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Reported tornado touches down in Big Springs
Parts of Greater Nebraska experience an active afternoon in terms of weather on Sunday.Initial reports indicate that a reported tornado may have touched down in Big Springs in Deuel County, traveling into Keith County northeast along Interstate 80 past Lake McConaughy.Reports suggest the severe weat
Wheat and field pea variety trial plot tours scheduled
Stephen Baenziger, UNL wheat breeding specialists, speaks as the audience listens at a recent wheat plot variety tour at High Plains Ag Lab near Sidney.Courtesy Photo
Strong winds deliver blow to Big Springs
BIG SPRINGS, Neb.--A rural plot of land with a few small structures took the brunt of the force, completely removing the front and side brick wall of the structure. Other areas around Big Springs were affected in a minor way.
Sterling Community Fund Gala deemed a success
A large crowd was greeted with a champagne welcome, provided by the Sterling High School class of 1981. Guests enjoyed hors d'ouevres provided by 15 local restaurants and food providers, ranging from Italian and Mexican cuisine to pub food. A string quartet provided musical entertainment.
Landfill Fees to See Increase
City Manager Ed Sadler said the proposal changes the rate structure so that business and residential customers pay the same per-ton rate. In his memo to city council, Sadler said that rates have remained the same since 2013, “and rate revenue has stayed stable at $1,100,000 for that time frame.” He
Sterling, Logan County upcoming events - June 18 - June 20
Circle of Parents in Recovery Group— 5 to 6 p.m., 230 B-Broadway. Information: Office 970-526-6500, cell 970-518-3414,email@example.com. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.
World War II Veteran makes a visit to Sidney
SIDNEY, Neb. (KNEP) -One of America’s oldest World War II Veterans, is traveling across all 50 states, to give people an opportunity to meet one of the few WWII veterans left.99 year-old Sidney Walton made a stop in Nebraska this week for a chance to meet locals and the governor.“It’s a delightful t
Sterling Police Department arrests man for failure to register as sex offender
At 1:13 a.m. Christopher Salyers, 31, of Sterling, was arrested in the 1500 block of W. Main St. on charges of theft — $300 to $750 and obstruction of a peace officer and a warrant for failure to comply.
Logan County Sheriff's deputies respond to active trespasses - South Platte Sentinel
LOGAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICEJune 6At 12:31 a.m. Monte Rogers, 54, was arrested on the following charges: Driving under the influence. He was booked into the Logan County Jail.
Prongs of lightning sizzle over Nebraska’s summer sky
As we sink further into summer, we enter the peak time of the year for lightning strikes and stunning electric shows like this one. The photograph wascaptured near Bridgeport, Neb., last weekby Cory Reppenhagen,a meteorologistfor Denver’s NBC affiliate 9News.
Police arrest man for motor vehicle theft - South Platte Sentinel
STERLING POLICE DEPARTMENTJune 7At 10:29 p.m. Troy Allen Penfold, 44, of Sterling, was arrested in the 1500 block of Fillmore St. on charges of misdemeanor menacing, violation of a protection order and domestic violence.
A deep dive into some favorite songs
Did you know that the song "Midnight Train" to Georgia was inspired by something Farrah Fawcett said to a songwriter over the phone? How about that "London Calling" by The Clash is about global warming and a fear of drowning rather than politics?
Ron Nordyke: Taking Flight
Once a teacher, always a teacher. Ron Nordyke educated some of the youth that attended his gallery showing of "Taking Flight" at the Hippodrome Arts Theatre in Julesburg on May 31st. Nordyke is a retired art teacher from Chappell, NE. He stated that his art is all about building on the mistakes and
Ovid Sees a Reduction on Electric Bill
Members of the Ovid Town Board met on Tuesday night in regular session. Attending were Mayor Mike Sullivan, and Trustess Frank Hernandez, Jeff Pocock, Denis Cusimano, and Scott Heath.
Chautauqua Begins with Social Activities Tonight
WWI was chosen for this year’s Chautauqua, as the conflict happened 100 years ago. Chautauqua offers opportunities for audiences to come together to develop a fuller understanding of the lasting influences of the Great War. Among the impacts addressed as a part of Chautauqua are America’s changing r
North Sterling State Park fishermen catch some big cats
Ladies, do you have questions about our public range, or maybe some questions about range etiquette? Sterling TWAW (The Well Armed Woman) will be meeting June 16, from 9 to 11 a.Full Story
Teacher Programs Focus on Student Enrichment
Students change. Education expectations change. Therefore, teachers need more “tools” at their disposal, and several teachers this summer are working on just that.
Abandoned buildings catch on fire in Bridgeport
Bayard Rural Fire, Dalton Volunteer Fire Department, Gurley Fire Department, Bayard Rural Fire, Broadwater Rural Fire and Bridgeport Rural Fire responded to the scene.
Sterling Police Department arrests man for assault in the third degree
At 5:15 p.m. Michael Lee Flesch, 28, of Sterling, was arrested in the 300 block of W. Main St. on charges of violation a protection order and violation/revocation of bail bond.
Rollover kills two, alcohol suspected - South Platte Sentinel
A crumpled curve indicator sign, knocked loose when it was hit by a 2003 GMC Envoy, lies alongside the roadway while Colorado State Patrol troopers investigate the rollover accident that killed two people Monday, June 4, on Interstate 76 at the Sterling interchange.