Author Archives: Andrew Mihm

COVID-19 Update 4/2/20 Spring sports effectively canceled

COVID-19 Update 4/2/20 Spring sports effectively canceled

LINCOLN, Neb. (KGFW) – Directed Health Measures have now been extended to 56 of Nebraska’s 93 counties. Gov. Ricketts also yesterday effectively cancelled the Spring sports season by prohibiting students from being inside schools and participating in extracurriculars statewide. An expanded DHM has been issued for the Two Rivers Public Health Department area that includes…Read more »

COVID-19 Update 4/1/20

COVID-19 Update 4/1/20

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – 41 counties are in a directed health measure – closing restaurant and bar dining areas, churches and schools. Police can also now enforce the 10 person gathering limit. Adams, Clay, Buffalo, Dawson, Franklin, Gosper, Harlan, Kearney, Phelps, Nuckolls and Webster Counties were added to the list yesterday after community-spread cases were…Read more »

COVID-19 Update 3/31/20

COVID-19 Update 3/31/20

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – The Nebraska National Guard is providing tents to help with COVID-19 testing in Kearney. NTV News reports tents are being added at Family Practice and Buffalo County Emergency Management has requested tents for Kearney Regional Medical Center. Gov. Pete Ricketts has added 12 panhandle counties to his DHM shutting down dining…Read more »

COVID-19 Update 03/30/20

COVID-19 Update 03/30/20

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – A Directed Health Measure was issued for Hall, Hamilton, Merrick, Polk, Seward, York and Butler counties over the weekend in response to the COVID-19 death of a Hall County woman in her 60s with underlying health conditions. The DMH enforces limits on public gatherings, closes restaurant and bar dining rooms and…Read more »

COVID-19 Update 3/27/20

COVID-19 Update 3/27/20

LINCOLN, Neb. (KGFW) – Gov. Pete Ricketts says Nebraska’s May 12 Primary election will go on as planned. Those wanting to avoid the polls can vote early and by mail. Applications to do so are being sent out and must be returned by May 1, all Nebraska voters are eligible. The Kearney Hub reports Buffalo…Read more »

COVID-19 Update 03/25/20

COVID-19 Update 03/25/20

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – As Nebraska hospitals work to make space as expanded testing continues to identify additional COVID-19 cases – negative tests continue to outpace those that come back positive. There are now 61 cases of COVID-19 in the State, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. More than 1,300 have…Read more »

COVID-19 Update 3/24/20

COVID-19 Update 3/24/20

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – The tax filing deadline has been extended to July 15 but Governor Ricketts is asking those able to still file by April 15 as he will be. Kearney Public Schools is not cancelling school. The Board voted last night to give the Superintendent limited authoritity allowing the development of remote learning.…Read more »

KPS is closing buildings, not canceling school

KPS is closing buildings, not canceling school

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – The Kearney Public School Board of Education held an emergency meeting Monday to officially declare a state of emergency amid the COVID-19 crisis. The Board voted to cede limited authority to Superintendent Dr. Kent Edwards to close the buildings and move forward with a plan to educate students remotely. Board member Alex…Read more »

COVID-19 Update 3/20/20

COVID-19 Update 3/20/20

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – Another Nebraska school district has cancelled in-person classes for the rest of the year. North Platte Public Schools made the announcement yesterday. Remote learning will begin the week of March 30. Live horse racing will continue at Fonner Park but you won’t be able to watch it in person. Officials says…Read more »