Two Lincoln-area 'herb enthusiasts' help add sensory garden for kids at Beatrice Public Library

BEATRICE - Sharon Ohmberger and Jill Kuhel met in 1990 when working at Nebraska Nursery and Color Gardens in Lincoln. "I was pregnant with my daughter," Kuhel said, "and (Sharon) took over for ... Read More

Plymouth's Memorial Park now features a splash pad for a summer cool-down option

PLYMOUTH - The village of Plymouth in Jefferson County now offers a new option for cooling down this summer. On Saturday, the village officially opened a new splash pad in Memorial Park at the corner of Highway 4 and N Washington Avenue. Conver... Read More

Friend's 'Daisy Queen' under new ownership as summer business heats up

FRIEND - Friend is about a mile long east to west. On the western edge of town on the south side of U.S. Highway 6 is Daisy Queen. A fast food restaurant and ice cream shop that dates back to August 1951. Originally owned by Glen and Peg Kinsm... Read More

Hebron resident publishes dozens of photos, video accusing feedlot owner of animal neglect, abuse

HEBRON - The Thayer County Sheriff's Office is investigating reports of possible animal neglect and abuse at a Hebron feedlot and sale barn. The property in question is owned by Glen Jochem, who owns the J and J  Horse and Pony Company. Hebro... Read More

Marysville's 'Big Blue River Days' starts Thursday, festival continues to grow

MARYSVILLE, KS - Marysville's annual 'Big Blue River Days' kicks off Thursday with three days of barbecue, car shows, live music and more. The weekend begins Thursday with a performance by Big Time Grain Company on the stage at 7th & Broadway.... Read More

Thayer County authorities investigating reports of livestock neglect in Hebron

HEBRON - The Thayer County Sheriff's Office is investigating reports of livestock neglect at a feedlot and sale barn in Hebron. The facilities in question are owned by Glen Jochem - owner of the J and J Horse and Pony Company. The lot is located o... Read More

Large hail falls in Jefferson County, parts of northern Kansas Tuesday

STEELE CITY - Another round of severe thunderstorms made their way through north central Kansas and southeast Nebraska on Tuesday afternoon and evening. While the tornado threat diminished as the evening progressed, very large hail was reported in... Read More

Fairbury Municipal Waterpark officially open after ribbon-cutting Saturday

FAIRBURY - Demolition was last June. Groundbreaking was last July. Less than a year later, the Fairbury Aquatic Center officially opened on Saturday afternoon. "This pool should be a great asset to Fairbury and to our surrounding communitie... Read More

Crystal Springs 'Re-Tree' Project gets underway Thursday

FAIRBURY - Roughly 180 ash trees were removed from Fairbury's Crystal Springs Park in January, due to the threat of the emerald ash borer and the overall aging of the tree stock. On Thursday, the city officially began replacing those trees with ... Read More

Strong Sunday storms leave heavy damage in Lincoln, large hail and strong winds reported throughout the area

A round of strong to severe thunderstorms rumbled through southeast Nebraska on Sunday afternoon. A tornado touched down, reportedly several times, early Sunday evening in southwest Lincoln, leaving damage behind in its wake. Several reports and p... Read More

Nebraska State Patrol identifies two people killed in wrong-way I-80 crash near Milford

MILFORD (AP) - Authorities have identified two people killed in a wrong-way crash earlier this week on Interstate 80 in eastern Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol says the crash Monday afternoon killed the wrong-way driver, 56-year-old Cesar Per... Read More