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Imagine raising money all year long for a trip, then paying for it and losing all your hard earned money. That's exactly what happened to students and parents at Cedar Hollow and Chapman Schools in Grand Island. The organizer of the trip, Carolyn Lees used Omaha-based Creative Creations to purchase airline ticket vouchers for the 27 eight...
An Axtell man spent much of the past weekend in jail after showing off with his motorcycle in front of a Kearney police officer and then attempting to elude police after they attempted to initiate a traffic stop. According to a Kearney police report, the 44-year-old man was cited for felony flight to avoid arrest Saturday afternoon after ...
The Superintendent of Kearney Public Schools announced today that he has verbally accepted another position and will be leaving the district June 30. Dr. Brian Maher has been tapped as the new superintendent of the Sioux Falls, S.D. school district. "I want to try my professional wares in a larger environment. Kearney has 5,300 students. S...
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday to commemorate the beginning of a new era at a Hastings bank. Heartland Bank will be moving into a new facility directly across from its current structure at year's end. The new building will be roughly 8,900 square feet. Their current facility is less than 3,000 square feet. Heartland Ba...
Authorities have identified the man who died Monday in a fire northeast of Kearney. 65-year old Eldon Schinkel was identified as the victim Tuesday by the Buffalo County Sheriff's Office. NBC Nebraska reports that investigators believe Schinkel died while burning trash without a permit. Police and firefighters were called to the s...
The search continues for a new general manager at the Adams County Fairgrounds. A South Dakota woman chosen to replace Sandy Himmelberg at the fairgrounds surprised everyone and declined the offer. Randy Queen, fair board president told KHAS this afternoon she did not believe the move would be a great fit for her family. An emergency meet...
Residents in the Grand Island School District will have the opportunity to speak with board members about ideas they have for the district Tuesday night at Walnut Middle School. Jack Sheard, Marketing and Communications Coordinator says the idea is to have a less intimidating environment for the public to be heard. "We want to do ...
The Grand Island Police Department admits mistakes were made in a recent violent crime report issued last week. The FBI Uniform Crime Report only records felony or aggravated assaults in their reports. Police Chief Steve Lamken said this was his fault and that the initial news release should not have been issued without a more thorough a...
A South Dakota businessman has been tapped as the next CEO for Cooperative Producers, Inc. based out of Hastings. The CPI Board of Directors announced late Friday that Steve Domm had been selected to replace Bob Fifield, who served as CEO until December. Domm has more than 30 years of leadership and experience in agriculture for both coope...
New census numbers show growth throughout much of Central Nebraska. The latest figures, released on Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau for counties and metropolitan areas shows Adams County's population actually dropped between 2013 and 2014 by 124. Since 2010, Adams County's population is up modestly at 0.3 percent. The latest number sho...
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