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Two North Platte teenagers light up the town and put it to music for a great cause!
North Platte, NEB — Have you ever been so bored you decided to spend three weeks setting up a Christmas light display?. This is exactly what happened with two North Platte teenagers.
County commissioners approve sports tourism group, talk restroom renovation
On Monday, Lincoln County commissioners approved hiring Jon Schmieder and the Huddle Up Group to work with the North Platte/Lincoln County Visitors Bureau on a sports tourism strategic plan, as recommended by the bureau’s advisory board.
MPCC board to pay bills, hear reports Wednesday
The Mid-Plains Community College Board of Governors will pay a few bills and hear reports at its regular meeting Wednesday. No other action items are scheduled for the meeting.
Judge allows psychiatric and mental competency tests in murder case
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The attorney for a Grand Island teenager, accused of killing a North Platte man, wants a psychiatric evaluation for Jesus Martinez. Stephen Potter also wants a competency test.
Today's editorial: Hotel Pawnee absolutely in need of repair
The Hotel Pawnee, once North Platte’s downtown jewel, turns 90 years old in 2019. Let’s make it the year that North Platte puts it firmly on the road to resurrection. Many pieces of an estimated $8 million renovation puzzle still must be put together, starting with payoffs to the scattered parties h
Man shot Sunday is arrested on multiple warrants
Lincoln County sheriff’s deputies have arrested on multiple warrents a man who was shot last weekend. The arrest warrants charge Anthony Bennett, 42, with use of a firearm to commit a felony, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, possession of a stolen firearm and terroristic threats.
Letter to the Editor: He’s thankful for opportunities to help
I would like to thank the North Platte Kiwanis Club and Jim Catterson for letting me help with the Nebraskaland Days Antique Car Show every year in June, and I plan on helping again.
College news, Dec. 16
LINCOLN — Taylor JoAnn Johnson of North Platte is among nine University of Nebraska-Lincoln students who will be recognized as Chancellor’s Scholars during the undergraduate commencement ceremony Saturday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Sutherland Bridge reaches top of state priority list
The 103-year-old Sutherland Bridge over the North Platte River has moved to the top of a list of bridge construction priorities kept by the Nebraska Department of Transportation.
Wells Fargo teams with Habitat on volunteer grant
The North Platte Area Habitat for Humanity received two $15,000 Wells Fargo Team Member Volunteer Program grants in 2018 to support efforts to provide safe and affordable homes in the community.
Council to elect president as last act of 2018
After disposing of a routine regular agenda, North Platte City Council members Tuesday will elect their 2019 council president as their last major act of 2018. The meeting, the last for departing Ward 2 Councilman Brook Baker before he moves outside city limits, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the council ch
Nebraska volleyball team finishes season ranked in the top 5 for 12th time in last 20 years
During the final three weeks of the season, the Nebraska volleyball team moved from sixth to second in the AVCA rankings. The final rankings were released on Monday afternoon, with Nebraska ranked No. 2. The Huskers lost to Stanford in five sets in the national championship match on Saturday in Minn
Halls Electric to take over former bar
A rollerskating rink, a country-western bar with a dance floor, a venue for live shows, the last bar-hop of the night and soon, an electrical company. In 2019, what was once Sculley’s Shooters bar will become Halls Electric & Services. The space is located at 2221 E. Fourth St.
Sunday College: The solution for busy schedules
Classes at Mid-Plains Community College are designed with student convenience in mind, and Sunday College is the perfect example. Sunday College allows students to complete general education requirements in just eight weeks. Students can skip weekday time in the classroom by sitting in on classes on
Veerbeek shines off bench in Nebraska victory
LINCOLN | Taylor Kissinger led five Huskers in double figures with 18 points, as Nebraska displayed a prolific offense for 40 minutes in a 96-71 women's basketball win over visiting Denver on Saturday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Eagles are making their way through Nebraska
I was out along the Platte recently with my muzzleloader and noticed quite a few geese moving up and down the river. About an hour after one large group of geese passed over me, I spotted a bald eagle following the same route.
Visitors bureau offers Agri/Eco Tourism workshop scholarship
Each year the Nebraska Tourism Commission hosts the Nebraska Agri/Eco-Tourism Workshop to help rural entrepreneurs learn how to get the most out of their land, gain the latest industry knowledge, hear fresh marketing ideas, find greater financial opportunities and network with potential partners.
Nebraska trying desperately to stop top recruit from heading to Alabama
When Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide are coming after a player, you know he’s good. When you’re the coach of a rival team, though, having Saban in the mix is terrifying.
The Public Pulse: Relax Nebraska hunting, fishing rules; What will Democrats do?; Seniors need housing help
The Nebraska fishing and hunting game laws are too many and too restrictive. No wonder people go to other states to fish and hunt. The hunter education requirements for those 12 to 29 years old are an insult to active military personnel and former ones. They are well-trained in weaponry, safety and
Nebraska to offer multispecies hunting permits next month
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will accept applications for certain multispecies hunting permits starting Jan. 2. The Super Tag lottery permit will be valid for one elk of either sex, one antelope of either sex, one deer of either sex and two turkeys. Only toms and beard