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Beatrice breaks ground on new elementary school
Beatrice breaks ground on new elementary school

The city of Beatrice will soon have another school in the southeast Nebraska town.

Nebraska readies for Hoosiers by making defensive practice changes, ‘blocking out noise’

Nebraska readies for Hoosiers by making defensive practice changes, ‘blocking out noise’

The Huskers are back to work, preparing for Saturday night’s homecoming tilt with Indiana.

Groundbreaking this Friday for new school

Groundbreaking this Friday for new school

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held this Friday for the new Beatrice elementary building.

Iron door returned to Union jail with apology

Iron door returned to Union jail with apology

Officials at the southeast Nebraska village of Union were flabbergasted that someone would steal the iron door from their historic jail and were surprised again when it was returned

NioCorp to combine with Nasdaq for Elk Creek minerals project

NioCorp to combine with Nasdaq for Elk Creek minerals project

The Colorado based company of NioCorp and GX Acquisition Corp. announced the signing of a definitive business agreement for a proposed combination between the two companies. 

Beatrice Teammates Looking For Volunteers

Beatrice Teammates Looking For Volunteers

The teammates Program at Beatrice is looking for volunteers to mentor students thru out the school year.

DA: Topeka officers justified in man’s shooting death

DA: Topeka officers justified in man’s shooting death

Three Topeka police officers who shot and killed a man this summer were justified because the man charged at them with a knife, Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay said.

2022 Homestead NHP deer survey shows lower results than 2021

2022 Homestead NHP deer survey shows lower results than 2021

Gage County is getting a “gauge” on the deer population at Homestead National Historical Park.

Late defensive score lifts Beatrice over Plattsmouth

Late defensive score lifts Beatrice over Plattsmouth

Beatrice improved to 2-3 on Friday night. 

Men convicted in Dawson, Lancaster Counties go missing from CCC-O

Men convicted in Dawson, Lancaster Counties go missing from CCC-O

Two inmates have gone missing from a correctional facility in Omaha.

Beatrice finds trouble with bats, falls to Crete 3-1

Beatrice finds trouble with bats, falls to Crete 3-1

Beatrice's seven game win streak came to an end Thursday night. 

Peru's new grocery store puts focus on 'community'

Peru's new grocery store puts focus on 'community'

Family-owned grocery store that made headlines during the pandemic opens second location in Peru

26 become US citizens during naturalization ceremony at Homestead NHP

26 become US citizens during naturalization ceremony at Homestead NHP

The United States of America gained a new group of citizens on Thursday afternoon. 

NPPD holds active shooter drill at southeast Nebraska power plant

NPPD holds active shooter drill at southeast Nebraska power plant

On Wednesday morning, NPPD held an active shooter drill at the Sheldon Power Station in southeast Nebraska.

Trixie Sue debuts where trucks are best modified

Trixie Sue debuts where trucks are best modified

Family traditions underpin AppleJack car show

UNK hosting admissions event in Beatrice

UNK hosting admissions event in Beatrice

The University of Nebraska-Kearney will be making a stop in southeast Nebraska. 

Joseph talks Chinander, changes, confirms Allen out for season

Joseph talks Chinander, changes, confirms Allen out for season

It may be a bye week for Nebraska, but there was no shortage of talking points at Mickey Joseph’s Tuesday press conference.

Crete Police release name of victim killed in skydiving accident

Crete Police release name of victim killed in skydiving accident

A 34-year-old man has died from injuries suffered in a skydiving accident last Thursday. 

OU fans reflect on Casey Thompson at Nebraska, changes to both programs

OU fans reflect on Casey Thompson at Nebraska, changes to both programs

A lot has changed in the world of college football since it was announced Oklahoma and Nebraska would play one another in back to back years five years ago.

New Mexico woman found dead, husband is arrested in Kansas

New Mexico woman found dead, husband is arrested in Kansas

A missing New Mexico woman has been found dead and her husband has been arrested in Kansas in connection with the case, according to authorities.

Defensive Coordinator Erik Chinander relieved of duties by Joseph

Defensive Coordinator Erik Chinander relieved of duties by Joseph

Nebraska interim Head Coach Mickey Joseph has relieved defensive coordinator Erik Chinander of his duties. 

Ex-Kansas police detective charged with preying on women

Ex-Kansas police detective charged with preying on women

A former Kansas City, Kansas, police detective who has long been accused of sexually preying on Black women during criminal investigations was indicted Thursday on charges that he sexually abused two women, the FBI said.

