CUNE Baseball’s Little, Buckallew named to Academic All-America team

CUNE Baseball’s Little, Buckallew named to Academic All-America team

SEWARD, Neb. – Pitchers Nathan Buckallew and Nick Little represented the Concordia University Baseball team with recognition as 2021 Academic All-Americans. The teams were selected and announced by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Monday (July 26). Buckallew and Little had been named CoSIDA Academic All-District award winners on…
Fillmore County 4-Her stays as busy as her bees

Fillmore County 4-Her stays as busy as her bees

Fillmore County 4-Her Madeline Kamler stays as busy as her bees in an organization that she credits for helping develop her leadership and communication skills. Kamler, who will be a junior in the fall, said she’s been involved in 4-H for as long as she can remember. Although she doesn’t…
Nebraska student awarded Sheep Heritage Scholarship

Nebraska student awarded Sheep Heritage Scholarship

The Sheep Heritage Foundation – a division of the American Sheep Industry Association – has awarded its 2021 scholarship to Brian Arisman of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The $3,000 award will be used to support his master’s degree work in animal breeding and genetics.  Originally from Delaware, Arisman earned a…
Brazil coffee growers hit hard by frost

Brazil coffee growers hit hard by frost

A surprise frost that struck Brazil’s coffee belt last week hit farmers hard. Financial Post says industry experts fear farmers may default on deliveries of recently-harvested coffee that were sold to traders months ago at prices that are half of the current value. Temperatures dropped below the freezing level on…
Four teams left in Senior Legion baseball tournament

Four teams left in Senior Legion baseball tournament

FAIRBURY - York Cornerstone remains in the Area B1 Senior Legion baseball tournament as one of the final four teams. York, the No. 5 seed, is joined by top seed Hickman, No. 2 seed Fairbury and No. 3 seed Beatrice. Bracket The tournament continues today with York taking on Beatrice…
New ad campaign asks Washington to stop big oil

New ad campaign asks Washington to stop big oil

Growth Energy launched a new digital ad campaign urging President Biden and congressional leaders to stop oil industry handouts. The campaign also asks Washington to uphold its commitments to reducing carbon emissions and supporting low-carbon fuels. The ads will appear online in the Washington Post and Politico and run until…
North Platte Man Sentenced for Possession of a Fraudulent Passport

North Platte Man Sentenced for Possession of a Fraudulent Passport

Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Jesse Chase Swartz, 31, of North Platte, Nebraska, was sentenced Friday in Lincoln by United States District Court Judge John Gerrard for possession of a fraudulent passport.  Swartz was sentenced to 15 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release.  There…
47 Nebraska school districts object to sex ed standards

47 Nebraska school districts object to sex ed standards

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nearly 50 Nebraska school boards have objected to proposed state health education standards that include lessons for young children on gender identity and gender expression. State Sen. Joni Albrecht said 47 school boards across the state have either adopted resolutions or sent letters opposing the first…
K-State’s Goodband, Tokach receive national animal science awards

K-State’s Goodband, Tokach receive national animal science awards

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Two Kansas State University animal science professors were recently recognized by the American Society of Animal Science at its annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. Bob Goodband, professor of animal sciences and industry, received the 2021 ASAS Fellow Award for extension, while Tokach – University Distinguished Professor in…
Shooting death in Hastings under investigation

Shooting death in Hastings under investigation

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) - Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Hastings. Police the shooting was reported shortly before 10 p.m. Friday. When officers arrived at the home on South Pine Avenue, they found a 28-year-old man with a gunshot wound dead inside. The victim was identified as Santinorey Adalberto…