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Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has been notified that a student has positive for COVID-19. This is the third student case. Public Health officials are working directly with this student to determine contact tracing and will directly contact any individuals who are determined to be at risk due to close contact. Close contact refers to […]

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The West Point Chamber of Commerce held a Social at the Nielsen Center on Friday in partnership with the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry as well as Northeast Community College. NE Chamber of Commerce & Industry President Bryan Slone talks about how the Pandemic has affected Nebraska and how the state has dealt with […]

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What about Trick-Or-Treating during a Pandemic? Halloween is one of the most exciting and traditional holidays for children. Trick-or-treating may be discouraged or even cancelled in some regions this year due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. If children do trick-or-treat, remember additional safety measures. Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic can be a chance for increased […]

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Lincoln – Nebraska public health officials have confirmed another 977 coronavirus cases, bringing the state’s total to 61,285. The number released late Thursday tracks with a recent surge in cases that led Gov. Pete Ricketts to reimpose some social-distancing restrictions to avoid overwhelming Nebraska’s hospitals. State officials say 559,625 people in Nebraska have gotten tested […]

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KEARNEY –Seventy-seven (77) new cases of COVID-19 were reported by Two Rivers Public Health Department in the seven county region it serves for Thursday, October 22. Please check the Two Rivers website for more detailed information for our citizens on current COVID-19. New confirmed cases for Thursday include: Buffalo County –38 Dawson County – 20 […]

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There have been 75 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the Four Corners District in the past 2 days (October 20-21): York County had 27 new cases for a total of 414. Seward County had 23 new cases for a total of 445. Butler County added 15 new cases for 246 total cases. Polk County […]

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Doug Anderson visited with Jeremy Kirby from Divots Brewery in Norfolk. Kirby says Divots continues to grow. Kirby says they should be making beers at their new brewery by the end of the year. Doug also visited with Kirby about the beers they have to offer. Kirby tells KTIC News that Divots offers a lot […]

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The Heirloom Market, held in Bayard on Saturday, October 10, has been listed as a community exposure site. Anyone that attended the market should monitor for COVID symptoms through October 24 and if they begin experiencing any symptoms, immediately go get tested and quarantine at home. Due to recent disease investigations indicating confirmed COVID positive […]

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There have been 95 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the Four Corners District in the past 3 days (October 17-19): Seward County had 33 new cases for a total of 422. York County had 24 new cases for a total of 387. Butler County added 20 new cases for 231 total cases. Polk County […]

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 Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced new grant programs to continue growing Nebraska in the midst of the disruptions of the coronavirus pandemic. As part of the Coronavirus Relief Fund, the State of Nebraska received $1.084 billion in federal assistance to address coronavirus-related needs across the state.  These funds are being used to assist in the State’s […]

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There have been 90 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the Four Corners District in the past 2 days (October 15-16): York County had 34 new cases for a total of 363. Butler County added 25 new cases for 211 total cases. Seward County had 24 new cases for a total of 389. Polk County […]

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  KEARNEY –Two Rivers Public Health Department in Kearney is reporting a local COVID exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19 at a faith-based location. Two Rivers has been notified that an individual with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 was present at the AWANA club at the Keene Evangelical Free Church in Axtell on Wednesday, October 7. […]

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The Nebraska Medicaid program would like to share with Nebraska’s health care providers that the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced $20 billion in new relief funds for providers. HRSA is making a large number of providers eligible for Phase 3 General Distribution funding. This includes: Healthcare providers that began practicing January 1, 2020 […]

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  KEARNEY –Two Rivers Public Health Department in Kearney is saddened to report additional deaths in the district as a result of COVID-19. There were four individuals in Buffalo County that passed as a result of the virus. One individual was a male in his 80s, and the other three were males in their 70s. […]

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  LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced changes to the State’s directed health measures (DHMs) that will take effect statewide on October 21, 2020.  The Governor also launched a campaign to encourage Nebraskans to avoid the “Three C’s” to help slow the spread of the virus: 1) crowded places, 2) close contact, and 3) confined […]

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Gov. Pete Ricketts has announced new restrictions aimed at curbing the coronavirus amid a surge of new cases and hospitalizations in Nebraska. The Omaha World-Herald reported that the Republican governor outlined four steps that will go into effect Wednesday: Hospitals must provide 10% of their bed and intensive care unit space for incoming COVID-19 patients […]

