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Buffalo County now has a new District Judge. John Marsh was sworn in yesterday after being appointed by Governor Pete Ricketts in March. Marsh has served as a prosecutor, Dawson County attorney, 22 years in private practice, and most recently deputy Buffalo County public defender. Marsh began hearings today with three civil cases ...
Monday was the deadline to register if you plan to vote in the May 10 primary. But Nebraska's Secretary of State says the spike in voter registration doesn't necessarily always translate to greater participation in the primary election. This year, more than 1.1 million voters are registered, about 13,000 more than last year. But John Gal...
Leadership Hastings has announced that this year's class will help renovate one of the Horizon Recovery and Counseling Center's Unity homes for sober living. The project was selected in November from more than 20 endeavors submitted for this year's class project. The class developed a budget of $5,000 for the needed renovations through pr...
Officials at Mary Lanning Healthcare broke ground this morning on phase two of an expansion project at the Morrison Cancer Center. The $2 million project will expand the center north and will include seven private treatment rooms for chemotherapy treatments and will give more space to the pharmacy department. Mark Callahan, COO says the a...
University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds will tour the state this week to speak with citizens about the university's opportunities in the years ahead. Bounds will make stops in Ogallala, Alliance and Bayard today then continue to tour the panhandle over the next couple days. He will cap his trip by delivering the commencement speeches...
The Shelton school board will interview interim superintendent candidates this week to replace a man accused of attacking his wife. Brian Redinger faces felony charges of assault and terroristic threats. Board members have hired an Omaha recruiting firm to identify potential candidates. The Board will consider a 1-year contract a...
The Grand island Public library announced yesterday that they are beginning a new partnership with driving-test.org. This will provide patrons of the library to take advantage of free DMV practice tests. The tests are based on DMV state materials and is the only site of its kind that includes tools that let users have questions read aloud, conver...
Cabelas, the Sydney based outdoor outfitter, has reached a settlement in a complaint from federal regulators at the Securities and Exchange Commission that investors were mislead about the company's 2012 profitability ratios. Cabelas has agreed to pay $1 million dollars in the settlement, and according to the Omaha World Herald, Cabelas chief fina...
In good news for several Nebraska airports, Congressman Adrian Smith has led the charge in congress to help rural airports from losing federal funding, even though their boarding numbers have gone down. Smith said that the regulations that have been imposed has hurt the boarding numbers at many of these airports, and hopes to pursue longer term so...
As we proceed through this time of year here in Central Nebraska, we usually see our last freeze. According to the national Weather Service here in Hastings, our area usually experiences the last freeze between April 25th and May 5th. However the last freeze can come at various times. In 2012 the area saw the earliest last freeze/frost on record...
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