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2015 Memorial Day Activities

LEXINGTON 10 a.m. – Memorial Day Program at Greenwood Cemetery  (alternate site in case of inclement weather  will be the Heartland Museum) Speaker - Richard Prasch, U.S. Marine Corps, 1966... Read More

Ethanol Hopes to Open Exports to Japan

With the ethanol industry facing market challenges at home with the Renewable Fuel Standard and the E10 blend wall, two ethanol industry groups and a commodity group are on a trade mission to Japan with the hopes of opening up more export opportuniti... Read More

Fort Hays to offer first doctoral degree

HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Fort Hays State University plans to offer its first doctoral degree, beginning in September. The school said in a news release that it will offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice through its Department of Nursing in the College of ... Read More

Third Case Of Avian Influenza Found In Nebraska

LINCOLN - The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed preliminary testing shows the presence of a third case ... Read More

Westar Energy Rates to Increase to Cover Environmental Costs

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Westar Energy plans to increase its rates starting in June to cover the costs of its environmental projects. The Kansas Corporation Commission on Thursday approved a $10.8 million increase in Westar’s environmental cost recove... Read More

COF Report Shows Lower Placements

USDA's Cattle-On-Feed Report Friday was released a little early due to the long holiday weekend. It showed April placements falling short of expectations.   On-feed  101%, placements at 95% and marketings 92%. Nebraska feedlots, with capacities... Read More

Girlfriend of burglary suspect ticketed

Lexington Police have made another arrest into the investigation of a burglary at Uncle Neal's North, a convenience store in Lexington. It was broken into in the early hours of May 9th. Among the missing items were Nebraska Lottery tickets. The suspe... Read More

Senate Ag Committee Reauthorizes Grain Standards Act

The Senate Agriculture Committee passed a bill reauthorizing the U.S. Grain Standards Act on Thursday that includes measures designed to avoid interruption in inspection services at export terminals. The legislation fixes a lingering concern fol... Read More

State Track And Field Champions From The Region

State Medalists from the region Class A Boys Shot Put Jacob Long ,Kearney, 57-7.50 Class A Boys Pole Vault Kevin Cahoy, Grand Island 16-00.25 Class C Girls Pole Vault Katherine Montgomery, North Platte St. Pats 11-0 Class C Girls ... Read More

Man Hospitalized After Being Rescued From Beneath Tractor

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) _ A 79-year-old Norfolk man has been hospitalized after being rescued from beneath a tractor. The Norfolk Daily News reports ( that Longin Karel was pinned by the tractor after it was struck by a car around... Read More

Flags to fly at half-staff beginning Friday

   Governor Pete Ricketts has announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff in honor of Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco, U.S. Marine Captain Dustin Lukasiewicz, and the Memorial Day holiday. Flags will be flo... Read More