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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.

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 ...

Two suffer injuries during fight at Northeast High School  1011now

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

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.

Photos: Lincoln Northeast girls knock off Omaha Benson in overtime; Rocket boys triumph  Lincoln Journal Star

The Lincoln Northeast girls and boys basketball teams host Omaha Benson on Friday night. Journal Star photos by Francis Gardler.

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 ...

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.

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.

Rocket boys string together winning streak with victory over Southeast; Northeast girls continue hot streak  Lincoln Journal Star

It seems the Lincoln Northeast boys basketball team has put long losing streaks in the past.

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.

LNE Hall of Fame banquet Feb. 16 | Neighborhood Extra  Lincoln Journal Star

The Lincoln Northeast High School Athletic Hall of Fame banquet is set for Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Havelock Social Hall, 4538 N. 62nd St. Social hour will start ...

Northeast Hall adds 6 individuals, 2 teams  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 ...

Photos: Westside girls travel to Lincoln and take down Northeast on Saturday  Lincoln Journal Star

The Lincoln Northeast girls basketball team fell to Omaha Westside on Saturday afternoon. Journal Star photos by Emily Blobaum.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Boys basketball: Monday's Class A, B, C-1, C-2 city, area district finals capsules  Lincoln Journal Star

A-2: Lincoln Northeast (7-17) at Papillion-La Vista South (14-11), 7 p.m.: Northeast's progress from a winless season a year ago took another step forward on ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Boys basketball ratings, 2/12 | Prep Extra ratings |  Lincoln Journal Star

A look at the latest boys basketball ratings for the week of Feb. 11.

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.

Photos: Southeast sweeps Rockets in regular-season finale  Lincoln Journal Star

The Knights, rated 10th in Class A, swept the Rockets to end the regular season on Tuesday at Northeast. Journal Star photos by Emily Blobaum.

Carl F. Keech | Obituaries |  Lincoln Journal Star

March 19, 2019. Carl F. Keech, age 82, of Lincoln, died 3-19-19. Retired from the Lincoln Police Department and Sheriffs Department with 35 years *service*.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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,

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Jack Morgan Jensen | Obituaries |  Lincoln Journal Star

March 9, 1942 - January 1, 2019. Jack Morgan Jensen, age 76, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Jack was born March 9, 1942, in Omaha, to Jack ...

LFR rescues 7 animals from fire near Lincoln Northeast High School  1011now

Lincoln Fire and Rescue responded to a confirmed structure fire at 2602 N 63rd Street in Lincoln, in the area of 63rd and Huntington.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Boys hoops roundup, 2/1 | Boys Basketball |  Lincoln Journal Star

AURORA 53, WAVERLY 45. Waverly, 10, 10, 13, 12, --, 45. Aurora, 13, 12, 20, 8, --, 53. Waverly--Carter 12, Stoddard 19, Brown 10, Weatherwax 2, Nieman 2.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Northeast art instructor named year's first Teacher of the Month  Lincoln Journal Star

Michelle Hrbek, a 14-year educator currently in her 10th year teaching art at Lincoln Northeast High School, is the school year's first Teacher of the Month ...

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 ...

Beloved Northeast teacher dies | Education |  Lincoln Journal Star

Sharon Holliday, who said an emotional goodbye to students and colleagues lining the streets outside Lincoln Northeast High School two weeks ago as she ...

Judith B. McCalla | Obituaries |  Lincoln Journal Star

April 7, 1943 - November 29, 2018. Judith B. McCalla, 75, Waverly, passed away November 29, 2018. Born April 7, 1943 in Lincoln to Ivan and Ruth (Bennett) ...

Still room to improve, but sportsmanship award has helped at state tournaments  Lincoln Journal Star

For 20 years now there has been a sportsmanship award at the state basketball tournament, and just before they hand out the state championship trophy they ...

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 ...

Northeast to induct Athletic Hall of Fame additions Jan. 14  Lincoln Journal Star

The Lincoln Northeast High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its 2017 class during a 7 p.m. banquet next Saturday (Jan. 14) at the Havelock Social Hall, ...

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 ...

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.

Lance's Journal: New ornaments for Capitol Holiday Tree  1011now

This past summer, some of Nebraska's finest artists took part in a first-ever public art project that will supply the Capitol holiday tree with one-of-a-kind ...

