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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

No. 7 Heartland ends Mustangs' streak

HENDERSON - The McCool Junction volleyball team came to Henderson Thursday night as one of the hottest teams in the York News-Times' coverage area - the Mustangs were riding a six-match win streak dating back to Sept. 9. But Heartland, the No. 7 team in the Omaha World-Herald's Class D-1 ratings, de

YORK NEWS-TIMES - 2017-09-22 02:27:00

EMS Focus Group report a must read for entire community

When an emergency situation arises in Hamilton County residents here know they can depend on quality EMS care. On that point, there is no debate. If you or someone you love is having a heart attack, in an accident or facing a life-and-death situation of any sort, you want to know that trained emerg

AURORA NEWS REGISTER - 2017-09-20 10:00:00

Farm safety -- a necessary priority with harvest here

With harvest just around the corner, it is the perfect time of year to spark a conversation about farm safety. That is exactly what Risto Rautiainen, professor of environmental, agricultural and occupational heath at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, hoped to do at the 40th annual Husker Ha

AURORA NEWS REGISTER - 2017-09-20 10:00:00

Artist finds calling with Country Canvas

The 60-inch canvas in Tanya Grosshans home studio reflects just have far she's come in the art world. What started out as a childhood love for painting evolved into a passion for all things artistic, and eventually grew into a part-time business painting custom pictures. She launched Country Canvas

AURORA NEWS REGISTER - 2017-09-20 10:00:00

Art Walk artists enjoy spotlight

Aurora's downtown shops were filled with awe-inspiring artistry during Saturday's Art Walk when around 20 talented individuals shared their creative passions. In its third year of existence, the Art Walk has been able to continue its expansion of sharing the many talents of local and area artists.

AURORA NEWS REGISTER - 2017-09-20 10:00:00

Friesen to seek Dist. 34 re-election

Dist. 34 Sen. Curt Friesen threw his hat in the ring for Nebraska Legislature four years ago hoping to help revamp the state's tax structure, specifically in terms of the heavy burden it places on rural land owners That hasn't happened during his first three years in office, thus Friesen announced

AURORA NEWS REGISTER - 2017-09-20 10:00:00

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

Giltner teacher Sarah Consbruck drums up new lesson, grant

Giltner music teacher Sarah Consbruck is this year's recipient of the Unsung Heroes award from Voya Financial due to her innovative teaching program focusing on the use of world drums in the classroom. The $2,000 grant is traditionally awarded to K-12 educators nationwide to honor their innovative

AURORA NEWS REGISTER - 2017-09-20 10:00:00

County board hires Greeley County deputy assessor as Hall County assessor/register of deeds

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GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-20 03:00:00

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

Counterfeiters strike Conestoga Mall in Grand Island

Police are closely following a string of counterfeit incidents that have been making their way across central Nebraska. The latest incident at the Conestoga Mall in Grand Island. According to Grand Island police, two males entered the Conestoga Mall Tuesday, September 20th, using multiple counterfei

NBCNEB.COM - 2017-09-20 19:12:00

Five Points' family revels in travel adventures, fun

Alice and Norm Elstermeirer have been married for six years. Their romance began on a trip to the Grand Canyon, and they took their honeymoon on a Five Points Golden Club trip to Nashville, Tenn., and Asheville, N.C. On this trip, they were headed to Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa. (For Th

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-21 04:45:00

Police union sues Grand Island over health insurance

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) The union representing the Grand Island police department is suing the city over a new city policy on health insurance. The city recently changed its policy regarding spouses of city employees. Formerly, spouses were allowed to enroll in the city of Grand Island's health in

NBCNEB.COM - 2017-09-21 18:17:00

Man arrested twice in three days

Within a period of three days, Mark Leetch of Grand Island was arrested twice in separate incidents. On Sunday, Leetch was arrested for making terroristic threats and assaulting a police officer at the Burlington store at 2230 N. Webb Road. Early Tuesday morning, Leetch was arrested for possession o

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-19 16:46:00

Historical photo was of John Stuart

John "Jack" Stuart of Central City was pictured in a photo from the Merrick County Historical Society on page 9 of The Grand Island Independent's sesquicentennial publication, Central Nebraska Through the Years." The photo caption said the man pictured at a Central City movie theater was unidentifie

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-21 02:47:00

Savoring the Niobrara and 'empty' Nebraska

A few days before Labor Day, I opened my Nebraska road atlas in search of a place to pitch my tent on this holiday weekend. I closed my eyes, pointed, then peeked. My fingers had fallen on Niobrara State Park up at the confluence of the Missouri and Niobrara rivers. I'd never been there. I took off

KEARNEY HUB - 2017-09-20 16:42:00

Architectural firm releases design plans for new hospital

Courtesy photos Upon entering the hospital, visitors will be greeted with white walls, a wood ceiling and other design elements, an aluminum curtain wall and high clerestory windows. Construction is expected to be completed in October 2019. The hospital will begin to serve patients in 2020. Courtesy

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-22 01:46:00

Merrick County raising money for police service dog

The Merrick County Sheriff's Department is on the trail of getting a police service dog. A total of $35,000 is needed to start the program, and $8,000 has been raised. The sheriff's office could reach its goal by the end of October, said Deputy Taylor Samek. Some donors are expected to make contribu

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-22 01:38:00

People gather at Eagle Scout Park with one goal: To end Alzheimer's

For the many people who participated in Thursday evening's "Walk to End Alzheimer's" at Eagle Scout Park in Grand Island, the event's name said it all. Everyone there wanted to help end the scourge of Alzheimer's disease, which affects more than 5 million Americans and is the sixth leading cause of

GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-22 01:29:00