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Fox theater to host ghostly night
As part of this initiative, a group of Nebraskaland Bank employees have organized a fundraiser featuring a ghost investigation of the historical Fox Theater on Saturday evening.
Added city sales tax takes effect April 1
The city of North Platte reminds business that are Nebraska Sales Tax Permitholders that the city sales and use tax will increase a half percent to 2% on April 1.
Entertainment around town
A rundown of entertaining events in North Platte and Lincoln County:
Hershey schools to have new principal
Jordan Cudney will be the new Hershey principal for grades 7-12 for the 2023-24 school year, Hershey Supt. Jane Davis announced Wednesday, March 22.
City council approves firm to lead recreation improvements
Part of the process of the $60 million updates to the North Platte Recreation Center and Cody Pool is complete, following action by the city council Tuesday.
Despite cost, commissioners agree to remodel health department for probation offices
After months of research as well as some strained debates, the Lincoln County commissioners agreed Monday to remodel the former building of the West Central District Health Department, which will become home for the district probation adult office.
Prepare for severe weather
March 27-31 is Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Week. We encourage everyone to take time to review and practice a severe weather plan for your home or office.
Commissioners approve raises
The Lincoln County commissioners approved a 12% increase in base salary for county elected officials Monday following an extended discussion.
Bus lines join to offer more destinations
Megabus, one of the largest bus companies in North America, announced a partnership with Burlington Trailways Tuesday, with transportation service through central Nebraska.
Troopers arrest 12 impaired drivers in St. Patrick’s Day enforcement
State troopers removed 12 impaired drivers from the road and issued 144 speeding tickets from March 16-18, as part of a special enforcement effort around St. Patrick’s Day.
4-H podcast launches in Lincoln, Logan, McPherson counties
Former 4-H'er and current 4-H Youth Development Specialist Caitlyn Jacobson has launched a new podcast called Focus on 4-H, featuring the vast array of 4-H projects that youth in Lincoln, Logan and McPherson counties have participated in.