Fiddle Festival Marks Two Decades This Saturday, at Homestead National Monument of America

BEATRICE – The Homestead National Monument of America’s Tall Grass Prairie Fiddle Festival marks two decades of entertainment and competition, this Memorial Day weekend. :24        ... Read More

Fairbury's Job Fair A Big Success

FAIRBURY - After an overwhelming response by employers wanting to be a part of the job fair in Fairbury, the location was moved to a bigger location.  The response from job seekers at the event yesterday was just as good.  Kari Janssen, Workforce ... Read More

Beatrice Big Blue Water Park Getting Set For Summer Season

BEATRICE – The Big Blue Water Park in Beatrice will open for the summer season, on Saturday.   Food supplies for the concession area were arriving Tuesday and the park is getting ready for the Memorial Day weekend crowd. Manager Donna Arena sa... Read More

Camp Jefferson Pool Is Ready For Thursday's Ribbon Cutting

From the groundbreaking back in May of last year, crews have been hard at work at Camp Jefferson getting the new pool and bathhouse up and ready.  Board member Barry Schwab says this couldn’t have happened as quickly as it did without a generous d... Read More

Searches at Three Beatrice Homes Uncover Stolen Property, Two Arrested

BEATRICE – A sheriff’s and police search of three homes in Beatrice has turned up stolen property, and two suspects have been arrested. Gage County Sheriff’s Deputies and Beatrice Police served search warrants yesterday on homes located at 1... Read More

Old Beatrice Community Hospital Leveled

BEATRICE – Rubble and only a few foundation walls are what’s left of the former Beatrice Community Hospital. Demolition crews have been tearing down the structure in recent weeks, making way for new workforce housing, single-family homes and s... Read More

Part of Dorsey Street Closed, in Beatrice

BEATRICE – A section of Dorsey Street in north Beatrice was closed yesterday, for street repair.   City Administrator Tobias Tempelmeyer says a two-block stretch of the east-west street is closed. :11                  “g... Read More

Follow-up Investigation Shows Stolen Missouri Truck Recovered

BEATRICE – There’s an update on that construction truck reported to be stolen in Missouri and purchased online by a Holmesville resident. Gage County Sheriff Millard Gustafson says follow-up investigation between his office and the Henry Count... Read More

Disorderly House Ordinance Put on Hold, by Beatrice Elected Officials

BEATRICE – Passage of a new disorderly house ordinance in Beatrice has been put on hold.  That, after two members of a local landlord’s association expressed some misgivings about it. Laverne and Jeremy Engelman spoke to the mayor and city co... Read More

Homestead Junction Development Area Approved by Beatrice City Council

BEATRICE – The Homestead Junction Redevelopment Project has gained approval of the Beatrice City Council.   A development company is proposing new business uses for the former Store Kraft Manufacturing property, where buildings have been torn dow... Read More

Filley Man Investigated in Missing Woman Case, Back in Custody

BEATRICE - A Filley man who was just released from state prison is back in custody, charged in the sexual assaults of a 14-year-old girl, in 2007 and 2008. 47-year-old William Kelley Jr. is charged with first degree sexual assault and third degree... Read More