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Bearcats dominate Lexington in opener, 41-0

The Scottsbluff Bearcats are off and running for the 2015 high school football season.  The Cats rushed for 485 yards on 50 carries en route to a 41-0 win over visiting Lexington Friday night at Bear... Read More

USDA to Approve Simplot's Genetically Engineered Potato

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine and that still damages crops. Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. says that the Russet Burbank can also be stored a... Read More

The Fun is in the Fair Food

GRAND ISLAND - Always one of the top three reasons fairgoers attend the Nebraska State Fair, Fair Food will not disappoint when the gates open on August 28th  in Grand Island. State Fair facilities director, Jaime Parr says, “The favorites will... Read More

4th Congressional Hearing Planned on Colorado Mine Blowout

DENVER (AP) _ A fourth congressional hearing is planned on the release of tainted wastewater from a Colorado gold mine that affected three states. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee announced Friday it plans a hearing on Sept. 16. ... 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