Nebraska Probation Reporting Center to Open in Beatrice

BEATRICE – The Nebraska District One Probation office in Beatrice is set to become one of state’s latest reporting centers, early next month. An open house is scheduled at the probation office,... Read More

Incumbent and Planning Commission Member Face Off in 4th Ward Beatrice Council Race

BEATRICE – A 20-year Beatrice City Councilman is running against a current member of the Beatrice Planning and Zoning Commission in this election’s 4th Ward Council race. David “Pede” Catlin is finishing his 20th year on the city council. ... Read More

Jefferson County To Study Possible Stop Signs

FAIRBURY - Jefferson County officials will study whether to add stop signs at the intersection of 27th and E Streets just outside of Fairbury. Robert Brackle told county commissioners Tuesday that drivers frequently speed through the area. ... Read More

Commissioners: No Moratorium on Livestock Permits

FAIRBURY - The Jefferson County Commissioners heard comments Tuesday morning from a resident concerned about special use permits the county has recently granted for large hog confinement operations. Rick Siebert asked commissioners to enact a mora... Read More

Dewitt Man Arrested for Assault, Threat

BEATRICE – A Dewitt man has been arrested by Gage County law officers in an investigation into an incident where a female was strangled and threatened with death. Appearance bond is set in Gage County Court for 27-year-old Blake Bergmeier.  He ... Read More

You can start shopping for health insurance now — but expect higher prices

Consumers can now “window-shop” for 2017 individual and family health insurance plans on’s exchanges, and they most likely will find higher prices. Monthly rates for a benchmark health plan are up an average of 25 percent from... Read More

BEATRICE – It’s one event that probably brings more young kids to a local spot than any other……Thursday’s “Night of the Great Pumpkin” event put on by Main Street Beatrice and local businesses. :07                ... Read More

Two Defendants Waive Preliminary Hearing in Separate Gage County Traffic Stops

BEATRICE – Separate cases are scheduled for arraignment in Gage County District Court, after two defendants waived rights to preliminary hearings, on Friday. 33-year-old Gloria Thomsen is charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, a misd... Read More

Session For Business and Property Owners, on Downtown Beatrice

BEATRICE – An information meeting designed for downtown Beatrice business and property owners is coming up, November 1st.   The 5:30 p-m session will be held at the former city council chambers located in the municipal auditorium. Mayor Stan W... Read More

Veteran and Newcomer Squaring Off, in 3rd Ward Beatrice City Council Race

BEATRICE – This November’s election for Beatrice City Council will feature two races where veterans are facing first-time candidates. In one of those races, the 3rd Ward seat is a race between veteran councilman Rich Kerr and newcomer, Mike Mc... Read More

Raising Funds for a New Fairbury Playground... with Pancakes.

  FAIRBURY - Nothing beats pancakes and coffee on a Sunday morning. Well—maybe there is something that beats it… How about Pancakes and Coffee to raise money for a brand new playground for children on the North end of Fairbury? Hu... Read More