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Kearney administrators Hogue, True win statewide awards
Kearney administrators Hogue, True win statewide awards

Ryan Hogue is the Nebraska Assistant Principal of the Year and Jenn True is the Outstanding New Principal of the Year

Hastings Chamber of Commerce and Hastings Economic Development Corporation will share leadership

Hastings Chamber of Commerce and Hastings Economic Development Corporation will share leadership

Two Hastings organizations with similar missions are forming a new partnership to share leadership.

STI Rates increasing in the Grand Island area

STI Rates increasing in the Grand Island area

Central Nebraska Health officials are sounding the alarm about a significant sexually transmitted infections. 

Former Loper Edwin Hooper uses his multimedia skills to reach the NFL

Former Loper Edwin Hooper uses his multimedia skills to reach the NFL

As a social media specialist for the NFL franchise, Edwin Hooper helps produce the videos, photos, memes and other posts viewed by people across the world. Simply put, his job is to “make dope content.”

INTERVIEW: Kenneth Garcia talks winning UNIFIED Bowling state title

INTERVIEW: Kenneth Garcia talks winning UNIFIED Bowling state title

Hear from Lexington's Kenneth Garcia on his teams win in the Class B title!

Back-to-back five frame matches leads Lexington to UNIFIED Bowling championship

Back-to-back five frame matches leads Lexington to UNIFIED Bowling championship

Despite two matches going five sets, the Lexington Minutemen became the 2022 UNIFIED Bowling Champions of Class B!

Hastings man sentenced to at least 38 years in prison

Hastings man sentenced to at least 38 years in prison

A Hastings man will serve time in prison for causing a fatal crash that killed two teenagers over a year ago.

Jury finds Grand Island man guilty of murder

Jury finds Grand Island man guilty of murder

The jury returned the verdict against 35-year-old Donald Anthony on Monday morning.

LA comedians honor Nebraska native

LA comedians honor Nebraska native

A Nebraska native was honored by his contemporaries on Sunday, almost 1,500 miles away from home.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office being investigated after pursuit that led to fatal crash

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office being investigated after pursuit that led to fatal crash

The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened after a pursuit in Hamilton County Saturday night.

COVID and other respiratory viruses on the rise

COVID and other respiratory viruses on the rise

COVID-19 cases are rising sharply along with hospitalizations for respiratory illnesses in south central Nebraska. 

Sights and Sounds: Kearney Christmas Walk on the Bricks

Sights and Sounds: Kearney Christmas Walk on the Bricks

People in Kearney are ringing in the holiday season.

The Lark announces it will be adding housing

The Lark announces it will be adding housing

Some exciting news for The Lark in downtown Hastings.

Give Where You Live raises a record $1.6 million for Buffalo County non-profits

Give Where You Live raises a record $1.6 million for Buffalo County non-profits

Buffalo County non-profits are celebrating after raising a record amount of funds during Give Where You Live.

Kearney Catholic Stardust spreads smiles with carols during Christmas Walk On The Bricks

Kearney Catholic Stardust spreads smiles with carols during Christmas Walk On The Bricks

For more than 20 years, the Kearney Catholic Stardust singers have walked the length of downtown singing to locals.

Give Where You Live unveils new passport program in 10th year

Give Where You Live unveils new passport program in 10th year

Buffalo County non-profits continue to push to raise funds on the area’s biggest day of giving.

Police make arrest related to Minden burglary and car theft

Police make arrest related to Minden burglary and car theft

One person is in custody in a case involving a burglary and a stolen vehicle.

Grand Island man pleads no contest to motor vehicle homicide

Grand Island man pleads no contest to motor vehicle homicide

A man is pleading no contest to motor vehicle homicide after a crash killed his wife.

Court documents reveal new details in alleged Joseph strangulation, domestic assault case

Court documents reveal new details in alleged Joseph strangulation, domestic assault case

Former Nebraska Interim Head Coach Mickey Joseph allegedly choked an adult woman during an argument at his Lincoln home on Wednesday afternoon, according to court filings.

Retiring after 30 years at UNK, Mary Sommers will always remember the student success stories

Retiring after 30 years at UNK, Mary Sommers will always remember the student success stories

When Mary Sommers reflects on her 30-year career at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, she doesn’t even mention her individual achievements or professional accolades.

Minnesota man accused of assaulting, attempting to kidnap woman in Dawson County

Minnesota man accused of assaulting, attempting to kidnap woman in Dawson County

A Minnesota man is charged with several offenses after police say he assaulted the mother of his child and possibly burned her immigration paperwork.

Mickey Joseph arrested for alleged assault, strangulation

Mickey Joseph arrested for alleged assault, strangulation

Mickey Joseph has been arrested on charges of Strangulation and 3rd Degree Domestic Assault.

