Orthman Community YMCA in Lexington to open October 20th

  LEXINGTON ­­– A new era of building a stronger, healthier community begins Oct. 20 with the opening of the new ORTHMAN COMMUNITY YMCA in Lexington. “We are so excited to finally open th... Read More

Nebraska's deficient bridges receive legislative scrutiny

A  recent report found that Nebraska has a  significant number of deficient bridges.  State Sen.  Lydia Brasch of Bancroft is a member of the Legislature's Transportation & Telecommunications Committee and she acknowledges that deficient brid... Read More

Up to $5,000 reward offered in pelican shooting

MANKATO, Kan. (AP) — Two groups are offering up to $5,000 for information leading to a conviction in the shooting of seven American white pelicans in Kansas earlier this month. The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildl... Read More

KU seeking more defense dollars

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- The University of Kansas is hoping to attract more federal research funding from the U.S. Department of Defense. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the university has received national security clearances to pursue clas... Read More

Railways Still Snarling Grain Movement

As the row-crop harvest in the Northern Plains moves ever closer, worries are mounting among producers and grain elevator operators about continued transportation delays and whether there will be enough room to store what are expected to be large cor... Read More

USDA Announces Funding to Encourage Healthy Eating Choices

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is making up to $31.5 million in funding available to help participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) more easily aff... Read More

Gov. Heineman Names John E. Nelson Nebraska’s 40th Lieutenant Governor

  (Lincoln, Neb.) Gov. Dave Heineman today announced his appointment of State Senator John E. Nelson of Omaha to be the 40th Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska. Nelson will officially become the Lieutenant Governor at a swearing-in ceremony with... Read More

Stalk and Crown Rot Diseases Likely in Many Fields

Much of the 2014 Nebraska corn crop has experienced repeated and prolonged stress and wounding. While most of the crop looks good, we are beginning to see early evidence of problems developing.  In particular, stalk rot diseases are beginning to dev... Read More

Abdullah earns big ten honor again

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah is the offensive player of the week in the Big Ten for the third time in five weeks. Abdullah, who leads the nation in rushing yards and is second in yards per game, ran for 208 yards and a care... Read More

Loomis man injured in ATV crash

A 52-year-old Loomis man was injured in an ATV accident Sunday evening near Loomis.   The Phelps County Sheriff's Office says Scott Kirby made a sharp turn while backing up.   It caused the ATV to overturn and partially land on top of him. Kir... Read More

Sen. John Nelson sworn-in as next Lt. Gov.

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has named state Sen. John Nelson of Omaha as his new lieutenant governor. Nelson was sworn into office Monday at the Capitol. He replaces Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann, who resigned earlier this month after a judge approved... Read More