Alco In West Point And Elsewhere To Close

Small-town discount retailer Alco Stores will close after a U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas approved an order by the company's creditors to shutter its stores. There are twelve ALCO stores in Nebra... Read More

USDA Top Lender Honors Presented to Banks in York

York, NE—Midwest Bank and Cornerstone Bank were recognized yesterday in York as Top 10 Lenders in Fiscal Year 2014 for USDA Rural Development’s Guaranteed Rural Housing (GRH) loan program.  Cornerstone Bank provided nearly $3.3 million for 37 ho... Read More

Upper Big Blue NRD to Construct New Headquarters to Serve Public Better

YORK, NE – In order to serve the public better and effectively manage the ever-increasing regulatory burden placed upon Nebraska’s NRDs, the Upper Big Blue NRD Board of Directors approved building a new NRD headquarters north of the York County F... Read More

Farmers and Ranchers Participate in Week of Action on Climate Change

Lyons, Nebraska - Several organizations from across the Midwest and Great Plains partnered this week to urge people in their states to take action to address climate change and call for investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency and limitin... Read More

Nebraska Jobless Rate Drops In October

A newly released report says Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate for October dropped to 3.4 percent. The Nebraska Labor Department said in the report released Friday that the rate was four-tenths of a point under the October 2013 rate of 3.8 ... Read More

EPA delays decision on Renewable Fuels Standard

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Obama administration is delaying a decision on whether to reduce the amount of ethanol in the U.S. fuel supply. Last year the Environmental Protection Agency proposed to reduce the amount of ethanol in fuel for the first time... Read More

Area High School Actors Receive Awards

Wisner-Pilger's Fine Arts Auditorium was the site of the fifteenth annual Gator Play Production Festival.  Four schools presented their play productions--Howells-Dodge, "Hamlette", directed by Janet Fritzinger; Bancroft-Rosalie, "A Midsummer Night's... Read More

Department of Natural Resources Director Resigns

(Lincoln, NE)  Director Brian Dunnigan of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources resigned on Thursday. Director Dunnigan was appointed by Governor Heineman to the position in 2008 after serving in the Department for over 30 years. Director Dun... Read More

NCBA Submits Comments on Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef Proposal

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association submitted comments last week regarding a proposed change in standards of grading beef. Significant changes in the industry have occurred since the late 90's when the last grade standards were published. Based... Read More

Conaway Ready to Work on Next Farm Bill, Immigration

Texas Republican Mike Conaway who was recently confirmed to be chairman of the House Agriculture Committee has said he’s ready to work on the next farm bill and Immigration reform. The comments come on the heels of president Obama’s executive ord... Read More

Huskers To Host Minnesota

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Both teams are coming off losses, but the vibes around Nebraska and Minnesota couldn't be more different. The 21st-ranked Cornhuskers (8-2, 4-2 Big Ten) spent the week trying to come to grips with having allowed an FBS-record 40... Read More