Nebraska & Kansas among 21 states joining in suit to overturn  gun control law

Twenty-one states, including Nebraska & Kansas,  are asking a federal appeals court to overturn provisions of Maryland’s gun-control law that bans 45 assault weapons and limits gun magazines to... Read More

Parole head says she was pressured to parole more

The chairwoman of Nebraska's parole board says a former prisons director pressured her into paroling more inmates in an effort to reduce crowding. Esther Casmer testified under subpoena Tuesday that some inmates were paroled even though they hadn't ... Read More

University of Nebraska hires branding firm

The University of Nebraska has hired a Philadelphia-based branding firm to help the university brag about its institutes, online class offerings and general educational opportunities. The Lincoln Journal Star says the 12-month, $605,000 contract i... Read More

NCF Accepting Applications for Beef Industry Scholarship

DENVER- Applications for 2015-16 beef industry scholarships sponsored by the CME Group are now being accepted. Ten scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry. Students studying educati... Read More

Stapleton woman dies in Lincoln County accident

  A Stapleton woman died in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning about 3 miles north of North Platte on Highway 83. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office has identified her as 34-year-old Michelle Heisz. She was a passenger in a van, being ... Read More

Veto Looms On Ohio Ag Runoff Bill

Gov. John Kasich will veto broad legislation that addresses Ohio's toxic algae problem and other agricultural and environmental matters unless provisions related to basic telephone service are removed, a member of the Republican governor's administra... Read More

Dairy Farmers Have Less than Two Weeks Left to Enroll in New Farm Bill Dairy Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today encouraged dairy farmers to register by Dec. 5 for the new dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) that gives farmers the cert... Read More

C1-7 First Team All District Football Team

Class C1-7 First Team All District Football Team Offense OL Cade Svoboda                    Ord OL Dylan Folkers                     Gothenburg OL Tyler Baker                       ... Read More

Deere & Co. predicts 20% decline in sales

Deere & Co. projected a 20% decline in farm equipment sales for the recently started business year, warning again that lower commodity prices and falling farm incomes are putting pressure on demand for agricultural machinery. The Moline, Ill., c... Read More

Wallace Woman is Western Nebraska Clerk of the Year for USDA Rural Development

USDA Rural Development State Director Maxine Moul Wednesday presented a plaque to Mary May, Wallace Village Clerk, for her excellence in service to her community and USDA. “It is with great pleasure that we honor a clerk who has helped her Villa... Read More

Flood warning issued for part of Hall County

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Hall County in south-central Nebraska. The service says an ice jam has formed in a channel of the Platte River south of Interstate 80 near Grand Island. The service warns that floodwater ... Read More