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Boone County Fair: carnivals, food trucks, and rides galore
Boone County Fair: carnivals, food trucks, and rides galore

There will be a number of classic fair specialties returning such as a carnival, food trucks, and rides.

Accused of sexually abusing students, Kratochvil appears in court

Accused of sexually abusing students, Kratochvil appears in court

One former para-educator in Columbus is facing the justice system for her alleged actions against a 15 and 17 year old.

'As a volunteer squad it's a lot to ask,' Genoa in need of auction items for new ambulance

'As a volunteer squad it's a lot to ask,' Genoa in need of auction items for new ambulance

One emergency team in east-central Nebraska is working to update its capacities. 

Fireworks raising funds for boxing club

Fireworks raising funds for boxing club

If you're looking for fireworks in Columbus for the coming holiday, you might consider one place that'll be supporting an effort to equip kids with athletic skills.

NDOL: Outage creating issues with unemployment site, won't affect payments

NDOL: Outage creating issues with unemployment site, won't affect payments

The Nebraska Department of Labor announced that the NEworks website is currently experiencing an outage, and could take at least two days to get back up and running.

Ex-GOP Rep. Fortenberry gets probation for lying to feds

Ex-GOP Rep. Fortenberry gets probation for lying to feds

Former Congressman Jeff Fortenberry will not go to prison for lying to the FBI about illegal campaign contributions.

Nebraska to replace GOP ex-congressman on day of sentencing

Nebraska to replace GOP ex-congressman on day of sentencing

Just hours after a judge sentences an ex-congressman from Nebraska for lying to federal agents, voters in his district are expected to elect a different conservative Republican to represent the GOP-dominated district.

Petitioners racing clock for voter ID requirements

Petitioners racing clock for voter ID requirements

Petitioners gathered in Duncan, gathering signatures to require voter I.D.s at the ballot.

Duncan Ribfest 2022 is a 'great success'

Duncan Ribfest 2022 is a 'great success'

The town of Duncan held its 18th annual Ribfest this weekend.

Dizzy: The Pet of the Week

Dizzy: The Pet of the Week

If you're interested in adopting Dizzy, you can contact the Paws & Claws Adoption Center at 402-562-5683.

Health Science Pathway at Columbus High welcomes in Lakeview students

Health Science Pathway at Columbus High welcomes in Lakeview students

Nebraska will be lacking nearly 6,000 nurses in a few years -- it's why Columbus is helping students get excited about the multiple ways they can join the industry.

Bone Creek Museum announces expansion to Ford Building in David City

Bone Creek Museum announces expansion to Ford Building in David City

The museum recently acquired the Ford Building, which is located two blocks away from its current location.

99-year-old vehicle donated to Bone Creek Museum

99-year-old vehicle donated to Bone Creek Museum

A 1923 Ford Model T was donated to the Bone Creek Museum in David City on Monday.

Anise: The Pet of the Week

Anise: The Pet of the Week

If you're interested in adopting Anise, you can contact the Paws & Claws Adoption Center at 402-562-5683.

DHHS talks Elder Abuse on world awareness day

DHHS talks Elder Abuse on world awareness day

The Nebraska Department of Health And Human Services is educating the community about Elder Abuse as Wednesday is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Paws & Claws Adoption Center to host microchip clinic this Saturday

Paws & Claws Adoption Center to host microchip clinic this Saturday

The shelter decided to host the clinic after receiving an influx of animals that aren't microchipped.

Prairie Village Retirement Center holds special Flag Day ceremony

Prairie Village Retirement Center holds special Flag Day ceremony

The village moved their old flag pole closer to the building and decided to raise their new flag on Tuesday, to commemorate Flag Day.

Tornado watch has been issued for several eastern counties

Tornado watch has been issued for several eastern counties

Several eastern Nebraska counties are in a tornado watch and thunderstorm warnings. 

Sheering sheep for Stromsburg to sew

Sheering sheep for Stromsburg to sew

One mill in Stromsburg uses a building from 1910 and massive equipment dating as far back as 1929 to create custom yarn and blanket filling for sheep farmers. 

CCH nurse wins The DAISY Award

CCH nurse wins The DAISY Award

A Columbus nurse is receiving recognition for providing exceptional care.

More thunderstorms for northeast, east central Nebraska

More thunderstorms for northeast, east central Nebraska

A number of northeast Nebraska counties have been under severe thunderstorm warnings throughout the evening. 

Navigator Heartland Greenway pipeline discussed at Madison County meeting

Navigator Heartland Greenway pipeline discussed at Madison County meeting

Madison County commissioners were given a project update for another potential carbon dioxide pipeline in Northeast Nebraska.

