Communities and Businesses Donate Over $62,000 to St. Jude

FAIRBURY - Radio Personality Trevor Steinmeyer read the grand total of $62, 841 raised during the St. Jude's Radiothon. The Ol' Red 99.5 and News Channel Nebraska team topped last year's grand tot... Read More

Kroon Receives Award for Accomplishments as New Principal

FAIRBURY - Fairbury High School's own Nicholas Kroon was the recipient of 2016-2017 Region I Outstanding New Principal award. Kroon has been working to improve the climate in the district. At the beginning of the school year, he implemented a ne... Read More

Lawsuit Challenging Gage County Action on Chicken Farm Plan

BEATRICE – Controversy over a proposed chicken producing operation was the subject of a bench trial in Saline County District Court, Friday.  The lawsuit, filed by David Atkins against Gage County was being heard by Judge Vicky Johnson. Opponen... Read More

Beatrice Police Arrest Pair, for Illegal Drug Distribution

BEATRICE – Beatrice Police have arrested a man and woman on suspicion of distributing methamphetamine. Beatrice Police Lieutenant Mike Oliver says the arrests were made at around noon, yesterday (thurs), in the 500-block of North 9th. :15... Read More

Corrections Director

LINCOLN - Corrections Director Scott Frakes says department reforms are working despite nearly 10 years of under-funding and recent violent incidents in Nebraska prisons. "We know a lot of the violence is orchestrated by people that aren't actual... Read More

Beatrice Gas Plant Cleanup Aiming at June Completion

BEATRICE – A Texas-based company continues work to resolve contamination at the site where a coal gas plant once existed, along the Big Blue River in Beatrice. Truckloads of contaminated soil have been removed from the site near 1st and Market.... Read More

Gage County Probation Announced in Drug Possession, DUI Case

BEATRICE – Concurrent terms of probation were handed to a Gage County man Wednesday, who had earlier pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Todd Parde was sentenced by Gage County Dis... Read More

New Nebraska Supreme Court Judge credits hometown for his success

NEBRASKA CITY, NE - Honorable Jeffrey Funke hasn't forgotten where he's come from. In fact, he and his family still call Nebraska City "home." The youngest judge on Nebraska's Supreme Court was born and raised in Nebraska City and he told Rotar... Read More

Inmate Convicted of Platte County Forgery Dies in Custody

TECUMSEH - A man convicted of forgery and assault in Platte County has died after being found unresponsive while in custody at the State Correctional Institution. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says that inmate Terry Berry was be... Read More

Judge Instituting New Procedures to Address Case Backlog

BEATRICE -  A Gage County District Judge has begun making procedural changes that have worked in other counties, to help expedite a large caseload in the 1st Judicial District. Judge Rick Schreiner is handling rights advisories with more than one... Read More

11th-graders get food for thought: ACT success can result in scholarships

If your high school junior sprints across the lawn or loads her pockets with energy bars Wednesday morning, here’s one possible explanation. It’s ACT day. Nearly 22,000 Nebraska public high school juniors will take the ACT Wednesday, free o... Read More