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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 »

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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 »

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Governor Ricketts Meets with Nebraska’s Vietnamese Community Ahead of Trade Mission

OMAHA, Neb. – The following is from the office of Governor Pete Ricketts: “Governor Pete Ricketts met with members of Nebraska’s Vietnamese community to preview his upcoming trade mission to Japan and Vietnam. Lutheran Family Services organized the forum so that the Governor could speak with the state’s Vietnamese residents about his mission to strengthen…read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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