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Northeast named Ag Business of the Year by Norfolk, Madison Chambers
Northeast named Ag Business of the Year by Norfolk, Madison Chambers

Northeast Community College has been recognized for its work in agriculture during an event that celebrates the number one industry in the region.

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.

Two northern Nebraskans arrested after drug investigation in Merrick County

Two northern Nebraskans arrested after drug investigation in Merrick County

Two people have been arrested as part of an ongoing drug investigation in central Nebraska.

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. 

Faith Regional Health Services launches new website

Faith Regional Health Services launches new website

There’s a new look for Faith Regional Health Services online offerings.

Northeast grad, Creston native aspires to help children find loving homes

Northeast grad, Creston native aspires to help children find loving homes

A recent graduate of Northeast Community College plans to continue her education this fall but has ambitions to eventually work in a capacity that will fulfill the dreams of children.

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.

When farmers can't grow, multiple nations go hungry: Ukrainian tours Nebraska

When farmers can't grow, multiple nations go hungry: Ukrainian tours Nebraska

One Ukrainanian is touring the U.S., stopping in Nebraska, to share how farmers in Ukraine are hit by the Russian invasion.

LENRD awards scholarships to area high school graduates

LENRD awards scholarships to area high school graduates

The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District recently awarded four scholarships to northeast Nebraska high school graduates.

Vazquez sentenced for killing of LPD investigator

Vazquez sentenced for killing of LPD investigator

A Lancaster County judge sentenced Felipe Vazquez to 70 years to life in prison Wednesday for the killing of Lincoln Police Investigator Mario Herrera.

Protestors take down teepees, walk to Lincoln City Hall

Protestors take down teepees, walk to Lincoln City Hall

Native Americans and environmental protestors are taking down teepees, and planning a prayer walk Wednesday, to express their opinions on a development in Lincoln.

Around 100 acres burned in Halsey Fire, Wednesday an 'important' day

Around 100 acres burned in Halsey Fire, Wednesday an 'important' day

A wildfire is still burning at the Nebraska National Forest near Halsey. Officials updated us today...

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.

Northeast Nebraska All-Star Basketball Game rosters announced

Northeast Nebraska All-Star Basketball Game rosters announced

Rosters have been announced for the Northeast Nebraska All-Star Basketball Game.

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.

Bronze sculptures tell history of Bartlett and west

Bronze sculptures tell history of Bartlett and west

The nation's alleged largest bronze sculpture garden, located in Bartlett Nebraska, received a new addition this spring.

LENRD stresses water conservation as drought conditions persist

LENRD stresses water conservation as drought conditions persist

Despite recent rainy conditions, northeast Nebraska officials are offering a reminder that it wasn't that long ago that drought conditions caused water conflicts in the region.

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."

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'.

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.

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.

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.

Supporters of Trump, Herbster arrive in Greenwood

Supporters of Trump, Herbster arrive in Greenwood

Former President Donald Trump is not scheduled to speak until 8:00 p.m. Friday night, but supporters of both Trump and gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster have arrived with plenty of time to spare.

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.

Two injured in fiery semi crash near Weeping Water

Two injured in fiery semi crash near Weeping Water

Authorities say fatigue may have been a factor in a crash involving two semi-trailers.

Arlington purchases safety equipment with help of grant

Arlington purchases safety equipment with help of grant

The Village of Arlington was recently awarded a $500 Lean on LARM Safety Grant to purchase safety equipment.

Roundtable weighs infrastructure with Nebraska's gubernatorial candidates

Roundtable weighs infrastructure with Nebraska's gubernatorial candidates

A roundtable discussion Wednesday at Norfolk's District Event Center welcomed four of Nebraska's gubernatorial candidates to see how they would handle questions about infrastructure.

Why has it been so windy? Will it ever stop? Thoughts from the NWS.

Why has it been so windy? Will it ever stop? Thoughts from the NWS.

It’s been a theme for the spring of 2022 across Nebraska. Every radio and television weather report reads the words “blustery”, “windy”, and “breezy” day after day.

Cloud 9 to offer prom experience for special needs

Cloud 9 to offer prom experience for special needs

A special prom experience is coming to Columbus -- Cloud 9 -- for anyone with special needs.

National Drug Take Back Day to be held this Saturday

National Drug Take Back Day to be held this Saturday

The CPD will be holding their take back at Walgreens this Saturday between 10 am and 2 pm.

Macy evacuated due to nearby Burt County fire

Macy evacuated due to nearby Burt County fire

A northeast Nebraska town was evacuated Saturday as officials responded to a large grass fire nearby.

Large field fires blaze near Bancroft on Saturday

Large field fires blaze near Bancroft on Saturday

Large field fires blazed in the Bancroft area throughout Saturday. Thick and dark smoke could be seen on Highway 77 north of Lyons.

Columbus Woman Sentenced to 37 Months for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

Columbus Woman Sentenced to 37 Months for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

A Columbus woman was sentenced in federal court today for having 13 grams of meth on her during a traffic stop.

