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Nebraska Rural Water Association Receives $99,000 to Assist Small Communities in Meeting Regulatory Requirements

USDA Rural Development has awarded $99,000 to the Nebraska Rural Water Association (NeRWA) in Wahoo, Nebraska. “USDA funds will allow NeRWA to provide onsite technical assistance to small communi... Read More

Sioux City man pleads not guilty to kidnapping

An 18-year old Sioux City man has entered a not guilty plea to kidnapping. According to the Sioux City Journal, put forth his plea on Monday in Woodbury County District Court to two counts of first-degree kidnapping and two counts of willful injur... Read More

USDA Scientist Helps Texas Sorghum Growers Reduce Water Use

Sorghum farmers in the Texas High Plains are trying to save water, at levels that could be costing them yield. US Department of Agriculture scientist Susan O’Shaughnessy and her colleagues are studying yields and water-use efficiency of early- and ... Read More

2 arrested in Council Bluffs for illegal fireworks business

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) _ Authorities have arrested two people for an illegal fireworks manufacturing operation at their home in Council Bluffs. According to police, 55-year-old Craig Woodward and 22-year-old Katelyn Reynolds were arrested Monda... Read More

Major League Baseball Scores

Major League Baseball INTERLEAGUE Baltimore       7  Atlanta         3 Philadelphia    3  Toronto         2 Pittsburgh      8  Minnesota       7 Arizona         8  Seattle         4 Oakl... Read More

Council gives Sioux City mansion another reprieve

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) _ The City Council has given another demolition reprieve to a 125-year-old home in Sioux City's historic Rose Hill district. The council voted on Monday to give Jim Gengler the extra time to either repair or sell the home. ... Read More

Ethanol Producer says EPA's RFS Proposal Could Send Future Projects Overseas

Poet-DSM joined several other cellulosic ethanol developers in saying they will stop future investments in projects if the three-year Renewable Fuel Standard proposal is finalized. The comments were submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agen... Read More

Tiemeyer named Shenandoah Parks and Recreation Director

The City of Shenandoah has a new Parks and Recreation Director in Chad Tiemeyer. The Valley News reports Tiemeyer was hired during a special Shenandoah City Council meeting last Tuesday. Tiemeyer replaces Mike Laughlin, who resigned earlier in ... Read More

Former worker helps at Omaha museum's replica grocery store

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ A 79-year-old Omaha man who used to work at Buffett & Son grocery in the 1950s is sharing tales of his high school job with visitors at the Durham Museum's replica of the old store. Hal Capps volunteers at the museum and mak... Read More

Storm Chasers win at Round Rock

The Omaha Storm Chasers earned a 2-0 shutout win over Round Rock on the road Tuesday night. Jose Martinez was 2-4 with a double and a RBI for Omaha. The Storm Chasers are at Round Rock again Wednesday as the four-game series continues. First pi... Read More

Omaha Tribe member gets prison on sexual abuse charge

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ A member of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska has been sentenced to more than three years in prison on a sexual abuse charge involving a 9-year-old girl. U.S. Attorney Deborah R. Gilg in Nebraska says 23-year-old Lawrence Merrick, Jr.... Read More