Nebraska Lawmakers Advance Workforce Housing Bill

BEATRICE – A bill to encourage construction of workforce housing in Nebraska, has advanced in the Legislature.  Gering Senator Matt Williams’ bill, (LB518), is aimed at helping rural areas that d... Read More

Fairbury Updates Emergency Operations Plan

FAIRBURY - The City of Fairbury made updates to its emergency operations plan during the council's regular meeting Tuesday night. Jefferson and Saline County Emergency Management Director John McKee told the council the plan is regularly updated e... Read More

Annual Soup Luncheon Held, for Beatrice Backpack Program

BEATRICE -  Soup was on, today… Classic’s Restaurant in south Beatrice….site of the 9th annual Empty Bowls Luncheon to benefit the Beatrice Backpack Program. :12                  “board of realtors” Patty Kau... Read More

Late Tuesday Morning Collision Blocks West Court Lanes

BEATRICE -  Beatrice Fire and Rescue and Police were sent to a late morning accident today, on West Court Street.  A collision between a red Pontiac four-door and a blue Mazda CX-5 sport utility vehicle happened at the intersection of Court and LaS... Read More

Salvage Business Property Being Acquired by City of Beatrice

BEATRICE -  The City of Beatrice is acquiring the property where an auto salvage operation has done business, along the Big Blue River. Elected officials approved the purchase of the property last night, from Donny and Mary Catlin, for $30,000. ... Read More

Beatrice Officials Approve Birchwood Estates, Former Hospital Site Plan

BEATRICE -  The Beatrice City Council has approved two development plans that involve property north of Dorsey Avenue, and the old Beatrice Community Hospital area.  Both are in areas declared blighted and substandard, a requirement for the use of ... Read More

Council Approves Loan For Cleanup...Minus the Interest Charge

BEATRICE – The Beatrice City Council has approved borrowing money from the Beatrice Electric Department to assist a contamination cleanup, but amended the agreement to make it a zero-percent interest loan. Last week, the Beatrice Board of Public... Read More

Backpack Program Benefit For Beatrice Schools, on Tuesday

BEATRICE -  A fundraiser for the Backpack Program in Beatrice Schools will be held tomorrow. The 9th Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon featuring a variety of soup flavors from area restaurants will be held at Classic’s Restaurant in Beatrice, from 11... Read More

Missouri Fugitive Arrested, East of Beatrice

BEATRICE – A call reporting a strange man inside a rural home, eventually led Gage County Sheriff’s Deputies to a man wanted in Missouri. Saturday afternoon, a deputy received a call from a man who lives along East Hoyt Road, east of Beatrice,... Read More

Ricketts remains confident in Frakes and Nebraska's prison reform plan

First in the World-Herald LINCOLN — Gov. Pete Ricketts says Nebraska has the right plan and the right leader in place to solve the state’s prison crisis. In his first in-depth interview since a deadly prison uprising 18 days ago, ... Read More

Fire Jumps From Pit, to Grass, Trees, Tires

BEATRICE -  The Beatrice Rural Fire Chief says firefighters used around 9,000 gallons of water to douse a rural fire at a former salvage yard, on Saturday.  Chief Jim Engel says contractors worked at the scene to cut away trees to keep the blaze fr... Read More