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Governor Ricketts Cuts Ribbon on New Home in Holdrege Constructed with Rural Workforce Housing Funds

Governor Ricketts Cuts Ribbon on New Home in Holdrege Constructed with Rural Workforce Housing Funds

HOLDREGE, Neb. – Governor Pete Ricketts attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of a new home in Holdrege constructed, in part, through a grant from the Rural Workforce Housing Fund (RWHF). The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) administers the RWHF, which supports rural communities in their efforts to build affordable housing for working…Read more »

Nebraska Panhandle officials: Prairie dogs a growing problem

Nebraska Panhandle officials: Prairie dogs a growing problem

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) – Officials in Nebraska’s southern panhandle are asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture for help and are exploring other options to control what they say is an encroaching prairie dog problem in the region. The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports that Cheyenne County Board commissioners say the animals are threatening to overrun the towns…Read more »

Go Big GIVE Goal Breaking Year Raising $1,007,671

Go Big GIVE Goal Breaking Year Raising $1,007,671

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – The following is from the Heartland United Way: “The Heartland United Way and Greater Grand Island Community Foundation hosted the 7th annual Go Big GIVE event on Tuesday, July 7th breaking their one million dollar goal by raising over $1,007,671 with 5025 donations for 137 local nonprofits in Hall, Hamilton, Howard…Read more »

Troopers arrest 16 impaired drivers during 4th of July weekend

Troopers arrest 16 impaired drivers during 4th of July weekend

LINCOLN, Neb. (NSP) – Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) removed 16 impaired drivers from the road during the weekend surrounding Independence Day. During the enforcement effort, which ran from Friday, July 3, through Sunday, July 5, troopers performed high visibility patrols throughout Nebraska. The effort was in cooperation with several local law enforcement…Read more »

Nebraska brings back job search requirements for unemployed

Nebraska brings back job search requirements for unemployed

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Nebraskans who lost their jobs will once again have to actively look for new employment to maintain their benefits. State officials say they plan to resume Gov. Pete Ricketts’ reemployment program starting July 12. Ricketts suspended the requirements on March 15 as the coronavirus pandemic forced businesses to close and lay…Read more »

Body found in southeast Nebraska believed to be missing man

Body found in southeast Nebraska believed to be missing man

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) – Authorities say a body that was found in southeast Nebraska is believed to be a man who went missing two weeks ago. The Lincoln Journal-Star reports that Johnson County Attorney Rick Smith said that further testing would be done to confirm that the remains found Monday in a vehicle parked in…Read more »

Corps decreasing water flowing into lower Missouri River

Corps decreasing water flowing into lower Missouri River

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The amount of water being released into the Missouri River from a dam on the Nebraska-South Dakota border is being decreased because less water is expected to flow into the river this year. That means the risk of a repeat of last year’s massive flooding along the river has been reduced.…Read more »

Heat will stay stuck on extra high for July in most of US

Heat will stay stuck on extra high for July in most of US

UNITED STATES (AP) – The United States is baking through an extra hot week and it’s only going to get hotter. Meteorologists say temperatures will be stuck with above normal temperatures through July, if not longer. This heat may not be record-breaking but it is unusually persistent and widespread in the nation. Relief is hard to…Read more »

Egg processor to pay $827,500 fine, make $2M in upgrades

Egg processor to pay $827,500 fine, make $2M in upgrades

DAVID CITY, Neb. (AP) – A Nebraska egg processing company has agreed to invest $2 million in upgrades to its facility to limit pollution and pay an $827,500 fine as part of a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency and the state. The EPA said that Henningsen Foods has installed equipment at its facility near…Read more »

“Building for Tomorrow” Applications Now Online

“Building for Tomorrow” Applications Now Online

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Kearney Area Community Foundation (KACF) “Building for Tomorrow” (BFT) fund is transitioning from paper grant applications to an online system called Kaleidoscope. This new software was purchased thanks to donations made through the Foundation’s Edison Society campaign. Before Kaleidoscope, hardcopy grant applications were dropped off at the Foundation office. Now, the…Read more »