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Nebraska meat processors have until July 20 to apply for this year's Hunters Helping the Hungry program, which provides ground venison to needy residents. The state program contracts with local meat processors to prepare donated venison, which processors grind and distribute in 2-pound bags through a network of regional community groups. ...
The Boxcar Youth Theatre Company will present the first of two big summer productions this week. "The Giver", based on the classic book by Lois Lowry will be presented on the Hastings College campus. The small-cast production features area high school and college students from Clay County and the Hastings area as actors and crew members. P...
Investigators say careless use of fireworks led to a fire which destroyed a storage shed in Heartwell over the weekend. Fire crews were called to a report of a blaze on vacant property near the intersection of 2nd and Washington Streets Saturday morning. A power line running over the building also caught fire, resulting in a temporary pow...
A semi-truck caught on fire after the driver struck a deer while traveling on I-80 near Elm Creek late Sunday night. At around 11:15 p.m., Donald Archer of Marquette pulled into the Pilot Truck Stop in Elm Creek. His truck engine then burst into flames. An investigation revealed the fire was apparently caused by damage incurred when the ...
A corn-mash spill caused traffic headaches for the morning commute in South Hastings today. It happened shortly before 8 a.m. just north of the Highway 6 curve near J Street on Elm Avenue. Hastings Police, the fire department and city officials were dispatched a short time later and began clean up efforts. Stu Mohlman, foreman with the St...
Former Husker coach Dr. Tom Osborne will speak in Hastings next week. Osborne will be on hand at Mary Lanning Healthcare Monday in support of the Teammates mentoring program, an organization he co-founded with his wife Nancy in 1991. Osborne will speak about the importance mentoring can play on middle and high school students. T...
State officials have rejected Hall County's effort to raise its daily fee for housing state prisoners. County corrections director Fred Ruiz told the county Board of Supervisors this week that he'd sought $93 a day, an increase of $5 from the current $88 a day. And he sought a guarantee of 90 state inmates a day. The state reje...
A Buffalo County soldier has received a prestigious honor for his service in the war in Afghanistan. U.S. Marine Corporal Colin Colindres of Shelton was recently awarded a Purple Heart for wounds suffered while serving in Afghanistan in January 2011, when his company came under sniper fire while helping local residents build a road. ...
A Hastings couple has been selected to chair the United Way of South Central Nebraska's 2015-16 fundraising campaign. Jeff and Abby Schneider will chair the campaign this year. Jeff is Director of Finance at Hastings Public Schools and Abby is a Paraeducator at Alcott Elementary. Jeff is also past president of Hastings Sunrise Rotary and t...
The Hall County Board of Supervisors has voted to hire a Lincoln law firm to lead an investigation into the Hall County Jail. The board voted Tuesday after a short meeting with the county's attorney, Jack Zitterkopf. He declined to specify what led to the investigation of the jail. Corrections Director Fred Ruiz said that there ...
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