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JCH&L adds Rick Blum to its emergency room staff
JCH&L adds Rick Blum to its emergency room staff

Rick Blum has joined Jefferson Community Health and Life and will be caring for patients in JCH&L Fairbury Clinic and in the emergency room. 

Lincoln man shows Husker pride, through Husker-themed classic car

Lincoln man shows Husker pride, through Husker-themed classic car

One man is showing his Husker fandom, by redoing a ’51 chevy.

Military labs do the detective work to identify soldiers decades after they died in World War II

Military labs do the detective work to identify soldiers decades after they died in World War II

Generations of American families have grown up not knowing exactly what happened to their loved ones who died while serving their country in World War II and other conflicts.

Gage County Tourism awards presented Thursday night

Gage County Tourism awards presented Thursday night

Individuals, events, and organizations that brought tourism to southeast Nebraska are being recognized. 

Fairbury Legion hosting wooden bat tournament over Memorial Day weekend

Fairbury Legion hosting wooden bat tournament over Memorial Day weekend

Fairbury is hosting a wooden bat tournament over Memorial Day weekend.

Fairbury Country Club building new pump room after lightning strike

Fairbury Country Club building new pump room after lightning strike

The Fairbury Country Club is working on a new pump building for its pool. 

Norris athletics continues championship success with golf title

Norris athletics continues championship success with golf title

The Norris Titans’ success in high school sports has continued into its boys golf team with another state title. 

Fairbury looks for new water superintendent as People Services stay temporarily

Fairbury looks for new water superintendent as People Services stay temporarily

The search for a new water superintendent in Fairbury continues after the city extended its contract with People Services. 

Heritage Inn in Wymore aims to spotlight town pride, history

Heritage Inn in Wymore aims to spotlight town pride, history

The Heritage Inn in Wymore is nearing completion.

Homestead NHP gathers information on rare bat species, using acoustic monitoring device

Homestead NHP gathers information on rare bat species, using acoustic monitoring device

Within the deep woodlands of a Southeast Nebraska National Historical Park lives one of the rarest bat species in the United States.

How each County Emergency Manager keeps the public informed and safe

How each County Emergency Manager keeps the public informed and safe

The transition between spring and summer can make for some pretty long days for John McKee. 

JCH&L recognizes National Hospital Week

JCH&L recognizes National Hospital Week

National Hospital Week gives Jefferson Community Health and Life an opportunity to thank many individuals who contribute to the excellence of the health clinic.

Fairbury man killed in ATV accident in Seward County

Fairbury man killed in ATV accident in Seward County

A 46-year-old man was killed Saturday night when his ATV rolled on a rural road south of Beaver Crossing. 

JCH&L hosts car show aimed at helping those in need

JCH&L hosts car show aimed at helping those in need

An event aimed at showcasing nostalgic cars and raising funds to help those in need? This car show had it all. 

Fairbury kicks off farmers market season before construction

Fairbury kicks off farmers market season before construction

The Fairbury Farmers Market kicked off its summer months with a good turnout Saturday. 

Hamburg bank robbed Friday morning

Hamburg bank robbed Friday morning

Location had been robbed 12 years ago

Norris heads to Omaha as top seed in Class B State Baseball Tournament

Norris heads to Omaha as top seed in Class B State Baseball Tournament

Since Norris won the state tournament in 2013, they have lost in five state championship games in 11 years. 

Fairbury's salad festival donates to those in need

Fairbury's salad festival donates to those in need

A salad festival in Fairbury not only provides food to those in attendance, but also donates to help those in need. 

How businesses can spot counterfeit money

How businesses can spot counterfeit money

Plenty of movies use fake money, made to look real. But what happens when fake money is used—not in Hollywood—but in real businesses?

Spring Fishing: Has recent rain helped water levels?

Spring Fishing: Has recent rain helped water levels?

It's been a wet spring, but what does it mean for fishing?

PREVIEW: Motivated by single win trips, Orangemen prep for another state appearance

PREVIEW: Motivated by single win trips, Orangemen prep for another state appearance

Beatrice is readying for a fourth straight trip to Omaha.

Jefferson County employee arrested for sexual assault of a child

Jefferson County employee arrested for sexual assault of a child

An employee of the Jefferson County Jail was arrested on Thursday for sexual assault of a child. 

