Interstate-80 traffic re-routed for grass fires east of Lexington

Firefighters responded to grass fires  east of Lexington Saturday evening  on the north shoulder of  Interstate-80.  The Nebraska State Patrol says  Interstate-80 westbound had to be shutdown and... Read More

Boatmans Honored as Hereford Herdsman of the Year

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ¬¬¬— Tom and Tammy Boatman, Rockford, Ill., were selected as the 2015 Hereford Herdsman of the Year at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver. Tom and Tammy were selected for the award by their peers — other Hereford... Read More

Employment Workshop to be held in Bellevue Next Month

An employment workshop will be held before next month's hiring fair in Bellevue for veterans, service members and military spouses.  The workshop will focus on resume preparation, how to navigate hiring fairs, how to translate military skills and ho... Read More

Governor Proposes Reversing School Funding Increase

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing to backpedal on a much-ballyhooed increase in state spending on public schools after seeking to slow down aggressive tax-cutting to close budget shortfalls. Brownback won a name in conserva... Read More

Drones for Ag featured at National Farmers Ag Business Conference

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 23, 2015)—What’s a smart farmer to do when someone comes to him and tells him he needs a drone if he wants to step up his grain game the way he wants? Aaron Sheller buys one; then he teams up with other smart aggies and sta... Read More

New Bill Would Require Detectors to be Mandatory

An increase in carbon monoxide poisoning calls last year could prompt Nebraska lawmakers to require alarms in homes and apartments. A bill set for a legislative hearing Thursday would add Nebraska to a growing list of states that require the devic... Read More

VanMatre and Bicak Appointed to CPNRD Board of Directors

(GRAND ISLAND, NE) The Central Platte Natural Resources District’s board of directors appointed two new directors to serve on the board for two-year terms at their January board meeting on Thursday.  Deb VanMatre of Gibbon was elected to Subdistri... Read More

Kansas To Appeal Ruling That Found Education Is Underfunded

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas' top prosecutor has announced plans to appeal a district court panel ruling that found the state isn't spending enough money on its public schools to provide a suitable education. The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.... Read More

NBA Scores and Schedule

NBA Sunday's Games= Miami 96, Chicago 84 Cleveland 108, Oklahoma City 98 L.A. Clippers 120, Phoenix 100 New Orleans 109, Dallas 106 Atlanta 112, Minnesota 100 Indiana 106, Orlando 99 San Antonio 101, Milwaukee 95 Toronto 114, Detroit 110 ... Read More

NHL Scores

NHL Sunday's Game= Team Toews 17, Team Foligno 12 Monday's Games...... Read More

Official seeks to close insurance co-op in Iowa, Nebraska

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ Iowa's top insurance official has asked a court to end a consumer-owned cooperative that was selling health insurance to residents in Iowa and Nebraska. Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart said Friday he would seek liqui... Read More