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Supermarket began as a dream

GERING – Seven years ago, Ben and Kerri Dishman arrived in Gering from Ogallala with their two young children and not knowing a single person. Ben was chasing a dream to open his own grocery store – and it became a big success.


Nebraska State Patrol troopers find 399 pounds of marijuana in traffic stops, officials say

Two different traffic stops by the Nebraska State Patrol resulted in the troopers finding and seizing nearly 400 pounds of marijuana on Monday, officials said. Two arrests were made in the multiple traffic stops, according to officials.


Interstate 80 closing at Ogallala Thursday morning

North Platte With the predicted blizzard moving into Nebraska, the. Nebraska Department of Transportation will be closing westbound I-80 at Ogallala at 10:00 a.m. MDT or 11:00 a.m. CDT.


Back in business after the flood in Valley, Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — In Valley, roads are cut off, homes and buildings are underwater, fields are flooded. People throughout Western Douglas County are still dealing with the aftermath of the flood.


Ogallala breaks ground for new library

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - A quick thunderstorm couldn't stop residents of Ogallala from gathering for a groundbreaking ceremony they'd been fundraising towards for years. "We were hit with some fun weather but we still got the ground moved, we still had the golden shovels, and we still hit it off


Nebraska Lottery says someone won $25K a year for life

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Lottery says someone who bought a Lucky for Life lottery ticket has won $25,000 a year for life. The lottery says the ticket was sold at the Peoples Service of Spalding in the Greeley County community of Spalding. It matched the numbers on five white balls in Monday


The Chokecherry Capital of Nebraska

Many towns are known as the capital of something! It turns out, Sargent is the "Chokecherry Capital" of Nebraska. Janie Weverka says Sargent got the name around 1990. She says she managed a business back in 1989 called "Janie's Place." At the time, she belonged to the Chamber of Commerce, and was pr


Nebraska eligible for portion of $13.45B disaster relief fund for flooding

Nebraska is eligible for a portion of emergency funds included in a disaster relief bill passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday. The measure provides $13.45 billion in supplemental funding for states and territories recently ravaged by tornadoes, flooding, hurricanes, wildfires, ea


North Platte boys golf invitational results

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - North Platte boys golf hosted ten schools at River's Edge for an invitational on Friday. The event was an 18-hole, shotgun start invite, here are the results:


District Speech Champion title goes to Perkins County

The meet, originally scheduled for March 15, was moved to Saturday due to weather, putting a damper on PC prom plans. Fourteen events made it to finals, with eight qualifying for state.


Home meet first for Plainsmen

This year’s track season kicks off tomorrow, Thursday, March 21 with the Plainsmen’s pre-season meet on the E. Lee Todd track in Grant. Head Coach Shayne Hite has 28 boys and 19 girls out this season, with 10 meets scheduled before districts. Hite is assisted by Dean Friedel, Paula Wurst and Ryan Bo


How area is helping, how you can help

A group from Perkins County traveled east last weekend to assist in flood efforts. Hosmer Doolittle of Madrid said district coordinators of their church volunteer relief aid program, Christian Disaster Relief (CDR), went to see the extent of the damage and then sent out a call to the closest Mennoni


Plainsmen golf team nine strong for 2019 season

An extra harsh winter and a late start at any form of spring weather has put a bit of a hinder on the ability of the 2019 Perkins County boys golf team, however, they are practicing when they can and looking ahead to their first invite, March 27 at Cambridge.


Here as a helping hand

It’s just possible, Michelle Whips says, that North Platte was spared by last week’s catastrophic statewide storm to help Nebraskans who weren’t. Some 200 donors from North Platte, Ogallala and beyond filled up most of a huge semitrailer truck with relief supplies Sunday. It’s the first of several t


Paxton businesses hold St. Paddy's fundraiser for flood victims

PAXTON, Neb. (KNOP) - With the devastation caused across the state by the recent flooding, the Paxton community has come together to help out on St. Patrick's Day. The creation of the fundraiser was spear-headed by Ole's Steakhouse.


Schrotberger participates in 10-day travel seminar

Nebraska LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) Program Fellow Tony Schrotberger of Grant returned home after participating in a 10-day national study/travel seminar conducted by the Nebraska LEAD program Feb. 6-15.


All wind and no bite

If one views this week’s astonishing Great Plains storm as a hurricane’s winter equivalent, Nebraska’s Platte River forks Thursday sat squarely in its eye. While blizzards raged to the west and north and catastrophic flooding inundated lands to the east, the 50-mile stretch between North Platte and


Local hotels prepare for winter storm

North Platte Hotels in North Platte began to fill up quickly after Ogallala closed the interstate at 10 am Wednesday. Tru by Hilton is one of fourteen hotels and motels that have been in communication with the North Platte Lincoln County Visitors Bureau, the Nebraska Department of Transportation and


Free summer camp for Perkins County youth

Sullivan Hills Camp near Lodgepole is in its 22nd year, and for the first time, Perkins County youth will be able to attend for free. Donors have subsidized the entire cost of camp this year to make sure every child has the opportunity to attend.


Winter season going out with a bang

Spring is expected to arrive next week with temps in the low 50s, but not before a large farewell statement from its predecessor. On Tuesday, March 12, National Weather Service North Platte Meteorologist Nathan Jurgensen said Perkins County was right on the edge of an intense storm system that will