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York's Don Rush honored for his service

YORK - Don Rush lived 20 years of his life as a tough-as-nails, no-nonsense member of the U.S. Army, but Wednesday the old soldier in Rush stepped aside to make way for tears. Rush served from 1973-1993, then took military retirement at age 40 as a Sgt. 1st Class, E-7. His service was completed in t

YORK NEWS-TIMES - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

So many butterflies: Painted Ladies flutter into York

YORK - On Tuesday morning, the lawn outside the York County Courthouse was literally covered with thousands of butterflies. The Painted Ladies certainly took the stage, front and center, in downtown York. On Wednesday, literally thousands of them were inhabiting the trees at York College. Everyone's

YORK NEWS-TIMES - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

RNC: Spending on legal bills for Trump Jr. nears $200K

FILE - In this July 11, 2017, file photo, Donald Trump Jr. is interviewed by host Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel television program, in New York. The Republican National Committee has spent nearly $200,000 on legal fees for President Donald Trump's eldest son in connection with the Russia inve

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2017-09-20 01:51:45

No contest plea entered in strange drug, weapon case

YORK - Leighton Fortner, 36, of Lincoln, has changed his plea in a strange case that originally involved alleged possession of methamphetamine, possession of a deadly weapon (firearm) in the commission of a felony and possession of drug money. During a recent pre-trial status hearing, it was announc

YORK NEWS-TIMES - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Property owners encouraged to attend flood plain map open house

Flooding in York has taken place in the past, especially in the area of Beaver Creek, as seen here in a photo taken in 2014. Areas such as the one pictured are already in the flood plain - but more properties might be included as FEMA is currently in the process of updating the county's flood plain

YORK NEWS-TIMES - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Thousands of Haitians find 'Mexican dream' near US border

In this May 24, 2017 photo, Jeccene Thimote, of Haiti, kneels in front of a folding chair in prayer during a service in Creole at The Ambassadors of Jesus Church in Tijuana, Mexico. The 32-year-old survives on two hours' sleep, rising to pray at 5 a.m., serving as foreman for a crew of 10 Haitians b

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2017-09-19 17:24:07

Common Core used widely, despite continuing debate

In this Aug. 29, 2017, photo, Turner Elementary School Principal Eric Bethel, right, talks to fifth grade student Kierra Porter, during her reading class, at Turner Elementary School in southeast Washington. Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using th

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2017-09-19 07:37:18

Friesen will seek re-election to Legislature

Sen. Curt Friesen of Henderson has joined a list of incumbent senators who say they will seek re-election to the state Legislature in 2018. Friesen's focus during his three years at the Capitol has been on property tax cuts, improving the state's economy and investing in the state's infrastructure,

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM - 2017-09-19 22:22:00

Local school board members recognized

YORK - The Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB), boards of directors and staff recognized the 2017 Award of Achievement recipients during the York Region meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 13. NASB is a private, non-profit organization that serves the needs of Nebraska public school districts and E

YORK NEWS-TIMES - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Council hears downtown revitalization ideas

This artist rendering shows what could be downtown to encourage more pedestrian activity and utilization of space in the retail area . . . with planting and seating areas. This is just one of many ideas being brought forward as part of the city's ongoing downtown revitalization project.Artist render

YORK NEWS-TIMES - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Kushner company buying apartment complex near Princeton, NJ

FILE - In this March 29, 2017, file photo, a man walks out of the 666 Fifth Avenue office tower owned by the Kushner Cos. in New York. Kushner Cos., the real estate company owned by the family of Jared Kushner, is expanding its garden apartments holdings with the purchase of the 1,032-unit Quail Rid

BEATRICE DAILY SUN - 2017-09-18 15:43:52

Waverly Invite cross country results

KEN ADKISSON INVITATIONAL At Pioneers Park BOYS TEAM SCORING: Plattsmouth 40, Elkhorn 47, Norris 56, Mount Michael 62, York 81, Crete 92, Omaha Bryan 124, Waverly 125, Beatrice 134, Syracuse 170. BOYS TOP FINISHERS: 1. Stuckey, York, 16:41; 2. Karstetter, Elkhorn, 17:32; 3. Wagner, Plattsmouth, 17:3

BEATRICE DAILY SUN - 2017-09-18 20:56:00

Big challenges as President Trump heads to UN

Among the many questions facing the Trump administration at the President's first United Nations General Assembly is how many refugees it will allow to enter the United States. Candidate Trump promised to roll back Obama administration policies, and some conservative voices in the White House are pu

BEATRICE DAILY SUN - 2017-09-18 10:32:41

Teen ostracized because of sexual orientation

Dear Annie: I am a 15-year-old boy, and my family hates me because I am gay. For as long as I can remember, I've known I am attracted to other guys. My parents found out last year and became extremely angry with me. All I feel now is their hatred. They say I am a disgrace. Though they still take car

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-18 05:00:00

Trump advisers warn North Korea to give up weapons programs

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) - Top advisers to President Donald Trump on Sunday warned North Korea to give up its missile and nuclear weapons programs and to quit making threats against the U.S. and its allies or face destruction. The warnings came a day after leader Kim Jong Un vowed to continue the weapons

BEATRICE DAILY SUN - 2017-09-17 17:17:51

Junk Jaunt coming up this weekend

It's all in the family as Marquette area residents (from left) Cindy Reyner, June Brophy and Carrie Swanson find treasures on Sept. 26, 2014, in Cairo during the first day of the annual Junk Jaunt at the intersection of Highway 11 and Highway 2. (Independent/Barrett Stinson) Nebraska's Junk Jaunt wi

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-19 03:56:00

Family helps Luke Grossnicklaus deal with disability, find own path

KEARNEY - It was a Monday. June 8, 2009. The summer between his seventh- and eighth-grade year. That's the day Luke Grossnicklaus had his right leg amputated just above the knee. "A date I will never forget," the University of Nebraska at Kearney senior from Aurora said. "I was 13 years old. Scared,

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-19 16:10:00

Area teams race at Prairie Lake

Prairie Lake Recreation Area just south of Adams Central High School makes for one of the more grueling cross country races. Unusually hot temperatures Tuesday only made the 5 kilometer course more challenging for runners on Tribland cross country teams from Adams Central, South Central, Blue Hill/R

HASTINGS TRIBUNE - 2017-09-17 19:50:00

The Latest: Baldwin praises Sean Spicer's sense of humor

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on the Emmy Awards, which are being presented Sunday in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 6:53 p.m. Alec Baldwin says the average person is likely grateful that Sean Spicer has a sense of humor about himself. Speaking backstage at the Emmy Awards S

BEATRICE DAILY SUN - 2017-09-18 01:54:03

Aurora man in possession of financial transaction devices, stolen checks

Miguel Luna, a 30-year-old Aurora man, was charged Tuesday in Hall County Court with being in possession of four or more financial transaction devices. That crime is a Class 2A felony. Luna was arrested at 104 W. 17th St. shortly before 4 p.m. Monday. He had been observed getting into a car while ho

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-20 04:45:00