Buffalo County non-profits prepare for 10th Give Where You Live

Buffalo County non-profits prepare for 10th Give Where You Live

Central Nebraska non-profits are preparing for Buffalo County’s biggest charitable giving event.

Kearney man convicted in relation to January homicide case arrested as part of drug bust

Kearney man convicted in relation to January homicide case arrested as part of drug bust

A Kearney man who was days away from being sentenced for his involvement in a homicide is among those in custody following a drug bust.

Hazardous materials spill prompts eastbound I-80 closure at Shelton

Hazardous materials spill prompts eastbound I-80 closure at Shelton

Emergency crews worked through winter weather conditions to clean up a chemical spill on Interstate 80 in central Nebraska.

Winter weather in central Nebraska has caused multiple accidents

Winter weather in central Nebraska has caused multiple accidents

Rescue officials in central Nebraska have been kept busy by multiple accidents along highways Tuesday morning. 

Traffic stop for defective taillights leads to drugs, weapons arrest

Traffic stop for defective taillights leads to drugs, weapons arrest

A Grand Island man faces more than 10 criminal charges following a simple traffic stop.

Rhule officially introduced, preaches hard work, building toughness within program

Rhule officially introduced, preaches hard work, building toughness within program

The Nebraska Football program turned over a new leaf, introducing Matt Rhule as the 31st head coach in program history.

HVAC maintenance mistaken for fire, prompts evacuation at West Pharmaceuticals

HVAC maintenance mistaken for fire, prompts evacuation at West Pharmaceuticals

It’s back to business as usual at a Kearney manufacturing plant after confusion over HVAC maintenance led to a fire call and an evacuation of the building.

Former Husker, Howard University coach to speak at Hastings College

Former Husker, Howard University coach to speak at Hastings College

Howard University head softball coach Victoria “Tori” Tyson will share her riveting story and her mission to open doors to inner-city youth and build a climate of equity and inclusivity in a talk at Hastings College.

UNK professor Brooke Envick sparks student creativity with board – not bored – games

UNK professor Brooke Envick sparks student creativity with board – not bored – games

Management professor Brooke Envick uses board game design in her MGT 405: Creativity and Innovation course to give her students an experiential learning opportunity that sparks creativity, teaches teamwork and builds confidence.

Palmer won't return to Nebraska, announces plans to pursue NFL draft

Palmer won't return to Nebraska, announces plans to pursue NFL draft

Nebraska's single season receiving yards record holder will not return to Huskers. 

Hastings man turns around a prediabetes diagnosis

Hastings man turns around a prediabetes diagnosis

There are ways to prevent prediabetes from turning into diabetes, as was found by Hastings resident Kenny Morris, who was diagnosed with prediabetes by his doctor in 2017. 

Sheriff: 15-year-old driver crashes near Hordville after multi-county pursuit

Sheriff: 15-year-old driver crashes near Hordville after multi-county pursuit

A teenage driver was located after a multi-county pursuit that ended with a crash in Merrick County.

Grand Island firefighters battle blaze near highway

Grand Island firefighters battle blaze near highway

Central Nebraska firefighters were kept busy the day before Thanksgiving.

Big brothers big sisters reach goal and experience child labor pain

Big brothers big sisters reach goal and experience child labor pain

Big Brothers Big sisters “Big pains big gains” fundraising campaign is ending on a good note and with much pain. 

Man in custody after disturbance in southern Nebraska

Man in custody after disturbance in southern Nebraska

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office along with other law enforcement responded to a disturbance Tuesday afternoon that ended with one person in custody.

Kearney’s Chris Loofe listed as finalist for NSAA executive director position

Kearney’s Chris Loofe listed as finalist for NSAA executive director position

A Kearney Public Schools administrator is among those being considered by the Nebraska School Activities Association to become its next executive director.

High schoolers step into the ‘cool’ world of STEM during UNK Science Day

High schoolers step into the ‘cool’ world of STEM during UNK Science Day

The opportunities in STEM-related fields are endless. Nebesniak and other UNK faculty promoted these opportunities Tuesday during an event that brought nearly 130 high schoolers to campus.

Conestoga mall closer to being redeveloped

Conestoga mall closer to being redeveloped

The Grand Island city council is authorizing the redevelopment and rezoning of the Conestoga Mall project. 

City commits $5 million to UNK rural health education complex

City commits $5 million to UNK rural health education complex

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is getting a financial boost from the city to help with its biggest project.

Meusch takes over as Buffalo County Assessor, promises transparency

Meusch takes over as Buffalo County Assessor, promises transparency

There’s a new person in charge of the Buffalo County Assessor’s Office.

First data center in Nebraska could be located in Hall County

First data center in Nebraska could be located in Hall County

A New York- based company is seeking a permit that would allow it to build a data center in Hall County.

Judge orders gov't to give details of investigation to company accused of hiring child labor

Judge orders gov't to give details of investigation to company accused of hiring child labor

On Monday, a judge ordered the government to give the company a few more details about its investigation ahead of next month’s hearing.

