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Nebraska Forest Service Offers Assistance For Woody Biomass Heating

Lincoln, Neb., May 4, 2015 -- Seasonal heating costs can be unpredictable for the 325-plus Nebraska nursery greenhouse operations with enclosed plant-growing structures. With that in mind, the Nebrask... Read More

Moran’s Memo: A Tradition of Listening to Kansans

Far too often, elected officials do too much talking and not enough listening. As Kansas’ United States Senator, I have the privilege of taking my marching orders directly from Kansans. When it comes to making certain your voice is heard on Capitol... Read More

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 Cour... Read More

Netflix to Stream Farmland Movie

LOS ANGELES (May 4, 2015) – Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James Moll’s feature-length documentary, FARMLAND, is now available for streaming on With 57 million subscribers worldwide, Netflix is considered a premium destination fo... Read More

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 shar... Read More

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 meas... Read More

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 ... Read More

171 debit and gift cards uncovered in Dawson Co. traffic stop

A 25-year-old California man stopped in Dawson County on Saturday was found to have 171 debit and gifts cards throughout his vehicle. Dawson County Sheriff Gary Reiber says Todd Hartman was stopped by a deputy about a mile west of the Lexington Inter... Read More

CNPPID board clarifies alcohol policy

The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District’s board of directors passed a motion on Monday to permit the use of alcohol on District lakes associated with the Supply Canal. According to Nebraska law, the consumption of alcohol on any ... Read More

Lexington To Stay In GNAC At This Time

Lexington high school will not be joining the Southwest Conference this year. This spring Lexington explored the idea of joining its old conference. According to Lexington Superintendent John Hakonson, conference reps decided not to vote on the matte... Read More

USDA Rural Development Announces Availability of Loan Programs to Support Rural Economic Development

Lincoln, Neb., May 4, 2015 – Nebraska State Director Maxine Moul today announced that Rural Development is accepting applications for loans to support community development projects, business startups, growth and job creation. Assistance is bein... Read More