No injuries in Hastings-area two-vehicle crash
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Hastings Police responded to a two vehicle crash between Nolan and Westbrook Drive on West 12th Street on Wednesday. An eastbound Dodge Caravan crossed paths with an oncoming vehicle. Officers on scene said the second vehicle attempted to make a left turn in front of the Dodge Caravan which led to the crash.
Hastings city survey results highlights goods and bads in the community
HASTINGS, Neb. – Sometimes, the only way to get the answers you’re looking for is straight from the horse’s mouth. That’s what the city of Hastings did via a mail-in survey which residents ranked numerous categories such as quality of life and satisfactions of city services.
Fire crews battle Juniata garage fire on 12th Street
JUNIATA, Neb. (KSNB) - Shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday, the Juniata fire department responded to a house fire on West 12th Street. The station’s fire chief said the homeowner had been working on a car in the garage when an item sparked causing it to catch on fire. It started in the middle of the garage, but quickly spread throughout the structure.
Kenesaw Public Schools Temporarily Activate Secure Protocol Due to Unidentified Individual
Kenesaw Public Schools activated the Secure Standard Response Protocol (SRP) for an hour due to an unidentified individual on the premises. The protocol aimed to protect staff and students by limiting building access, while normal activities continued inside. The individual left without causing any problems. After confirming no threat, the school lifted the Secure protocol. The SRP helped the school manage the situation effectively.Visit here for more details.
19-year-old charged in connection to fatality accident
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- A Grand Island teen is in jail in connection to a fatal accident. According to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, deputies arrested 19-year-old Quentin Scroggin on Thursday. He faces five charges, including motor vehicle homicide-DUI and two counts of DUI causing serious injury. On Nov....
Engagement Is Announced
Maci Kroupa and Derek Drudik, both of Sutton, along with their parents are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Parents of the bride are Mark and Michelle Kroupa of Hadar, and parents of the groom are David and Shannon Drudik of Sutton. The bride to be is a...
Driver Cited for Failure to Yield Following Morning Collision in Hastings
Discover the details of a morning collision in Hastings involving a Chevy Traverse and a Ford Fiesta. The incident occurred due to a failure to yield, with the Traverse driver citing sun glare as a contributing factor. Thankfully, no injuries were reported.
Railroads and the Shaping of American Towns: The Story of Cowles, Nebraska
The intricate web of America's railroads not only transported goods and passengers but also laid the tracks for the creation of numerous towns and cities. Among these is Cowles, Nebraska, a small village in Webster County, whose name pays homage to railroad official W. D. Cowles. Contrary to popular belief, the village was not named after Charles H. Cowles, the North Carolina politician, but after a man who played a significant role in the expansion of the rail network in the late 19th century.
Meat plant expansion promises job growth and cleaner water for Hastings community
Hastings, Neb. — A meat plant plans to expand after investing millions. WR Reserve in Hastings not only wants to process more cattle but plans to call for improved treatment of wastewater coming out of the site. WR Reserve plans to invest more than $40 million at its plant...
The nicest weather of the week comes today
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Some of the nicest weather of the week comes today with above average highs. We’ll see some passing clouds this morning, which should clear out later in the day. High temperatures on Wednesday will range from the upper 40s northeast to around 60° southwest. Overnight, a cold front will pass through the area, bringing a bit of an increase in clouds going into Thursday. Lows tonight will mainly be in the 20s. It’ll be a chillier and brisk day behind the frong for tomorrow. Highs will be in the mid 30s to mid 40s from northwest to southeast. Brisk northerly winds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph will be possible. This will make it feel that colder.
A warming planet means less snow in winter months
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Whether (no pun intended) you believe it or not, the planet is getting warmer. In fact, this year has been the warmest year globally on record. What does that mean for the winter months? Less snow, more rain? Yes. Lesser odds of a white Christmas? Sure. More importantly, affecting the snowpack so many people depend on for various reasons.
The Harvard Jail: A Historical Gem in Nebraska
Nestled in the small town of Harvard, Nebraska, a unique historical landmark captures the imagination of visitors: the Harvard Jail. Constructed in 1906, this one-room jailhouse is not just a relic of the past; it's a living testament to the town's rich history and a magnet for history buffs and tourists. Its robust walls tell tales of a simpler time in America's judicial history, representing the essence of law and order over a century ago.
Traffic signals temporarily covered at 2nd and Burlington
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) -Drivers in Hastings may have noticed the stop lights covered up at one of the busiest intersections in town. Hastings Police said the traffic signals at 2nd Street and Burlington Avenue are currently not working. Late Tuesday, HPD said on its Facebook page that a temporary stop sign is now up on 2nd Street for eastbound traffic.
Hallmark comes to life in Aurora
Light snow creates holiday vibe at 5th annual ‘Come Home to Christmas’ event. Downtown Aurora reflected the look, feel and sound of the holidays with the fifth annual Come Home to Christmas celebration Saturday, prompting many to proclaim Aurora as an unofficial “Hallmark City.”. Julie Wasem, a...
Holiday Events Across the Tri Cities: From Christmas Crafts to Breakfast with Santa
Get ready for the weekend with a host of holiday events across the Tri Cities. From crafting at the First Presbyterian Church in Hastings to exploring wintry wild Woodlands at the Hon Museum, there's something for everyone. Don't miss the festive fun in Grand Island and Carney too!
Hastings science teacher introduces a new style of teaching
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Hastings Middle School eight-grade science teacher, Bailey Johnson earned a chance to speak at the NSTA Conference in Kansas City recently about her unique teaching approach. Johnson is in her 13th year at HMS and is in the Robert Noyce Master Teacher Fellowship Program. Her use of authentic learning was what she shared at the conference. She said authentic learning helps make the subject relevant to student by incorporating the real-world.
Help children in our community by donating to Local4′s Present Patrol
For over 25 years, KSNB Local4 has brought Christmas cheer to children in our communities with Present Patrol.
911 Service Restored in Hastings and Adams County Following Temporary Outage
Discover how a sudden 911 service outage in Nebraska's Adams County led to emergency calls being rerouted across the state. Learn about the swift response, the restoration of the service, and ongoing investigations into the cause of this critical disruption.
The Plainsman Museum: Preserving the Heartland's Heritage in Aurora, Nebraska
The Plainsman Museum, a cultural beacon in Aurora, Nebraska, offers a unique window into the soul of Hamilton County, encapsulating its history from the pioneer era to the mid-20th century. Since its inception on Independence Day of 1976, it has become a treasure trove of over 50,000 artifacts that chronicle the county's evolution. The museum, birthed from a community desire to preserve its heritage, is a narrative woven from the artifacts of daily life, industry, and the arts during a time of profound change.
Toy Scout set up in Hastings buying old toys, selling nostalgia
HASTINGS, Neb. — People in Central Nebraska have an opportunity to get paid for their old toys. Jeff Schriefer is a Roadshow Manager for The Toy Scout and has been in Hastings since Tuesday. He is set up at the Hampton Inn through 5:30 Thursday and is evaluating and buying collectibles. He says many people are surprised to find out how much their favorite old toys are worth.