Judge Rules in Favor of Gage County, in Chicken Farm Permit Appeal

BEATRICE -  A 1st District Judge has ruled in favor of Gage County, in an appeal of the county board’s decision to approve a special use permit by a simple majority vote, for a proposed chicken far... Read More

Hispanics Stores Join The Campaign

GRAND ISAND, Neb.- Five Hispanic stores in Grand Island and Hastings are joining a campaign aimed at healthier eating. The stores have partnered with the UNL-Extension office, local health departments and other community agencies to offer fresh an... Read More

Amber Alert Canceled, Boy Found Safe, Suspect Apprehended

FREMONT - An Amber alert has been canceled after the boy was found safe in Fremont Wednesday evening. The Nebraska State Patrol says 33-year old Michael Westerholm was apprehended in Fremont after an Amber Alert that lasted over an hour. The Patro... Read More

170 Lincoln jobs lost with closing of call center

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials say 170 or so Lincoln jobs will be lost with the closing of another call center. The Lincoln Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/2u8gcUw ) that the layoffs are scheduled to continue into August at Dr. Leonard's Hea... Read More

Judge Grants Rescheduled Sentencing, in Beatrice Drug Case

BEATRICE – A Beatrice woman has been granted a delay in her sentencing hearing, on drug and child abuse convictions.  Whitney Cooper pleaded no contest on May 30th to attempted possession of methamphetamine and negligent child abuse, both misdemea... Read More

Beatrice Hospital Authority Receives OK From Gage County, For BCH Bond Refinancing

BEATRICE -  The Beatrice Hospital Authority received Gage County Board approval today, to refinance a more than $31 million, 2010 bond issue for the non-profit Beatrice Community Hospital. State law requires county approval of the refinancing, ev... Read More

Racist messages begin to spread in Hastings

HASTINGS, Neb.- "If you report, ICE deports" is what papers say on the windshields of cars in different parts of the city, according to reports from neighbors. Last weekend the owner of the Mexican restaurant and Sanchez Plaza "Gabriel Sanches Jr.... Read More

SCC Opens Hebron Learning Center, Preparing for Facility Improvements

BEATRICE – Requests for proposals will soon be going out for adding student housing on the Beatrice and Milford campuses of Southeast Community College.  That’s one of the needs included in SCC’s Master Facilities Plan. This month, the scho... Read More

Growing Business in Plymouth, With a New Plaza

PLYMOUTH – Some business owners are stepping up their game to bring a business plaza to a Jefferson County community of nearly 400 residents. Dustin and Elise Gronemeyer, and Anthony and Robin Drewes are the owners of Plymouth Plaza, which curre... Read More

Stothert Budget: No New Taxes, No Tax Cuts

Omaha, NE—Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert isn't raising taxes next year and she isn't cutting them either. At the same time the city's 2018 restaurant tax is expected to bring in an additional $2 million—up to $33 million—a seven per cent jump ov... Read More

Law Officers Break Up Alcohol Party, East of Beatrice

BEATRICE – Deputies in Gage County broke up a large party with minors allegedly drinking alcohol, when they responded to a complaint, early Sunday morning. Officers were sent to a rural home along South 108th Road at around two a.m.  The reside... Read More