Farmers and Ranchers Encouraged to Make Their Voices Heard

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging farmers and ranchers to make their voices heard by voting in the upcoming Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Commit... Read More

College Aggies Online Individual Winners to Receive Full Scholarship to 2015 Collegiate Congress

October 30, 2014 –The College Aggies Online (CAO) program, an initiative led by the Animal Agriculture Alliance, announces the addition of a full scholarship to AgChat Foundation’s 2015 Collegiate Congress scheduled for January 17-18, 2015. The C... Read More

Platte Valley Bank honored as Top Ten lender by USDA Rural Development

Platte Valley Bank in Scottsbluff was recognized Friday morning by USDA Rural Development Nebraska State Director Maxine Moul as a Top Ten lender for the Fiscal Year 2014 USDA Rural Development Guaranteed Rural Housing loan program. More than $5.7 mi... Read More

District #10 ABATE presents donation to Knights of Columbus

The local ABATE group presented the fruits of their labor Thursday night as the Knights of Columbus received a check for over $712 and two trailers full of toys to assist with the Knights' "Toys for Tots" program. Terry Schaub with District 10 sai... Read More

Top National Chapter Award winners announced at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014/87th National FFA Convention & Expo) The top National Chapter Award winners were named at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky., on Thursday, Oct. 30. The top winners are select... Read More

House Planning Vote on Requirements for EPA Regulations

While no date has been set in stone,  House Majority leader Kevin McCarthy says a vote will be “soon” on Environmental Protection Agency regulations requirements. He says the House will vote on legislation that would prevent the EPA from issuing... Read More

Heineman says legislative committee pre-judged responsibility for prison issues

Governor Dave Heineman says a legislative committee looking into prison miscalculations and other issues at the Nebraska Department of corrections has pre-judged who is responsible and what caused the problems. Heineman told Rick Vincent on our si... Read More

The Index, a weekly newspaper serving the Henry, Lyman, Mitchell and Morrill communities will be under new ownership as of November 1st. Long time Scottsbluff Star-Herald news clerk and reporter Chabella Guzman is the new owner and publisher, and ... Read More

Groups Ask Congress to Rescind Parts of COOL

Agriculture and other industry groups have asked Congress to “immediately authorize and direct” USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to rescind elements of Country of Origin Labeling. The groups want Congress to take out elements of COOL that are non-compl... Read More

Hemingford runs past Shelton 71-14

If there was any doubt who would win Thursday's opening round Class D1 Nebraska State High School Football Playoff game in Hemingford it evaporated quickly as the Bobcats scored 43- first quarter points en route to a 71-14 win over the Shelton Bulldo... Read More

Pelini praises defensive line heading into Purdue game Saturday

Lincoln, Neb. – Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini said the Huskers “had a good week of practice” after Thursday’s 45-minute walk through at the Hawks Championship Center. “We got a lot done here today,” Pelini said. “We cleaned up some ... Read More