North Platte man accused of tricking another to pay him $19.5K
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 08:38
A North Platte man is accused of duping another to pay him $19,500 to sub-lease a pasture field.
Court records show 33-year-old Riley J. Hubert is charged with felony theft. He was arrested after someone reported being a victim of an online scam to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. Deputies say the victim had answered a Craigslist advertisement to lease the land.
The victim says Hubert told him he was leasing the land, but wanted to sub-lease it. Deputies learned Hubert didn't have the original lease, and that he wasn't in contact with the land's owner.
The sheriff's office says Hubert bought a pickup with the victim's money and fled to Wyoming. He's been extradited to a Lincoln County jail.
Vets’ Club Soup Contest Finale’
Monday, 16 February 2015 15:28
Jolene Egger was the winner of the 2015 Vets’ Club Soup Contest Finale’, Feb. 6, with her Taco Soup.
Last year, Egger’s Taco Soup lost by one vote to Diane Hamling’s Country Ham Chowder in a semi-final round. Hamling went on to win the finale’, leaving Egger wondering “what if?” Now she knows.
First prize was $100 in Valentine Chamber Bucks. Egger’s Taco Soup won over three other soups that had won their individual semi-final rounds: Pat Pier’s #2 Chili, Debbi Hoffman’s Country Potato, and Chris O’Dell’s Baked Potato. Pier won the 2nd place prize of $75 in Valentine Chamber Bucks. Third and fourth places received $25 gift certificates from Flowerland.
The evening included the Soup Contest Raffle, during which numerous prizes donated by area businesses were won by those present. In addition, the Soup Contest Committee gave away two star quilts, won by Dick Sokol and Ruth Linaberry. Three guns were won by Dave Ward, the Winchester 12 gauge shotgun; Steve Nies, the Savage .243 rifle; and Joe Kronhofman, the Savage .223 rifle.