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There have been 99 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the Four Corners District in the past 2 days (October 13-14): York County had 38 new cases for a total of 329. Seward County had 25 new cases for a total of 365. Polk County had 24 new cases for 163 cases total. Butler County […]

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Nebraska’s governor Wednesday said the rising number of new cases of COVID-19 in the state is being watched closely, but did not say he was ready to make any changes to the Directed Health Measures currently in place. During a news conference in Lincoln, Pete Ricketts said with the state at a high of 315 […]

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GACC is putting on a Movie event later on this month. Elementary Principal Paula Peatrowsky has the details. Peatrowsky says more information will come home in the family envelope. GACC is holding a fundraiser at the end of the month. Peatrowsky says the information can also be found on the school’s website, gaccbluejays.org. Click below […]

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Even as District 17 and all of Nebraska residents work together to balance slowing the spread of COVID-19 with re-opening our economy, there is hope and good news in many respects. Nebraska’s unemployment rate is the lowest in the nation, dipping as low as 4% as reported in the September 22 Nebraska Chamber of Commerce […]

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There were 67 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the Four Corners District over the past 3 days: York County had 22 new cases for a total of 291. Seward County had 17 new cases for a total of 340. Polk County had 17 new cases for 139 cases total. Butler County added 11 new […]

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The West Point-Beemer School Board had a Coronavirus discussion at Monday night’s regular monthly meeting. Superintendent Bill McAllister has the latest. McAllister says the increase this week was 21, which is a positive rate of 17.8 percent. 106 have recovered, and the recovery rate is 50.5 percent. McAllister adds 10 people are currently quarantined. Parent […]

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Protect yourself and others. Preserve hospital capacity. Lincoln – With COVID-19 continuing to spread in Nebraska, getting a flu vaccine is an essential part of protecting your health and your family’s health this season. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) recommends doing so before the end of October. “This season, flu vaccine is […]

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As the longtime host of Nebraska’s “Backyard Farmer” gardening show, Kim Todd is used to having a packed schedule and overflowing email inbox.  The past six months, however, have been unlike anything she’s seen before.  “I have 102 emails in my inbox right now, and I think the high in a single week was something […]

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  KEARNEY –Ninety-five (95) new cases of COVID-19 were reported by Two Rivers Public Health Department in the seven- county region it serves for Friday, October 9. Please check the Two Rivers website for more detailed information for our citizens on current COVID-19. New confirmed cases for Friday include:  Buffalo County – 66  […]

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October 9, 2020—Four Corners Health Department COVID-19 Updates, Corrections, and Deaths Announced. Deaths As of Friday October 9, Four Corners Health Department sadly announces two new COVID-19 related deaths in the District: A Butler County man in his 70s, who was hospitalized, has died. A Polk County woman in her 90s has died. Correction from […]

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LINCOLN – The DHHS COVID-19 Data Dashboard is currently experiencing technical difficulties due to numerous results flowing into the dashboard that are affecting the functionality of the system. It is always the aim of the Department to provide timely and accurate information. We are working to resolve the issue.   Hospitalizations kept increasing this week, […]

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Lexington, NE – Hospitals are starting to see a surge in COVID patients and nearing capacity for handling such patients recently, but Lexington Regional Health Center (LRHC) is not among those. Currently there are no COVID patients at LRHC according to Marketing Director Brenna Bartruff. Bartruff also says LRHC hasn’t seen a surge in COVID […]

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  Melham Medical Center would like the community to be aware that it is currently experiencing a surge of patients due to COVID-19 activity.  A surge in patients means that patient volumes have reached a level that challenges or exceeds our standard resources and our ability to adjust to the increased activity.  Melham Medical Center […]

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COVID 19 has affected many of our plans in 2020. How do you have a quilt show and still protect the health and safety of participants? Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild accepted the challenge and has planned a “Covid Style” quilt show. Activities will take place October 16 and 17. The COVID Style Quilt Show will […]

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View data on Kearney COVID report here   A large increase in COVID cases in the Kearney and Buffalo County area has prompted the Two Rivers Public Health Department to move the indicator for it’s weekly risk further into the “Elevated” orange section of the dial. Two Rivers reports a significant increase in cases and […]

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October 7, 2020—Four Corners Health Department is Seeing a Rise in COVID-19 Cases The past 2-day total of COVID-19 cases has increased by 67 in the Four Corners District: York County has 23 new cases for a total of 241. Polk County has 20 new cases for 111 cases total. Seward County has 17 new […]

