Island News

Mule Deer buck bounding over fence

November firearm deer harvest slightly higher than last year

LINCOLN, Neb. – Deer harvest during the 2019 November firearm season in Nebraska is 2% ahead last year’s pace. During the nine-day season, there were 43,346 deer taken, compared to 42,466 in 2018. Mule deer buck harvest decreased 9%, with 7,172 taken, compared to 7,925 in 2018. The average age of mule deer bucks is…read more »

Road closed ahead sign.

Railroad Maintenance on US-183, South Holdrege

HOLDREGE, Neb. – The following is from the Nebraska Department of Transportation: December 4, 2019 — Due to unforeseen reasons, the closure has been delayed until December 16, on US-183, in Holdrege, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. US-183 will be closed at the railroad crossing located on the south edge of Holdrege. North…read more »


Governor Ricketts Thanks Pres. Trump, HUD for $108.9 Million in Federal Disaster Recovery Funding

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the office of Governor Pete Ricketts: “Governor Pete Ricketts thanked President Trump and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson for awarding $108.9 million in grants to aid Nebraska’s long-term disaster recovery. The Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding will support the…read more »


Annual Give Where You Live Giving Day is First Thursday in December

KEARNEY, NE – The Kearney Area Community Foundation is launching the seventh annual 24-Hour giving day called “Give Where You Live” on December 5, 2019.  This year, $113,500 in challenge match funds and prizes will be awarded to nonprofits participating in Give Where You Live. This community-wide event will benefit a record-breaking 165 charitable organizations…read more »

snowblower on road

NSP Urges Preparedness for Strong Winter Storms

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is from the Nebraska State Patrol: “The Nebraska State Patrol is urging motorists to be prepared for a winter storm that is projected to affect most of the state over the next two days. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Nebraska counties throughout western, central,…read more »

Kearney Snow Plow

Declared Snow Emergency in Effect

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the City of Kearney: “The City of Kearney Street Division announces that in anticipation of the snow event, a Snow Emergency is in effect beginning Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. (NOON) until Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. (NOON). There is NO PARKING on Emergency…read more »