Pillen’s promises: Economic boom and little harm for neighbors. They haven’t always panned out.
Pillen’s promises: Economic boom and little harm for neighbors. They haven’t always panned out.

As he grew Nebraska’s largest hog operation, Jim Pillen made economic and environmental assurances to residents of small communities where he was looking to build. Some residents profited. Others say Pillen Family Farms prospered while they suffered.

 
        
 
Hastings kosher meat plant gets $10 million federal grant

Hastings kosher meat plant gets $10 million federal grant

A Hastings meat processing plant is getting an eight-figure boost to its expansion plans from a federal grant.

Water main in Hastings will be shut off briefly for repairs

Water main in Hastings will be shut off briefly for repairs

Properties along three blocks of East Park St. will be without water some of Friday morning.

Nebraska Football Hall of Fame announces 2024 inductees

Nebraska Football Hall of Fame announces 2024 inductees

Seven Husker football standouts and a state college All-American comprise the 2024 class of the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame announced Thursday.

UNK men's basketball names Rob Fuller and Mitch Runco as assistant coaches

UNK men's basketball names Rob Fuller and Mitch Runco as assistant coaches

Nebraska-Kearney head men's basketball coach Marty Levinson announced today that Mitch Runco and Rob Fuller will serve as his assistant coaches.

Five Years Later: Mitigation plan aims to prevent repeat of 2019 Kearney flood

Five Years Later: Mitigation plan aims to prevent repeat of 2019 Kearney flood

The preliminary plan to mitigate flood risk includes two diversion channels.

George Park ball fields in Grand Island to see $136K in improvements

George Park ball fields in Grand Island to see $136K in improvements

One of the largest city parks in Grand Island is getting some much-needed improvements. 

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