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Kearney man arrested for driving under the influence with child in vehicle

KEARNEY, Neb. – (KGFW) A Kearney man was arrested Wednesday night for driving under the influence (DUI) while a child was in the vehicle. 31-year-old Isaiah Walsh was pulled over by Kearney Police around 8:50pm Wednesday. Vehicle search discovered marijuana in Walsh’s possession and driving with an open container. Walsh was given his 3rd DUI…read more »

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City of Minden declares water warning for residents

MINDEN, Neb. – The City of Minden has issued a Stage 2: Water Warning and will continue until otherwise notified. A staggered lawn watering system will be imposed. Those with “Even numbered addresses” may water their lawn on “Even numbered days.” Those with “Odd numbered addresses” may water their lawn on “Odd numbered days.” Lawn…read more »


Governor Ricketts Cuts Ribbon on New Home in Holdrege Constructed with Rural Workforce Housing Funds

HOLDREGE, Neb. – Governor Pete Ricketts attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of a new home in Holdrege constructed, in part, through a grant from the Rural Workforce Housing Fund (RWHF). The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) administers the RWHF, which supports rural communities in their efforts to build affordable housing for working…read more »


Go Big GIVE Goal Breaking Year Raising $1,007,671

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – The following is from the Heartland United Way: “The Heartland United Way and Greater Grand Island Community Foundation hosted the 7th annual Go Big GIVE event on Tuesday, July 7th breaking their one million dollar goal by raising over $1,007,671 with 5025 donations for 137 local nonprofits in Hall, Hamilton, Howard…read more »