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Vanderheiden Memorial Race: Fitness for a cause

Teressa Sykora - May. 27, 2024

More than 200 people got ready, set and took off in Cody Park on Saturday to run/walk in the third annual Tyler Vanderheiden memorial two-mile and five-mile race. Sponsored by the West-Central District Health Department in collaboration with Nebraska Game and Parks, the races drew competitors from North Platte and western Nebraska. The race brought […]

Vanderheiden Memorial Race: Fitness for a cause

Teressa Sykora -

More than 200 people got ready, set and took off in Cody Park on Saturday to run/walk in the third annual Tyler Vanderheiden memorial two-mile and five-mile race. Sponsored by the West-Central District Health Department in collaboration with Nebraska Game and Parks, the races drew competitors from North Platte and western Nebraska. The race brought […]

Visual artist Steve Uzzell channels the open road

Teressa Sykora - May. 21, 2024

Standing onstage in front of projections of striking images on May 7 at the Fox Theater, renowned visual artist Steve Uzzell talked about Open Roads and Open Minds — creative problem solving and the nature of transition. More than 400 people in the audience listened as Uzzell talked about his adventures, insights and lessons learned in a […]

Visual artist Steve Uzzell channels the open road

Teressa Sykora -

Standing onstage in front of projections of striking images on May 7 at the Fox Theater, renowned visual artist Steve Uzzell talked about Open Roads and Open Minds — creative problem solving and the nature of transition. More than 400 people in the audience listened as Uzzell talked about his adventures, insights and lessons learned in a […]

Colorful dog pack debuts at Prairie Arts Center

Teressa Sykora - May. 15, 2024

Dozens of colorful dog statues greeted patrons at the door of the Prairie Arts Center on Tuesday, May 14. “Paws on the Platte,” is a fundraiser to benefit Paws-itive Partners Humane Society, a non-profit organization that supports pets and their humans. The playfully posed statues are sponsored by 26 businesses and creatively enhanced by artists. […]

Colorful dog pack debuts at Prairie Arts Center

Teressa Sykora -

Dozens of colorful dog statues greeted patrons at the door of the Prairie Arts Center on Tuesday, May 14. “Paws on the Platte,” is a fundraiser to benefit Paws-itive Partners Humane Society, a non-profit organization that supports pets and their humans. The playfully posed statues are sponsored by 26 businesses and creatively enhanced by artists. […]

Archived: Town Hall Lecture to feature world renowned photographer

Teressa Sykora - Apr. 30, 2024

Internationally acclaimed photographer and author Steve Uzzell will speak on Tuesday, May 7, at 10:30 a.m. in the Neville Center at the Fox Theater. Uzzell will present Open Roads, Open Minds – An exploration of creative problem solving and the nature of transition. According to his website, steveuzzell.com, his photography career began 40 years ago […]

Archived: Town Hall Lecture to feature world renowned photographer

Teressa Sykora -

Internationally acclaimed photographer and author Steve Uzzell will speak on Tuesday, May 7, at 10:30 a.m. in the Neville Center at the Fox Theater. Uzzell will present Open Roads, Open Minds – An exploration of creative problem solving and the nature of transition. According to his website, steveuzzell.com, his photography career began 40 years ago […]

Archived: FUR Animal Rescue hosts ‘Comedy to the Rescue’ to benefit homeless pets

Teressa Sykora - Apr. 27, 2024

Nationally touring comedian Clay Foley amused the crowd Saturday at FUR Animal Rescue’s fundraising event. “Comedy to the Rescue” was an adults-only show that included stand-up comedy, snacks and a cash bar. According to Foley’s website, clayfoley.com, the comedian spent 10 years working as an animal cruelty investigator. Beginning in his home state of Illinois, […]

Archived: FUR Animal Rescue hosts ‘Comedy to the Rescue’ to benefit homeless pets

Teressa Sykora -

Nationally touring comedian Clay Foley amused the crowd Saturday at FUR Animal Rescue’s fundraising event. “Comedy to the Rescue” was an adults-only show that included stand-up comedy, snacks and a cash bar. According to Foley’s website, clayfoley.com, the comedian spent 10 years working as an animal cruelty investigator. Beginning in his home state of Illinois, […]

