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Troopers Complete Husker Gameday Traffic Safety Campaign
Troopers Complete Husker Gameday Traffic Safety Campaign

Nebraska State Troopers have completed a season-long effort to keep travelers safe on Husker gamedays.

Elkhorn Valley Museum highlights toys of the past with Toys of Yesteryear exhibit

Elkhorn Valley Museum highlights toys of the past with Toys of Yesteryear exhibit

One northeast Nebraska town is celebrating the toys of the past during this holiday season.

Potter-Dix One-Act team qualifies for State

Potter-Dix One-Act team qualifies for State

POTTER --  The Potter-Dix one-act team won the D2-6 One Acts competition and is heading to the state competition.

Grand Island Chamber of Commerce boasts new look

Grand Island Chamber of Commerce boasts new look

The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is showing off its renovated look.

Elks Lodge hosts 'Stand up for Veterans' at the Norfolk Public Library

Elks Lodge hosts 'Stand up for Veterans' at the Norfolk Public Library

 On Friday the Elks Club sponsored an event called “Stand Up For Veterans” at the Norfolk Public Library. The event catered to all veterans in the Norfolk area and provided them with vital information and services. 

Three teens arrested in connection with Omaha mass shooting denied bond

Three teens arrested in connection with Omaha mass shooting denied bond

The three teens arrested this week in connection with an Omaha mass shooting that killed one and injured five others were denied bond in court Friday morning.

Skywest continues to serve Panhandle area

Skywest continues to serve Panhandle area

Skywest is contractually bound to Scottsbluff and two other cities, partly because of a lack of competition.

Why so many vehicle accidents south of Beatrice? There's a multitude of possible reasons

Why so many vehicle accidents south of Beatrice? There's a multitude of possible reasons

Relatively flat stretch of two-lane highway has seen its share of accidents

Regents vote to name UNK-UNMC Rural Health Complex in honor of Chancellor Doug Kristensen

Regents vote to name UNK-UNMC Rural Health Complex in honor of Chancellor Doug Kristensen

The new rural health education complex at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will be named for the school’s current chancellor.

Law officers provide more information on U.S. 77, Oak Road crash south of Beatrice

Law officers provide more information on U.S. 77, Oak Road crash south of Beatrice

A total of four people were injured in two accidents, about a mile apart

Veterinarians say dog owners shouldn't panic over new illness

Veterinarians say dog owners shouldn't panic over new illness

As a strange illness is affecting dogs across the country, vets say there is no reason to panic about your four-legged companions.

‘Small-town goodness’: Minden’s holiday pageant continues to impress nearly 80 years later

‘Small-town goodness’: Minden’s holiday pageant continues to impress nearly 80 years later

Minden hosted its first 'Light of the World' pageant in 1946. Now nearly 80 years later, the annual tradition, which helped earn Minden the moniker Nebraska's Christmas City, is still going strong.

Foreign companies are deeply involved in Nebraska farmland – but not how you think

Foreign companies are deeply involved in Nebraska farmland – but not how you think

In 2016, 200 wind turbines started to spin across Holt County, some of them right in the middle of Mike Zakrzewski’s fields. 

Norfolk man rings up 45,000 Christmas lights for the holiday season

Norfolk man rings up 45,000 Christmas lights for the holiday season

Tis the season for Christmas lights! There’s a North Pole closer to home in northeast Nebraska, where Rocky Smidt has been setting up Christmas lights for decades.

New GICC elementary school on schedule for 2024 opening, actively seeking teachers and students

New GICC elementary school on schedule for 2024 opening, actively seeking teachers and students

An elementary school that has been under construction since March at Grand Island Central Catholic is on track to welcome students in 2024. 

Islander Boutique offers professional attire to students to better equip them for workforce

Islander Boutique offers professional attire to students to better equip them for workforce

A high school in central Nebraska is equipping its’ students with professional clothing.

Norfolk receives grant money to revitalize downtown

Norfolk receives grant money to revitalize downtown

One northeast Nebraska city was chosen to receive funds to help revitalize its downtown district.

19-year-old charged in connection to fatality accident

19-year-old charged in connection to fatality accident

A Grand Island teen is in jail in connection to a fatal accident.

MOPS International announces Rebrand to 'The MOMCo'

MOPS International announces Rebrand to 'The MOMCo'

MOPS International, a Denver-based Christian ministry providing a mom community to mothers of young children around the globe, announced in September that it will rebrand to “TheMomCo by MOPS International” in Spring 2024. 

Two arrested in Kearney in relation to harboring child abuse fugitive

Two arrested in Kearney in relation to harboring child abuse fugitive

Two more people are in police custody in connection to a Central Nebraska manhunt.