Meth-related charges put Grand Island man in prison for 10 years

Meth-related charges put Grand Island man in prison for 10 years

A Grand Island man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on meth-related charges.

California man receives 13 years in prison for drug-related charges

California man receives 13 years in prison for drug-related charges

A man from California was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Monday for drug-related charges.

Former UNK football player accused of on-campus robbery

Former UNK football player accused of on-campus robbery

A former UNK football player is wanted by authorities for an alleged on-campus robbery.

Indianola man seriously injured in hunting accident

Indianola man seriously injured in hunting accident

The Nebraska Game and Parks said they are investigating a deer hunting incident that left a 20-year-old Indianola man seriously injured. 

Drug-related charge sends Grand Island man to prison for 19 years

Drug-related charge sends Grand Island man to prison for 19 years

A sentence of 19 years was given to a Grand Island man for a drug-related charge.

HIGHLIGHTS: Badgers comeback dooms Huskers 15-14

HIGHLIGHTS: Badgers comeback dooms Huskers 15-14

On a chilly Saturday at Memorial Stadium, Nebraska fell to Wisconsin 15-14, spoiling senior day for the Big Red.

Lopers Fall to the Golden Bears in Five; Season Ends at 28-6

Lopers Fall to the Golden Bears in Five; Season Ends at 28-6

The third-ranked Concordia-St. Paul Golden Bears rallied in the fourth set and hit .467 in the fifth to down 13th-ranked Nebraska Kearney.

Railside lights up for Christmas

Railside lights up for Christmas

Christmas has arrived to Grand Island.

After learning English at UNK, Francisco Cantillo returns to pursue bachelor’s degree

After learning English at UNK, Francisco Cantillo returns to pursue bachelor’s degree

'I feel so proud to be a Loper,' Francisco Cantillo says. 'I feel proud to be part of this family. Kearney made my dreams come alive again.'

Hastings College hosts state high school esports competition

Hastings College hosts state high school esports competition

Nebraska Schools eSports Association is hosting its fourth annual fall state high school tournament at Hastings College.

Hastings man pleads not guilty to John Deere arson

Hastings man pleads not guilty to John Deere arson

A jury trial is pending for a Hastings man accused of setting fire to a John Deere dealership in July.

Grand Island woman arrested as part of FBI elder exploitation investigation

Grand Island woman arrested as part of FBI elder exploitation investigation

A Grand Island woman is in custody in connection with an FBI investigation into elder financial exploitation.

Hastings Celebration of Lights serves as 'thank-you card' from Downtown Center Association

Hastings Celebration of Lights serves as 'thank-you card' from Downtown Center Association

The holidays have arrived in downtown Hastings.

Sandeen leaving Prairie Loft, board looking for new executive director

Sandeen leaving Prairie Loft, board looking for new executive director

A Hastings non-profit that promotes outdoor education is looking for a new executive director.

UPDATE: Student with realistic-looking BB gun prompted Kearney High lock down

UPDATE: Student with realistic-looking BB gun prompted Kearney High lock down

A teenager could face criminal charges after police say he brought a realistic-looking BB gun pistol to Kearney High School.

Hastings College announces 2022 alumni award recipients

Hastings College announces 2022 alumni award recipients

Mike Gloor ‘72, Sharon Behl Brooks ‘74 and Robb Miller ‘96 have been named the 2022 Outstanding Alumni of the Year and Miranda Muhs ‘16 has been named the 2022 Outstanding Young Alumni of the Year by the Hastings College Foundation.

UNK senior Jessica Klingelhoefer named Nebraska Health Education Major of the Year

UNK senior Jessica Klingelhoefer named Nebraska Health Education Major of the Year

University of Nebraska at Kearney student Jessica Klingelhoefer was named the 2022 Health Education Major of the Year by the Society of Health and Physical Educators of Nebraska (SHAPE Nebraska).

Osceola man pleads not guilty on multiple felony charges

Osceola man pleads not guilty on multiple felony charges

The Osceola man accused of getting into a shootout with Hastings Police is pleading not guilty to 10 felony charges.

Hastings man sentenced to 12 years in prison for drug-related charge

Hastings man sentenced to 12 years in prison for drug-related charge

A man from Hastings was sentenced to 12 years in prison for meth-related charge on Wednesday.

Crossroads Mission Avenue raising funds to open Lexington homeless shelter

Crossroads Mission Avenue raising funds to open Lexington homeless shelter

Help is on the way for homeless people in Dawson County.

CHI Health Good Samaritan and Creighton University partner to combat staffing challenges

CHI Health Good Samaritan and Creighton University partner to combat staffing challenges

CHI Health and Creighton university School of Medicine will offer residency programs to give new graduates experience on the field in both urban and rural areas of Nebraska.