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Passing of Kay Turner Dewey Bangerter

March 8, 2019 by Geri Keys Keys Reed (Register to contact)

Kay recently passed away in Minnesota where she's lived for many years. Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, her condition worsened and she ultimately died of heart problems. She was an NEHS cheerleader for several seasons, as I recall, and active in many facets of life at NEHS. We'll all miss her greatly.

Tom Rule, class of 66 passed away on March 6th.

March 14, 2017 by Buff Baker (Register to contact)

Tom Rule, class of 66 passed away on March 6th. Tom graduated from Nebraska Technical College in drafting, he entered the US Navy as a Seabee and then was a Bridge Inspector for the Nebraska Department of Roads. Tom was an avid traveler, camper and Gold Wing Motorcyclest. May he rest in peace.

More NEHS grads

March 7, 2016 by Geri Keys Keys Reed (Register to contact)

Sharon Lewis McCleary is living in Chipley, FL. She and husband, Dick, come to Sarasota occasionally and we travel their way, also. Margaret Marshall Patterson lives most of the year in Custer, S.D. Sondra Whalen Aitro lives in La Habra, CA. 'Have seen her often through the years.

Another NEHS Grad

March 7, 2016 by Geri Keys Keys Reed (Register to contact)

Ret. Army Colonel Gene LaRue (now going by his first name, Lowell), is living in Fredericksburg, VA. Wanda, his wife, is a a Lincoln High grad. They come to FL each spring for Spring Training games and we enjoy spending a day with them here in Sarasota.

50 Year Reunion?

February 7, 2016 by Kent Robbins (Register to contact)

Are there any plans for a 50 year reunion in 2017?

Lincoln Northeast High School News From Around The Web

Both Juveniles caught, released following assault near Northeast High School  1011now

Lincoln Police caught both juveniles reportedly responsible for an assault of a 60-year-old woman near Northeast High School on Tuesday morning.

Giles E. Hannan | Obituaries |  Lincoln Journal Star

May 30, 1934 - July 28, 2019. Giles E. Hannan, 85, of Lincoln, passed away July 28, 2019. Born May 30, 1934 in Lincoln, to Clyde and Ina (Schoenthal) Hannan.

Two suffer injuries during fight at Northeast High School  1011now

Two students were injured during a fight at Lincoln Northeast High School on Thursday.

Lincoln Northeast students build 25th Lincoln home  KLKN

In Lincoln, 25 houses have been built by high school students.

Northeast student taken to Lincoln hospital after fight, seizure  Lincoln Journal Star

A fight between students Thursday afternoon at Lincoln Northeast High School sent one to the hospital after a punch to the head was followed by a seizure.

Charity Iromuanya back at Northeast, this time running point as girls basketball coach  Lincoln Journal Star

The games will not start until it's time to decorate for Christmas, and summer workouts are still a couple of months away.

Photos: Lincoln Northeast boys, girls fall to host Millard North on Thursday  Lincoln Journal Star

Lincoln Northeast played host to Millard North for some Thursday night hardwood action, but the Mustangs took both games. Journal Star photos by Kayla Wolf.

Residents near Lincoln Northeast High school say they are being 'held hostage' by kids who loiter  Lincoln Journal Star

Nearly 30 years ago — during the summer — Marty Ramirez and his wife bought their home about a block from Northeast High School.

Daryl Blue molded a generation of sports writers, helped a generation of Northeast students  Lincoln Journal Star

There are so many stories. Daryl Blue wrote hundreds of them as a stringer covering high school sports for the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star.

Lincoln Northeast freshman dead, three teenagers injured after I-80 chase  1011now

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) The Nebraska State Patrol said a 14-year-old boy is dead and three other teenage boys are injured following a rollover crash on I-80 ...

Open house of 25th student-built house May 15 | Home and Garden  Lincoln Journal Star

The Lincoln Housing Authority (LHA) will host an open house from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, to celebrate construction of the 25th house built by Lincoln ...

Northeast football coach Zimmerman headed back to Colorado  Lincoln Journal Star

The Shane Zimmerman era at Lincoln Northeast is only going to last one season.

Teen arrested after 'credible' threat made at LNE high school  1011now

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) -- Lincoln Police say a teen has been arrested after a threat was made regarding the use of a firearm at Lincoln Northeast High School.

Led by Jones' steal and free throw, No. 10 Rockets weather several storms to outlast Benson in OT  Lincoln Journal Star

Lincoln Northeast was looking for the big shot. Omaha Benson was looking for the big shot, too.

