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 1... 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

Environmental Groups Petition EPA to Drop States' NPDES Authority

State environmental and conservation organizations increasingly are petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw their state's' authority to run their own Clean Water Act permit programs, according to Deborah Nagle, Water Permits Divis... Read More

Rex Adams named 2015 LVFD Fireman of the Year

Rev. Rex Adams was honored Friday night by fellow members of the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department as 2014 Fireman of the Year. Fire Chief Dahlas Holbein noted his "big smile, a positive attitude and always going above and beyond the call of duty. ... Read More

NFU Calls Delay of 2014 RFS Volume Standards a ‘Serious Disappointment'

The National Farmers Union calls the EPA’s decision to delay the Renewable Fuels Standard requirements for 2014  disappointing but a hopeful opportunity that will allow EPA time to get the targets right.  NFU President Roger Johnson said “the p... Read More

No Budges on Tax Break

In what’s becoming a Christmas tradition for Congress, no one has budged to help move expired tax breaks along. The Hill reports both sides want to wrap up talks soon over the so-called tax extenders, which come up about every two years for re-aut... Read More

Cozad Mayor votes YES to CVFD

The Cozad City Council met on Monday evening in the City Office Building Council Chambers. The number one item on the agenda was the third and final reading of Ordinance No. 1455. The passing of the ordinance would allow a Cozad Volunteer Fire Depart... Read More