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High-tech jobs program to train 500 in Kearney area

KEARNEY - A new program approved by the White House and President Obama aims to train and hire 500 new IT professionals before the end of 2020 in central Nebraska. Buffalo County and Kearney were selected as one of 21 communities across the nation to take part in the TechHire Initiative. Paul Eur...

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High-tech jobs program to train 500 in Kearney area

KEARNEY - A new program approved by the White House and President Obama aims to train and hire 500 new IT professionals before the end of 2020 in central Nebraska. Buffalo County and Kearney were selected as one of 21 communities across the nation to take part in the TechHire Initiative. Paul Eur...

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Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District Introduce Water Leasing Program

The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District’s board of directors approved a water leasing agreement with the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program at Friday’s board meeting for a pilot project in 2016. Central will offer to lease surface water from irrigation customers who ...

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29 Nebraska inmates had wrong release dates over 7 weeks

OMAHA, Neb. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says that of 390 prisoners who have or will be released between June 10 and Aug. 31, more than two dozen had miscalculated release dates. Prisons director Scott Frakes said Friday that of the 29 miscalculations, 23 had been given so-cal...

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Woman gets probation for drowning puppy in airport toilet

GRAND ISLAND, Neb.  A Florida woman has been given two years of probation for drowning a 3-week-old puppy in a Nebraska airport toilet. Cynthia Anderson, of Edgewater, Florida, was sentenced Thursday in Hall County District Court in Grand Island. She pleaded no contest in May to cruelly neglecti...

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Ogallala pilot critically burned in East Texas plane crash

SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas  Authorities say a 46-year-old pilot from Nebraska has been critically burned in the crash of his small plane at an East Texas airport. David German of Ogallala, Nebraska, was at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas on Friday. Sulphur Springs police say the crash happen...

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Jul
7
Tue
all-day Dawson County Museum “Wash Day” ... @ Dawson County Historical Museum
Dawson County Museum “Wash Day” ... @ Dawson County Historical Museum
Jul 7 – Aug 29 all-day
Dawson County Museum “Wash Day” July 7th to August 29th.  Wash in the tub, aprons on the clothesline, iron on the board… do you remember wash day?  The latest exhibit in the Dawson County Museum’s[...]
Jul
27
Mon
10:00 am Friends & Foundation Booksale – ... @ Wilson Public Library
Friends & Foundation Booksale – ... @ Wilson Public Library
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm
The Friends of the Wilson Public Library’s Annual Book Sale is July 27-August 6 from 10am-5pm in the library conference room. The library recently received an anonymous donation of 18 boxes of books in excellent[...]
Jul
28
Tue
all-day Youth Football Camp Set For Cozad
Youth Football Camp Set For Cozad
Jul 28 – Aug 5 all-day
The Haymaker youth football camp will be held on August 5th and 6th from 8:30AM-12PM. The camp is for grades 4-8. Registration sheets are available at the Cozad Community Wellness Center.
Jul
30
Thu
all-day B-17 Bomber Display – Kearney
B-17 Bomber Display – Kearney
Jul 30 – Aug 2 all-day
This summer EAA Chapter 1091 will be hosting a visit by a B-17 bomber. Aluminum Overcast will be arriving on July 30th. It will be available to view, tour and photograph through August 2nd. The[...]
7:00 am American Legion & Auxiliary Food... @ Legion Hall by the Gosper County Fair
American Legion & Auxiliary Food... @ Legion Hall by the Gosper County Fair
Jul 30 @ 7:00 am – Aug 1 @ 10:00 pm
We raise money for all things during the year: scholarships, Boy and Girl State , Jr Law Cadet, and many more.  The food stand is open from 7am to 10pm each day of the fair.
Jul
31
Fri
all-day 28th Annual City Wide Garage Sal...
28th Annual City Wide Garage Sal...
Jul 31 – Aug 1 all-day
The 28th Annual City Wide Garage Sales in Wood River will be on July 31st and August 1st. Find a listing and more info at www.woodrivergaragesales.com

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