History at National Monument, With Abe Lincoln and Buffalo Soldiers

BEATRICE – The U.S. President who signed the Homestead Act into law, is paying a visit to the nation’s first Homestead this weekend, during Homestead Days. Dr. Gene Griessman portrays Abraham L... Read More

Lawyers for Beatrice Six threaten Gage County official with slander lawsuit

LINCOLN — Lawyers for the people wrongfully convicted in the Beatrice Six case warned Gage County elected officials Thursday to stop blaming their clients for a 1985 homicide or face even more legal action. A letter threatening a sland... Read More

Theft of Copper From Vacant Beatrice Building, Lands Man in Jail, on Probation

BEATRICE – A man will serve a Gage County Jail term and probation for trying to steal copper wiring from inside the largely vacant Hoover Group plant building, in south Beatrice. Charles Fisher was sentenced in Gage County District Court to 90-d... Read More

Homestead National Monument Holding Three Days of Homestead Days Events

BEATRICE – The Homestead National Monument of America west of Beatrice has a full line-up of Homestead Days activities. The line-up begins Friday with traditional craft demonstrations from ten until five….plus afternoon presentations on one-ro... Read More

Defendant Using and Dealing Drugs, Sent to Prison

BEATRICE – A Gage County woman is headed to state prison after being convicted of a drug offense and of violating a three-year probation term issued in April, 2017 on other drug convictions. Amber Pedersen will serve three-to-six years in prison... Read More

NAC Executive Director Resigns

NORFOLK- One door closes as another one opens for a local art center director. Norfolk Arts Center executive director Kara Weander-Gaster has stepped down as director to pursue a new job as the affiliate fund development coordinator with the Nebra... Read More

39th Homestead Days Underway, in Beatrice

BEATRICE – The Homestead Days celebration is underway in Beatrice. :10                  “out at Homestead” President of the Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce, Angie Bruna says activities began last night with a Gage C... Read More

Heavy Rain Hits Jefferson County

THOMPSON - Around seven and a half to eight inches of rain hit Jefferson County Tuesday night. The rain was pretty steady, but there were also spurts of heavy rain. The towns of Thompson and Reynolds received the most rain in the area. Th... Read More

Attempted Sexual Assault of Minor, Lands Beatrice Man in Prison

BEATRICE – A 27-year-old Beatrice man has been ordered to prison, for attempted 1st-degree sexual assault of a 15-year-old youth. Cody Haynes was sentenced Wednesday to three-to-five years in state prison, by Gage County District Judge Rick Schr... Read More

Tire Recycling Event Set for Mid-August, in Beatrice

BEATRICE – Beatrice and Gage County will host another tire recycling event this summer. Administrator of Keep Beatrice Beautiful, Linda Grell announced today that a grant has been received for up to $32,100, which will allow collection of up to ... Read More

New County Funding Agreement For NGage

BEATRICE – Gage Area Growth Enterprise has a new funding agreement with Gage County. The Board of Supervisors today approved the three-year-agree which allocates up to $150,000 in county budget support annually, to the organization known as NGag... Read More