Northeast Hall adds 6 individuals, 2 teams | Neighborhood Extra  Lincoln Journal Star

The 29th class of inductees joined the Lincoln Northeast High School Athletic Hall of Fame last weekend, increasing the numbers of the hallowed hall to 206 ...

Bartek retiring as Northeast girls basketball coach | Girls Basketball  Lincoln Journal Star

Steve Bartek possesses a basketball résumé no one else in Nebraska can claim. He's been a college All-American, an NBA draft pick, a professional overseas ...

Woman yells at teens for driving recklessly; they attack her, Lincoln police say  Lincoln Journal Star

Police say two juveniles attacked a 60-year-old woman and pointed a gun at her and robbed her before running her over in northeast Lincoln on Tuesday ...

Feeling 100%, Super-Stater McKenna Minter putting herself back on the radar  Lincoln Journal Star

Sitting out a club season due to injury cost McKenna Minter several opportunities to play in front of college coaches. But the 5-foot-8 Minter is back having a ...

East assistant principal to lead Dawes Middle School  Lincoln Journal Star

Liz Miller, who has been assistant principal at Lincoln East since 2008, has been named the new principal at Dawes Middle School.

Foundation for LPS to detail educational innovation at LNE  Lincoln Journal Star

Join the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools for coffee Thursday, Oct. 18, from 9-10:30 a.m. at Lincoln Northeast High School, 2635 N. 63rd St., to hear about ...

Links' Alford defends HAC title; Lincoln East finishes second as team  Lincoln Journal Star

Lincoln High's Isaiah Alford rushed for 1442 yards during the football season to lead the Heartland Athletic Conference, and on Saturday, the senior ran through ...

James R. Putman | Obituaries |  Lincoln Journal Star

April 13, 2019. James R. Putman, 76, was born to James B. and Helen (Whitney) Putman in Lincoln, NE. He graduated from Ogallala, NE High School in 1960.

Police: Teens attack woman who yelled at them to slow down  NTV

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln police say two teenagers attacked a woman and drove over her after she yelled at them to stop driving recklessly. The Lincoln ...

Sparked by return of key players, new-look Warriors show same winning ways  Lincoln Journal Star

In a game where it hit 11 three-pointers and held off a late rally by fourth-ranked Lincoln Northeast, sixth-ranked Omaha Westside learned a lot about itself ...

Lincoln Northeast raises the rocket once again  1011now

Students, past and present, along with staff and other local dignitaries gathered on the front lawn of Lincoln Northeast High School at 8:00 a.m. Monday under ...

Northeast, Lincoln High auto and welding shops to get face-lift  Lincoln Journal Star

The automotive and welding classrooms at Lincoln High and Northeast are getting a $1.1 million face-lift.

Now back to full strength, Northeast girls find extra motivation entering rugged part of schedule  Lincoln Journal Star

Kambree Rhodes and McKenna Minter noticed an extra spark in the gym at the start of the week.

Daryl Blue, 69  Grand Island Independent

LINCOLN — Daryl Blue, born Aug. 25, 1949, in Shelton, died Friday, April 19, 2019, at his home in Lincoln.

What's happening this weekend in Lincoln  1011now

Are you looking for something fun to do in Lincoln? Here are a few events highlighted by the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau in this week's Friday Fast ...

GoFundMe set up to help pay funeral expenses for 14-year-old killed in crash  Lincoln Journal Star

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay funeral expenses for the 14-year-old boy killed in a crash Wednesday morning northwest of Lincoln.

Bus-car crash just outside Lincoln forces cancellation of school band trip; 2 injured  Lincoln Journal Star

A man was flown to a hospital and a high school jazz band's trip was canceled Thursday morning after a car crashed into a charter bus just east of Lincoln,

Linda K. Johnson | Obituaries |  Lincoln Journal Star

February 4, 1960 - June 17, 2019. Linda K. Johnson, 59, of Lincoln, passed away on June 17, 2019 after a tough battle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

Best of the Class 2019  KLKN

With caps and gowns in hand, some of the top high school students in the area posed for pictures with their peers and shared a luncheon specifically held in ...

Zimmerman's Northeast football team weathers the storm on opening day of practice  Lincoln Journal Star

Shane Zimmerman hopes his first official practice as the head football coach at Lincoln Northeast isn't a bad omen.

Dominique Kelley-Johnson getting an assist from her former coach in leading Lincoln High program  Lincoln Journal Star

Lincoln High is adapting to playing for new coach Dominique Kelley-Johnson.

