$65,536 Raised In Two Days for St. Jude!

FAIRBURY-  Ol Red 99-5’s Country Cares for St. Jude  radiothon raised $65,536 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The record-setting event encouraged radio listeners to pledge $20 per... Read More

Beatrice Man Injured When Tractor Overturns

BEATRICE -  A Beatrice man was taken to the local hospital Thursday after his leg was pinned by an overturned tractor. Beatrice Fire and Rescue personnel were sent to the area of 25th and Court in the east part of the city, at around 3:38 p.m.  ... Read More

Prosecutor Says It's Easy For Schroeder To Kill

TECUMSEH – State prosecutors asked a three-judge panel to impose the death penalty on Patrick Schroeder for the killing of his cellmate at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institute. The state played Schroeder’s taped confessions to the murder... Read More

Windstream Announces Upgrade For Beatrice

BEATRICE –  Communications provider Windstream has announced it is upgrading its network to deliver Gigabit internet service in Beatrice. The $4 million upgrade includes building fiber optic connections to about 6,800 households in Beatrice.  ... Read More

Prairie Burn Conducted at Homestead National Monument of America

BEATRICE – During a Spring marked by wide swings in the weather, conditions were nearly ideal Thursday, for a controlled burn of prairie grass at the Homestead National Monument of America, near Beatrice. National Park Service personnel conducte... Read More

Nebraska State Patrol Seizes over 1,800lbs of Marijuana

Nebraska State Troopers seized over 1,800lbs of Marijuana after a traffic stop Wednesday Evening on Highway 81 in Fillmore County. A state trooper pulled over a 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter after it was seen driving on the shoulder near mile marker... Read More

Large Item Curbside Collection in Beatrice, Completed

BEATRICE – A three-day citywide sweep in Beatrice to collect large items placed at curbside, is over. :05                  “less volume” Mayor Stan Wirth says that is the initial report from Street Superintendent Jaso... Read More

Troubled Tecumseh prison must return to 8-hour shifts after state loses labor ruling

LINCOLN — More trouble is coming to the state’s most troubled prison. The state recently lost a labor ruling that will force it to end 12-hour work shifts that were implemented as an emergency measure following a deadly riot at the T... Read More

Beatrice Public Schools Concludes Public Sessions on Facilities

BEATRICE – Beatrice Public School officials have wrapped up a series of lightly-attended public input sessions on facilities needs in the district.  The meeting at Stoddard Elementary School drew about 25 persons.  About one third were parents. ... Read More

Weather Delays Planting In The Area

Mother nature has not been cooperating for area farmers who have been waiting to get out in the fields and start their spring planting. Recent cold temperatures and snow have prevented farmers from planting any corn or soybeans in the area. Extension... Read More

Attorney Seeking Dismissal of Drug Conspiracy Charge Against Wymore Woman

BEATRICE – A defense attorney is asking Gage County District Judge Rick Schreiner to throw out a drug conspiracy charge against a Wymore woman. Barbara Coleman is one of several people charged following an investigation into an alleged conspirac... Read More