Lopers Come up Short to Bears

Lopers Come up Short to Bears

Kearney, Neb. – The 15th-ranked Concordia-St. Paul Golden Bears jumped out to an early fifth set lead to hold off 12th-ranked Nebraska-Kearney (-18, -20, 19-25, 19-25, -12) in an NCAA Tournament 2nd round match Friday night in Warrensburg, Mo.The sixth-seeded Lopers end the year at 26-7 while the seventh-seeded Golden Bears improve to…
Rural Crete fatality under investigation

Rural Crete fatality under investigation

     The Saline County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate a fatality accident that occurred near Crete along Highway 33 Thursday afternoon.   A news release states they were notified around 4:21pm of a crash involving a semi-tractor trailer and a motorcycle.         First responders from the Crete Rescue, Deputies from the Saline…
Gov. Ricketts Announces Key Staff Transition

Gov. Ricketts Announces Key Staff Transition

  LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that a key member of his team will be transitioning to a role outside state government.  Taylor Gage has served as an advisor to Governor Ricketts since 2013, most recently playing the role of Director of Strategic Communications.  Gage has advised the Governor…
Custer County fatality

Custer County fatality

Oconto, Neb. -- The Custer County Sheriff’s Office investigated a two-vehicle accident early Friday, 1 mile south of Oconto, on Highway 21. The accident happened at approximately 5:55 a.m. Daniel Jacobson, a 65-year-old Broken Bow male, was traveling north on Nebraska Highway 21. Daniel’s vehicle, a 2011 Mazda 2, struck…
Nebraska Identifies the COVID-19 Omicron Variant

Nebraska Identifies the COVID-19 Omicron Variant

Vaccination is the best form of protection against COVID-19 LINCOLN –The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Nebraska Public Health Solutions (PHS) District, and the Nebraska Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) have detected six cases of the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 among Nebraska residents. The first case was likely exposed…
15th annual Nebraska Ag Expo kicks off next week

15th annual Nebraska Ag Expo kicks off next week

The Nebraska Ag Expo is gearing up for farmers and ranchers on December 7-9 at the Lancaster  Event Center in Lincoln, Nebraska for the 15th annual “pure ag” show. Although the Expo was postponed and some exhibitors were not able to attend in 2020, the Nebraska Ag Expo was one…
Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil Planned for December 6

Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil Planned for December 6

Kearney, Neb. -- Parents who have lost a child are invited to remember their loved one at a candlelight vigil Monday, December 6, at the Angel of Hope statue at the Kearney Cemetery. The event will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the statue, which is just East of the…
OpenSky appoints Rebecca Firestone as next Executive Director

OpenSky appoints Rebecca Firestone as next Executive Director

LINCOLN -- Rebecca Firestone has been named OpenSky Policy Institute’s new Executive Director following a three-month national search. Firestone will replace OpenSky’s Founding Executive Director Renee Fry, who has led the organization for the past decade. Firestone comes from a senior role in research and evaluation at the Susan Thompson…
Lopers Advance in Five Sets

Lopers Advance in Five Sets

UNK Coach Rick Squiers on Post Game Kearney, Neb. -The 12th-ranked Nebraska-Kearney volleyball team recorded a season-high 18 blocks and got a career-high 26 kills from outside Emersen Cyza to rally past 4th-ranked Northwest Missouri State in five sets (21-25, 25-27, -21, -9, -11) Friday afternoon in an NCAA Tournament first round…
CCC Again Offering Necessary Course for Would-Be Substitute Teachers

CCC Again Offering Necessary Course for Would-Be Substitute Teachers

Central Community College is again offering a two-week course designed to fulfill a necessary requirement for individuals seeking a local substitute teaching certificate. Human Relations Awareness is an online and self-paced course that will be taught during the following dates: Dec. 8 – 22Jan. 19 – Feb. 2Feb. 16 –…