Jerry Chlopek elected NPPD Board Chair for 2022

Jerry Chlopek elected NPPD Board Chair for 2022

Columbus, Neb. – Jerry Chlopek of Columbus was elected as Chair of Nebraska Public Power District’s (NPPD) Board of Directors for 2022 following that body’s annual election of officers Wednesday in Columbus. Also elected were Melissa Freelend of Kearney as first vice chair, Ed Schrock of Holdrege/Elm Creek as second vice…
Lopers Sweep Griffons

Lopers Sweep Griffons

Kearney, Neb. – Point guard Haley Simental and forward Elisa Backes tallied 16 points apiece and post Brooke Carlson recorded a double double to help No. 16/15 Nebraska-Kearney down No. 22/RV Missouri Western State, 60-48, Thursday night in St. Joseph, Mo.The Lopers (13-2, 8-1) beat the Griffons (12-2, 6-2) for a fifth straight time and also hands Mo West its second…
Gov. Ricketts Delivers 2022 State of the State Address

Gov. Ricketts Delivers 2022 State of the State Address

Watch the Governor’s State of the State address by clicking here. Video of the Governor Pete Ricketts January 13, 2022 State of the State Address provided by the Office of Governor Pete Ricketts: LINCOLN – On Thursday morning,Governor Pete Ricketts delivered his annual State of the State address in the George W.…
Public comments sought for Community Wildfire Plan

Public comments sought for Community Wildfire Plan

The draft Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) for Adams, Clay, Fillmore, Jefferson, Nuckols, Saline, Thayer, and Webster Counties is ready for public review. Draft copies of the document have been mailed to county offices and are available to the public online at https://nfs.unl.edu/documents/CWPP/SCECWPP.pdf. Comments will be accepted until February 18,…
Huskers name Applewhite new Running Backs Coach

Huskers name Applewhite new Running Backs Coach

Nebraska Football Head Coach Scott Frost announced Thursday the addition of Bryan Applewhite as the Huskers’ running backs coach. Applewhite’s hiring is pending the completion of a University background check, and will complete Frost’s full-time coaching staff for the 2022 season. Applewhite brings more than two decades of collegiate experience…
Troopers rescue Indiana kidnapping victim, arrest suspect

Troopers rescue Indiana kidnapping victim, arrest suspect

JANUARY 13, 2022 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have rescued a kidnapping victim and arrested a suspect during an incident that occurred Wednesday night near Grand Island. Wednesday evening, NSP was alerted by law enforcement authorities in Indiana that a suspect and kidnapping victim were believed…
Daddy-Daughter date nights planned at area YMCAs

Daddy-Daughter date nights planned at area YMCAs

YMCA of the Prairie branches in Holdrege, Lexington and Gothenburg will help fathers strengthen their bonds with their daughters at annual Father-Daughter Date Nights featuring fun themes, delicious food and bonding activities. YMCA at Gothenburg Health, Gothenburg The YMCA at Gothenburg Health (910 20th St.) will host its annual Father-Daughter…
Farmer files lawsuit against John Deere over the right to repair

Farmer files lawsuit against John Deere over the right to repair

The largest agriculture machinery company in the world was hit with federal antitrust claims this week over the right to repair the software on the company’s equipment.  Bloomberg News reported that the lawsuit alleges an illegal “tying” arrangement. It accuses the John Deere tractor maker of prohibiting its “highly consolidated”…
NDCS staff member arrested

NDCS staff member arrested

Sarah Nelson Torsiello, an assistant warden at the Reception and Treatment Center (RTC), was arrested by the Nebraska State Patrol today for unauthorized communication with a prisoner and sexual abuse of an inmate. Both are felony offenses. The 45 year old Torsiello has been employed by the Nebraska Department of…
Wilcox fire department receives help in extinguishing house fire

Wilcox fire department receives help in extinguishing house fire

Wilcox, Neb. -- Firefighters from several jurisdictions battled a fire in a two-story house in Wilcox on Tuesday evening. Wilcox Fire Chief Steve Borgman says the fire department was paged, "at approximately 7:40 of a bedroom on fire, when we arrived, we had the second floor involved, with flames." Borgman…