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Phelps County Sheriff's Office putting emphasis on drunk driving with $2,000 grant
HOLDREGE — December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month and the Phelps County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a grant for $2,000. The “You Drink & Drive. You Lose.” grant was awarded by the Nebraska Department of Highway Safety. This money will be used by Phelps County for the d
Eagle viewing starts Dec. 22 at Central Platte's J-2 plant
HOLDREGE — Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District again will provide eagle watching opportunities to the public this winter. The regular viewing season will begin at Central’s J-2 Hydroplant south of Lexington on Dec. 22. The plant is near the intersection of county roads 749 and 750.
Alcohol inspections held in Phelps County
During the evening hours of Friday, investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol conducted alcohol inspections in Phelps County. The operation was made possible thanks in part to a grant from Region 3 Behavioral Health Services.
Thorell Christmas display lights up their farm site between Loomis and Holdrege
Phelps County, NEB — It is a little bit brighter between Loomis and Holdrege after dark these days. Each year the Scott Thorell family keeps adding more and more lights to their outdoor display.
Kearney County irrigators in Grant Township now required by TBNRD to install flowmeters
HOLDREGE — Eastern Kearney County’s Grant Township was designated Tuesday by the Tri-Basin Natural Resources District for phase two groundwater quantity management. According to a Tri-Basin press release, the township was moved to phase two of the district’s groundwater quantity management rules bec
Central Catholic takes down Lincoln Christian
In a grind it out type of game, the Grand Island Central Catholic boy’s basketball team was able to grab the lead in the fourth quarter and hold on for 58-52 victory over Lincoln Christian Friday night at GICC.
Swede Girls, Duster Boys Impressive In Wins
The Gothenburg Girls hit 43% of their shots on the way to scoring 56 points and winning their third game of the season with a 56-47 win Friday night over Holdrege. The Duster Boys got their first win of the year by blowing out the Swedes 63-33.
Police in Kearney, across the state find nothing suspicious after rash of bomb threats
Law enforcement officials in Nebraska and across the country found no suspicious items after reports of emailed threats Thursday. The Nebraska State Patrol said it and other law enforcement agencies across the state responded to bomb threats and have not found any devices.
Trial date set for Melroy's one of two sex assault cases
KEARNEY — A tentative trial date has been set in Buffalo County Court for a Kearney man accused of misdemeanor third-degree sexual assault. Prestin Melroy, 19, has pleaded not guilty to the charge in the Nov. 4 incident. The charge alleges sexual contact.
Thanks for aiding my team
On Nov. 6 my eighth-grade Walnut Lady Wildcats were involved in a bus accident in Kearney on east 56th Street, just south of Anytime Fitness. The impact of the crash was serious enough that the Kearney EMTs and police were on the scene in what seemed like seconds.
Mike Foley to speak in Holdrege and Kearney Tuesday
LINCOLN — Lt. Gov. Mike Foley will be in Holdrege and Kearney Tuesday to participate in a pair of meetings where the focus will be economic development. At 11:45 a.m., Foley will speak during the South Platte United Chamber of Commerce legislative luncheon. The event is planned at JB’s Sports Bar an
Lower Republican irrigators average less than 5 inches per acre in 2018
ALMA — Lower Republican Natural Resources District irrigators used an average of less than 5 inches of water per acre during the 2018 growing season. According to information in a staff report prepared by General Manager Tod Siel and Assistant General Manager Scott Dicke for Thursday’s LRNRD board m
Kearney radio station received hoax email bomb threat
KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) A Kearney radio station Thursday was among the numerous businesses around the country which were victims of an apparent hoax email bomb threat. Kearney police say radio station KGFW reported the threat about mid-afternoon. Captain Mike Kirkwood told Local4 that police officers c
Nebraska lawmakers launch push for medical marijuana
Two Nebraska state senators will lead a newly formed campaign committee, Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws, for the purpose of running a 2020 ballot initiative to reform marijuana laws in Nebraska.
Molenaar nets two goals in Storm win over Lincoln
KEARNEY — Winger Joe Molenaar carried the Tri-City Storm offense on Thursday. The first-year USHL player scored twice – including the go-ahead goal – and added a secondary assist to guide the Storm past the Lincoln Stars, 5-3, in front of 1,355 fans at the Viaero Center.
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
Two names forwarded to Ricketts for judgeship
LINCOLN — Two names have been forwarded to Gov. Pete Ricketts for his consideration for a vacant district judgeship in Buffalo and Hall counties. Ryan C. Carson of Kearney and Andrew C. Butler of Hastings have been sent to Ricketts for him to decide who will fill the Ninth Judicial District seat, wh
Kearney among cities getting greenscape funding
From Hershey to Bellevue, Lincoln to Ponca, community landscapes across Nebraska, including one in Kearney, are getting a financial boost from the Greener Towns program. Greener Towns was created to help Nebraska communities improve their green infrastructure for pollinator habitat, stormwater manag
Nebraska Lawmakers Form Committee To Put Legal Marijuana Before Voters In 2020
Legal marijuana could be on the horizon for Nebraska in 2020. While medical cannabis will be the primary focus of a new committee formed by two state lawmakers, they will also explore putting adult-use legalization on the ballot.
Senators look forward to 2019 session
HOLDREGE, Neb. — Taxes, workforce and economic development were the hot topics at Tuesdays South Platte United Chambers of Commerce meeting in Holdrege as current and former senators spoke to those present about their concerns.