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Gage County officials approve health coverage plan
Gage County officials approve health coverage plan

Self-insured county government to see 12% increase in costs this coming budget year

How firefighters stay cool in intense summer temperatures

How firefighters stay cool in intense summer temperatures

For firefighters, the flames aren’t the only thing they are battling. 

University Minute: Dr. Gold Highlights Early Priorities

University Minute: Dr. Gold Highlights Early Priorities

LINCOLN, Neb — In this week's University Minute, Nebraska System President, Jeffrey Gold, touches on his early priorities heading into the 2024 fall semester.

Game and Parks documents new Nebraska fish species, in Fairbury

Game and Parks documents new Nebraska fish species, in Fairbury

Nebraska Game and Parks recently documented a new fish species to the state and it was found in southeast Nebraska. 

How algal blooms impact fishing, water sports across Nebraska

How algal blooms impact fishing, water sports across Nebraska

As the weather warms up across Nebraska as we get into the middle and later parts of the summer, it can lead to a bloom of blue green algae.

Sen. Myron Dorn weighs in, ahead of special session

Sen. Myron Dorn weighs in, ahead of special session

News Channel Nebraska spoke with District 30 Sen. Myron Dorn who represents Gage County and parts of rural Lancaster County. 

New state funding mechanism could boost community colleges showing enrollment growth

New state funding mechanism could boost community colleges showing enrollment growth

Southeast Community College enrollment growth means increase in expected state funding

2024 Gage County Fair underway

2024 Gage County Fair underway

Local chamber holds annual Ag Appreciation barbeque

2025 Nebraska Shrine Bowl Coaches Announced

2025 Nebraska Shrine Bowl Coaches Announced

LINCOLN, Neb. — The 67th annual Nebraska Shrine Bowl football game, played Saturday, June 7, 2025 in Ron and Carol Cope Stadium on the campus of the University of Nebraska- Kearney will feature the following coaches:

Big Ten Commissioner ‘comfortable’ with 18 schools, will debut new football technology

Big Ten Commissioner ‘comfortable’ with 18 schools, will debut new football technology

Pettitti says he feels good about the league’s footprint. But what about the possibility to keep adding schools?

Blue Rivers Area Agency aims at helping senior citizens stay out of nursing homes

Blue Rivers Area Agency aims at helping senior citizens stay out of nursing homes

The cost of living is increasing all across the state, including living in a nursing home. 

Pillen directed agencies to make ‘unprecedented’ cuts ahead of special session

Pillen directed agencies to make ‘unprecedented’ cuts ahead of special session

Lawmakers say they were not notified of the cuts last spring and still had not received details days before a planned special session on property tax relief.

Pillen continues push for Nebraska Plan ahead of special session

Pillen continues push for Nebraska Plan ahead of special session

Gov. Jim Pillen is continuing to push for his Nebraska Plan to reduce property taxes ahead of an expected special session of the Nebraska Legislature.

10 years after opening, Bee Bum continues goal of providing fresh local honey

10 years after opening, Bee Bum continues goal of providing fresh local honey

Kevin and Julie Monfelt’s journey began in 2014.

New Nebraska law connects 911 operators with 988 suicide prevention line

New Nebraska law connects 911 operators with 988 suicide prevention line

Nebraska's new law facilitates seamless communication between mental health and emergency providers, enhancing the integration of the 988 suicide prevention line with 911 services statewide.

Beatrice Police make five arrests since Friday

Beatrice Police make five arrests since Friday

Arrests made Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Former Doane track star qualifies for 2024 Paralympics

Former Doane track star qualifies for 2024 Paralympics

Former Doane track and field athlete Taleah Williams qualified for the Paris 2024 Paralympics.

Nebraska 'elector' reacts to Biden dropping out

Nebraska 'elector' reacts to Biden dropping out

Precious McKesson, executive director of Nebraska Democratic Party, says there's work ahead for Democrats

Biden drops out of 2024 Presidential Race, Nebraska officials react

Biden drops out of 2024 Presidential Race, Nebraska officials react

The Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb issued a statement on President Biden stepping down as the Democratic Party presidential nominee on Sunday.

NDOT continues its road construction filled summer in southeast Nebraska

NDOT continues its road construction filled summer in southeast Nebraska

More road work will begin in southeast Nebraska around Fairbury, on U-S136.

Trail on trial: A $15 million trail, paid for with federal dollars, is York leaders’ dream. Some residents think it’s a nightmare.

Trail on trial: A $15 million trail, paid for with federal dollars, is York leaders’ dream. Some residents think it’s a nightmare.

The city of York got $15.6 million from the federal government to built a hiking and biking trail that city officials have dreamt of for two decades. It seemed like a no-brainer, until it didn’t.

Wymore Area Livestock show provides a warm up for Gage Co. Fair

Wymore Area Livestock show provides a warm up for Gage Co. Fair

The Wymore Area Livestock show was a a bit of a warm up for next week’s Gage County Fair.

