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Listening sessions Dec. 17 concerning HPS executive search
Consultants with the search firm McPherson & Jacobson LLC are giving community members a chance to sound off on the next superintendent of Hastings Public Schools Dec. 17. In November, longtime HPS superintendent Craig Kautz announced that he would be retiring effective June 30, 2019.
Three city council members take leave, three take oath
Hastings City Council Vice President Phil Odom teared up as he tried to offer his last council communication Monday evening at the City Building. “At my house, we talk politics all the time,” he said. “My parents taught us to be involved and to give back.”
Council turns thumb down on liquor license
The Hastings City Council recommended denial of a liquor license to Bourbon Jack’s Honkytonk Bar, 212 W. Second St., during its regular meeting on Monday. Hastings Police Chief Adam Story that the business has shown a pattern of past conduct that prevents him from being able to recommend approving t
Hastings, Kearney men vie for District Court judge
In appointing a new District Court judge for the Ninth Judicial District, Gov. Pete Ricketts will choose between Andrew C. Butler of Hastings and Ryan C. Carson of Kearney. The Ninth Judicial District consists of Buffalo and Hall counties. The Judicial Nominating Commission for the District Court, N
Police looking for Juniata armed-robbery suspect
JUNIATA, Neb. — Police are looking for a suspect after an armed robbery Wednesday night in Juniata. The Adams County Sheriff's Department said they responded to a call from Casey's General Store at 8:56 p.m. after employees said they had just been robbed.
‘Nuncrackers’ a suite Christmas treat
The nuns of Mount Saint Helen’s school are back to stir up Christmas spirit as only they know how in the hilarious holiday installment of the Nunsense series, “Nuncrackers — the Nunsense Christmas Musical,” presented onstage by Hastings Community Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13-15 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday
Hastings Museum leads Tri-City Food Fight
Despite a big boost from students at Grand Island Senior High, Stuhr Museum still trails Hastings Museum in the 2018 Tri-City Food Fight. As of Tuesday, Hastings Museum had collected 2,997 pounds of food, Stuhr comes in second with 2,143, and the Archway in Kearney has brought in 1,376 pounds of foo
Truck drivers in high demand
HASTINGS, Neb. — NTV News took a look into one job on the road. When you're driving, it might seem like you see hundreds of semi or commercial trucks around you, but truck drivers are actually in demand.
AC board approves bus barn contract, pays tribute to Kort
The Adams Central Board of Education approved the bid for a new project and said farewell to a longtime board member Monday. With the consolidation of all elementary operations to a single site, the district lost some previous storage facilities for vehicles and lawn equipment. It was with that in m
Hastings man inducted into National 4-H Hall of Fame
Keith Martikainen has spent almost his entire life in or around 4-H. “I could recite the 4-H pledge before I could spell Martikainen,” he said. Martikainen, who spent more than 25 years working in university extension work, including 13 years in Nebraska, was honored recently as one of the latest in
Daily Record for Tuesday, Dec. 11
PENAS — To Brady and Alysha (Cline) Penas of Grand Island, a son born Dec. 5, 2018, at CHI Health St. Francis. Grandparents are Darrell and Pam Penas and Vern and Karen Cline, all of Grand Island. Great-grandparents are Norma Kehm and Marian Penas, both of Grand Island, Joan Kriha of Ravenna and Dor
Santa, crafts help foster Christmas spirit
Eight-year-old Sylo Fitzgerald of Hastings blocked out the sights and sounds around the Hastings Museum as he focused on his task. He wanted to use a paper sack, straws, pipe cleaners and tape to make the tallest Christmas tree possible. As he worked, he tested new ideas to see if he could make it t
Hastings College to include books as part of tuition
HASTINGS, Neb. — Cash-strapped college students and parents can breathe a sigh of relief after officials with Hastings College made an announcement that they will provide all required textbooks as part of tuition.
Buying a tree at Pine Patch Tree Farm involves fresh air and exercise
HASTINGS — If you want to cut your own Christmas tree, you can head to the Pine Patch Tree Farm in Hastings. And if you want one that smells most like a Christmas tree, choose a Fraser fir.
Hastings College dean tells of arts center’s impact
Grand Island Rotarians learned about the Jackson Dinsdale Arts Center at Hastings College during a presentation Tuesday. At the noon Rotary meeting, Chris Hochstetler, Hastings College dean of creativity and innovation, talked about the arts center and its mission. He called the 25,000-square-foot f
Two Traffic Stops In Nebraska Lead To Large Drug Busts
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - Two traffic stops on Interstate 80 near Grand Island, Nebraska, led troopers to seize more than 100 pounds of marijuana as well as cocaine, psilocybin, mushrooms and a handgun.
Kearney police officer witnesses a birth Tuesday after responding to a medical call
KEARNEY — There’s no such thing as a routine call for police. Kearney Police Department officer Ryan Chramosta can attest to that after responding to a medical call Tuesday morning in which he witnessing a birth.
Renewable energy now key component of development
As officials from the city of Hastings have discussed a community solar project to diversify the local energy generation profile, one of the considerations most often talked about is how renewables may enhance economic development prospects.
Man convicted of motor vehicle homicide in death of pedestrian on I-80
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — State prosecutors will recommend probation for a man convicted of fatally hitting a pedestrian with his vehicle on Interstate 80. Court documents say Victor Genetti, 29, of Sugar Creek, Mo., pleaded no contest to motor vehicle homicide in the death of a 26-year-old North Carolin
18-year-old allegedly concealed marijuana grinder in his pants
An 18-year-old Grand Island man arrested Monday on a traffic stop had a marijuana grinder concealed in the groin area of his pants, according to Grand Island police. The transparent container contained what was believed to be methamphetamine and marijuana. Rigo Torres-Morales was the driver of a whi