Westbury residents calling for help amidst upheaval

Westbury residents calling for help amidst upheaval

After fire evacuation, management upheaval and ongoing displacement, residents complain of bullying and being voiceless

Crete Police, FAA investigating skydiving accident

Crete Police, FAA investigating skydiving accident

Crete Police, as well as the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating a Thursday skydiving accident at the Crete Municipal Airport. 

Ol' Red 99.5 presents 'How Mow Will He Go' winner with prize

Ol' Red 99.5 presents 'How Mow Will He Go' winner with prize

A Clatonia man is going home with a new Zero Turn Lawn mower thanks to Ol' Red 99.5's "How Mow Will He Go" promotion. 

NSP keeps fans safe, work long hours on Husker game days

NSP keeps fans safe, work long hours on Husker game days

An important part of the game day tradition at Memorial Stadium is keeping fans safe and that’s exactly the goal of the Nebraska State Patrol.

Beatrice run rules Freeman 14-3

Beatrice run rules Freeman 14-3

The Lady Orange picked up their thirteenth win of the season in just four innings on Thursday night.

Ex-Kansas police detective charged with preying on women

Ex-Kansas police detective charged with preying on women

A former Kansas City, Kansas, police detective who has long been accused of sexually preying on Black women during criminal investigations was indicted Thursday on charges that he sexually abused two women, the FBI said.

If it exists at all, Talmage Fire Board in disarray

If it exists at all, Talmage Fire Board in disarray

New fire board election scheduled Sept. 28

Burchard Lake road improvment project to affect access

Burchard Lake road improvment project to affect access

Access to roads, the campground, and boat ramp at Burchard Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Pawnee County may be closed for a bit of time this fall due to road repair. 

Cather Childhood Home under restoration for first time in 60 years

Cather Childhood Home under restoration for first time in 60 years

One of Nebraska’s biggest cultural attractions is getting a bit of a make over.

Beatrice, Lincoln NW Friday game canceled due to injuries

Beatrice, Lincoln NW Friday game canceled due to injuries

Beatrice's week three tilt with Lincoln Northwest is being cancelled with injuries to blame. 

Interim HC Mickey Joseph focused on Oklahoma, players in first week

Interim HC Mickey Joseph focused on Oklahoma, players in first week

It’s a new era for Husker football. Scott Frost is out as head coach, Mickey Joseph in as interim head coach.

Fairbury's Mayor releases more on termination of city administrator

Fairbury's Mayor releases more on termination of city administrator

Fairbury's Mayor Spencer Brown has released an official statement on the termination of the contract between Fairbury and of City Administrator Jacob Matthews, who has only served as the city administrator since July 13th of this year.

Distracted driving crash victim shares story at SCC Safety Fair

Distracted driving crash victim shares story at SCC Safety Fair

A victim of a near fatal 2020 distracted driving crash spoke at the 2022 SCC Safety Fair.

‘This place will always be bigger than one person’: Alberts talks Frost firing, future of Husker football

‘This place will always be bigger than one person’: Alberts talks Frost firing, future of Husker football

Trev Alberts called it a tough and sad day, that being the firing of head coach Scott Frost on Sunday

GOP nominee for Kansas governor tries to flip abortion issue

GOP nominee for Kansas governor tries to flip abortion issue

The Republican candidate for Kansas governor tried Saturday to make the Democratic incumbent’s support for abortion rights a political liability, even with a strong statewide vote last month in favor of preserving access to abortion.

HIGHLIGHTS: Georgia Southern tops Nebraska 45-42

HIGHLIGHTS: Georgia Southern tops Nebraska 45-42

Nebraska fell to Georgia Southern 45-42 on Saturday night in Lincoln. 

Skutt comes back, beats Orangemen 26-15

Skutt comes back, beats Orangemen 26-15

Beatrice was just a bit short of pulling off a major upset.

Fairbury fires city administrator after 57 days on the job

Fairbury fires city administrator after 57 days on the job

FAIRBURY - Fairbury will again be looking for a new city administrator. On Friday, Fairbury's Mayor Spencer Brown informed City Administrator Jacob Matthews of his termination.

State Colleges’ Enrollment Growth Continues

State Colleges’ Enrollment Growth Continues

For the fourth straight year, the Nebraska State College System (NSCS) experiences overall growth in enrollment with an increase in student headcount.

Mower Mayhem covers 30 miles on a tankful

Mower Mayhem covers 30 miles on a tankful

Nebraska City man wins lawn mower

New quilt panels add color to downtown Marysville

New quilt panels add color to downtown Marysville

There’s some new art in downtown Marysville.

