Lynette’s Angels continues to provide Christmas spirit in area

HICKMAN – Lynette Earnest wanted nothing more than to provide an amazing Christmas for families in need. Even during her final days, she was thinking of others. Her family says it was just her way. While Lynette was fighting a courageous battle with colon cancer, she asked her family to forego Christmas gifts that year, and instead take the money […]

Homestead in Firth reopens with new owner

FIRTH – Homestead has long been a hidden gem in Firth. Nestled away, it’s been a rustic haven for residents, passers-through, and anyone looking to settle down for a taste of home. Operating for well over a decade under different names and ownership, Homestead has always remained a reliable stop for hearty soups, excellent coffee and desserts, holiday specials, baskets, […]

Local eateries serve up great food across area

VOICE NEWS REGION – The local restaurant industry offers much variety around The Voice News region. Although many restaurants, cafes, bakeries and other food places were forced to shut down, rebrand or scale down their operations during the height of the pandemic, many are springing back to life stronger than ever, breathing new life into local economies and providing communities […]

Area towns, organizations get ready to host Santa, holiday events this month

VOICE NEWS REGION – Our elves have been scurrying to find out many of this weekend’s upcoming Santa visits in the area, and we’re excited to announce the following: Bennet – The annual Christmas in the Park sponsored by the Bennet Community Fund will be held on Dec. 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Bennet City Park. Firth […]

Radebaugh family, Mercy Meals of Lincoln band together in Roca to fight hunger through soup project

ROCA – The Roca Community Hall was packed full of volunteers Saturday, Oct. 22 in an effort to help fight world hunger. Barry Radebaugh, of Roca, helped organize the event along with his family. “We came up with the idea in exchange of gift giving at family events. We wanted to actually give something back,” Radebaugh said inside the Roca […]

UNL student works to create 3D model of Hallam before tornado altered town

HALLAM – If you live anywhere in Southeastern Nebraska, chances are you remember that fateful night in 2004 when a tornado tore through the tiny village of Hallam, leveling most of the town and leaving its residents in utter shock. It was a story that touched the heartstrings of many Nebraskans and showed us all what the true meaning of […]

September Breeze Car & Truck Show cruises into Palmyra

PALMYRA – Vintage cars and trucks lined the parking lot of Palmyra High School Sunday afternoon for the first annual September Breeze Car & Truck Show. Event organizer Melissa McCaw had to postpone the event, which was originally scheduled to take place on Saturday, due to the threat of thunderstorms in the area. But Sunday came in with a picture-perfect […]

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