Electrical Upgrades Coming to Box Butte Reservoir

Electrical Upgrades Coming to Box Butte Reservoir

Campers at Box Butte Reservoir State Recreation Area will have to go without electricity for a while, but they will have more juice when the wait is over. Beginning Oct. 1, all of the electrical camping sites at Box Butte will be closed while construction workers upgrade six sites from…
UNK Pride of the Plains Marching Band Unveils Flashy New Uniforms

UNK Pride of the Plains Marching Band Unveils Flashy New Uniforms

The Pride of the Plains Marching Band is one of the most visible elements of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Band members represent the university at home football games and other campus and community events, as well as parades and competitions throughout the region. They need to look as…
Reisig: “Amazing 10th Monument Marathon” as Records Fall

Reisig: “Amazing 10th Monument Marathon” as Records Fall

New records were set Saturday in both the men's and women's full and half marathons in what Race Coordinator Jennifer Reisig said was an "amazing" 10th annual Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon. Weather conditions were perhaps the best of all of the races over the past decade, with a very…
Michigan State Beats NU in Overtime

Michigan State Beats NU in Overtime

East Lansing, Mich. - The Nebraska defense held Michigan State without a first down in second-half regulation, but the Huskers fell 23-20 in overtime at No. 20 Michigan State on Saturday night at Spartan Stadium. The Blackshirts shut out the Spartans in the first and third quarters, and the only MSU…
Therapy is Going to the Dogs

Therapy is Going to the Dogs

In addition to running, fetching, and other traditional canine pursuits, certain pups have a higher calling: as therapy dogs. Many people use the term “therapy dog” to include all service dogs, but there are differences, notes the American Kennel Club (AKC). Psychiatric service dogs (recognized by the Americans with Disabilities…
WNCC Signs Transfer Agreement with Clarkson College

WNCC Signs Transfer Agreement with Clarkson College

Clarkson College and Western Nebraska Community College recently signed an articulation agreement which allows students to transfer their existing credit from WNCC to Clarkson College. The two organizations are committed to helping students pursue their careers in health care. The partnership opens the door for students to prepare to be…
Nebraska Reflects on 20 Years of NEST 529 College Savings Program

Nebraska Reflects on 20 Years of NEST 529 College Savings Program

Nebraska State Treasurer, John Murante, released new numbers today showcasing the positive affect of NEST 529 over its 20 years. Launched in 2001, the NEST 529 Program has over 289,000 accounts with over $7 billion in assets to help children achieve their dreams. To celebrate NEST 529’s 20th anniversary and College Savings…
Nebraska Advances New Congressional Map That Could Help GOP

Nebraska Advances New Congressional Map That Could Help GOP

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska lawmakers have advanced new congressional boundaries that could make it harder for Democratic presidential hopefuls to pick up one of the state's five Electoral College votes, as they've done twicesince 2008. The measure was endorsed by nearly all Republicans in the one-house, officially nonpartisan Legislature.…