Archived: Thrift Center donates more than $150,000 to area nonprofits and charities

Teressa Sykora - Apr. 23, 2024

What began as a group of community members who wanted to give funds to nonprofit organizations has become a major fundraising outreach. In 1978, the articles of incorporation were filed with the state of Nebraska for North Platte’s Thrift Center for the Handicapped. Since then, their mission has been to financially support nonprofits and charities […]

Archived: Thrift Center donates more than $150,000 to area nonprofits and charities

Teressa Sykora -

What began as a group of community members who wanted to give funds to nonprofit organizations has become a major fundraising outreach. In 1978, the articles of incorporation were filed with the state of Nebraska for North Platte’s Thrift Center for the Handicapped. Since then, their mission has been to financially support nonprofits and charities […]

Archived: Santa Lady’s collection on display, pieces for sale

Teressa Sykora - Apr. 20, 2024

Creatively arranged in an upstairs booth at CR Rustic Antique Mall in downtown North Platte, a vast array of Santa Clauses beam good spirits and joy from corners, racks and shelves, regardless of the season. Their cheery smiles and winsome expressions invite shoppers to step in for a closer look. Linda Butterfield of Gothenburg is […]

Archived: Santa Lady’s collection on display, pieces for sale

Teressa Sykora -

Creatively arranged in an upstairs booth at CR Rustic Antique Mall in downtown North Platte, a vast array of Santa Clauses beam good spirits and joy from corners, racks and shelves, regardless of the season. Their cheery smiles and winsome expressions invite shoppers to step in for a closer look. Linda Butterfield of Gothenburg is […]

Archived: Career CIA agent talks about wife, family, dangers

Teressa Sykora - Apr. 9, 2024

With vivid recounts of situations that could have been in a Mission Impossible script, James Olson captivated the audience at the Fox Theater during a Town Hall Lecture on April 3. Olson held the attention of more than 300 attendees with his presentation, “A Different Kind of Career: Undercover in the CIA.”   Originally from a […]

Archived: Career CIA agent talks about wife, family, dangers

Teressa Sykora -

With vivid recounts of situations that could have been in a Mission Impossible script, James Olson captivated the audience at the Fox Theater during a Town Hall Lecture on April 3. Olson held the attention of more than 300 attendees with his presentation, “A Different Kind of Career: Undercover in the CIA.”   Originally from a […]

Archived: New businesses: Dog grooming, roll-off container rental, coffee shack, more

Teressa Sykora - Apr. 4, 2024

Owner and certified dog groomer, Eva George, has a new, more spacious home for Dapper Dogz Grooming and Gifts at 1115 E. Sixth St. Offering full-service dog grooming by appointment, George makes it a priority to take time with dogs who might be new to the grooming process. With a 10×10 ft. indoor kennel, she […]

Archived: New businesses: Dog grooming, roll-off container rental, coffee shack, more

Teressa Sykora -

Owner and certified dog groomer, Eva George, has a new, more spacious home for Dapper Dogz Grooming and Gifts at 1115 E. Sixth St. Offering full-service dog grooming by appointment, George makes it a priority to take time with dogs who might be new to the grooming process. With a 10×10 ft. indoor kennel, she […]

Archived: March: Traumatic Brain Injury awareness month

Teressa Sykora - Mar. 6, 2024

Mayor Brandon Kelliher has declared March Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness month in the city of North Platte. As the mayor made the proclamation on Tuesday afternoon, more than 15 people gathered in the council chambers at city hall to listen. Many wore bright green ribbons of support, the recognized color for traumatic brain injuries. Fire Chief […]

Archived: March: Traumatic Brain Injury awareness month

Teressa Sykora -

Mayor Brandon Kelliher has declared March Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness month in the city of North Platte. As the mayor made the proclamation on Tuesday afternoon, more than 15 people gathered in the council chambers at city hall to listen. Many wore bright green ribbons of support, the recognized color for traumatic brain injuries. Fire Chief […]