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Leaves don’t go in the street

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from City of Kearney Stormwater Project Manager, Dan Lillis: “City streets are not the dumping grounds for leaves. Why should you be concerned? Organic matter such as grass and leaves can cause odors in neighborhood creeks and drainage problems that lead to flooding. Lawn Care professionals and residential home…read more »

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UNK event focuses on landmark Supreme Court decision

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the UNK Communications department. “A Nebraska newspaper’s role in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case will be discussed 7 p.m. Oct. 24 during an event hosted by the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Carol Lomicky of Kearney, a former journalism professor who taught at UNK for three decades,…read more »

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Scam call reported in Buffalo County

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the Buffalo County Emergency Management Agency: “The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office and the Kearney Police Department have taken reports regarding a scam where the caller will report they are with Apple Support. The call will normally come from 800-275-2273, which is a legitimate number for Apple Support. However…read more »

Road Work Ahead

Concrete Repair Work: Avenue G and Railroad Street

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the city of Kearney: “The City of Kearney Public Works Department announces that weather permitting concrete repair work will take place on Ave G at Railroad Street beginning Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 7:00 a.m. Access to residences on Avenue G will not be affected, and the street…read more »


Gov. Ricketts Announces Taiwan Companies’ Intent to Buy Nebraska Ag Commodities

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the office of Governor Pete Ricketts: “Governor Pete Ricketts and representatives from Nebraska’s corn and soybean boards signed letters of intent (LOIs) with company officials from Taiwan. The LOIs outline Taiwan’s agreement to purchase more than $2.1 billion in U.S. soybeans, corn, and distillers grains. Members of the…read more »

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Senator John Lowe Launches Campaign for Re-Election, District 37

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the office of Senator John Lowe: “Senator John Lowe announced his candidacy for re-election to the Legislature in District 37, representing Kearney, Gibbon and Shelton in Buffalo County. Lowe launches his campaign with the endorsement of the Nebraska Republican Party, Governor Pete Ricketts, Lt. Governor Mike Foley and…read more »