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Participant in first cougar hunt hopes legislature doesn’t end it


A Nebraskan who participated in the first mountain lion season offered in Nebraska says he hopes the legislature doesn’t end the hunt. The legislature has advanced a bill that would end mountain lion hunts in the state. Jeremy Bruce of Franklin went with his 16-year-old son, Holden, to hunt mountain lions after Holden won a […] Read More »

UNMC grant to enhance rural emergency & hospital care


The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing receives $769,000 to enhance rural emergency and hospital care. Dr. Kathy Morris is assistant professor in the UNMC College of Nursing and is the project director the 3 year grant. She says they are launching a new certificate program that offers advance education and training for […] Read More »

Discarded cigarette caused UNO housing fire


Omaha fire officials determined the cause of the fire at Scott Village Wednesday afternoon was a discarded cigarette on the second floor of Unit G. The fire was originally believed to have started on the 3rd floor as reported however after the investigation concluded it was discovered the origin was on the 2nd floor. The […] Read More »

UNO assisting students impacted by housing fire


The University of Nebraska – Omaha is helping the students displaced by Wednesday afternoon’s fire at the Scott Village Apartments. Dan Ship is the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and says their priority is taking care of those students and getting them the help and services they need. Shipp met with about 20 students this […] Read More »

Sen. Fischer worries about proposed military cuts (AUDIO)


Sen. Deb Fischer expresses concern about proposed cuts to the military. Fischer, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, says the committee will be carefully reviewing the budget cuts proposed this week by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. “So, these defense cuts do concern me and I believe they should concern all of us,” Fischer […] Read More »

Huskers to honor senior Hooper tonight (VIDEO)


Nebraska will honor two-time All-American and two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection Jordan Hooper in Senior Night festivities on Thursday. Hooper is one of the best Husker history. Hooper is averaging 20.1 points and 9.3 rebounds per game to rank in the top three in the Big Ten in both categories. She is one of just three […] Read More »

Wayne State sweeps Bemidji State in NSIC tournament openers


The #9 Wayne State women scored 45 second-half points in a 72-42 win over Bemidji State in the opening round of the NSIC Women’s Basketball Tournament, Wednesday evening at Rice Auditorium in Wayne. Wayne State was led on the night by Millie Niggeling, who finished with 18 points. Addy Roller, Jaylan Spencer, Ashton Yossi and […] Read More »

Win streak ends for Huskers with loss to Illini


The Nebraska men’s basketball team had its five-game win streak come to an end on Wednesday evening with a 60-49 loss on the road at Illinois. Illinois (16-12, 5-10) used a 12-0 run midway through the second half as the home team set the tone for the remainder of the contest. The Fighting Illini forced […] Read More »

Scholars Bowl Advances to State!!


On Thursday, February 6, the NCHS Scholars Bowl team traveled to Hays-TMP to compete in the Class 3A Regional Scholars Bowl. Fourteen teams were trying to advance to the State Competition. After going 5-1 in the Preliminary rounds, the Bluejays advance... Read More »

NCHS Forensics Results from Osborne


Osborne Forensics Tournament 2014

Team Results
1st Norton – 182
2nd Ellis – 97
3rd Sylvan/Lucas – 91

Individual Places:
Ashley Hildebrand/Skylar Davis  – 1st Place Duet (New State Qualifier)
Jared Shelton – 1st Serious Solo (State Qualifier)
Morgan Farber – 1st Informative Speaking (New State Qualifier)
Neysa Carlson – 1st Poetry (New State Qualifier)
Burgundy Sorter – 1st Prose (New State Qualifier)
Brionnah Fessler – 1st  Oration (New State Qualifier)
Ashley Hildebrand – 2nd Prose (New State Qualifier)
Jared Shelton/Shelby Mulford – 2nd Duet (State Qualifier)

Audrie Burge/Rachel Koerperich – 2nd Improvised Duet Acting (New State Qualifier)
Shelby Mulford – 2nd Extemp (New State Qualifier)
Kennedy Leibbrandt – 2nd Oration (State Qualifier)

Ty Burns – 3rd Poetry 
Hannah Pollock – 3rd Informative
Rachel Koerperich – 3rd Humorous Solo
Shauna Gibson – 4th Poetry 
Shauna Gibson – 4th Serious Solo
Neysa Carlson – 4th Humorous Solo
Kennedy Leibbrandt – 4th Extemp
Jena Risewick – 4th Informative
Audrie Burge – 5th Serious Solo

Ty Burns – 6th Humorous Solo
Kyle Bell – 6th Serious Solo
Kirstin Georgeson  6th Informative
Ruby Shirley – 6th Prose

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NCHS Forensics Results From Hill City


Team Places:
Norton – 363
Quinter - 273
Colby - 119

Individual Places:
Jared Shelton – 1st Serious Solo (State Qualifier)
Jared Shelton/Shelby Mulford – 1st Duet (State Qualifier)
Landon Slipke – 1st Informative Speaking (State Qualifier)
Steve Cummings – 1st Poetry (State Qualifier)
Tyus Henson – 1st Humorous Solo (State Qualifier)
Leif Carlson/Cody O’Hare – 2nd Place Duet (State Qualifier)
Cody O’Hare/Rachel Jones – 2nd Improvised Duet Acting (State Qualifier)
Steve Cummings – 2nd Prose (State Qualifier)
Lauren Mordecai – 2nd Serious Solo (State Qualifier)
Raenee Patterson – 2nd Informative Speaking (State Qualifier)
Kennedy Leibbrandt – 2nd Oration (State Qualifier)
Leif Carlson – 3rd Extemporaneous Speaking
Raenee Patterson – 3rd Oration
Brionnah Fessler – 4th Oration
Layton Miller – 4th Humorous Solo
Shauna Gibson – 6th Serious Solo
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Basketball with Smith Center Postponed


The NCHS Basketball games with Smith Center, originally scheduled for Tuesday, February 4, have been postponed and have been rescheduled for Monday, February 24. Read More »

NCHS Students of the Month for December Announced


We are pleased to announce that Seniors Ashley Hildebrand and Christopher Chambers have been selected as NCHS Students of the Month for December 2013. Congratulations Ashley and Christopher! Read More »

NCHS Students of the Month for October Announced


Congratulations to the NCHS Students of the Month for October 2013 Marisa Maddy and Austin Hager!! Read More »

NCHS October Artists of the Month Announced


The following are the results for the October 2013 NCHS Artist of the Month competition:Student Choice1. Jared Shelton2. James Berry3. Lindsay Addington4. Zac Esslinger5. Steve Cummings-tie6. Hannah Pollock-tie7. Hanna Brooks8. Brooke Sumner9. Shauna G... Read More »