Moses and Baptista reach finals, Fairbury, Thayer Central, Beatrice with multiple medalists

Fillmore Central's Riley Moses (C285) and Friend's Edwen Baptista (D182) will both wrestle for championships at the NSAA state wrestling tournament at the CHI Health Center Omaha. Moses (42-2), the... Read More

Gage County Sheriff Seeking New Transport Van

BEATRICE – The Gage County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to replace one of the department’s three prisoner transport vehicles. Transporting prisoners to and from other jails is a frequent occurrence, given the capacity limitations of the local... Read More

Two-car accident on Highway 15 in Fairbury late Thursday afternoon, no injuries

_informq.push(); FAIRBURY, NE - A two-car collision on the busiest road in Fairbury Thursday afternoon backed up traffic during the afternoon rush. Just after 5 p.m. Thursday, a maroon Honda Element was traveling southbound on Highway 15 and... Read More

Beatrice sends two, Fairbury sends one to semifinals in state wrestling Thursday

The first day of state wrestling for Class B is in the books. Four wrestlers in the Ol’ Red 99.5 listening area advanced to the semifinals. Here’s a full recap of how every area Class B wrestler fared Thursday: B113 Beatrice's Tanner York s... Read More

Father of Nebraska Supreme Court Justice killed in crash

_informq.push(); LINCOLN - The father of a Nebraska Supreme Court Justice was killed Thursday when his SUV drove into the rear of a semitrailer truck on Nebraska Highway 2 and South 91st Street in southeast Lincoln. The sole occupant of a For... Read More

State wrestling: Thayer Central has strong showing on first day in Class D

The first day of state wrestling for Class D is in the books. Three wrestlers in the Ol' Red 99.5 listening area have advanced to the semifinals. Here's a full recap of how every area Class D wrestler fared on the first day: 106 Thayer Central ... Read More

Exmark Manufacturing Looking for Beautification Project Applicants

BEATRICE – A manufacturer of turf care equipment in Beatrice is taking applications for projects that preserve and beautify outdoor landscapes. Exmark Manufacturing conducts its’ “Big Rock” project, to help organizations in need of resourc... Read More

Neapco Employees Excellence, Means Donation to Organizations

BEATRICE – A Neapco team of employees who have demonstrated excellence the past year, has produced a donation of $2,000 to a couple of local organizations. A presentation was held Wednesday at the Neapco Components Plant in the Gage County Indus... Read More

NSAA State Wrestling: Who to watch for from Ol' Red/KWBE Country

44 wrestlers from 15 area high schools will be competing Thursday through Saturday at the NSAA State Wrestling Championships at the CHI Health Center in Omaha. The first session begins at 9:30 a.m. Thursday with first-round matches for Classes A a... Read More

Naval Honoree Served During Okinawa Attack

BEATRICE – A U.S. Navy Veteran was recognized by the Gage County Board Wednesday, for his service during World War Two. Lawrence Workman served in the Pacific as a Machinist Mate Third Class, aboard the U.S.S. Crockett…deploying amphibious per... Read More

Beatrice Board of Public Works Recommends New Street Plan

BEATRICE – A north Beatrice street reconstruction and finishing an upgrade of the downtown truck routes, are the key projects in this year’s Beatrice one-and-six-year street plan. The Beatrice Board of Public Works has recommended sending the ... Read More