NSP was initially called by the Valentine Police Department after they had responded to a shooting at 301 Edna Street in Valentine at approximately 7:00 p.m. The victim, Pamela Nickisch, 71, was found deceased. Her husband, Paul Nickisch, 70, and a juvenile grandson were also present at the residence.
Investigators have determined that Paul Nickisch shot Pamela Nickisch as a domestic violence situation escalated. He was arrested for murder and lodged in Cherry County Jail. A final determination on charges will be made by the Cherry County Attorney.
The Nebraska State Patrol, Valentine Police Department, Valentine Fire and Rescue, and Cherry County Attorney’s Office have all contributed to this investigation and response.
Interview with Dennis DaMoude
(CAMBRIDGE, Neb.) (February 20, 2019) – The Tri Valley Health System Board of Trustees has voted that due to numerous financial factors, it will close Cambridge Manor long-term care. The hospital, clinics, and assisted living facility will continue operating. “Tri Valley Health System has provided a wide range of senior living services for a number of years, andwe’re proud of the positive impact we’ve been able to make in the lives of residents and their families,”said Paul Shellabarger, President of the Tri Valley Health System Board of Trustees. “The economics of health care are changing, and many of these factors have brought us to the point of this difficult decision.”
McCook, Nebraska—Community Hospital has put a temporary visitor restriction in place due to the increased outbreak of influenza in the area, according to Sharon Conroy, RN, Community Hospital Infection Prevention Nurse. Staff at the hospital is asking that people do not visit patients if they have a fever of more than 100 degrees and have a cough and/or a sore throat. Those who have been sick should not visit the hospital until they have been fever-free for 24 hours without using fever reducing medication. Children under 12 will not be allowed to visit patients during this time.
Visitors should remember to wash their hands often. Coughs should be covered by using a tissue or coughing into a sleeve.
“The restriction will be lifted as soon as we see a reduction of influenza-like illness in our area. Influenza is an illness that most recover from, but for hospitalized patients influenza can have a devastating outcome,” Conroy said. Conroy added that if someone has not yet gotten their flu shot, it is not too late to get vaccinated.
Sudden onset of symptoms
Fever or feeling feverish/chills
Runny or stuffy nose
Muscle or body aches
Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
Emergency warning signs of flu sickness in children:
Fast breathing or trouble breathing
Bluish skin color
Not drinking enough fluids
Not waking up or not interacting
Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
Fever with a rash
Emergency warning signs of flu sickness in adults:
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
Severe or persistent vomiting
Flu-like symptoms that improve but then return with fever and worse cough
In addition to the signs above, get medical help right away for any infant who has any of these signs:
Being unable to eat
Has trouble breathing
Has no tears when crying
Significantly fewer wet diapers than normal
At approximately 5:44 PM on Monday, February 4th , the City of McCook Fire Department responded to a reported fire at 811 East 2 nd Street. Upon arrival of the fire department at 5:46 PM, personnel reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear of the structure. Two occupants were able to escape the structure by exiting the front door. Crews quickly extinguished the fire that burned up the exterior of the back of the house and into a bedroom through a window.
The fire was under control within five minutes of the arrival of the fire department and before the fire could extend further into the interior of the home.
The resident of the structure, Mr. Jonathan Scott, reported that he was in the house, along with another resident, when all of the lights went out. Mr. Scott exited the structure and went around to the back yard where a generator was located that was supplying electricity to the house. Mr. Scott found the generator and several items around it, along with the siding of the house on fire. Mr. Scott went back into the home and advised the other resident of the fire. They both began looking for their pet cats and, when the smoke became too intense, they exited the structure.
Fire damage was contained to exterior of the back of the home while there was smoke damage throughout the home. The home was valued at just over $27,000 and $15,000 for the contents. Initial damage estimates were at $10,000 on the structure and $1,000 to the contents.
Members of the fire department completed the investigation and determined that the fire started in the rear of the structure from gasoline fumes being emitted from a gas powered generator. The fumes ignited and quickly spread to nearby combustible materials and the exterior of the home itself.
The Red Cross was notified and provided the resident with assistance.
Sixteen firefighters, two pumpers, one ladder truck, one ambulance and one command vehicle were on the scene for approximately 1 ½ hours making sure the fire had not spread into the interior and clearing smoke out of the structure.
