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Assistance Helps Beginning Farmer Improve Operation

A rich background in agriculture helped Wade Kloepping make the decision to come home to Dawson County after college and take over the family farm near Eustis, Nebraska. Two years before gradua... Read More

Americans Favor Farmers and Food During Drought

A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds most Americans think of water as a limited resource that can be depleted if people use too much. The national survey provides a glimpse into how Americans think water should be managed when abnormally dry wea... Read More

Reds season comes to end at Senior State Tournament

COZAD - Two back-to-back nine run innings allowed Blair to jump out and win convincingly against Cozad 20-2 in five innings at Muny Park, in an elimination game at the Class B Senior State Tournament Sunday afternoon. Cozad had to play from behind... Read More

Lucky breaks with federal funds, pensions help Kansas budget

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s latest efforts to prevent a state budget deficit were assisted by a well-timed decision on health care funding from federal officials and better-than-expected news about teacher pensions. The Rep... Read More

Southern Rust and Gray Leaf Spot Increasing in NE Corn

Southern rust (Figure 1 above) continues to be confirmed in samples from numerous counties in eastern and south central Nebraska, as indicated on the IPM PIPE website. The disease has reportedly been confirmed at low incidence and severity in the fie... Read More

Judge orders return of Lincoln man's gun collection

A judge has ordered that a man's gun collection seized last year by police must be returned to him, but Lincoln ordinances won't let him have them in the city. Police confiscated 24 handguns from Kevin Williams, who was accused of illegally possessi... Read More

Money found to continue aiding Nebraska, western Iowa vets

Department of Veterans Affairs officials say funding of adult day care and other skilled and nonskilled services for Nebraska and western Iowa veterans has been bolstered by belt-tightening and will continue through September 30th, past the scheduled... Read More

Iowa sales tax holiday set for next weekend

Iowa's annual sales tax holiday set to coincide with back-to-school shopping also brings Nebraskans looking for bargains across the Missouri River.   The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports  that Iowa's sales tax holiday this year is being held ... Read More

Cozad falls to Hickman in opening round of State Tournament

COZAD - Behind a masterful pitching performance, the Hickman Titans cruised past the Cozad Reds 12-0 in five innings, in the opening round of the Class B Senior State Legion Tournament at Muny Park Saturday night. Hickman found the scoreboard firs... Read More

Target shooting limited on wildlife area near Nebraska City<

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (AP) _ The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has banned target shooting from portions of Hamburg Bend Wildlife Management Area for safety issues.       The area sits southeast of Nebraska City in Otoe County.    Target sh... Read More

Thousands of Kansans mistakenly told Medicaid coverage ended

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – The state mistakenly notified thousands of Kansans this week that their Medicaid coverage had been canceled. The Kansas Department of Children and Families said a computer glitch caused the incorrect letters to be sent out. ... Read More