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Hastings man takes plea deal after 2021 double-fatality crash

A 33-year-old Hastings man accused of causing the deaths of two teenagers last year on the outskirts of Hastings has taken a plea deal in the case. Anthony Pingel of 3239 Wendell Drive pleaded no contest Monday in Adams County District Court to two counts of manslaughter, two counts of third-degree assault and driving under the influence of alcohol.

St. John’ s/Tipton over Pike Valley, 54-8

The St. John’ ’ s/Tipton Blujays traveled to Pike Valley to take on their first district opponent of the season. Pike Valley sported a 2-1 record as they welcomed a very tough Blujay team that was 3-0 coming into the contest. The Blujays would remain undefeated as they had an ...
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Deceased Individual Found Tuesday At Lovewell Lake

The Jewell County Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 1:34 p.m. Tuesday advising that a citizen had discovered a deceased individual at the White Rock Creek campground area at Lovewell Lake. Sheriff Don Jacobs along with Deputy Hess and Jewell County EMS responded. A deceased individual was found....

Sheriff investigates after body found at Lovewell Lake campground

JEWELL CO., Kan. (WIBW) - The Jewell Co. Sheriff was called to a campground at Lovewell Lake to investigate after a dead body was found. The Jewell Co. Sheriff’s Office says just after 2:30 on Tuesday, Sept. 20, a resident called in to report that he had found a person who appeared to be dead at the White Rock Creek Camp Ground area at Lovewell Lake.
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Concordia runners compete in Republic County meet

BELLEVILLE — The Concordia Junior-Senior High School cross country runners competed in the Republic County Invitational at Belleville Country Club on Thursday. In the varsity boys' race, Concordia had Draven Luecke place 16th in 21:01. Joel Gross ran 22:51 to finish 22nd for the Panthers. The Concordia girls had...

USDA Rural Development Announces $6.3 Million for High-Speed Internet in Rural Communities

TOPEKA, Sept. 22, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Kansas State Director for Rural Development Christy Davis today announced $6,319,640 in funding for high-speed internet access for rural residents and businesses in eight counties in Kansas and Nebraska. USDA is making the investments through the third funding round of the ReConnect Program. The Department will make additional investments in the coming months with funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which provides a historic $65 billion investment to expand affordable, high-speed internet to all communities across the U.S.

Semi receives $40,000 damage in crash

SIOUX CENTER—No one was injured but a Peterbilt semitruck received an estimated $40,000 damage in a one-vehicle crash about 6:20 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, on Eagle Avenue, seven miles west of Sioux Center. Twenty-seven-year-old Chandler W.R. Franssen of Hebron, NE, was driving a 2016 Peterbilt pulling a cattle trailer...
York News-Times

Knights drop two at home volleyball tri

WACO – Nebraska Lutheran hosted conference foes Bruning-Davenport/Shickley and Shelby-Rising City for a volleyball tri Tuesday night, but the Knights came up empty in both matches as they fell to BDS in two and dropped a three-set affair against the Huskies. BDS 2, Nebraska Lutheran 0. Nebraska Lutheran battled...

Beloit Trojans run past the Buffaloes

BELOIT – The Beloit Trojans dominated the Republic County Buffaloes, 52-8, Friday night, for their first win of the season. With the win, Beloit improves to 1-2 overall and in the NCAA. The Trojans will travel to Russell on Friday, September 23, for their district opener. The Broncos are 2-1 ...
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Lawrence-Nelson football blanks Blue Hill

NELSON, Neb. (KSNB) - Blue Hill made the quick trip to Lawrence for their game Friday night. The Raiders had total control over the game against the Bobcats, winning 44-0. Watch the embedded video for full highlights.
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Deshler no longer under boil water order

DESHLER, NE — A southeast Nebraska town's water supply is back to safe levels, leading to lifting of a boil water order. Wednesday afternoon, officials with the City of Deshler announced residents no longer have to boil their water before use. The order had been in place since Sept. 8.

Edgar quilting group celebrates 15 years, 700 quilts

EDGAR — For 15 years, the Comforters Quilting Group has provided a sense of family for its participants as well as made quilts to donate to area causes and organizations. Group members honored that anniversary, as well as the completion of the 700th quilt earlier in the year, during their gathering Thursday.

Hastings man charged in connection to fatal crash takes plea deal

HASTINGS, Neb. — A Hastings man facing multiple charges in relation to a fatal crash last year has taken a plea deal. According to Adams County District Court records, Anthony Pingel, 32, pled no contest Monday two counts of manslaughter, two counts of third-degree assault and one count of DUI (with a blood alcohol content level of .08).
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Bobcats double up Sandy Creek

FAIRFIELD – The Exeter-Milligan/Friend Bobcats hit the road Friday night for a matchup against the Sandy Creek Cougars. Backed by a dominant rushing attack and efficient pass game, the Bobcats doubled up the hosts to improve to 2-1 with a 36-18 victory. Running back Breckan Schluter continued his torrid...

Milo Day celebrates 150th anniversary of Carleton

CARLETON — Four generations of Cris Smith’s family joined forces to help celebrate her town’s 150th anniversary during the 2022 Milo Day. As is customary for the annual Milo Day event, milo pancakes highlighted the breakfast at the Community Building. While the day was cloudy with occasional...

Jewell County hosts Conservation/Soil Health Field Day

NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS – Over 30 producers and natural resource professionals attended a field day sponsored by The Kansas Department of Ag Department of Conservation (DOC), Kansas Association of Conservation Districts (KACD), KAWS (Kansas Alliance for Wetland & Streams) & the Jewell County Conservation District (JCCD).These producers came from four ...