Top News Stories

Retain postal service: Demonstration to be held Thursday afternoon

The North Platte Bulletin - Apr 17, 2024
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An informational picket line is planned from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, April 18 in support of keeping mail processing in North Platte.


City council approves $1.4 million pickleball/ tennis complex bids

Kristi Smith, The North Platte Bulletin - Apr 16, 2024
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North Platte's city council chambers was more than full Tuesday with supporters for a new tennis/pickleball complex at Cody Park.


Candidates present themselves at Republican Party forum

Kristi Smith, The North Platte Bulletin - Apr 16, 2024
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More than 50 people attended a candidate forum Monday evening at the Eagle's Club in North Platte, organized by the Lincoln County Republicans.

Emerald Ash Borer, University of Nebraska

Town Hall set on Emerald Ash Borer

The North Platte Bulletin - Apr 16, 2024
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A town hall meeting will be held Wednesday evening, April 17 to discuss the Emerald Ash Borer, which has been called a "serial killer" of ash trees.


View: Senate hearing on U.S. Postal Service

The North Platte Bulletin - Apr 16, 2024
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Here's a You Tube link to the Senate committee hearing on changes and failures of the U.S. Postal Service:


Clean-up, investigation of train derailment underway in Chappell

The Nebraska News Network - Apr 15, 2024
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A Union Pacific train that derailed Sunday afternoon near the Frenchman Valley Co-Op grain elevators in Chappell forced the evacuation of a few residents on the west end of the community for a brief time.


Police reports: Drugs, fake bills, broken door

The North Platte Bulletin - Apr 15, 2024
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The North Platte police have charged two men with trying to pass motion picture money, and arrested a man for allegedly throwing rocks at the front door of a daycare center, and charged others with drug possession, from March 28-April 9:


Kids on the Bricks: Community celebration

The North Platte Bulletin - Apr 14, 2024
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More than 400 kids plus parents enjoyed the spring weather and playing on the downtown bricks Saturday afternoon at the fourth annual Kids on the Bricks festival.


Congress to question Postmaster General DeJoy

George Lauby - Apr 13, 2024
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U.S. Postmaster Louis DeJoy will appear before the U.S. Senate committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Tuesday in the wake of scathing inspection reports about large volumes of undelivered mail at processing centers, including the first two mega-processing centers.


As north side street improves, city councilman reflects on development

George Lauby - Apr 13, 2024
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Improvements to West Ninth St. in North Platte have been on the wish list of residents for decades.


Postal Service: National outcry

The North Platte Bulletin - Apr 10, 2024
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From a review of recent headlines around the country, it appears that the performance of the U.S. Postal Service has seriously declined all over, and plans to consolidate further won't restore the mail to the prompt, conscientious service it should be, in fact...


Man found dead, police investigating (updated)

The North Platte Bulletin - Apr 07, 2024
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The North Platte police are investigating the mysterious death of a 45-year-old man whose body was discovered early Sunday morning, April 7, on the edge of a residential area.


State/Regional News

State troopers issue more high-speed tickets

The North Platte Bulletin - Apr 15, 2024
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In the first 100 days of 2024, state troopers issued more citations for speeding above 90 and 100 mph than during the same length of time in any year of the past decade.


Nebraska rolls out support for 850 families with disabled children

Deborah Van Fleet, Nebraska News Connection - Apr 14, 2024
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As the country observes Autism Acceptance Month, Nebraska families raising a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder are among those learning they will be receiving financial assistance.


Ceresco police officer killed during traffic stop

The North Platte Bulletin - Apr 13, 2024
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Ceresco Police Officer Ross Bartlett died Friday evening after his patrol car was struck by another vehicle while Bartlett was performing a traffic stop.


Young Elm Creek woman sentenced for meth distribution

The North Platte Bulletin - Apr 13, 2024
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U.S. Attorney Susan Lehr announced Friday that Hallie Deleon, 25, formerly of Elm Creek, will serve 22 months in prison for meth possession with intent to distribute.

New Nebraska law will expand public records access

Ruth Bailey, Nebraska News Service - Apr 13, 2024
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Nebraska residents should have easier access to public records under a bill that, in effect, overrules a recent Nebraska Supreme Court decision allowing the state to charge high sums for retrieving public records.


North Platte Community College: 2024 graduates

Heather Johnson (North Platte Community College) - Apr 12, 2024
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North Platte Community College has released its list of graduates for the 2023-24 academic year.

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