Arrest of Woman Prompted by Courthouse Screening Investigation

BEATRICE – Gage County officers used information obtained at a courthouse screening station to later make the arrest of a woman wanted on several warrants. Security officers at the Gage County Co... Read More

Beatrice Mayor, Council Pay Will Stay the Same

BEATRICE - The Beatrice Mayor and City Council have no appetite for increasing mayoral and council salaries, at this time. Former 1st Ward City Councilman Dwight Parde suggested another look at elected officials pay as he was retiring from his cou... Read More

Looking for a job? Nebraska corrections officials offer $3,000 bonus to work at certain prisons

LINCOLN — State corrections officials took more steps Monday to improve recruitment and retention of prison staff. The moves include a continuation and expansion of bonuses for newly hired employees at certain prisons, and incentives ... Read More

Father and Son Injured in Motorcycle Accident

BEATRICE – An Adams man and his son were injured in a motorcycle accident Friday night, which happened at about eight o’clock. Gage County Sheriff’s officers say the westbound motorcycle operated by 44-year-old Chad Yost hit a patch of loose... Read More

Future Loss of Dry Cleaning Service, Prompts Discussion

BEATRICE – When the City of Beatrice completes acquisition of land for a new fire and rescue station, a side effect will mean Beatrice is left without a dry cleaning business.   One of the properties being acquired is the land where Jan’s Clean... Read More

Sales Tax Bill Passes, For Paying

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would let a rural Nebraska county raise its sales tax to pay off a $28.1 million legal debt has won final approval from lawmakers. Lawmakers passed the measure Wednesday on a 43-6 vote despite objections that it ... Read More

Nebraska reaches new contract with corrections workers, including long-sought longevity raises

LINCOLN — State corrections workers, who have argued for years that low pay was causing low morale and high turnover of staff at state prisons, now have something to celebrate. On Wednesday, the state and the union that represents secu... Read More

Flood notes: Low-interest loans available to Nebraskans making energy-efficient improvements

The Nebraska Energy Office, in conjunction with lending institutions in Nebraska, has begun providing assistance to those affected by floods by offering Dollar and Energy Saving Loans at 1% interest (subject to lender approval). The Nebr... Read More

Large Item Collection in Beatrice Surpasses Last Year's Levels

BEATRICE – The three-day Beatrice Clean City Week pick-up wasn’t the largest ever, but preliminary figures indicate it might make the top five. :07                  “nine-61” Mayor Stan Wirth says preliminary number... Read More

Precautionary Lockout at Three Elementary Schools, in Beatrice

BEATRICE – Some Beatrice school buildings were on brief lock-out late Wednesday morning, starting at around eleven a.m. Lieutenant Jay Murphy said the lock-out affected three buildings. :14                  “and Lincoln... Read More

Wymore Man Pleads No Contest to Sex Offense, Child Abuse

BEATRICE – A 34-year-old Wymore man will be sentenced June 19th, after pleading no contest to charges involving a minor. Brenton DeGunia entered the pleas before Judge Rick Schreiner Wednesday in Gage County District Court, to charges of incest ... Read More