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Kearney firefighters called to structure fire

Kearney Volunteer Firefighters were called to a fully engulfed structure fire at at  3:51 a.m. west of the community.  The  fire occured at  6724 Farcer Road.  The fire was under control at 4:42 ... Read More

Canadian Beef Prices Show No Sign of Easing

While U.S. producers work towards rebuilding cattle numbers after a prolonged drought, another drought has left Canadian producers in a similar situation. Bloomberg reports a drought has parched pastureland throughout the biggest beef-producing provi... Read More

Dr. Priebe joins Family Medicine Specialists full-time

  Dr. David Priebe joined the Family Medicine Specialists medical clinic in Lexington on a part-time basis last August.   In May he joined the staff as a full-time family physician.   Dr. Priebe has over 15 years of experience and is exci... Read More

Major League Baseball Scores

American League Monday's Games Houston 9, Cleveland 4 Minnesota 4, Baltimore 2 (10 innings) Chicago White Sox 4, Toronto 2 Tampa Bay at Kansas City, ppd., rain Detroit 12, Seattle 5 Tuesday's Games Tampa Bay (M.Moore 0-0) at Kansas City (C.Yo... Read More

Lake McConaughy Expected to Reach Peak Elevation This Week

Lake McConaughy is likely to reach its peak elevation this week as inflows from the North Platte River recede and releases for irrigation deliveries pick up.  Inflows have fallen to about 2,000 cubic feet per second, which is approximately equal to ... Read More

Canadian smoke in Nebraska

Smoke from Canadian wildfires was evident in Nebraska last week but, it was even more visible on Monday along with the smell of smoke. Hastings National Weather Service Meteorologist Merl Heinlein explains the smoke was noticeable in the mid to upper... Read More

Officials in Crete close 911 dispatch center to consolidate

CRETE, Neb. Officials in the small Nebraska city of Crete have closed their 911 dispatch center and switched those services to nearby Beatrice. Crete Police Chief Steve Hensel says all law enforcement and fire and rescue calls from the city have b... Read More

Ag Startup Scores $9 Million From Google CEO-Backed Fund

Ag-tech startup firm, CropX, has just been awarded $9 million in funding from Eric Schmidt’s Farm2050 collective. CropX is an Israeli based firm that specializes in “smart irrigation.” Their mobile app uses sensors placed around a farm to colle... Read More

U.S. Grain Industry Leaders Explore Cuba Grain Market Potential

Nine farmer leaders and staff members from the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the North Dakota Barley Council (NDBC) traveled to Cuba last week to see first-hand opportunities for expanding U.S. coarse gr... Read More

US appeals court upholds EPA plan to clean up Chesapeake Bay

A U.S. appeals court has upheld a federal plan limiting pollution in the Chesapeake Bay despite objections from farmers who accuse the Environmental Protection Agency of abusing its power. The ruling Monday upholds restrictions on farm and const... Read More

The 26th annual Kites and Castles cancelled

NORTH PLATTE - The 26th annual Kites and Castles event held at Lake McConaughy has been canceled this year because of high-water levels. The coordinating committee of Kites and Castles released the news last week. With high-water levels, there will ... Read More