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SCOTTSBLUFF- Important update about the COVID vaccine due to ongoing winter storm conditions throughout the nation An important update about the COVID vaccine shipments is being provided in light of the ongoing winter storm conditions throughout the nation. Moderna vaccines were not shipped on Monday, February 15, Tuesday, February 16, or Wednesday, February 17, due to […]

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Nebraska will soon be seeing increased numbers of Coronovirus vaccines. Today, DHHS Incident Commander Angie Ling said that the state’s allocations have increased, with more than 18,000 doses of both the Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines. She says the majority of the vaccine has not arrived in the state today due to delays caused by weather […]

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NORFOLK, Neb. – Area law enforcement officers have an opportunity to participating in professional development training at Northeast Community College in Norfolk. The College’s Department of Criminal Justice will host anti-bias policing training on Fri., March 5, at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., in the Lifelong Learning Center, 601 E. Benjamin Ave. Matt McCarthy, director/instructor […]

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Join the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on Feb. 17 in its series of virtual Conservation Career Chats. Zoologist Shaun Dunn will discuss his duty of keeping track of Nebraska’s nongame mammals, insects, reptiles and amphibians. Dunn also will discuss his career path, education and fun experiences he has had working to […]

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107TH LEGISLATURE, 1ST SESSION – DAY 27 LEADERSHIP WAYNE We had a great time hosting Leadership Wayne during their visit to the Capitol this week. Thank you Luke Virgil and all the great leaders for coming to learn more about the Unicameral and touring the building. We enjoyed getting to know you! BROADBAND IN RURAL […]

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The Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department has a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic coming up in Oakland on Saturday. Emergency Response Coordinator Melanie Thompson says this is for people in their 70’s. Thompson says the Clinic will take place at Oakland-Craig Elementary School. To register, call 402-313-9048. Click here to listen to Interview with Thompson 

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H&R Block in West Point is now open year round, and people can get their taxes done there. Manager Julie Dorcey. Dorcey says H&R Block is open year around cause they’re adding business services such as payroll, bookkeeping, sales and use tax. Dorcey tells KTIC News what people need to know and bring when they […]

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ELVPHD is looking to fill COVID-19 vaccine appointments for those individuals who live in Cuming and Burt counties who are aged 80 and over at one of two vaccination clinics this week. Appointment times are available for clinics scheduled in West Point and Oakland. Those aged 80 and over needing an appointment may call 402-313-9048 […]

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The West Point-Beemer School Board met for their regular monthly meeting Monday night. Superintendent Bill McAllister gave a coronavirus update. Also at Monday night’s meeting, the board approved the hiring of Jake Hohenthaner as Athletic Director/Assistant Principal. West Point-Beemer’s Strategic Plan was also discussed, and McAllister encourages parents to take a survey. Parent Teacher Conferences […]

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NORFOLK, Neb. – An author from Nevada will be featured during the first Visiting Writers Series event of the spring semester at Northeast Community College. Gailmarie Pahmeier will read from her work during a virtual presentation on Wed., Feb. 17, at 4 p.m. Her presentation may be viewed through Zoom at northeast.zoom.us/j/5864654319. Pahmeier, who teaches […]

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107TH LEGISLATURE, 1ST SESSION – DAY 22 BILLS I INTRODUCED TO COMMITTEES THIS WEEK LB596- Higher Blend Ethanol Tax Credit- I was pleased to introduce LB 596 that creates the Nebraska Higher Blend Tax Credit Act to increase the sales of sustainable ethanol…produced from corn…right here in Nebraska. The ethanol industry brings $5 billion dollars […]

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  Lincoln – At noon today, in the latest in a scheduled series of Facebook Live sessions addressing COVID-19 vaccination distribution, DHHS CEO Dannette R. Smith and Office of Health Disparities and Health Equity Administrator Josie Rodriguez will discuss DHHS’s minority outreach strategy regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and address the importance of data collection and reporting […]

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A question in the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer finds more farmers say they will get the COVID-19 vaccine. The Ag Economy Barometer for January, released this week, finds producers’ attitudes about receiving a COVID-19 vaccine have shifted since the fall, with nearly six out of ten producers, 58 percent, planning to get vaccinated as […]