Highway collisions a mile apart, block U.S. 77 south of Beatrice

Highway collisions a mile apart, block U.S. 77 south of Beatrice

Traffic diverted west and east of the highway, from midday Thursday to mid afternoon

Winnebago man receives prison time for sexual contact with a minor

Winnebago man receives prison time for sexual contact with a minor

A Winnebago man was given prison time after he was convicted of abusive contact with a minor.

Auburn's art momentum rolls on despite vandalism

Auburn's art momentum rolls on despite vandalism

Honeybees in the Heartland springboards art movement

High school entrepreneurship competition December 8

High school entrepreneurship competition December 8

Sidney High School students will be competing to promote their product or service, and among $8,000 in prizes at the first Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in Sidney.

Scottsbluff authorities report increase in scam calls

Scottsbluff authorities report increase in scam calls

The Scottsbluff Police Department is reporting an increase in the number of scam telephone calls, including scams representing the police department.

One person hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after house fire in south Lincoln

One person hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after house fire in south Lincoln

One person has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a kitchen fire in southwest Lincoln Thursday morning, according to Lincoln Fire and Rescue.

Prison time given to California man for meth-related conviction in Wayne County

Prison time given to California man for meth-related conviction in Wayne County

After being convicted for meth in Wayne County, a California man was given prison time.

School threat conviction results in prison time for Fort Calhoun man

School threat conviction results in prison time for Fort Calhoun man

A Fort Calhoun man was sentenced to prison for his school threat conviction.

Omaha man sentenced for child pornography conviction

Omaha man sentenced for child pornography conviction

A child pornography conviction led to prison time for an Omaha man.

Shanklin earns statewide Health Education Major of the Year

Shanklin earns statewide Health Education Major of the Year

Caden Shanklin of Hot Springs, South Dakota, is Chadron State College’s first student to earn the state Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) Outstanding Health Education Major of the Year overall award.  

Nebraska reacts to United Nations call to reduce meat consumption

Nebraska reacts to United Nations call to reduce meat consumption

The United Nations is targeting Nebraska’s largest business. 

WSC Forensics team continues successful season

WSC Forensics team continues successful season

One northeast Nebraska college's speech team is having a successful season as they begin to wrap up the semester.

Toy Scout set up in Hastings buying old toys, selling nostalgia

Toy Scout set up in Hastings buying old toys, selling nostalgia

People in Central Nebraska have an opportunity to get paid for their old toys.

Four empty Union Pacific rail cars derail near Sidney rail yard

Four empty Union Pacific rail cars derail near Sidney rail yard

Union Pacific crews were busy in Sidney today cleaning up after a four-car derailment.

'Porch Pirates': How to prevent package theft

'Porch Pirates': How to prevent package theft

After a recording breaking Black Friday and the holiday shopping season in full-swing, what are ways to prevent packages being stolen from your front door?

Quick response averts fire disaster at historic Beatrice church

Quick response averts fire disaster at historic Beatrice church

Roof replacement has been underway at the Christ Church Episcopal, at 5th and Lincoln

NU Regents to consider naming UNK rural health education complex after Chancellor Kristensen

NU Regents to consider naming UNK rural health education complex after Chancellor Kristensen

The groundbreaking rural health education complex currently under construction at the University of Nebraska-Kearney may soon be named after the man who pushed for its creation.

Norfolk native talks importance of lung cancer screening

Norfolk native talks importance of lung cancer screening

Dr. Ben LaCrosse, a Norfolk native and onsite Board-Certified Radiologist at Fountain Point Imaging Center in Norfolk, is raising awareness about the benefits of Low-Dose Chest CT scan for lung cancer screening.

Grant awarded to City of Norfolk for façade improvements

Grant awarded to City of Norfolk for façade improvements

The City of Norfolk was recently awarded $435,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding to help with commercial rehabilitation activities downtown in the form of façade improvements through the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.

11 applications approved by LENRD

11 applications approved by LENRD

The Lower Elkhorn NRD Board of Directors received and approved 10 applications for the Community Forestry Incentive Program, and one application for the Forestry Incentive for Public Facilities Program for Fiscal Year 2025.

Council OKs fire department SCBA purchases

Council OKs fire department SCBA purchases

The Sidney City Council gave a thumbs-up to the purchase of three more SCBA units and related equipment for the Sidney Fire Department November 28.

Night of Hope donates equipment to cancer center

Night of Hope donates equipment to cancer center

The community support of the Night of Hope's 2023 campaign resulted in the donation of new equipment for the Dowart Cancer Care center. Proceeds from the Night of Hope purchased a blanket warmer and a battery-powered patient lift. 

Bird Flu case reported in Colfax County, according to NDA

Bird Flu case reported in Colfax County, according to NDA

Bird Flu has returned to Nebraska, as the Department of Agriculture is reporting the first case has been confirmed in the state.

DHHS hears testimony on gender-affirming care rules

DHHS hears testimony on gender-affirming care rules

The issue that set the last Nebraska legislative session on fire didn’t burn so brightly on Tuesday.

