Author Archives: News Release

Christmas Tree Drop-off Sites

Christmas Tree Drop-off Sites

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is a release from the city of Kearney in regards to Christmas tree drop-off sites. The City of Kearney will again offer four Christmas tree drop-off sites. The sites will be open from December 15, 2018 thru January 15, 2019 for the disposal of live Christmas trees. Tree stands, as…Read more »

Gov. Ricketts Applauds Next Steps on WOTUS Repeal

Gov. Ricketts Applauds Next Steps on WOTUS Repeal

LINCOLN, Neb. – Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) applauded an announcement by Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler that the Trump Administration has proposed a replacement for the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. “Thank you President Trump and Acting Administrator Wheeler for your continued commitment to repealing…Read more »

Two Nominees Forwarded for District Court Judge Vacancy in the Ninth Judicial District

Two Nominees Forwarded for District Court Judge Vacancy in the Ninth Judicial District

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a release from the office of Governor Pete Ricketts in regards to the District Court Judge vacancy in the ninth judicial district. The Judicial Nominating Commission for the District Court, Ninth Judicial District (Buffalo and Hall counties) provided the following two names for the Governor’s consideration: Andrew C. Butler,…Read more »

56th Street Lane Closure between 17th Avenue and 18th Avenue

56th Street Lane Closure between 17th Avenue and 18th Avenue

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is a press release from the city of Kearney in regards to lane closure on 56th Street. The City of Kearney Utilities Department in conjunction with Midlands Contracting announce that the west bound lanes of 56th Street between 17th Avenue and 18th Avenue will be reduced to one lane of…Read more »

Sasse Statement on New Water Rule

Sasse Statement on New Water Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ben Sasse released the following statement after the EPA proposed new rules to replace the unconstitutional 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Senator Sasse will submit Nebraskans’ comments to the EPA during the rulemaking comment period. “This is good news. The Obama-era WOTUS rule was textbook Washington hogwash: unelected…Read more »

Kristensen begins national search for UNK athletic director

Kristensen begins national search for UNK athletic director

KEARNEY, Neb. – University of Nebraska at Kearney Chancellor Doug Kristensen today announced the beginning of a nationwide search for the position of Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. The position description will be posted and applicants will apply at https://unk.peopleadmin.com/postings/search beginning immediately. Kristensen appointed an advisory committee to assist him with the search, which includes representatives from…Read more »

Lincoln nature center arranging trips to view birds

Lincoln nature center arranging trips to view birds

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The Pioneers Park Nature Center ins Lincoln is arranging trips next year for people to view birds: sandhill cranes, greater prairie chickens and sharp-tailed grouse. The first trips are scheduled for March 8 and March 9. Travelers will leave from Antelope Park in Lincoln at noon and return the same night…Read more »

Thefts From Motor Vehicles

Thefts From Motor Vehicles

KEARNEY, Neb. – Since November 1, 2018 the City of Kearney has seen a spike in theft’s from motor vehicles. There have been 37 reported thefts in this time frame. Most of the vehicles were unlocked and spare change was taken. Although we have received reports from all over the city, the majority of these…Read more »

Tennessee Man Sentenced for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Tennessee Man Sentenced for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

ARAPAHOE, Neb. – United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Michael Wayne Parsons, age 57, formerly of Arlington, Tennessee, was sentenced today to 84 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release following his conviction by a United States District Court jury of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Mr. Parsons is…Read more »