Diller Locker Company celebrates purchase of Processing Division, retail store with Monday ribbon cutting

DILLER - The Diller Locker Company opened in November 2015, and has had a noticeable impact on the community. That impact will be even bigger now. On Monday, the meat processing company officially ... Read More

Willard Meyer Recreation Area near Tobias to host annual Free Family Fishing Day, Fishing and Casting Derby

TOBIAS - The Lower Big Blue Natural Resources District, Beatrice Optimist Club, the Swan 5 Advisory Council and Big Indian Archers are hosting the 17th Annual Free Family Fishing Day and Youth Fishing & Casting Derby this Saturday at the Willard ... Read More

Ohiowa Cafe suffers electrical fire Wednesday, should be open again soon

OHIOWA - An electrical fire over the lunch hour at Ohiowa Cafe closed the popular restaurant Wednesday. Owner Steve Oz says the restaurants' electrical panel block "more or less blew up" around 12:15 p.m. Oz, who's owned Ohiowa Cafe for 20 year... Read More

March flooding, water quality discussed at Kansas-Nebraska Big Blue River Compact Administration Meeting

MANHATTAN, KS - The 46th annual meeting of the Kansas-Nebraska Big Blue River Compact Administration was held Wednesday at the Kansas Department of Agriculture in Manhattan. Roughly 20 representatives from both states' natural resources distri... Read More

NGage supports Homestead Monument name change

BEATRICE - The NGage economic development group has joined the list of organizations supporting a name change for Beatrice's largest tourist attraction. The proposal calls for renaming Homestead National Monument of America to 'Homestead National... Read More

Derek Anderson to succeed Nicholas Kroon as Fairbury Jr./Sr. High principal

FAIRBURY - On Friday evening, the news was leaked over Twitter that Nicholas Kroon was stepping down as principal at Fairbury Jr./Sr. High School, and taking the principal and boys' basketball coaching job at Riverside in Oakland, IA. Kroon's resi... Read More

Fairbury school board approves creation of NSAA-sanctioned baseball team

FAIRBURY - The Fairbury school board approved the creation of an NSAA-sanctioned baseball team for the 2019-2020 school year. The board approved the motion on a 4-1 vote at a Monday meeting at the '47 Building. Fairbury will compete at the Clas... Read More

Crete Elementary placed on lockout for a short time Monday afternoon

CRETE - Crete Elementary School was placed on lockout for a short time Monday afteroon when a man was spotted nearby with what appeared to be a hunting rifle with a scope. The man was spotted around 1 :45 p.m. Monday. Due to the close proximity, C... Read More

Fairbury's summer swim team, the 'Wavebreakers,' organizing raffle for new pool's grand opening

FAIRBURY - You've probably heard about it. You may have driven through City Park to get a look for yourself. Fairbury is getting a new pool and aquatic center, and it's going to open on Saturday, May 25. The grand opening will be a day full of ... Read More

Dozens of area athletes qualify for state track meet

The NSAA published its full list of state track and field qualifiers this weekend. In all, 167 athletes from 21 area schools qualified for the meet. That's boys and girls included. Norris had the most qualifiers of any area school with 19. Wilb... Read More

Fairbury pool grand opening officially set for May 25

FAIRBURY - It's official - Fairbury's new pool and aquatic center will open on Saturday, May 25. The city confirmed that news via email Friday. Fairbury's target for the pool opening has always been Memorial Day weekend. Ground was broken last Ju... Read More