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UNK Chancellor Kristensen shares his excitement for winter commencement

KEARNEY, Neb. – (KGFW) Friday, Dec. 14 marked the end of a long journey for many students. UNK Chancellor Doug Kristensen joined KGFW’s Talk of the Town and shared how proud he is that so many students have walked and accepted their diplomas for graduation. “Friday’s commencement, everybody is geared for that. We have 426…read more »

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Christmas Tree Drop-off Sites

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is a release from the city of Kearney in regards to Christmas tree drop-off sites. The City of Kearney will again offer four Christmas tree drop-off sites. The sites will be open from December 15, 2018 thru January 15, 2019 for the disposal of live Christmas trees. Tree stands, as…read more »

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Gov. Ricketts Applauds Next Steps on WOTUS Repeal

LINCOLN, Neb. – Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) applauded an announcement by Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler that the Trump Administration has proposed a replacement for the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. “Thank you President Trump and Acting Administrator Wheeler for your continued commitment to repealing…read more »


US-6/34, East and West of US-183 in Holdrege is Open to Traffic

MCCOOK, Neb. – The following is a release from the Nebraska Department of Transportation in regards to roadways in Holdrege reopening. Work along US-6/34, in Holdrege, has been completed with minor work remaining, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. The remaining work will include sodding, pavement marking, parking stalls and cross walks. Traffic will…read more »