Lex City Council convenes for final Nov. meeting

The Lexington City Council met for the final November meeting on Tuesday night in the Council Chambers. The council moved swiftly through the evenings agenda. An interlocal agreement with the Schoo... Read More

Ricketts names state budget, policy directors

Nebraska Gov.-elect Pete Ricketts has named his top budget and policy advisers. Ricketts announced Tuesday that he will retain Gerry Oligmueller as the state budget administrator and Lauren Kintner as his policy director and general counsel. Ol... Read More

Shipping season to close on upper Mississippi River, earliest ever

The shipping season on the upper Mississippi River will end on Thursday as ice surrounding locks and dams near Minnesota's Twin Cities forced the earliest winter closure on records that date back to 1969, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said. "Th... Read More

Agro-Defense Project Vote Delayed

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Governor Sam Brownback and top legislative leaders agreed to delay a vote on issuing bonds needed for the proposed agro-defense plant in Manhattan. The State Finance Council decided Monday to postpone issuing $231 million in bon... Read More

Hunter Sentenced In Kansas Bird Hunting Case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A Texas man has been sentenced to one year of probation after pleading guilty to violating a federal law protecting birds while he was in Kansas. The U.S. Attorney's office says 52-year-old George Morgan of Gordonville, Texas... Read More

Blood drive held in honor of local UNK student

This holiday season, the American Red Cross is asking eligible blood donors to give something that has a meaning, by donating blood in honor of local college student and cancer survivor, Rachel Berreckman. On Dec. 3 at the Agricultural Center in Hold... Read More

Animal Scientist Funston Gets Regional Extension Award

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska Extension beef cattle reproduction specialist Rick Funston has been honored for his beef and heifer management work. Funston won the 2014 Regional Excellence in Extension award for the North Central Region from Cooperati... Read More

Doctor behind 'free radical' aging theory dies

The scientist who developed the most widely accepted theory on aging that's used study cancer and other diseases has died in Nebraska. Dr. Denham Harman developed the ``Free Radical Theory of Aging'' in 1954, though it took years for additional r... Read More

Monarchs Win Big

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Lane Napier ran for 119 yards and three touchdowns and Aquinas Catholic rushed for 308 of its 322 yards while defeating turnover-plagued Hartington Cedar Catholic 40-6 in the Class C2 championship game Tuesday. Aquinas (12-1) won... Read More

Calving Schools Planned in January

COLBY, Kan. – With calving season just around the corner, K-State Research and Extension will host calving schools in five locations, with a focus on challenges producers can face during this critical period. Veterinarian Dave Rethorst, with the... Read More

USDA Says Farm Sector Slumped in 2014 As Prices Fell

Net farm income in the United States is now forecast to be $96.9 billion, down 21 percent from a year ago and the lowest since 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. The 2014 forecast was revised down sharply from $113.2 billion... Read More