StarTran and LPS improve Lincoln bus stops | Education  Lincoln Journal Star

Through joint efforts, StarTran and Lincoln Public Schools recently improved StarTran bus stops located near schools.

Northeast alumni on a mission to 'raise the rocket'  Lincoln Journal Star

If you grew up in northeast Lincoln, you know this to be true: Once a Rocket, always a Rocket.

A caring custodian retires from Hill Elementary School  1011now

It was a very emotional day at Hill Elementary School in southwest Lincoln. The tears were flowing as a veteran custodian bid a fond farewell.

Two LPS high schools, one elementary will get new principals  Lincoln Journal Star

Two of Lincoln's high schools and one elementary school will get new principals as a result of leadership changes at Lincoln Public Schools.

Lincoln Northeast Star Strutters' dance show, fundraiser Monday  Lincoln Journal Star

The Lincoln Northeast High School Star Strutters will host their annual dance show and community night to benefit the Food Bank of Lincoln at 7:30 p.m. Monday ...

Lincoln Northeast student accused of murder in shooting death of 22-year-old man  Lincoln Journal Star

An arrest warrant has been issued for a student at Lincoln Northeast High School in the killing of 22-year-old Edgar Union Jr., a father of five who was gunned ...

Family member speaks out after the death of a Lincoln teenager  KLKN

Derow Young is the godfather of Zayne Yost, the 14-year-old boy who died earlier this week during a car chase. Today, Young has an important message to ...

Linda Johnson | Milford Times  Seward County Independent

Linda K. Johnson, 59, of Lincoln passed away June 17, 2019, after a tough battle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Mrs. Johnson was born Feb. 4, 1960, to ...

Danny Lee Golden | Obituaries |  Lincoln Journal Star

November 25, 1947 - April 13, 2019. Danny Lee Golden, 71, of Lincoln, passed away April 13, 2019. Born November 25, 1947, in Burlington, Colo., to Stanford ...

Photos, Class C-2: Timm helps Yutan hold on to defeat Sutton; Centennial takes on Wakefield  Lincoln Journal Star

Yutan's defense combined with some dazzling shooting by sophomore Brady Timm helped the Chieftains notch a 55-45 victory over No. 2-ranked Sutton in the ...

Rocket Man looks back at 37 years at Northeast | Neighborhood Extra |  Lincoln Journal Star

Barry Moore, *fresh* out of college and anxious to get to work, walked into the Lincoln Northeast High School main office one summer day in 1957 and asked to ...

Southeast High School addressing racial tension, other conflicts through peer mediation  Lincoln Journal Star

Deia Lasu felt the culture shift, a slow slide into divisiveness, racial tension bubbling to the surface, overt, offensive comments in the hallways and classrooms ...

Connie Duncan seeks re-election to the Lincoln school board  Lincoln Journal Star

Connie Duncan, a former Lincoln Public Schools teacher, said she will run for a second term on the Lincoln Board of Education.

Raffle of AR-15 rifle snares Lincoln youth trap shooting club in gun control debate  Lincoln Journal Star

Lincoln Public Schools has asked the Lincoln Northeast Trap Club to remove social media references to its raffle of an AR-15 — the kind of weapon used to kill ...

Lance's Journal: The ultimate non-traditional student gets degree  1011now

Joe Lutes is the very epitome of a non-traditional student. College didn't work for him the first time around...but this past Saturday, Joe got done what he set out to ...

14-year-old killed in I-80 crash while fleeing deputies  Elko Daily Free Press

A 14-year-old boy was killed and three other teenagers were hurt in a pursuit involving Lancaster County sheriff's deputies Wednesday morning northwest of ...

Fundraiser launched to help family replace car totaled after fatal pursuit  Lincoln Journal Star

An online campaign is raising money for the family whose vehicle was stolen early Wednesday and destroyed during a deadly joyride.

Girls basketball preseason ratings, 11/29 | Photo galleries  Lincoln Journal Star

With the high school basketball season getting started, the Journal Star's Clark Grell offers his look at the preseason girls basketball ratings.

Boys state tourney insider: North Star students show up in force; Skutt gets another shot at Pius X  Lincoln Journal Star

After almost 100 students made the trip to Kearney for Lincoln North Star's district final game last week, the Navigators showed up in force for their first-round ...

Two years after starting javelin, Chase Wolinski wins awards at Nebraska  Daily Nebraskan

Chase Wolinski, this week's Big Ten Women's Field Athlete of the Week, continues to pave her way as an unexpected javelin star. Wolinski's success is another ...

