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TRPHD’s COVID-19 Cases Hit 15

    Kearney, NE- Two Rivers Public Health Department is reporting four additional cases of COVID-19 in Buffalo County.  Three cases are females (one in her 20s, and two in their 40s).... Read More

With US border work on track, rural towns fear virus spread

Billings, Mont. -- Major construction projects are moving forward along both U.S. borders and raising fears that the influx of workers could spread the coronavirus. Along the northern border, a Canadian company says it will start work this month o... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Provides Friday COVID-19 Response Update

Gov. Pete Ricketts, UNMC Dr. James Lawler, Nebraska Department of Economic Director Tony Goins and Nebraska Small Business Association District Director Leon Milobar discussed the latest on COVID-19 in Nebraska. Below are the video highlights cove... Read More

SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic Launches

One of Multiple Economic Relief Provisions to Protect Workers and Small Businesses WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza today launched the Paycheck Protection Program, a $349 billion emergency lo... Read More

Ten COVID-19 cases linked to JBS packing plant in Grand Island

JBS, one of the world's largest meatpackers, continues to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this week, news broke of its plant in Souderton, Pennsylvania, limiting production due to senior staff members having flu-like symptoms. Now the... Read More

Simpson Receives Helping Hand Award for Commitment to Community

The Nebraska FFA Foundation has awarded Mr. Phillip Simpson, Burwell FFA advisor, with the 2020 Gary Scharf Helping Hand Award. Simpson, FFA advisor for the Burwell FFA chapter, was nominated for the award with support by colleagues and community ... Read More

Owen Palm Elected Chair of Platte Institute Board

Palm & New Board Member Jim Jenkins Bring Rural Business Perspectives OMAHA, NE — Owen Palm, an agricultural equipment businessman from Gering, has succeeded Gail Werner-Robertson as chair of the Platte Institute Board of Directors. Th... Read More

Four Corners Health Department Has Second Positive Lab-Confirmed COVID-19 Test

Four Corners Health Department reports a second lab confirmed COVID-19 case in York County.  The new case is a female in her 30’s, and the situation is under investigation. More information will be forthcoming as available. As we continue to ad... Read More

NCTA graduation ceremony to be held online May 7

CURTIS, Neb. – The May commencement ceremony for spring 2020 graduates of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture will be held online. NCTA officials made the decision to move to an online ceremony amid continued concerns of spread of the ... Read More

Single car accident results in minor injuries

YORK- On 04/01/2020 at approximately 5:15 pm a 2004 Lexus SUV was attempting to enter Interstate 80 on the eastbound side from the York interchange.  The driver of the vehicle, Glanda Starvaggi of York, Nebraska, drove the vehicle off the right-side... Read More

National Nebraska Day, Song Dedicated to FFA- Friday Five (April 3, 2020)

National Nebraska Day and distinguished UNL alumni are featured on this week's episode of Friday Five. Plus, one FFA member from Kentucky has dedicated an entire song to the organization. Join Alex and Rebel to learn more about this singer/songwri... Read More