Kleinschmidt, BDS gearing up for another state tournament berth

SHICKLEY, NE - BDS has been in a lot of big games lately, it seems. Volleyball just took state. Football was in the playoffs this fall and won state the year prior. Boys basketball has had a winnin... Read More

Moses and Baptista reach finals, Fairbury, Thayer Central, Beatrice with multiple medalists

Fillmore Central's Riley Moses (C285) and Friend's Edwen Baptista (D182) will both wrestle for championships at the NSAA state wrestling tournament at the CHI Health Center Omaha. Moses (42-2), the No. 1 ranked wrestler in his class, defeated No. ... Read More

State wrestling: Thayer Central has strong showing on first day in Class D

The first day of state wrestling for Class D is in the books. Three wrestlers in the Ol' Red 99.5 listening area have advanced to the semifinals. Here's a full recap of how every area Class D wrestler fared on the first day: 106 Thayer Central ... Read More

Auburn, Syracuse to meet in sub-district final Thursday

NEBRASKA CITY - The No. 2 seed Syracuse girls basketball team (16-8) knocked off No. 3 seed Fairbury, 44-32, in the Class C1-1 sub-district semi-finals at Lourdes Central Catholic In Nebraska City on Wednesday night. The Rockets were led by senior... Read More

NSAA State Wrestling: Who to watch for from Ol' Red/KWBE Country

44 wrestlers from 15 area high schools will be competing Thursday through Saturday at the NSAA State Wrestling Championships at the CHI Health Center in Omaha. The first session begins at 9:30 a.m. Thursday with first-round matches for Classes A a... Read More

Two-vehicle accident east of Davenport Wednesday results in heavy damage, no injuries

DAVENPORT, NE - The Thayer County Sheriff's Office responded to a two-vehicle, non-injury accident about three miles east of Davenport on Wednesday morning around 7 a.m.  A 17-year-old female driver was traveling eastbound on Nebraska Highway 4. ... Read More

Laura Ebke, three other former state senators gather for 'political brew' in Crete Tuesday

CRETE, NE - Two Republicans, a Libertarian and a Liberal walked into a bar. Literally. Former Nebraska state senators Laura Ebke (Crete), Tommy Garrett (Bellevue), Danielle Conrad (Lincoln) and Colby Coash (Lincoln) spoke at the Brew House in dow... Read More

Davenport benefit held for family affected by October shooting in Hebron

DAVENPORT, NE - It's been less than four months since a shooting in Hebron left Davenport native and 28-year-old Remington Elting dead and his brother, 33-year-old Reuben, in critical condition. While Reuben continues his recovery at home after s... Read More

Jefferson, Gage County law enforcement arrest Fairbury man on drug charges after search warrant

FAIRBURY, NE -  Early Tuesday morning, the Jefferson County Sheriffs Office executed a search warrant at 1007 5th Street in Fairbury. Information had been gathered by law enforcement in both Gage and Jefferson Counties on a residence that had ill... Read More

Fairbury head football, volleyball coaches' resignations approved by board Monday

FAIRBURY, NE - The resignation of three Fairbury teachers, including two high school coaches, was unanimously approved by the Fairbury school board on Monday night during the board's monthly meeting at the '47 building. Jeffs head football coach a... Read More

BNFF girls' and boys' swimming place in top 3 of River Cities Conference swim meet

RALSTON, NE - The Beatrice-Norris-Freeman-Fairbury swim team competed Saturday in the River Cities Conference in Ralston. It was a successful day, as the girls’ team finished runner-up and the boys placed 3rd. Mikwena Lierman was crowned cha... Read More