Island News


House Passage of Farm Bill

LINCOLN, NEB. – A statement has been released from Steve Nelson, President of Nebraska Farm Bureau, regarding the house passage of farm bill. “Today, the members of the House of Representatives took an important step in moving Congress toward passage of the new farm bill. As I’ve stated on many occasions, food security is national…read more »

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Grand Jury Report for the District of Nebraska released

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced the federal Grand Jury for the District of Nebraska has returned 23 indictments charging 33 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. *          Ali-Saif Al-Mjamaie, age 28, of El…read more »


Gladys Styles Johnston, 79, led UNK during formative decade

KEARNEY – Former University of Nebraska at Kearney Chancellor Gladys Styles Johnston of Scottsdale, Arizona, died Wednesday. She was 79. Johnston was chancellor of UNK from 1993 to 2002. “Dr. Johnston led UNK during a formative decade,” Chancellor Doug Kristensen said. “We are grateful for her efforts and accomplishments at UNK.” Prior to becoming chancellor…read more »


NU’s proposed 2018-19 budget has $28M in spending cuts

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The University of Nebraska’s proposed budget for the upcoming year includes more than $28 million in spending cuts that will see a loss of more than 100 jobs across four campuses, department consolidations and a possible tuition increase. The university system said in a news release Thursday that the proposed budget…read more »


Lincoln man found guilty in brutal beating of UNL student

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A Lincoln man has been found guilty in a second trial in the brutal beating and robbery of a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student. Late Wednesday night, a Lancaster County jury found 25-year-old James Price guilty of aiding and abetting robbery and first-degree assault. The Lincoln Journal Star reports he faces up…read more »


2 men suspected of using stolen credit card information

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) – Grand Island police say officers have arrested two men suspected of using or possessing dozens of credit or debit cards encoded with stolen card information. Police said Thursday that Rafael Figueredo Hidalgo faces 119 counts of felony forgery and 22 counts of felony and misdemeanor criminal possession of a financial…read more »