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USDA: Despite weather troubles, most crops are doing well

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While strong winds, hail and flooding damaged some Nebraska crops in recent weeks, the latest USDA report indicates the growing season for many farmers statewide is going well. In the past week, temperatures were moderate and many areas saw adequate rain. Some growers changed out corn for soybeans this year, but the USDA’s Anthony Prillaman […] Read More »

54th Ralston 4th of July Celebration

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Ralston, Nebraska is also known as Independence City – USA and activities for their 54th annual celebration get underway Thursday. Mayor Don Groeser says it truly is an old fashioned 4th of July celebration. Thursday night festivities start with a picnic in the park followed by a pie baking contest and a street dance. Mayor […] Read More »

Royals turn to Ventura in clash against Tribe

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Josh Tomlin looks to follow up his one-hit gem as the Indians open a three-game set against the AL Central-rival Royals and Yordano Ventura on Friday at Progressive Field. Read More »

Sparks, second UNMC chancellor, dies

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Dr. Robert Sparks, the second chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, has died. Sparks was 82. Sparks also held the positions of vice president of the University of Nebraska system. “He was a thoughtful administrator and a visionary whose programs greatly outlasted his tenure,” said Dr. Robert Wigton, a professor in the Department […] Read More »

Vargas pins Twins in Royals’ rubber-game win

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Jason Vargas fired seven shutout innings for his second win over the Twins this season as the Royals rolled to a 4-0 victory in the rubber game on Wednesday afternoon at Target Field. Read More »

Twins’ challenge overturns out call vs. Royals

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Twins manager Ron Gardenhire successfully issued a challenge in the fifth inning of Wednesday's 4-0 loss to the Royals, as an out call on Sam Fuld's steal attempt was overturned. Read More »

Ibanez oldest Royals player to belt home run

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Raul Ibanez became the oldest Royals player to hit a home run with his blast in a 4-0 win over the Twins on Wednesday -- the 42-year-old outfielder's first jack in a Kansas City uniform since 2003. Read More »

Fireworks will be permitted at 7 state rec areas on the 4th

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Seven state recreation areas will allow fireworks on the 4th. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reports visitors will be allowed to touch off fireworks at Branched Oak State Recreation Area (SRA) near Malcolm, Fort Kearny SRA near Kearney, Memphis SRA near Memphis, Fremont SRA near Fremont, Two Rivers SRA near Venice, Pawnee SRA near […] Read More »

Duffy, Esky voted top Royals players for June

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Left-hander Danny Duffy and shortstop Alcides Escobar were named the Royals' Pitcher and Player of the month for June on Wednesday. Read More »

Western Nebraska man charged with 44 counts of child porn

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A Sidney man charged with 44 counts of child pornography will be arraigned next week. Levi Hallett was in Cheyenne County Court for a preliminary hearing and the judge ruled there is enough evidence to proceed. The 26-year-old Hallett will appear in District Court this upcoming Tuesday. Court papers say a citizen contacted law enforcement […] Read More »

Elkhorn River access sites remain closed

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Three access sites along the Elkhorn River in Douglas County will remain closed through the 4th of July holiday.   John Winkler is the General Manager of the Papio – Missouri River Natural Resource District and says the recent heavy rain may have caused run-off from farm fields that contained chemicals that could irritate the skin. […] Read More »

Pilger update – rebuilding hurdles due to flood plain

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Another hurdle for residents of Pilger. Many took shelter in basements when twin tornadoes hit the community last month. Those residents credit their basements for saving their lives. Now because of FEMA flood plain regulations homes rebuilt will not have basements unless they meet certain guidelines. Pilger Village Clerk Kimberly Neiman says all homes have […] Read More »

Holland among five worthy Royals for All-Star Game

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Closer Greg Holland is among five Royals that manager Ned Yost is endorsing to represent the club and the American League at the 85th All-Star Game on July 15 at Target Field. Read More »

Royals bring back C. Coleman, option Mariot

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The Royals recalled reliever Casey Coleman on Wednesday and optioned Michael Mariot to Triple-A Omaha as manager Ned Yost decided to add depth to his bullpen for the series finale at Target Field. Read More »

Ag coalition forms to fight back against proposed EPA rule

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A coalition of agricultural groups has formed in Nebraska to protest a proposed expansion of the Clean Water Act. The “Common Sense Nebraska” coalition claims the Environmental Protection Agency wants to extend its reach onto family farms. Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson claims the EPA is seeking to expand the Clean Water Act to […] Read More »