Nebraska Auctioneers name 2021 auctioneer of the year

Nebraska Auctioneers name 2021 auctioneer of the year

The Nebraska Auctioneers Association named Duane Wellensiek of, Wellensiek Auction Compnay, from Cook, NE, as the 2021 Auctioneer of the Year. Wellensiek, has been a long-time member of the Nebraska Auctioneers Association. He started his auction career promptly after graduating high school. He attended auction school in Mason City, IA…
Two Rivers Announces Death of Fully Vaccinated Citizen

Two Rivers Announces Death of Fully Vaccinated Citizen

KEARNEY – Two Rivers Public Health Department is saddened to announce the death of a Two Rivers citizen who had completed their vaccine process prior to becoming ill with COVID. Two Rivers and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) have identified a death from COVID-19 that occurred…
“Moving In Stereo” Film Created from Holdrege Natives

“Moving In Stereo” Film Created from Holdrege Natives

HOLDREGE - Elijah Watson and Andrew Sindt started their film making careers in their backyards. Both joke about how bad those projects were, but the passion from those backyard films carries on as they have brought their hometown into the next creation. "It started in high school for me," said…
Pilotless plane crash in rural Merrick County

Pilotless plane crash in rural Merrick County

Merrick County -- An airplane undergoing maintenance traveled down the runway at the Central City Airport without a pilot aboard Tuesday evening. The airplane gained an estimated elevation of 200 feet and traveled in the air for a distance of about 1.5 miles before crashing into a nearby cornfield. The…
UNMC/Nebraska Medicine open a COVID-19 vaccine study for adolescents

UNMC/Nebraska Medicine open a COVID-19 vaccine study for adolescents

The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine are involved in a national clinical trial to test the safety and effectiveness of an investigational COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents. The medical center plans to enroll up to 50 study participants. The clinical trial is looking for adolescents who:  Are 12 to 17 years of…
Holdrege YMCA Selling R-7 Program Center

Holdrege YMCA Selling R-7 Program Center

The Don Sjogren Community YMCA Board of Directors voted in April to sell the YMCA at R-7 program center. “Board members agreed that it would be best to streamline operations under one roof at the main facility at 1415 Broadway,” YMCA Executive Director Janell Brown said. “This change will ensure…
8th Annual Team Jack Foundation Gala Raises $482,000 During a Virtual Program

8th Annual Team Jack Foundation Gala Raises $482,000 During a Virtual Program

The program followed the narrative of late Founder, Andy Hoffman’s Book, Yards After Contact ATKINSON, NE—On April 16, the Team Jack Foundation gathered sponsors, special guests, friend and more, virtually, for their 8th Annual Gala which raised $482,000 for their cause: childhood brain cancer research. Presented by Fat Brain Toys, the gala had a…
23 New Cases of COVID-19 in Two Rivers District

23 New Cases of COVID-19 in Two Rivers District

KEARNEY –Twenty-three (23) new cases of COVID-19 were reported by Two Rivers Public Health Department in the seven-county region it serves for Monday, May 3 and Tuesday, May 4.  Please check the Two Rivers website for more detailed information for our citizens on current COVID-19.   New confirmed cases for Monday…
Pickup collides with Miller residence

Pickup collides with Miller residence

Courtesy photo.     A 16-year-old Amherst boy was hospitalized following a traffic accident in Miller around 9:22pm Monday evening.  According to the Buffalo County Sheriff's Office, the boy was traveling eastbound on Highway 40 when his 2004 Dodge Ram left the roadway and struck a residence.  The residence was unoccupied at…