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Gering City Council deadlocks on annexation vote

With two councilmembers absent, the Gering City Council deadlocked in an uncharacteristic 3-3 vote twice in a row regarding the first reading of the proposed annexation of around 45 tracts of land at its meeting Monday, Oct. 25. Prior to the vote, the council held a public hearing in which...
GERING, NE
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Star-Herald

Smith’s office announces upcoming staff mobile office hours

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Constituents of Third District Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) are invited to meet with a representative of his office at mobile offices throughout the month of October and November in Rushville and Sidney. At mobile offices, Third District residents can meet directly with one of Smith’s staff members...
SCOTTSBLUFF, NE
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Gering library hosts STEM project for High Ability Learners

Third, fourth and fifth grade students put their critical thinking caps on for a two-hour STEM activity at the Gering Public Library on Monday. These students are a part of Gering Public Schools High Ability Learner (HAL) program. Youth librarian Christie Clarke said the activity came about when the coordinator for the program, Geil principal Angela Morris, asked Clarke if the library had something for these students.
GERING, NE
Star-Herald

Morrill moves one step closer to new ag education complex

MORRILL — Morrill Public Schools superintendent Joseph Sherwood welcomed a small crowd Monday afternoon as board members and others turned over shovels of the first ground for the Agriculture Education Complex at the former Brownfield Park. Shane Bucholz, Morrill High School ag teacher, said he was excited for the future...
MORRILL, NE
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Gering bands march in Old West Weekend competition

The 39th annual Old West Weekend went off without a hitch, bringing in nine different bands to march down Broadway and three bands to perform field shows at Bearcat Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 16. Despite the cold and rainy practice weather bands dealt with all week, Saturday morning was nothing...
SCOTTSBLUFF, NE
Star-Herald

Halloween murder mystery for teens at Lied Scottsbluff Public Library

SCOTTSBLUFF — Scottsbluff area teens are invited to a Halloween murder mystery party at the Lied Scottsbluff Public Library on Friday, Oct. 29 from 6-9 p.m. The library doors will be locked to the outside at 6:30 p.m.; once the murder mystery begins, no one else will be admitted. Teens may leave at any time, but will not be re-admitted.
SCOTTSBLUFF, NE
Star-Herald

Friends of the Scottsbluff Library to host annual book sale

Thousands of books, DVDs, puzzles and more will fill up the Hampton Inn in Scottsbluff this weekend for the annual Friends of the Lied Scottsbluff Public Library book sale. Books and similar materials have been piling up at a storage unit over the past two years, library assistant Ethan Nelson said. Since the book sale didn’t take place last year, the selection of items — from weeded-out books from the library to unwanted newer books that were donated — is larger than ever before.
SCOTTSBLUFF, NE
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Wyoming inmate dies in Nebraska hospital

A man incarcerated at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution died in a Nebraska hospital on Wednesday, the Department of Corrections confirmed. Desmond Otto Triplett, a Casper native, was 71. Triplett was being treated at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska at the time of his death. An autopsy will...
NEBRASKA STATE
Star-Herald

VA hosting flu shot clinic on Oct. 25

SCOTTSBLUFF — The VA Black Hills Health Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Scottsbluff is hosting a walk-in flu shot clinic for veterans who are patients at the clinic. The flu shots will be given from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25 at the clinic located at 601 S. 5th Ave, Suite B.
VIRGINIA STATE
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71-year-old Wyoming inmate died Wednesday

(Cheyenne, WY) – Desmond Triplett died Wednesday, October 20th, 2021, at the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, according to a press release from the Wyoming Department of Corrections. Triplett was convicted of 2nd Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor Between 13-15 in Natrona County Wyoming and was sentenced...
WYOMING STATE
Star-Herald

Little Free Library promotes literacy

A little birdhouse-like cupboard sits just outside the ESU-13 offices at 4215 Ave. I, Scottsbluff, which houses a plethora of books for ages zero to 21. The small book home is better known as a Little Free Library and is one of many not just in the Scottsbluff/Gering area (there are currently six registered here), but throughout the nation and world. According to the Little Free Library’s website, there are over 100,000 registered Little Free Libraries in over 100 countries and in all 50 states.
SCOTTSBLUFF, NE
Star-Herald

Morrill superintendent will not receive new contract

The Morrill Public School Board announced on Monday they would not renew Superintendent Joe Sherwood’s contract beyond the end of the school year. The decision came after a four-hour public meeting, half of which the board spent in executive session discussing the superintendent’s improvement targets and his future with the district.
MORRILL, NE
Star-Herald

Mask debate leads Gering patrons to discusse transparency, student health

The Gering Public Schools Board of Education meeting got hot and heavy Monday night as expected by both patrons and school board members and district administration, which brought in security from the Gering Police Department as an extra precaution for the evening. Schools adjust reopening plans ahead of 2021-22 school...
GERING, NE