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New CDC guidance on masks and help with back-to-school planning   LINCOLN – The state case total, as of 5:45 p.m. CT today, is 28,104, an increase of 1,893 from last Friday. There were 13 new COVID-19-related deaths in the state, for a total of 345. A total of 20,333 Nebraskans diagnosed with COVID-19 have since recovered.   The […]

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August 7, 2020—The past 2-day total of COVID-19 cases has risen by 9 in the Four Corners District: Seward County has 5 new cases for a total of 119 cases, and 69 have recovered. York County has 2 new cases for a total of 80 cases, and 60 have recovered. Butler County has 2 new […]

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Sheridan County jail recently had a detained individual that is a presumed COVID-19 positive case. The individual is now self-isolating at home. In accordance with the jail’s response plan, no additional people will be brought into the jail only diverted to another jail until the situation stabilizes. All currently detained individuals will be safely monitored […]

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The Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council (NALC) Board of Directors announced Wednesday they have decided to place a “pause” on the Nebraska LEAD Program for the 2020-2021 year. The board came to the decision unanimously and according to Ed Woeppel, NALC board chair, “To suspend regular LEAD programming from September 2020 through August 2021 was not […]

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August 5, 2020—The past 2-day total of COVID-19 cases has risen by 11 in the Four Corners District: Seward County has 5 new cases for a total of 114 cases, and 67 have recovered. York County has 4 new cases for a total of 78 cases, and 59 have recovered. Polk County has 1 new […]

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PONCA, Neb. — The 2020 Missouri River Outdoor Expo at Ponca State Park has been cancelled due to the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 health situation and potential public health restrictions for the fall. The expo, originally set for Sept. 19- 20, typically is a field trip destination for schools across the state, as well […]

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The West Point City Council met at the Nielsen Center Tuesday evening, and covered several key agenda items, including an update on the Water Treatment Plant Project. City Administrator Tom Goulette has the latest. Leanne Ritter with Advanced Consulting Engineering Services says crews are working to Calibrate the controls in the Chemical Feed. She adds […]

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As the Coronavirus Pandemic continues, area schools have come up with plans to Return to School this fall. Bancroft-Rosalie Superintendent Dr. Jon Cerny spoke with KTIC News about their plan. Cerny says the school is requiring masks when social distancing is not possible. He adds things will be the same for both Codes Green and […]

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August 3, 2020—The past 3-day total of COVID-19 cases has risen by 17 in the Four Corners District: Seward County has 11 new cases for a total of 109 cases, and 61 have recovered. York County has 5 new cases for a total of 74 cases, and 58 have recovered. Polk County has 1 new […]

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LINCOLN – This morning, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) Commissioner Matthew Blomstedt held a press briefing to discuss plans for K-12 students to head back to the classroom this fall.    Gov. Ricketts: Back to School (K-12) ·       There are many reasons why it’s important for schools to be open this fall. o  Remote […]

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NORFOLK, Neb – Northeast Community College continues to put plans into place as faculty, staff, and students prepare to begin the fall semester on Monday, August 17. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, plans have been developed to include appropriate social distancing and classroom safety protocols when close contact is required due to the nature of […]

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Omaha, Neb. — A new survey of business leaders released Monday suggests the economy continues to recover in nine Midwest and Plains states, but businesses are still cutting jobs amid the ongoing impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says the economy still remains weaker than before the virus outbreak began. The […]

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Pilger’s 18th Annual Sweet Corn & Hamburger Feed will be held on Wednesday from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at the Cooper Family Community Center. Ron Wolverton tells KTIC News that preparation is done the day of the event. Wolverton says all the grillers and cookers show up around 2:00 p.m. to get everything started and ready to […]

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July 31, 2020—The past 2-day total of COVID-19 cases has risen by 26 in the Four Corners District: Seward County has 21 new cases for a total of 98 cases, and 61 have recovered. York County has 1 new cases for a total of 69 cases, and 58 have recovered. Polk County has 1 new […]

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Burwell, NE – Loup Basin Public Health Department is reporting 117 COVID-19 cases within the nine-county district. Nine of these cases have been reported in the last two weeks. The cases are reported in the following counties: – Howard – 53 (4 new) – Custer – 42 (2 new) – Valley – 10 (1 new) […]

