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The manager of the Adams County Fairgrounds has announced that she will be retiring Sandy Himmelberg who's career at fairgrounds spans just shy of 28 years announced yesterday that she will be retiring at years end. Himmelberg, who started working for the AG society in 1986 has been manager of the Adams County fairgrounds for the past 19 y...
The committee behind efforts to "grow" Grand Island, met earlier this month. They are expected to begin the implementation phase of their combined efforts. Brad Mellema is the director of the Grand Island County Convention and Vistors Bureau. He says the overall objective is to further enhance business development, making the area more at...
Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney is currently restricting visitation to its young patients to prevent the spread of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) - a virus that can cause mild to severe respiratory illness. While Nebraska has not yet reported EV-D68 cases, surrounding states have seen EV-D68 infections and an increased number of children have been hos...
Results of a recent water systems study were presented to the Minden City Council last night. Olsson Associates of Hastings conducted the study. They determined that the water coming to town is fine and that it would not be cost effective to go anywhere else to look for a different water source. The engineers also recommended to the board ...
The Hall County Sheriff's office was notified yesterday of a burglary in Wood River. According to Chief Deputy Chris Rea, a home was broken into on Guenther Road. The incident occurred Monday afternoon before 4 p.m. Items stolen from the home included a laptop computer and a stereo. No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information is...
The Hastings man arrested for attempted 2nd Degree murder after firing his gun at a car over the weekend has been arraigned. 24 year-old Christopher Dimond was formally charged in Adams County Court yesterday. Dimond faces four felony charges including unlawful discharge of a firearm, two counts of terroristic threats and use of a firearm to commit...
The defense will begin presenting its case today in the murder trial of 24 year-old Andrew Casterline. Casterline is accused of helping his mother Shelly Casterline kill Virginia Barone in Guide Rock last October. Dr. Erin Linde was called to the stand Monday to give detailed accounts of Barone's autopsy. She determined Barone's manner of death a h...
A state energy board gave conditional approval Friday to a $140 million wind farm to be built south of Blue Hill. The project, known as the Cottonwood Wind Project would house 52 turbines and a capacity to generate 89.5 megawatts of power. It would also produce about $800,000 a year in lease payments and about $864,000 a year in local taxe...
A new building for the Adams County Fairgrounds is currently in the works. The $2.5 million project would replace the four open air barns and the small animal barn located across the road from the activities building. Fairgrounds manager Sandy Himmelberg says the hope is to bring new activities into Hastings. The proposed buildin...
The Nebraska Roads Department says three video cameras will be added to its system along Interstate 80 near York and Grand Island. The Department says they will be installed starting the week of Sept. 29. The project is expected to be completed in November. The cameras will be placed upstream from existing Dynamic Message System Boards that sit wes...
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