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Lexington Clipper-Herald

Lexington High School Marching Band to perform at state contest in Kearney

KEARNEY — The Lexington High School Marching Band will be participating in the 36th Annual Nebraska State Bandmasters Association Marching Band Contest on Saturday, Oct. 23. This will be the 32nd appearance of the marching band at the NSBA Marching Band Contest. There are 180 members in the Pride of the Minutemen Marching Band. They will be competing at the Festival Site at Kearney High School at 7:45 pm.
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UNK suspends mask requirement on campus

KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The University of Nebraska at Kearney changed their mask policy as of 5 p.m. on Friday, making them optional and not required. This comes after having low Covid-19 case rates and 68% of students being vaccinated. “Bought nine out of 10 of our faculty and staff...
KEARNEY, NE
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Kearney Hub

Elkhorn South takes down KHS

KEARNEY — As the regular season winds down, Kearney High football had another opportunity to capture a signature win against Elkhorn South on Friday night at Foster Field but it faded away in the second half at the hands of the Storm defense. The Bearcats fell to the Storm 21-7,...
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Hastings Tribune

Several Tribland squads score well at Minden Bandfest

MINDEN — A record 42 junior high and high school bands marched in parade competition and 12 stayed on to perform their field shows before judges in the 31st annual Minden Bandfest Saturday. Tribland bands earning superior ratings in the parade included Blue Hill Junior High, Minden Junior High, Kenesaw,...
MINDEN, NE
Kearney Hub

Kearney Catholic shuts out Holdrege with Riley Grieser rushing for 200+ yards; football roundup

KEARNEY — Kearney Catholic rolled downhill all night long to make quick work of Holdrege, winning 46-0. Riley Grieser rushed for more than 200 yards and scored five touchdowns to lead the Stars’ offense. Kearney Catholic, now 8-0, scored on every possession in the first half en route to a 39-0 lead and the second half was played with a running clock.
KEARNEY, NE
NebraskaTV

Amherst voters approved of a $9.1M bond to improve their schools

AMHERST, Neb. — No more crossing the streets to get to the cafeteria for Amherst Public Schools students. The schools will soon have their grades K-12 in the same building as a $9.1M bond was approved by voters earlier this week. The addition will be around 51,801 square feet of...
AMHERST, NE
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Grand Island Independent

First-ever UNK Music Day highlights opportunities for high schoolers

KEARNEY – Band and choir are far more than extracurricular activities. They’re preparation for a future career. That was the message Thursday as nearly 30 high schoolers gathered at the University of Nebraska at Kearney for the first-ever UNK Music Day. Hosted by the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, the event gave students a chance to learn more about UNK’s music degrees while experiencing college-level classes, lessons, rehearsals and performances.
KEARNEY, NE
unkantelope.com

Don’t make us dig for buried mask mandate updates

Last week, UNK Communications emailed the weekly COVID-19 update as usual. Aside from the general information copied and pasted onto these emails, some information was buried that pertains to UNK students, faculty and visitors. The mask mandate extension. Two days before hitting the original deadline of Oct. 6, UNK announced...
KEARNEY, NE
Grand Island Independent

Kearney High Bearcats in playoff mode facing Storm

The Kearney High football team is considering each of the remaining two games as playoff games. With Elkhorn South in town Friday, the Bearcats are in complete survival mode with hopes of taking down the Storm and making their case for a higher seed in the Class A state football playoffs.
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Gibbon teacher finalist for Nebraska Teacher of the Year

GIBBON — Abby Jones, Spanish teacher at Gibbon High School, has been honored as one of the state’s best and brightest teachers in Nebraska in the 2022 Teacher of the Year contest. Jones received a Nebraska Award of Excellence. Finalists for the Nebraska Teacher of the Year are selected from...
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Kearney Catholic bounced from softball state tourney

HASTINGS, Neb. — Kearney Catholic ran into a hot hitting Yutan/Mead team Thursday, as the Stars saw their season end early in a mercy shortened 15-4 loss to the Patriots in four innings. The Stars committed seven errors in the field, as the Patriots took full advantage: Yutan/Mead plated four...
KEARNEY, NE
KSNB Local4

Kearney Catholic falls to Yutan-Mead in elimination game

HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Kearney Catholic upset #2 Hastings St. Cecilia, and almost upset a few others at the Class C State tournament, but it wasn’t meant to be. The Stars fall to Yutan-Mead 15-4, ending their season with a 30-8 record.
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Mistakes late prove costly for Kearney Catholic

HASTINGS, Neb. — Late errors doomed No. 7 Kearney Catholic as third-ranked Guardian Angels Central Catholic was able to knock off the Stars, 4-2, in the winner's bracket of the Nebraska Class C state softball tournament. Holding a slim 2-1 advantage in the bottom of the sixth, Kearney Catholic committed...
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Kearney Hub

Kearney Catholic's softball season ends after Yutan/Mead's quick start

HASTINGS — The Kearney Catholic softball team couldn’t stop the Yutan/Mead’s batters, and it sent the Stars packing after four innings. The Stars fell to the Patriots, 15-4, during the second day of the Class C State Softball Tournament on Wednesday afternoon. The Stars’ season comes to an end. The...
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