COLUMN: A free market approach to clean Groundwater for Nebraskans 

COLUMN: A free market approach to clean Groundwater for Nebraskans 

Corn, soybeans, livestock and ethanol are currencies that have powered Nebraska for more than a century, enabling our state to engage in domestic and global markets and ensuring our economic strength. But the challenges our farmers and ranchers face continue to evolve. They must deliver increasingly higher yields to meet…
Transportation sector officials raise awareness of roadway work zone safety

Transportation sector officials raise awareness of roadway work zone safety

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Nebraska chapter, and partner contractors across the state are recognizing Work Zone Awareness Week, which occurs nationally from April 15-19. This national effort, sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), emphasizes simple actions everyone can take. “The safety of…
Anderson awarded $2,000 Dawson PPD Utility Line Scholarship

Anderson awarded $2,000 Dawson PPD Utility Line Scholarship

Dawson Public Power District has awarded Isaac Anderson the 2024 Dawson PPD Utility Line Scholarship. The scholarship is valued at $2,000. Anderson, of North Platte, is the son of Patrick and Katie Lussetto, also of North Platte. He is currently attending Northeast Community College in Norfolk. “I contemplated several professional fields…
Wolfinger awarded $2,000 Dawson PPD STEM Scholarship

Wolfinger awarded $2,000 Dawson PPD STEM Scholarship

Lexington native Jacie Wolfinger has been awarded the 2024 STEM Scholarship from Dawson Public Power District, valued at $2,000. Wolfinger is the daughter of Jake and Janice Wolfinger. She is currently studying animal science business pre-law at Oklahoma State University. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. “Being a part…
York County Sheriff’s Department seizes $222,000 in stolen checks

York County Sheriff’s Department seizes $222,000 in stolen checks

York, Neb. – The York County Sheriff’s Department has seized $222,000 in stolen checks, which appeared to have been diverted from the postal service, during a traffic stop on Interstate 80.  ​According to Sgt. Taylor Samek with the YSO, on Saturday, at 12:04 a.m., “a deputy with the York County…
Area high school students earn associate degrees from MPCC

Area high school students earn associate degrees from MPCC

Seven high school students will earn associate degrees from Mid-Plains Community College this year before receiving their high school diplomas. The accomplishment comes after all of them successfully completed enough qualifying classes through MPCC’s early entry program. Often referred to as concurrent enrollment or dual credit, early entry courses allow…
Jorgensen named Minden chamber director

Jorgensen named Minden chamber director

Minden native Josh Jorgensen has been named the new director of the Minden Chamber of Commerce. He will begin his duties April 15th and will work in the office Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8am until 12pm. Jorgensen and his family wife-Angela, son-Duke, daughter-Dallas moved back to the Minden…
Union Pacific train derailment in Chappell

Union Pacific train derailment in Chappell

Deuel County, Neb. -- A Union Pacific train derailed late Sunday afternoon in Chappell in the state's southern panhandle. The derailment resulted in the closing of Highway 30 in both directions from Lodgepole to Highway 21 for about 2 hours. The derailment blocked both tracks. Union Pacific crews went to…