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New Adams County Jail still months away from completion, 4 months after projected opening date
New Adams County Jail still months away from completion, 4 months after projected opening date

From one opening date to another, the Adams County Sheriff's Office has been forced to repeatedly push back the opening of the new County Jail due to matters out of their control.

Hastings Municipal Airport honored as Nebraska airport of the year

Hastings Municipal Airport honored as Nebraska airport of the year

The Nebraska Aeronautics Commission honored the Hastings Municipal Airport on Thursday, Jan. 25 as Airport of the Year.

SHDHD urges Nebraskans to test their homes for radon; Hastings radio station host shares experience

SHDHD urges Nebraskans to test their homes for radon; Hastings radio station host shares experience

January is National Radon Action Month, and testing for Radon in your home isn't as complicated as you may think.

Bearcats offense fires on all cylinders as Kearney cruises by Norfolk

Bearcats offense fires on all cylinders as Kearney cruises by Norfolk

From the opening tip until the final buzzer rang, the Bearcats would not be denied.

Kearney relies on early lead to power past Norfolk on the road

Kearney relies on early lead to power past Norfolk on the road

The Bearcats traveled up to Norfolk on Friday night to square off against the Panthers and came away with their 8th win on the season.

New school coming to Hastings for the 2024-2025 school year

New school coming to Hastings for the 2024-2025 school year

Hastings Christian School will be the city's newest private school and will move into the current YMCA building on 18th St. this fall. Their school mascot is the Rams.

'Small but Mighty': How Rural Clay County Emergency Management responded to the worst winter storm since 2009

'Small but Mighty': How Rural Clay County Emergency Management responded to the worst winter storm since 2009

Covering 574 square miles and responsible for housing around 6,000 Nebraskans, the Clay County Emergency Management team had their hands full with winter weather emergencies over the past week. 

After four year hiatus, Whoopers and Hoopers tournament returning to Hastings

After four year hiatus, Whoopers and Hoopers tournament returning to Hastings

One of the biggest basketball tournaments in Central Nebraska is set to return to Hastings for the first time since 2019 in March.

HIGHLIGHTS/RECAP: Huskers top No. 1 Purdue 88-72, court storm at PBA

HIGHLIGHTS/RECAP: Huskers top No. 1 Purdue 88-72, court storm at PBA

Nebraska knocked off No. 1 Purdue 88-72, leading to massive court storming at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Kearney native, UNK Volleyball alum Maddie Squiers practicing with Supernovas

Kearney native, UNK Volleyball alum Maddie Squiers practicing with Supernovas

Kearney's own Maddie Squiers is taking part in Omaha Supernovas training camp!

Hastings designated as World War II Heritage City by U.S. National Park Service

Hastings designated as World War II Heritage City by U.S. National Park Service

Hastings has been nationally recognized for it's community efforts during World War II.

'It was a mockery': Senator Steve Halloran hopes rule changes will clean up last year's unique legislative session

'It was a mockery': Senator Steve Halloran hopes rule changes will clean up last year's unique legislative session

Last year's legislative session saw plenty of high energy and controversial bills as senators overcame filibusters to pass an abortion ban, a bill to ban gender altering procedures, and a bill allowing concealed carry of weapons in Nebraska.

Hastings man vying for U.S. Congress seat

Hastings man vying for U.S. Congress seat

Hastings resident John Walz has announced his intentions to run against incumbent Congressman Adrian Smith of Nebraska's 3rd Congressional District. 

Hastings College spotlight with Hastings College President Dr. Rich Lloyd

Hastings College spotlight with Hastings College President Dr. Rich Lloyd

Here is the NCN's full exclusive interview with Hastings College President, Dr. Rich Lloyd. He recapped the 2023 fall semester, what's to come in the spring semester, what projects are planned in the college's future, and much more. 