County Governments strives to provide high speed internet to rural Nebraska

County Governments strives to provide high speed internet to rural Nebraska

County governments are taking more control over the implementation of high speed internet in rural Nebraska.

Fairbury working on new trail project for city park

Fairbury working on new trail project for city park

Fairbury is adding a new walking trail to its city park. 

Shepard’s Rest Goat and Sheep Rescue aims to give animals a good life

Shepard’s Rest Goat and Sheep Rescue aims to give animals a good life

Just east of Highway 77 in Gage County sits one of just three Goat and Sheep Rescue’s in the United States of America.

Jefferson County honors David Lottman as May’s Veteran of the Month

Jefferson County honors David Lottman as May’s Veteran of the Month

Jefferson County honored its May Veteran of the Month Tuesday; David Lottman.

JCH&L urges residents to give blood during blood drive

JCH&L urges residents to give blood during blood drive

JCH&L asks community members to donate blood to help save lives during the next blood drive. 

JCH&L bringing back Fairbury Adventure Race in 2024

JCH&L bringing back Fairbury Adventure Race in 2024

The Fairbury Adventure Race is returning to the JCH&L Burkley Fitness Center in 2024.

Lofts on Main offers hints of historic high school

Lofts on Main offers hints of historic high school

History Nebraska started its 2024 Rehab Road Show at the old Plattsmouth High School, which has been converted into apartments

Coffee shop started as trailer, now a hotel

Coffee shop started as trailer, now a hotel

Melissa Smith and her daughter, Kylee Adams, started a coffee business… out of a trailer.

Crete Chamber hosting third annual Cinco De Mayo celebration

Crete Chamber hosting third annual Cinco De Mayo celebration

The Crete Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Cinco De Mayo celebration Sunday.

JCH&L Gardenside regains its 5 Star rating

JCH&L Gardenside regains its 5 Star rating

Jefferson Community Health and Life Gardenside has regained its 5 Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. 

Sterling to Big Ten Softball: Macy Richardson making waves for Gophers

Sterling to Big Ten Softball: Macy Richardson making waves for Gophers

Tecumseh native Macy Richardson is making waves in the Big Ten as a pitcher for Minnesota.

Blue Valley Community Action kicks off Community Action Month

Blue Valley Community Action kicks off Community Action Month

Blue Valley Community Action kicked off National Community Action Month by hosting a community lunch Wednesday. 

Gage County Historical Society searching for summer volunteers

Gage County Historical Society searching for summer volunteers

A southeast Nebraska city museum and county historical society is looking for a helping hand this summer. 

JayHusker Races returning to Fairbury for summer months

JayHusker Races returning to Fairbury for summer months

JayHusker races are back at the Jefferson County Speedway this weekend.

The Fairbury Cemetery getting new road renovations

The Fairbury Cemetery getting new road renovations

The Fairbury Cemetery will be undergoing renovations to more of its roads very soon. 

Traubel’s Popcorn set to celebrate 10 years on Fifth Street this Thursday

Traubel’s Popcorn set to celebrate 10 years on Fifth Street this Thursday

It’s been a decade since a piece of southeast Nebraska history was brought back to life.

Deputies involved in high speed chase in Fairbury

Deputies involved in high speed chase in Fairbury

Jefferson County deputies were involved in a high speed chase in Fairbury on Monday.

Muellers give Arbor Lodge lilacs space to thrive

Muellers give Arbor Lodge lilacs space to thrive

Volunteers who helped preserve Nebraska’s largest public collection of lilacs received honors on Arbor Day in Nebraska City

Arbor Day Farm Smitten by new apple

Arbor Day Farm Smitten by new apple

Once Bitten, Forever Smitten

Exeter-Milligan, Friend Public Schools set for consolidation in 2025

Exeter-Milligan, Friend Public Schools set for consolidation in 2025

A pair of southeast Nebraska schools are set to become one in 2025.

Donkey Basketball: The Greatest Show on Earth?

Donkey Basketball: The Greatest Show on Earth?

Donkey basketball swept through Fairbury this weekend and it brought the community out to support those playing.

Quarterbacks highlight 2024 spring game

Quarterbacks highlight 2024 spring game

After weeks of spring practice, the long-awaited Red-White Spring Game finally took place on Saturday afternoon, with the white team edging the red team 25-22, as quarterbacks shined.

