Hawkeye gets honor, apology more than 60 years later

IOWA CITY (AP) — It took more than six decades, but the first black student to be named Miss State University of Iowa in 1955 has received official recognition and an apology from the university. ... Read More

A former city clerk in Casey, Iowa, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison after misappropriating nearly $300,000 and causing a 2014 fire that destroyed financial records just hours before state auditors were due to arrive. Dorothy... Read More

LINCOLN — Six Lincoln Correctional Center employees, including senior management, were disciplined Friday in connection with the June escape of two dangerous inmates. A Nebraska Department of Correctional Services spokeswoman said one ... Read More

LINCOLN — The Catholic Church in Nebraska has stepped up efforts to convince voters to reject the death penalty. The state’s three bishops and the Nebraska Catholic Conference have joined the Catholic Mobilizing Network Nebraska to o... Read More

FALLS CITY - In the final game of the regular season and with a district championship on the line, the Syracuse Rockets held on to defeat the Falls City Tigers by a score of 19-16 at Jug Brown Stadium. In a back and forth contest, big plays by th... Read More

NEHAWKA, Nebraska — James Perez liked to say that his daughter Elli had her mother’s brains and his athletic ability. That memory brought a slight smile to his face as he struggled to cope with Elli’s death and that of five others,... Read More

OMAHA - The Pioneers fell to Omaha Gross on Friday night 35-14 to close out their 2016 campaign. In what essentially amounted to the district championship game, the Pioneers effort fell flat. Gross got off to a 14-0 lead, thanks to a risky onside ... Read More

COLUMBUS -  Public works personnel polished their snow removal skills in preparation for winter season. More than 30 public works staff from Columbus and the surrounding communities participated in a training exercise at Ag Park on Friday morn... Read More

Jim McKim NEBRASKA CITY - Nebraska City voters will chose a new parks commissioner for the city council at the Nov. 8 general election. Jim McKim, a former security specialist for the federal government, was born in Nebraska City. He earned hi... Read More

AUBURN - Over the last 70 years, residents of Auburn have been clamoring for their very own paved airport. Well on Friday afternoon, they officially got one. A grand opening ceremony took place at Farington Field in Auburn with a ribbon cutting, t... Read More

RICHLAND - Officials have released the names of those involved in an accident on Highway 30 early Thursday morning. According to a press release from Colfax County officials, dispatch received a call at 5:39 a.m. of a two vehicle accident between... Read More