Electrical fire destroys semi and building east of Fairbury

Electrical fire destroys semi and building east of Fairbury

Another electrical fire set ablaze a semi and building east of Fairbury Thursday, calling over 30 firefighters to respond. 

How farmers keep cattle cool in summer heat

How farmers keep cattle cool in summer heat

The summer season brings a unique set of challenges for cattle farmers.

Maintenance work to begin on N-8, east and west of Odell

Maintenance work to begin on N-8, east and west of Odell

More construction will begin on highways in southeast Nebraska, this one, near Odell.

Crete Fire and Rescue receives biggest inflow of volunteers at once

Crete Fire and Rescue receives biggest inflow of volunteers at once

The Crete Fire Department is welcoming its biggest influx of volunteers at one time.

Nebraska Governor, Revenue Committee Chair, talk of solving the 'crisis' of property taxes

Nebraska Governor, Revenue Committee Chair, talk of solving the 'crisis' of property taxes

Legislators return to the State Capitol for a special session, July 27th

Diode Communications completes project aimed at giving rural homes high speed internet

Diode Communications completes project aimed at giving rural homes high speed internet

Diode Communications has completed its Jefferson County Rural Fiber broadband project, offering high speed internet to rural homes. 

Manhattan man dies in NE Kansas collision

Manhattan man dies in NE Kansas collision

Pickup was attempted to pass when it collided with semitrailer truck

EXCLUSIVE: NU System President Dr. Gold discusses NU returning to AAU

EXCLUSIVE: NU System President Dr. Gold discusses NU returning to AAU

Eric McKay sat down with NU System President Dr. Jeff Gold to discuss his thoughts on Nebraska potentially returning to the prestigious Association of American Universities. 

Steele City Spur Bridge construction in Jefferson County beginning end of July

Steele City Spur Bridge construction in Jefferson County beginning end of July

Work will begin on a Jefferson County road at the end of July, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. 

Secretary of State speaks on opinion from Nebraska Attorney General’s Office

Secretary of State speaks on opinion from Nebraska Attorney General’s Office

On Wednesday, the Nebraska Secretary of State's Office issued a statement in response to the published opinion of Nebraska Attorney General Mike Hilgers on LB20.

Beatrice Humane Society holds drive thru microchip, vaccination clinic

Beatrice Humane Society holds drive thru microchip, vaccination clinic

Cats, dogs, and automobiles all filled the Gage County Fairgrounds on Wednesday afternoon.

JCH&L hosting fun run through Jeffs Gone M.A.D

JCH&L hosting fun run through Jeffs Gone M.A.D

JCH&L Burkley Fitness Center is working with Jeffs Gone M.A.D. to hold a 1 mile or 5K run/walk on Saturday, Sept. 7.

Pro golfer Bryan Flanagan comes to Fairbury to teach young golfers

Pro golfer Bryan Flanagan comes to Fairbury to teach young golfers

The game of golf is growing at an international level and in Fairbury, organizers put together an event at the Fairbury country club, aimed at teaching juniors the game of golf, along with PGA Professional Bryan Flanagan. 

Pearson named GPAC Athletic Trainer Of The Year

Pearson named GPAC Athletic Trainer Of The Year

Doane University is getting some recognition in the first ever GPAC Athletic Trainer of the Year award. 

Solar-powered cars returning to the Homestead National Historical Park

Solar-powered cars returning to the Homestead National Historical Park

University teams will compete in a solar car cross-country event that goes through Nebraska

County, city law officers arrest three in search of Beatrice home

County, city law officers arrest three in search of Beatrice home

Search of a home along Market Street seizes drugs, a weapon and drug paraphernalia

EXCLUSIVE: NU System President Dr. Gold discusses the future leaders of NU's campuses

EXCLUSIVE: NU System President Dr. Gold discusses the future leaders of NU's campuses

Eric McKay sat down with NU System President Dr. Jeff Gold to discuss where Nebraska fits into the state of higher education in the 21st Century and who he'd like to see helping lead NU's campuses in the future. 

'Peru State is going to win the national championship this year': very high expectations set by the Bobcats program

'Peru State is going to win the national championship this year': very high expectations set by the Bobcats program

Peru State Football went 5-6 last year but they have high hopes and high expectations for this season. And I mean very high expectations.

Gage County deputies responding to report of shots, find male dead

Gage County deputies responding to report of shots, find male dead

Apartment building was evacuated while law officers investigated

NE audit blasts state transportation agency for millions spent on overtime, ‘unexplained’ fuel buys

NE audit blasts state transportation agency for millions spent on overtime, ‘unexplained’ fuel buys

The NDOT faces scrutiny after a state audit revealed misuse of funds, including over $6 million in annual overtime pay for most employees, and millions more in 'unexplained' expenses on fuel and fleet-related costs.

Traffic changes coming to old elementary school sites, in Beatrice

Traffic changes coming to old elementary school sites, in Beatrice

Adjustments will eliminate school zones at buildings no longer used by the school district

East Beatrice housing development plan approved by city council

East Beatrice housing development plan approved by city council

City would pick up 48 additional housing units with the development

Fairbury Rural Fire Department called to extinguish electrical fire Sunday

Fairbury Rural Fire Department called to extinguish electrical fire Sunday

An electrical garage fire headlined the morning Sunday in Fairbury during the closing day of its county fair. 

