Island News


Longtime workforce developer retiring after 18-year career

KEARNEY, Neb. – (KGFW) Executive Director for Kearney Works, Stan Zimbelman joined KGFW’s Talk of the Town to discuss his 18-year career in workforce development and highlight the low unemployment rate in Nebraska. Zimbelman began with the challenges that face his company with low unemployment. “The unemployment is very low and I think it’s going…read more »

Road closed ahead sign.

Road Closure: 6th Avenue and 39th Street

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the city of Kearney: “The City of Kearney Public Works Department announces that weather permitting the south side of the intersection at 39th Street and 6th Avenue will be closed to traffic beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 for concrete repair and traffic light detection…read more »


Governor Ricketts Celebrates Merger of Two Agencies

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the office of Governor Pete Ricketts: “Governor Pete Ricketts, along with Director Jim Macy, head of the newly created Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, celebrated the merger of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and the Nebraska Energy Office. Following the passage of LB 302, the two…read more »

fireworks in evening sky

Kearney Fireworks Regulations

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the City of Kearney: “Even though consumer fireworks are available in the State of Nebraska on June 24, they cannot be discharged in Kearney until June 28. The Kearney Volunteer Fire Department would like to remind our citizens: • Consumer fireworks can be purchased and discharged between: o…read more »


Governor Ricketts Urges Ag Producers, Business Leaders to Join Upcoming Trade Mission to Vietnam & Japan

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the office of Governor Pete Ricketts: “Governor Pete Ricketts wants to remind farmers, ranchers, and agribusiness leaders interested in attending the Governor’s September trade mission to Vietnam and Japan that the deadline to register is June 30, 2019. “Vietnam is one of the fastest growing economies in the…read more »