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The Papio-Missouri river natural resources District board has adopted a new groundwater plan that limits when farmers can use nonorganic fertilizers and how close certain wells can be to each other, the Omaha World-Herald reported . Officials hope the time restrictions will maximize the uptake of ...
What happened at one of Nebraska's largest public high schools last year was held up as Exhibit A before the Nebraska Legislature's Judiciary Committee during a recent hearing where a dozen high school and college students and their advisers spoke passionately about the need for more legislative ...

A bill introduced by State Sen. Carol Blood of Bellevue would allow counties to enforce municipal "nuisance" ordinances in areas that lie within a city's extraterritorial jurisdiction. Legislative Bill 735 would permit cities and villages to sign interlocal agreements with counties that would enable the counties to ...
Creighton Prep won the overall title Saturday in the Nebraska Academic Decathlon at Bellevue University. Paul Martin of Prep claimed the prize of top overall scorer. The top medium-sized school was Skutt Catholic, and among the small schools, Mount Michael took first. Lourdes Central won among very ...
Nebraska's future depends in far-ranging ways on the University of Nebraska. NU, currently with 52,000 students, plays a vital role in workforce development and long-term economic vitality, training Nebraska's next generations of nurses, farmers, teachers, technologists and entrepreneurs, among other ...

Buy Now. Sasquatch bumper stickers were among the items for sale at Saturday's Second Annual Bigfoot Conference in Hastings, Nebraska. ... But at the Second Annual Bigfoot Conference this weekend in this central Nebraska city, the gray-bearded retiree, as well as some of the best-known names in the ...
Nebraska lawmakers, for the first time ever, are confronting bills about an emerging technology that is commonly known as blockchain. The bills ... John Hansen, president of the Nebraska farmers Union, called blockchain technology the "biggest new marketplace idea to come along in a very long time.".
Those traits are common when coaches describe the five defensive backs Nebraska signed in Frost's first class to fans and media. "He'll really come up and hit you," Chinander said of Texas safety Cam Jones, drawing loud applause from a crowd at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln last week. "He will punish ...
"Local talent was hired, hotels and motels were full for two months in Scottsbluff, location fees were paid, horses and oxen were fed, fences removed, roads graded and graveled, local retailers saw a marked increase in purchases during the weeks of production," Laurie Richards, Nebraska Film Office ...
LINCOLN -- The University of Nebraska system made a full-fledged, many-speaker argument Wednesday for solid state support before the Legislature's Appropriations Committee. NU backers included representatives from three Chambers of Commerce, a former speaker of the Legislature, agriculture ...
"This impressive growth in Nebraska's beef and pork exports shows how effective international trade is to growing our state," Ricketts said. "Nebraska producers always deliver high-quality products at competitive prices, and we will continue to open new markets and strengthen existing business so the ...
A proposed a bill would make Nebraska one of 15 states in the country that ban access to tanning beds for anyone under 18. ... (AP) -- A bill designed to keep minors away from indoor tanning beds drew strong support Thursday from Nebraska lawmakers who pitched it as a way to prevent skin cancer, but ...
Nebraska state wrestling semifinal matchups to watch, as published in The World-Herald on Feb. 16. * * *. Class A. 126 -- Carter Kucera, Columbus (48-3) vs. Philip Moomey, Kearney (43-1). Moomey is undefeated against in-state competition and has beaten Kucera this season. 138 -- Adam Kinnaman ...
Wednesday gave us no better illustration in high school sports in this state through the Nebraska school Activities Association's rejecting two appeals. ... with desegregation in the 1970s and statewide when the Nebraska Legislature in the 1980s approved open enrollment -- for academic reasons only.
Lincoln Southeast's Chance Fry, top, takes down Kearney's Nick James in the Class A 132-pound final at the 2017 state wrestling tournament. CHRIS MACHIAN/THE WORLD-HERALD. facebook · twitter · email; Print; Save. Rooting for the best to bump headgear at the Nebraska high school state ...

