Splash pad at Crete's Wildwood Pool shut down for the summer, will have to be replaced

CRETE - In the first week of June, the Wildwood Pool splash pad in Crete suffered a catastrophic failure with its water system underneath, and the pad raised significantly. About 6-8 inches, accord... Read More

City of Crete moving forward on Tuxedo Park bridge project, taking in public input

CRETE - The city of Crete has proposed a bridge replacement project for a section of Tuxedo Park Road. The bridge that's slated to be replaced is about a quarter-mile north of 13th Street, which is a quarter-mile west of Nebraska Highway 33. Th... 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

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

Severe thunderstorms produce multiple tornado reports in Kansas, Nebraska Tuesday evening

A line of severe thunderstorms in southeast Nebraska and northeastern Kansas spawned a number of tornado sightings Tuesday evening. A large, wedge tornado was spotted near Dawson, Nebraska around 8 p.m. The same tornado was also seen near Bern, KS... Read More

Diller Locker Company celebrates purchase of Processing Division, retail store with Monday ribbon cutting

DILLER - The Diller Locker Company opened in November 2015, and has had a noticeable impact on the community. That impact will be even bigger now. On Monday, the meat processing company officially opened the Diller Locker Company's Processing Divi... Read More

Jefferson Community Health & Life now offering state of the art 3-D Mammography testing

FAIRBURY - Jefferson Community Health & Life in Fairbury announced Wednesday that they'll now offer Genius 3-D Mammography exams, developed by Hologic, Inc. - a worldwide leader in women’s health. Utilizing advanced breast tomosynthesis tech... Read More

NGage supports Homestead Monument name change

BEATRICE - The NGage economic development group has joined the list of organizations supporting a name change for Beatrice's largest tourist attraction. The proposal calls for renaming Homestead National Monument of America to 'Homestead National... Read More

Crete Elementary placed on lockout for a short time Monday afternoon

CRETE - Crete Elementary School was placed on lockout for a short time Monday afteroon when a man was spotted nearby with what appeared to be a hunting rifle with a scope. The man was spotted around 1 :45 p.m. Monday. Due to the close proximity, C... Read More

Fairbury pool grand opening officially set for May 25

FAIRBURY - It's official - Fairbury's new pool and aquatic center will open on Saturday, May 25. The city confirmed that news via email Friday. Fairbury's target for the pool opening has always been Memorial Day weekend. Ground was broken last Ju... Read More