22 Lincoln youth to attend Girls State | Education |  Lincoln Journal Star

Twenty-two young women from Lincoln have been chosen to be among the approximately 400 high school juniors attending the American Legion Auxiliary's ...

14 Lincoln youth to attend Boys State | Education |  Lincoln Journal Star

Fourteen young men from Lincoln have been chosen to be among about 350 high school juniors attending the American Legion's 2019 session of Cornhusker ...

Teen Voices: Students of color see problems, progress  Lincoln Journal Star

My education at Lincoln Public Schools has ended. This school district has taught me many things, especially in terms of recognizing my identity and what it ...

A surge in stolen cars in Lincoln: How they're taken and where they end up  Lincoln Journal Star

Nearly every day, someone drives off with a stolen vehicle in Lincoln.

After 45-year career, Casady's fingerprints mark public safety in Lincoln  Lincoln Journal Star

In 1974, as the Watergate scandal played out in Washington, D.C., J.J. Exon won a second term as Nebraska governor and the energy crisis slogged on, a broke ...

Police arrest Northeast sophomore in College View killing  Lincoln Journal Star

Law enforcement agents in Mississippi have arrested the Lincoln Northeast High School 10th-grader accused of killing 22-year-old Edgar Union Jr., a father of ...

With new coaches leading, Lincoln Northeast girls win, boys fall  Lincoln Journal Star

Lincoln Northeast's new coaches have been through many high school basketball seasons together, but for the first time, David Mercer was coach of the Rocket ...

Michael Ray Bergstraesser | Obituaries |  Lincoln Journal Star

October 16, 1951 - April 2, 2019. Michael Ray Bergstraesser, 67, passed away in Carlsbad, California, on April 2, 2019. He was born on October 16, 1951, ...

Lifelong Learning Institute spawns nearly 20 interest groups in Lincoln  Lincoln Journal Star

Discussion and engagement in a growing number of topics for OLLI at UNL members doesn't end with the last classroom session.

Mike James announces bid for Lincoln City Council's District 2 seat  Lincoln Journal Star

Mike James, a Lincoln native with an interest in local politics, has announced he is running for the District 2 Lincoln City Council seat, which largely represents ...

Silver Hawks' switch to zone late sparks rally against No. 3 Millard North; Mustang girls roll in opener  Lincoln Journal Star

Millard North threw Lincoln Southwest off guard with a 1-3-1 look on defense Thursday night.

More schools fall into Nebraska's lowest performance classification  Fremont Tribune

More of Nebraska's student and districts are in need of improvement this year — falling into the lowest of four performance levels in a state-mandated ...

Ponca takes first step towards three-peat | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

LINCOLN — Ponca took the first step toward a Class C2 three-peat here Thursday afternoon.

Teacher of the Month award to Dave Grothen  Lincoln Journal Star

Dave Grothen, a mathematics teacher at the secondary and postsecondary level for over 40 years, is the latest Teacher of the Month honoree recognized by the ...

Jeff Fagler named head baseball coach at Northeast  Lincoln Journal Star

Lincoln Northeast High School has named Jeff Fagler its new head baseball coach.

The Best of the Class of 2018 Honored on  KLKN

High School students at the top of their class are recognized for their academic excellence during 15th Annual Channel 8 KLKN-TV's Annual Best of the Class ...

Late run of key plays leads Westside to win over North Star  Lincoln Journal Star

OMAHA — A bit more balance and a few more plays down the stretch proved to be enough for Omaha Westside's boys basketball team Thursday night.

Hot start sends Centennial over Wakefield | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

LINCOLN — Centennial got off to a hot start against Wakefield and it propelled them to a 56-48 first-round win in the Class C2 portion of the boys state ...

Police volunteering time to help at-risk Lincoln youth through TeamMates  Lincoln Journal Star

Each Wednesday for an hour, a battle of the badges ensues at a Lincoln middle school between Nate Hill and his TeamMate Jafar.

Merwyn Davidson  Aurora News Register

Merwyn Davidson, age 85, of Aurora, passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at Lincoln. A Memorial *Service* will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 26 at the ...

Photos: Ted Kirk's favorite images of 2018 | Photo galleries  Lincoln Journal Star

Former Journal Star photo editor Ted Kirk shares his favorite photos that he took in 2018.

Kneifl, Imig | Celebrations  Seward County Independent

Lucy Kneifl and Jacob Imig are planning a wedding for July 7, 2018, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Lincoln.

LPD: School bus and truck collide | Bus driver hurt  1011now

According to Lincoln police, a school bus driver failed to yield causing a crash Thursday afternoon.

