Top News Stories

St. Pat’s boys, Lady Irish, Hershey girls strive for SPVA championship

The North Platte Bulletin - Jan. 19, 2022
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It’s that time — the South Platte Valley Association basketball tournament is underway and three Lincoln County teams are in the chase for the conference title.


Pillen meets enthusiastic crowd in North Platte

George Lauby - Jan. 19, 2022
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Gov. Pete Ricketts and former Gov. Kay Orr endorsed Jim Pillen in the Nebraska governor’s race Tuesday to about 40 residents at a gathering at the North Platte Regional Airport.


Police reports: Stolen car, strawberries too

The North Platte Bulletin - Jan. 18, 2022
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On Jan. 15, North Platte police went to 1000 block of West F to check out a reported stolen vehicle. The victim said their 2019 Chevy Equinox was warming up when it went missing. 


Nebraska nursing shortage deteriorates hospital conditions

Lauren Pennington Nebraska News Service - Jan. 17, 2022
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With two nurses out sick in early December at Mary Lanning Memorial hospital in Hastings, charge nurse Osa Brooks found herself scrambling to care for 28 patients.


North Platte schools consider system-wide school buses

The North Platte Bulletin - Jan. 15, 2022
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The North Platte Public Schools is seeking input to determine if adding a district-wide school bus system to the district is necessary.


Police reports: Probation violations, asleep at the wheel, forged checks

The North Platte Bulletin - Jan. 15, 2022
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At 2:52 p.m. on Jan. 11, police went to a home in the 1200 block of W. Sixth to help probation officers, who had called for assistance after conducting a random search of Brandon Fowler’s home.


Wallace man sentenced on federal pornography charges

The North Platte Bulletin - Jan. 14, 2022
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Richard L. Moore, 67, who once lived outside of Wallace, will spend the rest of his life in prison following his sentence handed down Thursday in U.S. District Court in Omaha.


Supreme Court ends vaccine mandate for businesses, upholds it for healthcare

The North Platte Bulletin - Jan. 13, 2022
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The U.S. Supreme Court put an end Thursday to the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for workers in big companies but left the mandate in place for health care workers, ending months of speculation.


Hershey school board sets 2nd special bond election

George Lauby - Jan. 13, 2022
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A special mail-in election for a $17.9 million expansion of Hershey Public Schools will get underway soon, with a lower financial burden for ag land owners.


Fundraiser set for Bargmann family

The North Platte Bulletin - Jan. 10, 2022
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Elyn Bargmann of North Platte was recently diagnosed with Burkitt Lymphoma, a rare, fast-growing type of cancer.


State/Regional News

Legislature, new bills, day 8

The Unicameral Update - Jan. 18, 2022
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Senators reconvened Jan. 18 to continue introduction of new bills.

Suspect, stolen pickup taken into custody

The North Platte Bulletin - Jan. 18, 2022
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A onboard tracking system on a stolen pickup helped law officers find and arrest the alleged thief early Monday morning.


Marina designed for Lake McConaughy

The North Platte Bulletin - Jan. 17, 2022
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State officials are planning to build a boat marina at Lake McConaughy near Ogallala, although the exact location has not been selected yet.


Nebraska news briefs: Proposed lakes, mask mandates, bed bugs

Hanna Christensen, Nebraska News Service - Jan. 17, 2022
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Nebraska is notifying Colorado that it plans to go ahead with a $500 million plan to develop a canal and reservoir system to capture water from the South Platte River, Gov. Pete Ricketts announced on Jan. 10.

Ogallala contracting for solar farm

The North Platte Bulletin - Jan. 16, 2022
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A solar farm to generate electricity could be built south of Ogallala this summer, the Keith County News recently reported.

Gov’s priorities: Tax relief, prisons, water

The Unicameral Update - Jan. 14, 2022
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Gov. Pete Ricketts stressed the need to protect Nebraska’s share of the South Platte River again Thursday, when he presented his upcoming budgetary and legislative priorities in his State of the State address to lawmakers.


Legislature: New bills, day 7

The Unicameral Update - Jan. 14, 2022
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Senators reconvened Jan. 13 to continue introduction of new bills.

Funds allocated for Nebraska bridges

The North Platte Bulletin - Jan. 14, 2022
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Nebraska will receive $225 million to repair highway bridges under the $1.2 trillion federal bipartisan infrastructure bill, according to an announcement Friday by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Handgun, large pot seizure near Waco

The North Platte Bulletin - Jan. 14, 2022
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State troopers arrested two people Thursday after they found 130 pounds of marijuana and a firearm during a traffic stop on Thursday near Waco in eastern Nebraska.


North Platte airport to receive $1 million for improvements

The North Platte Bulletin - Jan. 13, 2022
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The North Platte Regional Airport will receive $1.01 million in the federal infrastructure bill that was recently approved by Congress and the White House.


Troopers rescue kidnapped woman

The North Platte Bulletin - Jan. 13, 2022
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State troopers rescued a kidnapping victim and arrested an Indiana man Wednesday night near Grand Island.


Legislature: Tax credit scholarship stalls for second year

The Unicameral Update - Jan. 13, 2022
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Senators rejected a second attempt Wednesday to advance a bill from general file that would create a tax credit scholarship program for Nebraska private school students.

Legislature: New bills, day 6

The Unicameral Update - Jan. 13, 2022
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Nebraska state senators reconvened Jan. 12 to continue introduction of new bills.

Brady hospital clinic to close

The North Platte Bulletin - Jan. 6, 2022
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Gothenburg Health hospital will no longer offer a satellite clinic in Brady after Jan. 25.  

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