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John Erixon Named Head of Nebraska Forest Service

John Erixson has been named the next state forester and director of the Nebraska Forest Service. He was deputy director for two years and was promoted after a national search. "I am proud of how we... Read More

Governor Ricketts to Host First Annual Nebraska Steak Fry

Gov. Pete Ricketts has announced plans for an annual "Nebraska Steak Fry" that will debut with four fellow Republican governors. The governor's re-election campaign said Wednesday the event will include Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, Missouri Gov. Eri... Read More

Funding for 42nd Street construction approved by council

The much awaited 42nd Street construction from Avenue I to 5th Avenue is now planned for next summer after the city council approved on final reading an ordinance authorizing four million dollars in bonds to fund the project. Public Works Director... Read More

Beef Cattle Contribute to Sustainable Food System

A recent study by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization says cattle raised for beef production play a key role in maintaining a sustainable food system. Meat industry publication Meatingplace reports that the research essentially... Read More

The Residency Accessible Community Garden Club Helps Harvey Victims

This week, members from the Residency Garden Club presented a $1,500 check to go towards Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The members said they saw the need by so many victims and wanted to help, and used funds from the profits of their indoor far... Read More

Tyson Foods Puts Plans for Kansas Poultry Plant 'On Hold'

Tyson Foods says its plans to build a $320 million chicken-processing plant near Tonganoxie are ``on hold.'' This after local officials in Kansas backed away from an incentives package to bring a Tyson Foods processing facility to the northeast c... Read More

WNCC sweeps EWC for 19th win

The Western Nebraska Community College captured their 13th straight victory by sweeping past Eastern Wyoming College 25-14, 25-16, 25-10 Tuesday night in Torrington, Wyoming. The win for the fourth-ranked Cougars was their 19th of the season and... Read More

Bayer Seeking EU Review of Monsanto Deal

Bayer has asked the European Commission to extend its review deadline on its planned takeover of Monsanto. The move by Bayer, according to company officials, seeks to allow more time for Bayer to finalize the agreement. Dow Jones reports that in l... Read More

Lighthizer: NAFTA Negotiation at Warp Speed, May Not Be Successful

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said this week that negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement are moving at “warp speed,” but may lead to no agreement. Lighthizer said: “we don't know whether we're going to get to a... Read More

High School Volleyball Scores

Tuesday's Scores< By The Associated Press= VOLLEYBALL= Alliance def. Mitchell, 25-23, 25-14, 25-10 Ansley-Litchfield def. Sumner-Eddyville-Miller, 25-15, 25-14, 23-25, 25-10 Archbishop Bergan def. Bishop Neumann, 25-18, 22-25, 25-16, 25-19 A... Read More

Major League Baseball Scores

  Tuesday INTERLEAGUE= Final Chi Cubs 2 Tampa Bay 1 AMERICAN LEAGUE= Final N-Y Yankees 5 Minnesota 2 Final Boston 1 Baltimore 0, 11 Innings Final Toronto 5 Kansas City 2 Final Oakland 9 Detroit 8 Final Houston 3 Chi White Sox ... Read More