Grand Island prepares for new wastewater salt rule

Grand Island has been preparing to cut in half its discharge of chloride from the city wastewater treatment plant, anticipating a state regulation that will take effect next year. The city will ha... Read More

Kansas Conducting Agriculture Preparedness Exercise

The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) will lead an emergency preparedness exercise September 22- 24, 2014, in Clay, Lyon, Riley and Pottawatomie counties, to practice the state’s response plan to a foreign animal disease. The functional exerc... Read More

Nebraska man who shot ex-wife, lawyer kills self

A 58-year-old Nebraska man who had been sentenced to life in prison for killing his ex-wife and his divorce lawyer last November has been found dead in his cell. Prison officials said Michael Petersen was found shortly after 6 a.m. Monday, and eff... Read More

Abdullah picks up honor

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah is the co-offensive player of the week in the Big Ten along with Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon.  Abdullah recorded 313 all-purpose yards, including 229 yards rushing, in the Cornhuskers' victory over Miami.... Read More

Warren Fairchild, strong NRD supporter, receives Hall of Fame Award

(KEARNEY, NE) – Warren Fairchild, a life-long supporter of water conservation and the natural resources districts, was inducted posthumously into the Nebraska Association of Resources District’s (NARD) Hall of Fame at the NARD annual meeting in K... Read More

U.S. and Japanese Trade Officials to Meet this Week

Top U.S. trade officials are expected to meet with Japanese trade officials this week in Washington, according to a report from The Hill. The two groups are expected to continue dialogue on issues in the Asia-Pacific trade deal. U.S. Trade Repr... Read More

Grand Island Northwest named best at UNK Band Day

Grand Island Northwest won the Sweepstakes Trophy and was named the top band overall at Saturday’s 2014 UNK Band Day Parade Competition. Twenty-four Nebraska bands marched in the University of Nebraska at Kearney Homecoming Parade and were later... Read More

Bridge work to close I-80 lanes near Gothenburg

Drivers looking to be on Interstate 80 in western Nebraska later this month should know of plans to close the highway overnight for construction work. I-80 westbound lanes will be closed at Gothenburg from 11 p.m. on Sept. 29 to 6 a.m. the next day.... Read More

Broncos lose, Chiefs win

SEATTLE (AP) _ Marshawn Lynch scored on a 6-yard TD run on the first possession of overtime and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 26-20 on Sunday in a Super Bowl rematch that lived up to expectations. Seattle blew a 17-3 fourth-quarter ... Read More

Dole homecoming tour coninues

Bob Dole continues his homecoming tour of Kansas this week.   This time in the southwest. The former Senator begins the week Monday in Dodge City.   Tuesday he visits friends and supporters in Kinsley ,Greensburg, Ashland, Liberal and Meade. ... Read More

Neb. Leading Economic Indicator rebounds

Nebraska's Leading Economic Indicator rebounded by 1.37 percent in August, reversing a decline seen in July. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Economist Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of  Business Research says the increase represents a strong u... Read More