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Area food pantry short on produce
A decline in donations paired with a rise in demand has led to a food shortage at North Platte’s Salvation Army. Because of the shortage, the staff is including donated produce in the regular day-to-day allotments, leading to the temporary suspension of Friday fresh-produce giveaways.Will Stone / Th
How do mosquitoes find us?
Well, mosquitoes have been around for about 30 million years and have honed their skills for finding something to eat, mainly blood, to a high level. Mosquitoes use their skills to find us in three primary ways:
FEMA offers $289,350 to reconstruct South River Road
NORTH PLATTE, Neb.--The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says that the organization will help pay up to $289,350 to reconstruct South River Road south of where it once stood. FEMA says that this plan makes the least impact on the river.However, FEMA will not pay to stabilize the bank, desp
FEMA has money; commissioners have questions
Part of South River Road is still missing, having been washed out during the flood of 2015. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has offered to pay up to $289,350 for reconstruction of the road, but will not pay for river bank stabilization, County Highway Superintendent Carla O’Dell told Lincoln
Cruisers raise funds to help Conner
After 76 motorcycles with an estimated 150 participants finished the Cruising for Connor poker run and auction Saturday, organizers said a little more than $8,000 was raised for research for the rare disease, Bardet Biedl Syndrome.
North Platte man two years after being paralyzed from The West Nile Virus
NORTH PLATTE, Neb.-As of July 10th 2018, a total of 30 states have reported West Nile Virus infections. For one north Platte man, The West Nile Virus has changed his life.Milton Barnes was bit by a mosquito two years ago this week. Four weeks after being bit, he developed flu like symptoms that turn
Sloppy decision earns former sheriff seven months jail sentence
Former Sedgwick County Sheriff Tom Hanna was sentenced on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy photo)Mister (Tom) Hanna, as Judge Michael Singer referred to him in open court on Wednesday morning at the Logan County Justice Center, sentenced the one time sheriff of Sedgwick County to a seven month work rele
Families, fish, fun rule the day
Buy NowPresley Hamilton, 6, isn’t being dramatic — she really is tied into a big Lake Maloney carp Saturday afternoon at Carp-O-Rama. Backing up his diminutive daughter in the epic struggle is her dad, Josh Hamilton. Brother, Brooks, looks on. The Hamilton family lives in Columbus.Steve Moseley / BH
You should always be your top priority
Some friends, I haven’t seen since graduation and I can’t wait to hear their life story. I want to ask lots of obvious questions: What did you do after graduation? Did you go to college? Did you marry? Do you have kids? What did you do for a living? Where will I begin? I want to hear all the details
Summer theatre program teaches students life skills
"I believe that the performing arts teaches kids life skills that they will use throughout their life," said Carlson. "Maybe they only do one show, but it is my belief that in that one show they'll gain an understanding of teamwork, they'll gain an understanding of working with people that you don't
Cruise Night was first step, organizer says
The first annual North Platte Cruise night (and day) brought more than 1,000 people to town, organizers Rob Cappa said.
Saving lives and funding education
HERSHEY, Neb.Hershey High School senior Payne Dewey partnered with the American Red Cross to save lives and earn scholarship money for school.Dewey says the Hershey High School's National Honor Society's senior class members have made it a tradition to participate in the American Red Cross scholarsh
Focus: Weideman preparing for annual county fair
Buy NowMatt Weideman, 17, of North Platte opens his rabbit hutch outside his house. Along with rabbits, Weideman has shown chickens, goats and hogs for the past four years.Will Stone / The North Platte Telegraph
Greased lightning hits North Platte
NORTH PLATTE, Neb.It's possible you might have seen your favorite cars driving around North Platte today.Hundreds of participants were boasting their prized vehicles at Platte River Cruise Night.The President of the Platte River Cruise Night Rob Cappa says he's tired of seeing businesses close or le
North Platte woman killed in crash just west of Lincoln
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Police say a North Platte woman has been killed in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 just west of Lincoln.TheLincoln Journal Star reportsthe crash happened Friday evening when a sport utility vehicle went out of control while trying to pass a semitrailer and hit a guardrail b
One killed in rollover crash on I-80 Friday night
Nebraska State Patrol said a Chevy Trailblazer was attempting to pass a semi when it crossed both lanes, hit a guardrail, rolled, and ended up in a ditch underneath an overpass.
About 485 set to showcase animals at fair
Around 485 kids are slated to showcase their animals at the 2018 Lincoln County Fair, according to Brenda Aufdenkamp, area 4-H director at the Nebraska Extension Office in North Platte.
NATO nations need to pay up
Having family in North Platte, I read the article in the North Platte Telegraph “No shove, but Trump body language speaks to frosty relations” (July 11). The article pertained to President Donald Trump’s visit to the NATO. summit of heads-of-state of member countries. I fully applaud President Trump
City Council to decide water, sewer bids
Beveridge Inc. of North Platte was the lowest of three bidders to extend water and sewer service to an area between the D&N and Iron Horse Lake south of Interstate 80, according to supporting documents attached to the council agenda. City staff will recommend that the council accept Beveridge’s $476