WAYNE – The Wayne High volleyball team swept two opponents during a home triangular Saturday. Wayne defeated Laurel Concord-Coleridge 25-15 and 25-16 while sweeping Wakefield 25-16 and 25-16. Individually junior Allison Echtenkamp paced the team with 20 kills highlighted by a 13 kill match against Wakefield. Senior Tarah Stegemann added nine kills in the two […]

LINCOLN – Voting season is fast approaching, and Secretary of State John A. Gale has a message for all unregistered voters. September has just passed, and it was a very important month for voting. “Voter Registration Month was the month of September. It’s a national day designated by the National Association of Secretaries of State. It helps […]

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are looking for ways to bolster the state’s rural emergency medical services, which rely heavily on volunteers despite difficult and time-consuming training requirements. Medical providers told a legislative committee Friday that the state relies on a patchwork of local ambulance services, and there’s nothing that prevents a rural service […]

NORFOLK – State business leaders say they Nebraska’s issues with tax reforms and workforce retention go hand-in-hand. The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce stopped in Norfolk Thursday, the 21st stop on their 30-city tour of the state previewing the 2016 legislative session. State Chamber Director Barry Kennedy says that business leaders statewide have said that developing […]

NORFOLK, NE — Northeast Community College students were at Skyview Lake to take part in ReTree Nebraska week Wednesday. ReTree Nebraska is centered around restoring and revitalizing Nebraska’s community forest. Fall is the perfect time to plant trees because of cooler temperatures and reduced humidity. Fall is also the ideal time to do so because […]

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline is reversing course in Nebraska and will drop its eminent domain lawsuits against landowners who don’t want the pipeline running through their property. TransCanada Inc. announced Tuesday that it will stop pushing for the project under a state law that’s now being challenged in […]

COLUMBUS – Northeast Nebraska utility providers are finding other options for power suppliers. The City of Wayne is among a handful of local utilities in northeast Nebraska that are switching from Nebraska Public Power District to a Kentucky-based company. Wayne City Administrator Lowell Johnson says the move will save the city money, and keeps them […]

NELIGH – A Neligh man is $86,000 richer. Ralph Overton of Neligh claimed his $86,000 Nebraska Pick 5 prize last Wednesday, according to Neil Watson, public information officer with Nebraska Lottery. The winning numbers were 13, 19, 24, 37 and 38 in Nebraska Lottery’s Pick 5 contest, which was drawn on Friday, Sept. 18. The […]