Tributes pour in following the loss of former sports anchor Ed Littler

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Published: Jan. 19, 2022 at 11:23 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 20, 2022 at 9:41 AM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - We’d be remiss not to follow up on the loss of Ed Littler from late Tuesday night.

After first learning of Ed’s passing Tuesday and through all of Wednesday, what took place on social media, radio shows, in newspaper newsrooms and beyond was humbling. More importantly, it has shows the impact Ed had on so many people.

We wanted to share a few of the remarks shared on Twitter about Ed from people you may know from other avenues.

Kearney Boys Soccer Coach Scott Steinbrook tweeted out:

Kearney city councilman and part-time sports announcer for Platte River Radio, Randy Buschkoetter also chimed in.

Ed’s impact also reached inside the Husker athletic department in Lincoln, as women’s basketball play-by-play announcer Matt Coatney gave his best.

Ed’s network of friends also reached all the way up to the largest of sports networks. ESPN’s Matt Schick worked in Central Nebraska for a few years as we all know. He shared his memories.

Finally, we wanted to share the kind words from sports anchor Kevin Sjuts from our sister-station 10/11.

Former Local4 Sports Anchor Ed Littler passed away Tuesday night following a battle with COVID.

Ed passed away last night at the age of 70, and is survived by two nieces, a nephew, a sister-in-law and two cousins.

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