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KTIC News spoke with West Point-Beemer Superintedent Bill McAllister about the District’s Back to School Plan. McAllister commented on their philosophy. McAllister unveiled the plan at a meeting that was streamed on the School’s Facebook Page Wednesday night. McAllister offers his response to potential positive cases. McAllister says there could be some temporary shutdowns for […]

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The 55th Annual Neihardt Day Celebration will be held on the grounds of the Neihardt Center in Bancroft on Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m. Executive Director Marianne Reynolds. The main program begins at 1:30 p.m. with the Master of Ceremonies Ron Hull. Reynolds says the event includes a reading and welcome before the first […]

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As the Coronavirus Pandemic Continues, area schools are preparing to return to in-person classes this fall. KTIC News caught up with Pender Superintendent Dr. Jason Dolliver, who outlines their back to school plan. Dolliver says a priority for the District is to remain in that state as much of the year as possible if not […]

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Lincoln – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be issuing emergency supplemental allotments to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who receive benefits for the month of July on August 7. On April 8 DHHS announced that in response to Congress passing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, DHHS filed a request […]

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July 29, 2020—The past 2-day total of COVID-19 cases has risen by 12 in the Four Corners District: Seward County has 7 new cases for a total of 77 cases, and 61 have recovered. York County has 4 new cases for a total of 68 cases, and 58 have recovered. Polk County has 1 new […]

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Fishing was a topic of discussion between KTIC’s JD Gibbs and Nebraska Game and Parks’ Greg Wagner on 840 KTIC’s Midday in MidAmerica on Wednesday. Wagner has fishing strategy and bait tips for our listeners. Wagner says use stink baits, liver, and some of the chicken and beef blood bait cubes to catch Catfish coming […]

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To be held July 30-Aug 2, 2020 The need for agriculture education and celebration of hundreds of youth’s and their year-long projects outweighed these times of uncertainty. And, the latest edition of the Lancaster County Super Fair comes to fruition as the first-of-its-kind, blended virtual and in-person fair this Thursday through Sunday.   Exclusively for […]

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Phase 3 extended for many Nebraska counties   LINCOLN –The Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department jurisdiction will be the third local health department to move to Phase 4 of the Directed Health Measures (DHMs). The health department covers nine counties: Chase, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Hayes, Hitchcock, Keith, Perkins and Red Willow. The new DHM will start […]

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Council of Presidents (COP) voted on Tuesday, July 28 to postpone the national championships in cross country, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball to spring 2021. This decision still allows NAIA conferences to compete in the fall and winter, if they so choose. The timing […]

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NORFOLK, Neb. – Nebraskans who have experienced the effects of the pandemic through their work have an opportunity to be trained or retrained with skillsets that will allow them to pursue employment in high-demand careers and industries. Northeast Community College is partnering with the state Department of Economic Development and Department of Labor (DOL) on […]

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When: 10 a.m., Friday, July 31 Where: UNK Foster Field Social Media: Follow @UNKearney and #lopergrad on Twitter to see photos and posts. Join in the #lopergrad conversation at http://unk.edu/eventdashboard Live Broadcast: A pre-commencement show will air beginning at 9:20 am. at www.youtube.com/UNKearney. It will be followed by a live broadcast of the event. A live viewing also is available in […]

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July 27, 2020—The past 3-day total of COVID-19 cases has risen by 9 in the Four Corners District: Seward County has 5 new cases for a total of 70 cases, and 57 have recovered. Polk County has 2 new cases for 20 cases total, and 14 have recovered. York County has 2 new cases for […]

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GOTHENBURG, NE – The community of Gothenburg has seen a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases the last couple of weeks. Gothenburg Health reached out to the community on Facebook over the weekend to remind citizens to practice social distancing and wearing masks.  Dr. Anna Dalrymple, family physician, was featured in the Facebook video saying, “We […]

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Gov. Pete Ricketts encouraged lawmakers to lay the foundation for continued growth in Nebraska by passing bills costing millions of dollars including property tax relief, business tax incentives, UNMC expansion and veterans tax relief. Ricketts addressed the Legislature July 24, two days after lawmakers stopped short of advancing a property tax relief bill, making its […]

