Author Archives: Andrew Mihm

Give Where You Live Kearney tops $1M

Give Where You Live Kearney tops $1M

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – Give Where You Live – Kearney Area – the 24-hour giving day hosted by the Kearney Area Community Foundation was held yesterday. According to preliminary numbers, a record breaking $1,041,027 was raised from 5,321 donations – topping last year’s total by nearly $200,000. The Central Nebraska Veterans Memorial tops the leaderboard…Read more »

KPD: Two shootings believed linked, arrests made

KPD: Two shootings believed linked, arrests made

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – Three teenagers have been arrested in two recent shootings that Kearney Police believe are related. A 16-year-old male and a 14-year-old male have been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting November 18. A 21-year-old Kearney man was shot in the 1600 block of West 39th Street, sustaining a gunshot wound to his arm. He was treated and…Read more »

$1M donated for nursing programs at Kearney center

$1M donated for nursing programs at Kearney center

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) – Central Community College has received an anonymous donation of $1 million for its nursing programs in Kearney. The $1 million gift will be allocated over five years and will pay for a full-time certified nursing assistant instructor and provide financial assistance for students at the college’s Kearney Center. The donation also…Read more »

Latest Sears shutters includes Grand Island store

Latest Sears shutters includes Grand Island store

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – After announcing last month that it would close down 142 of its stores, Sears has now put another 40 locations on the chopping block. Closure of another 29 Sears locations and 11 Kmart stores were announced on Thursday, as Sears desperately tries to cut costs and remain in operation until the retail…Read more »

Kearney County Jail escapee recaptured

Kearney County Jail escapee recaptured

MINDEN, Neb (KGFW) – Kearney County authorities say a man who escaped from jail in Minden has been recaptured. According to the Kearney County Sheriffs Department, 27-year-old David Gamso fled during booking Thursday, November 8, and stole a minivan after a short foot pursuit. Gamso had been sentenced to jail earlier that day for driving offenses.  A tip that Gamso had been…Read more »

Buffalo County vote: KPS Board, Kearney City Council, LD38, Sales taxes

Buffalo County vote: KPS Board, Kearney City Council, LD38, Sales taxes

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – Kearney voters have selected a new city councilwoman and two Kearney Public Schools Board members. Incumbent Kearney City Councilman Randy Buschkoetter won another term. He’ll be joined on the Council by newcomer Tami James Moore. KPS Board President Alex Straatmann decidedly won reelection in a field of five candidates. He’ll be…Read more »

GIPS students injured in bus-car crash

GIPS students injured in bus-car crash

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – A bus carrying Grand Island middle school students was involved in a crash last night sending multiple passengers to the hospital. The accident occurred about 7:30pm near 56th Street and Avenue E in Kearney. A messeage posted on the Grand Island Public Schools Facebook page read, “Tonight the Walnut 8th grade girls…Read more »

Gallery: Ricketts, Smith, Fortenberry, Sasse, Kearney stop

Gallery: Ricketts, Smith, Fortenberry, Sasse, Kearney stop

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – Making a push toward Tuesday’s midterm elections, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, Third District Congressman Adrian Smith, and First District Congressman Jeff Fortenberry made a campaign stop Friday afternoon in Kearney, urging attendees to vote “red.” The three republican incumbents were introduced by Nebraska’s junior Senator Ben Sasse and hosted by Kearney’s State Senator John…Read more »

Meet the Candidates: Kearney Public Schools Board

Meet the Candidates: Kearney Public Schools Board

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – Election Day is quickly approaching. Polls will be open from 8am to 8pm CST on Tuesday, November 6. KGFW’s “Talk of the Town” candidate series has featured candidates across numerous races, including the Kearney Public Schools Board of Education. The KPS Board will experience a major change with at least three and…Read more »

Meet the Candidates: Kearney City Council

Meet the Candidates: Kearney City Council

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – Election Day, Tuesday, November 6 is quickly approaching. Polls will be open from 8am to 8pm cst. KGFW’s “Talk of the Town” candidate series has featured candidates across numerous races, including the Kearney City Council. This election, voters will decide two Kearney City Council seats, only one of which is held…Read more »