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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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 »

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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 »

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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 »


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 »