Ceresco Police Officer died in the Line of Duty

Ceresco Police Officer died in the Line of Duty

Gov. Jim Pillen has ordered flags be flown at half-mast until 5:00pm on the day of Officer Ross Bartlett's burial. View video of Nebraska State Patrol press conference here. APRIL 13, 2024 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is heartbroken to announce the passing of Ceresco Police Officer Ross Bartlett.…
Longtime radio engineer retires

Longtime radio engineer retires

A 47-year career in the KRVN Engineering Department comes to an end this week when Jim Liffrig retires. His primary responsibility over the years has been the 880 AM transmitter site near Holdrege. Fresh out of engineering trade school in Minneapolis, Liffrig moved from Minneapolis to Holdrege with intentions to…
Suspicious vehicle leads to drug arrest

Suspicious vehicle leads to drug arrest

At approximately 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9th, 2024, a Kearney Police Department K-9 Officer was on routine patrol, when he observed a suspicious vehicle parked near a storage facility in the 1600 block of 30th Avenue and saw two adult male subjects standing outside the car.  The officer recognized…
Sjeklocha spearheads new rodeo initiatives for Rural Radio Network 

Sjeklocha spearheads new rodeo initiatives for Rural Radio Network 

A familiar voice has returned to the Rural Radio Network (RRN), as the Network expands its coverage of rodeo.   Rebel Sjeklocha joined the Nebraska Rural Radio Association (NRRA) broadcast team as a podcast host and multimedia producer with a special emphasis on rodeo and western life.  “We're thrilled to welcome…
Prescribed fire at Lake Seldom Thursday

Prescribed fire at Lake Seldom Thursday

HOLDREGE, Neb. – Tri-Basin Natural Resources District along with Pheasants Forever, Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District, City of Holdrege and other volunteers conducted a prescribed burn on Wednesday, April 10th. The affected area is approximately 125 acres of native grasslands at Lake Seldom. The prescribed burn is intended…
Public forums for Priority Candidate Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D. announced

Public forums for Priority Candidate Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D. announced

University of Nebraska System students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders will have the opportunity to meet Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., the priority candidate for president, ask questions, and hear about his leadership vision during a series of open forums. Gold, the current executive vice president and provost of the University of…
Federal investigation into youth death at Pillen farm

Federal investigation into youth death at Pillen farm

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an investigation after a teen was found dead at Pillen Family Farms in Boone County earlier this month. According to the OSHA website, on April 2, an investigation was opened into the death of a 17-year-old boy was found unresponsive in a…
Dawson County traffic stop ends with subject injured

Dawson County traffic stop ends with subject injured

A Dawson County traffic stop Monday evening ended with the subject being injured. Few details have been released pending an investigation by the South Central Law Enforcement Services. It occurred around 8:47pm Monday as the Dawson County Sheriff's Office was alerted of a man, possibly armed with a firearm and…
Four Nebraska FFA members named 2024 State Stars 

Four Nebraska FFA members named 2024 State Stars 

Four Nebraska FFA members were awarded top honors for their supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs).   This year, 24 individuals were selected to be finalists and one star was named in each of the four areas: agribusiness, agriscience, placement and production. The 2024 State Stars are Carson Mau from Sutton, Cole…
Holdrege FFA Chapter Participates in State Convention

Holdrege FFA Chapter Participates in State Convention

Lincoln, Neb. - Twenty-nine Holdrege FFA members represented the Chapter at the 96th Nebraska State FFA Convention April 3-5th. Events and State Contests were held at Pinnacle Bank Arena and University of Nebraska - Lincoln, East Campus. The State FFA Association developed a program of keynote speakers, National FFA Officers,…