Christmas day pileup closes eastbound I-80

Christmas day pileup closes eastbound I-80

The crash happened amidst whiteout conditions

Hastings College announces plans to add, renovate current on-campus housing and other student services

Hastings College announces plans to add, renovate current on-campus housing and other student services

Hastings college has seen its residence spaces fill-up in the past few years, prompting leadership officials to begin to explore options to improve living spaces on campus

Hastings house explosion victim identified; preliminary investigation shows explosion was an accident

Hastings house explosion victim identified; preliminary investigation shows explosion was an accident

The person killed in the Sunday morning house explosion in Hastings has been identified as 52-year-old Hastings man.

Central Nebraska experiences largest earthquake since 2002; but why in this region?

Central Nebraska experiences largest earthquake since 2002; but why in this region?

About 6 miles north of Guide Rock and 13 miles from the Nebraska-Kansas border experienced the strongest shaking from Sundays quake. It begs the question, why are earthquakes pestering Central Nebraska?

'We're 60-70% complete:' Hastings YMCA renovations remain on track

'We're 60-70% complete:' Hastings YMCA renovations remain on track

After more than six years of planning and more than a year of renovations, the Hastings YMCA is just months away from reopening their 16th street facility. 

Two Grand Island teenagers credited with stopping clothing store shoplifter

Two Grand Island teenagers credited with stopping clothing store shoplifter

Western Edge employees Tomas Labenz and Wesley Fishler wouldn't have done anything differently if given a second chance. 

Yung Gravy first concert scheduled for 2024 Nebraska State Fair

Yung Gravy first concert scheduled for 2024 Nebraska State Fair

Midwestern rapper Yung Gravy and special guest Tayler Holder will perform at the Nebraska State Fair on August 31, 2024. 

GICC Volleyball coach Sharon Zavala announces retirement after 49 seasons

GICC Volleyball coach Sharon Zavala announces retirement after 49 seasons

Sharon Zavala began her career at Grand Island Central Catholic in 1975, and the Crusader volleyball head coach has announced she is retiring. 

‘Not unlucky, we have to be better’: Rhule recaps first season at helm

‘Not unlucky, we have to be better’: Rhule recaps first season at helm

On Wednesday morning, Rhule met with reporters to recap the season, and look ahead to improving the program during the offseason

Hastings meat plant one step closer to expansion

Hastings meat plant one step closer to expansion

WR Reserve is seeking $43 million to upgrade their Hastings facility and create dozens of new jobs.

Mosaic finalizing transition to personalized individual care in Nebraska

Mosaic finalizing transition to personalized individual care in Nebraska

For the first time since its founding 110 years ago, Mosaic care services is transitioning from group home to individualized home settings.

Kyle Cox headlines historic D2 championship for Sandhills/Thedford

Kyle Cox headlines historic D2 championship for Sandhills/Thedford

Sandhills/Thedford won the D2 State Championship off of a record-breaking performance by quarterback Kyle Cox.

Longtime Grand Island coach announces retirement

Longtime Grand Island coach announces retirement

After leading an esteemed football program at Grand Island Senior High since 2003, Head Coach Jeff Tomlin says he's retiring.

Thousands enjoy annual 'Celebration of Lights' in Hastings

Thousands enjoy annual 'Celebration of Lights' in Hastings

Four blocks of vendors, horse drawn carriage rides, and of course, lights brings the Hastings community together each year for the annual celebration of lights festival.

Huskers use struggles with Wisconsin as motivation, Satterfield talks turnover issues

Huskers use struggles with Wisconsin as motivation, Satterfield talks turnover issues

On Saturday, Nebraska will look to do something they haven’t done since joining the Big Ten - win at Camp Randall Stadium.

Trev Alberts gets pay increase, extension through 2031

Trev Alberts gets pay increase, extension through 2031

University of Nebraska President Ted Carter announced today that he has granted Athletic Director Trev Alberts a new contract that will keep the Huskers’ leader in Nebraska through at least 2031.

Rhule takes blame for Maryland loss, Huskers look to limit turnovers at Wisconsin

Rhule takes blame for Maryland loss, Huskers look to limit turnovers at Wisconsin

Matt Rhule met with the media on Monday.

Gering High School students set to build new preschool

Gering High School students set to build new preschool

Gering High School students will be building a new preschool.

