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Authorities respond to early morning structure fire
Authorities respond to early morning structure fire

State and local officials are investigating the cause of a house fire that occurred at about midnight Saturday, April 13.

Legislative District 33 Candidates speak at community forum in Hastings

Legislative District 33 Candidates speak at community forum in Hastings

Three Nebraska Senator hopefuls took questions from Adams, Phelps, and Kearney County residents, and made their case to become the next representative of District 33 in the Nebraska Legislature. 

NU priority candidate for president pledges hard work, shares optimism at Kearney forum

NU priority candidate for president pledges hard work, shares optimism at Kearney forum

The priority candidate for University of Nebraska president is making his case to the public.

Keep Keith County Beautiful hosting 'Great American Cleanup®' April 20

Keep Keith County Beautiful hosting 'Great American Cleanup®' April 20

Keep Keith County Beautiful is planning its first 2024 Great American Cleanup event for April 20 at Western Resources Group in Ogallala.

Fairbury Chamber hosting wine and beer tasting festival

Fairbury Chamber hosting wine and beer tasting festival

Southeast Nebraska is inviting people to enjoy a beer and wine tasting festival Saturday. 

Scholarship established at CHI Health Good Samaritan in honor of retiring nurse

Scholarship established at CHI Health Good Samaritan in honor of retiring nurse

Aspiring healthcare professionals now have the chance to obtain a new scholarship that honors a local nurse.

Hornady donates $750,000 to establish CCC criminal justice fund

Hornady donates $750,000 to establish CCC criminal justice fund

A prominent Grand Island manufacturing business is making a six-figure donation to a local college.

Gordon teen accused of murdering newborn will be tried as adult

Gordon teen accused of murdering newborn will be tried as adult

A Gordon teen accused of murdering her newborn baby will be tried as an adult. 17-year-old Chloe Coplen-Anderson made an appearance in Sheridan County District Court on Friday to withdraw her motion to move her case to juvenile court.

Nebraskans, not state, will get more child support under recently passed bill

Nebraskans, not state, will get more child support under recently passed bill

Katie Nungesser had stretched her monthly welfare check to its limit. The $281 paid for her cell phone bill, infant daughter’s diapers and car insurance, but she couldn’t afford enough gas to drive for her kid’s weekend visit with her ex-husband.

Power restored at Wildcat Hills SRA

Power restored at Wildcat Hills SRA

Power has been restored at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area south of Gering and all systems, including water, are available.

Pillen on winner take all: 'When I’m confident we have 33 votes I’ll get it fixed.'

Pillen on winner take all: 'When I’m confident we have 33 votes I’ll get it fixed.'

A week’s worth of winner-take all here in Nebraska, with a national audience watching, ends right where it started, plenty of noise but no action, not yet.

Seventeen horses owned by Nebraska vet died, neighbors want to know: why is no one paying?

Seventeen horses owned by Nebraska vet died, neighbors want to know: why is no one paying?

Shelby kept her head low, hanging toward the back of the pen as potential buyers stopped to admire her. Two other horses lined up at the front, blocking Shelby from the curious gazes and constant noise of the Palmyra auction house on March 12. 

Wheat Belt reports progress on storm recovery

Wheat Belt reports progress on storm recovery

Work continues in the Wheat Belt Public Power District storm recovery as more crews and supplies arrive. The number of customers without power has fallen from 1,500 to 672 as of 9:30 p.m. April 11.

Nebraska corrections officials looking for man convicted in Saline County

Nebraska corrections officials looking for man convicted in Saline County

Inmate did not return to Community Corrections, in Lincoln

Omaha’s ‘No Cruising’ signs: A rarely enforced relic of a teenage pastime

Omaha’s ‘No Cruising’ signs: A rarely enforced relic of a teenage pastime

For teenagers of the 1980s, Omaha offered little to do on warm summer nights. 

33rd Annual Spring Expo

33rd Annual Spring Expo

987 The Big Boy and Cheyenne County Country welcomes you to the 33rd Annual Spring Expo, presented by Sutton Home Gallery, on April 13-14 at the Cheyenne County Fairgrounds in Sidney.

City of Beatrice seeks public input on Safe Streets action plan

City of Beatrice seeks public input on Safe Streets action plan

Study looking at crash data and ways to improve both vehicle and pedestrian safety

Fatal vehicle accident claims life of Scottsbluff man

Fatal vehicle accident claims life of Scottsbluff man

The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a fatality accident west of Scottsbluff at approximately 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

Police asking for help to identify vehicle involved in hammer assault case in Gering

Police asking for help to identify vehicle involved in hammer assault case in Gering

Police in Gering need your help in identifying a vehicle believed to belong to the suspect involved with beating a man with a hammer last week.

