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Two-car accident on Highway 15 in Fairbury late Thursday afternoon, no injuries

FAIRBURY, NE – A two-car collision on the busiest road in Fairbury Thursday afternoon backed up traffic during the afternoon rush. Just after 5 p.m. Thursday, a maroon Honda Element was traveling southbound on Highway 15 and had its turn signal on.


Fairbury's York, Norris' Meyer fall in semis

Fairbury's Ace York and Norris' Dylan Meyer both came up short in their semifinal matches Friday night at the NSAA State Wrestling Championships. York lost his semifinal match in the Class B 170-pound division. He lost a 10-2 major decision to Waverly's Evan Canoyer, who came into the match with a 5


Light snowfall could begin Saturday afternoon into Sunday; heaviest snow to hit southeast Nebraska

Another round of light snow may be on the horizon Saturday after the dusting Omaha received Friday evening. Late Friday, Eppley Airfield had recorded just a trace amount of snow, according the National Weather Service Office in Valley.


4 more financially troubled nursing homes in Nebraska likely to close

SIDNEY, Neb. — Officials say four more of the 21 nursing homes and assisted living centers under state control are expected to close. The state placed the 21 facilities in receivership last March, to be managed by Klaasmeyer & Associates. The state took the action after the homes’ owner, Cottonwood


Flu blamed for deaths of child, sheriff's deputy; activity has peaked in Lincoln and Nebraska

Though flu activity peaked about seven weeks ago, Lincoln and Nebraska are still in the midst of the winter flu season. People continue to go to the hospital. In fact, 161 people were admitted to Lincoln hospitals for the week ending Feb. 9 for flu-related illness, or 18.1 percent of Lincoln hospita


Moses and Baptista reach finals, Fairbury, Thayer Central, Beatrice with multiple medalists

Fillmore Central’s Riley Moses (C285) and Friend’s Edwen Baptista (D182) will both wrestle for championships at the NSAA state wrestling tournament at the CHI Health Center Omaha.


Elmwood native inducted into Nebraska Aviation Hall of Fame

Elmwood native Grace “Betty” Clements, who served in the World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), was inducted into the Nebraska Aviation Hall of Fame Jan. 24 in Kearney, Nebraska. Clements was one of five inductees.


Fairbury eliminated in subdistrict by Syracuse Wednesday

NEBRASKA CITY, NE – The No. 2 seed Syracuse Rockets (16-8) knocked off No. 3 seed Fairbury, 44-32 in the Class C1-1 subdistrict semifinals at Lourdes Central Catholic on Wednesday night.


Our university: Nebraska’s future depends on the steps we take today

Last week, my community celebrated the 100th annual meeting of the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce — a great partner in growing our state’s workforce and quality of life. I was struck by the keynote speech by my friend Michael Yanney, a Kearney native who’s now an Omaha philanthropist accomplishing


Snow falling in parts of central, eastern Nebraska, but Omaha expected to get barely one inch

The Omaha area is expected to get less than an inch of snow on Friday, but other parts of eastern Nebraska and central Nebraska are expecting more significant snowfall. The National Weather Service predicts that Beatrice, Hebron and Falls City will receive 3 to 4 inches, Lincoln and Nebraska City 2


Jefferson, Gage County law enforcement arrest Fairbury man on drug charges after search warrant

FAIRBURY, NE – Early Tuesday morning, the Jefferson County Sheriffs Office executed a search warrant at 1007 5th Street in Fairbury. Information had been gathered by law enforcement in both Gage and Jefferson Counties on a residence that had illegal drugs in it. With the cooperation of the Gage Coun


Winter Getting Long, For City Street Crews

BEATRICE – If a weekend is at hand, it must be time for more snow……or so it seems. The Beatrice area was expected to receive three to five inches of snow in this latest system…adding to a winter that Beatrice Street Superintendent Jason Moore says has been a busy one for snow crews.


Editorial: Global meat demand is growing, providing opportunities for Nebraska producers

Cattle are a big business indeed in Nebraska. Annual sales of Nebraska’s beef industry top $6 billion, with an estimated total economic impact of $12.1 billion. Nebraska — whose license plates once boasted the phrase “The Beef State” — has almost 23 million acres of rangeland and pastureland, with m


UPDATE: Flu still spreading in Nebraska

Since September, there have been more than 10,200 flu cases in Nebraska and 51 flu–related deaths. Among the most recent: a child and a Douglas County Sheriff's deputy. But Kathy Hartmann of Seward Channel 8 about her own brush with death six years ago because of the flu. It had attacked her heart.


Fifth case of AFM confirmed in Nebraska

A fifth confirmed case of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a condition that causes muscle weakness, was reported to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The child, in the Douglas County Health Department jurisdiction, was hospitalized and later released.


2 more arrested as part of drug investigation

Two more men were arrested as part of an investigation by Beatrice police into drug distribution. Joshua R. Leseberg, 30, was arrested and charged with distribution of a controlled substance near a school following the investigation.


Ready or not, here they come: Central Nebraska preparing for Crane migration spectacle with events, speakers

KEARNEY — Sandhill cranes have made a mid-Central Flyway stop in the Platte River’s Big Bend reach every spring migration season for millions of years. So one of the Earth’s great migration spectacles isn’t new.


Humanities Nebraska Speaker to be at Chimney Rock Sunday

BAYARD — Humanities Nebraska speaker Jeff Barnes will be at Chimney Rock National Historical Site on Feb. 17 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. to give a presentation on military forts in Nebraska. Nebraska’s forts were among the first, last and most important on the Great Plains, built to promote trade to protect


Two bills aimed to tackle school resource officers in Nebraska schools

At the state legislature, there are two bills that were introduced from Senator Patty Pansing Brooks and Sen. Ernie Chambers. In the bill Ernie Chambers introduced he is asking to take out school resource officers from any Nebraska schools because according to a statement from him, it causes a pathw


York, Arnold come up short in state semifinals

Beatrice's Tanner York and Drew Arnold came up short in their state semifinal matches Friday night. York and Arnold were just one win away from wrestling in Saturday's championship round, but York fell in his semifinal match by an 18-2 tech fall while Arnold narrowly lost a 3-2 decision.