Fire blackens more than 42 square miles in western Nebraska

ARTHUR, Neb.  A wildfire blamed on lightning has blackened more than 42 square miles of grassland and farmland in western Nebraska. North Platte television station KNOP reports that a lone strike around 9 p.m. Saturday touched off flames near Bucktail Lake in Arthur County. Paxton Fire Chief Kyl...

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Fire blackens more than 42 square miles in western Nebraska

ARTHUR, Neb.  A wildfire blamed on lightning has blackened more than 42 square miles of grassland and farmland in western Nebraska. North Platte television station KNOP reports that a lone strike around 9 p.m. Saturday touched off flames near Bucktail Lake in Arthur County. Paxton Fire Chief Kyl...

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Nebraska lawmakers still sorting property tax options

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ With the session more than half finished, Nebraska lawmakers are still sorting through ways to lower property taxes while balancing the state budget. Bills slated for debate include personal property tax legislation to benefit businesses and a $45 million annual increase for the...

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Congressional caseworker to visit North Platte

  Washington, D.C. – Constituents of Third District Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) who need assistance dealing with a federal agency are invited to attend a “Caseworker in Your Community” event on Wednesday, April 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (CT) in North Platte. “Caseworker ...

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Two county I-80 pursuit Sunday ends at Cozad

One person was arrested following a 26-mile pursuit Sunday afternoon on Interstate 80 in Lincoln and Dawson counties. According to initial information from Nebraska State Patrol, a trooper began the pursuit of an eastbound vehicle about 2 miles west of the Brady interchange. The driver eluded stop s...

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Conventional Soybean Oil Fattens Mice in New Study

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- Soybean oil might be making Americans fatter and sicker, according to new research from University of California-Riverside (UCR) scientists. They found that, despite eating the same amount of food, mice fed with a diet rich in conventional soybean oil were significantly more obes...

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Mar
31
Tue
10:00 am Area Info Meeting on Syngenta Co... @ Hilltop Lanes
Area Info Meeting on Syngenta Co... @ Hilltop Lanes
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am
Dave Domina and Brian Jorde, agricultural lawyers representing farmers and ranchers across Nebraska, will host a series of free informational meetings providing updates on issues critical to agricultural producers and our state’s economy. Domina will[...]
3:00 pm Novel Stitchers – Lexington Publ...
Novel Stitchers – Lexington Publ...
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Novel Stitchers meets on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. If you enjoy stitching—knitting, crocheting, quilting, cross stitch, needlepoint, or have another portable stitching project—join us at the library for 2 hours of stitching and visiting. We[...]
5:00 pm VITA – Income Tax Instruction – ... @ Lexington Public Library
VITA – Income Tax Instruction – ... @ Lexington Public Library
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
VITA will be at the library again this year to help you with your income tax forms.  The VITA schedule will be Saturdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.[...]
Apr
1
Wed
all-day Hope Evangelical Lutheran – Smit...
Hope Evangelical Lutheran – Smit...
Apr 1 all-day
9:00 am Elizabeth Circle; 6:30 pm WINGS & Confirmation 7:45 pm – choir practice following

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