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Demo starts at old wastewater treatment plant
YORK – Demolition work has started at the old wastewater treatment plant, now that services have been officially switched over to the new plant east of the city. Aaron Dressel, wastewater treatment director, said the first step is demolishing the two trickling filters -- the big tanks with green dom
Sentence handed down for meth and weapon possession
YORK – Frederick L Smith, 46, of York, was sentenced Monday in a case involving a deadly weapon and methamphetamine possession. He appeared before Judge James Stecker this week in York County District Court.
Readers ask about muddy streets and school board positions
The following questions were recently asked on the Wonderline:. Q: When the snow melts or when it rains really hard, the gravel/dirt streets in York just get so muddy. Is there any chance that they will ever be paved?
Eagles are making their way through Nebraska
I was out along the Platte recently with my muzzleloader and noticed quite a few geese moving up and down the river. About an hour after one large group of geese passed over me, I spotted a bald eagle following the same route.
Adopt A Family program picking up steam as Christmas nears
YORK – The Adopt A Family program, now in its 29th year, is picking up steam as Christmas is just a little over a week away. The York News-Times, which oversees the program with Blue Valley Community Action, is proud to announce that all 15 families were adopted again this year . . . and the generou
Shoplifting in York leads to probation
YORK – Kimberlee Runyan, 31, of Lincoln, was initially charged with felony shoplifting after being caught stealing at York’s Wal-Mart. The charge was eventually reduced to a misdemeanor as part of a plea agreement and this week she was given probation in York County District Court.
NPPD’s York Operations Center expansion gains board approval
YORK – The appearance of Nebraska Public Power District’s York Operations Center will soon begin to look slightly different in early 2019. Following approval from NPPD’s Board of Directors during its December meeting, construction work is expected to begin in March on an addition to the facility loc
Close-knit YHS mock trial team has another successful season
YORK -- They’ve been together since freshman year – and it’s paid off. The York High School Mock Trial Team brought home a third place award at the 2018 state competition, after winning trials against Raymond Central, and three Norris teams.
Aurora girls hang on to win in Duke Dome
YORK — The Aurora Huskies were able to fend off the York girls Friday night at York High School, handing the Dukes a 41-35 loss. After a back-and-forth first half that saw the Huskies holding a slim 26-25 lead at halftime, the game slowed down offensively — way down.
York artist’s ornament selected for State Christmas Tree
YORK – Marcia Schlegelmilch of York has been commuting four days, every week, for about 3/1 2 years, to her job at the Food Bank of Lincoln. During all that driving, she says she subliminally noticed the beauty of Nebraska as the seasons change.
Fairview Manor hosts special performance
FAIRMONT—Fairview Manor residents, employees and visitors must have made Santa’s “nice” list this year. Friday special musical guests the Kramer Sisters -- Janet Jeffries Beauvais and Dawn Bečwar Mundt – entertained folks young and old with Christmas carols.
Commissioners to take bids, discuss audit
YORK – When the York County Commissioners meet next week, they will be taking bids for two large purchases. Both pieces of equipment will be utilized by the York County Roads Department.
Tolbert’s career night leads Panthers past Sterling
YORK - Sterling College came into the Freeman Center looking to make an upset on Wednesday night. York’s offense came out hot, but the Warriors kept the game close and battled the Panthers throughout the first half.
Arraignment hearing started and continued in escape case
YORK – Ryan Moser, also known as Ryan Roesner, 27, of York, was set for arraignment Monday morning in a case where he is accused of allegedly cutting off his ankle bracelet monitoring system and running away from work release.
Leader of League of Human Dignity remembered
YORK – The Nebraska League of Human Dignity released a statement Tuesday morning, honoring and remembering a longtime leader in their organization – Stan Dinkelman of York.
Weskamp thanked for board service
YORK -- Mike Weskamp was recognized and thanked during Monday night’s meeting for committing 2.5 years service to the York Board of Education. Weskamp stepped in upon the sudden and unexpected death of longtime board member Phil Towle that rocked the school system and community.
York wrestlers respond well in triangular
ASHLAND – Challenge accepted. After a fifth-place finish at the Bellevue East Duals on Saturday, York wrestling head coach Chad Mattox wanted to see improvement from his team Tuesday night at a triangular at Ashland-Greenwood High School.
National attention? It's for everyone in the Nebraska Tourism Office
Nebraska may just be for Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. At least they liked the mugs they got from the Nebraska Tourism Office enough to display them Thursday morning during their "Live with Kelly and Ryan" show.
From school to the small screen
YORK — The York High School Jazz Band is bringing some of its own Christmas spirit to the small screen. The YHS Jazz Band traveled to Kearney’s Merryman Performing Arts Center Dec. 6 to record a televised special performance for this year’s NTV “Holiday Harmonies” Christmas Television Special.
Local artist’s ornament selected for Capitol tree
WACO — Retired art teacher Mary Cummins noticed the story in the paper, calling for submissions of Nebraska-themed ornament designs. The competition – headed by Nebraska First Lady First Lady Susanne Shore -- was meant to extend the observance of Nebraska’s sesquicentennial. The goal was to showcase