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A book called “Grandpa’s War,” based on the Korean War involvement of the family of Justin Miller of Bancroft will be released soon. Miller, who is the Author, says the book features his Great Uncle Harlan. Miller says Harlan was a Road Grader Operator with the 8th Combat Engineers, and died by hitting a land […]

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July 24, 2020—The past 2-day total of COVID-19 cases has risen by 3 in the Four Corners District: Polk County has 1 new case for 18 cases total, and 12 have recovered. Seward County has 1 new case for a total of 65 cases, and 51 have recovered. York County has 1 new case for […]

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  CHI Health is hosting an informative virtual event for Nebraska and southwest Iowa teachers on Tuesday, July 28, from 10 am until noon. A first of its kind, the mental health assembly, “Inspiring Hope in a Changing Classroom,” is designed to support area educators as they return to the classroom during the COVID-19 global […]

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LINCOLN – The state case total, as of 5:45 p.m. CT today, is 24,174, an increase of 1,813 from last Friday. Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Dashboard data also continues to show an increase in positive cases being reported this week over last week. There were 15 new COVID-19-related deaths in the state, for a […]

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LINCOLN – Based on monitoring trends in COVID -19 data, the North Central District Health Department jurisdiction will move to Phase 4 of the Directed Health Measures (DHMs) starting August 1, 2020. North Central District Health Department’s jurisdiction includes the nine counties of: Antelope, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox, Pierce and Rock. “North Central District […]

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Today, Test Nebraska, which is currently the number one source of testing in the state of Nebraska, reached a milestone having tested more than 100,000 Nebraska residents since the program launched in April.   “The importance of being tested cannot be overstated,” said Chief Medical Officer Dr. Gary J. Anthone. “We are seeing […]

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The 8 Legacy Garden and Rehabilitation Center Employees who tested positive for COVID-19 did so cause of a testing error in Lincoln. That’s according to Administrator Shari Dorsey, who has this statement. Dorsey says the testing error caused headaches on Legacy Garden’s part, but they have recovered and are operating on a day-to-day basis like […]

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The Lexington Community Foundation is introducing a new food program today during their  USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program. The new program, Feeding our Neighbors,  provides individual, pre-packaged, microwavable and oven safe meals to families in need. Feeding  Our Neighbors provides bi-weekly pick up of plant based, nutritious meals for the whole  household. Families […]

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July 22, 2020—The past 2-day total of COVID-19 cases has risen by 9 in the Four Corners District: Polk County has 4 new cases for 17 cases total, and 12 have recovered. Seward County has 3 new cases for a total of 64 cases, and 51 have recovered. York County has 2 new cases for […]

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Nebraska Game and Parks’ Greg Wagner and KTIC’s JD Gibbs talked fishing on 840 KTIC’s Midday in MidAmerica Program on Wednesday. Wagner says the beginning and end of days and using whole bait are best for catching fish. Wagner says when using lures use crank baits, surface lures, and swim baits with silver and white […]

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A double murder trial in Nebraska will be rescheduled after the suspect’s sister, who had been sitting in the courtroom, tested positive for COVID-19. Douglas County District Judge Marlon Polk declared a mistrial Monday in the case of Nyir Kuek, who is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the June 2019 deaths of […]

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July 21, 2020 YPS Parents. First, I want to thank you for your patience and flexibility over the past couple months. During that time the YPS Blueprint Core Task Force, comprised of teachers, support staff and administrators has created a plan that will allow us to create a productive learning environment for our students. During […]

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     LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Nebraska’s community colleges are accepting scholarship applications under the Nebraska Workforce Retraining Initiative (WRI).  He encouraged potential applicants to apply soon, as the window to apply for many scholarships will close at the end of August.   “Nebraskans whose income has been affected by the pandemic […]

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LINCOLN, NE. – Plans are still underway to hold the Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, NE, on November 9-10, 2020.  The committee will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation.  Additional updates will be provided as we move forward in the planning process. We thank you for your past support of […]

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LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and University of Nebraska President Ted Carter held a press briefing to talk about preparations for college students to resume classes on campuses this fall.  In mid-March, President Carter announced the cancellation of all in-person classes for the duration of the spring semester.  He then helped the University system successfully […]

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ELVPHD is excited to launch its COVID-19 Risk Dials this week. The unveiling of the district-wide, color-coded dial is attached—and four individual dials for each of the ELVPHD counties of Burt, Cuming, Stanton and Madison will be coming later this week. When published, the dials will provide specific guidance for residents, business owners, and school […]

