Eagle Viewing Facilities to close after this weekend

Eagle Viewing Facilities to close after this weekend

Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District will be closing their eagle-viewing facilities at the Johnson No. 2 hydroplant and their Kingsley dam Facility following this weekend. CNPPID annually provides the public with opportunities to watch bald eagles and other wildlife. Saturday and Sunday’s viewing times are from 8 am…
HPS school board approves new athletic programs for high school

HPS school board approves new athletic programs for high school

Holdrege, Neb. - On Monday, February 19, the Holdrege School Board voted to add girls wrestling and baseball to the list of sports programs offered at Holdrege High School. It was approved by a 4-2 vote to add the new sports programs for the 2024-2025 school year. During the school…
Holdrege’s Iron Horse District Named Certified Nebraska Creative District

Holdrege’s Iron Horse District Named Certified Nebraska Creative District

HOLDREGE – The Nebraska Arts Council has recognized downtown Holdrege as an official Certified Creative District and awarded a $10,000 grant to promote and enhance the area, now being branded as the Iron Horse District. The public is invited to celebrate the new certification at a Leap Day party from…
Victim of House Fire Near Johnson Lake Identified

Victim of House Fire Near Johnson Lake Identified

Gosper County, Neb. — Gosper County authorities have identified a person found deceased while investigating a house fire near Johnson Lake. Gosper County Sheriff Jesse Naputi responded to Lakeside Trailer County around 4:11 p.m on Wednesday on a call for service to check welfare. As he arrived on scene, he…
Trial Set in Phelps County Motor Vehicle Homicide

Trial Set in Phelps County Motor Vehicle Homicide

A three-day jury trial has been set in a Phelps County Motor Vehicle Homicide case. Andy Eickhoff of Albion is charged with Misdemeanor Motor Vehicle Homicide and Careless Driving stemming from a traffic accident that occurred in late March of last year. Eickhoff was driving a semi that collided with a…
Autopsy ordered in Wilcox death foul play not suspected

Autopsy ordered in Wilcox death foul play not suspected

The investigation continues into a early morning fire in Wilcox that claimed one life. A press release says Wilcox Fire Dept was called to a residence(309 E Franklin) around 2:47am Tuesday morning in regards to a structure fire. After the fire was contained, a body was discovered inside the trailer.…
New Year: A Balanced Approach to Resolutions

New Year: A Balanced Approach to Resolutions

The start of a new year signals a time for reflection, change, and setting resolutions for the next year. While this can bring inspiration and motivation to some, it can also cause individuals to feel pressure to make big resolutions or have high expectations. Remember that the new year does…
Winter storm upgraded to blizzard warning for portions of the area

Winter storm upgraded to blizzard warning for portions of the area

Portions of the area have been upgraded to a Blizzard Warning where confidence is highest in strongest/most persistent gusts of 45-50 mph. Elsewhere, A Winter Storm Warning continues and "near-blizzard" conditions are expected. Blizzard Warning posted through Tuesday 9 a.m. CST National Weather Service officials say the blizzard Warning may…