Scam Victimizes Beatrice Business

BEATRICE – A familiar utility scam is apparently making the rounds in Beatrice.  Someone is calling businesses, saying their utility bill is overdue and that they are going to shut off their electr... Read More

Tecumseh inmate charged with murder in connection with death during March disturbance at prison

An inmate at the Tecumseh State Prison has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of a fellow inmate during a violent disturbance there in March. Eric L. Ramos, 26, was charged Tuesday in connection with the March 2 death o... Read More

Eclipse helped deliver nice sales boost to businesses across Nebraska

State tourism officials estimate that hundreds of thousands of visitors viewed the eclipse in Nebraska, a count that businesses say helped deliver a potent boost in sales. “Sunday we got crushed,’’ said David Wacker, manager of Bre... Read More

Police Chief Says Speeding Was Only Issue During Monday's Eclipse

FAIRBURY - During Monday's Total Solar Eclipse mania, Fairbury Police Chief Chad Sprunk says he met people from Texas, Minnesota, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Maryland, South Dakota, Colorado, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, and of course, Nebraska. S... Read More

Homestead National Monument of America, Estimates 30,000 Attended Eclipse Events

BEATRICE – Homestead National Monument of America officials have announced attendance figures for the full solar eclipse. Superintendent Mark Engler says an estimated 13,000 to 15,000 people attended the eclipse events, on Monday. :16  ... Read More

Hazardous Waste Collection for Jefferson County Residents

FAIRBURY - A group of organizations and volunteers are collecting hazardous waste in efforts to better the community's environment.  Households participating are asked to provide a $5 donation for future collection events. Items being accepte... Read More

North 2nd Construction Could Be Completed Earlier

BEATRICE – Curbs have been installed on the city’s portion of North 2nd Street work, between Ella and Grant Streets.  Construction crews are expected to begin pouring the concrete street surface. Meanwhile, a related Nebraska Department of Ro... Read More

Beatrice Senior Residents Enjoy Meeting Eclipse Visitors

BEATRICE - Residents of the Kensington Senior Living Center in downtown Beatrice were right in the middle of one of the busier intersections during eclipse traffic, but residents and staff got the chance to chat with a lot of visitors from all over t... Read More

Beatrice City Officials Review Eclipse Traffic

BEATRICE – The Incident Commander for the City of Beatrice says things went very well, handling the temporary rise in population during the solar eclipse. Beatrice Fire and Rescue Chief Brian Daake credited those anticipated the expected rush, a... Read More

Aerial View of Falls City During Solar Eclipse Activities

FALLS CITY - Falls City had a lot of fun going on to celebrate Monday's solar eclipse, including a unique "Dine in the Dark" event. Mitch Merz of Merz Farm Equipment captured the essence of the town from above with some drone footage. The video ab... Read More

Thousands View Once-in-a-Lifetime Solar Eclipse, in Beatrice

BEATRICE – It will certainly go down as the largest single event ever held at the Homestead National Monument of America……visitors from nearly every state in the U.S. coming to view the full solar eclipse.   And, although clouds at time obscu... Read More