Calf dies in garage blaze near Miller, house saved

Calf dies in garage blaze near Miller, house saved

Miller, Neb. — At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Miller Volunteer Fire Department was called to a structure fire about one-mile north of Miller. It occurred near east Highway 40 & north Highway 183. The homeowner called the fire in, however the fire was also noticied by a passerby who stopped…
Husker lineman to speak at Arcadia Family Banquet

Husker lineman to speak at Arcadia Family Banquet

ARCADIA - A member of the Nebraska football team has been announced as the featured speaker for the annual family banquet hosted by Arcadia Methodist Church. Ethan Piper started 25 games along the offensive line for the Huskers over the past five years. After his 2023 season was cut short…
Revamped Sargent School Board elects Stefka as president

Revamped Sargent School Board elects Stefka as president

SARGENT - The new-look Sargent Board of Education elected new officers Monday after the recent special election seated four new members. It was the first time the board had been able to meet since four of the six members were recalled by voters in December. With only two members remaining…
KPD arrests suspect driving stolen vehicle with firearms Inside

KPD arrests suspect driving stolen vehicle with firearms Inside

On Thursday, February 15, shortly after 3:00 a.m., Officers of the Kearney Police Department were notified by the Flock Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) cameras that a vehicle stolen out of Colorado was in Kearney. Within minutes of the report, KPD officers located the stolen vehicle and the driver at…
Income tax exclusion for guard members advanced

Income tax exclusion for guard members advanced

LINCOLN - Lawmakers gave first-round approval Tuesday to a bill intended to help recruit and retain Nebraska National Guard members. LB1394, sponsored by Sen. Tom Brewer of Gordon at the request of Gov. Jim Pillen, would allow guard members to exclude certain income from their federal adjusted gross income for…
Youth Legislature Registration Now Open

Youth Legislature Registration Now Open

Lincoln, Neb. — The 2024 Unicameral Youth Legislature, June 10-14, is an opportunity for high school students to learn what it’s like to serve as a Nebraska state senator. Student senators sponsor bills, conduct committee hearings, debate legislation and discover the unique process of the nation’s only unicameral by learning…
City of North Platte Receives LEAN on LARM Safety Grant

City of North Platte Receives LEAN on LARM Safety Grant

North Platte — The City of North Platte was recently the recipient of a $500 Lean on LARM Safety Grant to purchase trauma kits for the police department. “The funding assures that we have adequate supplies to equip each of our police cruisers with Tactical Medical kits. These kits will…
Crafter’s weekend planned at MPCC Broken Bow Campus

Crafter’s weekend planned at MPCC Broken Bow Campus

A few spots still remain for the series of crafting classes that will be offered at the Mid-Plains Community College Broken Bow Campus this weekend. Sunflower or Geometric Outdoor Barn Quilt Activities will begin from 1-4 p.m. Friday with a free Sunflower or Geometric Outdoor Barn Quilt workshop. Participants will…
Hospital assessment program clears first round

Hospital assessment program clears first round

Lincoln, Neb. — A bill intended to increase Medicaid payments to Nebraska hospitals without the use of additional general fund dollars was amended and advanced to select file Feb. 15. LB1087, introduced by North Platte Sen. Mike Jacobson, would require the state Department of Health and Human Services to submit…
Broken Bow VFW to hold annual pancake feed Monday

Broken Bow VFW to hold annual pancake feed Monday

BROKEN BOW - Broken Bow VFW Post 3576 will hold its annual pancake, ham and egg feed Monday at the Broken Bow Municipal Building. They will be serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dell Moninger tells KBEAR they typically feed around…