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LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the State has launched an online portal where Nebraskans can register for coronavirus vaccinations (vaccinate.nebraska.gov).   While Nebraskans are encouraged to register in a timely manner, the State is not administering vaccines on a first come, first serve basis.  Nebraska’s vaccination plan (dhhs.ne.gov/Documents/COVID-19-Vaccination-Plan.pdf) is proceeding in phases, with priority groups […]

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107th Legislature, 1st Session – Day 17 PROGRESS IN SPITE OF A STORM I make my way back to Lincoln every Sunday night so I can be well prepared for the Legislature the next day. This particular week, it was a good thing I made the trip early. The tremendous storm that buried Lincoln, made […]

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The Scotts Bluff County Health Department continues to move through the COVID-19 vaccination phases and is currently contacting those age 75 and older who have registered for vaccination online. Residents are being notified through the method they listed on their registration form. “We continue to contact Scotts Bluff County residents that have registered online to […]

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Omaha – More than 54,000 people signed up for a coronavirus vaccine on the day that Nebraska’s new registration website went live, and state officials are seeking to assure residents that the elderly and vulnerable will still get priority. Officials with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services say the website’s launch on Thursday […]

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  The Phelps County Sheriff’s Office has been fielding complaints about fraudulent phone calls regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. They are asking residents to NOT give out any personal information over the phone to people contacting you. They suggest contacting the Two Rivers Public Health Department to make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine by calling […]

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Beginning Feb. 1, guests can make camping reservations up to 180 days in advance of arrival for stays at Nebraska state park and recreation areas. Guests will be able to book stays for a maximum of 14 days, and will have the ability to make multiple reservations for eligible sites and dates. […]

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This week’s Lexington food distribution event will be held today(Thur) at St. Ann’s Parish Center in Lexington. It will begin no later than 11:00am and continue until the food is gone. The distribution is a big one as there will be 960 combination boxes with protein, dairy and produce; 650 boxes of each produce and […]

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FREMONT – The Three Rivers Public Health Department, Methodist Fremont Health and Methodist Physicians Clinic have announced a partnership that will help launch the community COVID-19 vaccination effort beginning with those 75 years of age and older in Dodge County. Vaccinations for this age group will begin on Thursday, Jan. 28, starting with those who […]

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Parent Teacher Conferences are being held next month at West Point-Beemer. Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Andy Lewis… Lewis made his comments during this week’s Update with KTIC Radio. Click here to listen to Interview with Lewis 

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Next week is Catholic Schools Week. GACC Elementary Principal Paula Peatrowsky says people can support the school by eating at Dairy Queen. Peatrowsky says this will be Drive Thru only. Auditions are being held next month for the West Point-Beemer/GACC Broadway Musical. Peatrowsky said. Peatrowsky made her comments during this week’s update with KTIC Radio. […]

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Pender, NE (January 25, 2021) – Pender Community Hospital & Medical Clinics, as an extension of Northeast Nebraska Public Health, are set to begin COVID-19 vaccine distribution to phase 1B this week. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services distributes the COVID-19 vaccines to all Nebraska counties. Each health department determines the protocol to […]

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  Lincoln, Nebraska, Jan. 22, 2021 — Scholars and medical professionals from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, University of Nebraska Medical Center and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will present a series of lectures in February and early March focusing on pandemics old and new.   The 2021 Winter Lecture Series will take place each Sunday from […]

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LINCOLN – This morning, Governor Pete Ricketts provided an update on the State’s progress distributing and administering the coronavirus vaccine.  Over 120,000 vaccinations have been administered so far in Nebraska. Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Incident Commander Angie Ling discussed the State’s work to vaccinate Nebraskans in Phases 1A and 1B of its […]

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Lincoln – Nebraska residents who are younger than 65 years old and considered healthy may have to wait another four months to get the coronavirus vaccine based on current distributions. State health officials and Gov. Pete Ricketts say they’re receiving 94,000 vaccinations a month from the federal government. Nebraska has been vaccinating front-line health care […]

