Saturday’s ScoresSeptember 4, 2022 GMT
Humphrey St. Francis def. Cedar Bluffs, 25-6, 25-12, 25-11
Police chief says man shot by Beatrice officer has diedMay 4, 2022 GMT
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A man who was shot by a Beatrice police officer in a confrontation following a high-speed chase over the weekend has died, Beatrice Police Chief Bruce Lang said.
Lang said Bradley Allen, 35, of Lincoln, died Tuesday afternoon — nearly three days after the Saturday night shooting, radio station KWBE reported.
Beatrice police shoot man in confrontation after chaseMay 2, 2022 GMT
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A southeastern Nebraska police officer shot and wounded a man in a confrontation in which police say the man yelled he had a gun and reached for his waistband, according to officials.
Around 150 people scouring Nebraska land for missing womanMarch 24, 2022 GMT
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Around 150 people made up of various law enforcement agencies, experts and others are scouring land in southeastern Nebraska in search of a woman who’s been missing for more than nine months.
Beatrice man sentenced to probation for fatal 2020 shootingFebruary 4, 2022 GMT
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A Beatrice man who pleaded no contest to felony counts in the fatal shooting of a man outside his home has been sentenced to six years of probation.
Beatrice man pleads no contest to charges in fatal shootingDecember 6, 2021 GMT
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A Beatrice man has pleaded no contest to felony counts in the fatal shooting of a man outside his home last December.
Brandon Long, 26, entered pleas Monday to counts of making terroristic threats and being a felon in possession of a deadly weapon, the Beatrice Daily Sun reported.
Man acquitted in granddaughter’s carbon monoxide deathDecember 4, 2021 GMT
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been acquitted of first-degree murder in the death of his 4-year-old granddaughter from carbon monoxide poisoning.
A Shawnee County District Court jury on Friday acquitted Timothy Wayne Funk, 58, of murder and two counts of aggravated endangering a child.
Nebraska 2nd-grade school teacher killed in hunting accidentNovember 15, 2021 GMT
LEWISTON, Neb. (AP) — A second-grade teacher from southeastern Nebraska was killed this weekend in a hunting accident, Pawnee County authorities said.
Kade Reiman, 23, who taught at Bennet Elementary in the Palmyra-Bennet School District, was accidently shot while hunting with another person Saturday morning southwest of Lewiston, according to the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office.
Former jailer sentenced for sexual abuse of county prisonerOctober 18, 2021 GMT
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former Saline County jail was sentenced Monday to a year and a day in federal prison for sexually abusing an inmate.
Monty Roesler, 62, of Beatrice, pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a ward.
Longtime Nebraska Ed Board member resigning, citing healthOctober 8, 2021 GMT
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A longtime member of the Nebraska Board of Education has announced her resignation from the board, citing undisclosed health reasons.
State officials announced on Friday that Patricia Timm, 74, of Beatrice, is leaving the board after 17 years.
Saturday’s ScoresSeptember 5, 2021 GMT
Humphrey St. Francis def. Cedar Bluffs, 25-9, 25-13, 25-8
Wausa def. Tri County Northeast, 25-15, 20-25, 25-20, 26-24
Officials say Nebraska man killed when car falls off jackApril 29, 2021 GMT
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A man died in southeastern Nebraska after a minivan he was working under fell onto him, officials there said...
Officials: 1 killed, 4 burned in Blue Springs house fireApril 8, 2021 GMT
BLUE SPRINGS, Neb. (AP) — A child has died in an early-morning house fire in southeastern Nebraska that saw four other people taken to hospitals with burn injuries, officials said...
Jury hears recordings of Keadle leading police to boat rampFebruary 7, 2020 GMT
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A man on trial for the death of a Peru State College student whose body has never been found led investigators to a Missouri River boat ramp where he said he left her alive in 2010, according to prosecutors...
Carbon monoxide poisoning likely killed girl, documents sayDecember 12, 2019 GMT
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Carbon monoxide poisoning is the apparent cause of death for a 4-year-old Nebraska girl, whose Kansas grandfather is charged with first-degree murder...
Probation given in burglary caseMarch 9, 2019 GMT
A Pawnee City man was sentenced to probation for his role in the burglary of a Beatrice fuel station last year.
Austin D. Watts, 20, was sentenced to 36 months probation for a charge of attempted burglary, a class 3A felony.
John Garcia’s birthdayMarch 9, 2019 GMT
Help John Garcia celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house Saturday, March 16 from 5-7 p.m. at the Veterans Club, 701 Dorsey St. in Beatrice.
