The United States Census Bureau released figures this week that show decreasing populations in cities and villages throughout southeast Nebraska. The town of Peru took the biggest decrease in the area, as census numbers show a 9.5% population decrease since the 2010 census. The town’s population was recorded at 865 in 2010, numbers show the […]

UNDATED – A few northeast Nebraska towns are bucking the rural depopulation trend. Statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday show that a number of area towns have seen growth in their communities since 2010. According to estimates, Wynot has seen the highest percentage of growth, six percent higher than in 2010. Columbus […]

LINCOLN, NE — The 105th Nebraska legislature ended its first session Tuesday, four days early. Discussion of the state budget and taxes dominated the session this year. While lawmakers passed more than 170 bills, lawmakers were unable to end the filibuster on an income and agricultural property tax relief bill. Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley, a […]

BEATRICE – After an improbable run of winning 18 of their final 20 games to end the season, the Southeast Community College Storm are headed to the NJCAA World Series in Enid, Oklahoma. The Storm may be located in Beatrice, but they feature representatives from 12 different high schools: Beatrice, Bennington, Bellevue East, Centura, Grand […]

AUBURN, NE – “Why the Arts Matter,” a documentary on the benefits of arts education in Nebraska public schools, debuts 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 31 at Auburn High School. Produced by Nebraska Loves Public Schools (NElovesPS), the 30-minute film explores various art programs across the state and the positive impact they have on thousands of public […]

WAYNE – Several Nebraska communities in the northeast and north central region will make their way towards Norfolk next week for the inaugural Nebraska Diplomat’s Regional Economic Celebration. In the past, there was one large event held over a Husker football weekend in Lincoln. The Thursday, June 1 event will mark the first of five […]

BEATRICE – Nebraska State Senator, Dr. Roy Baker has announced he will not seek reelection to the legislature, when his first term is completed at the end of 2018. Baker made the announcement in a recording of his “Capitol Weekly” program, heard during the legislative session on KWBE.  The 30th District Representative will serve one […]

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — As many as 72 professional and amateur golfers with Nebraska ties will compete in a 36-hole qualifying event for the Tour’s Pinnacle Bank Championship. Tournament organizers announced Wednesday the qualifier would be at ArborLinks in Nebraska City on July 6. This event replaces qualifiers originally set for Riverside Golf Club […]

LINCOLN, Neb. – Authorities in Lincoln are warning residents about an old technical support scam. Police say the scammer calls posing as Tech Support from companies such as Microsoft, Apple or Dell. Consumers will eventually receive an email directing them to a fake website, told that their computer has been infected with a virus. Lincoln […]

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Legislature has ended its 2017 session, marked by passage of budget reductions for the current biennium and passage of a new two-year budget, that addresses a huge revenue gap. Governor Pete Ricketts thanked lawmakers for their dedication to public service, and to what he said was the unprecedented passage of two […]