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Entertainment around town
A rundown of entertainment in North Platte and Lincoln County, June 1-9:
Police charge three men with meth, fentanyl distribution
Three North Platte men have been charged with distribution of meth and fentanyl after their arrest Tuesday night at a house near the middle of town.
Big crowds for Bucking Battle and Bash
Organizers said the crowd surpassed 1,000 each night at the fifth annual Halls Electric Bucking Battle & Bash on Friday and Saturday at Pals Brewing in North Platte.
News briefs: Casey’s convenience store closes early; Jeffers St., U.S. 30 work set from June-November
The Casey’s convenience store on East Fourth in North Platte has had to close at 6 p.m. during the Memorial weekend due to a shortage of employees.
Police reports: Two meth charges, resisting arrest
At 11:42 a.m. on Sunday, May 28, police saw Mya Roubideaux walking east on Rodeo Road. They knew Roubideaux was wanted on previous charges.
A Memorial Day tribute from a mother who lost her son
As Cheryl Schepker grew up, she looked at Memorial Day as a day to be glad that school was out and family and friends were getting together.
Karen Troyer honored for service to rodeo queens
Long-time North Platte volunteer Karen Troyer has received a special award for her work with the Miss Rodeo Nebraska and Miss Rodeo America pageants.
Gosper County wreck claims North Platte man’s life
Two vehicles collided head-on Thursday afternoon, May 25, on U.S. Highway 283, about four miles south of Elwood.
Legislature: Fund a kid in private school, get a tax deduction
Nebraska as become the 49th state to offer a tax deduction for sending students to private school.
DED grant aims to reduce wait times for mental health services in Omaha
People experiencing a mental health crisis need help right away. More often than not, however, they must wait to get treatment because services are limited.
Summertime: Deadliest days for teen drivers
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer -- a dangerous time of year for young drivers.
Nebraska state troopers deploy to Texas to help at border
Nebraska Gov; Jim Pillen announced Wednesday, May 24 that 10 state troopers will deploy to the Texas border, effective immediately, in response to a request from the state of Texas.