Hunt sees progress with LGBTQ-related legislative bills

Hunt sees progress with LGBTQ-related legislative bills

LINCOLN--Nebraska Sen. Megan Hunt of Omaha says she has the “dubious honor” of being the Legislature’s first openly LGBTQ senator, and she’s using her position to ensure she's not the last. Hunt has been a driving force behind multiple bills related to gender identity and sexual orientation in her three…
Holdrege Hires New Head Basketball Coach

Holdrege Hires New Head Basketball Coach

HOLDREGE - Holdrege Public Schools has announced the new hiring of Brandt Runge as a socials studies teacher at Holdrege High School and the Head Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach. Runge will replace Jon Karn. Brandt and his wife Carlie both graduated from Axtell High School and attended the University of…
Storm win season series against Force in 5-2 victory

Storm win season series against Force in 5-2 victory

February 27th, 2021 Kearney, NE. – The Tri-City Storm won the six-game season series against the Fargo Force in a thrilling 5-2 victory at the Viaero Center on Saturday night. Ben Schoen, Rhett Pitlick, Guillaume Richard, Carter Mazur, and Isac Jonsson all scored goals in the Storm’s win. Tri-City concludes “Concrete…
Armed man shot by law enforcement in Hastings

Armed man shot by law enforcement in Hastings

Officers from the Hastings Police Department were in the area of 3rd Street and Laird Avenue at approximately 1:04 p.m. on Feb. 27. Officers recognized a wanted individual in the area. Officers attempted to make contact with the wanted individual and he fled on foot. The foot chase ended in…
Loomis Blows Past Coyotes, Earns State Bid

Loomis Blows Past Coyotes, Earns State Bid

BRADY - In the D2-District 5 Final at Brady Public Schools, #5 Loomis dominated from beginning to end with a standout performance from junior Quinn Johnson en route to a 83-45 victory over #12 Potter-Dix as the Wolves move on to the Boys State Basketball Championship in Lincoln. The Wolves…
Former Sheriff honored for Dennis Sell investigation

Former Sheriff honored for Dennis Sell investigation

It was 1977 in Dawson County when two Lexington area women were murdered. Both Ruth Eby and Judith Dangler were 32-years-old at the time of their deaths. A Lexington man, Dennis Sell was later convicted of those crimes and died in prison. On Thursday, family members of Judith Dangler returned…
Joe Kelly Joins the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office

Joe Kelly Joins the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office

Attorney General Doug Peterson is pleased to announce that Joe Kelly is joining the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office. Kelly will serve as Chief of the Criminal Bureau in the Attorney General’s Office. His leadership role will provide oversight and direction for all criminal prosecutorial and appellate responsibilities.  Most recently, Joe Kelly served…
Man sentenced after conviction for stealing from fundraiser

Man sentenced after conviction for stealing from fundraiser

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) - A judge has sentenced a Scottsbluff man to prison after he was convicted of stealing money from an online campaign that claimed it would help the children of a woman killed in a crash. The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports the judge sentenced 37-year-old Febronio Plasencio Jr., on…
Loomis Boys Avoid Upset Bid by SEM in Overtime

Loomis Boys Avoid Upset Bid by SEM in Overtime

LOOMIS - It was nearly an incredible come-from-behind upset bid by the Sumner-Eddyville-Miller Mustangs, but Loomis prevailed to earn the D2-8 Sub-district title on Thursday night at home. Click here to listen to the broadcast. Loomis entered the night with 20 wins under their belt and a guarantee at at…
PCDC Virtual Annual Meeting Video Available Online

PCDC Virtual Annual Meeting Video Available Online

HOLDREGE -- The Phelps County Development Corporation’s annual meeting will look different in 2021. The organization has created a “virtual” annual business meeting video and is planning a community awards celebration banquet for this fall. “Despite the recent relaxation of health directives by the health district and City of Holdrege, we…