Celebrations, events planned to commemorate Nebraska's 150th anniversary

Statehood Day at Capitol The Nebraska Statehood 150 Commission will mark Statehood Day with a series of events including actor portrayals of famous Nebraskans, music by Nebraska high school students,... Read More

More Discussion, No Solution Yet to BPS Elementary, Preschool Needs

BEATRICE – The Beatrice School Board last night discussed, but is yet to reach a recommendation on facility issues for preschool and elementary grades.  District 15 is experiencing kindergarten classes that are smaller in size then those graduatin... Read More

Woman Rear Ends NDOR Vehicle North of Cortland

CORTLAND - Highway 77, just south of the intersection with 55H Spur near Cortland, was cut to only one lane after an accident that featured a car and a Nebraska Department of Roads vehicle. As of 12:40 p.m., the right lane of Highway 77 south bou... Read More

Pleas Entered in Pickup Theft, Attempted Jail Escape

BEATRICE – A Beatrice woman Thursday pleaded no contest to three charges, including an attempted escape from the Gage County Jail. 24-year-old Melissa Klassen will be sentenced April 6th on the three charges contained in two separate criminal ca... Read More

Fire Destroys Tractor near Union

UNION - A broken oil line caused a Union man to lose his favorite tractor on Wednesday. Around 3 p.m. a green 1976 John Deere tractor caught fire at a farm on Goose Hill Rd. three miles southeast of Union. Owner of the tractor Jim Johnson, say... Read More

Tri County Public Schools Plans Kick-Off, For Garden Project

BEATRICE – Tri County Public Schools south of DeWitt is planning to build its’ own garden, with the help of a one-thousand-dollar grant through the Nebraska Department of Education. The school that already boasts its’ own greenhouse, is taki... Read More

One of Two Defendants in West Beatrice Drug Case, Bound Over

BEATRICE – A Beatrice man arrested following a drug investigation has been bound over to Gage County District Court. 35-year-old Michael D. Johnson, Jr. will be arraigned in district court, April 6th, on a charge of possessing methamphetamine. ... Read More

UPDATE: Escapees From Geneva Youth Center Back in Custody

GENEVA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say they've captured all 11 girls who escaped from the state's Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Geneva. The Nebraska Health and Human Services Department said Tuesday night that two girls left the grou... Read More

College Learning Center to Begin, in Hebron

BEATRICE – Southeast Community College takes another step toward a learning center, which will be in operation in the community of Hebron.   Beatrice Campus President for SCC, Bob Morgan, says a lease will be finalized on Thursday, for the colleg... Read More

Southeast Community College Considering New Tuition, Room and Board Rates

BEATRICE – The Southeast Community College Board next month will set new tuition rates for the coming year, having faced a 4% reduction in state aid and uncertainty about the level of aid in the next two-year state budget. The school’s Board o... Read More

Jury Selected for Civil Case Involving Jefferson Community Health Center

FAIRBURY - A jury was selected on Tuesday in the Warnke vs. Jefferson Community Health Center (now called Jefferson Community Health and Life) civil case in Jefferson County District Court. Opening statements began in the afternoon. The civil ... Read More