Home | Nebraska Radio Network (page 28)

Nebraska Radio Network

Omaha part of a national experiment on honesty

kqnk-300x150-default

A pop-up kiosk in the Old Market area of Omaha received a lot of attention Tuesday. Cally Casey is the marketing manager with the beverage company Honest Tea and says this is part of a light-hearted experiment to see just how honest people in Nebraska really are. The kiosk was stocked with bottled beverage and […] Read More »

American Legion baseball semifinal scores from 7/29/14

kqnk-300x150-default

American Legion Baseball Senior state tournaments Class A National Division Tuesday’s results Creighton Prep 14, *Omaha Burke 3, 7 inn. Grand Island 5, *Kearney 4 Wednesday’s games Game 14 – Creighton Prep vs. Grand Island, 4:30 p.m. Game 15 – If necessary, 7:30 p.m. American Division Tuesday’s results Millard West 8, *Papillion-La Vista South 2 […] Read More »

Party candidates claim they don’t mind competition in US Senate race (AUDIO)

kqnk-300x150-default

Our choices for United States Senate have expanded and those representing the traditional choices claim they don’t mind. Not one, but two independent candidates have made the November ballot for United States Senate. Jim Jenkins of Callaway was the first to qualify after submitting more than enough signatures to make the ballot. He was followed […] Read More »

Concert is tonight in Omaha to benefit tornado-tossed Pilger

kqnk-300x150-default

Several musicians with ties to the northeast Nebraska town of Pilger have organized a benefit show tonight to raise money for the community that was struck by two tornadoes last month. Clint Meyer, a singer-songwriter, grew up in Pilger. He saw the pictures and videos of the damage done on June 16 and went back […] Read More »

Anti-gambling group files suit to keep historic horse racing off ballot

kqnk-300x150-default

An anti-gambling group wants historic horse racing thrown off the November ballot. Gambling with the Good Life Executive Director Pat Loontjer says the group has filed a lawsuit, contending the issue placed on the ballot by legislators violates the state constitution. “We feel that it’s blatantly unconstitutional. It violates the single-subject rule and it needs […] Read More »

Serial killer Jenkins sent to Lincoln Regional Center

kqnk-300x150-default

Serial killer Nikko Jenkins has been ordered to the Lincoln Regional Center. Douglas County District Judge Peter Bataillon gave the order for Jenkins to be moved to the center. He will stay at the regional center until doctors determine he is competent to understand the death penalty proceedings he faces for murdering four people. Jenkins, […] Read More »

Omaha couple killed in rollover crash near West Point

kqnk-300x150-default

An Omaha couple has been killed in a rollover crash near West Point. The Cuming County Sheriff’s office reports 41-year-old Franklin Pivonka and his 40-year-old wife, Yvonne, died on U.S. 275 after the driver lost control of the vehicle. It went into a ditch and rolled at least three times. Neither wore a seat belt. […] Read More »

Farm Credit Services of America joins alliance with Frontier Farm Credit

kqnk-300x150-default

Farm Credit Services of America is expanding. The Omaha-based agricultural credit company will enter an alliance with Frontier Farm Credit of Kansas, beginning next year. Farm Credit Services President Doug Stark says the alliance benefits both companies. “Well, in the case of Kansas customers and Frontier, we’re going to bring our resources, our size and […] Read More »

Want to enroll at Wayne State this fall? There’s still time…

kqnk-300x150-default

A college in northeast Nebraska is giving potential students who are still on the fence about getting a higher education plenty of time to make up their minds. Classes start at Wayne State College on August 18th and students can enroll through August 19th. Amy Gade, Wayne State’s admission services coordinator, says they’re ready to […] Read More »

Former Nebraska kickers adjusting to a change in the NFL landscape for different reasons

kqnk-300x150-default

Despite coming off one of the best years of his 12-year NFL career, former Nebraska kicker and current New York Giant, Josh Brown is playing for his NFL career as he kicks against free agent Brandon McManus, who was brought into camp as competition for the veteran.  McManus is Temple’s career leader in field goals […] Read More »

Disaster aid now available for livestock producers; amount under dispute (AUDIO)

kqnk-300x150-default

Federal disaster assistance has been made available for livestock losses due to severe weather, even to producers who suffered losses two years ago from drought. But, the amount of aid is in dispute. Nebraska Farm Service Agency Director Dan Steinkruger agrees Nebraska producers have been hit hard by severe weather the last few years. “The […] Read More »

American Legion baseball tournament scores with late games included (updated for 7/29/14)

kqnk-300x150-default

American Legion Senior state tournaments Class A National Division at Grand Island’s Ryder Park Monday’s results Kearney 10, *-Ralston 3 Omaha Burke 7, *-Millard South 1 Grand Island 5, Creighton Prep 1 Tuesday’s games Game 12 – Kearney vs. Creighton Prep, 4:30 p.m. Game 13 – Omaha Burke vs. Grand Island, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday’s games […] Read More »

Siouxland schools donate 70 desks and more to tornado-damaged Pilger

kqnk-300x150-default

A school in northeast Nebraska that was damaged beyond repair in a tornado last month will re-open for classes on time next month, thanks in part to a school district in northwest Iowa. The 105-year-old Wisner-Pilger Middle School in Pilger was demolished by the EF4 tornado on June 16th. Superintendent Chad Boyer says he got […] Read More »

Congressman extolls the virtues of corn detasseling

kqnk-300x150-default

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

kqnk-300x150-default

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 »