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Assistance Helps Beginning Farmer Improve Operation

A rich background in agriculture helped Wade Kloepping make the decision to come home to Dawson County after college and take over the family farm near Eustis, Nebraska. Two years before gradua... Read More

Correctionville man who fled area appears in court

A Correctionville , Iowa man appeared in court on Wednesday on a charge of Flight to Avoid Prosecution. According to siouxlandnews.com, Mitchell Meyer was taken into custody in Mexico last month after he spent 16 years on the run to avoid prosecut... Read More

Former CEO arrested

A former Pride Group CEO has been taken into custody after allegedly stealing a John Deere tiller owned by the Le Mars, Iowa company. According to the Le Mars Daily Sentinel,  a warrant was issued 55-year old Michael Porter, of Le Mars, for secon... Read More

Southern Rust and Gray Leaf Spot Increasing in NE Corn

Southern rust (Figure 1 above) continues to be confirmed in samples from numerous counties in eastern and south central Nebraska, as indicated on the IPM PIPE website. The disease has reportedly been confirmed at low incidence and severity in the fie... Read More

Plymouth County, Iowa Fair king and queen crowned

The Plymouth County, Iowa Fair king and queen were crowned on Wednesday. The Le Mars Daily Sentinel reports the new queen is 17-year old Christina Stuerman, of Hinton. The new king is 18-year old Nick Schroeder, of Le Mars. There were a total o... Read More

Authorities announce death of woman

State authorities have announced the death of a woman who died in late April after being struck by a vehicle. The Omaha World-Herald reports 49-year old Elena Castle, of Omaha, was critically injured on April 17th and died 12 days later. Her de... Read More

Omaha man charged with arson after allegedly setting home on fire

A 36-year old Omaha man faces a first-degree arson charge as he is suspected of starting his home on fire after his wife refused his sexual advances. The Omaha World-Herald reports Gilberto Garcia waived a preliminary hearing and is set to stand t... Read More

Phone scam reported in Norfolk

The Norfolk Daily News is reporting that there is a phone scam in Norfolk that a caller threatens businesses and residents that their electricity will be shut off if they don't pay their electric bill immediately with a pre-paid Greendot card. Ind... Read More

Man charged with murder to undergo evaluation

A Sioux City murder case has been suspended while the man charged undergoes a psychiatric evaluation. According to the Sioux City Journal, Isack Abdinur has been ordered by a judge to be evaluated since there's probable cause he's not mentally com... Read More

Papillion man found guilty of shooting 2 dogs with BB gun

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) _ A Papillion man has been found guilty of shooting his family's two dogs with a BB gun, killing one of them. According to reports, 56-year-old Barry L. Richey was convicted Wednesday. He had pleaded no contest to two count... Read More

Endangered pallid sturgeon larvae found in Missouri River

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) _ Scientists say that three fish larvae captured from the Missouri River last year have been confirmed as those of the endangered pallid sturgeon. A U.S. Geological Survey news release issued Thursday says the 1- to 3-day-old l... Read More