Apple Crop Decent Despite Temperature Extremes

NEBRASKA CITY – After a year of both record lows and record high temperatures, Nebraska City apple orchards are expecting a harvest a little shy of last year’s bumper crop. A record low tempera... Read More

Facebook Page Seeks Support For Syracuse Pool House

SYRACUSE – Parks Director Jill Crook and Pool Manager Jamy Prokopec asked the Syracuse City Council Wednesday for a new pool house at the aquatic center. Prokopec said a Facebook page has been established asking for public donations and acceptin... Read More

Board Will Terminate 911 Dispatching Service From Falls City

FALLS CITY – The Richardson County Board voted Tuesday to inform the City of Falls City it will no longer be using the city 911 dispatching service. Commissioner David Sickel said the Richardson County Sheriff’s Office also operates a dispatch... Read More

Auburn Offers $1 Million For House Builders

AUBURN – The city of Auburn is offering $1 million dollars to encourage rehabilitated and new homes. The city council approved a budget Monday that restates the city’s offer of $10,000 cash for anyone who would build a new house and now includ... Read More

Mosquito Traps Find West Nile Virus In Southeast District

AUBURN – Mosquito traps in Richardson County have tested positive for West Nile virus. Grant Brueggemann of Southeast District Health Department said two contractors have been placing mosquito traps in Richardson, Otoe, Nemaha and Pawnee countie... Read More

Auburn Sinkhole Swallows 80 Tons and Counting

AUBURN – A sinkhole in Auburn has swallowed over 80 tons of rock and is still not filled. Lois  Lopez, manager of El Portal Restaurant, said he has never seen anything like it around here. Lopez: “Well, we just showed up here to work and g... Read More

Mainstreet Bank Breaks Ground In Syracuse

SYRACUSE – Mainstreet Bank broke ground Thursday on its new Syracuse building and campus. Bank President Justin Douglas said the Cook-based bank has had success in Syracuse since it leased space for an office there in 2002. He called the bank’... Read More

High river flows close Riverview Marina, Indian Cave boat ramp

NEBRASKA CITY - Riverview Marina State Recreation Area (SRA) in Nebraska City and the boat ramp at Indian Cave State Park near Shubert are closed to the public until further notice due to high flows from the Missouri River. In addition, the high wa... Read More

Man trimming trees in Lincoln yard electrocuted

LINCOLN — Police say a Lincoln man who was trimming trees in his south Lincoln backyard has been electrocuted. 36-year-old Zachary Francke died Wednesday afternoon after a tree limb fell on a power line and he tried to remove it. Rescue c... Read More

Prison Fight Likely in Ricketts-Krist Debate

Omaha, NE.—There is little doubt the number one issue in Thursday's first—and for now only— scheduled debate between Gov. Pete Ricketts and his Democratic challenger Bob Krist is property tax. But not far behind is the state's overcrowded pr... Read More

Beger: Skilled Workforce Is Selling Point For Auburn Plant

AUBURN – News that FAST Global Solutions is pursuing the purchase of the Ariens Company manufacturing facility in Auburn came as a relief to local economic developers and up to 190 workers. Kim Beger, Auburn administrative assistant and a direct... Read More