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Kearney man killed in rollover crash
A 32-year-old Kearney man has died after his vehicle lost control and rolled early Saturday morning. According to the Buffalo County Sheriff's Office, the fatal crash occurred on 39th St near the intersection of Antelope Ave, east of Kearney. Police believe the accident occurred during the early mor
McDelivery on Uber Eats Expands to Kearney and Grand Island
GRANS ISLAND – Whether they are home, at the office, or somewhere in between, more McDonald’s customers in Nebraska can now enjoy their favorite burgers, fries, beverages and desserts delivered right to them through Uber Eats. McDonald’s is now expanding the service to include restaurants in Kearney
Daily record for Saturday, Oct. 20
— Thursday at 12th and Locust, Dilson Villatoro was stopped for failure to signal a turn. Villatoro, 34, was charged with possession of 140 or more grams of methamphetamine and two counts of carrying a concealed weapon, first offense. Preliminary hearing set for 3:30 p.m. Dec. 11.
Water release planned today from Lake McConaughy
Current target flows are 1,800 cubic feet per second at Grand Island. Environmental account releases will continue through early to mid-November, when whooping cranes leave the region.
G.I. police officer promoted to sergeant
Jeremy Gildersleeve, a Grand Island police officer for almost 12 years, has been promoted to sergeant.
DHHS building in Grand Island has many shortcomings
I would like to thank the Independent editorial board for their opinion article, “Is DHHS building a money pit?” on Oct. 9. The answer is “yes.” This building is out of good repair, and does not meet the needs of the office any longer. There is only room when you walk in the front door for two to th
Grand Island talks Fate of Heartland Events Center
When the center was built by Fonner Park in 2006, a contract was written to say after the debt was paid off for the building, ownership would go to the city.
Jensen transitions into role at Doane-G.I.
The first few months of her role have been “a whirlwind,” Jensen said. However, she said she loves it.
Newcomer Ramirez takes on incumbent Nickerson in council race
The 30-year-old has lived in Grand Island for 10 years and has a degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting. That background, he said, could be helpful dealing with the city’s finances, which he thinks is the most pressing concern for Grand Island.
This is not time to build a Northwest Middle School
I am a 1975 graduate of Northwest High School. I am all for education and progress, however having grown up and helping on the family farm, I know how hard farmers work and don’t always get what they should in wages.
Humane Society says it will not become a ‘high-kill’ shelter
CNHS is not a “high-kill shelter” and has no future intentions of becoming a high kill shelter, the statement says. The goal of CNHS and its board is to complete the nonprofit’s mission: “The purpose of the Central Nebraska Humane Society is to promote the adoption of rescued, abandoned, abused or n
G.I. citizens have to live with limited funds; city should, too
Taxpayer rebuttal: Necessities have to come first in a city budget. Funds for routine checks and repairs of infrastructure should be an anticipated part of every year’s city budget. Obviously not in Mayor Jensen’s budget. There are vast amounts of dollars being poured into Fonner Park, veterans home
Daily record for Friday, Oct. 19
— Hank C. Rowbal Sr., 37, Grand Island, was arrested Wednesday evening at 111 E. Fourth St. Police say he was passed out behind the wheel of his truck in a parking lot. As officers attempted to place him into custody, police say, he began pulling away from them and he refused to submit to testing. H
From Hastings to L.A.: HHS alum making her mark
After earning a business administration degree from the University of Kansas in 2000, Hastings native Erica Olsen was sure she had it all figured out in terms of her future career.But after five months of helping her father, Jorn Olsen, build an e-commerce website for the Dutton-Lainson Co. family b
Grand Island teens arrested in North Platte homicide
Incoming Police Chief Daniel Hudson, right, speaks at a press conference Monday at the North Platte Police station in North Platte.Tammy Bain / The North Platte Telegraph
Winter forecast: ‘Below average temperatures’ unlikely
After dodging a drought bullet in September and October, Nebraskans can expect a slightly warmer winter in the coming months, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a webinar from its home base in College Park, Maryland, Thursday morning.Mike Halpert, deputy director at NOAA, le
Doughnuts delivered to the door
Most of the recipients were pleased to accept the gifts. One woman said, “Thanks. You made my morning, hon.”
Entrepreneur has plan for old Village Inn
Upon completion of renovations, the company will relocate its clinic and other operations to the facility and plans to expand over the course of two years and add about nine jobs, doubling its workforce.
Hall County receives $40,000 dividend
Hall County has received a $40,224 membership dividend from the Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Association, the county’s property, liability and workers’ compensation coverage and risk management services provider.
G.I. attorneys, police helped with North Platte murder investigation
“And that led us to talk with another defense attorney in town,” Klein said. The investigator visited with one of that attorney’s clients, “who also had information about the murder.”