Beatrice Hoops Shrimp FeedMarch 7, 2019 GMT
The Beatrice Hoops program will be hosting a Shrimp Feed fundraiser next month.
The Shrimp Feed is slated for Saturday, April 6 at the Veterans Club and 701 Dorsey Street in Beatrice.
Tickets for the event are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.
Mildred L. TrumpMarch 7, 2019 GMT
Mildred L. Trump, age 92 of Beatrice, formerly of Blue Springs, passed away on March 6, 2019 at the Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center. She was born in Wymore on April 14, 1926 to William F.
June Ella MartinMarch 7, 2019 GMT
June Ella (Schnase) Martin, 84 years of age, of Beatrice passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center in Beatrice. She was born on June 1, 1934 in Omaha to Richard and Gertrude (Riese) Schnase.
Legends of Clatonia restaurant moving to BeatriceFebruary 23, 2019 GMT
A Clatonia restaurant announced plans to relocate to Beatrice and will operate in the Indian Creek Mall.
According to a post on the Legends of Clatonia’s Facebook page, owner Ron Tegtmeier is trying to sell the restaurant in Clatonia and relocate to Beatrice.
Freeman flies past HTRS in subdistrict semisFebruary 21, 2019 GMT
The Freeman Falcons had little trouble getting past their first round opponent of the C2-1 Subdistrict Tournament Tuesday night.
The top-seeded Falcons handled fourth-seeded Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer 51-23 at Beatrice High School.
Live where you learnFebruary 6, 2019 GMT
The Beatrice Southeast Community College campus is a place where students go to expand their knowledge of the world and to prepare for future careers. Soon, more Beatrice SCC students will be able to make that place their home as well.
Evelyn B. BlakerJanuary 30, 2019 GMT
Evelyn B. Blaker, 97, Beatrice died Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at the Homestead House in Beatrice.
Services at a later date her body was donated to the Nebraska Anatomical Board. A guestbook is available at www.harmanwrightmortuary.com Harman-Wright Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
Donna R. DarlingJanuary 27, 2019 GMT
Donna Rae (Linderman) Darling, 58 years of age, of Western, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Bryan Medical Center West in Lincoln. She was born in Beatrice on November 24, 1960 to Donald and Janis (Junker) Linderman.
Good Samaritan Society and Sanford Health mergingJanuary 23, 2019 GMT
On Jan. 1 Good Samaritan Society officially integrated with Sanford Health, allowing both organizations to better serve all people from birth through all stages of aging. As a part of this new family, Good Samaritan Society–Beatrice is inviting the community to celebrate this new enterprise.
Larry StarkeyJanuary 23, 2019 GMT
Larry “Bird Dog” Starkey, 69 years of age, entered heaven with Mom & Dad on Sunday, January 20, 2019. He was born in Beatrice, was baptized & confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Beatrice.
2-year-old boy dies after being hit by a bus near DeWitt, NebraskaJanuary 22, 2019 GMT
A 2-year-old boy died Saturday after being run over by a bus in the family driveway.
Maddox Weber was “accidentally run over by his father,” according to the Gage County Sheriff’s Office.
Neither alcohol nor drugs were believed to be factors.
County still awaiting Supreme Court decision in Beatrice 6 caseJanuary 17, 2019 GMT
Gage County officials are still waiting to hear if the U.S. Supreme Court will consider their appeal of the $28.1 million verdict in the Beatrice 6 case.
The board filed its petition last November has been waiting to hear from the court.
Calvin J. KingJanuary 3, 2019 GMT
Calvin J. King, age 92, of Beatrice, Nebraska, passed away on Dec. 31, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Home in Beatrice, Nebraska.
Calvin was born June 9, 1926, on a farm three and a half miles southwest of Waterville, Kansas, in Marshall County to Grace L.
Gage County expected to support sales tax bill to pay for Beatrice 6 judgmentDecember 20, 2018 GMT
The Gage County Board of Supervisors is expected to formally support a sales tax bill at its next meeting that would generate funds to pay off the Beatrice judgment.
The board had a second discussion regarding the proposed bill at its Wednesday meeting, where it was stated the board will take action to formally support the proposal in two weeks.
Lady O catches fire in win over FairburyDecember 20, 2018 GMT
Four three pointers in the fourth quarter propelled the Beatrice girls basketball team to a win over Fairbury Tuesday night.
The Lady O erased a five point deficit in the fourth quarter and then quickly built a lead of their own on their way to a 35-29 win over the Lady Jeffs.
