2021-06-24

Hickman Juniors, Seniors pick up Legion victories against Seward baseball squads


SEWARD – After traveling to out-of-state tournaments, the Hickman Post 105 Juniors and Seniors made the trip to Seward to take on the Blue Jays Tuesday night. The Titans jumped on top early and never looked back as they coasted to an 18-7 victory in the Juniors game. Balek Macklin collected four hits in his four at-bats to lead the […]

Governor Ricketts approves state public assistance payments for damages from 2019 floods

LINCOLN – Gov. Pete Ricketts has approved payment of a state share of public assistance projects under DR 4420, the flooding disaster of 2019. This will include assistance for power, irrigation and natural resource districts. While the state normally pays a share of the public assistance cost for other subrecipients, it does not usually pay a share of the non-federal […]

Photos: Growing plants and minds

Viking Discovery Center offers youth outdoor learning fun

Brad Canoyer with Canoyer Garden Center visits with students in the Viking Discovery Program in Waverly about their garden beds and how to grow and take care of plants. The raised garden bed were constructed at the beginning of summer and students are helping take care of them as part of their summer learning program. Community members are encouraged to […]

County announces opening of SW 128th, West Olive Creek Road after project ends

LINCOLN – Lancaster engineering has opened SW 128th & W Olive Creek Road after the completion of a Bank and Abutment Stabilization Project. The roadway was opened at the end of May after being closed from flooding in the spring of 2019. The northwest corner of County bridge V-25 was damaged and had voids behind the abutment, and silt was […]

Former Norris graduate signs with MLB organization


FIRTH – Independent baseball is used as a launching pad for those players who are looking for the opportunity to make it on a Major League Baseball affiliated roster. A member of the Class of 2013 at Norris High School is getting that opportunity now as Trey Hair signed with the Texas Rangers in a minor league contract. Hair was […]

Photo: Plans unveiled for new gas station to open in Cortland


Property valuation protests for 2021 deadline of June 30 approaches

LINCOLN – Lancaster County Clerk Dan Nolte wants to remind property owners they have until June 30 to file a property valuation protest. Many are facing valuation increases and Nolte encourages anyone who thinks their valuation is not accurate to file a protest. “This is an opportunity for property owners to ask the County to take another look at their […]

Photos: Operation Ambulance

Street dance, raffle, run all held to help raise money toward Adams Rescue’s new vehicle

Nebraska Farm Bureau announces 2021-2022 Class of The Crew group

LINCOLN – Nebraska Farm Bureau has identified 10 social media savvy student members to join The Crew. The Crew participants share their love of agriculture through social media and are selected from NEFB student members, who range in age from 16 to 23. Each member is selected in the spring and participates for one year. The 2021-2022 class of The […]

Waverly football team prepares to play on turf field this season


WAVERLY – After the 2020 season, the Waverly Vikings played their final season on natural grass at Viking Stadium. In early April, Nemaha Sports Construction began work on the stadium which will include a turf football field and new track around it. The construction company will be working to get this done by August 9, just in time before fall […]