Helmet Law Defeated By Filibuster
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 12:15
Motorcyclists will still be required to wear helmets when they ride in Nebraska.
Opponents succeeded Tuesday in blocking a bill in the Legislature that would have repealed the state's helmet requirement. The measure by Sen. Dave Bloomfield of Hoskins would have exempted riders older than 21 from the law.
Senator Al Davis was among the majority when lawmakers voted 25-22 to cease debate on the bill and force a vote. However, thirty-three votes were needed to stop the legislative filibuster. Lawmakers started discussing the bill on Thursday.
Bloomfield says the issue was one of personal choice and freedom. Opponents say repealing the law would increase health care costs and make the roads less safe.
The bill is LB393
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:45
A very large crowd attended the 70th annual Coronation sponsored by the Valentine Chamber of Commerce. "St. Valentine", Bailey Dexter, and "The Royal Herald", Chet Tetherow, were the emcees for the event.
Receiving Coronation Queen honors, Most for VHS and the 1st Annual Kay Sedevy Memorial Scholarship was Brianna Bussinger. King went to Triston Eklund. Prince and Princess honors went to Emily Perrett and Taylor Monroe.
Duke and Duchess was Bailey Leonard and Cameron Perrett.
Nicole Lurz and Corbin Standing Ready were named Count and Countess.
Pages were Sarah Shelbourn and Newt Bussinger.
The Heart City Heart Award went to Cathy Colburn.