Beatrice Orangemen Place Third At Class-B State Golf Tournament

COLUMBUS - The Beatrice boys golf team placed third, and Orangemen senior Graham Southwick finished in third place at the Class-B State Tournament at Quail Run Golf Course in Columbus. The Orangeme... Read More

Beatrice Big Blue Water Park Getting Set For Summer Season

BEATRICE – The Big Blue Water Park in Beatrice will open for the summer season, on Saturday.   Food supplies for the concession area were arriving Tuesday and the park is getting ready for the Memorial Day weekend crowd. Manager Donna Arena sa... Read More

Camp Jefferson Pool Is Ready For Thursday's Ribbon Cutting

From the groundbreaking back in May of last year, crews have been hard at work at Camp Jefferson getting the new pool and bathhouse up and ready.  Board member Barry Schwab says this couldn’t have happened as quickly as it did without a generous d... Read More

Searches at Three Beatrice Homes Uncover Stolen Property, Two Arrested

BEATRICE – A sheriff’s and police search of three homes in Beatrice has turned up stolen property, and two suspects have been arrested. Gage County Sheriff’s Deputies and Beatrice Police served search warrants yesterday on homes located at 1... Read More

From stage fright to Miss USA: Miss Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers wins crown with big heart, hard work

Dee Summers remembers her daughter's first dance recital at age 3, when she was so shy didn't even want to walk onto the stage. Today you could say 23-year-old Sarah Rose Summers has gotten comfortable in front of a crowd. Representing Neb... Read More

Disorderly House Ordinance Put on Hold, by Beatrice Elected Officials

BEATRICE – Passage of a new disorderly house ordinance in Beatrice has been put on hold.  That, after two members of a local landlord’s association expressed some misgivings about it. Laverne and Jeremy Engelman spoke to the mayor and city co... Read More

Homestead Junction Development Area Approved by Beatrice City Council

BEATRICE – The Homestead Junction Redevelopment Project has gained approval of the Beatrice City Council.   A development company is proposing new business uses for the former Store Kraft Manufacturing property, where buildings have been torn dow... Read More

Safety should be a priority on Memorial Day weekend, Nebraska officials say

With the Memorial Day weekend approaching, Nebraska officials Monday offered familiar but important safety messages: Be mindful of the speed limit. Don't drive impaired or distracted. Don't forget to buckle your seat belt. With millions of moto... Read More

Filley Man Investigated in Missing Woman Case, Back in Custody

BEATRICE - A Filley man who was just released from state prison is back in custody, charged in the sexual assaults of a 14-year-old girl, in 2007 and 2008. 47-year-old William Kelley Jr. is charged with first degree sexual assault and third degree... Read More

Area Athletes Good As Gold At State Track And Field Meet

OMAHA - Thayer Central had a top-five team finish in Class-C boys, as Aubrey Fangmeier had gold medal performances in the 800-Meter Run and as a member of the 3200-Meter Relay team. The Sterling boys placed 6th  in the Class-D team standings, wit... Read More

Beatrice Orangemen Win Class B State Track and Field Championship

OMAHA - The unexpected return of senior Cameron Jurgens created the perfect blend of power and speed for the Beatrice Boys Track and Field team to capture the Class-B State Championship over the weekend at Omaha Burke Stadium. The Orangemen finish... Read More