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Flatwater Music Festival returns to Hastings for year 17
Flatwater Music Festival returns to Hastings for year 17

Over the next two days more than 1,000 people from across the state are coming to the annual Flatwater Music Festival in Hastings.

Hastings College begins campus-wide renovations; plans for new residence hall

Hastings College begins campus-wide renovations; plans for new residence hall

With a need to modernize on campus living options, Hastings College has begun to renovate some of the Bronco Village Apartments this summer, and will also make smaller upgrades to the student union and other student buildings over the next year.

High nitrate levels detected in Hastings water well

High nitrate levels detected in Hastings water well

A Hastings well is out of service after potentially dangerous levels of nitrate were detected in it. 

Annual 'Battle of the Badges' blood drive culminates Tri-City tour in Hastings

Annual 'Battle of the Badges' blood drive culminates Tri-City tour in Hastings

The Tri-Cities saw 246 donations in the annual 'Battle of the Badges' blood drive with Hastings having the most donations with 136.

Revive Inc. buys Hastings motel and convention center to expand services

Revive Inc. buys Hastings motel and convention center to expand services

Revive Inc. is renovating the old Motel 6 and Hastings Convention Center to open a unique substance abuse treatment facility with a full continuum of care. 

Woman found still alive at Lincoln funeral home dies hours later

Woman found still alive at Lincoln funeral home dies hours later

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said a woman who’d been pronounced dead and later came back to life in a Lincoln funeral home has died.

Pedaling across Nebraska: Nearly 500 cyclists take on the challenge

Pedaling across Nebraska: Nearly 500 cyclists take on the challenge

Hundreds of bicyclists are hoping for good weather as they travel across Nebraska this week.

Kenesaw aiming to renovate village auditorium, pool, and other projects with sales tax initiative

Kenesaw aiming to renovate village auditorium, pool, and other projects with sales tax initiative

With the vote passed and paperwork to implement the tax now filed, Kenesaw residents can expect to see an extra 1.5% sales tax on their purchases beginning on October 1.

Class C and D Nebraska High Schools making significant preparations for new basketball rule this winter

Class C and D Nebraska High Schools making significant preparations for new basketball rule this winter

With high school sports finished for this school year, many schools all across Nebraska are preparing for a 35-second shot clock coming to boys and girls basketball in Classes C and D, which has some ecstatic, and others still voicing their concerns.

Recount coming for Adams County Commissioner race

Recount coming for Adams County Commissioner race

The Adams County Election Commission says the race for the District 6 Adams County Commissioner is too close to call, and a recount is needed to decide the winner. 

Hastings College one step closer to building new residence hall; renovating existing student buildings

Hastings College one step closer to building new residence hall; renovating existing student buildings

Hastings College is one vote away from beginning renovations on existing student buildings and building a new residence hall. 

LD Coffee Roasters opens first brick and mortar shop in Hastings

LD Coffee Roasters opens first brick and mortar shop in Hastings

Sidy Sissoko has spent the past three years tirelessly selling his own unique coffee beans at farmers markets and grocery stores across Nebraska. Now, his hard work has rewarded him with his own brick and mortar coffee shop in Hastings.

Mid-Rivers Public Service Answering Point re-routing calls to Hastings and Franklin County

Mid-Rivers Public Service Answering Point re-routing calls to Hastings and Franklin County

Effective May 16, calls to the Public Service Answering Point (PSAP) in Campbell, Nebraska are being re-routed to the Hastings PSAP and the Franklin County PSAP due to to Campbell transitioning between 9-1-1 systems. 

Hastings Mayor Guide: Holling, Hartmann, Cranson, Hitesman, and Beckby seeking top city government spot

Hastings Mayor Guide: Holling, Hartmann, Cranson, Hitesman, and Beckby seeking top city government spot

HASTINGS MAYOR GUIDE: Primary Elections are next Tuesday, May 14. View our profiles of the five candidates running for Hastings Mayor here. 

