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Stanton man arrested for felony drug charges

On Tuesday, the Beemer Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a violation in Beemer. After further investigation the driver, 40-year-old Edward Schmitz of Stanton was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and open alcohol container. Schmitz was...
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Fireworks show set for Saturday night

The two-day Big, Bang, Boom celebration in Norfolk culminates Saturday night with the organization’s annual fireworks display at Skyview Park. Big, Bang, Boom president Don Wisnieski says the city’s radio and television stations go live at 9:45 p.m. "It's a pretty elaborate setup; it's very, very cool. It's...
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City of Norfolk requests brief refrain from fireworks usage

Due to current high fire danger conditions, Norfolk Fire and Rescue will not be issuing open burning permits and are asking residents to avoid firework usage on Thursday. The fire division has responded to multiple firework-related fires, and are asking for your cooperation. Fires caused by fireworks or any other...
York News-Times

Columbus woman shares body positivity message in Maxim contest

Columbus woman Savannah Slusarski loves everything vintage, specifically old Hollywood glamour – think Marilyn Monroe. “It's being sexy without showing everything you got. I feel like it's very empowering to do that kind of modeling,” Slusarski said. “It's the fun hair and the dark red lips and being flirty and fun without literally showing everything that you have. There's a little mystery with it and I really like that.”

Big, Bang, Boom celebration set for Friday, Saturday

A tradition that began during the nation’s bicentennial year, 1976, continues in Norfolk this weekend with Big, Bang, Boom. Committee President, Don Wiesnieski says the celebration gets underway on Friday night at Skyview Park. "We have a wingfest going on; we have 1,000 pounds of wings that are going...

Legal and financial counsel to be available for farmers and ranchers in Norfolk

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture and Legal Aid of Nebraska will be sponsoring farm finance clinics in Norfolk in the coming weeks to give farmers and ranchers legal counsel. The clinics are for people seeking help with things such as estate and succession planning, financial and operational issues, loan programs,...

Mike Flood Wins Nebraska Special Election

Nebraska State Senator Mike Flood of Norfolk has won a special election to replace former Congressman Jeff Fortenberry in the US House. Fortenberry was convicted of charges that he lied to FBI agents over campaign donations. Flood defeated democrat Senator Patty Pansing-Brooks of Lincoln in the First District Race, and...

Flood wins special election for Nebraska's 1st Congressional District

(Norfolk) -- Nebraska State Senator Mike Flood secured a special election Tuesday night to replace former Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, who was sentenced to probation earlier the same day for a conviction on charges that he lied to federal agents. Flood, a former speaker of the Nebraska Legislature, narrowly defeated Democratic...

Investigation leads to drug arrest of two men

STANTON - Two Northeast Nebraska men are behind bars after a drug investigation by the Stanton County Sheriff’s Office. According to Sheriff Mike Unger, 24-year-old Richard Brachle of Randolph and 23-year-old Dalton Kolar of Laurel were arrested Tuesday afternoon on charges of possession with intent to deliver, delivery of a controlled substance and child abuse.

Norfolk asks for no early firework discharges due to weather

NORFOLK, Neb. (KCAU) – Dry and hot conditions throughout Siouxland have fire officials warning residents about the dangers of fireworks. Fire and city officials spend the time surrounding the Fourth of July reminding the community to be safe when it comes to fireworks, however, Siouxlanders may need to be extra careful this year. Due to […]

Columbus wins over Home Federal in 9 innings

(Columbus, NE) - It took extra innings on Wednesday night as Columbus Cornerstone Insurance Group downed Grand Island Home Federal by a final score of 8-7 at Pawnee Park. Columbus would send their ace to the mound, Taden Bell, who will be playing collegiate baseball at Coastal Carolina. Bell would throw 107 pitches in five innings of work and had 11 strikeouts vs Home Federal bats. Grand Island would find themselves down 4-0 after three innings. GI would scratch one run across in the fourth and then answer with two more runs in the top of the fifth to make it a one-run deficit at 4-3. Grand Island had a chance to tie the game with the bases loaded but would strand them loaded. In the top of 7th Grand Island would continue to trail by one run. Carson Leiting would hit a 2 run home run for GI to tie and take the lead in the game 5-4. Columbus then would answer in the bottom of the 7th win a run to tie the game at five and force the eighth inning. Both teams would hang zeros in the eight. GI would come up with two runs in the top of the 9th to take a 7-5 lead. Columbus would get one more opportunity to tie or win the game in the bottom of the 9th. With 2 outs Grand Island would give up a solo home run to Kael Forney to make the score 7-6. A double would then follow by Sawyer Kimberling. Then a ground ball to short off the bat of Zoucha would be the start of the end for Grand Island. The ball thrown to first would sail past the bag allowing Kimberling to score from second meanwhile Zoucha would continue to run headed to third. Grand Island would then try to throw the ball across the diamond to third, but that throw would be wide of third allowing Zoucha to come around and score the game-winning run for Columbus to claim the victory by a final score of 8-7. With the loss, Grand Island is now 16-8 on the season. Columbus moves on with the win to 13-5. Grand Island's next action is set for Tuesday, July 5th at Lexington. Juniors at 5:00 pm with seniors game following at 7:30 pm.

Norfolk Housing Agency to assist with Owner Occupied Rehab Program

The Norfolk Housing Agency is helping to make home renovation projects a little less stressful for low-income families through the Owner Occupied Rehab Program. Executive director of the Norfolk Housing Agency Gary Bretschneider says eligible households must quality based on income, property taxes must be paid to date, and homeowners must have insurance on the property. Households that qualify must also be located inside city limits and cannot be located within a floodplain.

Scotus Booster Club Golf Scramble is August 13th

The Scotus Booster Club Shonka Green Ball Scramble will he held Saturday, August 13 at the Elks Country Club with a 1:00 PM shotgun start. Please click the link below to see the registration form. Forms are due July 30th, must be turned into the main office at Scotus Central Catholic.

Former Columbus para-educator appears in court

COLUMBUS — Wednesday afternoon, Emily Kratochvil appeared at the Platte County Courthouse on her charges of sexual abuse during her time at Columbus Public Schools. The 26-year-old former para-educator is facing charges of sexual abuse by a school employee, selling obscene literature to a minor, and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a child.
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One person taken to hospital after car crash in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Neb.-- One person was taken to the hospital after a vehicle collision in Norfolk on Thursday morning. Around 10:20 am, a call came in for a car crash at 1300 Omaha Avenue. Captain Chad Reiman told News Channel Nebraska that the cause of the crash due to a person...
North Platte Telegraph

FNBO Nationals seniors swept by Columbus in home finale

Columbus overcame a 6-0 deficit in the second game of its doubleheader against North Platte to defeat the FNBO Nationals seniors 7-6 Thursday in North Platte. Two RBI singles in the bottom of the seventh inning helped Columbus to a walkoff win over the Nationals. “It’s a good quality team,...
Kearney Hub

Flood defeats Pansing Brooks in House race

Overpowering a strong showing of support for Democratic nominee Patty Pansing Brooks in Lincoln, Sen. Mike Flood of Norfolk won Tuesday's special congressional election and kept eastern Nebraska's 1st District seat in Republican hands. Pansing Brooks, a Lincoln state senator, held the early lead, but Flood edged ahead during the...