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Nebraska Game and Parks’ Greg Wagner and KTIC’s JD Gibbs talked about being careful with the high fire danger in the area during Wednesday’s weekly chat on 840 KTIC. Wagner has these tips for hunters and campers. Wagner says a Halloween Event is being held at Ponca State Park this weekend. For more information, head […]

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In continuing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the area and protect the health of the community, the West Central District Health Department (WCDHD) is asking for your assistance.  If you have visited the Eagles Club #2839 at 620 N Chestnut St, in North Platte, NE on September 25th or 26th 2020, you […]

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  In the midst of the pandemic, music departments at universities across the state have either drastically cut down on live performances this fall or eliminated them altogether. Accessible technology, however, has allowed many schools to at least record rehearsals to post online to fulfill at least some of the performance aspects of music curriculum. […]

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West Point-Beemer Superintendent Bill McAllister gave a COVID-19 Update during this week’s Update with KTIC Radio. McAllister says numbers are on the downward trend. McAllister says 7 Elementary, and 5 Middle and 5 High School Students are being quarantined. West Point-Beemer’s Veterans Day Program will not be held this year due to COVID-19. McAllister said. […]

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The West Point City Council received an update on the Water Treatment Plant and Water Main Projects at Tuesday night’s Meeting. City Administrator Tom Goulette. Goulette says they’re dealing a little bit with cold temperatures with the chlorine, which has the ability to freeze even at 50-60 degrees at night. Goulette tells KTIC News that […]

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Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has been notified that a student has tested positive for COVID-19. In an abundance of caution, college offices have closed and staff will begin deep cleaning all areas where the student was present.  Public Health officials are working directly with this student to determine contact tracing and will directly contact […]

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The past 3-day total of COVID-19 cases has increased by 43 in the Four Corners District: Polk County has 17 new cases for 91 cases total. York County has 16 new cases for a total of 218. Seward County has 9 new cases for a total of 299. Butler County adds 1 new case for […]

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GACC High School Principal Kate Hagemann gave a Coronavirus Update during the school’s weekly interview with KTIC Radio. She says the school is now taking temps. Hagemann says the preschool and pre-K students are having a harvest party on Friday. Parent Teacher Conferences are being held next week. Hagemann has the details. Everyone attending is […]

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Project Homeless Connect in Norfolk is having a Homelessness Event on Friday, October 9th. Coordinator Lacy Kimes says many free services will be offered that day. Kimes says the event goes from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Norfolk. She adds volunteers are still needed. Kimes says they will also need help […]

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September 28, 2020—Four Corners Health Department COVID-19 Updates The past 3-day total of COVID-19 cases has increased by 32 in the Four Corners District: Seward County has 9 new cases for a total of 270, and 145 have recovered. Polk County has 2 new cases for 62 cases total, and 26 have recovered. Butler County […]

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St. Paul Lutheran School in West Point has announced their newly elected Student Council members. Jill Recker tells KTIC News who the new members are. Recker says those interested put in applications and needed a letter from a teacher. Their first meeting is on Wednesday. St. Paul is holding a fundraiser next month in place […]

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West Point Eagles Club’s 2nd Annual Smoke Off will be held on Saturday. President Kevin Landholm says this includes a Cornhole Tournament. Landholm says there will be cash prizes for the Cornhole Tournament. The Bar & Beer Garden opens at 8:00 a.m. Landholm says the entertainment will be provided by a couple of local musicians. […]

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September 23, 2020-  Four Corners Health Department COVID-19 Updates The past 2-day total of COVID-19 cases has increased by 25 in the Four Corners District: York County has 11 new cases for a total of 162, and 104 have recovered. Seward County has 7 new cases for a total of 246, and 145 have recovered. […]

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LYONS, NEBRASKA – Entrepreneurs and small business managers are invited to attend free, virtual workshops that are a continuation of the Emergency Readiness Series, sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs’ Women’s Business Center. Workshops offered in October include: “QuickBooks Basics” on Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. “Client Retention” on Thursday, Oct. […]

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September 21, 2020—Four Corners Reports a Second COVID-19 Related Death in York County A second COVID-19 related death is reported in York County by the Four Corners Health Department.  A man in his 50s who had been hospitalized has died; this is the 7th COVID-related death in the District. The past 3-day total of COVID-19 cases […]

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GACC is in the process of preparing their High School Juniors for the ACT. Principal Kate Hagemann. Hagemann says GACC continues with their Enkindle program this week. Hagemann says to keep checking updated activity schedules online before heading out to a game as there have been a number of alterations this week and next. Click […]

