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Officials at Mary Lanning Healthcare broke ground this morning on phase two of an expansion project at the Morrison Cancer Center. The $2 million project will expand the center north and will include seven private treatment rooms for chemotherapy treatments and will give more space to the pharmacy department. Mark Callahan, COO says the a...
University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds will tour the state this week to speak with citizens about the university's opportunities in the years ahead. Bounds will make stops in Ogallala, Alliance and Bayard today then continue to tour the panhandle over the next couple days. He will cap his trip by delivering the commencement speeches...
The Shelton school board will interview interim superintendent candidates this week to replace a man accused of attacking his wife. Brian Redinger faces felony charges of assault and terroristic threats. Board members have hired an Omaha recruiting firm to identify potential candidates. The Board will consider a 1-year contract a...
A daytime burglary in Adams county yesterday ended with shots being fired. According to reports four men were attempting to break into a home on Osage Street in Juniata when the homeowner arrived home and interrupted their plans. The homeowner responded to this sight by firing off two shots. The suspects then fled, and according to witness acc...
The Grand island Public library announced yesterday that they are beginning a new partnership with driving-test.org. This will provide patrons of the library to take advantage of free DMV practice tests. The tests are based on DMV state materials and is the only site of its kind that includes tools that let users have questions read aloud, conver...
Cabelas, the Sydney based outdoor outfitter, has reached a settlement in a complaint from federal regulators at the Securities and Exchange Commission that investors were mislead about the company's 2012 profitability ratios. Cabelas has agreed to pay $1 million dollars in the settlement, and according to the Omaha World Herald, Cabelas chief fina...
In good news for several Nebraska airports, Congressman Adrian Smith has led the charge in congress to help rural airports from losing federal funding, even though their boarding numbers have gone down. Smith said that the regulations that have been imposed has hurt the boarding numbers at many of these airports, and hopes to pursue longer term so...
As we proceed through this time of year here in Central Nebraska, we usually see our last freeze. According to the national Weather Service here in Hastings, our area usually experiences the last freeze between April 25th and May 5th. However the last freeze can come at various times. In 2012 the area saw the earliest last freeze/frost on record...
It was a big day for giving yesterday in Hastings. The 24 Hour give Hastings Day put on by the Hastings community foundation raised $348,190.98, from a total of 2,418 donors. The unique fundraiser aimed at supporting local non-profit organizations, saw Hastings Catholic Schools come in on I money raised, seeing an average donation of $924, bring...
The Kearney City Council met earlier this week. The biggest topic of discussion was food trucks. Currently food trucks must have a license and permission to park on private property. If food trucks are added to the special event's permit, they would be allowed to park on streets and public lots. The Kearney Police Department and Parks and ...
Three candidates have been announced to be running to replace Sen. Mike Gloor in the District 35 seat in the state legislature, which represents the Grand Island area. May 10th is the date that is set for the non-partisan primary, with the top to candidates advancing to the November general election. The candidates are Gregg Neuhaus, Dan Quick an...
Everyone knows that when you graduate you get a class... Belt buckle, right? Well thats what the Aggie graduates from Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis will be sporting. These graduates are each awarded a western belt buckle engraved with their name, year, and major. "The buckles are absolutely gorgeous" said Haley Rog...
Two people were hospitalized this afternoon in southern Hall County after their vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a tree. It happened in the southbound lanes of Hwy 281 near Rosedale Road. Both occupants were transported to Mary Lanning Healthcare for unknown injuries. Their names were not released. An official with the Hall County...
Mary Lanning Healthcare has announced they will unveil the second phase of a construction project at the Morrison Cancer Center next week. The first phase added a new CT scanner and a vault for a state-of-the-art linear accelerator for radiation treatments. That project was completed in February. The new project includes a 6,500...
A Hastings man will stand trial in two separate cases this year. The Grand Island Independent reports that Timothy Arce entered a not guilty plea in Hall County court yesterday to felony drug charges. He's accused of possessing methamphetamine with intent to deliver. A jury trial has been scheduled for June 6 in that case. Arce al...
It was a stormy night for some in portions of south-central Nebraska last night. The hardest hit area was around Deshler, where flooding was the biggest problem. Thayer County Emergency Manager Bill McPherson says a local nursing home had to be evacuated last night. "Water was getting up toward the floor level, but I don't think ...
The deadly fire that destroyed a Grand Island business Sunday night was caused by the manufacturing of homemade explosives. "The structure is believed to be a total loss. An interagency investigation involving Grand Island Fire Department, Grand Island Police Department, the Nebraska State Fire Marshal, the Nebraska State Patrol, ATF, and...
A Hastings mayoral candidate has blocked the city temporarily from approving a downtown city block project. Butch Hughes informed the city council last night that he has purchased the LLCs that the developer was going to use to proceed with a redevelopment agreement. "I own Hastings Catalysts Housing LLC and I've also reserved th...
The Hastings City Council has tabled an ordinance to repeal part of the city code which defines how certain boards and departments are structured. It comes as the city tries to merge Hastings Utilities with city hall and hire a new utilities manager. But the ordinance also includes changing the library and museum boards to advisory boards...
Governor Pete Ricketts announced Monday that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff in honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset on the day of Scalia's internment....
Hundreds of Kansas City Royals fans from across the region were in Grand Island this morning to be a part of a championship celebration. The World Series trophy tour stopped at the Conestoga Mall this morning from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It was the only stop for the trophy west of Lincoln. Some parents even took their kids out of school to witne...
The blizzard is crippling many businesses throughout the Tri-Cities and South Central Nebraska. Even the US Postal Service, which rarely closes, is not operational today. Mike Jones, postmaster at the Hastings post office says there will be no mail delivery today. There also will be no retail postal service as none of the employ...
Hastings Police are seeking the public's help identifying a man believed to have been involved in a vehicle theft last week. The stolen vehicle has since been found in Doniphan was stolen from a Hastings business. A surveillance photo of the man (at right) is posted to the Hastings Police Department Facebook page. Anyone with inf...
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