Frontier County received up to 11 inches of snow on Monday night, February 1. The snow storm began early on Monday and continued on through Tuesday, February 2. Citizens woke up Tuesday morning with almost a foot of snow. A blizzard warning was in effect for Frontier County early Monday that continued into Tuesday.
The National Weather Service reported that Northwest of Eustis received 11 inches of snow by mid morning on Tuesday.
According to the National Weather Service out of North Platte the last snow fall like this was back in October of 2009 where North Platte saw 13.8 in. on October 10th, 2009 and 12.3 in. on October 30, 2009. “This is very unusual this time of year to see this amount of snow. This is something you will see, maybe every 50-75 years,” stated a representative from the National Weather Service out of North Platte.
1st photo are the streets in Curtis on Tuesday, February 2 and 2nd photo are the Einspahr brothers Kaleb, Lucas and Alex playing in the snow along with their family dog.
Photos by Amber Hickert
Medicine Valley Automotive located on West 2nd is now open for business. Pictured above are the new owners and family. Pictured l-r: Nick Malec, Johnny Malec, Debbie Malec and Jeremy Heard. - Photo by Amber Hickert
Gary Obermiller of Valentine, Nebraska has a Jury Trial date set for Monday, April 11th.
This will be the second Jury Trial in Frontier County for the new year of 2016.
According to the Frontier County Courthouse the last Jury Trial that was held in Frontier County was in 2003.
Obermiller is facing charges of alleged third degree sexual assault of a child.
According to the Frontier County Sheriff’s Department the alleged incident had taken place at the Cambridge Lake on the weekend of June 15, 2014. The victim was 12 years old at the time of the incident.
More information will be available at a later time.
Joseph Baker, former resident of Maywood has been found guilty by a twelve person jury, for Child Abuse, a class 3A felony.
A Jury Trial was held in Frontier County on Wednesday, January 13 for an incident that occurred a little over a year ago on December 8, 2014. Joseph Baker was arrested that day for alleged strangulation, a class 4 felony and alleged child abuse intentional/no inj. a class 3A felony.
According to the Frontier County Courthouse, the last jury trial that was held in Frontier County was in 2003.
The selection of the Jury members began at 9:00am on January 13, 2015. The Jury Trial began at 1:00 pm later that afternoon. There were twelve jury members selected from Frontier County including six women and six men.
According to police records, the Frontier County Dispatch received a call from a minor child who reported that he had been ‘choked out’ at the Maywood City Park by Joseph Baker. A Frontier County Deputy arrived at the scene of the incident, where the deputy then began to interview the victim and witness. Both stated that Baker stopped at the Maywood City Park and began yelling at them and then choked the minor child. The Deputy then went to look for Baker. After finding and speaking with Baker he was placed under arrest.
There were a total of six people called to the stand during the trial.
Closing arguments began at 4:40pm. After the closing arguments the jury was dismissed shortly after 5:00 pm to make a decision.
The jury came back to the court room with a decision around 7:00pm, to find the defendant guilty of commit child abuse intentional/no inj. a class 3A felony. The Jury found Baker not guilty of strangulation.
The final sentencing for Baker is scheduled for Friday, April 15. The Judge ordered a presentence investigation.
A presentence investigation is ordered to look more into an individual, including past history, violations, employment and family situations. It will give the judge a better idea of the individuals background and past behavior to achieve some punishment and rehabilitations.