Author Archives: Andrew Mihm

Mid-west business confidence slumps

Mid-west business confidence slumps

OMAHA – A business index covering nine mid-west and plains states, including Nebraska has fallen for the fourth time in five months. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss overseas the survey and says the Mid-America Index “slumped” to 49.3 in August from July’s 52. That snaps 32 straight months above growth neutral. Any score above 50…Read more »

State Fair to incentivize shuttle use with free 2020 tickets

State Fair to incentivize shuttle use with free 2020 tickets

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KGFW) – The Nebraska State Fair has announced expanded off-site parking. Free shuttles will carry fair-goers to and from seven locations. Officials say the grass parking lots at the fairgrounds may become compromised due to all the recent wet weather. As an added incentive to use the shuttles – officials say they’ll give away free…Read more »

Huskers offense thinks they’ll put up 50, 60 points every game

Huskers offense thinks they’ll put up 50, 60 points every game

LINCOLN, Neb. – Confidence continues to grow through Fall practice. Husker tight end Jack Stoll told reporters yesterday that they’re confident the offense will put up “50, 60 points every game” saying they’re taking the practice field with “confidence and swagger.” The Huskers continue Fall practice this morning. No media availability is scheduled. However, Head…Read more »

UPDATE: KPD issues statement in ‘swatting’ hoax

UPDATE: KPD issues statement in ‘swatting’ hoax

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – UPDATE: The Kearney Police Department has issued a news release regarding the false emergency call Sunday evening. “At approximately 5:00 p.m. on Sunday August 18, 2019, a male subject contacted the Buffalo County Communications Center by telephone, reporting he had shot his wife and intended to shoot responding police. The caller provided…Read more »

Saturday fun: BBQ on the Bricks, Ne Firefighters Museum Anniversary

Saturday fun: BBQ on the Bricks, Ne Firefighters Museum Anniversary

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – You might find yourself unexplainably hungry while traversing downtown Kearney Saturday. Barbecue on the Bricks is back. Competition is scheduled all day Saturday. Judging is at 5pm. You can purchase a meal shortly after at the Eagles Club. Proceeds will benefit the World Theater. While you’re out and about Saturday be sure to…Read more »

KPS Board gets preliminary look at budget request

KPS Board gets preliminary look at budget request

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – The Kearney Public Schools Board received the district’s preliminary budget request at last night’s meeting. At just under $79.5 million, there’s a 2.43% increase in the General Fund with an overall budget decrease of 1.44%. KPS is expecting its first increase in State Aid in 6 years, up 2.81%. However, the nearly…Read more »

High speed chase ends near Odessa, two arrested

High speed chase ends near Odessa, two arrested

ODESSA, Neb. (KGFW) – State Troopers arrested a man and woman following a high speed chase on Interstate 80. Nebraska State Patrol received a report Monday morning of an eastbound Mustang speeding near North Platte. The pursuit began about 3 am when the car flew by a parked trooper and accelerated. Speeds reached 158mph. The vehicle…Read more »

Hastings, Fremont, alive at Legion Regional; Huskers unbeaten in Italy; Husker football stronger

Hastings, Fremont, alive at Legion Regional; Huskers unbeaten in Italy; Husker football stronger

HASTINGS – Hastings Five Points defeated Emporia, Kansas 7-6 yesterday at the Mid-South American Legion Baseball Tournament at Duncan Field in Hastings. Hastings will face Coweta, Oklahoma this morning at 9:30 a.m. Coweta lost to Fremont 7-4 yesterday. Fremont, which remains alive in the winner’s bracket, will take on Festus, Missouri this evening at 7…Read more »