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  In the past four days, Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) has been notified of fifteen persons from SWNPHD’s health district that have tested positive for COVID-19. New cases include the following: One Chase County resident – a female in her 40’s, related to direct contact with another confirmed case of COVID-19. Two Furnas […]

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July 20, 2020—The past 3-day total of COVID-19 cases has risen by 5 in the Four Corners District: Seward County has 2 new cases for a total of 61 cases, and 51 have recovered. York County has 1 new case for a total of 59 cases, and 51 have recovered. Butler County has 1 new […]

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OMAHA – Nebraska health officials say another day of more than 100 cases of coronavirus confirmed in the state. Nebraska’s online coronavirus tracker shows 102 cases were confirmed Sunday, bringing the state’s total to 22,583 since the outbreak began. The state’s total number of deaths remained unchanged at 301. Nebraska’s relatively steady numbers of the […]

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LINCOLN – Lawmakers returned to their session with lingering concerns about the coronavirus and extra safety precautions that will likely remain in place until they adjourn for the year. The 60-day session resumed Monday with plexiglass barriers separating lawmakers in the legislative chamber, mandatory temperature checks to enter and tougher restrictions on who can access […]

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Eight employees from Legacy Garden Rehabilitation and Living Center in Pender tested positive for COVID-19 on July 8th and 9th, but were later re-tested twice for which the results came back negative. Administrator Shari Dorsey says there was widespread concern when the initial news broke. Dorsey says the facility went into an active infection protocol, […]

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Lincoln – Each local health district continues to evaluate its progress in the fight against COVID-19. The Governor’s Office and DHHS have started conversations with local health department districts about moving to Phase 4 Directed Health Measures.   Based on recent data trends, the Loup Basin Health Department jurisdiction is prepared to move to Phase 4 […]

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LINCOLN – The state case total, as of 5:45 p.m. CT today, is 22,361, an increase of 1,584 from last Friday. Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Dashboard data also shows an increase in positive cases being reported this week over last week. There were 15 new COVID-19-related deaths in the state, for a total of […]

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Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) has launched its COVID-19 Community Risk Dial.  The color-coded dial depicts the phase of the pandemic in the nine-county health district of southwest Nebraska and provides specific guidance for residents to protect themselves and others and prevent the spread of the virus.  The dial is located on the health department […]

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  KEARNEY – The University of Nebraska at Kearney has developed and released a new plan aimed to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. A task force made up of 30 campus representatives established the series of policies and best practices, which will serve as a road map for UNK students, faculty, staff and […]

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It could feel as hot as 105 Friday and 110 Saturday. Greg Wagner with Nebraska Game and Parks says there will still be good fishing, but he suggests specific times for the warmer weather. It might be you’ve already spent some time on the boat this summer or maybe you’re hoping to be in the […]

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Today Unified Command confirmed four more cases of COVID-19 in the Panhandle:   County Demographics Exposure Type Kimball Female in her 40s Close Contact Scotts Bluff Female in her teens Community Spread Scotts Bluff Female in her 20s Community Spread Scotts Bluff Male in his 40s Close Contact   The investigations are complete, all close […]

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This week, Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) are participating in Operation Safe Driver Week. Operation Safe Driver is an initiative organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). State Patrol Public Relations Director Cody Thomas. Since the first directed health measures were issued in mid-March, Troopers have issued 387 speeding citations for drivers […]

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July 15, 2020—The past 2-day total of COVID-19 cases has risen by 7 in the Four Corners District: Seward County has 3 new cases for a total of 58 cases, and 41 have recovered. York County has 3 new cases for a total of 55 cases, and 45 have recovered. Butler County has one new […]

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LYONS, NEBRASKA – Internet access remains a problem for millions of Americans, including school age children. Those students without home internet access face increased difficulties completing their schoolwork, often referred to as the “homework gap.” Earlier this year, the COVID-19 pandemic brought these problems into focus when thousands of students were sent home early and […]

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At last Monday’s Wisner City Council Meeting, the council decided to cancel this year’s Thunder by the River Truck & Tractor Pull, which was scheduled for August 21st and 22nd. City Administrator Randy Woldt. Woldt says the council made a slight change in the requirement for peddlers and solicitors in that they no longer require […]

