Annual memorial service planned

COLUMBUS -- The Precious H.E.A.R.T.S. (Healing, Embracing and Remembering Through Sharing) interfaith memorial service for individuals who have experienced a pregnancy loss will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Columbus Community Hospital in the third-floor conference room.

This is a nondenominational service open to family, extended family and friends of individuals who have experienced a pregnancy loss prior to 20 weeks. The service will be led by Pastor Dan Odom of First Baptist Church. There is no charge to attend this event. Refreshments will be served following the service.

For more information, call 402-562-3377 or email

One-person theater event

SCHUYLER -- One-person Theater: Far as the Eye Can See will be held 3-4:15 p.m. Sunday at St. Benedict Center.

The performance celebrates Nebraska’s 150th birthday by actor Pippa White, telling true stories of the early pioneers who crossed the prairie, the later pioneers who settled it, the brave people of the Dust Bowl, and the Native American people who struggled to keep the prairie that once belonged only to them. White has extensive background in theater and television, including five years as a hostess on daily morning television at ABC in San Francisco.

Advance and senior/student tickets are $7, and tickets at the door are $9. Order by calling 402-352-8819 or visiting

Rifle sight-in offered Sunday

COLUMBUS -- A rifle sight-in day will be held 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Columbus Rifle Club range located 2 miles west of 48th Avenue on 83rd Street or 2 miles east of U.S. Highway 81 on 265th Street.

Bring at least 20 rounds of ammunition for each firearm, as well as eye and ear protection. This is a free service provided by the Columbus Rifle Club.

CHS winter sports meeting

COLUMBUS — Columbus High School will host its winter sports parents night meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the concert hall.

All parents who have students participating in basketball, wrestling or swimming and diving are encouraged to attend. This includes parents of Scotus Central Catholic students who are planning to swim at CHS. Students are welcome to attend, but not required.

Activities Director Dave Hiebner will have a short address, followed by comments from the CHS Booster Club and athletic trainer Rob Marshall. Parents will then go to meetings with their sport-specific coaches.

Prosecutor probing Patrol

LINCOLN (AP) — A former U.S. attorney will investigate potential criminal violations that may have occurred during internal use-of-force investigations at the Nebraska State Patrol.

A district judge has appointed special prosecutor Joe Stecher to look into a 2016 high-speed chase and crash that left one dead, as well as a Sheridan County grand jury investigation that found no wrongdoing.

Stecher said Wednesday he's unaware of anything at this point that would lead him to believe charges will be filed against any of the four patrol members named in court documents.


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