Space heater to blame for a three-structure fire in Fairbury

Space heater to blame for a three-structure fire in Fairbury

A garage and 2 houses were damaged by an early morning fire in Fairbury.

Beatrice Public Schools planning schedule change, to allow for move to new school building

Beatrice Public Schools planning schedule change, to allow for move to new school building

Change would move up the last day of school for Prekindergarten through fifth grade

City Council approves housing development

City Council approves housing development

The Sidney City Council Tuesday approved a TIF plan for R Perry Construction to build 11 new homes in Sidney. The agreement is housing at a maximum of $275,000 near the Lodgepole Creek Apartments.

Authorities arrest passenger in vehicle involved in accident near Sidney

Authorities arrest passenger in vehicle involved in accident near Sidney

Authorities discovered methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia while investigating a single-vehicle accident southwest of Sidney Sunday. 

Thomas County Airport a big draw for pilots

Thomas County Airport a big draw for pilots

The airport that serves Thedford and the surrounding area was honored as the Airport of the Year in 2022, and it continues to serve pilots with state-of-the-art facilities in the Sandhills.

Law enforcement recognize Northfield and Rock Churches for help during 28-hour stand off

Law enforcement recognize Northfield and Rock Churches for help during 28-hour stand off

Law enforcement recognized the Northfield and Rock Churches for their help during the 28-hour stand off that took place in Gering in September.

Vehicle accident near Mitchell sends three people to hospital

Vehicle accident near Mitchell sends three people to hospital

Three people were hospitalized following a two-vehicle crash just east of Mitchell Tuesday morning.

Charlie Munger, Warren Buffet’s longtime sidekick at Berkshire Hathaway, dies at 99

Charlie Munger, Warren Buffet’s longtime sidekick at Berkshire Hathaway, dies at 99

Charlie Munger, who helped Warren Buffett build Berkshire Hathaway into an investment powerhouse, has died at a California hospital. He was 99.

Fairbury reopens community building with new renovations and updates

Fairbury reopens community building with new renovations and updates

The city of Fairbury reopened its community building with many members of the community coming out to show their support.

State Fair creates bonus program for people who purchase concert tickets early

State Fair creates bonus program for people who purchase concert tickets early

A new bonus program is incentivizing people to buy tickets to concerts at the Nebraska State Fair as early as possible.

Concern over future of Pawnee County Sheriff's Department

Concern over future of Pawnee County Sheriff's Department

Officers and the public fearful of losing law enforcement over low pay

27th Annual Compassionate Friends Candlelight Service set for December 10

27th Annual Compassionate Friends Candlelight Service set for December 10

SIDNEY --  The Sidney Chapter of Compassionate Friends is hosting the annual Candlelight Service 6 p.m December 10. The service will be held at The Well Church, 432 20th St, Sidney. The event is designed as a solemn opportunity to remember loved-ones.

SAGA Fund Partners with Keep Sidney Beautiful for Community Cleanup Initiative

SAGA Fund Partners with Keep Sidney Beautiful for Community Cleanup Initiative

SIDNEY– The Sidney and Greater Area Fund (SAGA Fund) has announced a partnership with Keep Sidney Beautiful to enhance the well-being of our community through a community cleanup initiative.

'The Grinch' and Santa to entertain children December 3 at Fox Theater

'The Grinch' and Santa to entertain children December 3 at Fox Theater

The Sidney Police Department and Fraternal Order of Police No. 43 are hosting "The Grinch" 2 p.m. December 3 at the Fox Theater.

Mom struggles as bail is set for dad accused of shooting, killing son

Mom struggles as bail is set for dad accused of shooting, killing son

Leaving court, sometimes in tears, the mother of a 10-year-old boy wonders what’s next.

Central Elementary students show kindness with food drive

Central Elementary students show kindness with food drive

Young students in the Sidney Public School district are helping families in need with a food drive. The program is in connection with World Kindness Day.

Salvation Army heads into busiest time of year amid growing need

Salvation Army heads into busiest time of year amid growing need

Today is Giving Tuesday and many organizations, including the Salvation Army, are hoping to use the day to give back to the community.

One pet killed in Monday night house fire in Norfolk

One pet killed in Monday night house fire in Norfolk

While there were no human injuries during a Monday night house fire in Norfolk, a pet was killed in the fire.

Gage County law officers arrest suspect following Barneston search

Gage County law officers arrest suspect following Barneston search

Gage County deputies obtained the warrant during a disturbing the peace investigation

Beatrice man found dead at scene of accident, Thanksgiving Day

Beatrice man found dead at scene of accident, Thanksgiving Day

40-year-old driver found after missing person report, search

Two New Physicians and Two Nurse Practitioners Join Regional West Physicians Clinic

Two New Physicians and Two Nurse Practitioners Join Regional West Physicians Clinic

Regional West’s medical staff recently welcomed two new physicians and two nurse practitioners.