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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...
KEARNEY, NE
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NPCC raffle car begins tour of area communities

The 2022 North Platte Community College raffle car, a 1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442, will make appearances in several area communities over the next couple of weeks. It will start out at the Cruisin’ the Bricks Cruise Night and Car Show from 3-7 p.m. Saturday at West C and Second Street in McCook.
NORTH PLATTE, NE
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Mid-Plains Community College offering robotics classes

NORTH PLATTE, Neb.-Mid-Plains Community College is offering several opportunities to take a robotics class this summer. Openings are available at MPCC campuses in McCook, Broken Bow and Ogallala. McCook. McCook will host STEM Class: Spike Robotics from 1-3 p.m. July 12-14 in Room 201 of McMillen Hall. The workshop is...
NORTH PLATTE, NE
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MPCC to Hold Robotics Classes in July at Broken Bow Campus, Two Others

BROKEN BOW – Mid-Plains Community College (MPCC) is offering several opportunities to take a robotics class this summer. Openings are available at MPCC campuses in McCook, Broken Bow, and Ogallala. The MPCC Broken Bow Campus is planning a Robotics Camp from 2-5 p.m. to meet every Thursday in July,...
BROKEN BOW, NE
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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 PayScale.com 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.
LEBANON, NE
NebraskaTV

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...
GRAND ISLAND, NE
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Seniors Split Games Against McCook, Holdrege

The Senior Melons have found their groove this season and when they hosted McCook on June 15, the bats on both sides of the diamond were in fine form. Gothenburg collected nine hits and scored 13 runs with a dramatic walk-off win. Jake Kozeal, Tra Rossell and Tubby Baker each...
GOTHENBURG, NE

Watch a Rare Midwest Twister that’s Spinning Backwards

I'll state the obvious by saying it's the least rare thing ever to see a Midwestern tornado. However, it is quite unusual to see one spinning backwards. That's exactly what happened earlier this month. When I saw backwards, that's not the scientific term. It's "anticyclonic". I'll pretend that I knew...
OBERLIN, KS

Watch a Rare Midwest Twister that’s Spinning Backwards

I'll state the obvious by saying it's the least rare thing ever to see a Midwestern tornado. However, it is quite unusual to see one spinning backwards. That's exactly what happened earlier this month. When I saw backwards, that's not the scientific term. It's "anticyclonic". I'll pretend that I knew...
OBERLIN, KS
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Our Town McCook: High Plains Museum

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - If you are looking for a place where you can learn about everything from pioneer days to politicians who are native to McCook, then consider a visit to the local museum. During our visit, we talked with Carol Schlegel who is the president of the High...
MCCOOK, NE
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Our Town McCook: Keystone Building

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - What was once a hotel in downtown McCook, now serves as a home for the local economic development corporation, and a place where small business can bloom. Jerry Calvin is with the McCook Economic Development Corporation, and is a member of the McCook City Council. He...
MCCOOK, NE

Watch a Rare Midwest Twister that’s Spinning Backwards

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OBERLIN, KS
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Nebraskaland Days, start of CWS highlight busy Thursday in the state

Lincoln, Neb. (KLKN) — Thursday is shaping up to be a busy day across the state, as several cities gear up for events bringing people from all over. First, the McCook Police Department is having an auction. Items such as cars, a laptop, farm equipment and more will be offered to the public for dirt cheap prices.
LINCOLN, NE
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Our Town McCook: Birding Hotspot

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - If you enjoy nature, and especially birdwatching, then you’ll definitely want to consider a trip to the community of McCook. We recently visited with McCook and Red Willow County Visitors Bureau executive director Carol Schlegel about the opportunities. “We offer tours during the spring, in March and April, to take people out to see the greater prairie chickens do their mating dance,” Schlegel said. “There is a window of time when the males come out on display, and the nice thing about this is the chickens come back to the same location every year. We have viewing blinds set up where we provide transportation for people out to the blinds. We get there before sun up, we get situated, and wait for the birds to come in. They’ve never disappointed us, because they are a very dependable bird.”
MCCOOK, NE
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