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Congressman extolls the virtues of corn detasseling

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry contends detasseling has been an integral part of building Nebraska’s strong work ethic. And Fortenberry, a father of five, has more than a passing interest in corn detasseling. Fortenberry praises the work of teen-agers in Nebraska corn fields this time of year. “Thousands of Nebraska young people pour into the fields at […] Read More »

100 year old UP depot scheduled to be demolished

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The 100 year old Union Pacific Railroad depot in Columbus will be torn down next year. U-P spokesman Mark Davis says a few years ago the railroad offered to donate the old depot to the city of Columbus. However, the building sits about 15 feet from active railroad tracks. For safety reasons U-P required the […] Read More »

High school football schedules for 2014 and 2015 released

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Following are the 2014 and 2015 high school football schedules for every team in every class: CLASS A: Bellevue East 2014 Schedule: Week 1 Lincoln East Week 2 Millard South Week 3 @Omaha Bryan Week 4 South Sioux City Week 5 @Bellevue West Week 6 Creighton Preparatory School Week 7 Omaha Central Week 8 @Omaha […] Read More »

Omaha police investigate shooting death of teen

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Omaha police are investigating the shooting death of a 19 year old man inside a unit at the Pacific Winds apartment complex in the west part of the city.   Joseph Morolla of Omaha was shot around 9 p.m. Sunday night. He was rushed to a hospital where he later died. Omaha police have not released […] Read More »

Motorcyclist dies in central Nebraska accident after losing control of bike

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A 60-year-old motorcyclist from Broken Bow has died after losing control of his bike. The Custer County Sheriff’s Office reports Kenneth Neville died at the scene, three miles south of Broken Bow. According to the sheriff’s office, Neville was riding south on Sumner Road early Sunday evening. Neville lost control of the motorcycle. It hit […] Read More »

Omaha youth golf program attempts to address decline in interest

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It seems that golf is no longer one of the great American past times. The National Golf Foundation reports the number of players has been dropping since 2010 and most of them putting away the clubs are people in their 30′s and younger. City of Omaha Golf Manager Bob Baber says business has been very […] Read More »

Another independent qualifies for US Senate ballot in November

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We have another independent candidate for United States Senate. The Secretary of State’s office reports Todd Watson of Lincoln has qualified for the November ballot, joining Jim Jenkins as alternative candidates to those nominated by the two major political parties. More than 4,000 signatures for Watson to be placed on the ballot have been verified. Watson […] Read More »

FEMA aid coming to 12 Nebraska counties following storms, floods

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Twelve Nebraska counties are now approved for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA. Recovery efforts are still underway for residents across the state who were impacted by the recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Kevin Garvin, the emergency manager for Cedar County, says the FEMA assistance will greatly help with the […] Read More »

Abdullah and Gregory named to Big Ten’s “players to watch”

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The Big Ten Conference announced its fourth annual football Players to Watch list, with 10 players earning preseason recognition. The preseason Players to Watch list is selected by a media panel and consists of five student-athletes each from the East Division and West Division. Nebraska and Wisconsin lead the way with two players each on […] Read More »

Storm Chasers lose but close on first place

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Justin Bour had three hits, and drove in four runs to lead a 13-hit attack as New Orleans beat Omaha, 8-5 on Sunday afternoon at Zephyr Field. The Storm Chasers have lost two in a row to fall to 55-52 but gained a half-game in the standings to move to within a half-game of first place Iowa, which was […] Read More »

Omaha to host Big East baseball tournament in 2015

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The BIG EAST Conference announced that the 2015 Baseball Tournament will be held at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, May 21-24. “It is an honor for Creighton Baseball to host the BIG EAST Conference Tournament in just our second season as a member of the our conference,” said head coach Ed Servais. “This will be the […] Read More »

Lincoln native continues success on the tennis court

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I’m sure tennis fans are familiar with Lincoln native Jack Sock, but if you are a casual fan of the sport, take notice. Sock and his doubles partner Canadian Vasek Popisil, won another ATP doubles finals.  This comes just three weeks after the two decided to give it a go at Wimbledon and went out and […] Read More »

NU’s Abdullah to speak at Big Ten luncheon

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Big Ten Football Media Days kickoff in Chicago. Ameer Abdullah will be the student-athlete speaker for Tuesday’s media days’ kickoff luncheon. The Nebraska running back led the Big Ten in rushing last season as a junior and passed up the NFL to return to college. He’s been quoted as saying “I have come to realize […] Read More »

The silver lining of June storms: an end to the drought (AUDIO)

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One month of well-above-normal rainfall has ended the drought in nearly all of Nebraska. But drought continues to plague a large portion of the United States. Climatologist Brian Fuchs at the National Drought Mitigation Center on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln east campus says heavy June rains finally broke the drought which began in 2012. “It’s […] Read More »

American Legion baseball state tournament scores (Updated 7/28/14)

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American Legion Senior state tournaments Class A National Division at Grand Island’s Ryder Park Saturday’s results Ralston 7, Union Bank 6 Grand Island 6, Omaha Burke 3 Millard South 5, Kearney 1 Creighton Prep 10, Gretna 0, 7 inn. Sunday’s games Omaha Burke 4, *Union Bank 3 Kearney 8, *Gretna 7 Grand Island 8, Ralston […] Read More »