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Four juveniles are in the hospital after a high-speed crash in Benson

A high-speed crash on a residential street in the Benson area Thursday evening put four juveniles in the hospital, according to the Omaha Police Department. A Chevrolet Impala was traveling east in the 6000 block of Pratt Street at a high speed when it crossed to the other side of the road and struc

OMAHA.COM - 2018-03-23 02:45:00

Pilot found dead in plane crash wreckage

PIERCE, Neb. -- Authorities responding to a plane crash in northeast Nebraska's Pierce County found the pilot had died. The small, single-engine aircraft went down Wednesday a little after 6:15 p.m., about 5 miles northwest of Pierce near the intersection of Hwy 13 and Hwy 121. Officials from the Ne

WOWT - 2018-03-22 13:21:00

Wisner to start advertising for Police Chief

With the approaching retirement of current Wisner Police Chief Terry Soden, the Wisner City Council on Monday voted to post a job description/requirements ad seeking a replacement. The city is accepting applications from experienced law enforcement individuals. Minimum requirements are: Must be a U.

WEST POINT NEWS - 2018-03-22 15:57:00

No serious injuries in Tuesday morning crashes on Highway 30

No serious injuries were reported in three separate crashes Tuesday morning on U.S. Highway 30 east of Kearney, partially attributed to slick road conditions. At 6:24 a.m. a 19-year-old man lost control of the 2001 Dodge Dakota pickup he was driving near Lakota Road as he tried to pass a slower movi


New Smokin' Salads at Huey's Smokehouse BBQ! Mention the Fremont Tribune for $2 OFF yours today!

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FREMONT TRIBUNE - 2018-03-23 05:11:31

Fremont Department of Utilities gets national recognition

The Fremont Department of Utilities has received national recognition for receiving "exceptional electric reliability" in 2017 from the American Public Power Association, the department announced on Thursday. The Association is a trade organization that represents community-owned, not-for-profit uti

FREMONT TRIBUNE - 2018-03-22 22:51:00

Couple Facing Decades in Prison in Columbus on Meth and Weapons Charges

COLUMBUS, Neb. - A Hastings couple is facing serious prison time after being arrested by Columbus Police on a litany of charges. Records say CPD were called to a Columbus gas station earlier this year to investigate a disturbance. Eventually, police say they found 46 grams of meth, a pistol with a l

SAND HILLS EXPRESS - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

One teen cited, another arrested

At approximately 11:20 Tuesday night officers were dispatched to the 2400 block of north Nye Avenue where it was reported that two males were rummaging through parked cars. The suspects left the area before officers arrived at the scene. Responding officers interviewed witnesses and were able to asc

FREMONT TRIBUNE - 2018-03-21 22:00:00

Family pleads case for keeping pit bull

Saying her dog is not mean and, in fact, "is really a baby," an Arlington woman and her family appeared before the Village Board of Trustees on Monday asking that he be able to return home. The village ordinance states that it is unlawful for residents to keep, shelter or harbor any animal exhibitin


Norfolk Man Arrested After Breaking Down Apartment Door

NORFOLK - A Norfolk man is in jail after witnesses say he broke down a door to enter an apartment in which he wasn't supposed to be. Norfolk Police Capt. Michael Bauer says 40-year old Shannon Vowell was arrested late Tuesday. Bauer says police were called to an apartment in the 100-block of North 3


Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles closes lone Nebraska location

Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles has closed. According to a post on the restaurant's Facebook page, it closed earlier this week because of "expenses exceeding income." The owners called it a "business decision" and thanked patrons for their support. The restaurant, part of a chain that specializes in chick

OMAHA.COM - 2018-03-21 20:00:00

Here's a roundup of area Easter egg hunts

Bright-colored eggs will soon be filling area lawns. That means it's time for the annual tradition of Easter egg hunts. Several Easter egg hunts and Easter-themed activities are planned in the area in the coming weeks. The following is a roundup of those events. MainStreet of Fremont The 14th Annual

FREMONT TRIBUNE - 2018-03-22 01:50:00

(Audio) Ag Appreciation Banquet Held In West Point

Master of Ceremonies Keith Meiergerd A large crowd enjoyed the "Ag Appreciation Banquet" at the Nielsen Community Center in West Point on Tuesday night. The annual event is designed to thank producers and to honor the American heritage of farming. West Point Mayor Marlene Johnson read a "National A


Blair woman arrested for threatening to kill 2 people

A Blair woman who is accused of vandalizing bathrooms at Memorial Community Hospital & Health System (MCH&HS) faces additional charges after a separate incident Wednesday. Darla E. Klanderud, 35, is charged with terroristic threats, a Class IIIA felony; criminal mischief, $1,500-$5,000, a Class I mi


Uehling group to stage more Burnett skits

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. Buy Now Joan Westergaard, left, makes an exit as Tim Wagner portrays a doctor checking on Grandpa, played by Barry Petersen. The group is rehearsing scene from one of the Carol Burnett skits planned for an UFFDA production. A dinner theater performance i


Fire destroys second-story Columbus apartment Tuesday morning

COLUMBUS -- A structure fire decimated a second-story Columbus apartment flat Tuesday morning. Members of the Columbus Fire Department were dispatched at approximately 8:05 a.m. to 2513 21st St. in regard to a conflagration tearing through the top portion of a multi-family apartment dwelling, Fire C


Live music set for Sunday at Izaak Walton

Live music by "The Pretenders" will take place from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the Izaak Walton Club House in Fremont. It will feature music from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. There is a $10 cover charge per person. A cash bar will be available. Live music by "The Pretenders" will take place from 3-6 p.m. Sun


Nine Months After Being Destroyed by Fire; Osmond Grocery Store Re-Opens

OSMOND - Last summer, an electrical fire gutted a town staple in Osmond, the Tiger Town Food Center and Floral...the only grocery store for the city of 783 people. Now nine months later, Tiger Town is back. The completely rebuilt grocery store opened back up last Friday. The name and location are f


Furlough granted for man in jail since October

A Fremont man was offered a furlough for drug treatment in district court on Monday, as his case was continued into April, pending the results of a substance test that his defense attorney says is long overdue. Edwin Caceres, 33, has been in jail for drug-related charges since October 2017 with his


More computers on the horizon for Fremont Public School students

At a recent Fremont Public Schools Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Mark Shepard said the Fremont Public Schools Foundation has plans in the works to help provide "one-to-one" computers in grades five through 12. That means the schools would have enough devices on hand for each student to