Cold Weather Rule Ends Tuesday

ASSOCIATED PRESS - A state agency is reminding utility customers who are behind on paying their electric and natural gas bills that the Kansas Cold Weather Rule ends Tuesday. The Kansas Corporation... Read More

Kansas Moving Closer To Issuing $1B Or More In Pension Bonds

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is moving closer to issuing $1 billion or more in bonds to bolster its pension system for teachers and government workers. The House and Senate have approved rival plans, even though many lawmakers view issuing bonds a... Read More

White House Issues Action Plan to Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria

WASHINGTON—The White House issued the most extensive action plan ever against drug-resistant bacteria, or superbugs, seeking to curb antibiotic use at farms and hospitals—and promote tests to find lethal bugs, and antibiotics to kill them. The... Read More

Firefighters overcome grass blaze south of North Platte

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. Authorities are investigating after a grass fire burned for nearly two hours and threatened homes south of Lake Maloney in Lincoln County. Battalion Chief Jason Trimble of the North Platte Fire Department says he believes the fi... Read More

Eagles Host Golf Triangular

Overton hosted Elm Creek, Loomis and Wilcox-Hildreth in boys golf action on Thursday. The Eagles were led by Creighton Ryan who shot a 37, Devon Halliwell paced Elm Creek with a 39. Loomis was led by Jason Palmer who fired a 43. Lucas Pistaulka was t... Read More

Brooks breaks own Nebraska ticket sales record

  Garth Brooks has broken the Nebraska ticket sales record. The previous record was held by Brooks as well. It was from September 24th - 28th 1997 when he sold 66,661 tickets for Devaney Center in Lincoln. At one point Friday he had sold 8... Read More

Ten arrests in Dawson County round-up

Deputies from the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office participated in a special enforcement on March 26th from noon to 5:00 p.m., targeting individuals on the Dawson County Warrant List. Ten people were arrested in the 5 hour operation and 17 warrants w... Read More

Hearing on Implementing the Agricultural Act of 2014: Commodity Policy and Crop Insurance

“Good morning. Thank you Chairman Crawford for holding today’s hearing and I look forward to working with you and the rest of the subcommittee. “A lot of work went into writing – and finally passing – the 2014 Farm Bill. Farm programs ar... Read More

USDA Extends ARC and PLC Deadlines

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, 2015, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net progra... Read More

Smith Votes for Death Tax Repeal

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) released the following statement Thursday after the House Ways and Means Committee met to consider H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act.  This legislation, of which Smith is a cosponsor, passed the... Read More

In the cool of spring, plan for the heat of summer

As soon as the planters are in the shed, the crew at Weborg Feeding Co. near Pender, Neb., will unpack the shades in preparation for summer in the yard. The 16 portable tarp systems they’ve purchased in the last two years are just one more step in... Read More