More severe thunderstorm warnings in Nebraska

More severe thunderstorm warnings in Nebraska

Thunderstorms that pelted the state during the weekend are hanging around on Monday.

Whittaker takes the title at Nebraska Women's Match Play Championship

Whittaker takes the title at Nebraska Women's Match Play Championship

One Husker defeated another to claim the 99th Nebraska Women's Match Play Championship.

After a few poaching busts, NGPC preaches following fishing regulations

After a few poaching busts, NGPC preaches following fishing regulations

One of the most important parts of fishing is following local and state regulations, but the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has already had a few poaching busts this season.

Flowers and wine: Albion farm sets blooming goals

Flowers and wine: Albion farm sets blooming goals

Growing in a corner of northeast Nebraska is a new addition to the Nebraska Passport Program: Valley View Flowers. 

99th Nebraska Women's Match Play Championship held in Columbus

99th Nebraska Women's Match Play Championship held in Columbus

The Elks Country Club is hosting the 99th Nebraska Women’s Match Play Championship this week. It’s now the third time the club has hosted the tournament.

CPS Foundation receives grant from Columbus Area Future Fund

CPS Foundation receives grant from Columbus Area Future Fund

Columbus Public Schools will be getting new funds to build connections with the community, thanks to a new grant award.

Columbus Federal Credit Union getting new name Wednesday

Columbus Federal Credit Union getting new name Wednesday

Columbus United Federal Credit Union is getting a new name, changing to OneUnited Federal Credit Union on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

Prosecutors urge judge to reject appeal by former Rep. Jeff Fortenberry

Prosecutors urge judge to reject appeal by former Rep. Jeff Fortenberry

U.S. attorneys maintain that defense is trying to ‘recycle’ previous, failed arguments

Northeast Nebraska troopers prepare for Memorial Day Weekend

Northeast Nebraska troopers prepare for Memorial Day Weekend

As travelers hit the road to mark the start of summer, troopers will be working to keep Nebraska roads safe during Memorial Day weekend.

NE Chamber Foundation announces new Leadership Nebraska members

NE Chamber Foundation announces new Leadership Nebraska members

The NE Chamber Foundation has announced the members of its new Leadership Nebraska class. 

Two in unknown condition following structure fire in Columbus

Two in unknown condition following structure fire in Columbus

Columbus Fire Department responded to a structure fire Thursday night where two occupants had been trapped.

Platte County 'Click It or Ticket'

Platte County 'Click It or Ticket'

The Platte County Sheriff's Office will once again be participating in the statewide, "Click It or Ticket" effort running from May 23rd through June 5th. 

Long miles, big dollars: What abortion in Nebraska may look like post Roe v Wade

Long miles, big dollars: What abortion in Nebraska may look like post Roe v Wade

Speaker of the Legislature Sen. Mike Hilgers, a Lincoln Republican, has said he will call a special session if the Supreme Court strikes down Roe. Hilgers and other abortion opponents will need 33 votes to overcome a filibuster. 

Assisting farmers hit by wildfires, EQIP applications open

Assisting farmers hit by wildfires, EQIP applications open

Farmers are able to apply for funding to assist them if their land was hit by the recent wildfires.

Two people detained after reported assault near Humphrey

Two people detained after reported assault near Humphrey

Two people from North Carolina were arrested after an alleged assault in northeast Nebraska.

No one injured in fire at Scribner biodiesel facility

No one injured in fire at Scribner biodiesel facility

No one was hurt after a fire at an eastern Nebraska biodiesel facility.

CPS paraeducator arrested for allegedly sending explicit content to teens

CPS paraeducator arrested for allegedly sending explicit content to teens

On Thursday, the Columbus Police Department arrested Emily Kratochvil for sexual abuse by a school employee.

Columbus man sentenced for transportation of child pornography

Columbus man sentenced for transportation of child pornography

It was announced Thursday that a Columbus man has been sentenced in federal court for transportation of child pornography. 

Woman's body found in Ernst Lake

Woman's body found in Ernst Lake

Authorities discovered a body in a lake in Platte Valley area Monday.

NPD: Petersburg man arrested after being injured in attempted knife attack

NPD: Petersburg man arrested after being injured in attempted knife attack

A northeast Nebraska man was hospitalized, and later arrested, after he allegedly attempted to attack another person in their home.

Moser advances comfortably in primary, will face Zach in general election

Moser advances comfortably in primary, will face Zach in general election

A Nebraska legislative incumbent from Columbus garnered overwhelming support in the District 22 primary Tuesday night.