Sheriff reports accident involving a school bus

Sheriff reports accident involving a school bus

Truck had stopped in roadway to replace dragging chain

Husker volleyball readies for #17 Creighton

Husker volleyball readies for #17 Creighton

Nebraska Volleyball has yet to lose a match, or even a set in 2022, but they face their toughest test to date this Wednesday.

NioCorp demonstration plant begins rare earth recovery operations

NioCorp demonstration plant begins rare earth recovery operations

NioCorp is beginning testing of rare earth's from the Elk Creek, NE. project.

Frost, Huskers see improvement in run game, room for improvement in tackling

Frost, Huskers see improvement in run game, room for improvement in tackling

After Nebraska's 38-17 win over North Dakota on Saturday head coach Scott Frost and the Huskers had time to reflect on the win.

Lincoln, Memorial Stadium impress large group of UND fans

Lincoln, Memorial Stadium impress large group of UND fans

On Saturday, Nebraska hosted North Dakota in their 2022 home opener and a large group of Fighting Hawks faithful made the trip to Lincoln.

Bessler credits team effort, proud of team for week one win

Bessler credits team effort, proud of team for week one win

Doane head coach Chris Bessler started off his fifth season win a W on Saturday night!

Kelen Meyer talks four field goal night, week one win

Kelen Meyer talks four field goal night, week one win

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln transfer showed out, even hitting the game winner from 47 yards.

Field goals, late defensive stops lead Doane past Concordia

Field goals, late defensive stops lead Doane past Concordia

Special teams is a crucial part of football - Doane added further proof of that on Saturday night. 

Kansas governor lauds abortion vote but focuses on economy

Kansas governor lauds abortion vote but focuses on economy

A few days after her abortion-related fundraising email, Kelly’s team suggested she would be focusing her reelection campaign on the state’s now-healthy finances, robust funding for public schools and high-profile promises by businesses to create jobs.

City of Washington working to solve intermittent power issues

City of Washington working to solve intermittent power issues

WASHINGTON, KS — City of Washington is aware that there has been an intermittent interruption in electrical service along Feeder Line 3, which services the far west side of town, including the Barnes addition.

Champion trees rollick at Arbor Lodge

Champion trees rollick at Arbor Lodge

Foresters re-measure state's champion trees

Man sentenced for second degree murder in Washington County

Man sentenced for second degree murder in Washington County

WASHINGTON COUNTY, KS — A Kansas man has been sentenced to prison after pleading no contest to a second degree murder charge earlier this year.

Wahoo outlasts Lady Orange in extras 13-12

Wahoo outlasts Lady Orange in extras 13-12

Beatrice softball suffered their second straight loss, and first at home, on Tuesday night, nearly knocking off top ranked Wahoo. 

Pumpkin grower paddles the river to set world's record

Pumpkin grower paddles the river to set world's record

Hansen navigates with 800-pound pumpkin on the Missouri River

Southeast Nebraska rivals 'wrap their arms' around family of teacher, coach killed in hunting accident

Southeast Nebraska rivals 'wrap their arms' around family of teacher, coach killed in hunting accident

A pair of southeast Nebraska rivals came together on Friday night to honor a former teacher and coach.

State reports inmate death at Tecumseh

State reports inmate death at Tecumseh

41-year-old Man was serving a life sentence out of Lancaster County

Independent lawmaker wins spot on Kansas ballot for governor

Independent lawmaker wins spot on Kansas ballot for governor

A hard-right Kansas state senator who has clashed with Republican leaders has gained a spot on the November general election ballot as an independent candidate for governor.

Garcia, Gross roll Beatrice on opening night

Garcia, Gross roll Beatrice on opening night

The Beatrice Orangemen have started the 2022 football season 0-1 after a 41-7 loss to Omaha Gross. 

Algae warnings remain

Algae warnings remain

Warning continues for Richardson and Pawnee county lakes

Talmage recasts fire board

Talmage recasts fire board

Four of five board members replaced as townsfolk crowd into fire hall

Rep. Adrian Smith stops in Beatrice, tours food pantry

Rep. Adrian Smith stops in Beatrice, tours food pantry

A southeast Nebraska food pantry gave a tour to an elected official on Thursday evening.

Frog season in full swing in eastern Nebraska

Frog season in full swing in eastern Nebraska

In a state with a lot of outdoor summer activities one that may seem overlooked is frogging — it’s exactly what it sounds like: fishing for frogs.