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Elkhorn Valley Museum's cemetery tours to begin Saturday
Elkhorn Valley Museum's cemetery tours to begin Saturday

Participants will get to take a tour through the New Lutheran Cemetery and learn about notable Norfolkans buried in the cemetery.

Norfolk remembers: 20th anniversary of U.S. Bank robbery, murders

Norfolk remembers: 20th anniversary of U.S. Bank robbery, murders

Exactly 20 years ago, five northeast Nebraskans were gunned down in a bank in Norfolk during attempted robbery.

WSC unanimous #1 team, UNK moves up to #6 in NCAA Division II volleyball rankings

WSC unanimous #1 team, UNK moves up to #6 in NCAA Division II volleyball rankings

The Wayne State College volleyball team has strengthened its hold on the top spot in the NCAA Division II rankings, while the Wildcats' in-state rival UNK remains close behind at No. 6.

FRHS helps educate public during Gynecology Cancer Awareness Month

FRHS helps educate public during Gynecology Cancer Awareness Month

A hospital in northeast Nebraska is helping raise awareness for women's health.

Pretrial hearing moved again for Norfolk teenager accused of concealing abortion

Pretrial hearing moved again for Norfolk teenager accused of concealing abortion

A pretrial hearing for a northeast Nebraska teenager accused of helping conceal a fetus after her mother reportedly helped her illegally terminate a pregnancy has been continued once again, this time moving to November.

Santifer sentenced on child abuse charge

Santifer sentenced on child abuse charge

A northeast Nebraska man was sentenced to prison last week for a child abuse conviction.

Pierce man accused of shoplifting, arrested on felony weapon charge

Pierce man accused of shoplifting, arrested on felony weapon charge

A northeast Nebraska man accused of shoplifting was arrested for drug and weapon offenses Sunday morning.

Nemaha raises funds for community center with first Testicle Festival

Nemaha raises funds for community center with first Testicle Festival

A southeast Nebraska community hosted an interesting fundraiser this weekend.

Abortion vs. inflation could decide Flood-Pansing Brooks rematch this fall

Abortion vs. inflation could decide Flood-Pansing Brooks rematch this fall

The fall rematch of this summer’s special election for Congress between U.S. Republican Rep. Mike Flood of Norfolk and State Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln, a Democrat, will heat up next week.

Northeast media arts students work and cover Husker Harvest Days

Northeast media arts students work and cover Husker Harvest Days

Media Arts students at Northeast Community College traveled to near recently Grand Island for Husker Harvest Days 2022.

Northeast Community College students get hands on experiences at the Nebraska State Fair

Northeast Community College students get hands on experiences at the Nebraska State Fair

For a group of students at Northeast Community College they had an experience working with animals in a setting they’ll never forget.

No. 7 Hawks men's soccer comes up just short in instant classic

No. 7 Hawks men's soccer comes up just short in instant classic

The No. 7 Northeast Community College men’s soccer team played their only game this week Saturday as they battled with Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa.

Top-ranked Wildcats sweep #9 UMD, match school-record win streak

Top-ranked Wildcats sweep #9 UMD, match school-record win streak

#1 Wayne State forced 24 attack errors with 12 blocks and held #9 Minnesota Duluth to a .100 hitting percentage as the Wildcats posted a 25-20, 25-16, 25-15 Northern Sun Conference volleyball road sweep in Duluth, Minn. Saturday.

Oktoberfest returns for second and final day in Norfolk

Oktoberfest returns for second and final day in Norfolk

The festival highlights the the area’s german heritage and the fall harvest.

Northeast Community College hosts Latino Youth Summit

Northeast Community College hosts Latino Youth Summit

Latino high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from across the region joined with one another recently in Norfolk to be motivated about lessons in life and to learn more about higher education opportunities.

Bluejays fly high with 58-6 win over the Blue Devils in Wayne

Bluejays fly high with 58-6 win over the Blue Devils in Wayne

26 games and counting.

