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Last year, Brody Mollring, Kearney High School student, was one of the recipients of the CHI Health Good Samaritan Foundation Safe Teen Driver Education Scholarship.

Good Samaritan scholarship promotes safe teen driving Applications due April 1

Feb 14, 2024 / CHI

KEARNEY — CHI Health Good Samaritan Foundation is accepting applications until April 1 for their annual Safe Teen Driver Education Scholarshi...
Hunter and Jeslynn Love have a combined four degrees from UNK, where they met as freshmen. (Courtesy photo)

A true Love story: How UNK brought Hunter and Jeslynn together

Feb 14, 2024 / By TYLER ELLYSON UNK Communications

KEARNEY – His last name is Love. Her maiden name is Kearney. Put them together during an English 101 class and they make the perfect Loper ...
Civil rights activist Charles Mauldin, left, and UNK sophomore Jamie Vaughn lead a group of political science students across Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. When Mauldin was 17, he marched across the bridge with other foot soldiers demanding voting rights for Black Americans. UNK students met with Mauldin last month while learning about the Civil Rights Movement in the South. (Photo by Erika Pritchard, UNK Communications)

‘Powerful Experience’: UNK political science students learn about civil rights in the South

Feb 14, 2024 / By ERIKA PRITCHARD UNK Communications

Jamie Vaughn tightly crossed her arms as she slowly crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Wearing a T-shirt, hooded sweatshirt, jean...
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GI Police Report

Feb 14, 2024 / GIPD

News media report for: 02/14/24All crimes reported in this news media report are felonies for the past 24 hours. For more information on repor...
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Census of Agriculture Released

Feb 13, 2024 / USDA

 Data from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) 2022 Census of Agricultu...
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Troopers Arrest 18 Impaired Drivers in Super Bowl Campaign

Feb 13, 2024 / NSP

FEBRUARY 13, 2024 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  —  Nebraska State Patrol troopers removed 18 impaired drivers from the road this weekend as part...
The purchase price of $1.45 million is the appraised value of the property, which averages to $11,381.48 per acre.

127.4 Acres Aquired For Landfill in Hastings

Feb 13, 2024 / City of Hastings

(Hastings, NE) - Members of the Hastings City Council voted 5-4 at their Feb. 12 meeting to approve the purchase of 127.4 acres of state-owned land...
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14 LBs of Marijuana, Mushrooms Found in I-80 Traffic Stop

Feb 13, 2024 / NSP

FEBRUARY 13, 2024 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a Lincoln man after locating multiple co...
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Ricketts, Cruz Introduce Bill to Stop Biden from Closing Ports of Entry

Feb 13, 2024 / Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Pete Ricketts (R-NE) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced the Keeping International Land Ports of Entry Open Ac...
Cattle graze annual forages. Photo by Mary Drewnoski

March webinar series focuses on ‘fundamentals of feeding the cow’

Feb 13, 2024 / By Erin Laborie, Nebraska Extension Educator

Nebraska Extension will be hosting a four-session webinar series in March that will explain the fundamentals of understanding a cow's nutrition req...
City Of Grand Island

Grand Island Public Library Announcements

Feb 13, 2024 / City of GI

Grand Island, Neb. — Now is the time to use your cooking skills to present your best show-stopping dish at February’s meeting of the &l...
UNK student success coordinator Julie Everett, left, meets regularly with Karlie Wies and other freshmen, providing an additional level of support as they transition to college. (Photo by Erika Pritchard, UNK Communications)

Julie Everett gives UNK freshmen the tools to succeed

Feb 13, 2024 / UNK By TYLER ELLYSON

KEARNEY – The transition from high school to college was a “really big change” for Karlie Wies. Away from her family for the fir...
United Way

Rural Community Impact Grant Available

Feb 13, 2024 / HUW

The Heartland United Way is announcing the availability of $30,000 for local nonprofit organizations to apply for grants. The nonprofit organizatio...
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Gov. Pillen Announces SEBT “Nebraska Solution”Audio Icon, this article contains audio

Feb 13, 2024 / KRGI News

  LINCOLN, NE – Surrounded by more than 20 state senators in the Warner Chamber at the State Capitol, Governor Jim Pillen touted a &ldq...
CHI Health

Four new members join St. Francis Foundation Board

Feb 13, 2024 / CHI

Grand Island, NE- CHI Health St. Francis Foundation recently welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors. New board members Megan Goplin, M...
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Hall County Board to MeetAudio Icon, this article contains audio

Feb 12, 2024 / KRGI News

Commissioner Gary Quandt gave a preview of Tuesday's Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting. The interview and agenda are attached. 
Nebraska AG Mike Hilgers Release

Advocating for Justice for Crime Victims

Feb 12, 2024 / Attorney General Mike Hilgers

One of the most important responsibilities of the Attorney General is public safety. Our criminalbureau, which is responsible for investigating cri...
University of Nebraska Medical Center

UNMC to offer Doctor of Nutrition and Dietetics program

Feb 12, 2024 / UNMC

On Feb. 9, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents approved the establishment of the Doctor of Nutrition and Dietetics (DND) program, to be hou...
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GI Police Report

Feb 12, 2024 / GIPD

News media report for: 02/12/24All 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 to Meet Tuesday

Feb 11, 2024 / City of GI

Here's the Agenda for the Grand Island City Council Meeting, Council Chambers, 100 E First Street, February 13, 2024 7:00 PM 1. CALL TO ...
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Former GIPD Officer Chris Marcello to be Honored in Washington, D.C.

Feb 11, 2024 / Spencer Schubert

Grand Island, Neb. — After dying of natural causes on July 27, 2022, GIPD Officer Chris Marcello will now have his legacy memorialized in our...
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Adrian Smith Commentary

Feb 11, 2024 / Press Release

Bringing the Border Crisis Under Control By Rep. Adrian Smith The crisis at our Southern Border is enormous, unprecedented, and is putting Americ...
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Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column:

Feb 11, 2024 / Press Release

Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column: Biden’s Border Bill Doesn’t Get the Job Done President Joe Biden claims he needs new legislatio...
City Of Grand Island

GI City Council Retreat Postponed

Feb 11, 2024 / City of GI

Grand Island, Neb. — A technical agenda posting issue due to formatting is leading to the postponement of a Grand Island City Council retreat...
Nebraska-Appleseed

Advocates Call for End to Lifetime SNAP Bans

Feb 11, 2024 / Nebraska Appleseed

MAHA, NE – Today, impacted community members, community leaders, and advocates came together to share the harmful impacts of the lifetime ban...