Pillen beats Trump’s candidate in Nebraska governor primary

Pillen beats Trump’s candidate in Nebraska governor primary

Jim Pillen, a hog farm owner and veterinarian, won Nebraska’s crowded Republican primary for governor on Tuesday over a candidate endorsed by Donald Trump, dealing the former president his first loss of the midterm election season.

Flood and Pansing Brooks get nominations for Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District

Flood and Pansing Brooks get nominations for Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District

Mike Flood won the Republican nomination and Patty Pansing Brooks won the Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District.

Primary election results for Platte Valley

Primary election results for Platte Valley

Primary election night has arrived in Nebraska.

Loup Power District awards scholarships

Loup Power District awards scholarships

Loup Power District has awarded scholarships to six area students who are attending Central Community College-Columbus this fall.

Ford Foundation Awards a $100k Gift to Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art

Ford Foundation Awards a $100k Gift to Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art

Bone Creek Museum for Agrarian Art has been awarded a $100,000 gift from the Ford Foundation to expand the museum and restore a historic building in downtown David City, Nebraska.

Pillen tours state in final campaign push, Ricketts goes after Herbster for taxes, allegations

Pillen tours state in final campaign push, Ricketts goes after Herbster for taxes, allegations

Republican governor candidate and UNL regent Jim Pillen is making one last campaign push, as he heads to several cities across the state, just 24 hours ahead of Election Day.

Jim Pillen makes final push in Norfolk before Tuesday's election

Jim Pillen makes final push in Norfolk before Tuesday's election

Jim Pillen is making his rounds around the state of Nebraska Monday to try and persuade voters before Tuesday's primary election. 

Sky: The Pet of the Week

Sky: The Pet of the Week

If you're interested in adopting Sky, you can contact the Paws and Claws Adoption Center at 402-562-5683.

Platte County increases drugged driving arrests, reflecting national issue

Platte County increases drugged driving arrests, reflecting national issue

"Driving is one of the most dangerous things we do in our life, ever, period, sober," said Platte County Sheriff Ed Wemhoff. "I have yet to respond to an accident where someone said you know, 'I knew I was going to get in an accident today."

No one injured in bus rollover accident

No one injured in bus rollover accident

No one was injured in a school bus rollover accident Tuesday morning near North Bend. 

Ricketts visits Columbus, talks about the 'historic' legislative session

Ricketts visits Columbus, talks about the 'historic' legislative session

Gov. Pete Ricketts made a stop in Columbus on Wednesday afternoon for a town hall meeting with residents about the 2022 legislative session. Ricketts called the session 'incredibly historic'.

NE Climatologists wary of extreme winds

NE Climatologists wary of extreme winds

Climatologists are noting that this year, Nebraska has seen some ridiculous wind strengths on record.

Nebraska Game and Parks Take ‘Em Fishing program enters fourth year

Nebraska Game and Parks Take ‘Em Fishing program enters fourth year

The Nebraska Game and Parks commission is looking out for the future of fishing, by doing what it can in the present.

Columbus announces changes to expected road closures

Columbus announces changes to expected road closures

Weather conditions have pushed back construction-based road closures.

Vehicle Day: Columbus children learn about careers and vehicles in their community

Vehicle Day: Columbus children learn about careers and vehicles in their community

Vehicles at the event ranged from heavy machinery to emergency vehicles, even a helicopter was present.

Precipitation amounts across Nebraska

Precipitation amounts across Nebraska

National Weather Service gives Nebraska's precipitation totals for the last 24-hours.

A second woman steps forward by name to allege Charles Herbster groped her

A second woman steps forward by name to allege Charles Herbster groped her

State Sen. Julie Slama expresses relief, while Herbster denies wrongdoing

Rally postponed, but Herbster and Trump supporters attend in droves

Rally postponed, but Herbster and Trump supporters attend in droves

Mother Nature had other plans for the Save America rally featuring former president Donald Trump and governor hopeful Charles Herbster.

Access remains limited in Platte County, with more rain likely to come Friday night

Access remains limited in Platte County, with more rain likely to come Friday night

With portions of Nebraska dealing with Friday morning flooding, it appears more may be on the way.

Storms lead to flooding, highway closure; More severe weather expected

Storms lead to flooding, highway closure; More severe weather expected

While much of central Nebraska dealt with storms Thursday night, it's the northeast part of the state that's most impacted Friday morning.

Schuyler celebrates Earth Day with community cleanup

Schuyler celebrates Earth Day with community cleanup

Thursday evening, Schuyler celebrated Earth Day with its annual Clean Up Your Neighborhood event. 

Pinky: The Pet of the Week

Pinky: The Pet of the Week

If you're interested in adopting Pinky, you can contact the Paws and Claws Adoption Center at 402-562-5683.