Brad Staman



Brad Staman is the editor of the Star-Herald. He can be reached by calling 308-632-9056 or by email at

This is my final day of my first week on furlough. I’m like so many others across the country who have send their jobs change, hours cut and p…

It started as a simple idea shared in the hallway, from medication aide Charlotte Sewell-Russell, “We should try to find musicians to come play for the residents outside their windows,” at Monument Rehabilitation and Care Center.

Scottsbluff sophomore John A. Mentgen V saw the message and thought the idea sounded “pretty cool.”

He sent back a message saying he would be over in a few hours to sing to the residents.

The Gies family enjoys getting together, especially for important birthdays; however, with the COVID-19 pandemic Lacie Gies’ 40 birthday celebration was doubtful.

Things weren’t looking good for a celebration until mom, Sue Geis, saw a video on social media showing how friends in an apartment complex held a different kind of birthday party. People came out onto their balconies and on the ground to sing to the birthday boy.

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