Category Archives: KGFW News

Governor Pete Ricketts provides updates on Floods and Trade

Governor Pete Ricketts provides updates on Floods and Trade

LINCOLN, Neb. – (KGFW) During the Governor’s Monthly Call-In Show, Pete Ricketts discussed how far the recovery process has come since floods swept Nebraska in March. The latest involving roads and bridges being repaired in heavily impacted areas. “With the really unprecedented widespread damage that we had to our state with flooding and blizzards in…Read more »

Emergency Road Closure: 35th Street from 4th Avenue to 5th avenue

Emergency Road Closure: 35th Street from 4th Avenue to 5th avenue

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the City of Kearney: “The City of Kearney Public Works Department announces that 35th Street from 4th to 5th Avenue is currently closed for emergency repairs. The street will remain open to local residents only, though at times driveways may be blocked. Weather permitting, work should be completed…Read more »

Road Repair Work: Near 25th Street and 5th Avenue

Road Repair Work: Near 25th Street and 5th Avenue

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the City of Kearney: “The City of Kearney Public Works Department announces that the inside east bound lane near 25th Street and 5th Avenue will be closed for concrete repairs beginning Friday, August 16 at 7:00 a.m. weather permitting. The area will reopen by Monday afternoon.  Citizens are…Read more »

Axtell Community Schools Awarded $25,000 Grow Rural Education Grant

Axtell Community Schools Awarded $25,000 Grow Rural Education Grant

AXTELL, Neb. – The following is from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities Program: “Axtell Community Schools was just awarded a $25,000 grant to enhance its science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. Axtell Community Schools will use the Grow Rural Education funds to construct…Read more »

Anonymous $100,000 gift for Disaster Relief Fund

Anonymous $100,000 gift for Disaster Relief Fund

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the Kearney Area Community Foundation: “One month after the July 9th flood, there was a $100,000 check in the mailbox at the Kearney Area Community Foundation from an anonymous donor for the Disaster Relief Fund on Friday, August 9th. “Wow – it is hard to wipe the smile…Read more »

Insurance survey results show smarter cars are resulting in dumber driving

Insurance survey results show smarter cars are resulting in dumber driving

A recent online survey conducted by State Farm insurance found Americans driving vehicles with advanced driver assist features admit to using their smart phones at higher rates than those without the same technology. 62% of people with advanced driver assist features admitted to reading or sending messages while driving vs. 49% without those features. 56%…Read more »

Investigation of the Failure of Spencer Dam

Investigation of the Failure of Spencer Dam

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the Nebraska Press Association: “The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO), a national non-profit organization focused on the safety of dams, will be conducting an independent investigation to identify the likely causes that contributed to the breach of Spencer Dam in North Central Nebraska on March 14,…Read more »

Closure of 11th Avenue at 42nd Street (Century Road)

Closure of 11th Avenue at 42nd Street (Century Road)

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the city of Kearney: “The City of Kearney Utilities Department with Midlands Contracting announces that the intersection of 11th Avenue and 42nd Street (Century Road) will be closed to all traffic starting at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 for construction of water main and sanitary sewer…Read more »