Homestead National Monument of America Hosts Fiddlers

(FidSFX) BEATRICE – The Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival marked 19 years of music at the Homestead National Monument of America, Saturday.   The contest features junior, senior and legend ... Read More

Beatrice High School O-Zone Floor to Include Business Logos

BEATRICE – Beatrice Public Schools will be joining a growing list of high schools and colleges that allow advertising logos on their gym floor. This summer, the floor is being refinished at the Beatrice High School O-Zone, and for the first time... Read More

Beatrice High School Random Drug Testing Program Closer to Approval

BEATRICE – A random drug testing program for Beatrice High School students participating in sports and activities could be approved by the Board of Education in July. The draft program has undergone legal review and a few revisions.   Assistan... Read More

Beatrice Educational Foundation Hires Director, After-School Program Coordinator

BEATRICE – The Beatrice Educational Foundation has hired a retired teacher and current Beatrice School Board member to head an after-school program and fundraising efforts.   Doris Martin’s hiring as Executive Director and After School Coordina... Read More

Driver on the hook for $10,000-plus in damage after trip through fresh cement

A driver in Lincoln on Wednesday made the mistake of driving around construction barriers and landing in a fresh plot of cement. Damages were estimated in excess of $10,000 to the construction project near 48th Street and Old Cheney Road in so... Read More

NGage Board Postpones Acting on Proposed Hotel Study

BEATRICE – The Gage Area Growth Enterprise Board has delayed taking any action on a proposal for a hotel study, as Gage County seeks a legal opinion on a funding question. This week, county officials discussed whether part of the county lodging ... Read More

Beatrice Humane Society Holds Ribbon Cutting Dedication Ceremony

BEATRICE - On Thursday, there were a lot of happy animals at the newly opened Beatrice Humane Society as they held their ribbon cutting for their brand new facility. "Without all of you and other donors in the community, this would not have been p... Read More

Beatrice Authorities Make Arrest in the Sexual Assault of a Minor

BEATRICE – Beatrice Police have arrested a man suspected in the sexual assault of an eight-year-old girl. Appearance bond for 24-year-old Zachary Askew has been set at $100,000.  Beatrice Police arrested Askew Tuesday, after being summoned to a... Read More

Planning For a Blackout Blitz

BEATRICE -  The Beatrice area continues to get worldwide attention about the August 21st full solar eclipse.   The city is one of those in the middle of a diagonal pathway across the Midwest, where the full eclipse can be viewed for the longest pe... Read More

Man pleads not guilty in slaying of Pottawattamie County Deputy Mark Burbridge

The man accused by authorities of killing Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Burbridge pleaded not guilty Tuesday and demanded a speedy trial. Wesley Correa-Carmenaty’s trial is scheduled to begin July 25. If convicted, he fa... Read More

Nebraska State Senator Roy Baker Won't Seek Reelection

BEATRICE – Nebraska State Senator, Dr. Roy Baker has announced he will not seek reelection to the legislature, when his first term is completed at the end of 2018. Baker made the announcement in a recording of his “Capitol Weekly” program, h... Read More