That's how longs it been since the Pierce Bluejays fell to the Wayne Blue Devils, as the story repeated itself on the field Friday night in Northeast Nebraska.

#1 Wildcats one win from matching school record win streak after sweeping #4 St. Cloud State

#1 Wildcats one win from matching school record win streak after sweeping #4 St. Cloud State

The top-ranked Wayne State volleyball team is now 15-0, one win from matching the 2010 team's school-record winning streak, after a straight sets win over fourth-ranked St. Cloud State.

Former high school coach sentenced for child porn conviction

Former high school coach sentenced for child porn conviction

It was announced Friday that 27-year-old Nathan R. Rogers, formerly of South Sioux City, Neb., was sentenced to 15 years in prison. 

WSC women's soccer team scores first win of the season

WSC women's soccer team scores first win of the season

The Wayne State women's soccer team notched its first win of the season on Friday, beating Minnesota Crookston 3-0 in NSIC action.

Macy man sentenced for failing to register as a sex offender

Macy man sentenced for failing to register as a sex offender

It was announced Friday that 24-year-old Darrian K. Grant, of Macy, was sentenced to 15 months in prison. 

Norfolk Public Library bringing back after-school activities for children

Norfolk Public Library bringing back after-school activities for children

Norfolk Public Library has begun hosting after-school activities and has clubs and events planned for all throughout Autumn.

Norfolk Hy-Vee East employee wins Legendary Customer Service Award

Norfolk Hy-Vee East employee wins Legendary Customer Service Award

Mary Magana, a customer service employee at Hy-Vee East in Norfolk, is a recipient of this year's Hy-Vee Legendary Customer Service Award.

Sheriff: One person injured in Friday morning crash west of Wayne

Sheriff: One person injured in Friday morning crash west of Wayne

A crash in Wayne County shut down traffic on Highway 35 Friday morning.

Northeast library recognizes banned book week

Northeast library recognizes banned book week

Northeast Community College recognizes banned book week

WSC announces 2022 Hall of Fame class

WSC announces 2022 Hall of Fame class

A new class of Hall-of-Famers will be inducted at Wayne State next month.

LENRD declares a drought emergency for region

LENRD declares a drought emergency for region

The Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District is now working on a plan to help manage water in the district to combat the drought.

Fishing team established as new club sport at WSC

Fishing team established as new club sport at WSC

There is a new Fishing Team club available at Wayne State College

Trailer home catches fire in Norfolk

Trailer home catches fire in Norfolk

A trailer home caught fire Thursday afternoon in Norfolk.

Back for more: 10th annual Norfolk Oktoberfest returns on Friday

Back for more: 10th annual Norfolk Oktoberfest returns on Friday

The event celebrates the area’s german heritage and the fall harvest. Oktoberfest features things like live music, a beer garden, german food, and even Dachshund races.

Businesses experiencing 'difficult' pumpkin shortage this fall

Businesses experiencing 'difficult' pumpkin shortage this fall

Poppy's Pumpkin Patch located in Norfolk hasn't had the amount of pumpkins it usually does.

'Working to meet workforce demands': Northeast signs agreement with Briar Cliff

'Working to meet workforce demands': Northeast signs agreement with Briar Cliff

Northeast Community College and Briar Cliff University have signed an agreement allowing students with associate of arts degrees at Northeast to pursue Bachelor of Arts degrees at BCU.

Slama discusses voter ID ahead of November ballot

Slama discusses voter ID ahead of November ballot

With voter ID now on Nebraska's November ballot, one senator was in northeast Nebraska urging its approval. 

'We're gonna have to bust our butts': Wayne football loves when Pierce comes to town

'We're gonna have to bust our butts': Wayne football loves when Pierce comes to town

The team is 1-3 on the season but their head coach, Hayden DeLano says the team keeps getting better each week.

