Rescue action

Three teenagers were injured in a rollover accident Friday northeast of Woodland Park, Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger said.

Just after 2 p.m., Stanton County deputies responded to the one-vehicle accident that sent three passengers to Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk for treatment.

The accident occurred when 16-year-old Emily Nemec of Norfolk lost control of her eastbound car on 844th Road about 2 miles northeast of Woodland Park and it entered the north ditch and rolled onto its top.

Three passengers — all 14 or 15 years of age — were transported to Faith Regional by Hoskins/Woodland Park Rescue. Nemec declined medical treatment on scene.

Seatbelts are believed to have been in use and prevented more serious injuries, Unger said.

Speed and driver inexperience are considered contributing factors, and Nemec was cited for a provisional operators permit violation and careless driving. The vehicle is considered a total loss.

In other news

Beginning Monday, July 29, West Norfolk Avenue between what’s known as Emergency Road and 27th Street will be closed to traffic due to the construction of the skywalk connecting Faith Regional’s new South Medical Office Building with its existing west campus.

State health officials have confirmed the death of a woman in North Central Nebraska from West Nile virus.

MADISON — The James and Neva Winters family received a special recognition award earlier this week at the Madison County Fair here.

U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse said Wednesday that a member of his staff will be hosting a mobile office on Thursday, July 18, in Norfolk.