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Local officers defend use of stun guns
A civil liberties group believes controls for stun gun use in the state are lacking, but local law enforcement officers believe sufficient checks are in place in Hastings.
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Rodeo competitors from 14 states to lock horns in Hastings
More than 200 cowboys and cowgirls, including current and former world champions, will converge on Hastings this weekend to battle for points, money and glory in the 23rd annual Oregon Trail Rodeo.
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Benefit Saturday for Hastings woman
Kelly Pittman of Hastings knew she was sick when she was admitted to Mary Lanning Healthcare with pneumonia in March.
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NWU has key returners on offense, defense
Last season, the Nebraska Wesleyan football team faced three NAIA top-25 opponents in its first four weeks of the season. The Prairie Wolves lost to top-ranked Morningside 48-10 and 17th-ranked Tabor College 10-9, but NWU beat Northwestern 22-8 when it was ranked No. 17..
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Harriett L. Smith
Hastings resident Harriett L. Smith, 78, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at her home. Memorial Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Grace United Methodist Church in Hastings with Rev. Cindy Karges officiating. Graveside Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Oakdale Cemetery in Oakdale, Nebraska, with Harriett’s brother-in-law Don Wood CLS officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Grace United Methodist Church or Meals on Wheels program both in Hastings, Nebraska. Private condolences may be sent to the family at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Joan J. Colwell
Longtime resident of Harvard, Joan June Colwell, passed away on August 18, 2014, at the age of 83. Her children were blessed to have been spending the weekend with her at the time of her passing. Services for Joan will be held at the United Church of Christ in Harvard, NE, on Friday, August 22, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Dave Johnson officiating. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home in Harvard, NE, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. Burial will be in the Harvard Cemetery in Harvard, NE. Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home of Harvard is helping the family with arrangements.
Nicole Stroud
Heather Nicole Stroud, 25, of Clarks, Nebraska, died Monday, August 18, 2014, at Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital in Central City. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Wagner Funeral Home in Central City with Pastor James Parker officiating. Burial will be in the Central City Cemetery. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Vicki L. Doyen
Vicki L. Doyen, 62, of rural St. Libory died Thursday, August 14, 2014, at her home. Vicki’s request was to be cremated and inurnment will be held at a later date in California.Condolences for Vicki’s family may be left at
Steven C. Adams
Hastings resident, Steven C. Adams, 62, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at his home. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings, Nebraska.
Robert 'Bob' Adrian
Hastings resident Robert “Bob” Adrian, 58, passed Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at his home. Services are pending with DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings.
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