One woman killed, another in critical condition after being hit by pickup on US 77December 16, 2018 GMT
One woman was killed and another was hospitalized in critical condition after they were struck by a pickup at the intersection of U.S. 77 and West Hallam Road on Friday night.
Man arrested for threatening to blow up buildingDecember 15, 2018 GMT
A Beatrice man was arrested this week for threatening the use of explosives to blow up a building in Beatrice.
Beatrice police were dispatched to the 1400 block of South Eighth Street on Tuesday for reports that Russell J.
Orangemen wrestlers take down CreteDecember 13, 2018 GMT
Beatrice protected their home mat against Crete Tuesday night at the Ozone.
The Orangemen won the dual over the Cardinals 52-30. It was the first home event of the year for the Beatrice squad.
Massive settlement in Beatrice 6 case takes toll on county financesDecember 10, 2018 GMT
BEATRICE - This is the first full budget year for Gage County to take on payment of the Beatrice 6 case civil judgment — which exceeds $28-million dollars.
Gage County Board finance chairman Erich Tiemann won’t say it’s adversely affected operations, but the impact is being felt.
Food available to seniorsNovember 21, 2018 GMT
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) distribution clinic will be held in Beatrice at 1623 North Fifth St. on Tuesday, Nov. 27. An appointment is suggested.
CSFP provides nutritious foods to seniors who are age 60 or greater who live in Nebraska and are under the program income guidelines.
Snow arrives in Beatrice; other parts of Nebraska see nearly a footNovember 9, 2018 GMT
The snow has arrived.
In Beatrice, snow began to fall in town Thursday morning, continuing throughout the day with under an inch of accumulation by noon.
In other parts of the state, snow had already blanketed portions of southwest Nebraska overnight with reports of 12 inches of snow near Stratton and 8 inches near Benkleman, Culbertson and Parks.
Happy 60th Birthday!November 9, 2018 GMT
The family of Patty Folkerts is requesting a card shower for Patty's 60th birthday on Nov. 14. Cards can be sent to 20063 SW 45th Road, Beatrice, NE 68310.
EMC well represented at state volleyballNovember 7, 2018 GMT
It all fell into place for Waverly on Saturday.
Behind a low number of hitting errors, the Vikings played one of their best volleyball matches of the season en route to a sweep of Beatrice for a district championship.
Dorn, Schuller locked in tight raceNovember 7, 2018 GMT
In the District 30 seat in the Nebraska State Legislature Myron Dorn and Don Schuller were in a tight battle as of press time. In Gage County, with early votes and all Beatrice precincts counted, Dorn held on to a small lead with 2,883 votes to Don Schuller's 2,662.
Lady O falls to Waverly in district finalNovember 6, 2018 GMT
WAVERLY -- The Beatrice volleyball team came up one match short of qualifying for this weekend's state tournament.
The 12-seeded Lady O fell to fifth-seeded Waverly Saturday in straight sets 25-13, 25-13, 25-14, ending their season.
‘The Hobbit’ coming to Community PlayersNovember 1, 2018 GMT
Community Players’ Acting Up students will go on a journey through Middle Earth in their upcoming production “The Hobbit.”
This stage adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien novel opens Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Charles K. EllisNovember 1, 2018 GMT
Charles K. Ellis
Charles K. Ellis, 83, Lincoln formerly of Beatrice died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 at his home in Lincoln. He was born September 26, 1935 in Beatrice.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, Nov.
Lady O set to play Waverly in district finalNovember 1, 2018 GMT
Volleyball district pairings are officially set and Beatrice will be traveling to Waverly on Saturday.
The Lady O has earned the No. 12 seed in the 16-team Class B field. They will play at fifth-seeded Waverly at 11 a.m.
Lincoln man arrested in Beatrice for drugs, weaponOctober 29, 2018 GMT
A Lincoln man was arrested by Beatrice police Friday after an area resident reported a suspicious man in the area.
Police were dispatched on Friday to the 1300 block of Scott Street after a female allegedly saw a man with a backpack pacing the area for 90 minutes.
Beatrice High School alumnus honored at theater banquetOctober 26, 2018 GMT
A Beatrice High School alumnus was honored by a Lincoln theater company in September.
Dick Terhune, a BHS alumnus and who now lives in Litchfield, Conn., was presented with the Legends Award by the Lincoln Community Playhouse at their annual banquet on Sept.
Judge dismisses part of Gage County’s insurance claim in Beatrice 6 caseOctober 21, 2018 GMT
Gage County's excess insurance policies do not cover a $28.1 million verdict against the county in the so-called Beatrice 6 case, a Lancaster County District Court judge said last week.
