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July 1 Nebraska Wheat Crop Report

For the week ending June 28, 2015, rainfall of 1 inch or more was recorded in portions of north central Nebraska as well as southeastern areas, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Stati... Read More

Complaints being made about door-to-door salesmen in Gering

Door-to-door salesmen have been wearing out their welcome quickly at some Gering homes. Representatives with Advanced Residential Marketing (ARM) began selling Vivint Security Systems in town this week. City Clerk Kathy Welfl says that they do hav... Read More

Lapaseotes: Minatare

Investor Pete Lapaseotes says Minatare "looks the most favorable" as the site for a planned beef packing plant because of their support, but he adds no decision has been made on which of three area communities will be chosen by the group as the host ... Read More

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 trade deal removing import tariffs on protected co... Read More

Sioux County could face legal repercussions for stance on same sex marriage

Sioux County Clerk Michelle Zimmerman says she will not issue marriage licenses to same sex couples despite a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that such unions are now legal. Michelle Zimmerman told the Star-Herald says she will not issue the lice... Read More

July 4th Cookout Costs Less This Year,  Still Under $6 Per Person

A Fourth of July cookout of Americans’ favorite foods including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk will cost slightly less this year and still comes in at less than $6 per person, says t... Read More

More than $50k raised at 2015 Festival of Hope

Organizers say that more than $50,000 was raised at the Festival of Hope events that took place a week-and-a-half ago in Mitchell. Board member Sally Mitchell says the funds came from the auction, booths, and other entities set up at the Fairgroun... Read More

Major League Baseball Scores

INTERLEAGUE Tuesday's Games Pittsburgh 5 Detroit 4, 14 Innings Minnesota 8 Cincinnati 5 Chi White Sox 2 St. Louis 1, 11 Innings Colorado 2 Oakland 1 Seattle 5 San Diego 0 Wednesday's Games= Minnesota (May 4-6) at Cincinnati (Cueto 4-5), 12:... 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