Frakes doesn't think Nebraska prisons will meet deadline to ease crowding

LINCOLN — The state’s prison director said Friday that he doesn’t think that his agency can meet a statutorily required July 2020 deadline to significantly reduce prison overcrowding. ... Read More

Man Charged After Meth Found Near Patrol Car

AUBURN – A Jan. 22 arraignment is scheduled for a Hastings man accused of possession of methamphetamine in Auburn. An arrest affidavit says a sheriff deputy stopped 28-year-old Steven Thomas Jr. on Jan. 2 for suspicion of speeding on Highway 75.... Read More

Arbor City Theatre Producing

_informq.push(); NEBRASKA CITY – Arbor City Theatre is still in its formation phase, but its first production, a fundraiser for Nebraska City Tourism and Commerce, has already been scheduled. The fledgling theater company envisioned by ... Read More

Falls City Teacher Advances In STEM Teaching Program

FALLS CITY – Fourth Grade Teacher Leigh Anne Blankenship updated the Falls City School Board Monday on the district’s NebraskaSTEM academic program. Blakenship, who was accepted into the NebraskaSTEM Noyce Master Teacher program at the Univers... Read More

Emergency Call For Blood

Beatrice--A donation shortfall over the winter holidays is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an emergency call for blood donors to give blood. Communications manager for the Red Cross Samantha Pollard says at the moment the Red Cross has less... Read More

Nebraska's First Flu Report Of 2019 Shows High Activity

SYRACUSE, Neb – Nebraska’s first influenza report of 2019 places the state’s flu activity at a high level. The state has identified A(H3N2) as the predominant strain, but other strains have been confirmed and infection is considered to be wi... Read More

Cars Collided On Snow-Covered Highway 75

NEBRASKA CITY – The Otoe County Sheriff’s Office reports two injuries Jan. 11 on a snow-covered Highway 75 north of Nebraska City. A Chevrolet utility vehicle driven by Michelle Crook, 39, of Plattsmouth and a KIA compact utility driven by She... Read More

Plattsmouth store on Shopko's closing list as retailer files for bankruptcy protection

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — Wisconsin-based retail chain Shopko Stores has filed for bankruptcy protection as it makes plans to close more stores. The retailer, based near Green Bay, says it will close 38 more stores. Eight Nebraska stores, h... Read More

DeFreece Named President Of CHI Health St. Mary's

NEBRASKA CITY - Dr. Dan DeFreece has accepted the position of president of CHI Health St. Mary’s in Nebraska City. A board certified family physician on the St. Mary’s medical staff and at Nebraska City Medical Clinic since 1996, Dr. DeFreece ha... Read More

Peru State organization hosting fundraiser for former student with ALS

PERU - Former Nebraska City resident Tesla Oldfield was recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) and her former school is doing a fundraiser in her name. Phi Epsilon Kappa at Peru State College is hosting... Read More

Assault Suspect Faces New Charge Of Trespassing At Woman's Apartment

NEBRASKA CITY – A Nebraska City man accused of kicking a woman so hard he temporarily left the imprints of his shoe on her face has been arrested again on separate charges of criminal trespassing and possessing methamphetamine and a dangerous knife... Read More