Four individuals, 1997 state champ boys basketball team comprise 25th Northeast Athletic Hall of Fame class  Lincoln Journal Star

HAVELOCK -- The 25th group of inductees to join the Lincoln Northeast High School Athletic Hall of Fame will be honored during a recognition dinner Saturday ...

Elrod Hall of Fame induction a family affair  Lincoln Journal Star

Ryan Elrod's 2017 induction into the USSSA (United States Specialty Sports Association) Softball Hall of Fame may seem like the ultimate culmination of a long, ...

Teen charged in killing of Edgar Union pleads not guilty  WOWT

A Lincoln teenager charged with killing a 22-year-old in the College View area in March pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder on Tuesday.

Harvest of Harmony marches on  Grand Island Independent

Early-morning practices are nothing new for high school band members. They are often up before sunrise to learn songs and master footwork for the competition ...

2 arrested in connection to College View shooting death  Lincoln Journal Star

Lincoln police Friday arrested two 17-year-olds in connection to a fatal shooting in College View last month.

Dvorak named GICC football coach  1011now

GRAND ISLAND, NE — Central Catholic High School hired Tim Dvorak as the new GICC Head Football Coach. Dvorak comes to his alma mater from Lincoln ...

Ricketts honors 22 Nebraska students who earned perfect ACT scores of 36  Sand Hills Express

LINCOLN — After acing the ACT, Nebraska students are off to Harvard, Yale, Georgetown and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The 22 students who ...

LPS dance teams join together for a cause  Lincoln Journal Star

Lincoln Public Schools dance teams found a new way to raise money for both their annual team expenses and a good cause. All six LPS dance teams joined ...

Memorial Day observances planned | Local |  Lincoln Journal Star

Three Memorial Day observances are planned Monday in Lincoln, the Lincoln Memorial Day Observance Association has announced. Programs are planned at ...

Dittenber named Lincoln Northeast baseball coach | Neighborhood Extra  Lincoln Journal Star

Lincoln Northeast High School has selected Jerry Dittenber as its new head coach for varsity baseball. He succeeds Jerome Ehrlich.

With teens linked to latest Lincoln homicide, focus renewed on juvenile justice system  Lincoln Journal Star

Natavian Morton, 16, is the youngest person accused in a homicide in the city since the 1980s, according to police.

Teen accused in College View shooting shouldn't be tried as adult, attorney argues  Lincoln Journal Star

The murder prosecution of Lincoln's youngest accused killer in recent history should be handled in juvenile court, his attorney argued before a judge Friday.

Teen pleads not guilty in College View homicide  Lincoln Journal Star

The 16-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting a man in the College View neighborhood in March pleaded not guilty this week.

BDS sweeps Mullen, back in state final for the first time since 2013  Sand Hills Express

LINCOLN, NE – Bruning-Davenport/Shickley has proven that they can play with the best, and beat the best, in Classes D1 and D2. In its first season of D2, the ...

'Lincoln got a little smaller without her here,' friend of slain woman says  Lincoln Journal Star

Jessica M. Brandon beamed with pride for her children and grandchildren and was always a reliable friend, her friends and relatives said Wednesday.

Bridgeport eager to face 2-time state champ Ponca in first round  Scottsbluff Star Herald

BRIDGEPORT — South Platte Valley Association tournament champions, Western Trails Conference tournament champs, Class C-2, Sub-district 12 champs, ...

Lincoln man charged with abuse after bedridden wife found with skin peeling, bone exposed  Omaha World-Herald

LINCOLN — Authorities have charged a Nebraska man with abuse of a vulnerable adult after his bedridden, malnourished and badly injured wife died at their ...

20 weird and wonderful Nebraska high school mascots | High School Football  Lincoln Journal Star

With prep football season cranking up, we've rounded up some of our favorite Nebraska high school mascots. Did yours make the cut? Tell us which ones we ...

Photos for Publication on Thursday, March 14, 2019 | Gallery  Grand Island Independent

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and vehicles traveling westward on Second Street are reflected in standing water Wednesday afternoon in Grand Island after ...

Eagles eliminate St. Francis 67-57 | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

LINCOLN — Humphrey St. Francis went ice-cold for a quarter — and Johnson-Brock took full advantage.

Former Lincoln coach imprisoned for assaulting boys gets parole  WOWT

A Lincoln man convicted of child abuse was released Wednesday after serving seven years in prison for his crimes.

Lincoln police detain 12 in prostitution sting  WOWT

More than 1300 sex buyers – a record – were arrested across 18 states in this summer's National Johns Suppression Initiative aimed at reducing sex trafficking, ...

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