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.

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, ...

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 ...

20 weird and wonderful Nebraska high school mascots | Football  Columbus Telegram

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Jeff Fagler named head baseball coach at Northeast  Lincoln Journal Star

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

Performing arts calendar for April 26-May 3 | Theater |  Lincoln Journal Star

Performing arts calendar for Lincoln and the surrounding area.

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 ...

Elizabeth “Liz” Rae Meyer Sawyer | Obituaries |  Lincoln Journal Star

January 28, 1939 - August 12, 2018. Tiz Liz has died. Fulfilled and at peace with her life, Elizabeth “Liz” Rae Meyer Sawyer took her final breath at home, in the ...

Lincoln East students walk out, demand safer schools  KLKN

Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News Students at Lincoln East students were among those that walked out of their classes Friday morning.

BRLD runs past Howells-Dodge with strong second half  Norfolk Daily News

LINCOLN — Howells-Dodge was responsible for Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur Northeast's lone loss of the season.

Local Happenings (Feb. 28-March 19, 2019) | L Magazine  Lincoln Journal Star

See additional events in "Party Planner" and "Upcoming Performing Arts Events" on this website.

David J. Watkins | Obituaries |  Lincoln Journal Star

January 16, 1958 - July 6, 2018. David J. Watkins, 60, passed away Friday, July 6, 2018, at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska. David was born on January 16, 1958, ...

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 ...

The Best of the Class of 2018 Honored on  KLKN

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News. With caps and gowns in hand, some of the top high school students in the area posed for pictures with ...

'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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Class D-2: Ty Hahn scores 28 points as Johnson-Brock pulls away in the second half  Omaha World-Herald

Ty Hahn scored 19 of his game-high 28 points in the second half Thursday as Johnson-Brock pulled away from a halftime tie to defeat Humphrey St. Francis ...

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.

TOM CASADY: LEAVING A LEGACY | |  Lincoln Journal Star

A 45-YEAR CAREER. 1971: Graduates from Lincoln Northeast High School. 1974: Joins Lincoln Police Department through federal program that pays for his ...

Cindy Lange-Kubick: Corey Craig: former troublemaker, untroubled  Lincoln Journal Star

A former troublemaker turned TV guy visits Lincoln Northeast High School.

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.

Ricketts honors 22 Nebraska students who earned perfect ACT scores of 36  Omaha World-Herald

LINCOLN — After acing the ACT, Nebraska students are off to Harvard, Yale, Georgetown and the University of Nebraska's campuses in Omaha and Lincoln.

Photos: Lincoln Northeast Midwest Classic wrestling invite | Prep sports galleries  Lincoln Journal Star

The Rockets hosted the Midwest Classic prep wrestling dual invite on Saturday at Lincoln Northeast High school. Photos by Francis Gardler, Journal Star.

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.

Joyce Elaine Staberg Dimmitt  Lincoln Journal Star

April 7, 1927 - January 9, 2019. Joyce Elaine Staberg Dimmitt, 91, of Lincoln, widow of Robert A. Staberg, passed away January 9, 2019. Born April 7, 1927, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Stanton sweeps to third in Class C2 | Sports  Norfolk Daily News

LINCOLN — In a match most people expected to be played some 70 blocks away at the Bob Devaney Sports Center, Stanton made short work of Superior here ...

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 ...

Joba Chamberlain's DUIs may doom his liquor license request for new south Lincoln bar  Lincoln Journal Star

Two drunk-driving cases involving former Husker and Major League Baseball pitcher and Lincoln native Joba Chamberlain have complicated his attempt to ...

You Post It, We Report It: Morning of February 4  KLKN

You Posted It, We're Reporting It on the morning of Monday, February 4.

Police: Server added $10 in tips to each of 25 receipts in fraud at Lincoln restaurant  Lincoln Journal Star

A server has been fired from a southwest Lincoln restaurant and ticketed for theft after the owner discovered she added $10 to customers' tips shortly after being ...

Nebraska principal on leave after banning Christmas symbols  Lincoln Journal Star

OMAHA — A Nebraska elementary school principal has been placed on leave after a conservative Christian group threatened legal action over her ban on ...

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