WAYNE –  A Steering Committee was formed for an upcoming Northeast Nebraska Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD) group during an organizational meeting held in Wayne. There were over 30 people in attendance who were representing Wayne State College, Northeast Community College, Faith Regional Health Services along with area county emergency managers and public health […]

NORFOLK – On Saturday Evening, the Philanthropy Council of Northeast Nebraska held their annual event Celebrate Giving. This event honors adult Philanthropists for their work, and gives opportunity to youth-inspired projects to get funding. Brian Rogers received the Volunteer of the Year Award, and spoke on why this event is important. “Well I think it […]

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new state report says Nebraska groundwater is recovering from the drought that ran from early 2012 through summer 2013. The report released Friday says that from spring 2014 to spring 2015, groundwater levels began to rise after significant declines during the drought. Experts credit the increases to higher-than-normal precipitation for […]

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Lawmakers have passed a bill that would end Nebraska’s status as the only state which prohibits in-state meatpackers from owning hogs. Senators voted 34-14 on Friday to approve the measure, which divided the state’s farm groups and rural senators. Supporters tout the measure as a way to help Nebraska’s hog industry, which has […]

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A bill that would ban small, flame-powered paper air balloons in Nebraska is headed to a final vote in the Legislature. Senators gave the measure second-round approval Thursday with a voice vote. The bill’s advocates say the so-called flying lanterns create dangerous fire hazards if they land in neighborhoods or dry […]

LINCOLN — Gov. Pete Ricketts announced the appointment of Judge Max J. Kelch to the Nebraska Supreme Court. Kelch, a former prosecutor in Otoe County, currently serves as district court judge primarily in Cass and Sarpy counties. Gov. Ricketts said Judge Kelch brings a blend of real world experience from years in private practice and […]

NORFOLK – The Norfolk Chamber of Commerce traveled with 50 other people from town down to Lincoln on Monday for Northeast Nebraska Day. Norfolk was one of 7 cities to participate including Columbus, West Point, Fremont, South Sioux City, Blair, and Wayne. Mark Zimmerer, CEO and President of the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce, said […]

NEBRASKA CITY, NE – U.S. Military Veterans in Nebraska can now show their military pride while rolling down the road. Special license plates are now available to drivers who are serving or have served in the U.S. Military. Veterans Service Officer for Otoe and Nemaha Counties, Bill Hessler, LtCol, USMC (Ret), explains why these plates are special. “Each plate […]

NORFOLK — Snow accumulation totals varied across northeast Nebraska. The latest information from the National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley: WAYNE 16″ VERDIGRE 16″ NORFOLK 14″ ALBION 13″ PIERCE 12″ OSCEOLA 12.5″ CENTRAL CITY 11″ FREMONT 11″ DAVID CITY 11″ COLUMBUS 10″ SEWARD 9.5″ O’NEILL 6″