(AP) - Authorities say a Nebraska teen was shot in the buttocks after trying to test a Vietnam-era flak jacket with two friends. The friends decided to test the flak jacket Saturday at a cabin near Branched Oak Lake in northwest Lancaster County. After the jacket successfully stopped the bullets, the 19-year-old ...
A Nebraska legislative candidate from north-central Nebraska died Sunday after a sledding accident, but in doing so protected a child. George Holm, 58, was pronounced dead at Avera St. Anthony's hospital in O'Neill, according to the Holt County Attorney's Office. Holm was taken to the hospital after he ...
18, the Nebraska football team had signed three wide receivers and received two strong commitments from two more. Two wideouts enrolled early and had begun classes and workouts. But Troy Walters stayed greedy on the recruiting trail. There was one more receiver prospect the Huskers' offensive ...
MCGREW, Neb. (AP) -- Several volunteers have spent two days assessing the health of Nebraska's bighorn sheep population. The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports that Nebraska Game and Parks staff members and volunteers created an inspection station in the Williams Gap Wildlife Management Area ...
The Nebraska Department of Transportation asked for catchy and creative safety messages for the electronic signs along Interstate 80. The state hopes that makes the ... Ideas inspired by football coach Scott Frost included: "Roads are frosty in Nebraska, so slow down." Jeni Campana, spokeswoman for the ...
Papillion-La Vista South senior Jake Ralston was named the Gatorade Nebraska boys cross country runner of the year on Monday. Ralston won the Class A state meet with a time of 15:55.5 to help the Titans earn the state team title. He finished 20.5 seconds ahead of his next-closest competitor. He signed ...
A childhood friend had moved to the United States, first to California and then to Nebraska City, where she became a supervisor at Cargill. That friend urged Edith come here as well. Edith applied for and won the "green card lottery." She sold her car, then gave up her job and her apartment. "I had a chance ...
Wishart said her measure was designed to help city officials launch a driverless shuttle service that would carry passengers between downtown Lincoln, the popular Haymarket District and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's main campus. The service could eventually expand throughout Lincoln, with the ...
(AP) - Authorities say three people were hospitalized after a fire destroyed a northeast Nebraska home. The fire was reported just before 11 p.m. Sunday at a house in rural Hoskins. firefighters from at least three departments fought the flames, which engulfed the structure. Authorities have not released the ...
Nebraska benefits when its citizens have a sound understanding of our country's history and the fundamental principles of liberty and equality. It's a plus for the state when an appreciation for America's central values and ideals spurs citizens to participate actively in civic life. A proposal to strengthen civics ...
George Holm, 58, was pronounced dead at Avera Saint Anthony's hospital in O'Neill, according to the Holt County Attorney's Office. Holm was taken to the hospital after he was found unresponsive 19 miles north of O'Neill on Sunday afternoon. An investigation showed he struck a tree stump at high speed, ...
Nebraska crime Commission Director Darrell Fisher said the current union contract prohibits the patrol from releasing internal investigation files in many cases, which has prevented his agency from investigating eight claims against officers and potentially revoking their certifications. A second bill pending ...
8, 2018, file photo, state Sen. Bob Krist, of Omaha, speaks during debate in the Legislative Chamber in Lincoln, Neb. Krist, who left the Republican party to mount a third-party campaign against Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, has switched parties again and will challenge the GOP incumbent as a Democrat.
SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) -- Bass Pro and Cabela's are offering $10,000 scholarships to four women from Nebraska or the Ozarks region of Missouri. The outdoor outfitters are working with the Harry and Reba Huge Foundation to offer the scholarships. article continues below advertisement. The winners will ...
The Nebraska On-Farm Research Network will host meetings throughout February to share the results of more than 80 research projects. The research projects were completed by Nebraskan farms in conjunction with Nebraska Extension, a program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln dedicated to ...
Wishart said her measure was designed to help city officials launch a driverless shuttle service that would carry passengers between downtown Lincoln, the popular Haymarket District and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's main campus. The service could eventually expand throughout Lincoln, with the ...