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Mel’s Bar & Lounge in Scribner is holding a “Grab N’ Go” Event on Thursday from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Owner Joe Wolfgram tells KTIC News the bags will include a few different food items. Wolfgram says they would be glad to make deliveries to those unable to get out of the house. He adds this is […]

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The Cuming County Relay for Life has lumaria bags available for people to display. Carly Salak tells KTIC News people can pick them up in the area this weekend. Salak says they can also be picked up at Schuetze Plumbing & Heating or by calling 402-690-3734. Luminaria names will still be displayed this year. Salak […]

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Today, Governor Pete Ricketts unveiled a new website dedicated to providing updates about the State’s response to coronavirus.  The website features information about the State’s plans for coronavirus relief funding as well as links to key public health and virus testing information.  The public can find the website at coronavirus.nebraska.gov.  Updates will be made to the […]

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LEXINGTON, NE – The Lexington Board of Education met Monday night to discuss the 2020-2021 school year reopening plan. Before voting on a resolution concerning district policies and procedures relating to the COVID-19 pandemic,Staff members of the Lexington Public Schools and parents expressed concerns of whether or not students and staff should wear masks. Sandoz […]

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  Mid-Plains Community College will reopen to the public July 15. All MPCC campuses – those in McCook, North Platte, Broken Bow, Imperial, Ogallala and Valentine – closed to the public March 30 to limit exposure to COVID-19. When the campuses reopen, they will do so with new safeguards in place. The following doors will […]

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July 13, 2020—The past 3-day total of COVID-19 cases has risen by 8 in the Four Corners District: Seward County has 5 new cases for a total of 56 cases, and 34 have recovered. York County has 2 new cases for a total of 51 cases, and 42 have recovered. Butler County has one new […]

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The West Point-Beemer School Board held a coronavirus discussion at their meeting Monday night. Superintendent Bill McAllister discusses the potential protocol for the upcoming school year when and if things are in green. McAllister says things would slightly differ if the school district is in Yellow. McAllister says things change quite a bit when going […]

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LINCOLN – The state case total, as of 5:45 p.m. Central Daylight Time today, is 20,777, marking an increase of 1,117 from last Friday. During the past seven days, the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the state increased by two to 286, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) data dashboard. […]

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LINCOLN – The number of people hospitalized for the coronavirus in Nebraska has fallen to its lowest level since mid-April, but state officials say residents still need to exercise caution to keep the virus from spreading. Nebraska’s hospitals were treating 97 patients as of Thursday, down from a high of 257 on May 27. The […]

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LINCOLN – The number of people filing new unemployment claims in Nebraska surged last week to its highest level in nearly two months. The U.S. Department of Labor says 6,143 people filed initial claims for benefits during the week that ended July 4. That’s a roughly 46% increase over the 4,203 new claims from the […]

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YORK- In early June it was announced that the York County Fair will go on but in a modified fashion. The Fair Board has laid out the events that will take place, according to the County Fair’s website, the fair will run from August 6th-9th. 4-H & FFA: They are calling it “Show & Go” this […]

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Cuming County’s Coronavirus death was retracted earlier this week. Melanie Thompson with the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department explains. Thompson says the person had COVID when they died, but it wasn’t the cause of death. Cuming County has 36 total cases. Test Nebraska is conducting Coronavirus Testing in the area on a regular basis. […]

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July 8, 2020—The past 2-day total of COVID-19 cases has risen by 7 in the Four Corners District: Seward County has 5 new cases for a total of 49 cases, and 32 have recovered. York County has 3 new cases for a total of 48 cases, and 39 have recovered. Polk County has 12 cases […]

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  Lincoln, Nebraska, July 9, 2020 — It will look different than in the past, but there will soon be live performances again at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.   Executive Director Bill Stephan said he’s looking forward to getting started.   “With a deep commitment to the health and safety of our patrons, […]

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Lincoln – With the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), $3.5 billion was appropriated to the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). The CCDF is the primary federal funding source for child care subsidies to help low-income working families access child care and improve quality of child care for all children. […]

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With the summer session less than three weeks away, the Nebraska Legislature’s leaders say there are important tax and revenue topics to be debated and hope to keep everyone safe inside the Capitol. When the 17-day session reconvenes on July 20, the changes most notable to the public will be how the George W. Norris […]

