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A 33-year old Ravenna man who was convicted of incest and sexually assaulting a child has been given 15 to 25 years in prison. The incident happened in Kearney between Aug. 31 and Sept 2, 2013. The man's name is not being released in order to protect the identity of the young girl who was a minor under the age of 12 at the time of the incident....
An 8-year-old girl from Engleman Elementary School in Grand Island was injured when she was struck by a Utility Terrain Vehicle driven by a State Fair employee. Injuries have not been confirmed, but its believed injuries were sustained to the lower extremities of the victim. The girl was at the fair as part of Nebraska's largest Classroom, a free p...
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman was joined by the Director Of the Department of Agriculture Greg Ibach this morning, to highlight agriculture happenings in the state. With the State Fair in full swing Heinemann highlighted the new Nebraska Building and the raising exhibit. Ibach highlighted recent agriculture developments in the state. Despite Crop...
The new Nebraska Building has been a hot spot for fair goers this year checking out the newest facility added to the grounds in Grand Island. Inside the Nebraska Building you can find the raising Nebraska exhibit. Beth Janning an educator with Raising Nebraska says they are trying to educate both youth and adults the importance of the Agriculture i...
It's the first day of classes for Hastings College today. HC is reporting another enrollment record with its incoming class. The school has 429 incoming students, which brings the total student population to around 1,200. The previous record, set a year ago, was 401 students. It's a major jump since 2012, when the college only had 270 students. Sch...
United Way of South Central Nebraska has named Jay and Barb Landell as chairs of the 2014 United Way fundraising campaign. Jay is Manager-Central Nebraska Business Banking Group for Wells Fargo Bank and Barb is a Kindergarten teacher at Alcott. United Way's 2014 fundraising goal will be announced when the campaign officially kicks off on Thursday,...
With one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation, Nebraska is a prime destination for job seekers. A recent study by creditdonkey.com has ranked Nebraska's 10 best cities to live in if a move to the Midwest is in the readers future. Ranking #1 Kearney. The website sited the strength of its economy grounded in the education, manufacturing an...
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