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Franciscan Healthcare Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics will be held Tuesday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Nielsen Center and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Franciscan Healthcare ER Driveway. Communications Coordinator Emma Stokely says people should have their insurance information ready. Masks are strongly encouraged. For more information, head to […]

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Burwell, NE – As of Friday, September 18, 2020, two hundred and forty-eight (248) COVID-19 cases have been reported by Loup Basin Public Health Department (LBPHD). The increase of 34 cases in the last week is the largest one week increase LBPHD has reported since the health department received its first case in April. The […]

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Franciscan Healthcare Auxiliary in West Point will be holding a drive-by Burger Bash on Wednesday. Vice President Mary Lauritzen provides some background information for the organization. Lauritzen says a spring time salad luncheon and a fall bazaar with crafts and food is usually held, but those can’t be done anymore cause of the coronavirus pandemic. […]

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September 18, 2020—The past 2-day total of COVID-19 cases has increased by 20 in the Four Corners District: York County has 9 new cases to total 151, and 99 have recovered. Seward County has 6 new cases for a total of 229, and 142 have recovered. Polk County adds 5 new cases for 48 cases […]

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September 16, 2020—Please join us for our County Community Briefings taking place via Zoom tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 17).  These briefings provide important local COVID-19 updates, and you will hear from community leaders about how they are addressing issues during the pandemic.  The briefing schedule is York County (8:30 am), Polk County (10 am), Seward County […]

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Fall Turkey Hunting Season opened in Nebraska on Tuesday. Game and Parks’ Greg Wagner. Wagner says people can also harvest fall mushrooms. Wagner also talked fishing with JD Gibbs as part of their weekly chat on Wednesday on 840 KTIC’s Midday in MidAmerica program. For more information, head to outdoornebraska.org. Click here to listen to […]

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Since August 1st, Madison County has experienced over a 76% increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. This includes 132 new positive cases in just the past 14 days, which ranks Madison as 5th highest among all 93 counties in Nebraska over this time period. This rate of increase, understandably, has City and Public […]

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West Point-Beemer Superintendent Bill McAllister on Tuesday announced some potential changes to the school’s COVID plan at Monday night’s School Board Meeting. McAllister spoke with KTIC News about what could possibly change. McAllister says an adjustment to the protocol will be to only send siblings home if the person with the symptoms has serious symptoms. […]

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OMAHA, NE – The 23rd annual Omaha Women’s Health and Wellness Conference is Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the conference will be held online via Zoom. The online conference is free for general attendance. Continuing nursing education credit is available for select sessions at a cost of […]

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The West Point-Beemer School Board met for their regular monthly meeting Monday night. Superintendent Bill McAllister has the latest coronavirus information for the school district. McAllister says 192 total people have missed school due to COVID-19, including 83 due to contacts, 64 cause of symptoms, and 7 positive tests. 4 students, 1 teacher, and 2 […]

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LINCOLN – The state case total, as of 5:45 p.m. CT today is 37,841, an increase of 2,180 from last Friday. There were 30 new COVID-19-related deaths in the state, for a total of 434. A total of 28,816 Nebraskans diagnosed with COVID-19 have since recovered.   The daily average of positive cases for Sept. […]

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September 11, 2020—The Four Corners Department has been notified of two additional COVID-19 related deaths within the District.  A man in his 70s from York, who was hospitalized, has died, and is the first COVID related death in York County.  Seward County has now had its third death, a woman in her 80s, who had […]

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(Lincoln, NE) on Tuesday, State Treasurer John Murante thanked Governor Pete Ricketts for issuing a proclamation declaring September ‘College Savings Month’ in Nebraska. Treasurer Murante says NEST529 is a great college savings program and explains how it works. Studies have shown that planning early and having a dedicated savings plan – such as NEST529 – […]

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Nebraska Game and Parks’ Greg Wagner talked fishing during Wednesday’s weekly chat on 840 KTIC’s Midday in MidAmerica Program with JD Gibbs. Wagner shares his secrets on how to “Catch the Big One”. This Saturday is free fishing and state park entry permit day in Nebraska. The two also talked hunting, and Wagner says the […]

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September 9, 2020—It is with sadness that the Four Corners Health Department must report another COVID-19 related death, a woman in her 70s from Butler County, who was hospitalized.  This is the fourth COVID-19 related death reported in the Four Corners District. The past 2-day total of COVID-19 cases has increased by 12 in the […]

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