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‘These horses are loved’: Animals from Gage County off the auction block for now
CRETE, Neb. (KLKN) – More than three dozen horses from Gage County will no longer be sent to auction this weekend. The Gage County sheriff said the court couldn’t sign off on the auction until both the county and Dr. Jennafer Glaesemann were in agreement. Last summer, the...
Today the gas price is close to $2.96 in Cortland as of 2024-03-02. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.338, a week ago the price is $3.264 , according to AAA.
Refresher for spotters, as Nebraska heads into spring and summer severe weather
BEATRICE - Some northern areas of the U.S. have already had a taste of spring or summer-like severe weather….and the calendar has just turned to March. "On Monday, we picked up some tornadoes in the Chicago area, farther north than here,,,and I don't know if anybody's caught it, but Wisconsin had a February tornado...and just two years ago, we had December tornadoes. It's almost kind of funny that we still do these in February, March and April."
When Cutter Crashed
A black Nissan Rogue pounded the pavement on the highway between Syracuse and Tecumseh, Nebraska. The car’s driver was going home from a friend’s going away party. Music blaring, but their speed was appropriate, right on the limit. Pouring rain blanketed the Nebraska countryside, and the driver’s sight. Behind the wheel was senior Cutter Harris.
Plymouth Unveils Summer Parks and Recreation Activities Guide with Fresh Digital App on the Horizon
Residents of Plymouth, it's time to shrug off that winter chill and jump into the Summer Parks and Recreation Activities Guide now available online. The guide, which details a variety of activities for all ages, invites the community to engage in sports, arts and crafts, music, fitness, and a roster of special events. An array of opportunities awaits those eager to enhance their connection to the Plymouth community and indulge in some good old-fashioned recreation.
GIRLS STATE BASKETBALL: Late Free Throws Lift Beatrice Past Norris in Class B Quarterfinal
LINCOLN–(KFOR Feb. 29)—Two free throws with 13.5 seconds left gave the Beatrice girls basketball team a 50-49 victory over Norris on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the NSAA Class B girls state basketball tournament at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Beatrice (20-5) will play three-time defending Class B state...
Streaking Syracuse must not slip up at Louisville
With little margin for error at this point, Syracuse cannot afford a loss to last-place Louisville when the Atlantic Coast Conference foes collide Saturday night on the Cardinals' home court. The Orange (19-10, 10-8 ACC) need all the wins they can get in order to sneak into the NCAA Tournament discussion over the next couple of weeks. They have won three games in a row for the first time this calendar year and are looking to sweep the season series from the lowly Cardinals (8-20, 3-14). The first matchup between the teams was surprisingly competitive, as Syracuse needed a career-high 30 points from Chris Bell and a late bucket from Quadir Copeland to escape with a 94-92 home victory. "It wasn't perfect, but this is more about these guys not giving up and just pulling out a win," Syracuse coach Adrian Autry said after the Feb. 7 contest. That game ignited a 5-2 stretch for the Orange, who most recently knocked off Virginia Tech 84-71 behind 29 points from Judah Mintz. For the third straight game, Syracuse held a big lead before holding on down the stretch. "I just wanted to show that I'm one of the best point guards in the country. I wanted to be one of the best players," said Mintz, who leads Syracuse with 18.6 points per game. "Whether somebody sees me as that or not, that's what I'm trying to prove every time I step on the court." Louisville has three talented guards of its own in Skyy Clark (13.2 ppg), Tre White (13.1) and Mike James (12.9). In the team's 84-59 loss to Duke on Wednesday, White led the way with 15 points, while Clark had 10 points and four assists. White chipped in three rebounds, but Cardinals coach Kenny Payne said afterwards that he has challenged his 6-foot-7 guard to get double-digit boards. "I'll just tell you what I told him in the locker room: ‘You are a very good basketball player. You have to will us to win,'" said Payne, whose team has dropped four games in a row. --Field Level Media.
Gage County negotiating resolution to horses seized during investigation
BEATRICE – The Gage County Attorney says both sides in a case involving malnourished horses seized last August from two veterinary clinics continue working toward an acceptable resolution of what happens to the horses. The animals, which have been cared for at a rural Crete animal rescue operation, have...
PHOTO: Elkhorn North pushes past Beatrice 59-49
Much of Elkhorn North guard Britt Prince's college career will take place in Pinnacle Bank Arena. But the Nebraska signee will have one more game in her high school career there before she joins the Huskers next season. The Wolves will head to the championship, after they defeated Beatrice 59-49...
