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20th Anniversary Celebration

Pat Loontjer, Executive Director of Gambling with the Good Life is happy to announce that they will be celebrating 20 years of no expanded gambling in Nebraska since this grassroots organization was formed in 1995. Loontjer went on to say that a celebration dinner will be held at the Governor’s Mansion to commemorate this special event. We are […]

Proclamation – Presented Aug. 3, 2015

20th Anniversary of “Gambling with the Good Life” WHEREAS: Gambling with the Good Life was formed as a grassroots organization in 1995 with the expressed goal of preventing expanded gambling in the great state of Nebraska. WHEREAS: The devastation that gambling addiction causes for both families and society has been well documented and has affected […]

Longtime horse racing leader parts ways with Omaha Exposition and Racing

Article from the Lincoln Journal Star After years of heading horse racing operations in Omaha and Lincoln, Greg Hosch has parted ways with Omaha Exposition and Racing. Omaha Exposition and Racing Board President Robert Moser Jr. confirmed Hosch’s last day on the job was Friday, but declined to say whether he left voluntarily. Hosch did […]

Urgent update on LB 70 (Slot tax and more) HELP!

Dear Supporter, We need your help immediately! The Governor last night vetoed LB 70 which puts a small, 10% tax on the illegal slot machines that are popping up all over the state. If we thought this would eliminate these machines we would be in favor of this bill instead it will expand gambling because of other […]

Lyle Japp’s Obituary

Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2015 Japp, Lyle William Japp, Lyle William Oct 29, 1925 – Mar 23, 2015 Lyle William Japp, age 89, passed into Glory on March 23, 2015, following a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was born October 29, 1925 in Blair, Nebraska, to Walter and Marie (Wrich) Japp and grew up […]

Former Lincoln Race Course manager claims wrongful firing

Article from the Lincoln Journal Star Lincoln Race Course’s former manager has filed a lawsuit claiming he was wrongfully fired in retaliation for reporting his boss for alleged illegal use of the pari-mutuel betting system. Judd Bietz, and his wife, Shanna Bietz, were fired and escorted from the Lincoln Race Course by security in April […]

Omaha Private Eye Accused of Defrauding Client

  Omaha private eye accused of defrauding client of more than $850,000 An Omaha private investigator was indicted Thursday on allegations that she schemed to defraud a client of more than $850,000. Patricia Walker-Halstead has been charged by the federal government with 11 counts of wire fraud. Prosecutors say Walker-­Halstead used payments from the client for personal […]

Theft of $760,000 results in 3-year term

Omaha World Herald   July 3, 2013 A 54-year-old Omaha woman was sentenced to three years in federal prison Tuesday for stealing more than $760,000 while employed as a business manager for a freight com­pany. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Kopf also ordered Toni R. Walker to make restitution in the amount of $765,236. Walker took the […]