Nebraska Panhandle schools compete in 60th Scholastic Contest

Nebraska Panhandle schools compete in 60th Scholastic Contest

The results of Chadron State College’s 60th Scholastic Contest have been released.

Game & Parks investigating trumpeter swan deaths in Sioux County

Game & Parks investigating trumpeter swan deaths in Sioux County

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is investigating the killing of three trumpeter swans in Sioux County.

Huskers not focused on bowl eligibility against Maryland, aim to ‘dominate’

Huskers not focused on bowl eligibility against Maryland, aim to ‘dominate’

The Huskers are going into this weekend with one goal: domination.

Oklahoma woman arrested after Thayer County traffic stop

Oklahoma woman arrested after Thayer County traffic stop

The Thayer County Sheriff's Department arrested an Oklahoma woman for multiple drug violations

Regional West Encourages Lung Cancer Screening Throughout November

Regional West Encourages Lung Cancer Screening Throughout November

Regional West has joined the annual statewide effort, organized by the Nebraska Cancer Coalition (NC2), to heighten awareness of lifesaving lung cancer screening during Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November.

Chadron State notes: Students attend state art conference

Chadron State notes: Students attend state art conference

Chadron State College Art Education students Marissa Borchard and Carissa Hill attended the Nebraska Art Teacher Association (NATA) Conference in Lincoln in Oct. 13-14 with Associate Professor Trudy Denham. 

Rhule complimentary of Maryland, shows confidence in Haarberg

Rhule complimentary of Maryland, shows confidence in Haarberg

Nebraska will try again for bowl eligibility again on Saturday when they host Maryland, having just fallen to Michigan State 20-17.

Hastings YMCA pool officially reopens

Hastings YMCA pool officially reopens

After what seemed like an eternity to some, the YMCA's indoor pool is back in business. 

Missing Scotts Bluff County woman located in Morrill County

Missing Scotts Bluff County woman located in Morrill County

A woman reported missing November 4 was found Sunday, November 5 south of Chimney Rock, reportedly with minor injuries.

'I love going on the road': Rhule, Huskers ready to battle Spartans

'I love going on the road': Rhule, Huskers ready to battle Spartans

Nebraska is heading to East Lansing for a battle with Michigan State on Saturday. 

Rhule aims to keep Huskers focused on going 1-0, talks MSU

Rhule aims to keep Huskers focused on going 1-0, talks MSU

The Huskers will search for that coveted sixth win on Saturday against 2-6 Michigan State

RECAP: Huskers top Purdue 31-14, one win away from bowl eligibility

RECAP: Huskers top Purdue 31-14, one win away from bowl eligibility

Nebraska is now one win away from bowl eligibility, having not made a bowl since 2017.

Blackshirts look to stay intense, offense looking to pick up slack against Purdue

Blackshirts look to stay intense, offense looking to pick up slack against Purdue

Nebraska continues prep for a Big Ten west battle with Purdue.

Rhule announces more injuries to offense, talks success with pass rush

Rhule announces more injuries to offense, talks success with pass rush

As they get set to host Purdue on Saturday, Nebraska has a lot of momentum, having won four out of their last five, but the road ahead just got more challenging.

HIGHLIGHTS/RECAP: Huskers win five set thriller in epic match with Badgers

HIGHLIGHTS/RECAP: Huskers win five set thriller in epic match with Badgers

One of the most anticipated college volleyball matches of the year lived up to the hype.

HIGHLIGHTS: Blackshirts dominate, Huskers top Wildcats 17-9

HIGHLIGHTS: Blackshirts dominate, Huskers top Wildcats 17-9

With a 17-9 win over Northwestern, Nebraska is now just two wins away from bowl eligibility.

Huskers look to build off winning momentum, host Wildcats on Saturday

Huskers look to build off winning momentum, host Wildcats on Saturday

Nebraska hosts Northwestern on Saturday with Heinrich Haarberg set to take the starting quarterback role moving forward. 

