Three counts of distribution of methamphetamine
-Penny Overshiner – Three counts of distribution of a controlled substance
-Jo Len Valdez – Three counts of possession of a controlled substance
-Henrietta Dawn – Five counts of distribution of methamphetamine
-Derek Warbonnet – Three counts of distribution of marijuana
-Dalton Hunger – Three counts of distribution of methamphetamine
-Shawn Hollowhorn – Three counts of distribution of methamphetamine
-Leander Poor Bear – Three counts of distribution of a controlled substance
-Shane Lame – Four courts of distribution of methamphetamine
-Rick Haak – Possession of methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana
-Summer Haak – Possession of methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana
-Lacey Calder – Attempt of a class IV Felony and Possession of Marijuana
-David Iron Bear – Distribution of a controlled substance in a school zone
-Roxanne Trevino – Distribution of a controlled substance in a school zone
-Amber Camacho – Attempt of Class 4 Felony, Possession of Controlled Substance
-Shelley Parker – Distribution of a controlled substance in a school zone
-Cory Poor Bear – Distribution of a controlled substance
-Janae Iron Bear – Three counts forgery and failure to appear
-Cathica Vasquez – Theft by shoplifting
-Floyd Bolton – Possession of methamphetamine
-Jose Hernandez – One count of distribution of methamphetamine
-Mariah Medina – Possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana less than an ounce
-Myriah Tyan – Cited for possession of marijuana – less than an ounce
-Travis Graham – Two counts of distribution of marijuana
-Kandy Cook – One count of distribution of a controlled substance
-Jerry Roa – Two counts of distribution of marijuana
-Timothy Tscharner – One count of distribution of marijuana
-Tiara Tiden-Benzel – One count of distribution of marijuana
-Tony Christensen – One count of distribution of methamphetamine
-Clinton McCrea – Domestic assault
Those arrested were lodged in the county jails representing the county in which the arrest was made. The WING Task Force is made of up investigators from several law enforcement agencies in the Nebraska Panhandle, including Sidney PD, Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office, Gering PD, Scottsbluff PD, Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office, Alliance PD, Chadron PD, and the Nebraska State Patrol.
The National Weather Service in Cheyenne has issued a Flood Warning for Dawes County until 930 AM MDT Monday.
At 923 AM MDT, Thursday, local emergency management reported flooding along the White River. Additional creeks and streams may also be impacted by ongoing snowmelt. Rain is expected on Friday and Friday night which may accelerate snowmelt, and worsen ongoing flooding concerns. Some locations that will experience flooding include… The White River and its tributaries and also includes Fort Robinson, Crawford, Whitney, Chadron and areas downstream. Residents are asked to please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely.
Other areas of western Nebraska could see flooding of area rivers and streams as temperatures increase and snow continues to melt. Flood advisories and watches have been issued for the rest of the Panhandle until Saturday.
-Christopher Lynn Maxey and La Tanya Rae Conroy
-Arminda C. Guerra and Jaime G. Cano, Finalized 2/11/19
-Kelli Van Noy and Stephen Van Noy, Finalized 2/25/19
Eagle Communications announced today the promotion of Mark Trotman to Vice President of Radio, effective immediately.
Trotman has served as Eagle’s market manager in Hutchinson since 2010. He will now focus on coordinating the company’s revenue development, sales training and additional processes for Eagle’s 28 radio stations.
“Mark’s experience and success in Hutchinson is valuable in each of our markets and we look forward to his leadership in these important areas.” said Eagle Communications Chairman and CEO Gary Shorman Eagle
With Trotman’s promotion, sales manager Terry Drouhard will now serve as market manager in Hutchinson. Drouhard was appointed to operations manager in Hutchinson in 1989 and promoted to Sales Manager in 1996.
“Terry has outstanding teambuilding skills and a commitment to growing each of our customers,” said Shorman. “As an employee owned company, we build for the long term. Terry’s strong leadership and knowledge of the market make him the right choice for this new role.”
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials have subpoenaed more than 400 Roman Catholic churches and institutions in the state seeking any records related to child sexual assault or abuse.
The move was announced Tuesday by the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, which had last summer asked Nebraska’s three Catholic diocese to voluntarily turn over records of child sex abuse dating back decades.
“The Nebraska Department of Justice has appreciated the voluntary cooperation demonstrated by the churches,” the release says. “However, the department believes that subpoenas are necessary in order to ensure all reports of impropriety have been submitted to the appropriate authorities.”
The subpoenas seek all records or information related to any child sexual abuse that has occurred by those employed or associated with each church or institution, whether previously reported or not.
A spokeswoman for the attorney general declined to comment beyond the news release issued Tuesday on the subpoenas. Phone messages left Tuesday for representatives of all three of Nebraska’s Catholic dioceses were not immediately returned.
In November, the Archdiocese of Omaha released a list 38 priests and other clergy members who have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct after the state’s top prosecutor requested the information. The archdiocese said 24 of the priests on that list were under its control when the allegations surfaced, but that all of those men had since died or been removed from the clergy. At least two men on the list where convicted and served prison sentences for molesting children.
The latest subpoenas in Nebraska come in the wake of other similar examinations elsewhere. A grand jury report last year in Pennsylvania found hundreds of abusive priests in that state. Catholic dioceses in more than two dozen states have named suspected abusers since that landmark report, and several states have announced they’re taking a closer look at such allegations.
Ryan Edward Mausner, of Basalt, Colorado, pleaded guilty Wednesday to enticement of a minor.
Prosecutors say Mausner thought he was communicating with the girl’s mother over several months in private chat sessions during which he said he wanted to have sex with the mother and daughter. Mausner was actually talking to an undercover agent.
Mausner was arrested after he flew to Kansas City in May 2018 intended to engage in criminal sexual activity with the child victim.