Pursuit of motorcycle in Lancaster County ends in crash, arrest

Pursuit of motorcycle in Lancaster County ends in crash, arrest

Fleeing motorcycle pursued by NSP, crashes in Waverly

Give Hastings Day breaks giving record with $1 million+ in donations

Give Hastings Day breaks giving record with $1 million+ in donations

Around 10 p.m. Thursday night, the online donation tracker spilled over the $1 million mark for the first time ever, to break the previous giving record.

Thousands flock to Doniphan for 54th annual Cornhusker Trap Meet

Thousands flock to Doniphan for 54th annual Cornhusker Trap Meet

The 54th annual Cornhusker Trap meet is back in Doniphan. It's considered the 'state tournament' of trapshooting that marks the end of the trap season. 

ALLO finishes construction in Kearney

ALLO finishes construction in Kearney

ALLO's fiber network is now completely installed in Kearney. 

Charges upgraded for Grand Island woman accused of fatal child abuse

Charges upgraded for Grand Island woman accused of fatal child abuse

A Grand Island woman is now facing a 'Child Abuse Resulting in Death' charge after a two-month old baby suffered irreversible brain damage while in her care. 

Former UNK; Hastings College WBB head coach headed to South Dakota

Former UNK; Hastings College WBB head coach headed to South Dakota

Former Loper and Broncos women's basketball coach Carrie Eighmey has been hired as the new WBB coach at South Dakota, the university announced Tuesday. 

Reports: Five tornadoes touch down in Central Nebraska on Friday

Reports: Five tornadoes touch down in Central Nebraska on Friday

Five cities in Central Nebraska were the victims of five tornadoes Friday where winds measured as high as 145 MPH, and widths of a half mile wide. 

Central Nebraska sees decent rainfall Thursday; more rain, severe storms possible Friday night

Central Nebraska sees decent rainfall Thursday; more rain, severe storms possible Friday night

According to the Hastings National Weather Center, as much as 5.23 inches of rain fell in Wood River, and 17 cities/villages saw more than three inches of rain. 

Central Community College esports team wins national title

Central Community College esports team wins national title

In just its second year as a program, the Raiders esports team is bringing home a championship title. 

'Denim Day' promotes awareness of sexual violence nationwide

'Denim Day' promotes awareness of sexual violence nationwide

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness month, and advocacy groups are asking people to wear denim to show support of sexual violence victims.

'Agitated for greatness' UNK Football looking forward to 2024 season after annual spring game

'Agitated for greatness' UNK Football looking forward to 2024 season after annual spring game

"I'm excited where we're at, but I'm not satisfied, I'm still agitated for greatness," - UNK Football Coach Ryan Held after their annual spring game Friday night.

WATCH: Security footage shows vehicle crash that damaged power pole on Burlington Avenue

WATCH: Security footage shows vehicle crash that damaged power pole on Burlington Avenue

WATCH: A vehicle barreled past a stop sign on Burlington Avenue in Hastings before crashing into a power pole on the other side of the street.

Officials cut 'ribbon' on new Adams County Jail

Officials cut 'ribbon' on new Adams County Jail

The new Adams County Jail is finally open and ready to provide some much needed relief to county officials that have had problems with the current jail for years.

Legislative District 33 Candidates speak at community forum in Hastings

Legislative District 33 Candidates speak at community forum in Hastings

Three Nebraska Senator hopefuls took questions from Adams, Phelps, and Kearney County residents, and made their case to become the next representative of District 33 in the Nebraska Legislature. 

Hastings College Students and Visitors take in partial solar eclipse

Hastings College Students and Visitors take in partial solar eclipse

Hundreds gathered at Hastings College Monday afternoon to see the first solar eclipse in Nebraska since 2017. 

Landspout, hail kickstart complex spring storm in Cheyenne County

Landspout, hail kickstart complex spring storm in Cheyenne County

A complex early spring storm created gusty winds, hail landspouts in Cheyenne County on Saturday afternoon.

Province's first career goal pushes #9 Kearney past Norfolk in defensive thriller

Province's first career goal pushes #9 Kearney past Norfolk in defensive thriller

NORFOLK - The Kearney Bearcats have won its eighth game on the year and third straight after leaving Norfolk with a 1-0 win on Tuesday night

UNK Men's Basketball selects Levinson as new Head Coach

UNK Men's Basketball selects Levinson as new Head Coach

After spending most of last season with an interim head coach, the Lopers are hiring former UNK player and graduate assistant Marty Levinson to lead the men's basketball program.

