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Central District Health Department COVID-19 Update

Today, Central District Health Department (CDHD) reports a total of 1,549 total COVID-19 positive cases and 51 deaths. The county breakdown is as follows: Hall 1,465 cases and 39 deaths; Hamilton 58 cases and 12 deaths; and Merrick 26 cases and zero ... Read More

Gov. Ricketts’ Memorial Day Statement & Flag Status Notice

  LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with proclamations from President Donald J. Trump, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff effective immediately until 12:00 p.m. (noon) on May 25, 2020.... Read More

Local Water Levels Rise 3.67’

During April 2020, staff of the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District measured roughly 500 observation wells throughout the nine-county district. The goal of these well measurements is to determine an average water level change for the district, ... Read More

North Platte Pursuit Leads to Fiery Crash

Courtesy/Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. Fleeing car impacted light pole and City Discount Liquor in North Platte early Friday. 5-22-20. North Platte, Neb. -- On Friday at 2:40 a.m., a Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle near the intersection ... Read More

Omaha zoo plans to reopen June 1st

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium plans to reopen on Monday, June 1, 2020. This announcement is based on the guidance given this afternoon by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts at his press conference. The Zoo has been planning for its reopening ... Read More

AFAN Announces Cold Storage Grant Opportunity for Food Pantries, Requests Donations

LINCOLN  - The Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (AFAN) today announced a grant program to assist food pantries in purchasing refrigerator and freezer units to store perishable food.  AFAN is partnering with the Nebraska Departme... Read More

Nebraska senator seeks remote voting option for legislators

LINCOLN, Neb. - A Nebraska lawmaker who's worried about the spread of the coronavirus is calling for a legislative rule change that would allow state senators to vote on bills remotely when this year's session resumes on July 20. Sen. Patty Pansing B... Read More

Second driver sentenced in Dawson County triple fatality accident

  A Platte Center woman was sentenced to serve five years in prison Thursday on charges related to the October 16, 2018 traffic accident that resulted in the death of three of her passengers and serious injuries to another.  Angelique Kampma... Read More

(AUDIO) Master's Hand in Tekamah receives National Attention

Master's Hand in Tekamah is one of two small businesses in the State to receive National Attention as they were nominated by the Nebraska Retail Federation for the Small Business Spotlight Initiative. Owner Susie Robison says they're getting exposure... Read More

Gov. Ricketts Announces New Directed Health Measures for June

LINCOLN – At Thursday's daily coronavirus briefing, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that new directed health measures (DHMs) will take effect on June 1, 2020.  “Phase I” reopening DHMs will apply to the Central District Health Department (Ha... Read More

Nebraska Joint Information Center Update for Thursday May 21, 2020

Six Rules to Keep Nebraska Healthy: Stay home. Do not take unnecessary trips outside the home. Respect the 10-person limit. Socially distance your work. Work from home or use the six-foot rule as much as possible in the workplace. Shop ... Read More

Nebraska governor's DHM allows county fairs to move forward

County fairs are some of the most anticipated events in rural communities. When Covid-19 hit, though, events from concerts to graduations were canceled, and as the pandemic continued the question became what would happen to county fairs. On May 21... Read More

York Parks and Rec to Begin Opening Facilities on June 1st

YORK- In Thursday night's York City Council Meeting the topic of reopening the park and rec facilities in the community was addressed as the COVID-19 Pandemic continues. The conversation between the council and Director of YPR, Cheree Folts was geare... Read More

Doane to return to in-person instruction this Fall

    Crete, NE --- Doane University will resume its course offerings on campus this fall, President Dr. Jacque Carter announced today.   All in-person courses for the spring term (and semester) were transitioned to a remote lea... Read More