End of Year 2016 Images

Here are some of my favorite images taken in the latter part of 2016. It’s been a long year and I am looking forward to 2017.

Mark Wickard of Scottsbluff, Neb. talks on his cell phone while standing next to his Cessna, in which, he made an emergency landing on Bluff Center Rd. northwest of Cairo, Neb. Wednesday. The plane rolled back down a hill on a dirt road stopping several feet from railroad tracks.

Mark Wickard of Scottsbluff, Neb. talks on his cell phone while standing next to his Cessna, in which, he made an emergency landing on Bluff Center Rd. northwest of Cairo, Neb. Wednesday. The plane rolled back down a hill on a dirt road stopping several feet from railroad tracks.

Blacksmith Randy Dack pours water onto a stocking holder he creates during Christmas Past and Present Saturday at the Stuhr Museum.

Blacksmith Randy Dack pours water onto a stocking holder he creates during Christmas Past and Present Saturday at the Stuhr Museum.

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Palmer’s Chandler Donscheski spins out of a facemask by Burwell’s Devin Watts for extra yardage Monday night.

Servers prepare plates for up to 1,300 people during the 35th annual Five Points Bank Golden Club members Christmas party at the Heartland Events Center Thursday. (Independent/Andrew Carpenean)

Servers prepare plates for up to 1,300 people during the 35th annual Five Points Bank Golden Club members Christmas party at the Heartland Events Center Thursday.

Claire Schmidt gives a pedicure to Lebensraum Assisted Living resident Charlene Rathjen while activities director Nicole Reyes, left, and Phyllis Runge, right, sit nearby.

Claire Schmidt gives a pedicure to Lebensraum Assisted Living resident Charlene Rathjen while activities director Nicole Reyes, left, and Phyllis Runge, right, sit nearby.

Igra Mohamed smiles while watching her fellow classmates in the processional during the Grand Island High School Class of 2017 mid-term commencement exercises Tuesday. (Independent/Andrew Carpenean)

Igra Mohamed smiles while watching her fellow classmates in the processional during the Grand Island High School Class of 2017 mid-term commencement Tuesday.

1st Sgt. Jose Carpio prepares to place a wreath in honor of Merchant Marines during a Wreaths across America ceremony at Grand Island Veterans Home, All Faiths Chapel Saturday. Alex Willford, Veterans Home administrator, introduces Carpio at the podium. (Independent/Andrew Carpenean)

1st Sgt. Jose Carpio prepares to place a wreath in honor of Merchant Marines during a Wreaths across America ceremony at Grand Island Veterans Home, All Faiths Chapel Saturday. Alex Willford, Veterans Home administrator, introduces Carpio at the podium.

Ayla Noack visits with Santa Claus during Breakfast with Santa fundraiser put on by Westridge Middle school DC Diplomats at Conestoga Mall Saturday. (Independent/Andrew Carpenean)

Ayla Noack visits with Santa Claus during Breakfast with Santa fundraiser put on by Westridge Middle school DC Diplomats at Conestoga Mall Saturday.

Kyla Carlson, a citizen of Bethlehem, gets a kiss from a goat she’s holding at Timberlake Ranch Campus in Marquette Thursday.

Kyla Carlson, a citizen of Bethlehem, gets a kiss from a goat she’s holding at Timberlake Ranch Campus in Marquette Thursday.

Efrain Ayala, head coach for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Titans wrestling team, yells out to a wrestler during Flatwater Fracas Wrestling at the Heartland Event Center Friday. Ayala is a former Grand Island High School athlete.

Efrain Ayala, head coach for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Titans wrestling team, yells out to a wrestler during Flatwater Fracas Wrestling at the Heartland Event Center Friday. Ayala is a former Grand Island High School athlete.

 

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