21-year-old Council Bluffs woman dies in crash in east of Lake Manawa

A 21-year-old Council Bluffs woman died Thursday evening in a crash east of Lake Manawa. The crash was reported at 6 p.m. in the 4800 block of East Manawa Drive. Council Bluffs police ... Read More

Winter Getting Long, For City Street Crews

BEATRICE – If a weekend is at hand, it must be time for more snow……or so it seems. The Beatrice area was expected to receive three to five inches of snow in this latest system…adding to a winter that Beatrice Street Superintendent Jason Mo... Read More

Douglas County reports first pediatric flu death, the third in Nebraska this season

The Douglas County Health Department on Thursday reported its first pediatric flu death of the season. Officials did not release the age of the child and did not know if the child had been vaccinated. The child did not have underlying health issue... Read More

New Property Valuations Soon to Be Finalized

BEATRICE – It’s that time of year people in the property assessment profession likely dread….the setting of new valuations for the coming year. Skyrocketing agriculture valuations that have been a key factor in the state’s property tax ang... Read More

Owner of Iowa dog kennel gets 30 days in jail in animal neglect case

The owner of a hunting dog training company in Hancock, Iowa — where dozens of dogs were neglected, died or went missing — was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail, a work-release program and probation. Dustin Young, 35, pleaded guilty in No... Read More

Gage County Sheriff Seeking New Transport Van

BEATRICE – The Gage County Sheriff’s Office is seeking to replace one of the department’s three prisoner transport vehicles. Transporting prisoners to and from other jails is a frequent occurrence, given the capacity limitations of the local... Read More

Lincoln Children's Zoo expansion will be even bigger thanks to influx of donations

An already-massive expansion to the Lincoln Children’s Zoo is getting even bigger. The zoo announced last year that it planned to more than double in size, adding giraffes, tigers, spider monkeys, a larger exhibit for its marquee red... Read More

Google announces plans to build data center in Nebraska; signs point to Omaha area

Omaha’s growing sector of data centers will add a major name to its ranks now that Google has announced plans to bring a data center to the state. A map on the tech giant’s website indicated the center will be in the Omaha area. The ... Read More

Exmark Manufacturing Looking for Beautification Project Applicants

BEATRICE – A manufacturer of turf care equipment in Beatrice is taking applications for projects that preserve and beautify outdoor landscapes. Exmark Manufacturing conducts its’ “Big Rock” project, to help organizations in need of resourc... Read More

Neapco Employees Excellence, Means Donation to Organizations

BEATRICE – A Neapco team of employees who have demonstrated excellence the past year, has produced a donation of $2,000 to a couple of local organizations. A presentation was held Wednesday at the Neapco Components Plant in the Gage County Indus... Read More

Naval Honoree Served During Okinawa Attack

BEATRICE – A U.S. Navy Veteran was recognized by the Gage County Board Wednesday, for his service during World War Two. Lawrence Workman served in the Pacific as a Machinist Mate Third Class, aboard the U.S.S. Crockett…deploying amphibious per... Read More