Attorneys for Gage County sought payment from several insurance companies who carried law enforcement liability insurance policies for the county through a risk-sharing pool dating back to Aug.
Beatrice set to host youth tourneyOctober 19, 2018 GMT
On Nov. 3rd, Beatrice Hoops and the Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Beatrice Nebraska Invitational Tournament.
This will be a one day basketball tournament for boys and girls from 3rd to 8th grade.
Kenneth G. BusboomOctober 11, 2018 GMT
Kenneth G. Busboom, 76, of Beatrice died at Mosaic on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. He was born November 7, 1941 at Beatrice to John and Katherina Busboom. He was baptized on November 17, 1941 at his home and later confirmed on April 3, 1960 at Martin Luther Home.
Keep Beatrice a progressive communityOctober 6, 2018 GMT
Why would anyone think we need a new fire station, or the new hospital, or the new indoor batting practice facility at Hannibal Park, or the Water Park when it was built, or the public library when it was built, or new and improved ball fields for our children and grand children to use, and the list goes on and on thankfully.
VFW’s poppy campaign kicks off next weekOctober 2, 2018 GMT
The VFW's annual poppy campaign begins Oct. 12. Poppies are made by disabled veterans in hospitals and veterans homes throughout the country and used to raised funds for veterans' causes.
Theola M. JurgensSeptember 28, 2018 GMT
Theola M. Jurgens, 73 years of age, of Lincoln, passed away at the Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln Tuesday evening, September 25, 2018. She was born on February 7, 1945 in Beatrice to Henry T. and Lilly (Buss) Jurgens.
Virus shuts down city servicesSeptember 19, 2018 GMT
A virus shut down many city operations this week, including phone and internet services for several departments.
City Administrator Tobias Tempelmeyer said city departments lost phone and internet service in the downtown area, including city hall, the Beatrice Police Department and city auditorium, which houses Beatrice Fire and Rescue.
Homecoming week kicks off with Powder-Puff gameSeptember 19, 2018 GMT
Beatrice High School's homecoming week officially kicked off Monday night with the first annual Powder-Puff football game.
Members of the Beatrice Cheer team squared off against Beatrice senior girls in a flag football game at the House of Orange.
BDS wins MUDECAS ChampionshipSeptember 14, 2018 GMT
The Bruning-Davenport-Shickley Lady Eagles won the 2018 MUDECAS A Division Volleyball Championship Thursday night.
Second-seeded BDS defeated top-seeded Johnson-Brock in straight sets 25-21, 25-21 at the Truman Center in Beatrice.
Woman reports man jumping out at her in Beatrice parkSeptember 13, 2018 GMT
Police say a woman reported that a man jumped out at her while she was walking in Chautauqua Park, sometime Tuesday morning.
Beatrice police chief Bruce Lang said the woman told officers that a man jumped out at her while she was in the park before running away.
Beatrice woman arrested on drug, child abuse chargesSeptember 11, 2018 GMT
A Beatrice woman was arrested on child abuse charges after officers found meth and marijuana at an apartment on Saturday, court documents show.
Kaylynn Dobbins, 25, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and child abuse.
Genevieve L. EssexSeptember 11, 2018 GMT
Genevieve Lavonne Essex, 96, died Sept. 9, 2018, at Beatrice Health and Rehabilitation.
She was born April 5, 1922, at New Raymer, Colorado, to Bert and Mabel (Banks) Piper. The family moved to Frontier County, Nebraska, in 1926.
Beatrice Civic Garden Club celebrates 45th anniversarySeptember 8, 2018 GMT
The Beatrice Civic Garden Club has reached yet another milestone.
The club, known for its beautification of the Nichols Park bandstand and the Open Class Flower Show at the Gage County Fair, is celebrating its 45th anniversary at its monthly meeting, Monday.
Calvin R. McBrideSeptember 6, 2018 GMT
Calvin Ray McBride, 78, of Fairbury was born to Oliver Herbert McBride and Ella Mae Ahrens McBride on January 24, 1940 in Brewster, Nebraska. He passed away August 30, 2018 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury.
Charles H. KerlSeptember 6, 2018 GMT
Charles Henry Kerl, 91, formerly of Beatrice, Nebraska was born to Ralph L. and Mina (Cook) Kerl on July 30, 1927 in Each county (Seneca), Kansas. He attended Gravel Hill country school and graduated from Pawnee City High School in 1944.
