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Thousands expected for the National Czech Fest in Wilber, opening today

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Polka bands, colorful costumes and kolaches are all part of this weekend’s 53rd annual National Czech Festival in Wilber, the official Czech Capital of the USA. The celebration kicks off this afternoon with vendors, exhibits, an accordion jamboree and a kids’ parade at 7 PM. Sheryl Kastanek of the Nebraska Czechs of Wilber urges people […] Read More »

Hosmer to miss three to six weeks with hand fracture

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The Royals' postseason chances took a severe hit Thursday night when Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer was expected to be out three to six weeks because of a non-displaced fracture of the right hand. Read More »

Royals, Guthrie head west, open series in Oakland

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After going 5-0 with a 1.03 ERA in July, Oakland's Sonny Gray begins August with a matchup vs. Jeremy Guthrie and the Royals on Friday at O.co Coliseum. Read More »

Escobar’s triple boosts Ventura to victory

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Any trouble for Yordano Ventura stopped after he allowed a leadoff homer, as the Royals rookie bounced back and manhandled the Twins in Kansas City's 6-3 win Thursday. Alcides Escobar headlined a tiebreaking seventh inning with a game-winning, two-run ... Read More »

Escobar’s triple boosts Ventura to victory

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Any trouble for Yordano Ventura stopped after he allowed a leadoff homer, as the Royals rookie bounced back and manhandled the Twins in Kansas City's 6-3 win Thursday. Alcides Escobar headlined a tiebreaking seventh inning with a game-winning, two-run ... Read More »

Royals don’t find good fits at Trade Deadline

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Dead quiet at the Trade Deadline. That was the Royals on Thursday as deals popped across the land but not in Cowtown. "There weren't any players that we could get our hands on that would be upgrades over what we have," general manager Dayton Moore said... Read More »

Vargas to rejoin rotation Saturday vs. Oakland

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Jason Vargas will return to the mound Saturday for the Royals after missing more than three weeks with an appendectomy. Kansas City manager Ned Yost announced Thursday that Vargas will start Game Two of a three-game set in Oakland that begins Friday. Read More »

Southpaw Lamb keeps rolling at Triple-A

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John Lamb's reclamation project continued Wednesday night, as the Royals farmhand impressed again at Triple-A Omaha. Lamb, Kansas City's fifth-round pick in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, threw seven shutout innings, lowering his ERA to 3.56 this se... Read More »

Yost surprised by blockbuster trades around MLB

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Royals manager Ned Yost woke up Thursday morning and reacted to the Boston-Oakland trade similarly to how anyone else plugged into the baseball world would. Read More »

Congressman Smith says he supported border bill pulled by Speaker

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Congressman Adrian Smith says he supported the immigration bill pulled by House Speaker John Boehner. Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, pulled his own bill when support fell short of the votes needed for passage. Smith, a Republican, says though the bill didn’t contain everything he wanted, he would have voted for it. “I want to […] Read More »

Collection plate money missing from Omaha church

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Two thieves made off with collection plate money from a church in south Omaha. Father Bernard Starman with St. Agnes Church says last Sunday an associate priest was approached by a man asking for money. The priest gave the man $5 but he continued to as for more. Father Starman says another man then tapped […] Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: July 30

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The Blue Rocks evened a road set at a game apiece. Jack Lopez delivered a three-run double in the second. Starling added a solo homer in the seventh. Starling, ranked 13th among Royals prospects by MLB.com, is batting .350 (14-for-40), with three home ... Read More »

Nebraska ranked 22nd in first Coaches Poll

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The Nebraska football team was ranked 22nd in the initial Coaches Poll released Thursday morning. The Huskers received 228 points in a poll of 62 FBS head coaches. Nebraska returns 14 starters, including All-America candidates Ameer Abdullah and Randy Gregory, and 45 letterwinners from a team that went 9-4 and capped the year with a […] Read More »

Cattlemen’s Ball goes west, raises more than a million for cancer research

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The Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska raised more than a million dollars for cancer research. This is the fifth consecutive year the Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska raised more than a million dollars. This year, the ball was held at the Hoot Owl Ranch in Harrisburg June 6th and 7th in extreme western Nebraska’s Banner County. It […] Read More »

New meat processing option for Omaha

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It is a popular concept on the east and west coast but new to Omaha. The City Council approved a permit for Tom Meyer to open a live meat market in south Omaha.  Meyer says customers will have several options.  They can select an animal from on-site pens and wait while it is slaughtered, processed and […] Read More »