Committee to recommend next Game and Parks director at Sept. 29 meeting

Committee to recommend next Game and Parks director at Sept. 29 meeting

LINCON, Neb. — Nearing the end of the national search for a new director to succeed Jim Douglas, who is retiring Nov. 1, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's Director Search Committee has concluded several public meetings. It has narrowed the field to one candidate, Tim McCoy, who currently serves…
Woman pulled gun on clerk after being denied beer purchase

Woman pulled gun on clerk after being denied beer purchase

    A 39-year-old Wellfleet woman was arrested Saturday after an incident at a Maywood business.   At 11:41am Saturday, the Frontier County Sheriff's Office received a call from a Maywood business advising that there was a female in the business who appeared to be high on drugs and had displayed a…
MPCC early entry enrollments set record

MPCC early entry enrollments set record

Early entry enrollments have hit a record high at Mid-Plains Community College. Area high school students are enrolled in approximately 5,272 early entry credit hours through Mid-Plains this fall, which accounts for 30 percent of MPCC’s total enrollment. “It’s hopeful,” Paul Knopick, director of early entry and program development for the college,…
Nebraska Voters Asked to Raise Minimum Wage, Again

Nebraska Voters Asked to Raise Minimum Wage, Again

LINCOLN, Neb. - A coalition of Nebraska community organizations and supporters are collecting signatures for a ballot initiative that would raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026. Nancy Williams, president and CEO of the group No More Empty Pots, said the measure can directly address poverty, which she believes…
Nebraska billionaire, philanthropist Walter Scott dies at 90

Nebraska billionaire, philanthropist Walter Scott dies at 90

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska billionaire Walter Scott has died at the age of 90. The Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation that Scott founded said Scott died Saturday. The foundation did not mention a cause of death. Scott was the past top executive of Peter Kiewit Sons Inc. construction firm.…
Nebraska Secretary of State announces reelection campaign

Nebraska Secretary of State announces reelection campaign

(Lincoln, NE) – Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen, of Lincoln, announced Monday that he will seek reelection as Secretary of State in 2022. Evnen was elected Secretary of State in 2018. He previously served on the State Board of Education and was an attorney in Lincoln. Due to unforeseen…
Celebrating Lab Professionals in September

Celebrating Lab Professionals in September

Lincoln – The Nebraska Public Health Laboratory (NPHL), established in 1913, has faithfully served Nebraskans, including during the Spanish Flu and COVID-19 pandemics, for more than a century. September, which is Public Health Lab Appreciation Month, gives Nebraskans an opportunity to recognize all the valuable services performed by NPHL. A cooperative…
UNL extension performs research ‘On the Farm’

UNL extension performs research ‘On the Farm’

The University of Nebraska Lincoln has numerous extensions across the state in order to do research and assist farmers and ranchers.John Thomas Nebraska Extension cropping systems educator in Box Butte County works with farmers through an On The Farm program.
Nebraska drug deaths traced to state patrol evidence locker

Nebraska drug deaths traced to state patrol evidence locker

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Authorities have announced the arrests of two people after an investigation into a spate of drug overdose deaths in the Lincoln area was traced back to fentanyl-laced cocaine stolen from a Nebraska State Patrol evidence locker. Lincoln police and the patrol held a news conference Friday…