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Legendary Western art exhibit opens in Holdrege

HOLDREGE — The Museum of Nebraska Art may be closed for two years, but spectacular works of art depicting the Midland plains are still to be found in southcentral Nebraska at the Nebraska Prairie Museum in Holdrege. The museum, which holds a vast collection of farm machinery, taxidermied wild...
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Kearney Police testing automated license plate readers

The Kearney Police Department is the first in Nebraska to test out some of the latest technology for investigating crime: automated license plate reading cameras. Kearney is working with Flock Safety, an Atlanta-based company that offers the technology — known as ALPR — aimed at helping law enforcement agencies with crime prevention and investigation.
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Sturm gives Storm another Stanley Cup champion

KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The Tri-City Storm can add another alumni to the list of former players who have won a Stanley Cup in the NHL. Nico Sturm played for Tri-City in the 2015-16 season, when the Storm won the Clark Cup, after being drafted 72nd overall in the 2015 USHL Entry Draft. He recorded 39 points in 57 games that year and added six points in five playoff games.
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Kearney Regional Airport terminal project on hold for redesign to reduce costs

KEARNEY — The Kearney City Council will vote to reject bids for furniture, fixtures and equipment for the proposed expanded terminal at Kearney Regional Airport. Tuesday’s vote follows the City Council’s rejection of a lone bid for the terminal expansion and improvements, which exceeded architectural estimates. The...
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Kearney woman sentenced to prison for conspiracy to distribute meth

Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Jane Valenzuela, 53, of Kearney, Nebraska, was sentenced on June 22, 2022, to 1 year and one day in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, marijuana, and K2 by Senior United States District Judge Joseph Bataillon. Following her release from prison, Valenzuela will serve three years on supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.
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Local nonprofit raising money through BBQ on the Bricks

KEARNEY, Neb. — The Midwest Barbecue Association (MWBA) hosts several events throughout the year, including Barbecue on the Bricks in downtown Kearney. Barbecue on the Bricks returned after a two-year COVID break. There were 10 teams competing for the top spot, and to keep things fair, they all smoked...
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Tim Zach to play ‘Have a good time’ music at Kearney's Freedom Fest

KEARNEY — After 12 years, some of the members of Whiskey Bent decided to step back from performing. “Last summer, some guys in my band decided that they wanted to slow down and not be on the road playing music as much,” said Tim Zach, founder of Whiskey Bent. “So we closed that chapter of my music career. My lead guitar player, Joe Parr, stayed with me and we just started performing this last September.”
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Pro-choice protest in Kearney after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade

KEARNEY, Neb. — Abortion protests continue throughout the country after Supreme Court overturned Roe V Wade on Friday. Kearney Indivisible organized a protest in Kearney on Saturday afternoon. “I think is super important specially in Kearney to show that in these small communities that are not Lincoln or Omaha,...
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Kearney woman enjoys tending to her fanciful yard

KEARNEY — With so many fanciful figurines, attractive plants and flowers, there’s a surprise around every corner in Vicki Polhemus’ yard. She said there’s a lot of enjoyment keeping her lawn in top shape, and she also enjoys collecting the figurines and varied flowers and shrubs that lend the place its character.
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Kearney nurse gets prison for smuggling drugs in dirty laundry

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A nurse working at the Grand Island Veteran’s Home was caught using laundry carts to smuggle drugs to the Nebraska State Penitentiary. The U.S. Attorney’s office said Friday that Jane Valenzuela, 53, Kearney, was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, Marijuana and K2.
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