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BC-NE--Nebraska Weekly Exchange Digest, NE

November 14, 2018

AP-Nebraska stories for Nov. 17 and Nov. 18. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at 402-391-0031.

For use Saturday, Nov. 17, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-KID CARS

LINCOLN, Neb. — Reagan Graham rolled into the west Lincoln warehouse in a wheelchair, but soon she was cruising in style. The 2-year-old wheeled around in her new blue Ford, the gathered crowd making room for her, music on her car stereo, a smile on her face. Reagan was one of three children with special needs who were presented with their own wheels on Nov. 2, the result of a recent partnership between Madonna Research Institute and Rolling Hills Trading Inc. The electric cars were modified by University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineering students to meet each child’s specific needs, giving the young drivers a more open road than they’re used to. By Peter Salter, Lincoln Journal Star. SENT IN ADVANCE: 609 words.

EXCHANGE-DEER CROSSING

LINCOLN, Neb. — You’ve seen them — the yellow signs along the Nebraska’s rural roadways that warn of a deer crossing ahead. Trouble is, researchers say, we mostly ignore such warnings. It presents a quandary for highway safety officials in Nebraska seeking to head off collisions between critters and cars in Nebraska. By Paul Hammel, Omaha World-Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 937 words.

For use Sunday, Nov. 18, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-CHURCH BABY

KEARNEY, Neb. — From the time he was 9 days old, Joseph D. Marvin has lived with his adoptive parents, Larry and Melodie Marvin of Holdrege. Joseph Marvin was named Baby Doe by law enforcement when he was found on the steps of a church with part of his umbilical cord still attached in 1996. He spent a week in the hospital before he was placed into foster care and later adopted by the Marvins. After a series of health issues, he’s started searching for his biological parents. By Kim Schmidt, Kearney Hub. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1086 words.

EXCHANGE-AUCTIONS END

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — A long tradition came to an end Nov. 4 when Olson Auction Service held its final consignment sale. The company had held weekly consignment auctions at the same Grand Island location since 1958. But owners Darrel and Linda Olson are not retiring. Darrel Olson, 76, will still be active in the auction business, handling estate, household and real estate sales. The Olsons will also change their business into New 2 You, which will be a retail pre-owned furniture store. By Jeff Bahr, The Grand Island Independent. SENT IN ADVANCE: 392 words.

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