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Beatrice Police Begin Ride Voucher Effort, to Ward Off Drunken Driving

Beatrice Police Begin Ride Voucher Effort, to Ward Off Drunken Driving

Ride voucher program to be used to keep people who've had too much alcohol, from getting behind the wheel

Fine Tuning, Enforcing Adjoining Building Ordinance Sees More Discussion

Fine Tuning, Enforcing Adjoining Building Ordinance Sees More Discussion

Beatrice elected officials still wrestling with issue of adjoining building conditions

Geneva City Council accepts major donation for Community Center project

Geneva City Council accepts major donation for Community Center project

At Monday night’s meeting, the council accepted a $250,000 donation from Cornerstone Bank that will go towards funding the project, which will cost anywhere from $4.3-4.9 million.

Jefferson Community Health and Life names interim CEO Monday

Jefferson Community Health and Life names interim CEO Monday

Lee provided leadership as CEO at Boone County Health Center in Albion and Community Medical Center in Falls City. He also served as a regional services consultant for Bryan LGH Health System.

Doane University's CAPE program works to prevent sexual assault

Doane University's CAPE program works to prevent sexual assault

According to Doane University, the number of reported sexual assaults is on the rise, but the university says that doesn't mean there are more sexual assaults. It just means more people feel safe enough to report what happened.

Beatrice Police Serve Weekend Search Warrant, Arrest Three

Beatrice Police Serve Weekend Search Warrant, Arrest Three

Beatrice Police arrest three suspects, after search of south Beatrice home uncovers drugs, paraphernalia and knives

Jefferson County emergency responders kick off 'Stuff the Emergency Vehicle' toy drive

Jefferson County emergency responders kick off 'Stuff the Emergency Vehicle' toy drive

Members of the Fairbury Rural Fire Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s office and area EMTs and dispatchers set up in front of Walmart on both Friday and Saturday evening. They accepted donations of new, in-box toys.

Separate Accidents in Northern Kansas, Fatal For Three

Separate Accidents in Northern Kansas, Fatal For Three

One teen killed in northeast Kansas rollover....while a couple dies in a north-central Kansas highway collision

Fairbury Rural Fire demonstrates turkey fryer fire on Friday

Fairbury Rural Fire demonstrates turkey fryer fire on Friday

Fairbury Rural Fire Prevention Coordinator Chris Parker set up a fryer and bought a frozen turkey to show what can go wrong when a turkey isn't fried properly.

House fire results in total loss on west end of Fairbury early Friday

House fire results in total loss on west end of Fairbury early Friday

Officials say the fire started in either a neighboring garage or RV, and then spread to the house at West 9th and Lindell Streets.

Beatrice Man Arrested for Unauthorized Credit Card Purchases

Beatrice Man Arrested for Unauthorized Credit Card Purchases

Beatrice man suspected of fraudulent use of credit cards

Beatrice Public Schools Declared Winner in Bank's "Champions of Community" Campaign

Beatrice Public Schools Declared Winner in Bank's "Champions of Community" Campaign

Beatrice Public Schools is winners of Nebraska Bank's "Champions of the Community" series on high school football

Christmas on Maple Street in Friend draws hundreds to downtown Thursday

Christmas on Maple Street in Friend draws hundreds to downtown Thursday

The second annual 'Christmas on Maple Street' festival took place Thursday evening in downtown Friend from 5-9 p.m.

Boil notice lifted for Wymore Rural Water System

Boil notice lifted for Wymore Rural Water System

Special samples were submitted to the state's department of health and human services, and tested negative for total coliform and E. coli bacteria.

Friend City Council upholds decision to dismiss city utility superintendent, city clerk

Friend City Council upholds decision to dismiss city utility superintendent, city clerk

The Friend Sentinel reports that the council voted 4-0 Wednesday to back Mayor Judith Knoke’s decision to dismiss the city utility superintendent, Patrick Gates, and city clerk, Debbie Gilmer.

