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Senators reject Nebraska chief medical officer's appointment

LINCOLN, Neb.  Nebraska lawmakers have declined to re-confirm the state's chief medical officer, citing his past conflicts with members of the Legislature. Senators voted 22-15 on Tuesday for Dr. Joseph Acierno, three votes short of the minimum support required. Acierno was appointed by then-Gov...

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Senators reject Nebraska chief medical officer's appointment

LINCOLN, Neb.  Nebraska lawmakers have declined to re-confirm the state's chief medical officer, citing his past conflicts with members of the Legislature. Senators voted 22-15 on Tuesday for Dr. Joseph Acierno, three votes short of the minimum support required. Acierno was appointed by then-Gov...

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Tennessean gets 20-30 years for attempted murder in Kearney

KEARNEY, Neb.  A 25-year-old Tennessee man has been given 20 to 30 years in a Nebraska prison for trying to kill a friend. The Kearney Hub reports that Evan Swenson, of Nashville, Tennessee, was sentenced on Monday in Buffalo County District Court in Kearney. He'd pleaded no contest and was conv...

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Fatal crash east of Aurora

A  two-vehicle  crash about 7 and 1/2  miles east of Aurora on  Interstate-80  resulted in a  fatality.  The crash was reported at 5:08 p.m. Monday.   An eastbound vehicle left  the interstate,  then came back on the road and  turned sharply,  causing an eastbound truck to impact the re...

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Nebraska senators vote for livestock friendly development

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska counties looking to expand livestock operations could receive extra funds for planning and improving infrastructure under a bill that cleared a first-round vote in the Legislature. Senators voted 37-0 Monday on a measure by Sen. Ken Schilz of Ogallala that would funn...

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Livestock market operation suspends sales for summer

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) _ Officials say Nebraska Livestock Sales of Norfolk has suspended its summer schedule. Jim Barta owns the operation, and he said Monday that, ``due to the declining number of cattle in the area, we are going to go with seasonal sales at the livestock market.'' Sales recently...

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Community Calendar

Apr
28
Tue
all-day Dawson County Historical Society... @ Dawson County Museum
Dawson County Historical Society... @ Dawson County Museum
Apr 28 – Jun 20 all-day
The Dawson County Museum will have several quilts on display in the art gallery along with a “quilting bee” in the center of the art gallery for anyone that would like to add some stitches[...]
May
5
Tue
3:00 pm Novel Stitchers – Lexington Publ...
Novel Stitchers – Lexington Publ...
May 5 @ 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[...]
7:00 pm One Book, One Cozad with Sarah P... @ Wilson Public Library
One Book, One Cozad with Sarah P... @ Wilson Public Library
May 5 @ 7:00 pm
Wilson Public Library in Cozad hosts Sarah Polak, Director of the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center in Chadron, on Tuesday, May 5th at 7:00 pm as a planned 2015 activity for One Book, One[...]
7:30 pm Kearney Concert Association pres...
Kearney Concert Association pres...
May 5 @ 7:30 pm
StepCrew is an unbelievable dance production featuring the world’s top talents in Irish Stepdancing, Ottawa Valley Stepdancing and Modern Tap. Backed by a four-piece band including Celtic vocals and joined by the fiddle playing of[...]
May
6
Wed
10:30 am Storytime – Lexington Public Lib...
Storytime – Lexington Public Lib...
May 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Spring Story Time ends on Wednesday, May 6th, 10:30 to 11:00 am.  Remember to watch for Summer Reading beginning in June.
4:00 pm 5th Annual Horseshoe Bend 4-H Cl... @ Grand Generation Center
5th Annual Horseshoe Bend 4-H Cl... @ Grand Generation Center
May 6 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come to the Grand Generation Center – Proceeds go towards Dawson County Relay for Life. Flower Baskets – Annuals – Perennials  – Vegetables

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