Local Contractor is New Chairman of The Gage County Board

BEATRICE – Beatrice contractor Eric Tiemann has been elected as the new Chairman of the Gage County Board.   Tiemann, who served as the finance chairman for the supervisors this past year, was ele... Read More

Ronnie Green nods to UNL's 150-year history, looks to future in State of the University address

LINCOLN — One-and-a-half centuries is a long time for any institution. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green looked back and ahead Tuesday in his annual State of the University speech at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. H... Read More

Allegiant announces new nonstop flight from Omaha to Florida Panhandle

Allegiant Airlines will begin flying from Omaha to the Florida Panhandle. The budget airline announced Tuesday a new nonstop flight from Omaha’s Eppley Airfield to the Destin/Fort Walton Beach Airport. The flight will begin Ju... Read More

Beatrice School Board Members Sworn In To Office

BEATRICE – The Beatrice Board of Education has begun a new term, with two new members and two reelected members sworn in to office in District 15, Monday night. Jon Zimmerman and Doris Martin were reelected to the board last November, while Eric... Read More

Beatrice School Board Approves

BEATRICE – The Beatrice Public School District has approved a contract with a South Dakota firm to install a high-tech video board in the O-Zone gym. The Beatrice School Board Monday night approved a contract with Daktronics, totaling $137,667. ... Read More

Beatrice Community Hospital Foundation Transitions to New Director

BEATRICE – A reception was held Monday to honor retiring Beatrice Community Hospital Foundation Executive Director Sam Rennick, and welcome the new foundation director, Gina Heckey. Rennick and his wife are retiring to northwest Omaha.  Rennick... Read More

Wilber-Clatonia student in critical condition following sledding accident

WILBER, NE -  A junior at Wilber-Clatonia High School suffered a serious head injury after he was involved in a sledding incident on Saturday. The Superintendent for Wilber-Clatonia Public Schools, Ray Collins, told several media outlets Monday t... Read More

Two People Rescued Near Cortland, as Car Fills With Water

BEATRICE - Cortland Fire personnel were able to pull two persons from a vehicle that was filling up with water, after going off a U.S. Highway in northern Gage County, during snowy conditions Saturday morning. Gage County Sheriff’s investigators... Read More

Cyclists make 21-mile winter trek to buy Wabash Trace trail passes

On a warm summer’s day, there’s little that can beat a bicycle ride down the Wabash Trace in Iowa. There’s ice cream and barbecue to be had, farmers markets, music and margaritas as the trail winds through the countryside from Co... Read More

Beatrice Avoids Electric Problems, With Weekend Snow

BEATRICE – Despite heavy, wet snow clinging to trees and utility lines, this weekend’s blast of snow caused almost no power problems in Beatrice. City Electric Superintendent Pat Feist says just one isolated drop in electricity occurred. ... Read More

New BPS Board to be Sworn In, O-Zone Vision Contract Up For Action

BEATRICE – A new Beatrice Board of Education officially takes office, tonight.  New board members Eric Trusty and Erin Chadwick will be sworn in, along with reelected members Jon Zimmerman and Doris Martin. The board will select a President alo... Read More