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The 2020 Cuming County Fair is on for this year, but with some changes. Fair Board President Brian Meiergerd tells KTIC News that outdoor events are on, and they will practice social distancing. Meiergerd says Friday night will be the Outlaw Tractor Pull, Saturday a Bull Riding Event, and Tough Truck Competition at the Tractor […]

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YORK COUNTY- During these uncertain times, home should be a safe place. For domestic violence victims and survivors, home is one of the most dangerous and feared places they can be. During this nationwide pandemic known as COVID-19, the domestic violence rate has increased significantly as well as other forms of child abuse & neglect […]

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The West Point City Council was updated on the Water Treatment Plant Improvement Project at Tuesday night’s meeting. City Administrator Tom Goulette has the latest. Goulette says the backwash basin has been complete and is connected, so that can go right into operation when they go online with the filters. The Council also approved the […]

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Graduation will be held next Saturday at West Point-Beemer High School. Principal DJ Weddle says things will be a bit different this year. Weddle says there will be an overflow room with the ceremony live streamed on Facebook for extra immediate family members. The ceremony will be live streamed on the School’s Facebook Page. Prom […]

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July 6, 2020—The past 3-day total of COVID-19 cases has risen by 4 in the Four Corners District: Seward County has three new cases for a total of 44 cases, and 30 have recovered. Polk County has one new case for 12 cases total, and 11 have recovered. York County remains at 45 cases, and […]

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COVID-19 has impacted the finances and business plans of agricultural producers across the state. An upcoming Nebraska Extension webinar will focus on cash flow strategies and available tools as farmers and ranchers plan for the rest of the year. “Cash Flowing to the Other Side of COVID-19” will be presented on Thursday at noon, by […]

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July 3, 2020—The past 2-day total of COVID-19 cases has risen by 4 in the Four Corners District: York County has three new cases for a total of 45 cases, and 39 have recovered. Seward County has one new case for a total of 41 cases, and 30 have recovered. Butler County remains at 52 […]

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July 1, 2020—The past 2-day total of COVID-19 cases has risen by 5 in the Four Corners District: Seward County has four new cases for a total of 40 cases, and 30 have recovered. York County has one new case for a total of 42 cases, and 39 have recovered. Butler County remains at 52 […]

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Nebraska Game and Parks’ Greg Wagner joined JD Gibbs on 840 KTIC’s Midday in MidAmerica Program on Wednesday. Wagner says fireworks can be shot off at certain State Recreation Areas on Saturday, including Fremont State Lakes. Wagner reminds people to pick up after themselves and make the area look better than how it was first […]

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The 45th annual Big Bang Boom, Norfolk’s Fireworks Show, will be held on Saturday at Northeast Community College. President Don Wisnieski says it wasn’t feasible to hold it this year at Skyview Lake, where it is usually held. Wisnieski says the show starts at 10:00 p.m. and the pre-show at 9:45 with the Northeast Parking […]

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FREMONT – Methodist Fremont Health is partnering with the state of Nebraska to become a testing location for the statewide TestNebraska initiative. Beginning Monday, July 6, free COVID-19 testing will be available in Fremont to those who are eligible. Residents of Nebraska must complete the online assessment through the TestNebraska portal to determine if they […]

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  A new challenge, taking place during the month of July, equips students with money management skills and encourages financial learnings to combat “COVID slide”  July 1, 2020 (Lincoln, NE) — Treasurer John Murante today announced the kick-off of the EVERFI Treasurer’s Summer Challenge in Nebraska, taking place throughout the month of July. The EVERFI Treasurer’s […]

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Columbus’s Fireworks Show, Red, White, KaBoom!, will be held Friday night. Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Developer and Events Planner Sandie Fischer says it will be at a different location in town this year due to COVID-19. Fischer says CHS is located on 33rd and Lost Parkway Road, and they like the location due […]

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At this time, and in communication with the Governor, we believe that our COVID numbers support our transition to Directed Health Measure (DHM) Phase III on July 6, 2020. Our attention to slowly advancing from Phase I to Phase III is paying off in good health for our community. Details of DHM Phase III and […]

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June 29, 2020—The past 3-day total of COVID-19 cases has risen by 3 in the Four Corners District: Seward County has two new cases for a total of 36 cases, and recovered individuals have increased to 30.  One of the new cases is actually a delayed test result from May, where the person has recovered. […]

