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Governor Ricketts Cuts Ribbon on New Home in Holdrege Constructed with Rural Workforce Housing Funds

Governor Ricketts Cuts Ribbon on New Home in Holdrege Constructed with Rural Workforce Housing Funds

HOLDREGE, Neb. – Governor Pete Ricketts attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of a new home in Holdrege constructed, in part, through a grant from the Rural Workforce Housing Fund (RWHF). The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) administers the RWHF, which supports rural communities in their efforts to build affordable housing for working…Read more »

Go Big GIVE Goal Breaking Year Raising $1,007,671

Go Big GIVE Goal Breaking Year Raising $1,007,671

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – The following is from the Heartland United Way: “The Heartland United Way and Greater Grand Island Community Foundation hosted the 7th annual Go Big GIVE event on Tuesday, July 7th breaking their one million dollar goal by raising over $1,007,671 with 5025 donations for 137 local nonprofits in Hall, Hamilton, Howard…Read more »

“Building for Tomorrow” Applications Now Online

“Building for Tomorrow” Applications Now Online

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Kearney Area Community Foundation (KACF) “Building for Tomorrow” (BFT) fund is transitioning from paper grant applications to an online system called Kaleidoscope. This new software was purchased thanks to donations made through the Foundation’s Edison Society campaign. Before Kaleidoscope, hardcopy grant applications were dropped off at the Foundation office. Now, the…Read more »

Armed Robbery Arrest in Kearney

Armed Robbery Arrest in Kearney

KEARNEY, Neb. – A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a pizza delivery man which occurred on June 24 at 6 Boa Drive in Kearney. Jamiee Williams Sr was arrested at approximately 11:00 p.m. last night without incident. He was arrested for Robbery and Use of a Weapon to Commit…Read more »

2020 Nebraska State Fair is a Go – Showcasing 4-H and FFA Youth

2020 Nebraska State Fair is a Go – Showcasing 4-H and FFA Youth

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – The Nebraska State Fair Board voted to hold a 2020 State Fair showcasing 4-H and FFA competitions and exhibitions. While the Fair will look different than it has in the past, providing an opportunity for young people to showcase the work they have been doing throughout the year as it is important…Read more »

UNK announces position eliminations in first budget reductions

UNK announces position eliminations in first budget reductions

KEARNEY, Neb. – University of Nebraska at Kearney Chancellor Doug Kristensen announced today the elimination of 15 positions in an effort to meet a $2.8 million budget cut outlined and affirmed today by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. The positions in total represent $800,000 in state-funded salary and benefit savings, and not all are…Read more »

Arrest Made In Animal Cruelty Case

Arrest Made In Animal Cruelty Case

KEARNEY, Neb. – On Wednesday June 24, 2020 at approximately 1:30 a.m., the Kearney Police Department received information regarding the abuse of a dog at Countryside Trailer Court, 1920 15th Avenue in Kearney. Kearney Police Officers immediately launched an investigation into the incident leading them to identify the person responsible for the abuse. Witnesses reported…Read more »

Buffalo County Deputy injured arresting fleeing Iowa male

Buffalo County Deputy injured arresting fleeing Iowa male

ELM CREEK, Neb. – On Wednesday, June 24, 2020 a Buffalo County deputy sheriff was injured when attempting to arrest a 47 year old man for on a State of Iowa parole violation warrant.   At approximately 7 PM, a deputy in Elm Creek performed a traffic stop on a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle,…Read more »