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Former Husker coach Dr. Tom Osborne will speak in Hastings next week. Osborne will be on hand at Mary Lanning Healthcare Monday in support of the Teammates mentoring program, an organization he co-founded with his wife Nancy in 1991. Osborne will speak about the importance mentoring can play on middle and high school students. T...
State officials have rejected Hall County's effort to raise its daily fee for housing state prisoners. County corrections director Fred Ruiz told the county Board of Supervisors this week that he'd sought $93 a day, an increase of $5 from the current $88 a day. And he sought a guarantee of 90 state inmates a day. The state reje...
A Buffalo County soldier has received a prestigious honor for his service in the war in Afghanistan. U.S. Marine Corporal Colin Colindres of Shelton was recently awarded a Purple Heart for wounds suffered while serving in Afghanistan in January 2011, when his company came under sniper fire while helping local residents build a road. ...
A Hastings couple has been selected to chair the United Way of South Central Nebraska's 2015-16 fundraising campaign. Jeff and Abby Schneider will chair the campaign this year. Jeff is Director of Finance at Hastings Public Schools and Abby is a Paraeducator at Alcott Elementary. Jeff is also past president of Hastings Sunrise Rotary and t...
The Hall County Board of Supervisors has voted to hire a Lincoln law firm to lead an investigation into the Hall County Jail. The board voted Tuesday after a short meeting with the county's attorney, Jack Zitterkopf. He declined to specify what led to the investigation of the jail. Corrections Director Fred Ruiz said that there ...
A Hastings church was recently vandalized and now they are seeking the public's help to assist with cleanup efforts. Hastings Police were called to the First Baptist Church on June 21, after someone reported graffiti spray painted on several walls inside the church. The suspects spray painted many of the rooms in the basement of the churc...
A preliminary hearing has been set for a Grand Island man accused of stabbing a teenager in an Aurora park. 18-year-old Brayden Milhon was arraigned yesterday. He faces charges of second-degree assault, use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony and terroristic threats. Court documents state that the alleged incident occurred on June 15. ...
The Hastings Parks and Recreation Department says the Hastings AquaCourt will be open limited hours this Saturday for the 4th of July. It will be open from Noon until 4 p.m. so that employees can enjoy the festivities at Brickyard Park which begin at 5:30 p.m. The parks department says admission to the AquaCourt will be half off on Saturday due to ...
The South Heartland District Health Department is reporting that mosquitoes recently trapped in Webster County have tested positive for West Nile Virus. It's the first positive pool to be collected in Nebraska this year. Mosquitoes were collected on June 16 and tested positive on June 25. Symptoms of the disease can vary but can include f...
Senator Deb Fischer was in Omaha Monday along with FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai discussing the need to make broadband internet policy a priority. Fischer stressed the need to have an open internet continually available in rural parts of Nebraska. "If we can have broadband connection all across the state, we'll see Nebraska grow. That...
The Adams County Sheriff's Department says they've located a Hastings man who was reported missing from his home near Juniata Monday. 85-year old Floyd Hanson was located this morning in Ravenna. He apparently drove to Ravenna in his farm pickup. According to Deputy Byron Morrow with the Adams County Sheriff's department Hanson was doing f...
A report investigating the deadly riot at a Nebraska prison last month says too many inmates were outside their cells at the time of the incident. Multiple inmates at Tecumseh State Corrections Institution had been released simultaneously for medication distribution, which led to a large gathering in the prison courtyard. According to the...
Three men and one woman remain hospitalized after being injured during a tractor pull Sunday in Boelus. Mark Bradley, president of the Nebraska Truck and Tractor Pullers Association told KHAS Radio that three of those injured are still in serious condition but he expects them all to make a full recovery. One person was also treated and rel...
A key piece of riverfront property is now being integrated into the Rowe Sanctuary. The National Audubon Society had reportedly been trying to acquire the land for roughly 40 years prior to last summer's purchase. The land filled in a gap in the riverfront land the group maintains. Director Bill Taddicken says the newly acquired...
Grand Island Public Schools officials say all four bids they recently received to build a new elementary school were higher than they hoped. The bids offered last Thursday to build the new Starr Elementary ranged from a low of $17.1 million to a high of $18.8 million. Dan Petsch, director of buildings and grounds, says the results were no...
Five people were injured Sunday during a tractor pull in Boelus. At least two of the victims were critically injured. Howard County Sheriff Tom Busch says a tractor and sled went through the far end of the track, colliding with multiple vehicles, event staff and participants. It happened shortly before 3 p.m. No spectators were in the are...
The Nuckolls County Sheriff's Office says a 2-year-old girl died Sunday morning after drowning in a family-owned swimming pool in Lawrence. Officers were dispatched to the home at around 10:20 a.m. when the 911 call came in. The girl was transported to Mary Lanning Healthcare, but doctors were unable to save the child. The Nucko...
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