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Gleason Appointed As New City of GI Finance Director

Gleason Appointed As New City of GI Finance Director

Apr 24, 2024 / City of Grand Island

(Grand Island, NE) - The City of Grand Island at the council meeting on Tuesday, April 23rd appointed Matthew Gleason as the new Finance Director/C...
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City of GI: Council Member Conversations with Mike Paulick

Apr 24, 2024 / City of Grand Island

(Grand Island, NE) - The City Council of Grand Island held a meeting on Tuesday, April 24th. Council member Mike Paulick gave some comments on some...
Give Hastings Day

Hastings Fire & Rescue Looking To Purchase New Thermal Imaging Cameras

Apr 24, 2024 / City of Hastings

As the early giving period for Give Hastings Day is now open, Hastings Fire & Rescue encourages public support for the purchase of three e...
St. Francis Host Donor Remembrance-April 26

St. Francis Host Donor Remembrance-April 26

Apr 23, 2024 / Anissa Paitz Public Relations Strategist CHI

GRAND ISLAND–CHI Health St. Francis is hosting their annual Donor Remembrance Ceremony at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 26 in Conference Room 2/3. ...
Nebraska Department of Corrections

Three Arrested in Investigation into Improper Relationship with Inmates

Apr 23, 2024 / NDOC

APRIL 23, 2024 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested three people following an investigation int...
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Challenge Issued in Return of Community Celebration

Apr 23, 2024 / Dana Jelinek Grand Island Tourism/Sculpture Walk Committee

It’s not surprising that birthdays are among the most common celebrations in the United States. But did you ever think that one of the most p...
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce

Grand Island Chamber to Honor 2024 Top 35 Under 35

Apr 23, 2024 / GI Chamber

The Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce will recognize 35 outstanding young leaders at their 2024 Top 35 Under 35 ceremony on Thursday, April 25,...
Central Community College

CCC Welcomes the Addition of Shooting Sports

Apr 23, 2024 / Scott Miller

COLUMBUS, Neb. – Central Community College athletics is pleased to announce the addition of clay target-shooting sports at its Hastings Campu...
Nebraska AG Mike Hilgers Release

Nebraska Attorney General Hilgers Files Suit Against Midwest Smoke Shop

Apr 23, 2024 / Press Release

LINCOLN-- Nebraska Attorney General Mike Hilgers has filed a lawsuit against Midwest Smoke Shop, continuing his statewide campaign against retailer...
Cutline - Herding cattle at Diamond Bar Ranch in central Nebraska. Photo by Natalie Jones 

Ideas For Estate and Transition Planning: Gifting

Apr 23, 2024 / By Jessica Groskopf, Nebraska Extension Agricultural Economist 

For many farm and ranch families, bringing children or grandchildren into the operation is the ultimate goal. Successfully bringing additional fami...
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Governor Pillen Names New Chief Information Officer

Apr 23, 2024 / Press Release

LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen has announced the appointment of Dr. Matthew J. McCarville as chief information officer for the state of Ne...
St. Francis & Nebraska Heart host heart education series featuring Cardiologist Dr. Jeff King

St. Francis & Nebraska Heart host heart education series featuring Cardiologist Dr. Jeff King

Apr 23, 2024 / Anissa Paitz Public Relations Strategist CHI

GRAND ISLAND, NE--CHI Health St. Francis, in collaboration with Nebraska Heart Institute, is hosting a heart-education session at 6:30 p.m. on Thur...
Adrian Smith

Smith Statement on Nursing Home Staffing Mandate

Apr 23, 2024 / Press Release

Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE), released the following statement after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its finalized rule f...
(Photo Credit: Dana Jelinek)  Tom Ziller and his team on a day of sculpture installations in 2022

Railside Sculptures Vanish

Apr 23, 2024 / Dana Jelinek Grand Island Tourism/Sculpture Walk Committee

[GRAND ISLAND, NE April 22, 2024]  Sculptures are vanishing throughout the Railside district. But there is no cause for concern. It’s ju...
Students in the UNK interior and product design program visit the Marcellus Building in downtown Franklin earlier this year. They’re working with community officials and the South Central Economic Development District on a project that would turn the historic property into affordable housing. (Courtesy photo)

Reviving History: UNK students partner with city of Franklin on affordable housing project

Apr 23, 2024 / Tyler Ellyson, editor, UNK News,

FRANKLIN – A faded metal sign still hangs from the building’s exterior, reminding residents of its glory days. The two-story structure...
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GI Police Report

Apr 23, 2024 / GIPD

News media report for: 04/23/24All crimes reported in this news media report are felonies for the past 24 hours. For more information on repor...
City Of Grand Island

GI City Council Tuesday Agenda

Apr 22, 2024 / City of GI

Meeting Agenda of City Council Regular MeetingCouncil Chambers100 E First StreetApril 23, 2024 7:00 PM 1. CALL TO ORDERThis is an open meeting of ...
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Firefighters to Return to GI

Apr 22, 2024 / Fonner Park

GRAND ISLAND, NE: The 87th Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighters Association Fire School will be taking place at Fonner Park on May 17-19, 2024.&nb...
City of Kearney

28th Annual Community Olympic Games Registration Deadline

Apr 22, 2024 / City of Kearney

Team registration is currently being accepted for the 28th Annual Community Olympic Games, sponsored by CHI Health Good Samaritan and the City...
Grand Island EDC

GI Area EDC to Host Future Builders Challenge

Apr 22, 2024 / GIEDC

(Grand Island, NE) – The Grand Island Area Economic Development Corporation will host the community’s second annual Future Builders Cha...
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Hall County Board to Meet TuesdayAudio Icon, this article contains audio

Apr 22, 2024 / KRGI News

The Hall County board of Commissioners meets Tuesday. Gary Quandt previewed the meeting on KRGI. AGENDAAPRIL 23, 2024HALL COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSI...
Early Giving Now Open for Give Hastings Day

Early Giving Now Open for Give Hastings DayAudio Icon, this article contains audio

Apr 22, 2024 / Give Hastings

(Hastings, Neb.) — Giving is now open for Give Hastings Day. The fundraising event will culminate on Thursday, May 2. Now in its eleventh yea...
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Smith Calls for 2024 Angels in Adoption Nominations

Apr 22, 2024 / Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) opened nominations this week for the 2024 Angels in Adoption Award for Nebraska’s Th...
Nebraska Department of Transportation

Revving Up Safety: NDOT Joins in Speeding Awareness Week to Promote Safer Roads

Apr 22, 2024 / NDOT

April 22, 2024 (Lincoln, Neb.) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) in taking a stand against speeding. Agencies and organ...
GI Police Report

GI Police Report

Apr 22, 2024 / GIPD

News media report for: 04/22/24All crimes reported in this news media report are felonies for the past 24 hours. For more information on repor...