Home Destroyed in Kearney County Fire
KAKE) – One person was injured, a farm home was destroyed and an undetermined amount of acres were burned in a grass fire Monday in Kearny County. Around 1 p.m. Monday, a fire started along Highway 25 at mile marker 86 near Lakin. At that time, the Kearny County Sheriff’s Office says there was a strong wind from the west. The fire spread quickly because of the dry vegetation and lack of recent rainfall.
Kearney Feb 27 Weekly Crime Report: 11 Incidents and 4 Crime Stories
Kearney Feb 27 Weekly Crime Report: 11 Incidents and 4 Crime Stories. During the last week, Kearney reported 11 crime cases. The most common type of crime was 'Suspicious Situation' with 4 instances, followed by 'Disturbance' and 'Theft', each with 2 cases. 'Arrest', 'Robbery', and 'Trespass' were reported once each. The data indicates that the majority of incidents were non-violent in nature, suggesting a relatively low level of severity in the overall crime situation. However, the presence of a robbery case does add a note of concern. The crime data provides an important snapshot of the current state of safety in the place, and underscores the need for continued vigilance and proactive measures to maintain peace and order.
American Confetti: Historic Lowell Depot
Once a thriving town located in northeastern Kearney County, Lowell, NE, served as the final stop of the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad and briefly emerged as a significant shipping hub in central Nebraska. The railroad extended from Chicago, with intentions to reach Ft. Kearney, located eight miles west of Lowell, where it would connect with the Union Pacific Railroad to the north of the Platte River. However, in 1872, the Union Pacific's decision to impose exorbitant shipping charges on the B & M Railroad led to the abandonment of this plan, resulting in the completion of the railroad track in Lowell.
Danielson leaving Hastings to become Kearney girls basketball coach
KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The Kearney Public Schools (KPS) Athletics Department announced the hiring of Drew Danielson as the new head coach for the Bearcat girls basketball program Tuesday. He will start in the fall of 2024. The position has been open since Kearney’s previous girls basketball coach, JD Carson,...
City Looking to Benefit From NAHTF Grants
The Minden City Council took action on several agenda items regarding Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF) grants during the February 20 regular meeting. LeAnn Jochum from South Central Economic Development District (SCEDD), was in attendance to provide further information on the agenda items. The City has received and signed...
Quench Your Thirst: Kearney's 5 Must-Visit Pubs
In this article, we explore five exceptional pubs located in Kearney. Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of them yet? If you have, we would love to hear your experiences and thoughts in the comments section below!
Wilcox-Hildreth Boys Season Ends
Wilcox-Hildreth’s boys’ season wrapped up in the first round of the subdistrict at Axtell on February 20. Pleasanton defeated the Falcons 65-42 but the contest was closer than the final score indicated. Wil-Hil closed with a 3-20 record. The program bade farewell to three seniors--Sam Gruwell, Tate Garrett...
Conveyor belts catch fire at Anderson Wrecking in Kearney
KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - Fire crews took about an hour to put out a blaze at a Kearney business Monday afternoon. The Kearney Volunteer Fire Department said the industrial fire was reported just after 11:30 a.m. at Andersen Wrecking just south of the Avenue M/N overpass in east Kearney. When the crews arrived on scene black smoke was coming from the inside and outside of the “sorting” building. They found conveyor belts on fire both inside and outside of the building.
Lady Whippets Claim Class C1 District Champion Title
Minden’s girls are headed back to the State Tournament for the first time since the 2014-15 season. A 47- 34 win over Milford on February 23 at Minden puts the Whippets in the Class C1 field with a 20-3 record. Minden goes in as the 5th seed and will...
Learning Curve: The Benefits of Dual Credits for High School Students
Learning Curve is sponsored by: Allo Communications, Kearney Public Schools and BD Construction. 1 small green bell pepper diced (optional) 1 (10 oz) can Rotel tomatoes or 1 large tomato, chopped. 1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese OR 1 cup heavy cream. 2 tablespoons homemade or 1 packet. Salt and...
Two Rivers district reports two Nebraska adult influenza deaths
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS – Common symptoms of the flu often — but not always — include fever as well as aching muscles, chills, and sweats. WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR – Most people who get the flu can treat themselves at home and often don't need to see a healthcare professional. If you have emergency symptoms of the flu, get medical care right away.
Country star Nate Smith to headline UNK concert
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Country star Nate Smith will perform at the University of Nebraska at Kearney on April 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale on March 1 on UNK’s website or by calling (308) 865-1563. Smith was nominated for an Academy of Country Music Award...
KPS and YMCA collaborate to launch project S.A.F.E. for first graders
KEARNEY — Kearney Public Schools (KPS) in partnership with the local YMCA and the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) Swim Team, is thrilled to announce the initiation of Project S.A.F.E. (Safety, Aquatics, Fitness, and Education), a pioneering swim starter program aimed at instilling vital water safety skills among first-grade students. This program is set to commence on February 28, with sessions scheduled for March 5, 6, and 7.
Family-friendly Musical 'Mirette' to be Performed at UNK's Miriam Drake Theatre
The University Theatre at Kearney will stage 'Mirette,' a musical adapted from Emily Arnold McCully's award-winning children's book. The story, set in 1890s Paris, explores the unique friendship between Mirette, a 10-year-old girl, and The Great Bellini, a former tightrope walker who has lost his nerve. Mirette convinces Bellini to teach her tightrope walking, leading to unexpected developments.
Pet Doc: Choosing the right dog food - raw, homemade, or kibble diets
KEARNEY, Neb. — In today’s day and age, one question gets asked, “Is it ok to feed your dog a raw/homemade diet or kibble”?. Dr. Brandon Beebout of the Beebout Veterinary Medical Center said he has clients who do both. Just like anything, not all kibble or homemade dog foods are equal and there isn’t a lot of regulation. “Anybody in their garage can develop a food. "I'm not saying that they're bad at it. We just don't know...has it been analyzed?” questioned Dr. Beebout.
Local Twins Excel in UNK's Kearney Health Opportunities Program
Derek and Dylan Pfeifer, twins, are both biology majors at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK). They are part of the Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP) Living Community, a program aimed at increasing Nebraska's healthcare workforce by training students from rural areas. Despite challenges, they believe choosing UNK was the right decision.
Whippets End Season in District Final Game
Minden didn’t have the lead for much of the game but the Whippets led when it counted most in their 48-43 defeat of Holdrege in the subdistrict first round at Kearney Catholic on February 20. Minden moved to 9-12. The Whippets hung with Holdrege in the first quarter, trailing...
2.26 KGFW High School Coaches Show
KEARNEY – As the high school winter sports season draws to a close, Austin Jacobsen chats with area coaches and recaps their past season while previewing more postseason action. In this week’s show, Austin was joined by interim head coach Chris Pocock of Kearney High Girls basketball, Trey Schlender...
Holdrege, NE USA
I went to our local grocery store and saw it hanging up. It made me smile and made my day bright. I found it very fitting because my oldest is a heart warrior. He was born with 4 holes in the top of his heart and a large in the bottom. His defects were corrected at 4 months with open heart surgery. He is now 11 and sees the cardiologist every 3 years. We are so blessed to have gotten a second chance with our child. Hearts have a special place in our life ❤️
Lady Falcons Fall One Short of Return Trip to State
Wilcox-Hildreth’s girls fell one win short of a second straight state tournament entry as Plainview vanquished the Falcons 50-38 in the district final on February 23 played at Central City. The fine season for Wil-Hil winds up at 16-10 and with no seniors on the roster the Falcons could very well make another postseason run in ‘24-’25.