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North Platte man sentenced after stealing from mother

North Platte man sentenced after stealing from mother

GENEVA, Neb. (PRESS RELEASE) – Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson announced today that a North Platte man was sentenced to the Nebraska Department of Corrections after pleading no contest to stealing more than $10,000 from his mother. Billy Phillips, 50, was sentenced to 18 months after appearing before Judge Vicki Johnson in Fillmore County District…

UNK removing four buildings, including Otto Olsen, Conrad Hall

UNK removing four buildings, including Otto Olsen, Conrad Hall

Photos by Erika Pritchard, UNK Communications by Tyler Ellyson, editor, UNK News KEARNEY, Neb. (UNK) – The University of Nebraska at Kearney campus will look a little different when the 2021-22 school year begins. UNK is removing four vacant buildings this spring and summer as part of its campus master plan. The project, contracted to…

Gov. Ricketts: Nebraska Declines Federal Request to House Migrant Children

Gov. Ricketts: Nebraska Declines Federal Request to House Migrant Children

LINCOLN, Neb. (Press Release) – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following a request to Nebraska from the Biden-Harris Administration to house displaced migrant children. “President Biden has created an immigration crisis on our border with thousands of unaccompanied migrant children coming to our country without their parents or family,” said Governor Ricketts. “Right…

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KGFW Sports – Frost Speaks, KHS Adds Anderson and High School Update

KGFW Sports – Frost Speaks, KHS Adds Anderson and High School Update

Husker head coach Scott Frost and several players met the media yesterday, as the Huskers began their third week of spring ball. Frost said the team scrimmaged Friday, running between 120 and 130 plays. Frost said the quarterbacks played well Friday. He added that he’s been impressed by the true freshman from Kearney Catholic, Heinrich…

Huskers Travel to Omaha, Bowling Champs and High School Update

Huskers Travel to Omaha, Bowling Champs and High School Update

The Nebraska volleyball team will travel to Omaha today, as they begin their final preparations for the NCAA Tournament. The Huskers are the tourney’s 5th overall seed and will take on the Texas State-Utah Valley winner Thursday afternoon at 2:30. The NCAA Final is set for Saturday, April 24th at 8:00. The Nebraska baseball team…

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College softball player makes history pitching 21-strikeout perfect game

College softball player makes history pitching 21-strikeout perfect game

ABC(NEW YORK) — One college softball player recently proved that she is truly in a league of her own. Hope Trautwein, a senior at the University of North Texas, became the first player in NCAA Division 1 softball history to throw a perfect seven-inning game, with 21 strikeouts in a row. “It’s so cool to…

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Commentary. I love unique team mascot names. New Berlin Pretzels, Cobden Appleknockers, Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms, Columbia Kewpies and Frankfort Hot Dogs, to name a few.  I grew up in a small county with two high schools just shy of thirteen miles from one another. Our high school sports teams were competitors at the time, but…

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Comic Bert Kreischer, Mark Hamill board the autobiographical gangster comedy ‘The Machine’

Comic Bert Kreischer, Mark Hamill board the autobiographical gangster comedy ‘The Machine’

FilmMagic/FilmMagicSuccessful stand-up comedian Bert Kreischer — whose crazy seven years of college at Florida State University inspired the 2002 comedy National Lampoon’s Van Wilder — has just mined his foggy formative years for another big-screen project.  The Machine will have Mark Hamill playing his father, who gets kidnapped by Russian gangsters after Kreischer’s character gets accidentally mixed up with…