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New Portal Enables Farmers, Ranchers to Request Conservation Assistance Online

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners can now do business with U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service... Read More

Lexington's Health Center board adopts budget for next fiscal year

  On Tuesday evening, the Lexington Regional Health Center Board of Directors approved their budget and capital requests for their next fiscal year which begins July 1st. Chief Financial Officer Wade Eschenbrenner made the presentation to the... Read More

Kansas Senate Rejects Plan to Raise Taxes on Businesses and Farmers

The Kansas Senate has rejected a bill for raising taxes to close a projected state budget shortfall.   Senate President Susan Wagle said after the chamber's action Wednesday that legislators will need to trim additional spending from the budget.... Read More

Nebraska pilot's remains to be buried at national cemetery

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ More than 70 years have passed since the family of a 23-year-old Nebraska fighter pilot learned that he had been killed in World War II. The Pentagon recently announced that the remains of U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Alvin Beethe... Read More

Nebraska's April jobless rate of 2.5 pct still lowest in US

LINCOLN, Neb. A new report says Nebraska's unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a point to hit 2.5 percent in April, remaining the lowest rate in the nation. The Nebraska Labor Department said in the report released Wednesday that the preliminary ... Read More

Alcohol involved in Arcadia man's pickup accident

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office reported to a one vehicle accident on Monday, May 25 at 8:10 p.m. 52-year-old Scott Granning of Arcadia was heading south on Highway 21 when he lost control of his 1989 GMC pickup near mile marker 38 or approximatel... Read More

Huey Lewis & The News to rock the house at State Fair

      The Nebraska State Fair has announced that Huey Lewis & The News will perform on Friday, September 4th at the State Fair.      Huey Lewis & The News are Grammy Award Winners who have written and performed such classic Top... Read More

Nebraska abolishes death penalty in landmark override vote

  LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska has abolished the death penalty in a landmark veto-override vote backed by a coalition of conservatives who oppose capital punishment. Senators in the one-house Legislature voted 30-19 on Wednesday to overri... Read More

Bill to allow packer-owned hogs in Nebraska defeated

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ An effort to lift Nebraska's ban on hogs owned by meatpackers has failed to advance in the Legislature. Supporters fell two votes short Wednesday of the support they needed to break a filibuster on a second-round vote. Opponents... Read More

NBAF breaks ground in Manhattan

The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) groundbreaking took place today in a ceremony attended by city, university, state and federal leaders.  The NBAF facility will make Kansas the epicenter of new and progressive animal disease research... Read More

Nebraska lawmakers advance rebates for natural gas fuel

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska drivers could receive refunds from the state on clean-burning fuel converters and pumps under a bill advanced by lawmakers. Senators gave initial approval Tuesday to the incentives for companies and individuals that u... Read More