Friend approves pool bond and sales tax, hope to have a new pool by 2021

Friend approves pool bond and sales tax, hope to have a new pool by 2021

73% (307-116) voted in favor of the pool bond. Meanwhile, nearly 72% (305-120) voted in favor of the sales tax increase.

Wymore Rural Water District Could Soon See Restoration of Normal Service

Wymore Rural Water District Could Soon See Restoration of Normal Service

Lower Big Blue NRD closing in on coliform problem, in Wymore Rural Water District

Steel Skeleton Being Erected For New SCC Classroom Building

Steel Skeleton Being Erected For New SCC Classroom Building

Multi-purpose classroom building taking shape on Beatrice Campus of Southeast Community College

NCN Investigation: State Fair Not All Fun and Games

NCN Investigation: State Fair Not All Fun and Games

From the clothes she wears to the budget she runs the woman in charge of the Nebraska State Fair has heard her share of complaints. 

Still Sweeping....Awaiting First Major Snowfall in Beatrice

Still Sweeping....Awaiting First Major Snowfall in Beatrice

Department reports to Beatrice Board of Public Works details projects going on, this fall

Fairbury's Jaelle Johnson, Raven DeFrain make their college softball commitments official Wednesday

Fairbury's Jaelle Johnson, Raven DeFrain make their college softball commitments official Wednesday

DeFrain is headed for Northwest Missouri State, while Johnson will go to Omaha to play for the Mavericks.

November firearm season for deer opens in Nebraska this weekend

November firearm season for deer opens in Nebraska this weekend

The November firearm season for deer in Nebraska starts Nov. 16 and runs through Nov. 24.

Southeast Community College Board Member, Instructor Passes Away

Southeast Community College Board Member, Instructor Passes Away

Long-time instructor and current SCC Board member, dies at age 73.

Car Collides with Truck at Highway 41 Construction Zone...One Hurt

Car Collides with Truck at Highway 41 Construction Zone...One Hurt

One passenger injured in rear-end collision, near Adams, Nebraska

Rural Beatrice Man Convicted in Shooting, Resulting in Paralysis

Rural Beatrice Man Convicted in Shooting, Resulting in Paralysis

Sentencing set for January, in shooting that paralyzed a man

Beatrice Lady Orange Softball Team Honored for Runner-Up State Finish

Beatrice Lady Orange Softball Team Honored for Runner-Up State Finish

Beatrice School Board recognizes great season for the Lady Orange Softball squad

Legends Bar and Grill in Beatrice serves free meal to veterans Monday

Legends Bar and Grill in Beatrice serves free meal to veterans Monday

On Veterans' Day, Legends served a free meal to all veterans who stopped by between 5-9 p.m.

Hanover man killed in rollover accident just northwest of Fairbury Sunday

Hanover man killed in rollover accident just northwest of Fairbury Sunday

Craig was transported to Jefferson Community Health and Life where he was pronounced dead due to injuries related to a motor vehicle accident.

Instilling Respect for Veterans, Through All Ages

Instilling Respect for Veterans, Through All Ages

Veterans Day observed with music-highlighted ceremony at Beatrice High School

Snow, bitter cold expected in Nebraska and Iowa

Snow, bitter cold expected in Nebraska and Iowa

Snow and bitter cold is expected across much of Nebraska and Iowa at the start of the work week.

High-speed internet shortage a big concern in rural Nebraska

High-speed internet shortage a big concern in rural Nebraska

Nebraska's rural areas are struggling with a shortage of high-speed internet, and consumers who live there are likely paying more for service than their urban counterparts.

Diller-Odell caps historic season with school's first state volleyball title

Diller-Odell caps historic season with school's first state volleyball title

Diller-Odell played about as crisp and complete of a match as they had all season Saturday, sweeping No. 4 Archbishop Bergan 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-22) at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

BDS does it again - a five-set victory and a state title for the second year in a row

BDS does it again - a five-set victory and a state title for the second year in a row

For the third time in as many days, BDS found a way in set five, winning the final frame, 16-14, to give the cooperative its second straight state championship in volleyball.

