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Lack of seat belt use cited in fatal accident near Glendo

Lack of seat belt use has been cited as a factor in a fatal auto crash late Saturday  night north of Glendo that claimed the life of 34 year old Johnny S. Vigil of Douglas, Wyoming. The Wyoming Hi... Read More

Stinner proposes local governments help fund acceleration of Heartland Expressway

State Senator John Stinner says local communities throughout the panhandle need to put money behind their support of the Heartland Expressway to accelerate completion of the Expressway. The Gering senator says as part of his plan to establish a st... Read More

October 13, 2015

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney, 4.26 (+0.13) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport, 4.26 (+0.13) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman, 4.26 (+0.13) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford, 4.49 (+0.13) New Alliance / Alliance, 4.49 (+0.13) Frenchman Valley Co-Op/Kimball, 4.25 (+0... Read More

Aurora, Nebr. man to auction off collection of 108 vehicles

An Aurora, Nebraska man is auctioning off 108 vehicles that he has collected over the years. The Grand Island Independent reports Harv Bish's vehicles will be sold Saturday with no reserve. The 85-year-old says he's ready for other people to add t... Read More

Longtime ABA Staffer Receives National Ag Award

WASHINGTON — The American Bankers Association Center for Agricultural and Rural Banking today announced a new annual award to honor agricultural professionals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of agricultural lending. The B... Read More

Bayard home damaged in Tuesday morning fire

The Bayard Volunteer Fire Department was called to a structure fire at 9:06 a.m. Tuesday morning. According to a release from Bayard Fire Chief Mike Harimon, a roofing crew working nearby saw smoke coming from a home in the 1400 block of Avenue A... Read More

Nebraska Corn Board Welcomes Roger Berry on Staff

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA - The Nebraska Corn Board is pleased to announce that Roger Berry has joined its staff as the Director of Market Development on October 5. In this role, Berry will work on behalf of Nebraska corn farmers and industry to coordinat... Read More

Smith: Lack of unity among Republicans on new Speaker is frustrating

Congressman Adrian Smith admits the lack of unity among Republicans on a new Speaker of the House has been a little frustrating. He says  Republican need to "think big" and begin to address major issues like the solvency of Medicare and Social se... Read More

Lincoln police say bishop's stolen cross not yet recovered

Police say a cross stolen from the home of the Lincoln Catholic Diocese bishop has not been recovered yet. Police spokeswoman Katie Flood said Tuesday that no suspect has been arrested either. Police have said someone pried open a door and broke a... Read More

Documents: Infant in alleged Bluffs child abuse shaken and dropped on cement floor

Court documents say a 23 year old Scottsbluff man arrested for the felony child abuse of his six month old daughter shook the baby and then dropped her on a cement floor while taking care of her. Michael Medbery of Scottsbluff was arrested after P... Read More

Three WNCC employees honored by Nebraska Community College Association

Three members of the Western Nebraska Community College family won awards at the 2015 Nebraska Community College Association (NCCA) conference on Oct. 5. The conference, which was hosted by WNCC, honored WNCC math instructor Manuel "Junior" Alvare... Read More