UNK’s David Vail recognized by Agricultural History Society

UNK’s David Vail recognized by Agricultural History Society

KEARNEY – University of Nebraska at Kearney faculty member David Vail has been given the prestigious James C. Giesen Teaching Excellence Award in Agricultural and Rural History. An employee at UNK since 2016, Vail was recognized at the Agricultural History Society’s recent meeting in Stavanger, Norway. An associate professor of…
Denver Air Connection Selected to Provide Air Service at Kearney Regional Airport

Denver Air Connection Selected to Provide Air Service at Kearney Regional Airport

City Manager, Michael Morgan, announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has selected Denver Air Connection as the Essential Air Service provider for the Kearney Regional Airport.  The two-year contract awarded to Denver Air Connection will begin on November 1, 2022. Denver Air Connection will operate 50 passenger regional…
Aurora Man Claims Sixth Truck$ & Buck$ Truck

Aurora Man Claims Sixth Truck$ & Buck$ Truck

Lincoln, NE –Matt Mildenstein of Aurora is the sixth winner of a 2022 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 Crew Cab Flex Fuel truck in the 27th edition of the Nebraska Lottery’s $2 Truck$ & Buck$ Scratch game. Mildenstein purchased his winning Truck$ & Buck$ ticket at Pump & Pantry #07 at…
Regents approve project to address rural health care workforce shortage

Regents approve project to address rural health care workforce shortage

LINCOLN – The University of Nebraska Board of Regents on Thursday approved the program statement and construction budget for Phase II of the UNK-UNMC Rural Health Education Building on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus. Construction of the $85 million facility is expected to begin in September 2023, with projected…
Troopers Find 100 LBS of Marijuana in I-80 Traffic Stop

Troopers Find 100 LBS of Marijuana in I-80 Traffic Stop

AUGUST 10 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people after locating more than 100 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 80. At approximately 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper observed a Nissan Maxima fail to signal on I-80 near Giltner. During the…
Hastings rodeo adds ranch bronc riding to list of events

Hastings rodeo adds ranch bronc riding to list of events

Hastings, Neb. – August 11, 2022 – The Oregon Trail Rodeo in Hastings, Neb. is adding a new event this year. Ranch bronc riding will be part of the rodeo August 19-20, held at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Hastings. Ranch bronc riding is similar to saddle bronc riding but differs…
Rebuilt boardwalk at Indian Cave State Park now open

Rebuilt boardwalk at Indian Cave State Park now open

Indian Cave State Park’s iconic cave, home to prehistoric Native American petroglyphs, is accessible to the public again now that construction of a new boardwalk and viewing deck is complete. The old boardwalk was unusable after a historic bomb cyclone in March 2019 saturated the area and caused a landslide.…
Nebraska Diplomats Host Awards Banquet

Nebraska Diplomats Host Awards Banquet

August 9, 2022 (LINCOLN, NEB.) - The Nebraska Diplomats Banquet took place Tuesday evening, with­­­ 330 people attending the celebration at Younes Conference Center North in Kearney. Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development presented the following awards at the Tuesday evening event: Community of the Year –…
Longtime rodeo volunteer gives freely of his time, resources

Longtime rodeo volunteer gives freely of his time, resources

Hastings, Neb. – August 9, 2022 - Darrel Stromer would rather be behind the scenes than in front of the camera, and his volunteer years, hard work, vision and generosity has helped make three events at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Hastings, Neb., a success. At the age of 88…
Troopers assisting Morrill County Sheriff with shooting investigation

Troopers assisting Morrill County Sheriff with shooting investigation

     Troopers and Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol responded to a residence near Broadwater at the request of the Morrill County Sheriff’s Office.      Around 6:30 pm MT Thursday, troopers were requested to assist at the scene of a family dispute which resulted in the shooting death of 57-year-old Rodney Bennett. …