Jan 14, 2020 3:08 PM

New push for Western Nebraska Economic Development group

Posted Jan 14, 2020 3:08 PM

Some government officials are trying to reinvigorate efforts to promote economic development in western Nebraska.

The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports that regional elected or appointed officials and economic development service providers have been invited to a meeting Thursday in the Scottsbluff City Council Chambers.

The goal: reorganize and reboot the Western Nebraska Economic Development group.

The group originally was established in 2015 and met for about three years before losing steam.

Scottsbluff economic development director Starr Lehl said she’s encouraging officials to attend what could become a forum to exchange ideas and experiences.

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Ex-Husker gets probation for driving drunk, resisting arrest

A former Husker football player has been given probation for driving drunk and resisting arrest in Lincoln.

Court records say Alonzo Dennard was sentenced Monday to five years of probation. He'd pleaded no contest. Officers stopped Dennard's vehicle early in the morning of Dec. 23, 2018, for having an expired registration and were going to arrest him for driving with a suspended license.

Officers say Dennard refused to put his hands behind his back and then scuffled with them.

Dennard played in the Huskers' defensive backfield from 2008 through the 2011 season and later played professionally for the New England Patriots.