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COVID-19 Death in Buffalo County

HOLDREGE, Neb. (TRPHD) – It is with deep sadness that Two Rivers Public Health Department is announcing the death of one of our fellow Nebraskans, a man in his 90s.  The death is related to COVID-19. “We send our condolences to the family of this individual,” said Jeremy Eschliman, Health Director. “As our community holds…read more »

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Two Rivers Public Health adds its district to Directed Health Measures; impacts Buffalo and six other counties

HOLDREGE, Neb. (TRPHD) – A community-transmitted case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was identified in Buffalo County. Community transmission is when people have COVID-19 but public health officials are unable to identify how or where they became infected. In coordination with the office of Governor Pete Ricketts, Two Rivers Public Health Department will be enacting Directed…read more »

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Hy-Vee Reserves One Hour of Aisles Online Shopping Each Day for Those Considered High Risk

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that it will be reserving one hour of Hy-Vee Aisles Online shopping time slots each day for customers who are considered “high-risk.” Aisles Online is Hy-Vee’s grocery ordering service available at or via the Hy-Vee Aisles Online mobile app. Starting this Thursday, the reserved Aisles Online…read more »


UNK May commencement combined with July exercises

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the UNK Communications Department: The University of Nebraska at Kearney announced today that a combined commencement for both spring and summer 2020 graduates will occur at UNK Health and Sports Center on July 31. With a scheduled May 8 commencement for spring graduates and uncertainty over allowed crowd…read more »

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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 »

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Warrant issued for woman accused of stealing from employer

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) – Authorities have been looking for a 44-year-old woman suspected of embezzling more than $137,000 from her Grand Island employer. Hall County Court records say Rhonda Rowe is charged with felony theft. She’s accused of stealing from Grand Kubota while working there from August 2018 into this past January. The court…read more »


Man sentenced to prison in slaying near university campus

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A 22-year-old Lincoln man has been sentenced to 64 to 70 years in prison for shooting to death a Lincoln resident near the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus. Michael Dewey was sentenced Monday in connection with the shooting. Police say Dewey killed Desmond Fowler on May 16. Court documents say Dewey…read more »


Inmate punches 2 staffers in another assault at state prison

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) – An inmate has punched two staff members at the state prison in southeast Nebraska – the second assault on staffers there in less than 10 days. The prisons department says in a news release that the inmate erupted Saturday at the Tecumseh prison after refusing orders to stop violating housing unit…read more »