Burglary at Kearney Powersports – 10 dirt bikes stolen

Burglary at Kearney Powersports – 10 dirt bikes stolen

The Kearney Police Department is investigating a burglary which occurred at Kearney Powersports, 511 2nd Avenue south, on Wednesday, at approximately 6:15 a.m. Kearney Police received a report that the front door of the business had been smashed to gain access to the building. According to security video from Kearney…
UNK programs bring social work students to underserved areas

UNK programs bring social work students to underserved areas

KEARNEY – Sam Burns was looking for a meaningful career, a job that would allow her to build connections with people and positively impact their lives. Social work is “all of that and more,” the University of Nebraska at Kearney senior says. “It’s been the right fit for me, and…
Motorcycle accident east of Miller Tuesday

Motorcycle accident east of Miller Tuesday

Buffalo County Sheriff's Office investigated a one-vehicle accident with injury about 2.5 miles east of Miller on Highway 40. Chief Deputy Dan Schleusener says it occurred around 3:00pm Tuesday as a motorcycle left the roadway. The lone rider, a 20-year-old Amherst man, was transported by AireCare to CHI Health Good…
Voter turnout for Nebraska primary lower than expected

Voter turnout for Nebraska primary lower than expected

Lincoln, Neb. -- Over 330,000 individuals voted in Nebraska's primary election for a turnout of slightly more than 27%. That was lower than Secretary of State Bob Evnen's prediction of a 35% turnout. Evnen says poll workers and county election offices reported only minor issues handling Nebraska's first statewide election…
Cozad Woman Receives Outstanding Hospice Volunteer Recognition

Cozad Woman Receives Outstanding Hospice Volunteer Recognition

COZAD, NE - Joann Parker of Cozad, a volunteer for Central Plains Home Health & Hospice, was recently honored as an outstanding volunteer at the annual Nebraska Hospice and Palliative Care Association (NHPCA) banquet on March 20th, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Each year, NHPCA recognizes volunteers who provide outstanding volunteer services…
Work Will Begin on N-23, from Loomis to Holdrege

Work Will Begin on N-23, from Loomis to Holdrege

May 15, 2024 (McCook, Neb.) —Weather permitting, work is scheduled to begin May 22 on N-23, from reference post 152.68 to reference post 159.64, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. Paulsen Inc., of Cozad is the contractor for this project. Work will include extending culverts, asphalt milling, asphalt overlay…
Marcello To Be Added To Nebraska Law Enforcement Memorial

Marcello To Be Added To Nebraska Law Enforcement Memorial

Grand Island, Neb. — Three more names will be added to the Nebraska Law EnforcementMemorial on Friday, May 17 at 10 a.m. The 2024 Police Memorial Day of Service will honor and remember Grand Island PoliceOfficer Christopher Marcello (End of Watch – July 27, 2022), Shelton Night Marshal OrrenEatherton (End…
Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day

LINCOLN, NE - Governor Jim Pillen, in accordance with a request from the White House, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff, today(Wednesday), on Peace Officers Memorial Day. “During Police Week, and especially today on Peace Officers Memorial Day, we recognize the tremendous sacrifice made by those men and women who have given their lives…