Norton, KansasLocal Weather Alerts
There are currently no active weather alerts.
Home | KQNK News | Nebraska Radio Network (page 83)

Nebraska Radio Network

Gov. Ricketts appoints Stacy to Nebraska Supreme Court

kqnk-300x150-default

Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed Lancaster County District Judge Stephanie Stacy to the Nebraska Supreme Court, First Judicial District. “Judge Stacy’s judicial and legal experience have served the State of Nebraska well,” said Ricketts in written statement released by his office. “Her expertise and judicial temperament will continue to be an asset to the people […]

Read More »

U-S Olympic Swim Trial tickets are going fast

kqnk-300x150-default

The excitement is building for next year’s U-S Olympic Swim Trials. Omaha Sports Commission President Harold Cliff says more than 100,000 tickets sold in just six weeks. Cliff says, “We were expecting a good solid start but quite honestly the numbers we’ve achieved to date are outstanding and we are very pleased with where we […]

Read More »

Nebraska bullfrog season opener on Saturday

kqnk-300x150-default

Nebraska’s bullfrog season officially opens Saturday. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission spokesman Greg Wagner says bullfrogs are regulated so they are not over-harvested. You do need a fishing license and they can only be caught by hand, hook and line or with a hand net. The maximum size limit is 4 1/2 inches from snout […]

Read More »

27th Annual Brush Up Nebraska Paint-A-Thon

kqnk-300x150-default

More than 18-hundred volunteers are taking part in Brush Up Nebraska’s 27th Annual Paint-A-Thon on Saturday. Executive Director Tom Pettigrew says they have set a hefty goal this year of painting 70 homes in one day. Pettigrew says this community service project helps low income elderly and permanently disabled homeowners maintain their homes. He says […]

Read More »

Nebraska Congressmen turn against Iran nuclear deal (AUDIO)

kqnk-300x150-default

Two Nebraska Congressmen have decided to vote against the nuclear agreement with Iran. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, a Republican, says he cannot vote for the nuclear deal with Iran “I will not support the deal. I cannot in good conscience give it my full ascent,” Fortenberry tells Nebraska Radio Network. Fortenberry says he needed time to […]

Read More »

Five Huskers suspended for opener against BYU

kqnk-300x150-default

Five Huskers will miss the season opener against BYU due to suspension. Coach Mike Riley confirmed what was first reported by the Portland Tribune but refused to identify the players. “But it was obviously a team violation”, said Riley. “We will be anxious to have those guys back in the fold after that.” Riley says […]

Read More »

Treatment center for mentally-ill inmates proposed for Hastings

kqnk-300x150-default

The state legislature’s Judiciary Committee held an interim hearing in Hastings this week to decide if the Hastings Regional Center could be used as a new Behavioral Treatment Center for Nebraska prison inmates. Hastings Mayor Vern Powers says it’s an industry the city understands. “We’ve had this since the 1880s,” Mayor Powers says. “An intricate […]

Read More »

Some aren’t sold on Senate transportation measure

kqnk-300x150-default

Skepticism is being expressed about the six-year, $350 billion highway bill passed by the Senate. U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer brought Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to Nebraska to promote the transportation measure approved by the Senate just prior to Congress leaving Washington for its August break. The House balked and Congress approved a three-month, $8 billion […]

Read More »

Crude oil at record lows but gas prices could soon rise

kqnk-300x150-default

Crude oil prices have dropped to some of the lowest levels in the last 52 weeks but we are still not seeing big price drops at the gas pump. AAA Nebraska spokesperson Rose White says there is plenty of crude oil but not processed fuel. White says crude oil inventories are up about 20% from […]

Read More »

Man accused of lighting Molotov cocktails on Gretna school grounds

kqnk-300x150-default

A Gretna man is accused of igniting at least two Molotov cocktails last Tuesday on the grounds of an elementary school.   Sarpy County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Greg London says 22 year old Seth Chase was booked for possession of a destructive device and criminal mischief. Around 3 am, three people were on school property when […]

Read More »

New era begins at Nebraska-Kearney

kqnk-300x150-default

As fall camp begins a new era is underway at Nebraska-Kearney where Josh Lamberson is preparing for his first season as head coach. The former All-American quarterback at Northwest Missouri State spent the past seven years as an assistant in the MIAA and takes over a UNK program that has finished 3-8 in each of […]

Read More »

JUCO power in Council Bluffs looks for another big year

kqnk-300x150-default

Scott Strohmeier knew the Iowa Western Community College football program had potential when he was named the school’s first head coach back in 2008 but admits he had no idea the they would become a national power so soon. The Reivers won a national title in only their fourth season as a program and they […]

Read More »

Transportation Sec. Foxx sees progress in road funding (AUDIO)

kqnk-300x150-default

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx promoted a six-year transportation bill passed by the Senate during his visit to Nebraska. U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer hosted Secretary Foxx fresh off Senate passage of a six-year, $350 billion transportation bill. “We’re making a commitment that we’re done with these short-term patches going forward,” Fischer stated during a news conference […]

Read More »

Gates impresses at right tackle

kqnk-300x150-default

Nebraska offensive line Mike Cavanaugh says Nick Gates has caught his eye early in fall camp. The redshirt freshman from Las Vegas is battling to become the Huskers’ starting right tackle. Cavanaugh will spend the next couple of weeks trying to settle on a starting five up front. “I like our physicalness and I like our […]

Read More »

Seward-area farmer named to head national grain board

kqnk-300x150-default

Eastern Nebraska farmer Alan Tiemann, a grower from the Seward area, is being named the new chairman for the U.S. Grains Council. Tiemann has spent more than 35 years in production agriculture and served as past chairman of the Nebraska Corn Board. He says one priority for the Grains Council is ethanol. “We see that […]

Read More »