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Former Hastings Mayor Bill Welton has died. He was 75. The Hastings Tribune reports that Welton died Sunday. The funeral home handling his services said Wednesday that the family asked not to disclose his cause of death. Welton was elected mayor in 1980, defeating incumbent Bob Allen. Welton elected to serve only one term, leav...
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hastings has announced the launching of a corporate mentoring program called the Beyond School Walls program. It's a partnership between Hastings High School and Hastings Utilities. The program introduces young people to the corporate workplace. The agency has been doing partnerships like these for the last five...
Four Nebraska schools were recognized Tuesday as National Blue Ribbon Schools. Seedling Mile Elementary in Grand Island was one of them. The schools were honored for their overall academic excellence and for their progress in closing achievement gaps among groups of students. The other schools recognized in Nebraska were Carriage Hill Ele...
A Clay County man was killed early Monday morning after he lost control of his vehicle on Highway 6 near Sutton. Authorities say 30-year old Blake Smith of rural Sutton lost control, left the roadway and was ejected from the vehicle sometime around 6:30 a.m. Monday. The accident occurred on Highway 6, about three miles west of Sutton near ...
A Grand Island man walked away unscathed today after his pickup collided with a semi truck on Highway 30 near Claude Rd. The accident occurred at around 11 a.m. Authorities say the man was trying to merge lanes when his rear brakes locked up. As a result, he went over the median and collided with the semi carrying a side-dump trailer. Off...
Grand Island voters will have one less candidate for City Council on the November ballot. Ward 2 candidate Karen Bredthauer has dropped out of the council race. She was seeking the seat currently occupied by Councilwoman Peg Gilbert, who is not seeking re-election. Bredthauer says she's dropping out of the race due to an unexpected life ch...
Hastings College has received a $1.7 million gift from an alumna's estate. Sarah (Thompson) Leer, a 1946 graduate known as Sally to friends and family, left the foundation her entire estate in appreciation for her college experience. In addition, she established the Thompson-Leer Endowed Scholarship in memory of her family and parents, Clyde and Fl...
The Kearney First United Methodist Church will host the second of three Education Caravans in Nebraska tonight sponsored by the Great Plains Methodists. The caravan is designed to bring attention to the importance of public schools. Bishop Scott Jones with the Great Plains Methodists, says they are hoping many churches will value the impo...
Many UNK students are now registered voters, thanks to the recent efforts of a political science class. Students from the Democracy as a Political Idea class set up booths in the Nebraskan Student Union and Wellness Center, and asked students to become registered voters. As a result, 204 UNK students registered to vote. Dr. Christ...
A six-figure grant was awarded Friday to the Third City Community Clinic in Grand Island. The clinic is receiving $175,950 from Women Investing in Nebraska. WIN is a group of women dedicated to focused, collective giving. Susan Aguilar, Executive Director of the clinic says the grant will help in many ways. "The grant ...
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