"Quilt of Valor" Presented to Beatrice Vietnam War Veteran

"Quilt of Valor" Presented to Beatrice Vietnam War Veteran

Beatrice Vietnam War Veteran honored with Quilt of Valor, for serving his country

BDS survives five-set thriller against Wynot, gets back in state final for second straight year

BDS survives five-set thriller against Wynot, gets back in state final for second straight year

BDS fended off match point four times in set four to win it 30-28 and went on a 13-0 run to win set five, 15-2, to down No. 2 Wynot in five sets at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

SCC-Beatrice Campus Students, Staff Donate Items to Food Pantry

SCC-Beatrice Campus Students, Staff Donate Items to Food Pantry

Students, staff at Southeast Community College-Beatrice, help provide for students in need

Drug Transaction Involving Stolen Firearm, Sends Beatrice Man to Prison

Drug Transaction Involving Stolen Firearm, Sends Beatrice Man to Prison

Five to ten year state prison term handed man for selling drug and stolen weapon

Legislative Council Meeting Soon, on Property Tax Issue

Legislative Council Meeting Soon, on Property Tax Issue

As new 60-day Nebraska Legislative session nears, meetings are being held on property tax relief

Kansas Man Jailed in Death of Beatrice Granddaughter

Kansas Man Jailed in Death of Beatrice Granddaughter

Kansas authorities charge Silver Lake, Kansas man in death of granddaughter, from Beatrice, Nebraska

BDS battles back, stuns Bertrand in five sets to move to semifinal round

BDS battles back, stuns Bertrand in five sets to move to semifinal round

No. 3 BDS stormed back to down No. 6 Bertrand 25-18, 25-21 and 15-12 in the final three sets on Thursday night at Lincoln Northeast High School.

Thayer County Man Convicted in Odell, Plymouth Burglaries

Thayer County Man Convicted in Odell, Plymouth Burglaries

Hubbell man convicted in two county burglary incidents

Defendant Convicted on Two Counts...Sixteen Charges Dismissed

Defendant Convicted on Two Counts...Sixteen Charges Dismissed

Plea deal reached in local residential burglary

Controversial Chicken Farm Comes Up Short

Controversial Chicken Farm Comes Up Short

Plans for a controversial Lincoln area chicken farm, the kind of operation backed by Governor Pete Ricketts, are dead, at least for now.

Tri County thrashes Elmwood-Murdock Wednesday, advances to quarterfinals for first time since 2011

Tri County thrashes Elmwood-Murdock Wednesday, advances to quarterfinals for first time since 2011

Tri County advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class D1 football playoffs after a 68-8 drubbing of No. 3 seed Elmwood-Murdock (8-2) on Wednesday night in DeWitt.

Nebraska House Republican Talks About Trying to Make Progress, During Impeachment Inquiry

Nebraska House Republican Talks About Trying to Make Progress, During Impeachment Inquiry

House member Smith talks impeachment, trade, measure to rename a national monument

Propane suppliers struggle to meet rural demands

Propane suppliers struggle to meet rural demands

Officials say a late harvest, wet corn and the fall chill have combined to multiply demand for propane in Iowa and other states.

Concern About How Retirements Will Affect County Treasurer Operations

Concern About How Retirements Will Affect County Treasurer Operations

Gage County officials say public could face some delays, with retirements of key treasurer's office staff members

Burns Sentencing Adds to Earlier Incarceration in Lancaster County

Burns Sentencing Adds to Earlier Incarceration in Lancaster County

Jason Burns sentenced to prison, for Gage County flight to avoid arrest

Cross County defense shuts down BDS, advances to quarterfinals Wednesday

Cross County defense shuts down BDS, advances to quarterfinals Wednesday

No. 7 Cross County (6-4) held the Eagles scoreless over the final three quarters and racked up over 300 rushing yards in a 20-6 win in Bruning on Wednesday night.