Troopers Locate Thousands of Suspected Fentanyl Pills in Traffic Stop

Troopers Locate Thousands of Suspected Fentanyl Pills in Traffic Stop

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Utah man after locating nearly five pounds of suspected fentanyl pills during a traffic stop in North Platte.

CSC hosts annual Rising Sophomore ceremony

CSC hosts annual Rising Sophomore ceremony

Chadron State College students and employees gathered for the ninth annual Rising Sophomore awards ceremony Wednesday.

Sidney Regional Medical Center upgrades Radiology Department

Sidney Regional Medical Center upgrades Radiology Department

The Radiology Department is redefining imaging excellence through the purchase of a new MRI scanner, called Siemens MAGNETOM Altea 1.5 Tesla MRI Scanner.

Important reminders about Nebraska's new voter ID law

Important reminders about Nebraska's new voter ID law

Nebraska elections will require a voter identification beginning with the May 2024 primary.

Hastings College seeking $630,000 for French Memorial Chapel revitalization

Hastings College seeking $630,000 for French Memorial Chapel revitalization

Officials at Hastings College are raising funds to renovate and repair the school’s iconic chapel.

Community Center targeting new 60,000 square-foot facility near Sidney hospital

Community Center targeting new 60,000 square-foot facility near Sidney hospital

The Cheyenne County Community Center Foundation announced plans to target a new facility, bringing back together the fitness equipment and indoor walking track, a new full-sized basketball gym and an indoor pool. 

Wanted man arrested in Kearney with one pound of meth, police say

Wanted man arrested in Kearney with one pound of meth, police say

A Nebraska man is behind bars after police say officers found him with about a pound of meth.

Update: EMA canceled, missing teen found safe

Update: EMA canceled, missing teen found safe

The Nebraska State Patrol says the missing girl was found safe. The EMA is canceled.

Tickets on sale for Spring Salad Festival in Fairbury

Tickets on sale for Spring Salad Festival in Fairbury

Tickets are on sale for the Spring Salad Festival in Fairbury in early May.

Gov. Jim Pillen issues Disaster Declaration for Panhandle counties

Gov. Jim Pillen issues Disaster Declaration for Panhandle counties

Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen has issued a disaster declaration following the April 6 and 7 storm

Interview: Additional supplies arrive for Wheat Belt

Interview: Additional supplies arrive for Wheat Belt

Wheat Belt Public Power District General Manager Lacey Gulbranson said today 220 of 750 utility poles have been set.

Pillen: Spending caps advancing

Pillen: Spending caps advancing

According to the administration, last year while increasing state aid to schools by $324 million, the state imposed a so-called “soft cap” on school districts, school budgets only able to increase by more than 3 percent if the board approved.

Gage County Attorney targeted in recall petition effort

Gage County Attorney targeted in recall petition effort

Gage County woman seeking recall over handling of case involving the seizing of several horses, last summer

Authorities investigating fatal shooting in Ogallala

Authorities investigating fatal shooting in Ogallala

The Ogallala Police Department is investigating a shooting in the Keith County community that left one person dead at 411 West 6th Street on Tuesday.

Master of Arts in Teaching degree approved

Master of Arts in Teaching degree approved

The Coordinating Commission for Post-Secondary Education has approved a proposal for a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree to be offered by all three Nebraska State College System campuses.

Wheat Belt about halfway through power restoration

Wheat Belt about halfway through power restoration

Wheat Belt Public Power General Manager/CEO Lacey Gulbranson updates the public on power restoration in the area.

Sidney residents win Community Center Foundation recognition

Sidney residents win Community Center Foundation recognition

Two Sidney residents were recognized at the 19th Annual Cheyenne County Community Center Foundation fundraiser on Friday, April 5, 2024.

Gold to participate in nine public forums as priority candidate for NU president

Gold to participate in nine public forums as priority candidate for NU president

Nebraskans will soon have the chance to interact with the priority candidate for president of the University of Nebraska.

Library renaissance: Unveiling the modern face of Nebraska’s libraries

Library renaissance: Unveiling the modern face of Nebraska’s libraries

With this week being National Library Week, we're introducing you to today’s modern library where they’re using more than just books to empower a new generation of readers.

Pillen on his tax plan: 'We're not there'

Pillen on his tax plan: 'We're not there'

All the tax talk and frustration are building.

City looks toward upgrading north park

City looks toward upgrading north park

The Sidney City Council approved moving forward with upgrading the north Sidney Park.

Bids to be known soon, for intersection work near new Beatrice school

Bids to be known soon, for intersection work near new Beatrice school

Area will see increased traffic with the new one-site elementary grades building

High West making progress in storm recovery

High West making progress in storm recovery

High West Energy linemen continue to reconnect electric service in the Panhandle.

