LEXINGTON — A second follow up meeting to discuss child care planning for Lexington is being held Tuesday, July 23 at the Lexington Regional Health and Wellness Community Room from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
MOON — When President John F. Kennedy made his Urgent National Needs speech on May 25, 1961 and called for, “landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth,” the United States did not have the technology to back up this call to action and the Soviet Union had already beat the Un…
Forty years ago, Doug Keller stood in front of the white stone building on Main Street in Eustis and wondered what he had just gotten himself into. At just 20-years-old, Doug was the proud new owner of that white stone building, which would soon become the first Eustis Body Shop location in …
LEXINGTON — There was a common thread to the comments of each $10,000 donor who contributed to the Lexington Community Foundation’s building renovation, support for the community.
LEXINGTON — If one drives past the Lexington Regional Health Center, it’s a little hard to miss the fact Urgent Care has moved. The one day transition took place on July 1 and so far everything has been running well thanks to preparation and forewarning by LRHC.
COZAD — Cozad Community Schools will be on the search for a new superintendent after Joel Applegate’s immediate resignation was approved by the Cozad school board on July 15.
LEXINGTON — The driver and two passengers in a Hyundai were taken to the hospital after injuries sustained in a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Prospect Rd. and Plum Creek Parkway on Thursday, July 18.
LEXINGTON — The Dawson County Commissioners approved a conditional use permit made by Innovative Ag Group to change the site of the old MRK truck wash from business use to agricultural storage.
LEXINGTON — A new outfit can make anyone feel more confident or successful, this is can be especially true for school students. If they are ashamed of what they have to wear can be detrimental to their own self-respect. There is a non-profit in Lexington which is dedicated to getting new clo…
Lexington Community Foundation (LCF) has received notification that they will be receiving disaster relief grant funding from the Peter Kiewit Foundation (PKF). Paul Ternes, PKF Program Director states the funds are to provide emergency support for flood relief efforts in Dawson and Gosper C…
Faith, family and friends carried Jeffrey and Mary Harbur of Gothenburg through nearly five years of fighting Mary’s breast cancer. And through it all, the couple stayed strong with their children Jessica, Hanna, Ashton, Brett and Brock (with special love from a little dog named Domino).
Early detection saves lives and 25-year, two-time cancer survivor Grace Guyle of Cozad is living proof. She will be an honorary chairperson at the Relay For Life of Dawson County event on July 19 at Ehmen Park in Gothenburg.
NORTH PLATTE — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested two people and seized several controlled substances following a pursuit in central Nebraska Tuesday evening.
LINCOLN — With extremely hot weather predicted for the next several days across much of the state, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) is urging motorists to be prepared. Plan ahead for your trip by packing a travel survival kit.
LEXINGTON — Saturday, July 13 U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Congressman Adrian Smith (Neb-03) visited the communities of Lexington, Kearney, and Gibbon to hear directly from Nebraskans about the impact of the most recent flooding. Click here for photos from their visits today.
LEXINGTON — Corky Anderson has volunteered her time during the Dawson County Fair in the open class building half a dozen times in the past. This year she gets to call the shots as the new superintendent for open class during the 2019 fair.
Some very exciting happenings at the Lexington Community Foundation as a considerable office renovation gets underway in August. The highly anticipated interior makeover includes complete modifications of the reception area, offices and meeting space. The projected completion date is by Octo…
LEXINGTON — Nearly all of central Nebraska, including Dawson and Gosper Counties, will be under an Excessive Heat Warning starting on 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 till 10 p.m. Friday, July 19.
GOTHENBURG — The community of Gothenburg came together to celebrate their place as one of ten towns across the country to win the All-America City award on Thursday, July 11. Gothenburg had the special recognition of being the smallest city to win the award since its inception in 1949.
LINCOLN — Ninety-eight homes were destroyed or suffered major damage in the July 8-12 flood, according to state damage assessments for south-central Nebraska counties, including Buffalo and Dawson counties.
Saying the right words to someone who has just told you that they have been diagnosed with cancer are sometimes the hardest words to find. Do you say, “Oh, I’m so sorry” or “Oh, no”?
Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska is gathering resources and partnerships in Dawson and Gosper counties to provide relief for victims of the recent surge of flood waters in South Central Nebraska.
