Haulers Reminded Proper Permits Needed during Harvest Season

(Lincoln, Neb.)- With the arrival of harvest season in Nebraska, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division would like to remind haulers to obtain the proper permits and make sure th... Read More

Gibbon Head Start seeking new address

The Head Start in Gibbon is on the hunt for a new home. Head Start was notified by the landlord on Sept. 15 that it would need to vacate the building because of the purchase of the facility. The program currently rents from the Assembly of God Church... Read More

Johanns, Fischer Press for Answers on Federal Land Acquisitions and Habitat Construction

Courtesy/ Sen. Johanns' Office. Sen. Mike Johanns WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) and Deb Fishcer (Courtesy/Official Photo) Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, yesterday wrote to the ... Read More

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 the doors of the new state-of-the-art YMCA to the pu... Read More

HearU Nebraska awarded grant

HearU Nebraska was recently awarded almost $76,000 from Women Investing in Nebraska. HearU Nebraska Director Stacie Ray says HearU Nebraska is a program designed to provide hearing aids for uninsured kids. "HearU Nebraska is a statewide program th... Read More

I-80 to be closed at Gothenburg overnight Oct. 1 & 2

*******Revised******* I-80 westbound will be closed between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Oct. 1st into the morning of the 2nd.  Traffic will be routed off of  I-80 at the Gothenburg I-80 Interchange off ramp, and back onto I-80 using the Gothen... Read More

Western Corn Belt still reeling from the drought

Drought may have eased over much of the Corn Belt, but in areas along the western edge of the region, the drought’s impacts still linger. According to the latest Drought Monitor report, just 15 percent of Kansas is in severe or extreme drought com... 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