NE Strong Update

NE Strong Update

 Kearney Public Schools released their Blueprint for activities and athletics for the 2020-21 school year. The Blueprint contains plans for COVID levels in the Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red levels/phases. Currently, the district is in the Yellow phase. The Blueprint for Activities & Athletics is on the KPS website at

The Nebraska State Fair begins on Friday and visitors will be able to still indulge in some fair food. In all there will be eleven vendors on site serving up a deep fried and amplified experience! Among the vendors are Cactus Jack’s, Hawaiian Chill, Freund Family Food, The Heartland United Way, The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Beef Pit, Hardenbrook Concessions, Ol’ Country Kettle Corn, The UNL Dairy Store, The Secret Garden, Pizza Hut, and Papa Tom’s. Food Vendors will open at 5pm on Friday. Many of the food vendors will be open each day from 10am-9pm. The final day, Monday September 7th, food vendors will close at 3pm.

The 36th Annual Cornhusker State Games concluded recently with 6,578 athletes competing in 55 sports. The games embraced a can-do spirit and pushing through this year’s challenges. In doing so, Nebraska achieved a couple very fun “firsts”…one, they became the largest State Games in the nation (not just per-capita, like usual) and two, they had at least one participant from each of Nebraska’s 93 counties!  

The Hastings 18th Street YMCA is now fully open and operating under normal hours. The Hastings YMCA is still implementing additional cleaning and safety measures. 

 Kearney Area Children’s Museum presents “Mom’s Morning Out” this Wednesday from 9:30-11:30am. The event is for kids 3-6. Cost is just $7 for members and $12 for non members. Go to for more.