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Gering celebrates 103 years of ‘Oregon Trail Days’
Gering celebrates 103 years of ‘Oregon Trail Days’

The Gering community is celebrating the 103rd Oregon Trail Days event this weekend. Activities will continue tonight through Sunday.

Crime doesn't pay in Omaha bank heists

Crime doesn't pay in Omaha bank heists

Do the math

Nebraska Supreme Court rules Hastings viaduct petition is moot, dismisses case

Nebraska Supreme Court rules Hastings viaduct petition is moot, dismisses case

The saga surrounding a destroyed viaduct in Hastings appears to have come to a close after more than five years.

Downtown Sounds

Downtown Sounds

A live outdoor concert series that's been held in Sidney for over a decade returns for another summer in 2024.

Troopers Make 29 DUI Arrests During Holiday Weekend Campaign

Troopers Make 29 DUI Arrests During Holiday Weekend Campaign

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol removed from the road 29 impaired drivers during the Independence Day weekend.

Regional West Medical Center Focuses on Positive Change Amid Projected Ratings

Regional West Medical Center Focuses on Positive Change Amid Projected Ratings

Over the past year and a half, Regional West Medical Center worked with purpose and commitment to identify and improve areas throughout the health system to provide patients with a quality healthcare experience.

Chadron State College signs agreement with Saigon Business School

Chadron State College signs agreement with Saigon Business School

Chadron State College and the Saigon Business School (SBS) have signed an affiliation agreement that will benefit students seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree at CSC.

Some GIPS bus routes cut off due to budget cuts

Some GIPS bus routes cut off due to budget cuts

A central Nebraska school district is cutting off some bus routes due to budget cuts.

Grand Island leaders urge voters to support Good Life District through 'historic process'

Grand Island leaders urge voters to support Good Life District through 'historic process'

Grand Island community leaders are rallying people to vote for the Good Life District Economic Development Program. 

Hastings kosher meat plant gets $10 million federal grant

Hastings kosher meat plant gets $10 million federal grant

A Hastings meat processing plant is getting an eight-figure boost to its expansion plans from a federal grant.

Fire damages village water tower

Fire damages village water tower

VENANGO -- A maintenance operation resulted in a fire that damaged the water tower in Venango July 10. The village will be relying on a secondary well while repairs are done.

Scotts Bluff authorities warning of scam callers

Scotts Bluff authorities warning of scam callers

The Scotts Bluff Sheriff's Department is reporting scams impacting citizens including a caller representing himself as a sheriff's deputy.

Gregory Welding donates newest product to fire department

Gregory Welding donates newest product to fire department

Economic development success story seen as support for future industrial footprint

Lincoln Street reconstruction underway, in Beatrice

Lincoln Street reconstruction underway, in Beatrice

Three-phase project taking place near new Beatrice Public Schools Elementary facility and BSDC

Council approves upgrading City’s pay grid

Council approves upgrading City’s pay grid

The Sidney City Council approved in the July 9 city council meeting to modify the City's pay grid, applying all 10 levels of employment.

Report: NE economy on right track

Report: NE economy on right track

Through the end of May the state’s leading economic indicator was up just over 2-and-a-half percent.

Prison term given to former Wymore man in sexual assault case

Prison term given to former Wymore man in sexual assault case

Kyle Wathor will be required to register as a convicted sex offender

Thayer County Sheriff's Office conducts successful search warrant execution

Thayer County Sheriff's Office conducts successful search warrant execution

One arrested after successful search warrant

Five Years Later: Mitigation plan aims to prevent repeat of 2019 Kearney flood

Five Years Later: Mitigation plan aims to prevent repeat of 2019 Kearney flood

The preliminary plan to mitigate flood risk includes two diversion channels.

George Park ball fields in Grand Island to see $136K in improvements

George Park ball fields in Grand Island to see $136K in improvements

One of the largest city parks in Grand Island is getting some much-needed improvements. 

Alliance Police Department Takes Delivery of New Mobile Camera Trailer

Alliance Police Department Takes Delivery of New Mobile Camera Trailer

The Alliance Police Department has taken delivery of new, solar-powered mobile surveillance unit from WCCTV, based in Dallas, Texas. The first deployment will be at the annual Heritage Days Festival.

Nebraska Chamber of Commerce President promoting statewide workforce needs

Nebraska Chamber of Commerce President promoting statewide workforce needs

Nebraska Chamber of Commerce President Bryan Slone is spending his summer touring the state to visit and collaborate with local chambers of commerce.

