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Plummer Insurance acquires Valley Insurance Services

Plummer Insurance, Inc. today proudly announced the acquisition of Valley Insurance Services and Western Insurance Services, effective July 1, 2015. In addition to their existing locations in Bridg... Read More

Cougar volleyball camps begin Monday

Western Nebraska Community College volleyball coach Binny Canales will be holding several camps that begin Monday, July 6, and there are plenty of openings for the six volleyball camps. The first camp will be a Team Camp July 6 and 7 and all varsi... Read More

Gering Fireworks Show set for Friday

Final preparations for one of the few professional fireworks shows in the Panhandle are underway in Gering. The Allred Brother's 20th Annual Independence Day celebration is this Friday, July 3 at the Gering Football Field. Justin Allred says th... Read More

Bird flu raises fears over vaccine supply, human risk

Lawmakers are raising concerns that the avian influenza outbreak that has devastated Midwest poultry producers could threaten supplies of human vaccines and possibly spread to people through swine. Top members of the House Energy and Commerce Comm... Read More

9 impaired drivers arrested in Panhandle special enforcements

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol Troop E Scottsbluff took nine impaired drivers off of the road during a three month long special enforcement effort designed to reduce the potential for serious injury and fatality crashes. From April throug... Read More

USDA Sees Record Soybean Planted Acreage

Corn and soybean stocks as of June 1 came in near pre-report estimates, at 4.45 billion bushels and 625 million bushels, respectively. USDA also expects record soybean acreage at 85.14 million acres, up from March's Prospective Plantings estimate of... Read More

Wall of Hope names to be read Thursday for Festival of Hope

One final event for the 2015 Festival of Hope will be held Thursday evening in Scottsbluff. Traditionally, the names written on butterflies that hang on the Wall of Hope are read aloud during the Saturday event. However technical problems prevente... Read More

Castle Rock golfer wins Morrill Golf Open

Mark Hirsch from Castle Rock, Colorado was the overall low gross champion of the 42nd Annual Morrill Golf Open Saturday and Sunday at the Rolling Green Golf Course.  Hirsch had a two day score of four under par 140, that included a 66 on day one. ... Read More

2016 Dairy Margin Program Sign-Up Begins This Week

Sign-ups for the 2016 Dairy Margin Protection Program begin July 1. A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) news release says the voluntary program provides financial assistance to participating dairy operations when the margin – the difference bet... Read More

Firefighter Ministry wins 1st place in Baptist Church grant process

The Firefighter Ministry has taken 1st place in a grant application in the article division for grant they had applied for. There were 42 other non-profit organizations that applied for the $1,500 American Baptist Churches of the USA grant. Firefi... Read More

Ostrander leads her national team to title

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Alicia Ostrander's U.S. Collegiate National Team squad took first place at the program's round-robin tournament held in conjunction with the USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships. Ostrander's CNT Blue Team defeated... Read More