Gage County Weed Control Program Scores Well With State

BEATRICE – A Nebraska Department of Agriculture official who works with county weed control departments, says Gage County’s Weed Control effort is showing improvement. Paul Moyer says the count... Read More

Pickrell-Area Burglary Under Investigation

BEATRICE – Antiques were stolen in a Pickrell-area home burglary that Gage County Sheriff’s Officers have under investigation. A property owner reported Tuesday morning that someone had burglarized their garage and home, sometime between 6:30 ... Read More

First Full Day of School For All BPS Classes, Thursday

The Beatrice Public School District has announced the in-town bus stops, for this year. The include the following stops and times. Mid States In-Town Bus Routes Bus #1 - Meriweather & Bell 7:35 Sumner & W Ella 7:40 Paddock & ... Read More

Options For Paying $28.1 Million Judgment Heard by Gage County Board

BEATRICE – Gage County Board members today heard options for paying the Beatrice Six case civil judgment… which will significantly impact county budgeting and operations for years to come. The board spent over an hour in closed session with at... Read More

Tire Amnesty Program Underway

Beatrice--Gage County residents with trucks, trailers and flatbeds have been busy today bringing in old tries to the Gage County fairgrounds as part of a two day tire amnesty event. Former Gage County Extension Educator Paul Hay says the tire amnesty... Read More

Kris Kobach Wins GOP Nod In Kansas Governor Race

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) —Incumbent Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he will endorse Republican nominee for governor Kris Kobach after conceding in the state's GOP primary. Colyer accepted defeat in a surprise announcement Tuesday evening. It came a week ... Read More

Nebraska Executes First Inmate Using Fentanyl

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with a drug combination never tried before, including the first use of the powerful opioid fentanyl in a lethal injection. Carey Dean Moore, 60, wa... Read More

Judge's Ruling Grants Permit for Anhydrous Operation in Gage County

BEATRICE – An agri-business has won its appeal of Gage County’s denial of a special use permit for an anhydrous ammonia operation. District Judge Julie Smith ruled in favor of Holtmeier Brothers, Inc., which wants to build an anhydrous ammonia... Read More

Beatrice Public Schools Staff Participates in Active Shooter Response Training

BEATRICE - Beatrice Public Schools will begin their new year with a new Superintendent. Just like students get used to transitioning from one building to another, Superintendent Jason Alexander says it’s new for him, as well. One activity distri... Read More

Delayed Start For Paddock Lane Elementary Has BPS Board Disappointed

BEATRICE – The new school year begins Wednesday for kindergarten through ninth grade students in Beatrice.  But, not for some students at Paddock Lane, where a delay in finishing a six-classroom school addition has pushed back the start to August ... Read More

Downtown Paving Work This Week, in Beatrice

BEATRICE – A heavily traveled downtown Beatrice street is getting a new surface, this week. Construction crews are installing a new asphalt surface on Ella Street between Third and Sixth.   A Waverly company doing the project is also installin... Read More