Relay For Life 2019 Honorary Chairperson Chris Barnes of Cozad wrote this poem right after being diagnosed with cancer for the second time in her life. She shared it at the 2006 Relay For Life event she might have missed. Note the the “c” in cancer is not capitalized because she didn’t want …
Briony Karsyn Aden, age 9, of Gothenburg will be the youngest Relay For Life Honorary Chairperson at the 2019 event and she is celebrating being a “normal kid” again after extensive chemotherapy and radiation treatments last year.
LEXINGTON — As the 25th Annual Relay For Life of Dawson County quickly approaches, the total raised has exceeded the $30,000 goal and is less than $500 away from the $31,000 mark. Donations and team fundraising dollars continue to grow with organizers hoping to hit closer to $35,000 for this…
LEXINGTON — There were some in the crowd along the rail tracks in Lexington who remembered the sound of a steam locomotive’s horn. They got to hear it again on Thursday, July 11 when the world’s largest, heaviest and most powerful steam locomotive made a stop in town.
As part of ongoing efforts to support those affected by recent flooding, the Dawson County Extension Office has moisture meters available for homeowners to borrow to monitor the moisture content of flooded materials.
DAWSON COUNTY — A new disaster declaration has been issued by Dawson County due to the flooding which took place throughout the County. The county has now joined the City of Lexington and has issued a state of emergency.
COZAD — A Eustis woman has died after sustaining injuries in a traffic accident which occurred near mile marker 10 on Highway 21 south of Cozad on Tuesday, July 9.
It is important for individuals to consider the safety of themselves and their families during current flooding conditions in South Central Nebraska. If you experience flooding in your area, you need to be alert to some potential health hazards.
LEXINGTON — The Red Cross has opened a shelter at Lexington High School and aim to provide short term care to those who are in the greatest need following the flooding on Monday.
DAWSON COUNTY — A disaster declaration is in the works for Dawson County and Emergency Manager Brian Woldt advises residents to document all the flood damage to their homes and keep any and all paperwork associated with the damage and clean up.
LEXINGTON — The 2019 Dawson County Fair is just around the corner and there are again a myriad of events for people to participate in. Several events will be making a return to the fair for everyone to enjoy. The fair runs from Wednesday, July 17 to Sunday, July 21.
HASTINGS — A Hastings man was sentenced on Monday for a Sept. 19, 2018 crash which killed two people, including a 19-year-old Lexington woman.
JOHNSON LAKE — Smoldering fireworks in a trash can were cause of a fire which destroyed a garage and damaged a home located at North Cove during the early morning hours of July 5.
LEXINGTON — A Ford pickup driver who failed to stop while crossing Highway 21 was transported to the hospital after striking a semi-trailer on Monday, July 8.
LEXINGTON — “Figuring it out is an employable skill,” Dawson Public Power District Communications Specialist Chelsea Gengenbach said. Now DPPD and other area businesses and organizations are going to help students learn how through the new Mid-Nebraska Makerspace Labs.
DAWSON COUNTY — The celebration of the United States independence was in full swing throughout the area on Thursday, July 4. Firework displays, boat parades, 5K runs, were all held.
LEXINGTON – The Orthman Community YMCA was in its beginning stages in the former library building in downtown Lexington when Amber Holbrook began her job there as a teen.
CUSTER COUNTY — A man was trapped in a sinkhole under his vehicle since the evening of Tuesday, July 2. He was discovered on Wednesday, July 3 and had to be pulled out and airlifted to by Air Care to Kearney.
ELWOOD — A Litchfield, Minn., man is dead after being struck by a skid steer on a construction site on road 735 and Highway 283 on Wednesday July 3.
COZAD — There are few things so permanent in this life as a parent’s love for their child, sibling’s love for one another. This love remains even after a member is gone.
COZAD — When Cozad Fire and Rescue arrived at 806 E. 4th St. during a fire call they found the house on the property, “fully engulfed,” said Assistant Fire Chief Jason Schneider.
LEXINGTON — U.S. Department of Agriculture for Wildlife Services district supervisor Jerry Feist made another visit to the Dawson County Commissioners to introduce their new trapper Daniel Penner.