Birth announcements

DRAVES — To Dominic Draves and Kelli Ritter of Grand Island, a son born March 9, 2018, at CHI Health St. Francis. Grand parents are Bobbi and Mike Markavicka of Ashton and Scott Ritter, Jerry Draves and Robin Tesmer, all of Grand Island.

GAY — To Justin and Kelsey (Davis) Gay of Grand Island, a son born March 12, 2018, at CHI Health St. Francis.

AULT — To Zach and Tara (Himebaugh) Ault of Grand Island, a son born March 12, 2018, at CHI Health St. Francis. Grandparents are Jody and Larry Lunzer of Broken Bow, Marty Ault of Sutton and Tami Bright of Superior. Great-grandparents are Alan and Caroline Hult of Grand Island and Muriel Bright of Lubbock, Texas.

BANDT — To Kelly and Jennifer (Umbarger) Bandt of Central City, a son born March 12, 2018, at CHI Health St. Francis.

HURLBURT — To Clint and Kori (Reiter) Hurlburt of Burwell, a son born March 12, 2018, at CHI Health St. Francis. Grandparents are Tim and Diana Hurlburt and Jana Reiter, all of Burwell. Great-grandparents are Lorayne Hurlburt of St. Paul and Duane and Shirley Shermer of Burwell.


Anyone with information about any crime in the state may call the Grand Island-Hall County Crime Stoppers, (308) 381-8822. Callers will remain anonymous.

A reward of up to $1,000 will be paid after law enforcement agencies have determined the seriousness of the crime and the usefulness of the information.

Inmate custody status can be obtained by calling the VINE hotline at (877) NE 4 VINE or by visiting Information is available 24 hours a day.

If you see a crime happening, call the Grand Island-Hall County Emergency Center — 911.

Grand Island Police

The following felonies were reported:

- Flor Orvando Orantes was arrested for child abuse and Gerardo Hernandez De Leon was referred for child abuse after a call Thursday night to 2724 W. Division St. The officer responded to the address in reference to child abuse on a 9-year-old male. The boy was found to have injuries that were consistent with child abuse.

- A 14-year-old male was referred for second degree assult and criminal mischief Thursday afternoon after knowingly and intentionally dumping a dangerous chemical on another student’s sweatshirt and bare skin. The incident happened at Grand Island Senior High. The victim was another 14-year-old male.

- A stolen vehicle was reported at the main parking lot of JBS Swift at 5:30 a.m. Thursday. The victim reported he parked his maroon 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix 4-door in the lot with the keys in the vehicle. The vehicle was later recovered.

Hall County Sheriff

Law enforcement arrested three people on warrants in four cases. There were 19 calls for service. For more information visit and click on the sheriff link.

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