NE Strong UPDATE

NE Strong UPDATE

The deadline for registering or renewing vehicles is fast approaching. People have until Aug. 31 to renew anything that expired during the coronavirus pandemic that started in March.

The Big Pig Food Truck will be at Hilltop Mall today from 4-7 at part of the UNK Back To School Bash. The public is also welcome. They will also be in Funk on Saturday as part of the community wide garage sales.

Students continued moving into UNK Monday as the campus spread out the Fall migration over 8 days due to COVID-19. Students were able to sign up for two-hour windows. About half have moved in so far.

Beginning in fall 2021, University of Nebraska at Kearney on-campus undergraduate students from out of state will get a discount that brings them to Nebraska residents’ tuition rate. The New Nebraskan Scholarship also applies to currently enrolled out-of-state students beginning next year. Kearney will be the only University of Nebraska campus to offer the new tuition discount.

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is utilizing the Campus Clear App as part of its plan to safely return students and employees to campus for the fall semester. UNK’s fall operating plan requires all students, staff and faculty to check for symptoms related to COVID-19 daily. The Campus Clear app provides an easy option with its one-question, self-monitoring survey.

At the Heartland Public Shooting Park they held the 27th Annual Platte River Charity Shoot on Saturday. The money raised will go towards Goodwill Industries and their programs across the state. They are hoping to raise about $50,000. Since their nine stores in the 55 county coverage area were closed for a few months due to the pandemic, they lost a lot of revenue that fund those programs. They were able to stay in touch with the nearly 2,000 people they serve through online meetings.

 The front of a Nebraska Passport destination has been destroyed by strong winds. Already weak from an earlier storm, the facade of Amanda’s Cottage Flowers was completely ripped off Sunday night. Still, owner Nancy Hofts was back at work Monday – and stamping passports. The cancer survivor told NTV – that she’ll also survive this.