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UNK grad student receives Mari Sandoz Research Award

UNK grad student receives Mari Sandoz Research Award

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Mari Sandoz Heritage Society selected University of Nebraska at Kearney graduate student Broc Anderson as the 2020-21 recipient of its Mari Sandoz Research Award. Anderson, who is pursuing a Master of Arts in history at UNK, received a $1,000 grant to conduct research that emphasizes new insights on Sandoz or new approaches…Read more »

Investigators Find Controlled Pills at North Platte Business

Investigators Find Controlled Pills at North Platte Business

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), working with the CODE Task Force, have arrested a North Platte man on multiple charges following the execution of search warrants on Thursday. Thursday morning, investigators with the CODE (Cooperative Operation for Drug Enforcement) Task Force served a search warrant at a business at 1909…Read more »

Kearney Splash Pads Closing for the Season

Kearney Splash Pads Closing for the Season

KEARNEY, Neb. – The splash pads in various City parks will close for the season at the conclusion of Sunday, September 20. Please contact the Kearney Park and Recreation Department at (308) 237-4644 for more information.Read more »

Two Rivers Announces In-Office Flu Vaccinations

Two Rivers Announces In-Office Flu Vaccinations

KEARNEY, Neb. – Two Rivers Public Health Department has announced the dates and times for open clinic vaccinations in their Kearney office located at 516 W. 11th Street, Suite 108B. Anyone ages two months or older are welcome to come in to receive vaccinations.  While walk-ins are welcome, priority will be given to those who…Read more »

Nebraska State Trooper Injured in Crash in Saline County

Nebraska State Trooper Injured in Crash in Saline County

LINCOLN, Neb. – A Nebraska State Trooper was injured this morning when his patrol unit was struck by another vehicle near Dorchester. This morning at approximately 6:50, a trooper was on regular patrol on Highway 15 when another vehicle, a Dodge Ram 1500, crossed the center line and struck the front, driver’s side of the…Read more »

CCC Lowers Tax Levy for Third Straight Year

CCC Lowers Tax Levy for Third Straight Year

NEBRASKA – The Central Community College Board of Governors has approved an operating budget for 2020-21, which includes a third consecutive decrease in the property tax levy for the 25 counties served by CCC. The property tax levy was set at 9.2000 cents per $100 of assessed valuation, down from 9.3117 cents in 2019-20. The decrease…Read more »

Suspects Arrested After Striking Cruisers in Lincoln Pursuit

Suspects Arrested After Striking Cruisers in Lincoln Pursuit

LINCOLN, Neb. – Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people following a pursuit in north Lincoln early Friday morning. During the pursuit, the suspect struck two troopers’ cruisers. At approximately 1:30 a.m. Friday, a trooper attempted to make a traffic stop on a Dodge Durango for failure to maintain its lane, just north…Read more »

More than $7M in Federal Grants Awarded to Support Nebraska’s Aviation System

More than $7M in Federal Grants Awarded to Support Nebraska’s Aviation System

LINCOLN, Neb. – Last week, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced that the Trump Administration will award Nebraska more than $7 million in federal grants through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These grants are the final awards made to Nebraska this year to support our…Read more »

Elm Creek Veterans’ Memorial Design Unveiled

Elm Creek Veterans’ Memorial Design Unveiled

ELM CREEK, Neb. – The Elm Creek Legion and Legion Auxiliary are pleased to unveil the design for a new Veterans’ Memorial in Elm Creek. Legion Post Commander Dick Tool stated that the existing memorial, while a meaningful tribute, was in need of upgrades, particularly to the heaving and broken concrete. “We want to make…Read more »

KHS JV and Varsity Football Teams Quarantined

KHS JV and Varsity Football Teams Quarantined

KEARNEY, Neb – The Kearney High School JV and Varsity football teams are quarantined due to COVID-19. A student on the Kearney High School JV/Varsity football team has a confirmed case of COVID-19 and was unmasked at times during practice and at a JV game on Monday, September 7. Kearney Public Schools consulted with the…Read more »