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FFA presidency a ‘whirlwind’ year

It has been a whirlwind year and Nebraska’s FFA president notes she probably won’t be able to catch her breath until it is all over. Amanda Most was chosen from 12 finalists for state officer last April at State FFA convention.


Winter Storm Warning issued for eastern Nebraska

VALLEY – Another winter storm is expected to hit Nebraska. Tuesday morning the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for much of eastern Nebraska through Wednesday at 9 a.m.


Couple married over 60 years share their secrets

OGALLALA, Neb. (KNOP) - With the spirit of Valentines Day in the air and love the topic of conversation, many could wonder what it takes to stay in love. A married couple near Ogallala had some answers.


Self-defense: When is it legal to use weapons in Nebraska while protecting yourself

OMAHA, Neb. (FOX42KPTM) -- It can happen in seconds and if it does, your only thought is likely trying to stay alive. If it ever comes down to pulling the trigger, what if you have to use a firearm to stop the threat?


Ogallala City Council OKs bid for new library

After years of dreaming and trying, Ogallala will have an all-new library by year’s end. The City Council Tuesday night unanimously approved a bid for $2.139 million — roughly equal to the project’s current fundraising total — from Rogge General Contractors of Lincoln, City Manager Bruce Smith said


Girls subdistrict championship game results

D2-8 #1 Maywood-Hayes Center def. #2 Wauneta-Palisade.


Nebraska state troopers find 100 pounds of marijuana in 5 stops on I-80

GRAND ISLAND (AP) — Nebraska troopers seized about 100 pounds of marijuana and arrested several people in five traffic stops in less than 24 hours on Interstate 80. The Nebraska State Patrol said in a press release last week that the first stop occurred Tuesday afternoon and the last was Wednesday m


District Court: Ogallala man convicted of Sutherland burglary

Brent McEntee, who stole a welder from the backyard of a home in Sutherland in September, was convicted of burglary Monday and sentenced to 364 days in jail. The sentence was handed down in Lincoln County District Court.


Troopers respond to close to 300 weather-related incidents in Nebraska

LINCOLN, NE (KTIV) – Nebraska State Patrol officials said troopers performed 216 motorist assists, responded to 43 crashes, and assisted outside agencies with 28 additional incidents.


Dreaming about the future in southwest Nebraska

From the Fox Theater, to the Kiplinger Arena, to the Senator George Norris State Historic Site, the city of McCook has much to offer. "There have been groups come through that say rural America is dying out," McCook Community Fund Coordinator Ronda Graff said. "We feel that it is sustainable, and th


Allen brings western insight to Lincoln

GERING — Cindi Allen could easily be lost in a large crowd. Of small stature, the slender farm wife from Keith County is just as much at home in blue jeans as in a trim suit. That is because before her current position as Nebraska assistant secretary of state, she traveled the world promoting Nebras


North Platte welcomes volleyball fans

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. North Platte hosted a club volleyball tournament on Sunday. Teams from Sydney, Ogallala, Lexington and other locations competed in the U-16 tournament. North Platte Volleyball Club's coach and tournament organizer Laura Miller says athletics are important for the youth.


One person killed in crash near Lewellen

LEWELLEN, Neb. A panhandle accident claims the life of a 48 year old Lewellen man. The Nebraska State Patrol responded to a fatal accident on County Road 44, about two miles south of Lewellen, around 1:10am on Saturday.


Friday Night Sports Hero: Kaden Schow

PAXTON, Neb. (KNOP) - Kaden Schow is a reliable player and leader on a Paxton team that has had a lot of success this season. "He's always my go to if we need to get the ball to somebody if we need a bucket. Defensively he hounds people, he's got an endless motor," said teammate Jordan Callihan.


Passenger dies in Nebraska Panhandle pickup crash

LEWELLEN, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a passenger was fatally injured when the pickup truck he was in crashed in the Nebraska Panhandle. The crash occurred around 1:10 a.m. Saturday, about 2 miles (3 kilometers) south of Lewellen in Garden County. The Nebraska State Patrol says the pickup was headed


Basketball: Lady Irish demolish Brady to win subdistrict

The North Platte St. Pat’s girls’ basketball team dominated Brady 58-24 on Thursday to win the D1-12 subdistrict in Ogallala. Next, the Lady Irish (23-1) will play Axtell (12-13) for the district championship on Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in Arapahoe.


Housing rehabilitation funding applications open Feb. 20

Southwest Nebraska Community Betterment (SWNCBC) has received funding through the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (NDED) to establish an Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program.


Wood and Perez to wrestle at state

Perkins County’s two senior wrestlers will return to Omaha this weekend for the NSAA State Wrestling Championships. Moving from Class D to Class C, Beau Wood took Class C4 District gold in the 195-pound division and Emilio Perez claimed the silver in the 285-pound division after two days of competit


Blood drive falls short of goal due to illness

The Elsie/Madrid Community Blood Drive that was held Friday, Feb. 8 fell two units short of their projected goal. Widespread illness was a key factor for the shortage. Lunch was provided and served by the Elsie Fire Department. Each donor was given a long-sleeved shirt from the American Red Cross.


PC Quiz Bowl takes second at opener

Perkins County went 4-2 to place second at the Perkins County High School Quiz Bowl Invite on Thursday, Feb. 7. PC Coach Deanne Bishop said the purpose of this early-season tournament to was to get a lot of practice time for their young team. Six of the 10 players are new to high school quiz bowl. E