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U.S. Senator Deb Fischer was in Hastings this morning, one of three stops today where she's holding community coffees. Fischer was asked where she'll throw her support now that Donald Trump has all but wrapped up the Republican nomination. "I've always said I would support the Republican nominee. I know that I do not agree with th...
Adams County may soon get a new contract for a secondary public defender. Members of the county's board of supervisors voted 7-0 Tuesday to draft an ad for bids for a new contract or perhaps just pay an hourly fee for services. The current contract which technically expired last fall is said to be costing the county money. By law...
The Go Big Give 24-hour fundraiser for nonprofits in the Grand Island area raised $512,771 on Tuesday. The tally was $1,000 more than was raised in 2015. Raising the most money was the Edgerton Explorit Center in Aurora, which brought in $50,797. The Nebraska State Fair 1868 Foundation and Grand Island Central Catholic Development Foundat...
Emotional. Moving. 5 decades in the making. Yea, it was about time. A surprise greeting awaited the Vietnam Veterans who took part in the Heroes Flight to Washington D.C., and they finally got what they deserved when they touched down at CNRA Tuesday night, a Hero's Welcome Home. An estimated 3000 people crowded the terminal area, lining the fe...
Buffalo County now has a new District Judge. John Marsh was sworn in yesterday after being appointed by Governor Pete Ricketts in March. Marsh has served as a prosecutor, Dawson County attorney, 22 years in private practice, and most recently deputy Buffalo County public defender. Marsh began hearings today with three civil cases ...
Monday was the deadline to register if you plan to vote in the May 10 primary. But Nebraska's Secretary of State says the spike in voter registration doesn't necessarily always translate to greater participation in the primary election. This year, more than 1.1 million voters are registered, about 13,000 more than last year. But John Gal...
Leadership Hastings has announced that this year's class will help renovate one of the Horizon Recovery and Counseling Center's Unity homes for sober living. The project was selected in November from more than 20 endeavors submitted for this year's class project. The class developed a budget of $5,000 for the needed renovations through pr...
Officials at Mary Lanning Healthcare broke ground this morning on phase two of an expansion project at the Morrison Cancer Center. The $2 million project will expand the center north and will include seven private treatment rooms for chemotherapy treatments and will give more space to the pharmacy department. Mark Callahan, COO says the a...
University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds will tour the state this week to speak with citizens about the university's opportunities in the years ahead. Bounds will make stops in Ogallala, Alliance and Bayard today then continue to tour the panhandle over the next couple days. He will cap his trip by delivering the commencement speeches...
The Shelton school board will interview interim superintendent candidates this week to replace a man accused of attacking his wife. Brian Redinger faces felony charges of assault and terroristic threats. Board members have hired an Omaha recruiting firm to identify potential candidates. The Board will consider a 1-year contract a...
The Grand island Public library announced yesterday that they are beginning a new partnership with driving-test.org. This will provide patrons of the library to take advantage of free DMV practice tests. The tests are based on DMV state materials and is the only site of its kind that includes tools that let users have questions read aloud, conver...
Cabelas, the Sydney based outdoor outfitter, has reached a settlement in a complaint from federal regulators at the Securities and Exchange Commission that investors were mislead about the company's 2012 profitability ratios. Cabelas has agreed to pay $1 million dollars in the settlement, and according to the Omaha World Herald, Cabelas chief fina...
In good news for several Nebraska airports, Congressman Adrian Smith has led the charge in congress to help rural airports from losing federal funding, even though their boarding numbers have gone down. Smith said that the regulations that have been imposed has hurt the boarding numbers at many of these airports, and hopes to pursue longer term so...
As we proceed through this time of year here in Central Nebraska, we usually see our last freeze. According to the national Weather Service here in Hastings, our area usually experiences the last freeze between April 25th and May 5th. However the last freeze can come at various times. In 2012 the area saw the earliest last freeze/frost on record...
It was a big day for giving yesterday in Hastings. The 24 Hour give Hastings Day put on by the Hastings community foundation raised $348,190.98, from a total of 2,418 donors. The unique fundraiser aimed at supporting local non-profit organizations, saw Hastings Catholic Schools come in on I money raised, seeing an average donation of $924, bring...
The Kearney City Council met earlier this week. The biggest topic of discussion was food trucks. Currently food trucks must have a license and permission to park on private property. If food trucks are added to the special event's permit, they would be allowed to park on streets and public lots. The Kearney Police Department and Parks and ...
It was a stormy night for some in portions of south-central Nebraska last night. The hardest hit area was around Deshler, where flooding was the biggest problem. Thayer County Emergency Manager Bill McPherson says a local nursing home had to be evacuated last night. "Water was getting up toward the floor level, but I don't think ...
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