Buffett’s company buys nearly 6M more Occidental shares

Buffett’s company buys nearly 6M more Occidental shares

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett’s company picked up another $368 million worth of Occidental Petroleum stock this week to give it control of nearly 21% of the oil producer. These are the first purchases Berkshire Hathaway has made since regulators gave it approval last month to buy up to…
Nebraska joins lawsuit over student loan plan

Nebraska joins lawsuit over student loan plan

Lincoln, Neb. -- Six Republican-led states including Nebraska are suing the Biden administration to try and halt its plan to forgive student loan debt for millions of Americans. They're accusing it of overstepping its executive powers. It’s at least the second legal challenge this week to the sweeping proposal laid…
Livestock trailer carrying hogs overturns near Grand Island

Livestock trailer carrying hogs overturns near Grand Island

Grand Island, Neb. -- A livestock trailer carrying hogs overturned on Interstate 80 near Grand Island. The Nebraska State Patrol was called to the incident just before 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Courtesy/Nebraska State Patrol photo -- 9-28-22 Multiple agencies responded to the scene at mile marker 318. The driver had…
Holdrege FFA Chapter to Conduct Harvest Meals for Local Producers

Holdrege FFA Chapter to Conduct Harvest Meals for Local Producers

Holdrege-On Saturday, October 8th the Holdrege FFA Chapter will be providing harvest meals for local harvest crews. FFA Members will be delivering meals to be picked up at several local grain terminals in Phelps County. Terminals where meals will be delivered include: CHS Agriservice in Loomis, CPI in Funk, Cargill…
Semi rollover east of Overton

Semi rollover east of Overton

Overton, Neb. -- First responders were called around 7:45 a.m. to a semi rollover on westbound Interstate 80 about 4 miles east of Overton. It was reported that two males had minor injuries. They were transported to a medical facility, but their injuries were thought to be minor. It was…
Holdrege FFA Chapter Sponsors Farm Safety Camp

Holdrege FFA Chapter Sponsors Farm Safety Camp

Holdrege-The Holdrege FFA Chapter sponsored its 22nd Annual Farm Safety Camp for over 140 Phelps County kindergartners and first graders on Wednesday, September 21st at the Phelps County Ag Center.  The sessions consisted of students from Bertrand, Loomis, All Saints Catholic School, Legacy Christian and Holdrege Public Schools. Each student…
Hwy 23 at Bertrand closed for a period of time due to accident

Hwy 23 at Bertrand closed for a period of time due to accident

      Highway 23 on the eastern edge of Bertrand was closed for a period of time Wednesday due to a traffic accident. A collision between a pickup and a semi hauling grain occurred shortly after 11:30am Wednesday causing the semi to overturn. No information on the accident was immediately available.
Phelps County 150 Logo Contest Open Now

Phelps County 150 Logo Contest Open Now

Here’s your chance to help celebrate Phelps County’s 150th anniversary, and win $150 too! The Phelps County Historical Society (PCHS) is sponsoring a contest to select the logo we’ll use to represent Phelps County’s 150th Anniversary. All past and current Phelps County residents are welcome to compete! Logo submissions are…
New pronghorn sculpture is ‘point of Loper pride’ on campus

New pronghorn sculpture is ‘point of Loper pride’ on campus

KEARNEY – Mark Lundeen doesn’t have an official name for his latest creation. He simply calls it “The Loper.” That’s a fitting title for an extraordinary piece that will become an instant landmark on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus. The 10-feet-tall, more than 1,200-pound pronghorn antelope sculpture was…