Three-wheeler operator injured in south Beatrice crash
BEATRICE – Beatrice Police have reported that an 18-year-old male was injured and hospitalized after the three-wheeled vehicle he was operating, crashed into another vehicle at Sixth and Green Street….in the south part of the city. The accident happened a week ago…February 19th….just prior to the noon hour....
A Place Where Plants, Home and Nature Connect
Come experience a place where plants, home and nature connect. Landmark Nursery & Landscaping, in conjunction with our gift shop “The Refuge,” combines outdoor and indoor elements to provide a cohesive nature emphasized feel or culture. Landmark began as merely a landscaping company, offering design, construction and maintenance services. This evolved into a retail nursery and garden center encompassing approximately 15 acres. The addition of our gift shop “The Refuge” morphed us into a unique location which brings the indoor and outdoor environments together. Our facility and its various display gardens all nestled in a tranquil outdoor environment are meant to inspire you. Our extensive selection and competitive pricing ensures our popularity with the gardening community. Our steadfast dedication to making each landscape project beautiful and sustainable ensures our position as one of the premier providers in the area.
Local strike team in southeast Nebraska sent to aid in firefight near North Platte
BEATRICE – A newly formed 3-and-33 mutual aid strike team from southeast Nebraska took off at one o’clock Wednesday morning from Fairbury, to aid firefighting efforts near North Platte. Wymore Fire Chief Mark Meints says the team arrived in western Nebraska at six a.m….with a fire engine, a...
Burn bans in place for Douglas, Pottawattamie, other counties
Several counties in the WOWT viewing area have been placed under burn bans amid the dry and windy weather.
Sterling's Own Clare Arter Shines at Global Media Arts Festival, Boosts University of Nebraska’s Reputation
Clare Arter, a senior journalism student from Sterling, Nebraska, won second place in the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts on February 16, 2024. She was awarded in the PSA, promo, or commercial category for her work, 'Winter' People’s City Mission. This festival is a global competition for student and faculty media projects.
City appointee Mark Kinion still awaiting seat on Walton Arts Center board
A former City Council member who was appointed to the Walton Arts Center Council seven months ago has yet to take his position on the board. Mark Kinion, who served 12 years on the City Council from 2011 to 2022, was assigned to the arts center’s council in July. He was one of two city-appointed representatives chosen to fill some openings on the board, which is also comprised of people appointed by the University of Arkansas and the Walton Family Foundation.
County approves cell tower despite 'sky scarring' complaint
NEBRASKA CITY – About a year after Otoe County commissioners constructively banned skyline scarring wind turbines, the board gave its approval for a communications tower that one landowner says will be an unwelcome sight. The proposed wind turbines had been described as being twice as high as Nebraska’s 362-foot...
Extreme fire danger for much of the Midwest, at the start of this week
BEATRICE – Pickrell Firefighters were sent to a garage fire Sunday afternoon, about two miles north of the community. Beatrice Rural Firefighters were summoned for mutual aid support, but Chief Matt Langley says the Pickrell Department had things under control quickly. A burn barrel being used caught the side of a garage on fire, doing some damage.
Doane is Love flags destroyed
Several flags were ripped up and thrown in trash cans. Doane is Love concluded on Feb. 16 after a week of celebrating love held by People for the Rights of Individuals of Sexual Minorities (PRISM). Overall, this week was a success, both in raising money and spreading love. However, despite the successes, there were a few incidents of destruction that occurred over the week.
No problems making use of the Beatrice Municipal Auditorium
BEATRICE – The Beatrice Municipal Auditorium is seeing more use than ever, despite the move of the Beatrice Fire and Rescue to a new headquarters. "The food pantry did a remodel...they've moved in and I think they've settled in well. CASA moved in, early February. Just here recently, Mother-to-Mother is going to open up a youth center sometime in March...I think that first week in March or second week...so they've taken up the rest of the basement. We remodeled an office upstairs for the I-T office, so they'll be moving upstairs in the next couple of weeks. Then, we've got Keep Beatrice Beautiful there, Main Street..so basically now, we're full capacity."
Former employee raises alarms over safety of rural Nebraska facility
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A former employee of an assisted living facility in rural Nebraska says the recent death of a 52-year-old resident is just the tip of the iceberg of problems there. The former employee of Hope-Wymore Assisted Living, who asked to be anonymous, spoke to Channel 8...