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. ... 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

Nebraska college officials OK room, board increase

University of Nebraska-Lincoln officials have passed a five-year plan that will increase room and board costs for students. The school's Board of Regents approved the plan Thursday that will increase room and board rates by about 3.5 percent each ... Read More

Upper Big Blue NRD to Construct New Headquarters to Serve Public Better

YORK, NE – In order to serve the public better and effectively manage the ever-increasing regulatory burden placed upon Nebraska’s NRDs, the Upper Big Blue NRD Board of Directors approved building a new NRD headquarters north of the York County F... Read More

State Fair officials working on outdoor concert plan

Nebraska State Fair officials are working on a plan to book a bigger musical act for a large, outdoor concert for next year. The State Fair Board met for a retreat last week. Executive Director Joseph McDermott says fair officials have noticed som... Read More

Farmers and Ranchers Participate in Week of Action on Climate Change

Lyons, Nebraska - Several organizations from across the Midwest and Great Plains partnered this week to urge people in their states to take action to address climate change and call for investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency and limitin... Read More

EPA delays decision on Renewable Fuels Standard

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Obama administration is delaying a decision on whether to reduce the amount of ethanol in the U.S. fuel supply. Last year the Environmental Protection Agency proposed to reduce the amount of ethanol in fuel for the first time... Read More

21st Century Equipment acquires Frank Implement

SCOTTSBLUFF, NEBRASKA—21st Century Equipment and Frank Implement Company have jointly announced the acquisition of Frank Implement Company’s John Deere dealerships by 21st Century Equipment LLC. This transaction is expected to be complete in e... Read More