Three-wheeler operator injured in south Beatrice crash
BEATRICE – Beatrice Police have reported that an 18-year-old male was injured and hospitalized after the three-wheeled vehicle he was operating, crashed into another vehicle at Sixth and Green Street….in the south part of the city. The accident happened a week ago…February 19th….just prior to the noon hour....
No problems making use of the Beatrice Municipal Auditorium
BEATRICE – The Beatrice Municipal Auditorium is seeing more use than ever, despite the move of the Beatrice Fire and Rescue to a new headquarters. "The food pantry did a remodel...they've moved in and I think they've settled in well. CASA moved in, early February. Just here recently, Mother-to-Mother is going to open up a youth center sometime in March...I think that first week in March or second week...so they've taken up the rest of the basement. We remodeled an office upstairs for the I-T office, so they'll be moving upstairs in the next couple of weeks. Then, we've got Keep Beatrice Beautiful there, Main Street..so basically now, we're full capacity."
Nebraska hospital finds 'lifeline' in new CMS model
Friend, Neb.-based Warren Memorial Hospital on Feb. 8 became the first hospital in the state to convert to a rural emergency hospital, according to omaha.com. The city-owned hospital was "hours from having to close" when it did not have the funds to cover its payroll in July, Jared Chaffin, CFO and one of the hospital's three interim co-CEOs, told the publication.
Extreme fire danger for much of the Midwest, at the start of this week
BEATRICE – Pickrell Firefighters were sent to a garage fire Sunday afternoon, about two miles north of the community. Beatrice Rural Firefighters were summoned for mutual aid support, but Chief Matt Langley says the Pickrell Department had things under control quickly. A burn barrel being used caught the side of a garage on fire, doing some damage.
Homestead Exemption Informational Meetings
Have you ever checked into Homestead Exemption?? It is a great program that offers tax relief for homeowners in Nebraska. You must be 65 as of January 1, 2024 and be a homeowner. The amount of assistance determined is based on your income and could be any percentage from 10% all the way to 100%.
Search warrant of Fairbury leads to arrest of two
FAIRBURY, Neb -- On Thursday evening, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office conducted a search warrant of a residence at 818 9th Street in Fairbury. Officers discovered multiple drugs inside the home including suspected THC wax, methamphetamine, marijuana, and a weapon. Two occupants within the residence, 62-year-old Spencer Fentress of Fairbury,...
Traffic stop leads to drug charges
FAIRBURY, Neb -- On Thursday at 12:30 p.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department conducted a traffic stop on the corner of 9th and F in Fairbury. During the stop, the deputy located controlled substances and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. The driver, 23-year-old Makela Grable of Marysville, Kansas, and passenger,...
Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in Geneva as of 2024-02-26. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Monday is $3.264, a week ago the price is $3.279 , according to AAA.
Lady O roll past GI Northwest, head to state for third straight year
BEATRICE, NEB - For the third straight season, the Beatrice Lady Orange are heading to the state tournament. Beatrice rolled past GI Northwest 56-29 on Saturday, to lock up their third straight district championship - it's the first time in program history where Beatrice has won three straight district titles.
Nebraska Volleyball Coach John Cook Visits Beatrice
Nebraska Volleyball Coach John Cook spoke Friday night in Beatrice to a crowd of Husker volleyball fans about the Husker volleyball program, the past volleyball season, his passion with horses, and the importance of dreaming like a champion. Coach Cook has been head coach for the Nebraska volleyball program since...
Smoke smell sends Beatrice Fire, police to downtown building
BEATRICE, NEB. - Beatrice Fire and Rescue and the Beatrice Police Department responded to a report of smoke in a downtown Beatrice building Thursday afternoon. According to Beatrice Fire Captain Craig Fisher, just after 1:30 p.m., Beatrice Fire and Rescue searched the building located at 514 Court St., where they found visible smoke in the first floor basement. Fisher says firefighters were working to find the source by checking computers, monitors, coffee makers and other electrical items.
Hastings College women’s wrestling repeats as KCAC champions
CRETE, Neb. (Hastings College) - For the second straight year, the Hastings College women’s wrestling team won the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship with a team score of 175.5 as Ottawa finished second with 174 points on Saturday afternoon. Reagen Gallaway barely broke a sweat in her run at...
The total snowfall Thayer County got in January
Stacker compiled data on the snowfall that Thayer County, Nebraska received in January 2024 using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information
Lancaster County burglar plunders thousands from bar in southern Nebraska, sheriff says
DAYKIN, Neb. (KOLN) - A string of burglaries in Lancaster County has stretched further into southern Nebraska, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Jefferson County deputies were called around 1:30 p.m. to the Road Runner Bar and Grill in Daykin on Feb. 10. The owners reported that their bar had been burglarized overnight.
Grill explosion triggers fire, at Woodland Avenue home
BEATRICE – Beatrice Firefighters were sent to a home in the eleven-hundred block of Woodland Avenue late Thursday afternoon, in the northwest Glenover section of the city. Chief Brian Daake says it was initially reported as a cooking grill blowing up, and a fire in an attached garage. "We had multiple units out on medical calls...so we kind of had a hodge-podge response. The fire was out on arrival. They were able to hit it with a garden hose really quick, which was a good thing. It was definitely an accidental fire. There was no propane that exploded. There was some cleaning supplies, a couple of aerosol cans went off...which was what the noise was. There was one person at home at the time, and he was not injured."
Western women claim share of conference title
With a little help, No. 21 Missouri Western women’s basketball claimed its first MIAA regular season title since 2016 on Saturday. Step one in securing at least a share of the conference crown was taking care of business against Northwest Missouri State, a team Western had already defeated in mid-January.
New retail life for a classic Beatrice Building
BEATRICE – For Teresa Zoellner, who has owned an interior design business ….the retail side of things wasn’t necessarily on the radar screen. But that’s changed, with the opening of a new business…in a historic Beatrice building, no less. "We had gone out of town...
Preliminary okay given to milling project to process white sorghum into flour
BEATRICE – Preliminary approval has been given for a new agriculture business….a small mill that would process white sorghum into flour that is gluten-free. The Gage County Planning Commission, on a 7-0 vote, has recommended county approval of the special use permit sought by Brad Dusenbery and Dusenbery Farms. The operation would be located on a fourth-generation, 103-year-old family farm in Holt Township, about four miles north of Beatrice.
Auburn Punches Ticket to Sixth-Straight District Finals in BBB
AUBURN, NE - The Auburn Bulldogs kept their streak of District Finals appearances alive with a solid 58-29 win over Wilber-Clatonia in the Subdistrict C1-1 Championship Game on Thursday. The Bulldogs held a 19-12 lead after the first frame and built it to a 29-20 advantage at the break. Auburn put it to double-digits through three quarters at 38-24, and they didn't let up in a 20-5 fourth frame. The host team hit seven treys and went 7/9 at the free throw line. Maverick Binder finished with 15 points, while Nixon Ligouri added eleven - all in the first half. Wilber-Clatonia was led by the 17-point effort of Grant Kuhlmann, who was a perfect 5/5 at the charity stripe. Nobody else shot a free throw for the Wolverines, and only four players scored. WC ends the season at 13-13, while Auburn is now 25-0. The Bulldogs draw Battle Creek in the District C1-3 Final.
Taking a look at Nebraska’s first Rural Emergency Hospital
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - For people living in small towns far away from big cities, having a hospital nearby is important especially in an emergency. But some hospitals in rural parts of the state continue to struggle to make ends meet. To overcome that, a small hospital in Saline County is making a change that’s never been seen before in Nebraska.