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Communities across the state banning fireworks due to dry conditions

KEARNEY, NEB. — Parts of the state are still seeing severe drought. As we head into the holiday weekend, the question of banning fireworks is now on the table for some communities. For many, the 4th of July means celebrating with a bang! But communities are making changes because...
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Kearney Hub

Legendary Western art exhibit opens in Holdrege

HOLDREGE — The Museum of Nebraska Art may be closed for two years, but spectacular works of art depicting the Midland plains are still to be found in southcentral Nebraska at the Nebraska Prairie Museum in Holdrege. The museum, which holds a vast collection of farm machinery, taxidermied wild...
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North Platte Telegraph

Becton, Dickinson to pay $499K to resolve alleged hiring discrimination

Becton, Dickinson and Company has agreed to pay nearly a half-million dollars to resolve hiring alleged discrimination against women at three of its Nebraska plants. The medical technology manufacturer, which has two locations in Columbus and one in Holdrege, will pay $499,349 in back pay and interest to 125 qualified female applicants.

Minden First Bank Seniors Beat Elwood At Home

Minden’s First Bank Seniors got a decisive 11-2 win over visiting Elwood in a shortened four-inning contest on June 20 at Ollie Bjorklund Field. The seniors moved to 7-2. David Smolik, Cal Johnson and Evan Smith each pounded two hits to account for most of Minden’s seven total. Carter Harsin had the other hit. Brennan Runge and Smith both had two RBI and Johnson and Ashton Hawkins each collected one. Smolik and Johnson scored three runs apiece.

First Bank Juniors Take Second Loss to Holdrege

The Minden-area First Bank Juniors fell to 6-2 on June 22 as Holdrege beat First Bank 9-2 in Minden. Both of First Bank’s losses have come at the hands of Holdrege. Holdrege led 3-2 after three innings then broke the game open with a six-run fourth. First Bank batters...

Elwood Defeated by First Bank Juniors

The Minden First Bank Juniors hosted Elwood on June 20 and downed the visitors 8-0. First Bank rose to 6-1. Pitcher Ethan Morgan spun a five-inning no hitter and his performance was quite dominant— no walks and 11 strikeouts. It’s the second gem Morgan has been a part of...

Supply chain issues are making a Holdrege store close after 75 years

HOLDREGE, Neb. — "The end of an era" - that's how a lot of people are describing the closing of one of the oldest stores in Holdrege. From bikes to sport shirts and more, Hilsabeck Sporting Goods has all the sport items people need, and now after 75 years, it will be closing its doors.
The Nebraska City News Press

Did you know?

A growing emphasis on STEM has emerged within the educational sector over the last decade or more. Schools and students have put forth extraordinary effort into fostering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in curriculums and through personal pursuits. Although there are many proponents of STEM classes and careers, many people feel that creative endeavors, namely arts education, have been largely pushed aside in favor of STEM. But as evidence that arts-based learning has a positive effect on all aspects of education continues to mount – including improving students’ test scores on the SAT as well as in math and science – many educators are reintroducing art in schools. For example, prior to 2017, Mann Elementary School in Detroit had not offered art classes in 20 years. By 2017, some art and music classes had been restored. Students in Lebanon, Penn. also are learning the importance of the arts through the STEAM concept. First implemented by the Rhode Island School of Design, the “A” in STEAM stands for “Arts.” STEAM encourages students to think not only analytically but creatively, essentially blending the best of math and science with the arts. A recent study from even notes that graduates obtaining art degrees from certain schools can expect healthy returns on their educational investments. This furthers the push for a reintroduction of arts education, as it indicates that a career in the arts can be a potentially lucrative pursuit.

Local flavor makes its way to NGA's Round of 8

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — A handful of area golfers showed out Wednesday, as they came away with two impressive rounds to advance to the NGA's Nebraska Match Play Championships Round of 8. Cade McCallum (Grand Island), Reed Malleck (York), Caleb Badura (Aurora), and Preston Carbaugh (Cambridge) all made their...

Elwood cancels its fireworks show due to dry conditions

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Elwood Fire and Rescue is calling off the village’s fireworks show, planned for the Fourth of July. Authorities say it’s for the safety of the community due to exceptionally dry conditions. The July 3 fireworks show at Johnson Lake is being postponed this...

Elwood 4th of July fireworks show canceled because of dry conditions

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A community that has suffered greatly from wildfires this year has cancelled its Fourth of July fireworks show. The Elwood Fire and Rescue Department announced Thursday that due to exceptionally dry conditions, it has cancelled its Elwood Fireworks show on July 4th and postponed the July 3rd show at Johnson Lake.