Bridgeport Public Schools honored by NFTA

Bridgeport Public Schools honored by NFTA

Each year, the non-profit organization Nebraskans for the Arts (NFTA) honors a Nebraska school or school district who celebrates and supports participation, enjoyment and excellence in the media arts, visual arts, dance, music, or theater. NFTA strongly believes that student participation in high quality arts education contributes to overall higher…
New Mitchell grocery store gears up for Grand Opening

New Mitchell grocery store gears up for Grand Opening

Mitchell's new grocery store is up and running, and gearing up for a grand opening that starts this week. Fresh Foods opened earlier this month, operated by the same owners as the Fresh Foods in Gering. Ben Dishman tells KNEB News the return of a local grocery option has been…
Area housing authorities receive Housing Choice funds from U.S. HUD

Area housing authorities receive Housing Choice funds from U.S. HUD

Three housing authorities in the Wyobraska area are among hundreds across the country receiving Housing Choice Voucher Program funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In the Panhandle, the Scotts Bluff County Housing Authority is receiving more than $1.9 million dollars, and slightly more than $452,000 is…
Gering Standoff Suspect Sentenced to 35 to 48 Years

Gering Standoff Suspect Sentenced to 35 to 48 Years

The man involved in a 28 hour armed standoff in Gering last September was back in court Friday for sentencing. 38-year-old Bradley Garcia did not have to stand trial, as he pleaded no contest to charges of Use of a Firearm to Commit a Felony and two counts of Attempted…
Gering Council approves nearly a dozen Keno funding grants

Gering Council approves nearly a dozen Keno funding grants

The Gering City Council last week approved nearly a dozen grants from the community Keno fund. Eleven grants totaling more than $57,700 were approved, ranging in size from $1,000 up to $16,300. Keno Committee chair Darrell Bentley told council members that may see like a lot, but it's just that…
Scottsbluff Zoo announces addition of male puma cub

Scottsbluff Zoo announces addition of male puma cub

Riverside Discovery Center is excited to announce the completion of the new Puma/Mountain Lion exhibit and as it turns out, it was just in time for a new arrival. RDC now has a 24-week old male puma cub currently in quarantine, and after that's complete, it will take him a…
Call for Applicants for 2024 Governor’s Wellness Award

Call for Applicants for 2024 Governor’s Wellness Award

Gov. Jim Pillen is encouraging organizations in Nebraska to apply for the 2024 Governor’s Wellness Award.  “Prioritizing health has many benefits. It strengthens the immune system and reduces stress and the likelihood of developing many chronic diseases,” said Gov. Pillen. “Each year, we recognize organizations across Nebraska for offering wellness programs in…
Husker Scientist Looking for Answers Behind Semiconducting Material Properties

Husker Scientist Looking for Answers Behind Semiconducting Material Properties

Metal halide perovskites have emerged in recent years as a low-cost, highly efficient semiconducting material for solar energy, solid-state lighting and more. Despite their growing use, a fundamental understanding of the origins of their outstanding properties is still lacking. A Husker scientist is aiming to find answers that could lead…
Kosman honored for 50 years in financial services industry

Kosman honored for 50 years in financial services industry

Hod Kosman recently completed 50 years of service to the banking industry and is the Chairman, President, and CEO of Platte Valley Financial Service Companies. The Kosman family banking history dates back to the early 1900s and now has 22 banking locations throughout the Nebraska Panhandle, eastern Wyoming and northern…