Lincoln, NE – Michael Salmons of Pilger won $30,000 playing the $5 Scratch game Fun 5s from the Nebraska Lottery. Salmons purchased his winning Fun 5s ticket at Casey’s General Store, 1001 Veterans Avenue in Stanton. Scratching the ticket, he revealed three “BILL” symbols in Game 2 for a corresponding prize of $30,000. There were […]

Otoe County zoning regulations  that are considered the strictest in the state to protect livestock production against urban sprawl were under scrutiny again Thursday at the Otoe County Planning Commission meeting. The county’s regulations attempt to eliminate conflict between livestock producers and home occupants, who are likely to complain about odor and insect pests associated […]

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) – Tear’a Laudermill scored 20 points on Wednesday night, and No. 15 Nebraska used a big second-half run to pull away from Washington State 82-61. A few minutes into the second half, Nebraska (3-0) started a 19-2 run, turning a two-point lead into a 59-40 advantage on Allie Havers’ layup with 10:35 […]

LINCOLN – A Norfolk native has been crowned Mrs. Nebraska for 2015. Erika Shelton, of Lincoln, was crowned Mrs. Nebraska at a ceremony in Lincoln over the weekend. Shelton won $10,000 and will compete in the Mrs. America pagaent next fall. Shelton is using her title to promote pediatric cancer awareness. She was known as […]

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska coach Bo Pelini says he has nothing to apologize for and that his program has not hit a ceiling in his seventh year on the job. Pelini defended his program Monday in the wake of Saturday’s 59-24 loss at Wisconsin. The Badgers’ Melvin Gordon set an FBS single-game record with […]

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Rachel Theriot scored 18 points and Tear’a Laudermill added 12 as No. 16 Nebraska defeated Alcorn State 83-49 on Sunday night, going unbeaten on the season-opening weekend. Nebraska led by 20 at the half despite 13 first-half turnovers. They settled down after halftime and outrebounded the Braves (0-2) 47-29. Ten Huskers […]

COLUMBUS – A Central Community College alumn is having a calendar signing this Sunday. Todd Williams created a calendar of paintings to honor Nebraska’s 150 year anniversary of statehood in 2017. Williams’s endeavor, “Painting the Legacy of Nebraska,” is a multi-year project depicting significant historical sites and events in all of Nebraska’s 93 counties, with his initial painting that […]

NORFOLK – Northeast Nebraskans are bracing for the first significant snowfall of the year. The National Weather Service in Valley has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 6 a.m. to midnight on Saturday. NWS Lead Forecaster Scott Dergan says to expect the snow to start early. “The first flakes will fly in the Norfolk area […]

PLAINVIEW – The Northeast Nebraska RC&D is expanding its coverage area into Madison County. The RC&D Council held their annual meeting in Plainview recently. The Council approved a one-year pilot project to extend the council’s services into Madison County. Council officials say the PrairieLand RC&D had been serving Madison County but is no longer able […]

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Republican Pete Ricketts, a multimillionaire former executive at TD Ameritrade, has been elected governor of Nebraska.      Voters on Tuesday chose Ricketts, of Omaha, over Democrat Chuck Hassebrook, who for decades headed a center in Lyons that advocated for family farms and rural communities.   Ricketts will replace Republican Dave Heineman, […]