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CPS paraeducator arrested for allegedly sending explicit content to teens

COLUMBUS, Neb. (News Channel Nebraska) - A Columbus Public Schools employee has been arrested, it was announced Friday. On Thursday, the Columbus Police Department arrested Emily Kratochvil for sexual abuse by a school employee. According to officer Bret Strecker, the arrest was as a result of an investigation regarding allegations...
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Repairs to be made on portion of road in Norfolk

NORFOLK - Concrete improvements will be done on a portion of road in Norfolk starting Tuesday. According to the City of Norfolk, repairs will occur on 18th Street from Bel Air Road to Imperial Road and south to the Prospect Hill Cemetery north property line. Traffic will be maintained to...

Boys Golf District Golf highlights area local docket for Monday

Checking out the local schedule for today, the Norfolk High boys golf squad hosts the A-1 District Meet at Fair Play Golf Course at 9:00 AM. Teams competing include Norfolk, Bellevue West, Kearney, Millard West, Omaha Burke, North, and Westside. Norfolk Catholic & Lutheran High Northeast participate in the C-3 District Meet at Hartington Golf Club at 9:30 with BRLD, Battle Creek, Crofton, Elkhorn Valley, Hartington Cedar Catholic, Hartington/Newcastle, Laurel/Concord/Coleridge, Ponca, Summerland, Tri County Northeast, Wakefield, West Holt, and Winnebago.

Norfolk Fire Marshal highlights benefits of home fire sprinkler system

NORFOLK - Home Fire Sprinkler week began Sunday as a way to raise awareness about the benefits of having a home fire sprinkler system. Norfolk Fire Marshal Terry Zwiebel says when fire sprinklers are installed in a home, the threat and damage of home fires diminishes greatly. Zwiebel says the...

Norfolk Police make DUI arrest

NORFOLK - A Norfolk Police officer conducted a traffic stop, late Saturday night, on a vehicle that failed to maintain driving in its lane and drove over a curbed median. Police identified the driver as 35-year-old Michael Keck of Johnstown, Nebraska. During the contact the officer could smell alcohol coming...

Carol Duren

May 3, 1944 - May 11, 2022. Carol J. Duren, of Columbus, died Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha. Mass of Christian Burial is at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 16, 2022, at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church. Visitation is from 4:30-7 p.m. on Sunday at St. Bonaventure Church with a vigil service to follow at 7 p.m. Visitation continues Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church. Interment is in All Saints Cemetery.

Northeast celebrates student success at 49th commencement ceremonies

NORFOLK, Neb. – The customary Pomp and Circumstance march became quite familiar by the end of the day Friday at Northeast Community College. Three commencement ceremonies were held to mark the 49th annual tradition at the Norfolk-based college. Nursing graduates received their nurse pins and participated in commencement to...

Northeast o hold Disability Services Night, May 23

NORFOLK, Neb. – Northeast Community College will host an informational meeting for those interested in disability services. Disability Services Information Night will be held Mon., May 23, at 6:30 p.m., in the College Welcome Center, Room 1108, on the Norfolk campus. In addition, two virtual options will be held later this summer for those unable to attend in person.

Doing Business with Offutt (In-Person - Norfolk, NE)

In 2020, Offutt AFB spent more than $481 Million on government contracts, including $220 Million specifically for Small Businesses. Offutt also spent $19 Million using the Government Purchase Card (GPC). A Government Purchase Card allows cardholders the ability to purchase goods/services directly from sellers. These products must be under $2,000...
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Former Columbus schools employee charged with sending explicit photos, videos to teens

A former Columbus Public Schools employee has been arrested on a sexual abuse charge. According to a news release from the Columbus Police Department, Emily Kratochvil was charged with sexual abuse by a school employee on Thursday. Her arrest followed an investigation stemming from explicit photos and videos being shared on social media, according to the news release. The victims are two teenage males, ages 15 and 17.