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Man killed after SUV collides into pickup in northeast NE
The incident happened around 4:15 Sunday afternoon outside Madison, Nebraska at the intersection of Highway 81 and Highway 32, according to the Madison County Sheriff's Office
Fischer pays call on BD East plant expansion
“I listen to what people have to say on policies and try to reach some consensus,” said Fischer, who also visited the BD plant in Broken Bow while she served in the Nebraska Legislature before being elected to the Senate in 2012.
Man dies after pickup-SUV collision in northeast Nebraska
Schroeder, Naber and three people in Naber's SUV were taken to a Norfolk hospital, where Schroeder was pronounced dead. He lived in Madison.
Softball games start this week
Last year, Columbus went 13-27 and finished sixth in its conference and third in the district. Columbus' head coach Paul Braun said he feels this year's team will be competitive, but needs to build depth and younger players may be called upon to contribute at the varsity level.
A collaborative effort for a good cause
Manager Rachel Lade (left) and Owner Kristin Stock of Imagine That Scrapbooking & Gifts gather for a picture on Monday in front of the store's creative space, Artzy Haven. They are holding up the door hangers participants will be making during the upcoming Crafting for a Cause from 7-9 p.m. on Aug.
Area man suspect in local LSD distribution
A Columbus Police investigation of the case began May 20 when Investigator Jeremy Zywiec learned from a local confidential informant the David City man was selling LSD, a synthetic hallucinogen that is a Schedule 1 controlled substance, in Columbus. The informant and the suspect, Zywiec reported in
Serious accident closes HWY 81 near Madison
Home›News›State NewsRescue crews comfort each other after a collision near Madison, NE sends multiple people to the hospital.MADISON –Multiple injuries after a two vehicle collision on Highway 81 near Madison Sunday afternoon. The call came in around 4:15 after a pick-up and SUV collided near the Fo
Columbus fire chief fulfilling his dream
Although he has only been the City of Columbus’ fire chief for just over a year, Dan Miller said he began dreaming of serving in the role almost two decades ago.Back in 2000, Miller was often making trips to town to help lead a hazardous materials course at Central Community College-Columbus for var
Police ID victim of fatal shooting at 30th and Dodge gas station; 2nd man injured in separate incident
Two different shootings early Sunday at a gas station at 30th and Dodge Streets left one man dead and one injured.Omaha police found a man, identified Sunday as Andrew Peek, 27, lying on the ground between gas pumps at the Bucky's station at 30th and Dodge a few minutes before 6 a.m. Sunday. Peek wa
Omaha woman, 37, is seriously injured after walking into traffic on Ames Avenue
Ameca Hatten was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center with injuries to her pelvis, abdomen and head, according to Omaha police. Her injuries were considered potentially life threatening.
Road Rage Incident Leads to Drug Arrest
NORFOLK – A Norfolk man is in jail facing drug and obstruction charges.Norfolk Police Captain Don Miller says 47-year old Craig Zautke was arrested early Saturday. Police were called to a road rage incident in town, when they spotted Zautke parking his vehicle into an alley behind his house.Officers
High School CX season underway
Local high school runners are off as the 2018 boys and girls high school cross country seasons is underway.Teams started official practice on Monday and will need to get ready quickly, as the first races are just around the corner.Columbus, Scouts Central Catholic High School and Lakeview will have
Public Pulse: Death pro and con; juvenile court; ICE v. exploitation; Omaha's bragging rights
Words to ponderWhether or not you believe in the death penalty, ponder the wise words carved above the judges’ bench in the Nebraska Supreme Court room: “Eyes and Ears Are Poor Witnesses When the Soul Is Barbarous.”Gregory Cyza,Columbus, Neb.
Victim of fatal gas station shooting remembered as 'all-around good person'
The ex-wife of a man who was shot and killed Sunday called him a good guy who may have had a meth problem.Andrew Peek, 27, was shot at Bucky's gas station, 30th and Dodge Streets, about 6 a.m. He was found between gas pumps and taken to the Nebraska Medical Center, where he died.His assailant took P
1 different shootings at 30th and Dodge Streets gas station injure two, one critically
Two different shootings early Sunday at a gas station at 30th and Dodge Streets left two men injured, one critically.Omaha police found a man lying on the ground between gas pumps at the Bucky's station at 30th and Dodge a few minutes before 6 a.m. Sunday. The man was pumping gas when two men approa
Pedestrian killed in crash with car
Emergency services treated the man at the scene of the crash in Abbots Leigh, near Bristol, and he was taken to Southmead Hospital but died soon after.
Columbus clubs prep for annual quilt show
Columbus native Mary Goc couldn’t pass on the opportunity to quilt with approximately 25 other women in the area for three days in a row.“It’s just a good way to get together with friends,” said Goc, who has been a member of Fat Quarters Quilt Club for at least 10 years.Goc said she spent the majori
The ice cream (wo)man
In a lot of ways, Norma Corral personifies the American Dream.She moved from her native Chihuahua, Mexico, more than two decades ago to Schuyler to work at the Cargill factory there in hopes of providing a better life for her young daughter. But 15 years ago she saw a need to provide young people li
Group aims to help area schools
Amy Evans, principal at St. Isidore Elementary School, said the majority of area teachers are more than willing to use their own expenses to help their students.Evans said there are students whose families can’t afford to buy enough stationary or clothing for schools, which can lead to them feeling
Public record -- Aug. 9
Unknown time – At 2501 11th St., Dillon Robinson, 21, 1307 First St, was cited for two no-account checks.