EXCLUSIVE: NU System President Dr. Gold discusses his priorities with NCN

EXCLUSIVE: NU System President Dr. Gold discusses his priorities with NCN

News Channel Nebraska's Eric McKay interviews NU System President Dr. Jeff Gold

Former Norris Titan, Kale Fountain, drafted to the San Diego Padres in the MLB

Former Norris Titan, Kale Fountain, drafted to the San Diego Padres in the MLB

A southeast Nebraska athlete is heading to the MLB after a state championship season at Norris High School.

Hastings College football relying on youth on its hopeful road to the national stage

Hastings College football relying on youth on its hopeful road to the national stage

Hastings College football program is relying on its youth to replace all conference departures. 

MEDIA DAYS - Doane preps for first year under Jonathan Johnson

MEDIA DAYS - Doane preps for first year under Jonathan Johnson

After four losing seasons in the last five years, Doane football has a new leader at the helm.

Nebraska DOT issues urgent alert after spike in deadly crashes

Nebraska DOT issues urgent alert after spike in deadly crashes

Nineteen people died in traffic crashes across Nebraska in June, according to data collected by the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

150 years of history, celebration for Filley Stone Barn

150 years of history, celebration for Filley Stone Barn

Gage County Historical Society marks 150 years of the barn, with weekend events

Trump 'fine' after shooting at rally, campaign says. Prosecutor says gunman and 1 attendee are dead

Trump 'fine' after shooting at rally, campaign says. Prosecutor says gunman and 1 attendee are dead

Donald Trump's campaign said in a statement that he was “fine” after being whisked off the stage at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania after apparent gunshots rang through the crowd.

Showing livestock at the county fair takes more preparation than some might think

Showing livestock at the county fair takes more preparation than some might think

The county fair season is just underway with one of the biggest attractions being the livestock shows. 

Pillen’s promises: Economic boom and little harm for neighbors. They haven’t always panned out.

Pillen’s promises: Economic boom and little harm for neighbors. They haven’t always panned out.

As he grew Nebraska’s largest hog operation, Jim Pillen made economic and environmental assurances to residents of small communities where he was looking to build. Some residents profited. Others say Pillen Family Farms prospered while they suffered.

Husker pitcher Tucker Timmerman thriving in summer league baseball, on the last frontier

Husker pitcher Tucker Timmerman thriving in summer league baseball, on the last frontier

Timmerman is spending the summer with the Matsu Miners in the Alaska Baseball League.

Beatrice man arrested after discovery of knives in vehicle

Beatrice man arrested after discovery of knives in vehicle

One of the vehicle occupants was a convicted felon, barring possession of weapons

Business run by three sisters arrives in Marysville

Business run by three sisters arrives in Marysville

Three sisters are partnering up to run a new restaurant in downtown Marysville. 

Nebraska Football Hall of Fame announces 2024 inductees

Nebraska Football Hall of Fame announces 2024 inductees

Seven Husker football standouts and a state college All-American comprise the 2024 class of the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame announced Thursday.

Lincoln Street reconstruction underway, in Beatrice

Lincoln Street reconstruction underway, in Beatrice

Three-phase project taking place near new Beatrice Public Schools Elementary facility and BSDC

‘One everyone looks forward to’: Drivers revved up for USAC Midget racing in Fairbury

‘One everyone looks forward to’: Drivers revved up for USAC Midget racing in Fairbury

With the Jefferson County Fair in full effect, Jefferson County Speedway is set to host USAC Midwest Midget Racing, once again.

1890 Nebraska & Nebraska Athletics announce 'Big Red Preview' open football practice

1890 Nebraska & Nebraska Athletics announce 'Big Red Preview' open football practice

1890 Nebraska—the official name, image, and likeness (NIL) collective of Nebraska Athletics—and Husker Football announce Big Red Preview, an evening practice open to the public on Aug. 3.

State Auditor finds millions in improper child care billings paid by DHHS

State Auditor finds millions in improper child care billings paid by DHHS

Nebraska's State Auditor says they've found millions of improperly paid out child care benefits. 

School vouchers fight is Nebraska’s last petition drive of 2024

School vouchers fight is Nebraska’s last petition drive of 2024

State Sen. Linehan says students, families need choices; Support Our Schools says voters should decide

Abortions performed by Nebraska doctors crater following state’s 12-week ban

Abortions performed by Nebraska doctors crater following state’s 12-week ban

Zoe, not her real name, had to travel to another state to terminate her pregnancy because she was 16 weeks pregnant, and Nebraska lawmakers banned abortion after 12 weeks a year ago. 

Competing Nebraska abortion petitions turn in signatures seeking ballot access

Competing Nebraska abortion petitions turn in signatures seeking ballot access

Protect Our Rights and Protect Women and Children organizers say each turned in 200k signatures