Report: Keep some COVID-era telehealth ‘flexibilities’; research quality, costs

Report: Keep some COVID-era telehealth ‘flexibilities’; research quality, costs

Receiving medical services via telehealth was a requirement for some during the pandemic but has continued to grow in popularity since then.In states such as Nebraska with large rural areas, telehealth can be especially important. Certain pandemic-era telehealth "flexibilities" allowed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid will expire at…
Iowa fugitive arrested in Lincoln Co pursuit

Iowa fugitive arrested in Lincoln Co pursuit

On Friday, July 12, 2024, Officers with the North Platte Department were made aware of a wanted subject from Iowa, Octavius Hurst Jr., possibly around the Walmart shopping area.  Octavius Hurst Jr. had a felony warrant out of Iowa for sex offense violations. Officers located Hurst in the area and…
Tierney honored with Broken Bow Distinguished Alumni Award

Tierney honored with Broken Bow Distinguished Alumni Award

BROKEN BOW - Paul Tierney was recognized Saturday with the Distinguished Alumni Award as part of Broken Bow's All-Alumni Weekend. Tierney graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1970 before receiving a degree in Agri-Business from the National College of Business in Rapid City, SD. In high school he competed…
Nebraska philanthropist to receive 2024 Sower Award

Nebraska philanthropist to receive 2024 Sower Award

Humanities Nebraska (HN) has selected Anne M. Hubbard to receive the 2024 Sower Award in theHumanities in recognition of her significant contribution to public understanding of the humanities inNebraska. Hubbard will be honored for her philanthropic support for many Native American projects,the National Willa Cather Center, Omaha Public Library, KANEKO,…
River rescue last week near St. Paul

River rescue last week near St. Paul

Howard County Sheriff's Office deputies and officers with St. Paul Police Department responded to a call about a river rescue at the Loup River bridge South of St. Paul. last Thursday evening around 5:30pm An adult female and minor child were holding onto one of the bridge supports with the…
DED Leads State Delegation to Europe, Promotes Nebraska as Destination for Corn-Based Bioproduction

DED Leads State Delegation to Europe, Promotes Nebraska as Destination for Corn-Based Bioproduction

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) led a state delegation to the Hague, Netherlands to take part in the World Bio Markets conference on June 26-27. The international event convened major industrial biomanufacturers, bio developers, and investors into the bioeconomy. Leaders from Bluestem Biosciences, Bio Nebraska, Cargill, Gateway Development Corporation (Washington County’s economic development agency), Green…
Planned power outage in Taylor Monday

Planned power outage in Taylor Monday

TAYLOR - Custer Public Power District would like to notify its customers in Taylor that there will be a planned power outage Monday morning for maintenance work. The outage is expected to begin around 9 a.m. Monday and will last for about one hour.
Kearney’s Harmon Park Pool closed, vandalism

Kearney’s Harmon Park Pool closed, vandalism

The vandalism that occurred at Harmon Pool on July 13 resulted in damages to several pieces of equipment and a high-pressure pipe that is part of the pool water re-circulation system.  In order to repair this pipe, the water has to be drained from the pool.  As a result, the…