Bloomington's Bravest vs. Finest Hit the Ice for Charity Hockey Match at Bloomington Ice Gardenhoodline.com1 DAY AGO
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Bloomington's Bravest vs. Finest Hit the Ice for Charity Hockey Match at Bloomington Ice Garden
Things are heating up in Bloomington, but not in the way you might expect. It's that time of year again when the city's bravest face off against its finest – on the ice, that is. The Bloomington Police are ready to drop the gloves against the Bloomington Fire in a no-holds-barred hockey showdown at the Bloomington Ice Garden. If you're thinking this is just a casual skate-around, think again. These teams are bringing the heat with a rivalry that's as fierce as their day jobs helping to keep the community safe. The game is set for Sunday, March 10, 5 -7 p.m., and families and kids are encouraged to come to cheer on their favorite team, according to the City of Bloomington's announcement.
Bloomington to Start Using New Sales Tax for Ice Garden Makeover, Health Center, and Parks Enhancement
Big changes are underway in Bloomington as the city gears up to utilize a new sales tax hike approved by voters in last year's elections. It's all about improvements for the local stomping grounds: the Bloomington Ice Garden is set for a makeover, a fresh community health and wellness center is in the blueprint, and there's a green light to enhance the lush Nine Mile Creek corridor and revamp Moir and Central parks. This half-percent sales tax bump is no April Fool's joke: it kicks in on April 1, funneling a cool $155 million into the city's coffers for these ambitious projects.
Today the gas price is close to $2.82 in Franklin as of 2024-03-02. 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 Saturday is $3.338, a week ago the price is $3.264 , according to AAA.
Boil Water Advisory Lifted for Smith County Rural Water District 1, Including Athol
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has ended a boil water advisory for a part of Smith County Rural Water District 1. The advisory was due to a line break causing a loss of pressure, potentially leading to bacterial contamination. The affected area was south of 100 RD and West of L Road, including Athol, but not the City of Smith Center.
NCHSAA 2A Boys Basketball Playoffs: Fairmont 59, West Bladen 38
BLADENBORO — West Bladen stayed with Fairmont for most of Friday night’s 2nd round NCHSAA Class 2A Basketball Playoff game, but when the Knights finally had to come out and chase, the Tornadoes made 13 of 23 free throws and 4 lay-ups to claim a 59-38 victory. The...
Bridgeport beats Minden 65-57 to make fourth-straight semifinals
LINCOLN, Neb. — The Bridgeport girls basketball team survived a slow start and pulled away to down Minden 65-57 in the Class C-1 quarterfinals on Thursday. The win puts the #4 Bulldogs into the state semifinals for the fourth-straight season. They will face #1 Lincoln Christian, who they beat in the quarterfinals last year.
Nebraska community unites to prevent Red Cloud nursing home from permanent closure
Red Cloud, NEB. — After 41 years, a local nursing home is closing due to a shortage of employees and not being able to sustain the care its residents need. Heritage of Red Cloud Nursing Home still has a chance to remain open if the local hospital can take over the home.
Home Destroyed in Kearney County Fire
KAKE) – One person was injured, a farm home was destroyed and an undetermined amount of acres were burned in a grass fire Monday in Kearny County. Around 1 p.m. Monday, a fire started along Highway 25 at mile marker 86 near Lakin. At that time, the Kearny County Sheriff’s Office says there was a strong wind from the west. The fire spread quickly because of the dry vegetation and lack of recent rainfall.
KNDY Rewind: Axtell Girls Basketball vs. Pike Valley (1A DII Sub-State Semifinals) – 3/1/2024
KNDY Rewind: Axtell Girls Basketball vs. Pike Valley (1A DII Sub-State Semifinals) – 3/1/2024. Sunflower State Radio is the digital platform for Dierking Communications, Inc. serving Kansas from our broadcast studios in Marysville, Glen Elder, and Norton, Kansas. KNDY AM & FM Marysville; KDNS-FM & KZDY-FM Glen Elder; KQNK AM & FM Norton.
