Hormel Foods to buy power from a new wind farm near Milligan

MILLIGAN - A new wind farm that will be built near Milligan will help a corporate food giant reduce its carbon footprint. Hormel Foods Corporation announced Wednesday that it has signed a virtual ... Read More

Crete Public Schools appoints Dr. Joshua McDowell, a Grand Island native and Doane alum, as its next superintendent

CRETE - Crete Public Schools has found its new superintendent. Dr. Joshua McDowell, who’d most recently been serving as the Chief Transformation Officer at Grand Island Public Schools, has worked in many roles over the years from classroom teac... Read More

Beatrice survives pitchers' duel, holds off Crete for third straight win

BEATRICE - Beatrice certainly gained some confidence last week with a 5-3 home win over Seward last Monday. They had two home games washed out last week after that victory, but their momentum certainly hasn't washed away. The Orange (3-2), aft... Read More

Spring sports roundup: Soccer, baseball, Pioneer Conference Indoor Meet and more from Thursday

The Crete boys’ soccer team has long conquered their border-county rivalry with Beatrice, and that continued Thursday. The No. 9 Cardinals defeated the Orangemen, 4-1 at the House of Orange. Crete senior Anthony Bolanos scored a goal in each hal... Read More

Fairbury, surrounding communities placed under Flood Warning as rain falls on saturated area

Rain is about the last thing anyone in Nebraska needs right now, but a large portion of southeast Nebraska is dealing steady rainfall through the day Tuesday. The National Weather Service in Omaha issued a Flood Warning for about the entire southe... Read More

Work to begin soon on Swan Creek Bridge south of Western on Highway 15

WESTERN, NE - Weather permitting, work will begin April 1 on the Swan Creek Bridge on Highway 15, south of Western, according to a press release by the Nebraska Department of Transportation. AM Cohron & Son, Inc., of Atlantic, IA has the $1.3... Read More

Many area rivers, streams at or near minor flood stage, Turkey Creek at De Witt especially high

_informq.push(); FAIRBURY, NE -  The Little Blue River through Fairbury has risen quickly over the last day or so. By Thursday evening, it could reach flood stage at about 18.5 feet before falling back below flood stage Friday. "It's basica... Read More

Fairbury man dies from injuries suffered in SUV, semi accident on Highway 15 Tuesday

FAIRBURY, NE - 33-year-old Clayton Brandt of Fairbury, the driver of an SUV that collided with a semi on Highway 15 Tuesday, has died at Bryan Medical West Campus in Lincoln, according to multiple social media posts Wednesday evening. The time of... Read More

Crete seeking new superintendent after Mike Waters' resignation

CRETE, NE - Crete Public Schools superintendent Mike Waters recently submitted his resignation to the school board at a late-February meeting. The board accepted Waters’ resignation, which is effective at the end of the 2018-2019 school year, a... Read More

Pharmacy service now available at Plymouth's Country Store

PLYMOUTH, NE - With cooperation between Jefferson Community Health & Life, Globe Rexall Pharmacy in Fairbury, and the Country Store in Plymouth, patients of the JCH&L Plymouth Clinic can now pick up prescriptions at the Country Store in Plymo... Read More

Legends of Clatonia moving to Beatrice in April, owner and customers will miss the small-town presence

_informq.push(); CLATONIA, NE - Legends Bar and Grill of Clatonia has become a legend in and of itself. In a tiny town of 231, Legends has become a fixture over the years. The business will continue, but in a different town just down the r... Read More