Rhule announces Haarberg as starter, emphasizes going 1-0 each week

Rhule announces Haarberg as starter, emphasizes going 1-0 each week

Nebraska and Northwestern dual this weekend at Memorial Stadium, in a battle of teams with identical records, in a matchup that has a history of coming down to the wire.

The race is on? Hansen says he'll paddle a pumpkin again

The race is on? Hansen says he'll paddle a pumpkin again

Missouri man claims new world's record for longest pumpkin paddle

Rhule talks injury updates, bye week after first Big Ten win

Rhule talks injury updates, bye week after first Big Ten win

Matt Rhule and the Huskers have a chance to rest up after their 20-7 road win over Illinois.

Kearney Catholic stuns Lincoln Lutheran to win Centennial Conference Tournament title

Kearney Catholic stuns Lincoln Lutheran to win Centennial Conference Tournament title

It had been 74 games since the Lincoln Lutheran Warriors last suffered defeat - that was until the Kearney Catholic Stars went toe to toe with the #1 team in the state and won 2-1 in the Centennial Conference Tournament Championship

GICC cruises past Archbishop Bergan for 3rd place finish in Centennial Conference Tournament

GICC cruises past Archbishop Bergan for 3rd place finish in Centennial Conference Tournament

After a tough loss to Kearney Catholic on Thursday nights start of the Centennial Conference Tournament, Grand Island Central Catholic rallied and finished third in the conference in dominant fashion

NASCAR Cup Series adds stop in Iowa in 2024

NASCAR Cup Series adds stop in Iowa in 2024

The NASCAR Cup Series is becoming more local to Nebraska in 2024. 

'Chip on our shoulder': Huskers ready for chance to prove themselves on Friday

'Chip on our shoulder': Huskers ready for chance to prove themselves on Friday

Matt Rhule told reporters his team will show everyone who they are against the Illini -- something the players have taken to heart.

As quarterback's shine at practice, Huskers ready for short week

As quarterback's shine at practice, Huskers ready for short week

As Nebraska looks to move on from their 45-7 loss to second-ranked Michigan, they're going to need to have a short memory. 

Huskers look to learn from blowout loss, ahead of Friday tilt with Fighting Illini

Huskers look to learn from blowout loss, ahead of Friday tilt with Fighting Illini

As they return to Big Ten competition, Nebraska suffered their worst loss of the year, falling to #2 Michigan 45-7. 

‘Bloody Tuesday’: Huskers focused on physicality going into Michigan game

‘Bloody Tuesday’: Huskers focused on physicality going into Michigan game

Nebraska continues prepping for what could be their toughest test of the year, welcoming second-ranked Michigan to Lincoln on Saturday.

Rhule, Huskers prepare for well balanced Wolverine team

Rhule, Huskers prepare for well balanced Wolverine team

Nebraska returns to Big Ten play this weekend, welcoming second-ranked Michigan to Memorial Stadium, as the Huskers face a top five team for the third straight year.

HIGHLIGHTS: Haarberg, Grant help Nebraska run past Bulldogs 28-14

HIGHLIGHTS: Haarberg, Grant help Nebraska run past Bulldogs 28-14

Nebraska topped Louisiana Tech 28-14 on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. 

#2 Waverly blanks #5 York 28-0 in Class B showdown

#2 Waverly blanks #5 York 28-0 in Class B showdown

On a rainy Friday night in York, Nebraska, two of Class B's best teams faced off in a Week 5 battle - and from start to finish, it was the #2 Waverly Vikings giving the #5 York Dukes a goose egg to spoil homecoming

Huskers prepare for possible wet game day, no word on starting QB

Huskers prepare for possible wet game day, no word on starting QB

Nebraska is readying for their final non-conference game of the year on Saturday as they welcome Louisiana Tech. 

Huskers prep for new look at running back, aim for defensive improvement

Huskers prep for new look at running back, aim for defensive improvement

The Huskers continue prep for final non-conference game of the year.

Rhule announces major injury news, looks into QB position

Rhule announces major injury news, looks into QB position

Matt Rhule confirmed that running backs Gabe Ervin Jr and Rahmir Johnson and defensive back Dwight Bootle are out for the year.