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Audit report shows good benchmarks for city of York

YORK – Part of the annual audit report provided for the City of York includes a benchmark comparison which indicates where the city stands compared to what is recommended by auditors for the municipality. This year’s benchmark report for the 2017-18 fiscal year showed good results for the city.


Nebraska sheriff’s deputy arrested in sex assault case

SEWARD, Neb. (AP) — State investigators say a southeastern Nebraska sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault. The Nebraska State Patrol says in a news release that investigators arrested 30-year-old Seward County Deputy Nicholas Bridgmon, of Pleasant Dale, in connection with


Serial urinator closes York County rest area, investigators clean up mess

The urine appeared the night after Christmas, and it covered the women’s bathroom at the westbound rest area on Interstate 80 near York. On the walls. In the sinks. Soaking all of the toilet paper rolls.


Light snowfall could begin Saturday afternoon into Sunday; heaviest snow to hit southeast Nebraska

Another round of light snow may be on the horizon Saturday after the dusting Omaha received Friday evening. Late Friday, Eppley Airfield had recorded just a trace amount of snow, according the National Weather Service Office in Valley.


With flying colors: York Lions share reverence of the American flag with area students

YORK — Thursday the York Lions Club made sure the next generation saw the American flag as more than a colorful piece of cloth; rather, a proud symbol of the United States. For over 30 years, the York Lions Club has presented “Flag Appreciation Day” to area elementary school students. This year, fiv


Election results declared official, mayor is recalled

YORK – The results from the special election have declared official by the county’s canvassing board and York Mayor Orval Stahr has been recalled from office. York County Clerk Kelly Turner said Thursday morning that the canvassing process was completed shortly after 9 a.m., Thursday, and all the nu


Portion of rural road likely to be vacated by county

YORK – Based on a study conducted by the York County highway superintendent, it is likely that a portion of rural road will be vacated by the county, if the commissioners agree with his findings.


4 more financially troubled nursing homes in Nebraska likely to close

SIDNEY, Neb. — Officials say four more of the 21 nursing homes and assisted living centers under state control are expected to close. The state placed the 21 facilities in receivership last March, to be managed by Klaasmeyer & Associates. The state took the action after the homes’ owner, Cottonwood


One more match — two Dukes eyeing gold in Omaha

OMAHA — When Friday’s state wrestling action was completed at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, two York Dukes were still in contention for gold medals. Seniors Noah Stafursky and Harrison Gocke need one more win this afternoon to become state champions as both won their semifinal matches Friday.


York, Arnold advance to state semifinals

The Beatrice wrestling team got two of its wrestlers through to the semifinals Thursday at the NSAA State Championships. Senior Tanner York defeated Adams Central's Tristen Obermiller 7-0 in the quarterfinals to advance in the Class B 113-pound division.


Readers ask about recalls and public transportation

The following questions were asked recently on the Wonderline:. Q: What was the percentage of voter turn-out for our special election this week?. A: York County Clerk Kelly Turner said the voter turn-out was 41 percent.


Man pleads not guilty to displaying gun on I-80

YORK -- Michael Johnson, 34, has pleaded not guilty in a case where he is accused of displaying a gun toward another driver while on Interstate 80. He is charged with terroristic threats, a Class 3A felony which carries a possible maximum sentence of three years in prison, a $10,000 fine, and 9-18 m


Elmwood native inducted into Nebraska Aviation Hall of Fame

Elmwood native Grace “Betty” Clements, who served in the World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), was inducted into the Nebraska Aviation Hall of Fame Jan. 24 in Kearney, Nebraska. Clements was one of five inductees.


UPDATE: Flu still spreading in Nebraska

Since September, there have been more than 10,200 flu cases in Nebraska and 51 flu–related deaths. Among the most recent: a child and a Douglas County Sheriff's deputy. But Kathy Hartmann of Seward Channel 8 about her own brush with death six years ago because of the flu. It had attacked her heart.


Editorial: Global meat demand is growing, providing opportunities for Nebraska producers

Cattle are a big business indeed in Nebraska. Annual sales of Nebraska’s beef industry top $6 billion, with an estimated total economic impact of $12.1 billion. Nebraska — whose license plates once boasted the phrase “The Beef State” — has almost 23 million acres of rangeland and pastureland, with m


Day after elected officials are recalled, senator pitches bill ending practice

A day after voters in York and Hamilton County successfully recalled a mayor and county commissioner, respectively, a Nebraska state senator said the process for removing elected officials is being abused.


Fillmore Central’s Moses will represent Class C area teams in the 285-finals

OMAHA – A total of two Class C area wrestlers competed in the semifinals on Friday in the State Wrestling Tournament at the CHI Health Center in Omaha. Kalten Bauers of Centennial at 220 and Riley Moses of Fillmore Central at 285 were both aiming for a seat in the championship today.


Two bills aimed to tackle school resource officers in Nebraska schools

At the state legislature, there are two bills that were introduced from Senator Patty Pansing Brooks and Sen. Ernie Chambers. In the bill Ernie Chambers introduced he is asking to take out school resource officers from any Nebraska schools because according to a statement from him, it causes a pathw


Rosters Released For 61st Nebraska Shrine Bowl Football Game

The Nebraska Shrine Bowl Board of Directors have released the rosters for the 61st Annual Nebraska Shrine Bowl Game. Head Coaches Paul Limongi (Omaha Burke HS) and Glen Snodgrass (York HS) together with their coaching staffs each chose from nominated seniors in their designated regions to represent


Friday's Area Boys Basketball Roundup

AURORA — Aurora completed its regular season with a 22-1 record after defeating Holdrege 72-41 Friday. Cade Reichardt led the Huskies with 17 points while Baylor Scheierman added 14.