'People need to get out and vote': Election officials provide easy ways to register

'People need to get out and vote': Election officials provide easy ways to register

With important races looming, officials are doing everything they can to help people get out and make their voices heard.

WSC reaches its sixth consecutive year of enrollment growth, pushes student retention

WSC reaches its sixth consecutive year of enrollment growth, pushes student retention

Wayne State College has reached its sixth consecutive year of enrollment growth. But it's not just about bringing students in. It's about keeping them.

South Dakota woman sentenced for manslaughter in northeast Nebraska

South Dakota woman sentenced for manslaughter in northeast Nebraska

A South Dakota woman was sentenced on Wednesday to over three years in prison for involuntary manslaughter. 

Norfolk Public Schools honors NSAA Officials Appreciation Week

Norfolk Public Schools honors NSAA Officials Appreciation Week

The Norfolk Public School announced that September 19-24 is NSAA Fall Officials Appreciation Week.

Gaming Commission launches Self-Exclusion Program ahead of casino gaming

Gaming Commission launches Self-Exclusion Program ahead of casino gaming

As Nebraska gets ready for casino gaming, state officials are giving residents the ability to take themselves out of the game. 

NPD: Man found passed out, arrested for controlled substance

NPD: Man found passed out, arrested for controlled substance

A 21-year-old man is facing charges of possessing a controlled substance after police reportedly found him passed out on a northeast Nebraska sidewalk.

Taylor captures medalist honors, new school record to lead WSC golf squad to runner-up finish

Taylor captures medalist honors, new school record to lead WSC golf squad to runner-up finish

The Wayne State College women’s golf team set four new school records on their way to a second place finish at the season-opening Golden Bear Classic.

Coolest thing made in Nebraska? Top eight for round two

Coolest thing made in Nebraska? Top eight for round two

Round two of the first ever 'Coolest Thing Made in Nebraska' tournament now has eight contestants. 

Joseph talks Chinander, changes, confirms Allen out for season

Joseph talks Chinander, changes, confirms Allen out for season

It may be a bye week for Nebraska, but there was no shortage of talking points at Mickey Joseph’s Tuesday press conference.

Good Life Action Sports inaugural skateboard contest in Norfolk

Good Life Action Sports inaugural skateboard contest in Norfolk

The Good Life Action Sports said they will host its inaugural skateboard contest at the Norfolk Skatepark on Oct. 1. 

Norfolk approves property tax levy for next fiscal year

Norfolk approves property tax levy for next fiscal year

The city of Norfolk unanimously approved its property tax levy, and property owners will likely see an increase in their taxes.

Two Norfolk residents arrested after reported drug discovery in apartment

Two Norfolk residents arrested after reported drug discovery in apartment

Two people were arrested on drug charges after Norfolk Police reportedly found drugs in an apartment Monday night.

38-year-old woman arrested for alleged disturbance at Norfolk business

38-year-old woman arrested for alleged disturbance at Norfolk business

Norfolk Police said they responded to a business around 9:30 a.m. on Monday. 

NPD: Meth, guns, knives, brass knuckle handle found during traffic stop

NPD: Meth, guns, knives, brass knuckle handle found during traffic stop

Pair faces charges related to drugs, weapons after traffic stop in Norfolk

Northeast president, board members meet with KBR leaders in Ainsworth

Northeast president, board members meet with KBR leaders in Ainsworth

The president of Northeast Community College and several board members held an information sharing session recently in Ainsworth.

Wayne State volleyball ranked #1 for third time in school history

Wayne State volleyball ranked #1 for third time in school history

The Wayne State volleyball team moved up two spots to first in this week’s AVCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll released Monday afternoon.

71-year-old Emerson man killed in crash in Wayne

71-year-old Emerson man killed in crash in Wayne

A 71-year-old northeast Nebraska man was killed in a crash in Wayne over the weekend.

