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Fremont Police give Christmas gifts instead of tickets
On Wednesday, 50 lucky Fremont residents were fortunate enough to be pulled over by the Fremont Police Department for minor traffic violations. That’s because, as part of an annual Christmas event, Fremont Police Department officers surprised 50 motorists with a gift of $100 instead of a traffic tic
LifeHouse receives $10,000 grant
LifeHouse has received a $10,000 grant from the Fremont Area Community Foundation. The mission of the Fremont Area Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life in the Fremont area by connecting donor interests with community needs and serving as a leader and catalyst in the development of
Support group changes meeting date
The Nye Alzheimer’s Support Group will be meeting at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Nye Square, 650 W. 23rd St., in Fremont. This is in lieu of the fourth Wednesday which is Dec. 26.
Fremont Police play secret Santa for pedestrians
FREMONT, Neb. (KMTV) — Fremont Police officers were out pulling people over throughout the day Wednesday with a surprise from the officers, and it wasn't a ticket. The Fremont Police Department had officers handing out Christmas cards instead.
Man who robbed Fremont bank gets 11 years in prison
A Nebraska man who committed armed robbery at Fremont’s First State Bank last year was sentenced in federal court on Monday to 132 months -- or 11 years -- in prison. Warren Dwayne Vasser, 45, of Council Bluffs, IA, was arrested with two others on Nov. 15, 2017, in connection to an armed robbery at
Mayor blocks effort to fire Fremont city administrators
FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — The mayor of Fremont has blocked an effort to fire two top city employees, arguing that it violates Nebraska state law and city codes. The Fremont Tribune reports that City Council member Susan Jacobus submitted a resolution to terminate the contracts of City Administrator Brian
Boxing club to host State Silver Gloves
An annual event is returning to Fremont on Saturday afternoon. The Fremont Boxing Club will host the State Silver Gloves at 3 p.m. at the Fremont City Auditorium. "A lot of the people involved in this just call the (auditorium) home," said club representative Debie Mumm, who also serves as state dir
Fremont to continue paying Kris Kobach $10,000 a year to defend immigration ordinance
Fremont, Nebraska, will continue paying former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach at least $10,000 a year to defend its immigration ordinance, even though the last legal challenge to the rule ended in 2014.
EMA activated for missing man in Dodge County
The Nebraska State Patrol has activated an Endangered Missing Advisory for a 82-year-old man. Bob Bales, described as a white man, 5'10" and 160 pounds, was last seen near 15000 CR R in Dodge County at around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12. He had left a relative's house to return home near 190
Arrest made in 2017 death of southwestern Nebraska man
PLATTSMOUTH — State prosecutors say a man has been arrested in the death last year of a southwestern Nebraska man. The Nebraska Attorney General's Office says 42-year-old Darin Mason was arrested Wednesday on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit robbery. Mason is
Entertainment calendar for Dec. 14-20
Johnny Manhattan Orchestra, 7 p.m., DelRay Ballroom, 817 R St., Lincoln’s Haymarket. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. There is a $12 per person cover charge at the door. A short dance lesson will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is included in the cover charge.
Cocoa and Carols set for Dec. 19
When he talks about the Cocoa and Carols fundraiser, Mike Spies admits it provides a chance for fellowship. It’s an opportunity for folks to share some treats, hear a variety of Christmas music and benefit a ministry called, “The Banquet,” which provides free community meals on Thursday nights.
City Council to consider terminating employment of Newton, Wimer
The Fremont City Council will consider resolutions to terminate the employment of City Administrator Brian Newton and Assistant City Administrator Shane Wimer during its meeting on Tuesday.
Woman sentenced to three to four years
A Fremont woman was sentenced in Dodge County District Court on Monday to three to four years in prison for illegally selling morphine. Kristen E. Utterback, 37, had pleaded no contest to delivery of a controlled substance in October. The charge amounted to a Class IIA felony, which, under Nebraska
Parks and rec plans holiday activities for children, youth
It’s hard to have a holly, jolly Christmas if you’re bored and sitting at home. So the Fremont Parks and Recreation Department is planning some options for children and youth.
Bob Brown reflects on service
Bob Brown, 66, has always loved sports. For 38 years, he worked at Lou’s Sporting Goods. He played for years in a men’s slow pitch softball league. And when he was physically unable to keep playing, he moved to the administrative side, eventually becoming president of the Nebraska Amateur Softball A
Pearl Academy gets new playground equipment
On Tuesday afternoon, a group of children at Fremont’s Pearl Academy were eagerly waiting in the doorway, watching as workers installed new playground equipment outside. Fortunately, they wouldn’t have to wait long, said Pearl Academy owner, Myra Katherine Hale. She expected the playground equipment
Houser, Kucera shine at track classic
KEARNEY -- Several former area prep athletes propelled Midland University during the Charlie Foster Pre-Holiday Indoor Track Classic at Cushing Coliseum. Fremont High School graduate Nathan Houser was second in the weight throw with a season-best toss of 62-3 1/4. Teammate Reid Kirlin was third with
New FPS calendar parameters to end Wednesday early dismissals
The Fremont Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously during its Monday meeting to end weekly early dismissals, which occur every Wednesday to allot teachers an hour of professional development and collaboration.
20 Years After Shooting His Wife, Nebraska Man Known as 'Uncle JJ' Admits Killing His Parents, Niece
A Nebraska man convicted of killing his wife 20 years ago admitted on Monday to killing his parents and niece in a shooting last year. John Dalton Jr., 47, pleaded guilty on Monday to three counts of first-degree murder and four weapons charges in the slaying of 70-year-old John Dalton Sr., 65-year-