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Anti-TPP Group Sues Japan Government

A former Japanese ag minister is leading a group of protestors who filed lawsuit in that country to halt the government's participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The plaintiffs fear that any ... Read More

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 Bridgeport and Oshkosh, Nebraska, the agency will be ad... Read More

Longtime Cabela's fixture retires

After 29-years behind the scenes longtime Cabela's employee Connie Carrillo has retired.  An open house for Carrillo, who rose through the ranks to become marketing manager, was held at the Sidney store Tuesday. Carrillo said it is a little bitte... Read More

Kimball underpass renovation meeting scheduled

The City of Kimball, in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) will hold a public open house meeting to present conceptual design options for the renovation of the historic Union Pacifi... Read More

June 30, 2015

Wheat Crossroads Co-op/Sidney, 5.56 (+0.28) Crossroads Co-op/Bridgeport, 5.56 (+0.28) Crossroads Co-op/Lyman, 5.56 (+0.28) Farmers Co-Op/Hemingford, 5.43 (+0.22) Frenchman Valley Co-Op/Kimball, 5.59 (+0.29) West Plains LLC/Gering, 5.54 (+0.33) ... 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