Ninth Annual Cars-N-Caroll Show & Shine coming this Sunday

Ninth Annual Cars-N-Caroll Show & Shine coming this Sunday

A town in northeast Nebraska is holding a car show this weekend.

O'Neill woman arrested for allegedly stealing $1K worth of items from Norfolk Walmart

O'Neill woman arrested for allegedly stealing $1K worth of items from Norfolk Walmart

An O'Neill woman is in custody for allegedly stealing over $1,000 worth of items from a store in Norfolk.

Norfolk Transfer Station to close for several hours due to maintenance

Norfolk Transfer Station to close for several hours due to maintenance

The City of Norfolk announced on Monday that the Transfer Station will be closing early on Thursday for maintenance. 

62-year-old Norfolk man arrested after multiple trespassing complaints at apartment complex

62-year-old Norfolk man arrested after multiple trespassing complaints at apartment complex

A 62-year-old man was arrested early Monday morning after he was reported for suspicious activity near an apartment complex.

OU fans reflect on Casey Thompson at Nebraska, changes to both programs

OU fans reflect on Casey Thompson at Nebraska, changes to both programs

A lot has changed in the world of college football since it was announced Oklahoma and Nebraska would play one another in back to back years five years ago.

Defensive Coordinator Erik Chinander relieved of duties by Joseph

Defensive Coordinator Erik Chinander relieved of duties by Joseph

Nebraska interim Head Coach Mickey Joseph has relieved defensive coordinator Erik Chinander of his duties. 

HIGHLIGHTS: Oklahoma pounds Nebraska 49-14

HIGHLIGHTS: Oklahoma pounds Nebraska 49-14

A day that started with widespread optimism, did not end the way the Huskers had hoped as Oklahoma dominates Nebraska 49-14.

#3 Wayne State volleyball stays unbeaten with 3-1 win at Winona State

#3 Wayne State volleyball stays unbeaten with 3-1 win at Winona State

The opening set saw the Wildcats score five straight points to snap a 17-17 tie as WSC went on to finish with a 25-21 first-set victory.

Wayne State football impressive in 49-10 NSIC road win at Minot State

Wayne State football impressive in 49-10 NSIC road win at Minot State

The ‘Cats are off to a 3-0 start for the first time since 2012 while the host Beavers drop to 0-3.

Hispanic community celebrated in Norfolk

Hispanic community celebrated in Norfolk

The Elkhorn Valley Museum in Norfolk hosted a Hispanic Heritage Festival all-day Saturday, highlighting all of the great things the Hispanic community does around Nebraska.

#3 WSC volleyball holds off pesky Upper Iowa

#3 WSC volleyball holds off pesky Upper Iowa

#3 Wayne State overcame a slow start and held back a stubborn Upper Iowa squad in the fourth set for a 23-25, 25-13, 25-16, 25-23 Northern Sun Conference volleyball road win Friday evening.

NSP keeps fans safe, work long hours on Husker game days

NSP keeps fans safe, work long hours on Husker game days

An important part of the game day tradition at Memorial Stadium is keeping fans safe and that’s exactly the goal of the Nebraska State Patrol.

Westside Elementary named as a 2022 Blue Ribbon School

Westside Elementary named as a 2022 Blue Ribbon School

Westside Elementary in Norfolk has been named as one of five Nebraska schools chosen as a national Blue Ribbon school for 2022.

Norfolk, Fremont to resume 4th quarter tie on Friday afternoon after lightning delay

Norfolk, Fremont to resume 4th quarter tie on Friday afternoon after lightning delay

The Norfolk Panthers and Fremont Tigers brought back their rivalry on Thursday night and it had everything a fan could want. Big plays, close finishes and suspense - maybe a little too much suspense. 

Wausa football aims to make it four straight wins

Wausa football aims to make it four straight wins

The Wausa Vikings have started the season 3-0 and have a chance to make it four straight wins on Friday against Creighton.