Nance discusses space heater safety

There are many things to consider when it comes to space heater safety. Public Information Officer Ray Nance says always monitor space heaters. "Now those space heaters are designed as temporary he... Read More

Alco In West Point And Elsewhere To Close

Small-town discount retailer Alco Stores will close after a U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas approved an order by the company's creditors to shutter its stores. There are twelve ALCO stores in Nebraska.  That means the towns of West Point, Ogallal... Read More

LRHC responds to PCMG resignation

Physicians and physician assistants with the physician-owned Plum Creek Medical Group in Lexington have voluntarily resigned from their privileges to admit and see patients at Lexington Regional Health Center. It becomes effective at midnight Saturda... Read More

Construction underway to revive Lake Helen

Lake Helen in Gothenburg is receiving a long over due facelift. The $1.5 million upgrade will shrink the former 27 acre lake, into a 20 acre lake stocked with fresh fish when it's all said and done. City Administrator, Bruce Clymer said the lake g... Read More

ASA Reacts to EPA’s Deferral of Biodiesel RVO Number Until 2015

WASHINGTON (November 21, 2014) – In response to today’s announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency that the EPA would not finalize the 2014 Required Volume Obligations (RVO) will not before the end of the year, American Soybean Associa... Read More

Central Platte NRD to Hold Public Hearing for Changes to their Chemigation & Groundwater Quality Programs

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE CHEMIGATION PROGRAM -Signature: The signature of the permit holder & certified applicator(s) will be required on all chemigation applications. -Permit Fees:  A change in Title 195, Chapter 3, Nebraska Department of Envi... Read More

Lexington physician group resigns from local hospital

The 6 physicians and two physician assistants that make-up the independently-owned Plum Creek Medical Group in Lexington have given notice that they are resigning from their privileges to admit and see patients at Lexington Regional Health Center. It... Read More


Nebraska public schools graduated nearly 90 percent of their high school seniors in 2014, increasing the percentage of graduates to 89.7 percent, up from 88.5 percent in 2013. Year* 4- Year Graduation Rate # Graduates 2011 86.12 % 19,... Read More

National Corn Growers Association Responds to EPA's Decision

The following is a statement from Chip Bowling, Maryland farmer and president of the National Corn Growers Association, in response to today's EPA announcement related to the Renewable Fuel Standard: "Today's announcement by EPA shows the Administ... Read More

RPAC 1st Team All Conference Volleyball

West Division All Conference Volleyball First team Sydnee Harchelroad,      Wauneta Palisade Lesley Towery,                     Wauneta Palisade Brianna Einspahr,             Wauneta Palisade Christina Dani... Read More

USDA Top Lender Honors Presented to Banks in York

York, NE—Midwest Bank and Cornerstone Bank were recognized yesterday in York as Top 10 Lenders in Fiscal Year 2014 for USDA Rural Development’s Guaranteed Rural Housing (GRH) loan program.  Cornerstone Bank provided nearly $3.3 million for 37 ho... Read More