UPDATE: The Grand Island football team is under quarantine until August 19th and can not resume practice until August 24th after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. School will still start on time on August 20th. The Islanders are looking to reschedule their season opener against Kearney. The game is scheduled for August 28th in Grand Island.
UPDATE: Class A teams are scrambling to find new opponents as Omaha Public Schools announced Friday their seven programs will not play fall sports. Kearney football now has to replace their week two opponent in Omaha Westside. Grand Island must now replace week five and six games against Omaha Westside and Omaha Benson. The NSAA has said rescheduled games against non class A opponents will not count toward playoff standings.
UPDATE: The Hall County Historical Society is re-creating a historic fountain Grand Island lost many years ago. The original fountain was placed here by the Women’s Club in 1907. If people wish to donate they can contact the Hall County Historical Society.
UPDATE: The 2020 PEPSI Scramble golf tournament began on Saturday, August 8 at Hastings’ Lochland Country Club. The tournament is a premier 4-man scramble that this year had a special visit from Larry the Cable Guy, he was playing with comedian and Hastings native Nick Hoff.
UPDATE: A few months ago, Paul Homan of Lexington, started a new tradition of displaying a flag on his property. Every night at sundown he takes down the flag, and every morning he puts it back up while saying the Pledge of Allegiance and then singing the National Anthem and God Bless America. Recently children from a daycare near by has started joining him in for his routine.
UPDATE: The State Fair, which runs from Aug. 28 to Sept. 7, will be “a celebration of Nebraska 4-H and FFA youth,” The 4-H events will take place the first weekend, with FFA the second. Ten food vendors and 20 commercial vendors will be on hand.. There will be no concerts inside the Heartland Events Center, but there will be shows outdoors in the evenings. Admission to the fair will be free.
The Puppy Plunge hosted by the Kearney Park and Recreation is accepting registration for the event to be held on Aug. 13 at Centennial Pool. Registration is accepted at the Kearney Park & Recreation office at 2005 1st Ave. or call 237-4644.