Mid-States Wool to Close in May

Mid-States Wool to Close in May

One of the country’s major wool buyers is closing its doors later this year, citing the woeful state of the wool markets and rising costs. Mid-States Wool Growers Cooperative – based in Canal Winchester, Ohio – sent a letter to its customers last week saying it would stop accepting wool…
Karen Anderson Honored at State Chamber Meeting

Karen Anderson Honored at State Chamber Meeting

Last week, the Nebraska Chambers Association hosted their annual meeting in Lincoln, with representatives from 11 statewide Chamber of Commerce's in attendance. At the meeting, Karen Anderson, the Director of the Scottsbluff/ Gering United Chamber of Commerce, was recognized as the 2022 Professional of the Year. Courtesy Photo Additionally, Gov.…
Nebraskan elected Vice President NCBA

Nebraskan elected Vice President NCBA

The manager of a Nebraska feedlot has been elected into a top leadership position within the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. Buck Wehrbein, who has managed custom feedlots since 1984 in Nebraska and Texas, was elected Vice President of NCBA late last week. Wehrbein also feeds his own cattle and previously…
Seacats swim team with results from Grand Island, McCook

Seacats swim team with results from Grand Island, McCook

The Scottsbluff/Gering Seacats swim team was busy last week with two days of competition as they were in Grand Island for a double dual on Tuesday before competing at the McCook Quad on Friday. Grand Island double dual Head coach Vanessa Woolsey said off a short turnaround from the meet…
Sidney Receiving Safe Streets and Roads for All Federal Grant

Sidney Receiving Safe Streets and Roads for All Federal Grant

Only one Panhandle community was among the eight in Nebraska to be named recipients of federal funds through the Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant Program, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. Sidney will receive $300,000 out of the combined $2.65 million in federal grant awards announced by…
Timberwolves cruise to 128-98 win against Jokic-less Nuggets

Timberwolves cruise to 128-98 win against Jokic-less Nuggets

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — D’Angelo Russell had 14 of his 18 points in the first quarter and added 10 assists, Anthony Edwards scored 20 and the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a 128-98 win Sunday night against the Denver Nuggets, who were missing two-time MVP Nikola Jokic and three other starters on…
Egg shortage breeds chicken-feed conspiracies

Egg shortage breeds chicken-feed conspiracies

Social media users claim to have found a new culprit for sky-high egg prices: chicken feed. The theory gained steam on Facebook, TikTok and Twitter in recent weeks, with some users reporting that their hens stopped laying eggs and speculating that common chicken feed products were the cause. Some went a…
New rules would limit sugar in school meals for first time

New rules would limit sugar in school meals for first time

U.S. agriculture officials on Friday proposed new nutrition standards for school meals, including the first limits on added sugars, with a focus on sweetened foods such as cereals, yogurt, flavored milk and breakfast pastries. The plan announced by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack also seeks to significantly decrease sodium in the meals…
Tominaga’s career game propels Husker Men past Penn State

Tominaga’s career game propels Husker Men past Penn State

Keisei Tominaga finished with a career-high 30 points, as Nebraska led nearly wire to wire in a 72-63 victory over Penn State Sunday afternoon in Lincoln. Tominaga's 30-point outburst – the first by a Husker since December of 2021 – was highlighted by 12-of-18 shooting, including a career-high five 3-pointers, as…
UNK Fraternities Have New Home at Renovated Martin Hall

UNK Fraternities Have New Home at Renovated Martin Hall

Step inside the main entrance to Martin Hall and one of the first things you’ll notice is a cornerstone bearing the names of Herbert L. Cushing, the former president of the Nebraska State Teachers College at Kearney, as well as members of the Board of Education of State Normal Schools.…