Police: Fremont man loses wallet, meth found inside

Police: Fremont man loses wallet, meth found inside

A Fremont man looking for his wallet got something he wasn't searching for when police got involved.

Schuyler to host "Community Builders" Monday

Schuyler to host "Community Builders" Monday

The Schuyler Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Community Builders Program on Monday, April 25th.

200 children to get free preschool education through Waterford Upstart

200 children to get free preschool education through Waterford Upstart

"Things have changed a lot since we were little kids," Kim Fischer of Waterford.org said. It's why she's encouraging families to apply for the chance for free pre-school in Nebraska.

Schuyler teacher awarded with $4,000 classroom makeover

Schuyler teacher awarded with $4,000 classroom makeover

Seventeen first graders and one lucky teacher were given an A+ surprise at Schuyler Elementary, Wednesday afternoon.

New addition to Nebraska Passport Program in Newman Grove

New addition to Nebraska Passport Program in Newman Grove

A new addition to the Nebraska Passport Program talks about plant shortages and exciting news.

Wahoo high jumper makes third place after returning from cancer treatment

Wahoo high jumper makes third place after returning from cancer treatment

Being a senior student-athlete in high school comes with all sorts of challenges. For Wahoo high jumper Mya Emerson, her challenge was harder than most as she took on the toughest fight of her life.

CCC Fields Esports Team and Names Head Coach

CCC Fields Esports Team and Names Head Coach

Central Community College athletics is entering the rapidly growing esports arena as the Raiders will field a team beginning in the fall 2022 semester, that will be open to all students at each CCC location.

'My strong little cookie': Columbus family raises awareness, funds for cancer patient

'My strong little cookie': Columbus family raises awareness, funds for cancer patient

A fundraiser is set for a young couple who are facing emotional, financial, and physical turmoil.

Region V Services wood shop workers being transitioned to marketplace

Region V Services wood shop workers being transitioned to marketplace

Auburn council considers letter of support for keeping wood shop

Report: Large barn fire in Silver Creek

Report: Large barn fire in Silver Creek

Firefighters battled a barn blaze in east central Nebraska, Tuesday evening. 

Oregon man arrested after high-speed pursuit crossing four counties

Oregon man arrested after high-speed pursuit crossing four counties

An Oregon man reportedly told authorities that he was a sovereign citizen and not required to submit to law enforcement after he was arrested for a multi-county pursuit in northeast Nebraska.

Dizzy: The Pet of the Week

Dizzy: The Pet of the Week

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

Saunders County arrest two after retrieving $86,000 of stolen items from construction site

Saunders County arrest two after retrieving $86,000 of stolen items from construction site

Some serious detective work led to two arrests and the recovery of $86,000 worth of stolen property.

Fremont woman accused of embezzling from youth soccer club due in court this week

Fremont woman accused of embezzling from youth soccer club due in court this week

A Fremont woman facing accusations of embezzling money from a youth soccer club is due in Dodge County court this week.

One person injured in rollover crash in Columbus

One person injured in rollover crash in Columbus

Authorities with the Columbus Police Department responded to a serious car collision Monday night.

ADM Cares donates $100,000 to CFD for new fire engine

ADM Cares donates $100,000 to CFD for new fire engine

The Columbus Fire Department announced a donation from ADM Cares in the amount of $100,000 towards the recent purchase of a new engine for the Columbus Rural Fire Protection District.

Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic selections made

Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic selections made

Coaches, players and officials for the Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic were announced Monday.

Columbus chamber vice president retiring after 23 loyal years

Columbus chamber vice president retiring after 23 loyal years

It was a bittersweet Thursday at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce as Vice President, Sharyle Sands, will be stepping away after 23 loyal years to try something different.

Manka named Assistant Principal at FMS

Manka named Assistant Principal at FMS

Fremont Public Schools has announced the appointment of Jeff Manka as Assistant Principal at Fremont Middle School.

Oliver: The Pet of the Week

Oliver: The Pet of the Week

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

Columbus woman cited for Norfolk crash

Columbus woman cited for Norfolk crash

A Columbus woman was cited after a crash in Norfolk Wednesday night.

12-year-old boy makes lawn art from repurposed screws, golf balls

12-year-old boy makes lawn art from repurposed screws, golf balls

A child is making lawn art with nails and golf balls.

Cardinal Health to move 'partial production' out of Norfolk plant

Cardinal Health to move 'partial production' out of Norfolk plant

Changes are coming to a northeast Nebraska employer, company officials and employees confirmed Wednesday.

Center for Rural Affairs praises proposed CTA funding, calls for more small-business support

Center for Rural Affairs praises proposed CTA funding, calls for more small-business support

The Center for Rural Affairs said Tuesday that it is encouraged by proposals offered up by the Biden administration for the 2023 federal budget.

The Neighborhood Sanctuary; Church turned Airbnb to open to public

The Neighborhood Sanctuary; Church turned Airbnb to open to public

A vacant church on 18th Avenue in Columbus will be turned into a short-term rental location that can be used for family weekends or special occasions such as bridal showers and banquets.