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  Burwell, NE – Seven (7) new cases were reported in Loup Basin Public Health Department’s (LBPHD) district since June 19, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Patient information is considered protected health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and will not be provided to protect the patient's privacy. The new case brings […]

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The director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says he will be forced to declare a prison overcrowding emergency on July 1. A 2015 law requires Gov. Pete Ricketts to declare an overcrowding emergency by July 1, 2020, if the prison population surpasses 140% of design capacity. As of the morning of June 25, […]

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The Nebraska economy is slowly recovering from the COVID-19 crisis thanks to steady home sales and a downturn in unemployment claims, according to a new report. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business released a report on June 24 illustrating the state of Nebraska’s economy. The monthly report measures the economy through key economic indicators […]

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The Midwest Nebraska Problem-Solving Court celebrated three graduations in North Platte on June 8, 2020.  For the graduates, Craig Zarek, Joseph Miller, and Kylor Miller, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Presiding Adult Drug Court Judge Michael Piccolo hosted the ceremony. […]

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LINCOLN – The state case total, as of 5:45 p.m. Central Daylight Time today, is 18,524, marking an increase of 933 from last Friday. During the past seven days, the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the state increased by 22 to 266, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) data dashboard. Local […]

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The Oakland City Pool is opening on Monday. Hours will be 1:00-8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00-6:00 p.m. There is a patrons form/waiver that people must fill out before entering the pool. People will also need to wear a mask before entering in to the bathhouse to get their temperature […]

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  As of June 22, Humanities Nebraska (HN) has awarded $429,217 in CARES Act dollars to 73 Nebraska non-profit organizations that focus on the humanities. Funding for these grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan. […]

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ORLANDO, Fla. (June 25, 2020) – This summer, AAA forecasts Americans will take 700 million trips based on economic indicators and state re-openings. That number is down nearly 15% compared to last July through September and is the first decline in summer travel since 2009. AAA booking trends show Americans are making travel plans, though cautiously and […]

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Unified Command confirms twelve more cases of COVID-19 in the Panhandle: County Demographics Exposure Type Kimball Female in her 50s Unknown Morrill Female in her 20s Close Contact Morrill Female in her 40s Community Spread Morrill Males in his 30s Community Spread Morrill Male in his 50s Community Spread Morrill Male in his 50s Community […]

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SUMNER, NE – The Sumner Commercial Club has announced the schedule for the annual Sumner 4th of July Celebration. “Due to the current pandemic the celebration looks different this year. Unfortunately, parades, carnivals and street dances are restricted. But there are many things that are not restricted, like family, fun and freedom” said, Sumner Commercial […]

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Fremont Motors was notified on Tuesday that an employee tested positive for COVID-19. An investigation was conducted, close contacts were identified and quarantined, and Unifeid Command says there are no additional concerns identified for community safety. Following the news, Fremont’s main shop and service center will be closed until July 3rd as many coworkers have […]

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United Way of Western Nebraska has received over $25,000 in donations to their Community Compassion Fund to directly assist with COVID-19 related needs. Today it was announced that  Community Table in Alliance is the newest grant recipient from the fund and received a grant to assist with the increasing number of meals they are serving. […]

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York General is announcing a partnership with the State of Nebraska to provide free COVID-19 testing to eligible residents. Residents of Nebraska can take an online assessment through the TestNebraska portal, and if eligible receive a free test from our hospital. From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nebraskans have been asking for more widespread access to testing. The State’s partnership with […]

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June 24, 2020—The past 2-day total of COVID-19 cases has risen by 2 cases in the Four Corners District: York County has one new case for a total of 40 cases.  Of the 40, 37 have recovered. Seward County has one new case for a total of 34 cases, and recovered individuals have increased to […]

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Lincoln – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be issuing emergency supplemental allotments to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who receive benefits for the month of June on July 7. On April 8 DHHS announced that in response to Congress passing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, DHHS filed a request […]

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West Point’s Annual Fireworks Show will go on this year, but with Social Distancing in mind. Tina from the Chamber. Tina says they’re going to request people stay 6 feet apart, and there will be seating on the ballfield like in the past. She adds people will still be able to get food like in […]

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