Pillen defends tax plan: 'It's not a billion-dollar tax increase'

Pillen defends tax plan: 'It's not a billion-dollar tax increase'

Governor insists he's cutting taxes

City Council approves grant to fund E3 technical/grant writer

City Council approves grant to fund E3 technical/grant writer

The Sidney City Council July 9 approved accepting funds for a grant/technical writer position for E3. E3 stands for Energizing Entrepreneurial Ecosystems.

Sgt. Richardson describes safety systems to protect police K9s from the heat

Sgt. Richardson describes safety systems to protect police K9s from the heat

K9 advocate reacts to heat fatality of Savannah police dog

SkyWest poised to return as air service provider in Kearney

SkyWest poised to return as air service provider in Kearney

Kearney appears poised to return to SkyWest as its essential air service provider.

Tractor Supply honors Neligh veteran farmer with grant for small business

Tractor Supply honors Neligh veteran farmer with grant for small business

Tractor Supply supports veteran farmers with a Neligh farming recently being awarded $1,000.

Gage and Seward Counties mulling cooperative grant-writing arrangement

Gage and Seward Counties mulling cooperative grant-writing arrangement

Sharing a grant writer could lesson the load on elected officials handling the job

Norris Public Power District and Gage County approve agreement on solar installations

Norris Public Power District and Gage County approve agreement on solar installations

Power district is in the process of establishing six solar energy producing sites in five counties

K-12 funding shift from property taxes would be multiyear effort, Nebraska lawmakers say

K-12 funding shift from property taxes would be multiyear effort, Nebraska lawmakers say

Many of the 17 lawmakers who have been meeting with Gov. Jim Pillen discuss their hopes and ambitions for an expected special session this summer

Gage County settles on trailer home accident

Gage County settles on trailer home accident

Mobile home was being towed across southern Gage County

Person killed in Tuesday Highway 34 accident identified

Person killed in Tuesday Highway 34 accident identified

A 71-year-old Grand Island man died in a head-on collision in York County on Tuesday.

Five Years Later: Kearney reflects on disastrous 2019 flood

Five Years Later: Kearney reflects on disastrous 2019 flood

Tuesday marks the five-year anniversary of the July 9, 2019 flash flood.

Thedford Public School's tax request authority increase fails

Thedford Public School's tax request authority increase fails

The Thedford Public School District’s request to make a one time increase to its property tax authority by $1 million dollars has failed.

Sidney School District educators awarded two grants

Sidney School District educators awarded two grants

Tess Plummer and Erin Meyer announced in the July 8 Sidney School Board meeting they have been awarded grants. Plummer's award will support reading and math tutoring for grades K-3.

ACLU lawsuit seeks records on Nebraska cities’ immigrant housing bans

ACLU lawsuit seeks records on Nebraska cities’ immigrant housing bans

A nonprofit organization is filing a lawsuit to get records from federal authorities. 

Cody-Kilgore bond passes to build new school

Cody-Kilgore bond passes to build new school

A $3 million dollar bond for the Cody-Kilgore School District to build a new pre-k through 7th grade school in Cody has passed.

Cherry County braces for potential fire weather

Cherry County braces for potential fire weather

A single engine air tanker, or SEAT, is now stationed in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

State Auditor finds millions in improper child care billings paid by DHHS

State Auditor finds millions in improper child care billings paid by DHHS

Nebraska's State Auditor says they've found millions of improperly paid out child care benefits. 

Two-vehicle accident results in an injury, arrest

Two-vehicle accident results in an injury, arrest

A two-vehicle accident occurred on North Highway 71 the evening of July 8 that resulted in an injury and an arrest.

Fair Board hosting four performers over two nights

Fair Board hosting four performers over two nights

SIDNEY -- The 2024 Cheyenne County Fair is less than two weeks away, officially starting Saturday, July 20. The opening day includes the Working Ranch Horse Show, Rowdy's Round-Up Cheer & Dance Competition, and the NBHA Barrel Race.

Location decided for new Valentine movie theater

Location decided for new Valentine movie theater

A purchase agreement has been signed for a new movie theater in Valentine, according to Valentine Economic Development Director Mark Hagge.

Boeing flies campaign cash to Nebraska

Boeing flies campaign cash to Nebraska

An examination by News Channel Nebraska has found Boeing, over the years, contributing tens-of-thousands of dollars to Sen. Deb Fischer, along with Congressmen Adrian Smith and Don Bacon.

NWS survey says five tornadoes touched ground on Saturday

NWS survey says five tornadoes touched ground on Saturday

Results from a preliminary damage survey say five tornadoes touched ground in different parts of Central Nebraska on Saturday.