Betty L. StilesSeptember 6, 2018 GMT
Betty L. Stiles, 90 years of age, of Beatrice passed away at the Good Samaritan Center Tuesday morning, September 4, 2018. She was born on May 17, 1928 at Palmer, NE and graduated from Palmer High School and the St.
City Council approves budgetSeptember 6, 2018 GMT
The Beatrice City Council approved the city budget with a small tax increase for the coming year on Tuesday night.
The approval followed an overview of the budget the week before, where City Administrator Tobias Tempelmeyer said the budget had only minor changes.
Maynard P. KellermanSeptember 4, 2018 GMT
Maynard Paul Kellerman, 75 years of age, of Beatrice passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Whispering Winds Cottage in Beatrice. He was born on February 15, 1943 in Stuttgart, Kansas to Paul and Alwina (Merklein) Kellerman.
Orangemen struggle on offense, fall to PlattsmouthSeptember 1, 2018 GMT
PLATTSMOUTH – Beatrice scored on their very first drive against Plattsmouth, but that would be their only points of the night.
The Orangemen fell to Plattsmouth 17-7 Friday night at Plattsmouth High School.
At the Courthouse Sept. 1, 2018September 1, 2018 GMT
All offenses in addition to $49 court fees.
Virginia R. HarmsAugust 31, 2018 GMT
Virginia Ruth Harms, 88, of Beatrice, passed away at Lakeview Living in Firth on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. She was born March 22, 1930 in Beatrice and was baptized shortly after her birth at the Beatrice Hospital.
Beatrice hopes for public’s approval of sales tax issue for fire stationAugust 25, 2018 GMT
Beatrice voters will have their say this November whether or not a new fire station in built with sales tax dollars.
The Nov. 6 general election ballot will feature an item that could add a ½ cent sales tax in Beatrice to fund the proposed new fire station.
Friday night Sunland scoreboardAugust 25, 2018 GMT
Beatrice man arrested for drug-laced candiesAugust 24, 2018 GMT
A Beatrice man was arrested after a probation search revealed drug-laced candies in his residence.
Austin Meyn, 21, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of a controlled substance, both class 3A felonies.
City reaches settlement for gas station cleanupAugust 22, 2018 GMT
A project to clean a contaminated site downtown is wrapping up as the city agreed to settle lawsuits dating back nearly 15 years.
Settlements were reached with Aquila, Kirkham Michael, Black Hills and other entities related to the contaminated site near First and Market streets.
Beatrice youth head back to schoolAugust 16, 2018 GMT
It was a rainy morning in Beatrice. Much like the rain - which can be a welcome gift for some and a bother for others - Wednesday marked the first day of school for students at Beatrice Public Schools.
April Dawn Torske-deKoningJuly 25, 2018 GMT
April Dawn Torske-deKoning, 29, of Pawnee City, Nebraska, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at the Pawnee County Hospital. She was born on July 16, 1989, to David Torske and Rhonda Lytle in Beatrice, Nebraska.
Exmark Seniors down Crete in B1 Area TournamentJuly 22, 2018 GMT
The Seventh-seeded Beatrice Exmark Legion Seniors defeated second-seeded Crete 12-9 Friday night in the first round of the B1 Area Tournament.
With the win, Beatrice advances in the winners bracket and will play third-seeded Syracuse at 4 p.m.
Denise Ann LarsenJuly 22, 2018 GMT
Denise "Denny" Ann Shick Larsen, 58, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018, in Beatrice. She was born on September 29, 1959, in Beatrice to Sylvester and Joanne Shick. She graduated from Beatrice High School in 1977.
Exmark Seniors fall to SyracuseJuly 22, 2018 GMT
The Beatrice Exmark Legion Seniors fell to Syracuse 5-0 Saturday in the second round of the B1 Area Tournament at Christenson Field in Beatrice.
Beatrice will now play in an elimination game at 3:30 p.m.
Woman arrested for arson following Beatrice apartment fire that sent man to hospitalJuly 11, 2018 GMT
A Beatrice woman is accused of starting an apartment fire Tuesday that sent one man to the hospital with burn injuries.
Alesha Acevedo, 35, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree arson following the fire Tuesday morning at an apartment complex at 711 Lincoln St.
Police make 4th of July DUI arrestsJuly 6, 2018 GMT
Beatrice police made multiple arrests for driving under the influence on the Fourth of July.
Ryan V. Drent, 32, was arrested early on July 4 for third-offense DUI after a Beatrice police officer spotted him driving a Dodge Stratus east on High Street and fail to come to a complete stop at around 2:30 a.m.