Beatrice Sales, Lodging Tax Revenue a Surprise, During Eclipse Month

BEATRICE – The economic impact of the solar eclipse and visitation to Nebraska has been estimated at $127 million. But surprisingly, it didn’t translate into a local sales tax increase in Beatr... Read More

Downtown Beatrice Loans Approved, Zoning Changes Made

BEATRICE -  Two downtown Beatrice businesses received approval for façade grants from the Beatrice City Council last night.  Both are in the form of loans as part of an ongoing downtown redevelopment effort, funded through a state grant. A $5,0... Read More

Washington County Sheriff's Office Makes Arrest, Assists Marshall County

WASHINGTON, KS - Officers recently arrested a man on several charges, including Felony Theft and Criminal Possession of a Firearm. Jason Streit of Clyde was arrested on a Washington County warrant on October 10th and held at the Washington County Jai... Read More

Women's Health Fair: Mother and Cancer Survivor to Share Her Story

DESHLER - A wife and mother will share her personal story in hopes that women will monitor their health more closely. Thayer County Health Services Wellness Program Coordinator Marissa Bongers says, "She has fought through breast cancer and is in ... Read More

Suspect Arrested in Beatrice Residential Burglary

BEATRICE -  One of four suspects in a home burglary early last Friday morning, has been arrested.   Two weapons stolen from the home have also been recovered. Beatrice Police Lieutenant Mike Oliver says Chance Thigpen was arrested Friday at abo... Read More

Two Escapees From Jail in Marysville, Kansas, Captured

MARYSVILLE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have captured two inmates who are accused of obtaining two shotguns while escaping from a Kansas jail near the state's northern border with Nebraska. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says 46-year-old Jeffrey... Read More

Frost Advisory Tonight Through Monday Morning

The National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley has issued a Frost Advisory, which is in effect from 1 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday, for southeast Nebraska, southwest Iowa and northwest Missouri. Low temperatures are forecast to fall into the mid 30s. Wit... Read More

Beloved Dentist Says He's Leaving Behind

FAIRBURY - After 45 years, a beloved Fairbury Dentist is retiring and pursuing other goals. Dr. Jack C. Wesch of Fairbury Dental Associates says he feels confident in leaving the practice to "the best team in the state." Community members were pou... Read More

Beatrice Police Searching for Suspects, in Home Invasion Burglary

BEATRICE -  Beatrice Police are searching for a group of suspects in a west Beatrice home invasion burglary, where the occupant happened upon two people running out of his home. Officers were sent to a burglary at about one a.m., to 915 West Mary... Read More

Exmark Manufacturing of Beatrice, Honored with Statewide Award

BEATRICE – A Beatrice manufacturer is one of two companies honored by a state business organization.  Exmark Manufacturing of Beatrice and Garner Industries of Lincoln have been named Nebraska’s manufacturers of the year by the Nebraska Chamber ... Read More

Beatrice Community Hospital Hires New Chief Executive Officer

BEATRICE - A Montana hospital administrator has been hired as the new Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center Chief Executive Officer. The Board of Directors of the Beatrice Community Hospital announced Thursday that Richard Haraldson of Sidney... Read More