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DEEP PURPLE & JUDAS PRIEST

DEEP PURPLE & JUDAS PRIEST

Rock giants Deep Purple and Judas Priest unite to play at Harrah’s Stir Concert Cove with special guest The Temperance Movement on Friday, September 21st. Don’t miss your chance to see two of the world’s biggest rock bands together on one stage. Get your tickets at ticketmaster!more info »

Melody Round-up Parade

Melody Round-up Parade

Melody Round-up Parade September 22 •10:30 am – 12:30 pm Join the Bronco Marching Band, high school bands and more as they celebrate Hastings College in the annual Homecoming Parade. Downtown Hastings. …and the next day… Hastings College Homecoming 2018 September 23 • 8:00 am – 11:00 pm www.hastings.edu/homecoming Hastings College Homecoming 2018! Come join…more info »

Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy

After months of anticipation, multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated Chicago band Fall Out Boy release their seventh studio album M A N I A on Island Records/DCD2 Records. The album is available across all DSPs NOW. The band also released a new music video for the track “Church” directed by Daveion Thompsonmore info »

Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac

Legendary, GRAMMY-award winning band Fleetwood Mac announced today a North American tour, set to kick off in October and travel through 50+ cities ending in Spring of 2019. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will feature the newly announced line-up of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Christine McVie along with newcomers Mike Campbell…more info »

Blogs

My Brother “the other” Franzman…

My Brother “the other” Franzman…

….is quite the photographer! Check out his latest album of pics of Deep Purple’s Glenn Hughs. He’s available for weddings, too. He’ll make ya look like a rock star. Click link below to see whole album.

I need a maid

I need a maid

When our new dishwasher was installed last year the person doing the work said to put the dishes in dirty because the detergent will stick to the enzymes and actually clean the dishes better. Yeah? No! That’s so not true. In fact I have to rinse the dishes, load/start the washer and sometimes wash them…

sideways video

sideways video

There are days I absolutely can not stand working online. Did ya ever do something the same way every day for months on end and then suddenly out of the blue badda-boom, everything is different. This new world we live in makes it difficult to become an expert at anything. Anywho, here’s a sideways video…

Does it make me a nerd?

Does it make me a nerd?

I have always liked to read liner notes and album covers. If the art is worth consuming, it’s worth further pursuing is my belief. It’s the way I am wired. I wanna know who sang the high harmony in “Bus Stop” by The Hollies (Graham Nash). I wanna know who performed background vocals for Clapton…

I prefer you use my whole name

I prefer you use my whole name

This is my shortest blog ever…and it’s quite random…and here it is: The line that separates the top and bottom numbers of a fraction is called a vinculum. Good information to have! If you ever find yourself at a party with a bunch of math nerds you can pull that randomness out of your geek…

Events

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Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels

The Ad Council has sent Meals on Wheels Volunteer Recruitment Public Service Announcements to Inspire Volunteers in This Community to Help where Help is Needed. Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver more than a meal… 10 million seniors face the threat of hunger, and millions more live alone in isolation. 107.7 The Island encourages you to…more info »

Triathlon

Triathlon

Sep 22 @ 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM LE Ray Park 3315 S Blaine St, Grand Island, Nebraska 68801 This Super Sprint Triathlon will benefit the Greater Grand Island Sports Council and its efforts to support local sports events. The Greater Grand Island Sports Council was formed in 2007 for the purpose of identifying and…more info »

Melody Round-up Parade

Melody Round-up Parade

Melody Round-up Parade September 22 •10:30 am – 12:30 pm Join the Bronco Marching Band, high school bands and more as they celebrate Hastings College in the annual Homecoming Parade. Downtown Hastings. …and the next day… Hastings College Homecoming 2018 September 23 • 8:00 am – 11:00 pm www.hastings.edu/homecoming Hastings College Homecoming 2018! Come join…more info »

Out of the Darkness Community Walk

Out of the Darkness Community Walk

Out of the Darkness Community Walk in Grand Island September 22nd Helping to raise awareness & prevention of suicide Event Details Walk Date: 09/22/2018 Walk Location: Eagle Scout Park – Grand Island, NE Check-in/Registration Time: 2:00 pm Walk Begins: 3:00 pm Walk Ends: 5:00 pm For more information, please contact: Contact Name: Sandy Manfull Contact…more info »

 

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University of Nebraska at Kearney officers now carrying handguns

University of Nebraska at Kearney officers now carrying handguns

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) – Campus police officers have begun carrying handguns at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, 44 years after college officials decided to disarm them. University spokeswoman Kelly Bartling told the Kearney Hub the change was made to align university police with the policies, procedures, standards and equipment of its peer agencies. She…

Grand Jury for Nebraska District releases indictments

Grand Jury for Nebraska District releases indictments

LINCOLN, Neb. – United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 29 indictments charging 30 defendants. Indictments are charging documents that contain one or more individual counts that are merely accusations, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. *          Daniel Argueta-Espinoza, age 23,…

Drug Task Force Operation in Central Nebraska

Drug Task Force Operation in Central Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – 13 individuals in central Nebraska have been indicted in a federal drug investigation by the Central Nebraska Drug and Safe Streets Task Force. The Task Force consists of the Grand Island Police Department, Nebraska State Patrol, Hall County Sheriff’s Office, Kearney Police Department, Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, Hastings Police Department, Adams County…

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KGFW Sports – Chinander Talks D

KGFW Sports – Chinander Talks D

The Nebraska football team practiced for just over two hours in full pads and helmets Tuesday morning as they prepare for this Saturday’s Big Ten opener at Michigan. Following the workout Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander talked about the ejection of junior linebacker Mohammed Berry for spearing in last Saturday’s game against Troy. He said there is…

KGFW Sports – UNK and HC Volleyball Update

KGFW Sports – UNK and HC Volleyball Update

The 6th-ranked UNK volleyball team swept Fort Hays State (-18, -15, -14) Tuesday night at the Health & Sports Center. Bouncing back from their first loss of the year, UNK has now won 60 home matches in a row. The school record of 66 was set between 2002-2005. UNK hosts 16th-ranked Central Oklahoma (14-2, 2-0)…

KGFW Sports – Storm Make 2 Trades

KGFW Sports – Storm Make 2 Trades

The Tri-City Storm announced two separate transactions prior to the final games of the preseason. The Storm have acquired forward Garret Worth from the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in exchange for forward Ben Almquist, and a conditional 2019 5th Round Phase II draft pick. The Storm have also acquired a 2020 8th Round Phase II draft…

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