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EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling

  WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked t... Read More

 Home Federal of Nebraska to merge with Home Federal of Grand Island

Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Grand Island (HFGI)  has announced it has entered into an agreement with Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Nebraska (HFNE) to merge with HFGI, pending regulatory approval. HFGI will be the surv... Read More

Minatare signs preliminary agreement for beef plant

MINATARE, Neb.  The city of Minatare has taken a big step toward construction of a beef processing plant that could bring an estimated 600 jobs to the Nebraska Panhandle community. The City Council on Wednesday voted to sign a preliminary agreeme... Read More

Heavy rain and flooding in eastern &  northeast counties

The National Weather Services has issued flood advisories for several eastern Nebraska counties after thunderstorms dumped heavy rain.   Norfolk radio station KNEN  reports that a stream flood advisory was to expire later Friday morning in portion... Read More

Kearney Catholic Golf Invite Results

Thursday August 27th Kearney Catholic, 395 Doniphan Trumbull, 395 Cozad, 397 GICC, 428 Arcadia-Loup City, 441 Gothenburg, 502 Ravenna, 541 St. Paul, 541 Individual Resutls Brandi Lemek, Doniphan Trumbull 77 Kaylei Becker, Cozad 84 M... Read More

Sen. Davis Encourages Ranchers to Testify at Hearing on Brand Committee in Grand Island

The Nebraska Legislature's Agriculture Committee will hold a public hearing to review the fee structure of the Nebraska Brand Committee on Friday, September 4th at 11:00am at the Grand Island City Council Chambers, 100 East First Street. The Committe... Read More

Minutemen Fall To Hastings

The Lexington Minutemen Tennis team fell 6-3 to the Hastings Tigers on Thursday in the first competition of the year for both teams. All of the doubles matches were close. Coach Ben Klein summed up the day for the Minutemen. “We stated in the prese... Read More

Advocacy Group’s CEO Sees New Issues With Kansas Welfare Law

ASSOCIATED PRESS - A child advocacy group’s leader says parts of a new Kansas welfare law appear to conflict with federal child care policies, potentially jeopardizing more than $40 million a year in federal funds. Kansas Action for Children CEO... Read More

Kobach: Trump Correct on Immigration Proposals

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is correct on his immigration proposals. Kobach was an adviser on immigration policy for 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and sa... Read More

Colorado, Kansas & Nebraska Water Agreement Further Helps Water Users

(Lincoln, Neb.) Yesterday, the states of Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska have reached an agreement that will ensure more certainty to the basin’s water users in both Nebraska and Kansas. The agreement, in the form of a Resolution approved by the Repu... Read More

Cozad Outlasts Gothenburg To Improve To 4-0

It was a game for the ages Thursday night in Gothenburg as Cozad knocked off the Swedes in softball action 17-16. Cozad blew an 11-3, lead, then trailed 16-11 before forcing extra innings by scoring 5 runs in the top of the 7th.  The Swedes had grab... Read More