Category Archives: KGFW News

Two Rivers Public Health Department’s COVID-19 Cases Hit 15

Two Rivers Public Health Department’s COVID-19 Cases Hit 15

HOLDREGE, Neb. – Two Rivers Public Health Department is reporting four additional cases of COVID-19 in Buffalo County.  Three cases are females (one in her 20s, and two in their 40s). The fourth is a male in his 60s.  All are isolating at home.  The health department will begin daily press releases starting Saturday April 4th…Read more »

Local Company Donates $10,000 to Kearney Area Employee Emergency Relief Fund

Local Company Donates $10,000 to Kearney Area Employee Emergency Relief Fund

KEARNEY, Neb. – USA Communications, a local Kearney internet company, announced their commitment to the well-being of the people in the Kearney area by donating $10,000 to the Kearney Area Employee Emergency Relief Fund. The Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Kearney Area Community Foundation, has set up a Kearney Area Employee…Read more »

Village Announces Program to Provide Relief to Local Businesses

Village Announces Program to Provide Relief to Local Businesses

ELM CREEK, Neb. – The Village of Elm Creek Community Development Agency will be accepting applications for a new economic relief and incentive program in response to the recent impact of COVID-19 restrictions on local businesses beginning April 3, 2020. A total of $25,000 is available for the Business Retention and Improvement Loan Program.  Applicants may…Read more »

UNK graduate using 3D-printing business to produce face masks, shields

UNK graduate using 3D-printing business to produce face masks, shields

HASTINGS, Neb. – When Rakesh Srivastava sees an opportunity to help others, he’s going to take action. The University of Nebraska at Kearney graduate has proven that time and again throughout his career, so it’s no surprise that he’s stepping up to support the state during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “Right now our community needs protection…Read more »

Chat with a health care provider about your COVID-19 concerns

Chat with a health care provider about your COVID-19 concerns

KEARNEY, Neb. – If you’re worried you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, you want answers and fast. In addition to their help line phone number, CHI Health just launched a new, free service that will help consumers understand their risk and what care options are available. It’s called Provider Chat and it connects people across Nebraska and…Read more »

Kearney fire leaves garage burnt to the ground

Kearney fire leaves garage burnt to the ground

KEARNEY, Neb. – (KGFW) The Kearney Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire around noon Thursday near 30th Street and Avenue F. The department reported it took around three hours to get the fire extinguished and the garage burnt to the ground. No injuries were reported from this incident. The cause of the fire…Read more »

UNDERSTANDING THE STATE’S DIRECTED HEALTH MEASURE

UNDERSTANDING THE STATE’S DIRECTED HEALTH MEASURE

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the City of Kearney Police Department: What is a Directed Health Measure (DHM)? • Specific community enforcement measures necessary to prevent the spread of communicable disease, illness or poisoning. The objective of this order is to reduce morbidity and mortality, minimize disease transmission; protect health care personnel and…Read more »

Two Rivers Public Health adds its district to Directed Health Measures; impacts Buffalo and six other counties

Two Rivers Public Health adds its district to Directed Health Measures; impacts Buffalo and six other counties

HOLDREGE, Neb. (TRPHD) – A community-transmitted case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was identified in Buffalo County. Community transmission is when people have COVID-19 but public health officials are unable to identify how or where they became infected. In coordination with the office of Governor Pete Ricketts, Two Rivers Public Health Department will be enacting Directed…Read more »

Hy-Vee Reserves One Hour of Aisles Online Shopping Each Day for Those Considered High Risk

Hy-Vee Reserves One Hour of Aisles Online Shopping Each Day for Those Considered High Risk

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that it will be reserving one hour of Hy-Vee Aisles Online shopping time slots each day for customers who are considered “high-risk.” Aisles Online is Hy-Vee’s grocery ordering service available at hy-vee.com/grocery/ or via the Hy-Vee Aisles Online mobile app. Starting this Thursday, the reserved Aisles Online…Read more »

UNK May commencement combined with July exercises

UNK May commencement combined with July exercises

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the UNK Communications Department: The University of Nebraska at Kearney announced today that a combined commencement for both spring and summer 2020 graduates will occur at UNK Health and Sports Center on July 31. With a scheduled May 8 commencement for spring graduates and uncertainty over allowed crowd…Read more »