Nebraska State Fair announces replacement for Lady A concert

Nebraska State Fair announces replacement for Lady A concert

The Nebraska State Fair has announced that legendary rapper Flo Rida will fill the September 3rd concert slot in the Nebraska Lottery Concert Series.Flo Rida replaces Lady A, who recently announced that they were canceling the rest of their current tour, which included a stop at the state fair.Fair officials…
Health Alert Issued for Maskenthine Reservoir and Willow Creek Reservoir

Health Alert Issued for Maskenthine Reservoir and Willow Creek Reservoir

Lincoln – The state has issued a health alert for Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB), also known as toxic blue-green algae, at Willow Creek Reservoir in Pierce County and Maskenthine Reservoir in Stanton County. Both lakes remain on health alert this week after being on alert the last two previous weeks. Samples…
Denver Air Connection Selected to Provide Air Service at Kearney Regional Airport

Denver Air Connection Selected to Provide Air Service at Kearney Regional Airport

City Manager, Michael Morgan, announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has selected Denver Air Connection as the Essential Air Service provider for the Kearney Regional Airport.  The two-year contract awarded to Denver Air Connection will begin on November 1, 2022. Denver Air Connection will operate 50 passenger regional…
Dawson Co Commissioners to consider establishing an Opioid Recovery fund

Dawson Co Commissioners to consider establishing an Opioid Recovery fund

      The Dawson County Commissioners will consider the creation of an Opioid Recovery Fund at their next meeting planned for Monday August 15th at the Dawson County Courthouse.  The meeting begins at 8:00am.   They will also receive the monthly crime report from Sheriff Ken Moody and consider amending a resolution…
Regents approve project to address rural health care workforce shortage

Regents approve project to address rural health care workforce shortage

LINCOLN – The University of Nebraska Board of Regents on Thursday approved the program statement and construction budget for Phase II of the UNK-UNMC Rural Health Education Building on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus. Construction of the $85 million facility is expected to begin in September 2023, with projected…
Troopers Find 100 LBS of Marijuana in I-80 Traffic Stop

Troopers Find 100 LBS of Marijuana in I-80 Traffic Stop

AUGUST 10 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people after locating more than 100 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80. At approximately 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper observed a Nissan Maxima fail to signal on I-80 near Giltner. During the…
Hastings rodeo adds ranch bronc riding to list of events

Hastings rodeo adds ranch bronc riding to list of events

Hastings, Neb. – August 11, 2022 – The Oregon Trail Rodeo in Hastings, Neb. is adding a new event this year. Ranch bronc riding will be part of the rodeo August 19-20, held at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Hastings. Ranch bronc riding is similar to saddle bronc riding but differs…
Rebuilt boardwalk at Indian Cave State Park now open

Rebuilt boardwalk at Indian Cave State Park now open

Indian Cave State Park’s iconic cave, home to prehistoric Native American petroglyphs, is accessible to the public again now that construction of a new boardwalk and viewing deck is complete. The old boardwalk was unusable after a historic bomb cyclone in March 2019 saturated the area and caused a landslide.…
Nebraska Diplomats Host Awards Banquet

Nebraska Diplomats Host Awards Banquet

August 9, 2022 (LINCOLN, NEB.) - The Nebraska Diplomats Banquet took place Tuesday evening, with­­­ 330 people attending the celebration at Younes Conference Center North in Kearney. Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development presented the following awards at the Tuesday evening event: Community of the Year –…
Longtime rodeo volunteer gives freely of his time, resources

Longtime rodeo volunteer gives freely of his time, resources

Hastings, Neb. – August 9, 2022 - Darrel Stromer would rather be behind the scenes than in front of the camera, and his volunteer years, hard work, vision and generosity has helped make three events at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Hastings, Neb., a success. At the age of 88…