Merrick County Deputy helps arrest, sentence Iowa man on the run from child sexual assault charges

Merrick County Deputy helps arrest, sentence Iowa man on the run from child sexual assault charges

An Iowa man who was on the run will now spend more than a decade in prison thanks to a lengthy investigation and extra efforts by a Nebraska Sheriff's Deputy.

Mary Lanning Healthcare to open Acute Care Clinic in Hastings

Mary Lanning Healthcare to open Acute Care Clinic in Hastings

Some people may find getting healthcare outside of regular weekday business hours can be tough due to several factors. One provider in Central Nebraska is set to make those people's lives a little bit easier.

Central Community College to keep same tuition rates for 2024-2025 school year

Central Community College to keep same tuition rates for 2024-2025 school year

Central Community College students will not see an increase in the cost of tuition and fees for the 2024-25 school year.

'This system sucks': Uncertainty remains on timing, track of spring snow storm

'This system sucks': Uncertainty remains on timing, track of spring snow storm

Blizzard warnings, winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories are in effect Sunday and Monday across western and central Nebraska.

Weather service posts blizzard warnings, winter weather advisories for Sidney region

Weather service posts blizzard warnings, winter weather advisories for Sidney region

An early spring snow storm that's forecast to affect travel conditions and young livestock is expected to target western and central Nebraska Sunday night through early Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service office in North Platte. 

Chase County Fair announces 2024 concert lineup

Chase County Fair announces 2024 concert lineup

The Chase County Fair in Imperial has announced the concert lineup for their 2024 festival.

Grand Island Casino & Sportsbook expecting big turnout for first March Madness with sports betting legal in NE

Grand Island Casino & Sportsbook expecting big turnout for first March Madness with sports betting legal in NE

In the sports world, it's officially March Madness season. What's different than last year, is that Nebraskans can now legally bet on games at sportsbooks for the first time. 

Gov. Pillen talks 'Ag' in Hastings part of National Ag Week

Gov. Pillen talks 'Ag' in Hastings part of National Ag Week

On Monday afternoon, Governor Jim Pillen stopped in Hastings for a roundtable discussion with local agriculture leaders to talk about all things 'Ag' to keep up with the evolving bioeconomy.

Shelton wins first state championship in over 100 years over May-Hay

Shelton wins first state championship in over 100 years over May-Hay

The Shelton Bulldogs have won its first state championship in over 100 years with a 54-42 win over Maywood-Hayes Center Saturday.

Hadwiger's big day leads Amherst to first ever state crown

Hadwiger's big day leads Amherst to first ever state crown

For the first time in program history, the Amherst Broncos are state champions in boys basketball. 

More history is made at State Finals with Overton Class D2 title

More history is made at State Finals with Overton Class D2 title

Overton joins the list of new state champions as it defeats Wynot 44-40 in the Class D2 State Championship Saturday night. 

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.

Pillen, University officials announce new scholarship for high achieving Nebraska high school students

Pillen, University officials announce new scholarship for high achieving Nebraska high school students

The University of Nebraska is making aggressive efforts in keeping the best and brightest of the future generation in the Cornhusker state when they pursue higher education.

Many attend funeral for unaccompanied Korean War Veteran

Many attend funeral for unaccompanied Korean War Veteran

Around 60 Veterans and community members showed up to show their respects at the funeral of a Korean War Veteran without any surviving friends or family.

Hastings Community Foundation Awards $111,000+ to Local Nonprofits

Hastings Community Foundation Awards $111,000+ to Local Nonprofits

The Hastings Community Foundation has announced recipients of their 2024 Community Grants. In total, $111,292 was awarded between 30 local nonprofits.

Corey Stutte not seeking third term as Hastings Mayor; Cranson and Hitesman file for Mayor

Corey Stutte not seeking third term as Hastings Mayor; Cranson and Hitesman file for Mayor

Hastings Mayor Corey Stutte has confirmed he is not seeking re-election, leaving the door open for a new candidate to take office for the first time in eight years. 

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?