South 13th project moving along, in Beatrice

South 13th project moving along, in Beatrice

Major reconstruction project off to a good start....with good weather

City of Norfolk seeking volunteers for 7th annual 'Clean the Fork' Day

City of Norfolk seeking volunteers for 7th annual 'Clean the Fork' Day

The city of Norfolk is asking for volunteers to help clean up the community on Saturday, April 20.

Sidney Tree Board set to give away trees

Sidney Tree Board set to give away trees

The Sidney Tree Board will celebrate Arbor Day with its annual tree give-away Saturday, April 20 at the Legion Park Shelter House. This year marks the 38th year Sidney has been recognized as a Tree City USA .

Hundreds show to push a change in Nebraska's presidential vote

Hundreds show to push a change in Nebraska's presidential vote

Some were in line 2-hours early, told that this year’s race for the White House is going to be close, possibly boiling down to one of Nebraska’s five electoral votes.

Pure and simple: Paap loves to fish

Pure and simple: Paap loves to fish

Fishing legend retires after 70 years in business

E3 communities share challenges, successes

E3 communities share challenges, successes

Members of Sidney E3 traveled to Red Cloud, Neb., April 4-5 for peer learning sessions and to meet with local entrepreneurs, learn what encouraged them to open a business in rural Nebraska and Kansas.

Human Library tackles difficult subjects, teaches new perspectives

Human Library tackles difficult subjects, teaches new perspectives

Most people have been to a library before but rarely do they get a chance where the people become the book.

Prison ordered for catalytic converter theft

Prison ordered for catalytic converter theft

Scheitel says restitution costs are too high for Jones to pay

K-9 used in arrest after Texas man steals Kearney taxi cab, police say

K-9 used in arrest after Texas man steals Kearney taxi cab, police say

A Texas man is behind bars after police say he stole a taxi in Nebraska and refused to surrender to officers.

EVETS hosts event aimed at helping veterans

EVETS hosts event aimed at helping veterans

More than half of veterans don’t get treated for mental health problems, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration.

Thin blue line: Inside Nebraska town’s battle for more officers

Thin blue line: Inside Nebraska town’s battle for more officers

Law enforcement is essential to keep everyone safe, but across the country, police departments are struggling to hire enough officers. In Nebraska, they’ve seen a 30% reduction in forces.

Pipeline company, environmental group strike unique ‘community benefits’ agreement

Pipeline company, environmental group strike unique ‘community benefits’ agreement

The developer of a carbon-dioxide pipeline and an environmental group have struck a “one-of-a-kind” agreement to ensure “community benefits” from the pipeline as well as support for the project.

Linemen making progress on power restoration

Linemen making progress on power restoration

Wheat Belt Public Power linemen and mutual aid linemen remain busy repairing poles and restoring power to customers in the Panhandle area.

How likely are Earthquakes in Nebraska? Thoughts from an expert.

How likely are Earthquakes in Nebraska? Thoughts from an expert.

Learn about the how, when, and where of earthquakes in the Cornhusker state.

Gage County Board candidate dropped, due to missed deadline

Gage County Board candidate dropped, due to missed deadline

Sixth District race now has four candidates, instead of five

Hometown Liquor, customers, show support for Sidney Raiders Music Booster Club

Hometown Liquor, customers, show support for Sidney Raiders Music Booster Club

Customers and staff of Hometown Liquor in Sidney supported Sidney Raiders Music Booster Club to the amount of $1,688. The "Round Up" program for April will benefit the Creek Valley Public Schools Athletic Booster Club.

Iowa man cited following single vehicle crash

Iowa man cited following single vehicle crash

An Iowa man was cited on drug charges after being involved in a single vehicle car crash.

Sidney School Board approves closing North Elementary

Sidney School Board approves closing North Elementary

The Sidney board of education voted to close North Elementary School at the end of the school year. The decision was made in the April 8 meeting.

Beatrice and Diller-Odell joining up, for high school baseball

Beatrice and Diller-Odell joining up, for high school baseball

Co-op will allow Diller-Odell players to become Orangemen, on the diamond

Police arrest driver after reckless behavior, at Hannibal Park

Police arrest driver after reckless behavior, at Hannibal Park

Arrest of male suspect followed a foot pursuit in the park

NPS approved $6.68 million middle school addition

NPS approved $6.68 million middle school addition

NPS has approved a project to bring a new addition to it's middle school building.

Beatrice School Board approves new high school principal

Beatrice School Board approves new high school principal

District 15 settling on new leadership choices....approves security cameras for new elementary school

School board recognizes students of the month

School board recognizes students of the month

The Sidney School District Board of Education recognized the March Students of the Month during the April 8 board meeting.