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Pillen meets enthusiastic crowd in North Platte

George Lauby - Jan. 19, 2022

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. Pillen, a former Husker football player and now a regent on the University of Nebraska’s governing board, has built Pillen Family Farms — one of […]

Pillen meets enthusiastic crowd in North Platte

George Lauby -

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. Pillen, a former Husker football player and now a regent on the University of Nebraska’s governing board, has built Pillen Family Farms — one of […]

Hospital: ‘Plz get COVID-19 test at doctor’s office’

George Lauby - Jan. 14, 2022

As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 moves across the country, the volume of patients is high at Great Plains Health, so please get a COVID-19 test through your primary physician, not the emergency room. All staffed beds at the hospital were occupied as of Jan. 9, the date of the last report, but no one […]

Hospital: ‘Plz get COVID-19 test at doctor’s office’

George Lauby -

As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 moves across the country, the volume of patients is high at Great Plains Health, so please get a COVID-19 test through your primary physician, not the emergency room. All staffed beds at the hospital were occupied as of Jan. 9, the date of the last report, but no one […]

Hershey school board sets 2nd special bond election

George Lauby - Jan. 13, 2022

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. The election is a repeat of a bond election in August that voters turned down by a narrow margin. The bond would finance a new 30,000 sq. ft. addition […]

Hershey school board sets 2nd special bond election

George Lauby -

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. The election is a repeat of a bond election in August that voters turned down by a narrow margin. The bond would finance a new 30,000 sq. ft. addition […]

Contract set with new superintendent, new high school principal hired

George Lauby - Jan. 10, 2022

Todd Rhodes officially received a two-year contract as the incoming superintendent of North Platte Public Schools Monday, with a $230,000 salary. School board President Skip Altig enthusiastically said the board believes they have the correct person for the job, and thanked everyone who helped with the search process, from the Nebraska Association of School Boards […]

Contract set with new superintendent, new high school principal hired

George Lauby -

Todd Rhodes officially received a two-year contract as the incoming superintendent of North Platte Public Schools Monday, with a $230,000 salary. School board President Skip Altig enthusiastically said the board believes they have the correct person for the job, and thanked everyone who helped with the search process, from the Nebraska Association of School Boards […]

Archived: Entertainment around town

George Lauby - Jan. 5, 2022

A rundown of entertaining events in North Platte and Lincoln County: Ongoing Prairie Arts Center, (416 N. Jeffers) — Artwork by McCook Community College art instructor Rick Johnson in the main gallery. Open 11-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Johnson is lifelong resident of southwest Nebraska and also owns Studio 48 in McCook. Also, preview Nebraskaland Days art […]

Archived: Entertainment around town

George Lauby -

A rundown of entertaining events in North Platte and Lincoln County: Ongoing Prairie Arts Center, (416 N. Jeffers) — Artwork by McCook Community College art instructor Rick Johnson in the main gallery. Open 11-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Johnson is lifelong resident of southwest Nebraska and also owns Studio 48 in McCook. Also, preview Nebraskaland Days art […]

Archived: City council approves annexation, odor measurement, UTVs on streets

George Lauby - Jan. 4, 2022

The North Platte city council agreed Tuesday to annex the property of the North Platte Regional airport and two other parcels between the city limits and the airport. Odors The council also took a first step in addressing potential industrial odors, entering an agreement with Foulweather Consulting of Hansville, Washington for training and equipment to […]

Archived: City council approves annexation, odor measurement, UTVs on streets

George Lauby -

The North Platte city council agreed Tuesday to annex the property of the North Platte Regional airport and two other parcels between the city limits and the airport. Odors The council also took a first step in addressing potential industrial odors, entering an agreement with Foulweather Consulting of Hansville, Washington for training and equipment to […]

Archived: District court sentencings: Probation for child abuse, charge dropped for threat

George Lauby - Dec. 22, 2021

Jacob Burt of North Platte was convicted Monday of intentional child abuse in Lincoln County District Court and sentenced to 36 months of probation. Burt’s was charged with the crime after a x-ray showed that his three-week-old baby had five fractured ribs as well as a skull fracture. The infant fell off a tall table […]

Archived: District court sentencings: Probation for child abuse, charge dropped for threat

George Lauby -

Jacob Burt of North Platte was convicted Monday of intentional child abuse in Lincoln County District Court and sentenced to 36 months of probation. Burt’s was charged with the crime after a x-ray showed that his three-week-old baby had five fractured ribs as well as a skull fracture. The infant fell off a tall table […]