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Midwest perspectives: Initiative 427 would help rural hospitals; DeWitty’s story must be told; Teen driving comes with caveat

To pay for expanding Medicaid, Obamacare cut Medicare reimbursements to hospitals with comparatively more low-income patients. We know well that costs too often force such patients to bypass routine care, which too often leads them toward expensive emergency care, for which hospitals too often must


Cherry County Extension Office welcomes Kara Brashears

Nebraska Extension in Cherry County would like to introduce Kara Brashears as the new Office Manager.Kara was born and raised in Paxton, by her father who was a foreman on the railroad and her mother who was a music teacher.To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital editionhttps://etypes


Michelle Garwood is new 4-H Associate

Nebraska Extension in Cherry County would like to introduce Michelle Garwood as the new 4-H Associate. Michelle is a native of Cherry County, growing up in the 4-H program. She attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she earned her B.S. in Family & Consumer Sciences and Health Education an


Former Kearney teacher, Eldon Haas, found guilty of sexually assaulting a boy

It took a Cherry County District Court jury 1 ½ hours Thursday to convict Haas, 64, of Valentine of felony sexual assault of a child, which involves sexual contact, between July 5, 1994, and July 4, 1996. The victim was one of several witnesses who testified against Haas during the three-day trial b


Nebraska polls close; Republicans, Medicaid expansion supporters lead in early returns

Gov. Pete Ricketts and Sen. Deb Fischer led their respective opponents, Democrats Bob Krist and Jane Raybould.Nebraska's three incumbent GOP congressmen also held early leads, including in the Omaha area's hotly contested 2nd District race between Rep. Don Bacon and Kara Eastman.In Lincoln, results


Libertarian State Sen. Laura Ebke of Nebraska Loses Re-Election Bid

After coming in second in a three-way nonpartisan primary in May, with 33 percent for Ebke and 44 for Republican Tom Brandt, shelost to him tonight, 57–43.


Initiative 427 passes, Medicaid will expand in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Initiative 427 has passed and Medicaid will expand in Nebraska. Our partners at the Omaha World-Herald have called the race. Ballot results breakdown (As of midnight): Stay with 3 News Now for continuing live coverage of this race.


One dead after wreck near Nebraska Crossing Outlets

A man was killed Tuesday afternoon when the car he was driving collided with a pontoon boat that was being pulled by a pickup. The crash that killed Gary Stott, 76, of Papillion, occurred about 2:30 p.m. on Highway 6 at Melia Road, which is south of Gretna. Lt. Tori Boldt of the Sarpy County Sheriff


Winner declared in Nebraska governor's race

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) - Gov. Pete Ricketts has been re-elected to Nebraska's highest elected office, defeating State Sen. Bob Krist, Republican-turned-Democratic challenger.Ballot results breakdown (As of 9 p.m.):Gov. Pete Ricketts (R): 54 percent (138,365 votes)State Sen. Bob Krist (D): 46 percent (


Red Tide: In election Nebraska Republicans show political dominance

Tuesday’s gathering in Omaha barely filled half of the Firefighters Union Hall as the first results rolled in, and it didn’t look promising from the start. All the significant races showed the reigning Republicans with substantial leads. When Democratic candidate for governor Bob Krist arrived in th


Nebraska makes a little history in season-opening win

Nebraska won the opening tip, took a 3-0 lead on a James Palmer Jr. 3-pointer 21 seconds into the game and never looked back, running away with the win that saw 11 Huskers record points, led by four Nebraska players in double figures.Senior guard Glynn Watson Jr., led the way with 19 points, three r


Girl Scouts alive and doing well in Cherry County

When you think of Girl Scouts, do you immediately think of those thin mint cookies they sell in the spring? Good for you! It’s a lesson in commerce for the girls, actually. Something that not many are aware of.


Proceedings: Todd County Commissioners 10-17-18

The meeting of the Todd County Commissioners was called to order by the Chairman in the Commissioner Room at the County Building at Mission on October 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Roll call showed Board members Gregg Grimshaw, Patsy Valandra, William Giroux and Marshal Tinant. Absent was Alec Whipple. Als


Trial begins today for former Kearney teacher accused of inappropriately touching student 20 years ago

Eldon D. Haas, 64, of Valentine is charged in Cherry County District Court with felony third-degree sexual assault of a child between July 5, 1994, and July 4, 1996, in Cherry County. The charge involves alleged sexual contact of a boy.


Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers

Omaha World Herald. October 20, 2018The story of DeWitty, Nebraska, helps expand knowledge of Great Plains historyTwo years ago, Omaha resident Artes Johnson and his siblings helped put a spotlight on an important part of Nebraska history that connects directly to their family’s history. Through the


Fighting bull elk found dead with antlers entangled in Nebraska watering hole

These two bull elk are "once in a lifetime" kind of elk. "You'll never see this again," one of the men who helped remove the elk from a Nebraska watering hole said. "Not in our country." Their antlers are huge. The meat would have been plentiful. "You go anywhere in the United States and shoot a


Bull elks, locked in combat, die together in northeast Nebraska pond - Nebraska Radio Network

It’s rutting season and the two apparently began to fight, landing in the water, drowning.


Dad's Husker stories 'came to life,' for Nebraska commit Javin Wright

His father, Toby, was a standout safety at Nebraska, so as Javin’s college recruitment heated up, naturally dad couldn’t help reliving the glory days.



Federal prosecutors say Beatty sold counterfeit sports cards on E-Bay in 2017 he claimed were rare and valuable cards of Mickey Mantle, Joe Namath and Bill Russell worth over $117,500.


An El Niño watch is in effect for this winter. What does that mean for Nebraska and western Iowa??

El Niño is a name given to the warm side of a combined ocean and atmosphere phenomenon that typically shows up in the fall to winter. During El Niño, the temperatures in the eastern or central Pacific Ocean near the equator become warmer than usual. This warm pool affects the position of the jet str