American Confetti: Historic Lowell Depot
Once a thriving town located in northeastern Kearney County, Lowell, NE, served as the final stop of the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad and briefly emerged as a significant shipping hub in central Nebraska. The railroad extended from Chicago, with intentions to reach Ft. Kearney, located eight miles west of Lowell, where it would connect with the Union Pacific Railroad to the north of the Platte River. However, in 1872, the Union Pacific's decision to impose exorbitant shipping charges on the B & M Railroad led to the abandonment of this plan, resulting in the completion of the railroad track in Lowell.
Two Rivers district reports two Nebraska adult influenza deaths
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS – Common symptoms of the flu often — but not always — include fever as well as aching muscles, chills, and sweats. WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR – Most people who get the flu can treat themselves at home and often don't need to see a healthcare professional. If you have emergency symptoms of the flu, get medical care right away.
City Looking to Benefit From NAHTF Grants
The Minden City Council took action on several agenda items regarding Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF) grants during the February 20 regular meeting. LeAnn Jochum from South Central Economic Development District (SCEDD), was in attendance to provide further information on the agenda items. The City has received and signed...
Kensington Community News: Upcoming Girls Basketball Semifinals, American Legion Special Menu and Fireman’s Pancake Feed, and Author Visit at the Library
Braxley Dean and Tamzlyn Hunter have set up a campsite in their driveway, despite the cold February weather. Meanwhile, the Thunder Ridge Girls are scheduled to compete against the Northern Valley Girls in the HS BB Sub-State Semifinals at the Colby Event Center on March 1. If successful, they will play again on March 2. The TR Schools have released their March events schedule, which includes the end of Quarter 3, HS Powerlifting, Sub-State Basketball Finals, and a MS Dance for 7th/8th grade.
🏀 Lady Monarchs season ends in sub-state semifinals loss to Smith Center
OAKLEY – The Smith Center Lady Red closed the fourth quarter on a 16-4 run as they defeated the TMP Lady Monarchs 46-33 Thursday night in Oakley, ending TMP’s season in the sub-state semifinals. Both teams struggled to get their offense going as Smith Center built a 6-4...
Two-vehicle crash in Franklin County leaves several injured
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Neb. — Multiple individuals were injured after a two-vehicle crash in Franklin County. According to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office (FCSO), at approximately 7:17 p.m., Hildreth Fire and Rescue, along with Sheriff's Deputies, were dispatched to state highway 4 and 27 Rd. south of Hildreth for a two-vehicle crash.
Baseball: West Brunswick 11, East Bladen 7
SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick snapped a 7-7 tie with 4 runs in the home half of the 6th inning and defeated East Bladen 11-7 Tuesday night in their non-conference baseball opener. The Trojans built an early 5-1 lead, but East rallied with 3 runs in the 4th then tied...
Lady Whippets Claim Class C1 District Champion Title
Minden’s girls are headed back to the State Tournament for the first time since the 2014-15 season. A 47- 34 win over Milford on February 23 at Minden puts the Whippets in the Class C1 field with a 20-3 record. Minden goes in as the 5th seed and will...
Columbus couple accused of beating, hurling racial slurs at teens in Harlan County
ALMA, Neb. (KOLN) - A Columbus couple is facing multiple child abuse charges out of Harlan County in southern Nebraska. Court records show Nancy Tieman, 71, and Keith Tieman, 73, each are charged with four counts of child abuse. Each charge is a class IIIA felony. Arrest affidavits for the...
2-28-24 High School Basketball Locker Room Chats
The head basketball coaches from Beloit, Osborne, Smith Center and Thunder Ridge join Sports Director Dusty Deines for the final time in the 2023-24 season. Sunflower State Radio is the digital platform for Dierking Communications, Inc. serving Kansas from our broadcast studios in Marysville, Glen Elder, and Norton, Kansas. KNDY AM & FM Marysville; KDNS-FM & KZDY-FM Glen Elder; KQNK AM & FM Norton.
Chasing Bright Medusas: New Book Reveals Life & Times of Willa Cather
A new book chronicles the life and times of writer Willa Cather. Commentator Rex Buchanan says the book captures the essence of the Pulitzer Prize winning woman who wrote novels of life on the Great Plains. (Transcript) Few people have written so evocatively about the Great Plains as Willa Cather....