Weeklong concrete repairs begin, along North 2nd in Beatrice

Weeklong concrete repairs begin, along North 2nd in Beatrice

Repairs expected to take about a week, from Grant to Herbert Street

Madison County Fair artist cancels shows including stop in Madison

Madison County Fair artist cancels shows including stop in Madison

Country musician Ernest canceled upcoming performances to prioritize family time affecting the Madison County Fair.

School vouchers fight is Nebraska’s last petition drive of 2024

School vouchers fight is Nebraska’s last petition drive of 2024

State Sen. Linehan says students, families need choices; Support Our Schools says voters should decide

Former Ponca city clerk faces trio of criminal charges for allegedly wiping clean city records

Former Ponca city clerk faces trio of criminal charges for allegedly wiping clean city records

A former Ponca city clerk, faces charges for destroying city financial records before her dismissal. Those charges include abuse of public records, official misconduct, and violating state records act.

I-80 drug bust leads to two arrests

I-80 drug bust leads to two arrests

Two Wyoming residents are behind bars in Central Nebraska after an interstate drug bust.

Public input taken on transforming school sites into new Beatrice neighborhoods

Public input taken on transforming school sites into new Beatrice neighborhoods

Paddock Lane and Lincoln elementary school properties being considered for new home development

Beatrice Public Schools sets substitute teacher pay, advances policies

Beatrice Public Schools sets substitute teacher pay, advances policies

Contracts for maintenance, bus service also approved

Hastings City Council approves major Elm Ave. housing development on final reading

Hastings City Council approves major Elm Ave. housing development on final reading

After three city council meetings, a Grand Island-based developer has the green light to bring hundreds of housing units to Hastings. 

Hometown Liquor, customers support Sidney Raiders speech and drama teams

Hometown Liquor, customers support Sidney Raiders speech and drama teams

Hometown Liquor's June Round Up campaign is supporting the Sidney Raiders speech and drama teams. The July Round Up is supporting the Lodgepole Valley Youth Camp.

State Patrol begins 70th basic recruit camp in Grand Island

State Patrol begins 70th basic recruit camp in Grand Island

The next class of recruits is getting trained to become Nebraska State Troopers. 

Female dies after struck by vehicle north of Rosebud Casino

Female dies after struck by vehicle north of Rosebud Casino

A female died after being hit by a vehicle north of Valentine, Nebraska, according to Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement.

University Minute: Jeffrey Gold takes over as NU System President

University Minute: Jeffrey Gold takes over as NU System President

LINCOLN, Neb — In this week's University Minute, newly appointed University of Nebraska System President, Jeffrey Gold, shares his thoughts and plans after starting his new role on July 1.

Authorities recover stolen vehicles, firearms, drugs after pursuit in Keith, Deuel counties

Authorities recover stolen vehicles, firearms, drugs after pursuit in Keith, Deuel counties

Nebraska State Troopers arrested three people and recovered multiple stolen firearms after pursuits with two stolen vehicles July 6.

Norfolk Fire Division honored nationally for excellence in cardiovascular care

Norfolk Fire Division honored nationally for excellence in cardiovascular care

Norfolk Fire Division receives the 2024 Mission Lifeline Silver Award for EMS from the American Heart Association, recognizing their care in heart attack and stroke emergencies.

Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in Papillion honoring thousands

Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in Papillion honoring thousands

37,000 Vietnam era Veterans live in Nebraska.

Train derails near Gibbon

Train derails near Gibbon

According to a Union Pacific spokesperson, a train derailed on the eastern edge of Gibbon, near the intersection of Highway 30 and Pawnee Road.

City officials close Beatrice park restroom, following fireworks damage

City officials close Beatrice park restroom, following fireworks damage

Damage inside men's restroom means closure for a few days

Blood donations desperately needed to prevent blood shortage

Blood donations desperately needed to prevent blood shortage

The American Red Cross is urgently seeking blood donors. The organization says it’s seen a concerning trend—around 20,000 fewer blood donations in just one month.

Southern High graduate receives scholarship for criminal justice study

Southern High graduate receives scholarship for criminal justice study

Bladen Weiner submitted winning criminal justice essay

Woman rescued after car plunges into creek bed

Woman rescued after car plunges into creek bed

Nebraska City woman accelerated after leaving pharmacy drive-thru area

Saturday severe storms could bring hail, high winds

Saturday severe storms could bring hail, high winds

Central Nebraska could be in for another day of severe weather.