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Today on News: Man charged in the death of a 7-month-old Kimball girl takes plea deal- faces up to 40 years at July sentencing Nebraska Attorney General's Office files official miscond... Read More

Humanities Nebraska Awards $200,000 in CARES Act Grants to 31 organizations

Humanities Nebraska (HN) has awarded $204,418 in CARES Act dollars to 31 Nebraska non-profit organizations that focus on the humanities. Locally, the Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering and the Friends of the Midwest Theater each received a $10,... Read More

United Way Announces Second Round Recipients of Community Compassion Fund Grants

United Way of Western Nebraska has awarded over $9,500 during the second round of funding from United Way’s COVID-19 Community Compassion Fund to four non-profit organizations that applied for funding.  More than $20,000 has been distributed t... Read More

Renewable Fuels Month spotlights benefits of homegrown fuel options

May is typically the kick-off to the summer driving season and has historically been a time Nebraska’s renewable fuels industries have come together to highlight the importance of clean-burning biofuel options. However, due to COVID-19 concerns, Re... Read More

Monument Valley Pathway Project Construction to Begin in July

After nearly a decade of planning and preparation, construction on the Monument Valley Pathway North project is now set to begin next month. The Scottsbluff City Council Monday evening approved a resolution naming Paul Reed Construction as the con... Read More

WNCC athletics producing virtual video workout series for community

Halfway into Western Nebraska Community College athletic department’s new virtual video workout series, WNCC Workout Wednesdays, things are going well. WNCC assistant men’s basketball coach Billy Engel, who is organizing the weekly workouts al... Read More

McCook Native Up For National Award

It was announced this week  that McCook native Noah Hoffman from the OUAZ men's golf team has been named a finalist for the 2020 Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award presented by The award is presented annually to the nation'... Read More

(Audio) Two Wahoo natives launch 'Visit 531 Nebraska' during quarantine

Two Wahoo, Nebraska, natives recently began a quest to visit all 531 communities across the state. Austin Schneider and Seth Varner, both sophomores at UNO, started "Visit531Nebraska" on Facebook to document their traveling journey. Varner said... Read More

Dawes Co. Sheriff Charged with Official Misconduct

The Nebraska Attorney General's office has filed a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct against the Dawes County Sheriff. According to the complaint filed last month by the Chief Deputy Nebraska Attorney General, Sheriff Karl Dailey refused t... Read More

Kimball Man Takes Plea Deal in 2019 Infant Death

A 24-year-old Kimball man could be facing a maximum of 40 years in prison after pleading no contest to two charges following the death of a seven-month-old girl. Last month in Kimball County District Court, Alexander Romero pleaded no contest to a... Read More

Total Panhandle COVID-19 Cases Rise to 141

Five new positive COVID-19 test results have brought the Panhandle total of cases since early March to 141. One Garden County female in her 40s and four Scotts Bluff County residents over 80, one male and three females, were all close contacts of ... Read More