Small radio station raises over $100,000 for St. Jude

Small radio station raises over $100,000 for St. Jude

A small radio station in rural southeast Nebraska raised over $100,000 for kids in need at St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Fairbury FFA presents award to Ol Red 99.5 at banquet

Fairbury FFA presents award to Ol Red 99.5 at banquet

The Fairbury FFA Chapter held its annual banquet Tuesday at the Fairbury High School. 

Preparing for peak severe weather season in Nebraska

Preparing for peak severe weather season in Nebraska

Severe weather is a constant threat during the spring and summer months in southeast Nebraska.

‘Thanking the community’: KWBE to celebrate 75 years on the air in June

‘Thanking the community’: KWBE to celebrate 75 years on the air in June

KWBE is set to celebrate its 75th anniversary this summer.

Jefferson County continues to advocate for Blue Valley Community Action

Jefferson County continues to advocate for Blue Valley Community Action

Blue Valley Community Action released its 2023 impact report at the County Commissioners meeting Tuesday in Jefferson County. 

Horticulturist: spring offers 'wild edibles'

Horticulturist: spring offers 'wild edibles'

Riverview Nature Park hosts foraging tour

‘Large source of mortality’: A look into bird window strikes in Nebraska

‘Large source of mortality’: A look into bird window strikes in Nebraska

Each year upwards of 100 million birds die to collisions and window strikes nationwide

Crete Volunteer Fire Honors Terry Petracek for 50 years of service

Crete Volunteer Fire Honors Terry Petracek for 50 years of service

A southeast Nebraska volunteer fire department held a special ceremony for a special member of their history.

‘My kidneys were going to fail, that’s what the doctors told me,’: How a kidney transplant saved a life

‘My kidneys were going to fail, that’s what the doctors told me,’: How a kidney transplant saved a life

In 2016, Karie Buchli went to get her bloodwork done. When she left, she felt perfectly fine.

Alleged meth supplier behind bars in Richardson County

Alleged meth supplier behind bars in Richardson County

Court records say Missouri man supplied a Falls City man

Big day of giving back, at Exmark Manufacturing

Big day of giving back, at Exmark Manufacturing

It’s a day of giving back to the community for a southeast Nebraska based company.

‘Everyone Has A Story’: Southeast Nebraska author releases book of local short stories

‘Everyone Has A Story’: Southeast Nebraska author releases book of local short stories

The book is filled with 11 unique short stories of southeast Nebraskans

NioCorp explores magnet recycling

NioCorp explores magnet recycling

Company says its proposed Elk Creek process could establish magnet recycling in the United States

Backpack program holds empty bowls soup luncheon fundraiser

Backpack program holds empty bowls soup luncheon fundraiser

A southeast Nebraska group is holding an annual event for a good cause. 

City-wide Garage Sales to headline weekend in Fairbury

City-wide Garage Sales to headline weekend in Fairbury

Fairbury is set to host city wide garage sales Friday through Sunday to kick off the garage sale season. 

Mak Hatcliff named NAIA Academic All-American

Mak Hatcliff named NAIA Academic All-American

Mak Hatcliff, who is the 2024 GPAC Player of the Year, has received another accolade from the 2024 season.

Riley Arner signs with Southeast Community College for wrestling

Riley Arner signs with Southeast Community College for wrestling

Riley Arner signed with Southeast Community College for wrestling Tuesday.

Dr. Derrick Joel named superintendent of Norris School District #160

Dr. Derrick Joel named superintendent of Norris School District #160

Norris School District #160 has named its next superintendent.

Fairbury residents called for campground cleanup

Fairbury residents called for campground cleanup

High wind speeds with trash is not a good combination and Fairbury’s Crystal Springs Campground has been affected by it.

Gage County man acts as 16-year-old to sexually assault Nebraska teen, prosecutor alleges

Gage County man acts as 16-year-old to sexually assault Nebraska teen, prosecutor alleges

A Gage County man is locked up in Lincoln after being accused of sexually assaulting a teen in Albion.

Greg Sharpe, voice of the Huskers, announces cancer diagnosis

Greg Sharpe, voice of the Huskers, announces cancer diagnosis

Greg Sharpe, the long time voice of Husker football and baseball, announced his cancer diagnosis on Monday night.