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Wednesday News, April 25th

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GEHLEN CATHOLIC’S SPRING PLAY – ‘OH PROMISE ME’ OPENS THURSDAY

Gehlen Catholic’s Drama Department presents “Oh, Promise Me” on Thursday, April 26th, & Saturday, April 28th, at 7pm, in the Marvin Langel Memorial Gym.

“Oh, Promise Me” is a comedy in three acts, written by Peter William, under the direction of Gehlen Catholic Speech & Drama Moderator, Mr. Mark Morehead.

The comedy is about Barry Hollis, a Princeton graduate, who has just inherited his father’s fortune. Tickets are $5.00 per person.

To support Gehlen Catholic’s efforts for the upcoming TFJO packaging event on May 3rd & 4th, Mr. Morehead, the cast & crew of “Oh, Promise Me” invite the audience to make a donation to TFJO when they attend the spring play.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the Gehlen Catholic Office at 712-546-4181 or by stopping at the school.

Tickets will be available for purchase both nights at the door.

CORPS OF ENGINEERS CONCERNED WITH SEDIMENT IN MISSOURI RIVER

Results of a study on the impacts of moving sediment from Yankton’s Lewis & Clark Lake through Gavin’s Point Dam into the Missouri River may be available later this year.

Paul Boyd, a hydraulic engineer with the Army Corps of Engineers Omaha office, says the studies are driven by habitat development:

Boyd says the Corps is looking at options for moving the sediment:

Boyd says a large part of the study is looking at impacts on the river below Gavin’s Point Dam into Iowa and Nebraska:

Lewis & Clark Lake is rapidly filling, with most of the sediment flowing in from the Niobrara River.

Its estimated the lake could lose most of its capacity by the year 2050.

Thanks to Jerry Oster WNAX

TWO PLEAD GUILTY IN WINNEBAGO RESERVATION SLAYING

Two people have taken plea deals in federal court for the slaying of a man on the Winnebago Reservation in northeast Nebraska.

20-year-old Jeremiah Wolfe pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Omaha to second-degree murder.

His mother, 39-year-old Natasha Wolfe, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit second-degree murder.

The two and Lawrencia Merrick were charged with the April 2017 strangulation of 32-year-old William Redhorn Jr. on the Winnebago Reservation.

Merrick is expected to change her plea of not guilty at a hearing Thursday.

Court records say Jeremiah Wolfe and Merrick told investigators they came upon Redhorn outside a building he was trying to break into.

Wolfe says a fight broke out and he put Redhorn in a chokehold until he quit struggling.

Merrick says she also struck Redhorn.

DEJEAR TO RETURN EMILY’S LIST CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION

A Democratic candidate for Iowa Secretary of State is refunding a contribution from a national political group after learning it was mistakenly given and accepted in violation of Iowa law.

Deidre DeJear’s campaign says it will refund the $5,000 contribution from EMILY’s List “as soon as possible” after learning of the violation from The Associated Press.

Iowa campaign finance law bars political action committees from donating to candidates for state office during the legislative session, and prohibits candidates from accepting them.

DeJear is running against Jim Mowrer in the June 5th primary for the Democratic nomination.

The winner will challenge Republican incumbent Secretary of State Paul Pate in the November.

EMILY’s List made the donation to DeJear from its PAC on March 8th, days before it publicly endorsed her.

NO SPECIAL SESSION FOR NEBRASKA LAWMAKERS

Lawmakers will not convene for a special session to deal with Nebraska’s property tax system this year because the effort did not receive enough support.

Laura Strimple, a spokeswoman for the secretary of state, says only 14 senators had signed the request by the 5 p.m. Monday deadline.

Support from 33 of the chamber’s 49 lawmakers is needed to bring the Legislature into special session.

Sen. Tom Brewer of Gordon proposed the session on April 10 after lawmakers failed to approve tax changes.

The session would have been held next week.

Although legislators won’t gather to deal with taxes, supporters of a ballot measure that would cut property taxes are collecting signatures in hopes of putting the proposal on the November ballot.