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Fremont swimmer brings home gold, bronze from Special Olympics

FREMONT, Neb. — Henry Bishop is not your average 17-year-old. The Fremont native took home gold and bronze medals during June's U.S. Special Olympics in Orlando, Florida. Bishop was one of 35 athletes and four swimmers representing Nebraska during the games. He won gold in the 200 meter freestyle, bronze in the 4x50 meter relay and finished seventh in the 100 meter freestyle.
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Clallam 3 Fire crew stops huge shop blaze from spreading to house

AGNEW – Clallam 3 firefighters battled a blaze Thursday afternoon and were able to confine it to two outbuildings and keep it from spreading to the house. The initial call, which came in just before 4:00pm, was from a person unfamiliar with the area and gave them multiple incorrect locations, saying there was a brush fire in Carlsborg. 911 Dispatchers were able to get information from additional callers and update crew that the fire actually involved a vehicle, a structure and a field fire on Percival Road in Agnew.
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Annual fireworks show set for Sunday night

It was in the early 2000s when Ron Vlach found out that Fremont’s Fourth of July Fireworks Show was in jeopardy. “Whoever was putting on the show at Fremont decided it was too much work and too much planning,” said Vlach, a military veteran. “We figured that all of the smaller communities around Fremont have a fireworks show so I talked to a few of my friends and they said we should just resurrect it.”

Vistas and Vintage Charm

Overlooking the valley where the Elkhorn and Platte rivers meet, the Bogseth family ranch home in Gretna combines sweeping vistas and a farmhouse aesthetic with a contemporary style. “Our realtor identified the property and within 20 minutes of being here, we decided this is where we wanted to land,” Barry Bogseth said.

Blair man pleads guilty to threatening to kill officer

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska man has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of threatening to kill a U.S. wildlife officer who cited him for fishing and hunting violations. Twienty-three-year-old Cody Cape, of Blair, also pleaded guilty Tuesday in a federal courtroom in Omaha to a count...

450 Foot Long Pedestrian Bridge and Trail Officially Opens in Valley

(Valley, NE) -- A new 450-foot pedestrian bridge and trail system in Valley is now open to the public. The Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District says the bridge and trail provide a major community connection point that improves safety, recreation, and active transportation. “The pedestrian bridge spans the Union Pacific...

Fremont man faces various charges

A Fremont man faces various charges following an incident at 1:59 Wednesday morning. Officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of North Grant Street for a physical disturbance. Upon arrival, officers contacted an individual causing the disturbance. The individual was placed under arrest and resisted. An investigation determined he had...

Trausch named YMCA chief operations officer

Julie Trausch has been named the new chief operations officer for the Fremont Family YMCA. Trausch has 12 years of YMCA experience at three different associations across Nebraska and Iowa. She has worked in customer service, marketing and membership. She also has served as a branch director. Additionally, Trausch spent...