Beatrice Residents Meet Next President of University of Nebraska

Beatrice Residents Meet Next President of University of Nebraska

Navy leader brings extensive credentials, as top choice for University of Nebraska Presidency

City of Deshler will not confiscate a residents' huskies, matter turned over to the county

City of Deshler will not confiscate a residents' huskies, matter turned over to the county

Deshler city attorney Ben Murray spoke with Thayer County attorney Daniel Warner, and they both agreed to let the county handle the situation going forward. The city council had no objection.

Key Lawmaker Works on Tax Fix, Re-Election

Key Lawmaker Works on Tax Fix, Re-Election

The legislature’s latest plan to fix Nebraska’s property tax mess is set to be revealed later this month, November 22nd to be exact.

Marysville, Kansas Selects Mayor, Voters Approve Half-Cent Tax for Hospital

Marysville, Kansas Selects Mayor, Voters Approve Half-Cent Tax for Hospital

Mayors race, half-cent tax for hospital, decided by Kansas voters

Former Kansas County Clerk Admits to Theft of Public Funds

Former Kansas County Clerk Admits to Theft of Public Funds

Misuse of Kansas county funds, leads to conviction

Sara Huss signs to play volleyball, track and field at Concordia in Seward

Sara Huss signs to play volleyball, track and field at Concordia in Seward

Huss' mother, Kris, was a hall-of-fame women's basketball player at Creighton University from 1990-1994. Although Sara won't be playing basketball in college, she's honored to carry on the family tradition of playing college athletics.

Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce Hands Out Membership Awards

Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce Hands Out Membership Awards

Businesses, professionals, employees and non-profits honored by Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce

Fairbury mayor Homer Ward named 'Veteran of the Month' by Jefferson County Commissioners

Fairbury mayor Homer Ward named 'Veteran of the Month' by Jefferson County Commissioners

Ward, 87, and his wife, Maxine, were present at the Jefferson County Courthouse Tuesday for the ceremony, in which the county commissioners honor a Veteran of the Month on the first Tuesday of every month.

Former Beatrice Masonic Lodge Site to Become Green Space

Former Beatrice Masonic Lodge Site to Become Green Space

Fall tree planting program used to help dress up former Masonic Lodge site

Beatrice Leaders Looking to Do More, to Head Off Downtown Building Problems

Beatrice Leaders Looking to Do More, to Head Off Downtown Building Problems

Beatrice officials, downtown organization trying to get at problems with downtown buildings adjacent to operating businesses

Geneva City Council hears proposal of new truck stop, fast food restaurant, hotel complex

Geneva City Council hears proposal of new truck stop, fast food restaurant, hotel complex

GENEVA - The Geneva City Council held a public hearing at Monday night's meeting regarding a new proposal from the city's Department of Economic Development. For at least the last 10 years or so, there's been discussion of economic development along or ne

Southern High School student arrested after posting threatening message on social media

Southern High School student arrested after posting threatening message on social media

A Southern High School student has been arrested after allegedly posting a threatening message on social media.

Aubrey Trail's motion to rule out death penalty is denied

Aubrey Trail's motion to rule out death penalty is denied

A District Court Judge on Friday denied a motion filed by Aubrey Trail’s attorney to find Nebraska’s death penalty unconstitutional.

Democrats Re-Ignite Family Feud

Democrats Re-Ignite Family Feud

For the second time in a year two of the state's top Democrats are feuding.

Report says farm bankruptcies up in Nebraska, Iowa

Report says farm bankruptcies up in Nebraska, Iowa

A new report says farm bankruptcies have risen in Nebraska and Iowa.

Standard time returns this weekend

Standard time returns this weekend

Daylight saving time returns to Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri in March.

Nebraska Governor's Pheasant Hunt Weekend

Nebraska Governor's Pheasant Hunt Weekend

Teams of hunters participate in annual Nebraska Governor's Pheasant Hunt