Organizations including the Nebraska farm Bureau, the state Department of agriculture and commodities boards such as the Nebraska Corn Board fund an organization known as the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska that has moved energetically in recent years to focus on livestock ...
LINCOLN -- A special legislative committee to oversee Nebraska's revamped Medicaid system appears unlikely this year as state officials and critics ... "We understand that Heritage Health is how we're going to operate from here on," said Annette Dubas, executive director of the Nebraska Association of ...
Can't-miss prospects sometimes never make an impact, and walk-ons become Heisman Trophy winners. But for the purposes of this post, we'll comb through the 24 members of Nebraska's 2018 recruiting class and offer predictions for which prospects have the best chance at competing for various college ...
The change made Nebraska the first state in the nation to require daily logging of all prescription drugs. Known as the prescription drug monitoring program, or PDMP, the database previously required reporting of drugs that were most likely to be abused, among them pain pills and some anti-anxiety ...
Casey Rogers, a 3-star defensive end, signed with Nebraska on Wednesday. He committed to the Huskers on Jan. 16 after taking an official visit to Lincoln, Neb. Welcome to the Husker family @caseyrogers99. ☠ #AllN ☠ pic.twitter.com/KRZVCDyWzC. -- ❄ Nebraska football ❄ (@HuskerFBNation) ...
The driver of a pickup truck died after a crash with a semitrailer truck on a snowy highway in southeast Nebraska Chief Deputy Gage County Sheriff Doug Klaus told KWBE that the crash happened Wednesday morning about three miles east of Odell. Feb. 7, 2018, at 6:10 p.m.. Pickup Driver Dies After Crash With Semi in ...
So he had time after he called Nebraska to think and talk with his family. And during that talk, Jean-Baptiste said he switched to Ohio State and coach Urban Meyer, who told the Big Ten Network that Jean-Baptiste had signed with the Buckeyes before Jean-Baptiste's actual signing ceremony inside a ...
In response, the Nebraska Republican Party says it's launching a campaign to urge independent voters to register as Republicans and vote in this year's GOP primary. Nebraska Republican party Executive Director Kenny Zoeller says the state's elected leaders approach issues from a range of viewpoints.
John Antonich, the executive director of the Nebraska Association of Public Employees, said he was concerned that the three-year pilot program doesn't align with the union's two-year bargaining cycle. He said he also wants assurances that all of his members who choose direct primary care would have ...
Elkhorn South: Moses Bryant, Nebraska football walk-on; Cole Rylie Albers, Kansas State women's soccer; Cece Limongi, South Dakota State women's soccer; Sydney Peitzmeier, Illinois State women's soccer; Ryan Patterson, George Washington men's swimming; Aubrey Olson, Hastings women's soccer; ...
16 Nebraska steps its way into the UW Field House. The Huskers are currently 6-2 in Big Ten conference play and have won their last five of six. They were last in action this past Sunday when they defeated Michigan State, 35-6. The Badgers will then hit the road for their final away conference dual of the ...
Green, captain on the Sparkles cheer squad, is a devoted Husker fan who's never enjoyed a great Nebraska football season. Maybe that'll change soon. As she and her classmates sat down and wrote a thank-you card to Frost, they included an invitation to their upcoming play, "Beauty and the Beast.".
A dumpster full of debris is removed from the construction site of the Nebraska Air National Guard's operations building at the Lincoln Airport on ... LINCOLN -- After 20-plus years, major construction projects at the Nebraska Air National Guard base at the Lincoln Airport will bring two of the main buildings ...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Gov. Pete Ricketts has revoked an honorary admiralship from a University of Nebraska-Lincoln associate professor and lecturer who were involved in a protest against a conservative student group. The Republican governor withdrew the "Nebraska navy" admiralships for Amanda ...
The Doerrs' hog business is part of a new wave of expansion in Nebraska's livestock industry. Melissa, 31, and ... Expect more pigs, chickens, turkeys, cows and even farm-raised fish in Nebraska in coming years if agriculture boosters are successful in a renewed push to attract livestock growth. The state's ...
The Nebraska Department of Transportation said Monday in a news release that it is temporarily discontinuing the use of the X-Lite guardrail end caps, a system manufactured by Lindsay Corp., of Omaha. The only four X-Lite end caps currently in use in the state -- all on the Platte River bridge south of ...
The bronze statue of Mari Sandoz outside of the Sandoz Center on the campus of Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska. JEFF BEIERMANN/THE ... The State Auditor's Office has pointed out numerous irregularities in the financial records kept by Nebraska's three state colleges. The findings should ...


 

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