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Gov. Ricketts Proclaims “FFA Week” in Nebraska

Governor Pete Ricketts hosted members of the Nebraska FFA Association Monday morning for a proclamation signing ceremony declaring “FFA Week” in Nebraska.  FFA started in 1928.  Its mission is to “make a positive difference in the lives of st... Read More

Gering Teen Facing Adult Charges for October 2019 Shooting Incident

A 17 year old from Gering has been arrested on three firearms-related felony charges and one count of attempted kidnapping stemming from a 2019 investigation. Details leading up to the arrest have been sealed by the court due to an on-going invest... Read More

VIDEO: Ricketts proclaims “FFA Week” in Nebraska

On Monday, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts hosted FFA members for a proclamation signing ceremony declaring “FFA Week” in Nebraska. Founded in 1928, the FFA, or Future Farmers of America, works to make a positive difference in the lives ... Read More

Dawes County Authorities Investigating Death After Body Found in Pasture

Authorities in Dawes County are investigating the death of a 21-year-old Alliance man after his body was found in a pasture north of town. County Coroner Vance Haug says Dawes County Deputies were contacted Saturday morning about a welfare check f... Read More

Early Registration Period Opens for Area Children Entering 2020-2021 Kindergarten, Pre-K

Parents of young children have the opportunity to get their kids registered for Preschool and Kindergarten this week in Scottsbluff and Gering. Both school districts holding early registration starting Monday for kids to begin attending classes du... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Calls on U.S. Automakers to Design Cars to Run on Higher Ethanol Blends

Recently, Governor Pete Ricketts sent a letter to American automakers Fiat Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors, urging them to increase production of passenger vehicles designed to run on higher ethanol blends, such as E20, E30, E40, and E85. “If... Read More

UNMC conducting study of brain, cognitive development in children

Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center are looking for healthy children to participate in a non-invasive brain imaging research study of brain and cognitive development. The study goal is to identify healthy changes in the brain... Read More

Nebraska State Conservationist Receives National Honor

Craig Derickson, state conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Nebraska was named “Outstanding State Conservationist” by the National Association of State Conservation Agencies (NASCA).  Mike Brown, executive dire... Read More

Scotts Bluff County Spelling Bee To Be Held Feb. 29th

The 2020 Scotts Bluff County Spelling Bee will be Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Bluffs Middle School. The Star-Herald and Gering Courier are the sponsors of the Scotts Bluff County Spelling Bee. Registration of contestants will be from 8:30am-... Read More

NEST 529 Cultivate Dreams for the Academic Future with Farm-Themed Photo Drawing

Nebraska State Treasurer John Murante and First National Bank of Omaha today announced the sixth annual NEST on the Farm Fun Photo $1,000 Drawing. Launched today at the 2020 Nebraska Women in Agriculture Conference, the Drawing will be open to submis... Read More

Platte Valley Companies Fitness & Training Center Dedicated at Gering High School

Platte Valley Companies staff and their families were on hand at the Scottsbluff at Gering boys basketball game to celebrate the formal naming dedication of the Platte Valley Companies Fitness & Training Center. The Gering Schools Foundation h... Read More

34th Annual Mid-Winter Conference Hosted By ESU 13

This past week, Educational Service Unit #13 hosted its 34th annual Mid-Winter Conference. In 1965, Units were established “In order to provide supplementary educational services to local school districts.” (LB No. 301) ESU 13's mission is to ... Read More News: February 21, 2020

Today on News:  The Scottsbluff LB840 Application Review Committee hears proposal from Crossroads Coop for funding to help with their $11 million expansion project First numbers are solid for Roma Italian Restaurant at Western Nebras... Read More

Shaddick Selected to Take Over Top Administrative Post at Scottsbluff High

A 14-year veteran of Scottsbluff Public Schools has been named to take over as Principal of Scottsbluff High School. Justin Shaddick, the Assistant Principal at the high school over the past decade, has been named to take over the post being vacat... Read More