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Box Butte Development Corporation in Alliance has a new initiative they are spreading throughout Box Butte County in Alliance and Hemingford.
Box Butte Development Corporations new initiative is spreading positivity.
GERING, Neb. – Attendees of a program at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area will observe and learn about the night sky. The program gets underway at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3.
The presenter is Tom Robinson, a Western Nebraska Community College instructor who teaches astronomy.
Robinson said attendees will meet at the nature center for an introductory video provided by Hyde Memorial Observatory of Lincoln, then move to the east end of the park to observe celestial objects through telescopes.
The program, which was moved up a week from its original scheduled date to capitalize on better viewing opportunities, is an installment of the Wildcat Weekends series of events at the park. It is open to the public free of charge, but a Nebraska park entry permit is required for vehicles.
The Alliance Lucky Star Chinese, Japanese restaurant has closed. The restaurant was located at 1239 West 3rd Street.
According to Box Butte Development Corporation executive director Chelsie Herian, “Pizza Hut took ownership of the building July 22nd.”
Herian said Pizza Hut will be undergoing a remodel of the current Lucky Star building. They will re-open at an undetermined future date.
“They will continue to operate on Flack until remodel is complete,” said Herian.
HERSHEY, Neb. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in western Nebraska say a 23-year-old man has died after falling into the North Platte River and becoming trapped in an irrigation gate.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that it received a report of a possible drowning around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. Deputies and a rescue team responded and found 23-year-old Matthew Bruning’s body trapped underwater in the gate. His body was recovered a few hours later.
A witness told investigators that Bruning was standing on the gate structure when he fell in.
His death has been ruled an accident.
GIBBON, Neb. (AP) — Authorities in south-central Nebraska say a man killed his wife and shot a neighbor before later fatally turning the gun on himself.
The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting happened Friday night in Gibbon following a domestic disturbance at the home of 38-year-old Ryan Gove and his 37-year-old wife, Evita Gove. Investigators say Evita ran with the couple’s 6-year-old child to a neighbor’s house as Ryan chased her with a handgun. Investigators say Ryan then shot Evita several times and shot the neighbor, George Hoffmeister, at least once before running back to his house. Hoffmeister was hospitalized. The child was not injured.
Deputies surrounded the home and tried for about four hours to get him to surrender. Officials say he was later found inside dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Gibbon is about 170 miles (273.58 kilometers) southwest of Omaha.
KEARNEY — A Hazard man was killed late Saturday morning in a collision between a pickup and a train.
The crash occurred at approximately 11:00 a.m., when a Ford F-150 pickup was attempting to cross railroad tracks east of Sweetwater near the intersection of Highway 2 and Imperial Road in Buffalo County. The train struck the driver’s side of the pickup.
The driver of the truck, Alvin Bauer, 88, of Hazard, was pronounced deceased at the scene. No other vehicles were involved in the collision.
The crash remains under investigation. The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, Sherman County Sheriff’s Office, Ravenna Fire and Rescue, Burlington Northern Police, and Nebraska State Patrol all responded to the scene.
On July 28 Carhenge was featured as the background image on http://www.bing.com.
Carhenge is located a few miles north of Alliance on Highway 87.
According to http://www.carhenge.com,”Carhenge, which replicates Stonehenge, consists of the circle of cars, 3 standing trilithons within the circle, the heel stone, slaughter stone, and 2 station stones and includes a “Car Art Preserve” with sculptures made from cars and parts of cars.”
“Carhenge is formed from vintage American automobiles, painted gray to replicate Stonehenge. Built by Jim Reinders as a memorial to his father, it was dedicated at the June 1987 summer solstice.”
By Richard P. Holm, MD
Prairie Doc Perspectives
We have all had to deal with bullies throughout our lives, and I have had my share. One fall day, coming home from school, I saw two guys from my third-grade class beating up on a smaller kid and was moved to step in to help. I was chagrined but not surprised when the victim ran home, and I became the new target. The beating I took that day was minimal, however, the sense that I did the right thing by standing up against bullies has propped up my self-worth my whole lifetime.
Bullies and abuse are everywhere. While in medical school, I was in an Atlanta emergency room when a woman came in with a broken nose and other broken bones and bruises that were explained away as the result of a fall, when we knew full well the injuries were inflicted by her spouse. Since coming to this prairie town 38 years ago, I have seen several cases of parents who physically and emotionally abused their children, and of adult children who physically and emotionally abused their parents. I remember numerous cases where women came into my office, explained their husbands were physically beating them, and despite my recommendations to escape and seek shelter, they stayed married to the scoundrels.
The American Psychiatric Association defines domestic violence and abuse as control by one person over another in any relationship. Control is the operative word. The means of this control can result from physical, sexual, emotional and economic abuse, including threats of isolation.
The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq from 2001 through 2012 was greater than 6,000, and the number of American women murdered by male partners during that time was about 12,000. The Center for Disease Control estimates that in the U.S., one out of every four women and one out of every seven men will have experienced severe physical violence from a bully in their lifetimes.
The National Coalition for the Homeless estimates ten million children are exposed to domestic violence every year, and that people exposed to such hostility as children are three to four times more likely to become abusive or be abused than people raised in families without it.
Sometimes it’s right to stand up to a bully, and when there is danger, it’s right to escape and get help. And it’s always right to save your children from a lifetime of abuse by not allowing it in your family.
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