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Broc Anderson

UNK grad student receives Mari Sandoz Research Award

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Mari Sandoz Heritage Society selected University of Nebraska at Kearney graduate student Broc Anderson as the 2020-21 recipient of its Mari Sandoz Research Award. Anderson, who is pursuing a Master of Arts in history at UNK, received a $1,000 grant to conduct research that emphasizes new insights on Sandoz or new approaches…read more »

9-18-NSP Seizure

Investigators Find Controlled Pills at North Platte Business

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), working with the CODE Task Force, have arrested a North Platte man on multiple charges following the execution of search warrants on Thursday. Thursday morning, investigators with the CODE (Cooperative Operation for Drug Enforcement) Task Force served a search warrant at a business at 1909…read more »


Two Rivers Announces In-Office Flu Vaccinations

KEARNEY, Neb. – Two Rivers Public Health Department has announced the dates and times for open clinic vaccinations in their Kearney office located at 516 W. 11th Street, Suite 108B. Anyone ages two months or older are welcome to come in to receive vaccinations.  While walk-ins are welcome, priority will be given to those who…read more »

9-16-Damage Patrol Unit

Nebraska State Trooper Injured in Crash in Saline County

LINCOLN, Neb. – A Nebraska State Trooper was injured this morning when his patrol unit was struck by another vehicle near Dorchester. This morning at approximately 6:50, a trooper was on regular patrol on Highway 15 when another vehicle, a Dodge Ram 1500, crossed the center line and struck the front, driver’s side of the…read more »


CCC Lowers Tax Levy for Third Straight Year

NEBRASKA – The Central Community College Board of Governors has approved an operating budget for 2020-21, which includes a third consecutive decrease in the property tax levy for the 25 counties served by CCC. The property tax levy was set at 9.2000 cents per $100 of assessed valuation, down from 9.3117 cents in 2019-20. The decrease…read more »


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