Congressman Fortenberry Delivers Message of Solidarity at Elmwood Ceremony

ELMWOOD - Congressman Jeff Fortenberry told hundreds on Monday that uniting behind those who have served, may help sow the partisan divides throughout the country. Fortenberry spoke at a morning Me... Read More

Homestead National Monument of America Hosts Fiddlers

(FidSFX) BEATRICE – The Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival marked 19 years of music at the Homestead National Monument of America, Saturday.   The contest features junior, senior and legend divisions along with acoustic bands, held outside ... Read More

Beatrice 17-Year-Old Arrested, After Pursuit Ends in Crash

BEATRICE – A 17-year-old Beatrice youth was arrested after crashing his vehicle in an early morning pursuit by law officers. Gage County Sheriff’s Deputy Coltin Bebensee was attempting to stop a vehicle observed driving suspiciously near 6th a... Read More

Memorial Day Services Planned in Beatrice, Virginia and Filley

BEATRICE – A Memorial Day Service will be held Monday morning, at Evergreen Home Cemetery in east Beatrice. The program put on by the Gage County Veteran’s Service office, Veterans organizations and the Beatrice Cemetery Association, begins at... Read More

Two News Honors in AP Broadcast Competition, for KWBE

BEATRICE – Beatrice radio station KWBE has been honored with two first-place awards for news coverage in the 2016 Associated Press Broadcast News Competition in Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota. The Beatrice station was awarded a first-pl... Read More

Beatrice High School O-Zone Floor to Include Business Logos

BEATRICE – Beatrice Public Schools will be joining a growing list of high schools and colleges that allow advertising logos on their gym floor. This summer, the floor is being refinished at the Beatrice High School O-Zone, and for the first time... Read More

Beatrice High School Random Drug Testing Program Closer to Approval

BEATRICE – A random drug testing program for Beatrice High School students participating in sports and activities could be approved by the Board of Education in July. The draft program has undergone legal review and a few revisions.   Assistan... Read More

Beatrice Educational Foundation Hires Director, After-School Program Coordinator

BEATRICE – The Beatrice Educational Foundation has hired a retired teacher and current Beatrice School Board member to head an after-school program and fundraising efforts.   Doris Martin’s hiring as Executive Director and After School Coordina... Read More

NGage Board Postpones Acting on Proposed Hotel Study

BEATRICE – The Gage Area Growth Enterprise Board has delayed taking any action on a proposal for a hotel study, as Gage County seeks a legal opinion on a funding question. This week, county officials discussed whether part of the county lodging ... Read More

Prison Action Plan Targets 'Gangland' Mentality, Home-Made Alcohol

LINCOLN - Nebraska’s maximum security prison at Tecumseh is responding to a deadly uprising March 2 with contraband controls to decrease home-made alcohol and focus groups to address the perception of a “gangland” atmosphere. Director Scott ... Read More

Officials: Deadly Tecumseh prison disturbance began after large amount of homemade alcohol confiscated, accidental bump from officer

LINCOLN — A March 2 melee at the Tecumseh State Prison that left two inmates dead began in reaction to an accidental bump by a corrections officer and the confiscation of a large amount of homemade alcohol, state prison officials said Thursday.... Read More