Monday, February 25 th : Cheyenne County KS (St. Francis) St. Francis Emergency Building, 125 W Hwy 36
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials say an online site can provide winter travelers with information about Nebraska road conditions from the perspective of snowplow drivers. The Nebraska Transportation Department said in a news release Tuesday that the online Plow Tracker interactive map shows state plow trucks on highways. At the click of a mouse, site users can see what the snowplow drivers are seeing, thanks to forward-facing dashboard cameras. Plow Tracker automatically refreshes information every minute. Department operations manager Tom Sands says the weather conditions can often be worse than they appear on the dash cameras, which show only a portion of a roadway.
Members say goodbye to the Grand Island Veterans Home as they are being trasnported this morning to the new location in Kearney. pic.twitter.com/P5SKOL4fnv— KRGI News (@KRGINews) January 16, 2019
It was our honor and privilege to assist and welcome our Veterans home to @CityofKearney and the new Central Nebraska Veterans Home! We are excited to have this first class facility in Kearney! 🇺🇸🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/8iyaa5lXLl— Kearney Police Dept (@KearneyPolice) January 16, 2019
The following students qualified for the President’s List at Mid-Plains Community College during the 2018 Fall Term. To make the list, each student had to complete 12 or more applicable credit hours in college-level courses and maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.9 or greater on a 4.0 scale.
Anselmo - Luke Christen
Brady - Madison Christophersen, Colton Lovitt, Jessica Most, Daniel Wardyn
Cambridge - Cole Nickerson
Cozad - Ashley Linke, Steven Walker
Culbertson - Brittany Williams
Curtis - Colleen Mortensen
Gothenburg - Keisha Blake, Dillon Higgins, Dillon Wilkerson
Grant - Kaden Kammerer
Holdrege - Tatiana Young
Imperial - Mikaela O’Brien
Indianola - Rhonda Tryon, Jack Vogel
Kearney - Ronald Foutch
Lewellen - Ramona Steward, Shaun Swoboda
Lexington - Hana Brock, Bianca Gomez, Cesar Venegas-Villezcas
Louisville - Nicholas Snodgrass
Maxwell - Natalie Miller
McCook - David Brewster, Mary Kain, Brittanie Nolan, Emmerie Roth, Elise Stevens, Sydney Thompson, William Watts
North Platte - Larry Allen, Emily Bagley, Alyssa Bergeron, Larissa Berol, Jack Carlson, Kayla Douglas, Troy Dye, Danny Fourtner, Lucas Friedrich, Jonathan Hastings, Alexandria Hatch, Matthew Haynes, Dawson Heinzen, Ashley Husemoller, Haley Jackson, Gary Koch, Haiden Kreber, Rebecca Lindley, Gabrielle Menghini, Jayden Miles, Brian Mixer, Angel Murphy, Mercedes Nolda, Lindsi Orr, Kaitlyn Ostrander, Nathan Ostrander, Sarah Phares, Mirabella Pigati, Vanessa Rodriguez-Sanchez, Bailey Roeder, Jessica Slattery, Keifer Smith, Nathan Snider, Ryan Sorenson, Jonathan Spradlin, Patricia Tofilau, Jade Vak
Ogallala - Justine Gall
Ord - Ashley Carson
Paxton - Ashley Lugar, Justin Neilsen
Stapleton - Dylan DiGiovanni
Sutherland - Angela Evans, Scott Taylor, Alyssa Weber
Tryon - Caleb Goosey
Venango - Valerie Perez
Wauneta - Zachary Thompson, Roseanna Vapenik
Carlsbad - Michael Trunfio
Pleasant Hill - Liliana Belton
Colorado Springs - Makenna Bodette
Fleming - Shaylee Johnson
Granby - Kiera Barr
Nucla - Carlie Wytulka
Wheat Ridge - Emily Anderson, Aurora Storrer
Hubbard - Ricks Polk
Richmond - Candice Biltz
Bend - Nickolas Gylling, Travis Martin
Fort Belvoir - Preston Parry
Seattle - Valerie Schaeffer
Spokane Valley - Travis Oliver
Laramie - Luke James
Willetton, Western Australia – Emma McLean
Summerville, New Brunswick - Shaun Hickey
Maputo - Nelo Nducuia
Badalona, Barcelona - Laura Mata Garcia