Supreme Court Decision Means Little Change for Nebraskans—For Now

OMAHA (June 28, 2012) – Nebraska health care consumers will undergo minimal changes between now and 2014, but the state’s largest health insurance company will continue on its current path of preparing for the implementation of health insurance exchanges, after the Supreme Court announced Thursday that it narrowly upheld a provision in health care legislation that requires every person to purchase health insurance.
 

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Hay Springs couple convicted of filing $48 million in false tax returns

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A Nebraska couple that claimed more than $48 million in federal tax refunds has been convicted of conspiracy and false-claim charges. Online court records show 61-year-old David L. Kleensang and 59-year-old Bernita M. Kleensang of Hay Springs were found guilty Thursday after a nearly three-day jury trial in U.S. District Court of Nebraska.

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Cleanup of Darringer property to start later this week

Sheriff Robbins joined the County Commissioners for a brief telephone conference with Jocelyn Nickerson, Nebraska State Director for the Humane Society. Ms. Nickerson stated that the society would help provide board, feed and veterinary care for livestock seized by the County in the course of animal abuse cases. Lois Swanson and Hudd Darringer appeared before the board to discuss the cleanup of a property on the east edge of Gordon where horses were being boarded and some dead horses were

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Gordon skate park pending funding

By Ang Gilchrist

Area businesses are being asked to help make a dream come true.

The future location and construction of the skate park was discussed at the Gordon City Council meeting held last week. Despite diligent efforts led by Trina Janis, only $22,000 of the $50,000 needed to complete the skate park has been raised.

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Two fires break out in Whiteclay Monday

In a very strange situation, two unrelated fires broke out at the same location on Monday afternoon south of Whiteclay. The first fire at Charlie Colwell’s residence burned some old farm equipment, a small building, about eight tons of hay and some grass. The fire is thought to have originated from a spark near the highway, as the trail of burned grass leads from the road.

A house also caught fire late Monday morning, and has been determined to be completely unrelated to the grass fire on the

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Armed Suspect Killed; Officers, Hostage Wounded in Alliance Stand-off

(Alliance, Neb.)- An armed man who held law enforcement at bay for more than 14-hours, during a Tuesday, June 12 stand-off in downtown Alliance is believed to be responsible for the murder of 38-year old Joshua Bullock of Denver.

Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol say during the stand-off Andres Gonzalez, 27, Alliance, told negotiators that he had killed Bullock. Investigators believe Gonzalez killed Bullock on or around December 1, 2011 and that he disposed of his body in a remote

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Dry lightning causes 3 fires Tuesday afternoon

A total of three grass fires were started in the Gordon area by dry lighting from a passing storm system Tuesday afternoon. The storm produced very little rain, and caused wind gusts in excess of 30 miles per hour, making the situation even worse. One fire was about 35 miles south of Gordon, and 15 miles east. Another was 15 miles east and about 12 miles north. A total of approximately 80 acres burned on these two fires. The third fire occured about 13 miles south and 3 miles east of Gordon

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Nailtastic Salon opens in Gordon

By Ang Gilchrist

Whether you are looking to pamper yourself, a bridal party, or a young girls’ birthday party, you don’t have to look any further than Nailtastic Salon at 237 N. Main in Gordon. Step inside and you will be greeted with bright, cheerful colors and a “fun in the sun” atmosphere.

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