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IOWA CITY, Iowa – Indiana held the fourth-ranked University of Iowa men’s basketball team to a season-low 69 points in an 81-69 victory Thursday night on Mediacom Court inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa led 53-44 with 12 minutes to play before the Hoosiers blitzed the Hawkeyes. Indiana reeled off nine straight points to tie the game […]

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The head of Nebraska’s judicial branch reviewed the court system’s efforts to provide “uninterrupted access to justice” during the coronavirus pandemic in his State of the Judiciary address Jan. 21. As his fellow justices watched from outside the legislative chamber, Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Heavican told lawmakers that the judicial branch’s guiding principle […]

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Over the past 2 days (January 19-20), there were 33 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the District: York County had 18 new cases for a total of 1,525. Seward County had 11 new cases for a total of 1,739. Butler County added 3 cases for 790 total cases. Polk County had 1 new case […]

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West Point Public Schools will be sending out a survey to parents soon. Middle School Principal Brendan Calahan has the details. Calahan made his comments during this week’s Interview with KTIC Radio. Click here to listen to Interview with Calahan 

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GACC has announced the times for their Catholic Schools Week Breakfast on Sunday, January 31st. High School Principal Kate Hagemann. Hagemann made her comments during this week’s Interview with KTIC Radio. Click here to listen to Interview with Hagemann 

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Over the past 3 days (January 16-18), there were 22 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the District: Seward County had 13 new cases for a total of 1,728. York County had 6 new cases for a total of 1,508. Butler County added 2 cases for 787 total cases. Polk County had 1 new case […]

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LINCOLN–Gov. Pete Ricketts discussed Nebraska’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in his State of the State Address Jan. 14. He also outlined his proposed budget including a property tax relief initiative. “Even as we’ve had to overcome the challenge of the pandemic, the work of Nebraskans everywhere has kept the state of the state strong,” […]

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FREMONT – Both the North Bend Central Boys and Girls Basketball Teams were tested by Fremont Bergan in High School Basketball from Archbishop Bergan High School in action aired on 107.9 the Bull Saturday evening, but it was the Tigers prevailing in both games. In the Girls Game, North Bend Central got out to a […]

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  Lincoln, NE– Local health departments work in Nebraska’s communities to protect public health and prevent disease and injury. To this end, during the COVID-19 pandemic, local health departments are committed to seeing that all willing adults in Nebraska are vaccinated when vaccine supplies allow. We are working to ensure that all adults in our health districts will eventually have access to the COVID-19 […]

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  LINCOLN, Neb. – Some Test Nebraska sites will close temporarily or adjust their schedule Friday as a winter storm moves through the state. Those registered for testing should regularly check messages for updates as notification via text or email will be sent in the event of a change.   While weather may impact testing to […]

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Small borrowers make up vast majority of forgiveness applicants   WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration has already forgiven more than 1.1 million Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for over $100 billion, providing an extraordinary amount of critical relief to America’s small businesses just 3 months since the earliest PPP borrowers’ covered periods ended. “Today’s news is […]

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An additional 3 COVID-19 related deaths are confirmed today in the Four Corners District: A York County man in his 70’s, who was hospitalized; A Seward County woman in her 90’s, who was hospitalized; A Seward County woman in her 80’s, who had been hospitalized. With these additional deaths, the cumulative total of COVID-19 related […]

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  North Platte Community College will host an American Red Cross blood drive Monday on its South Campus. The drive, which is open to the public, is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the concessions area outside McDonald-Belton Gymnasium. Appointments are encouraged for social distancing. They can be made by calling Jason Osmotherly, […]

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on […]

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More than 40% of Nebraska’s 90,000 health care workers have received the first of two doses of the coronavirus vaccine as the state is ramping up distribution. State health officials said 78,074 of the 144,363 doses Nebraska has received so far have been administered so far. They primarily gone to health care workers. Residents and […]

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GACC Elementary Principal Paula Peatrowksy joined KTIC Radio for this week’s GACC School Radio Update. Peatrowsky highlights a meeting coming up later this month. Peatrowsky any parents unable to attend should contact the school. GACC’s annual Soup and Pie Supper will be held next Saturday. Peatrowsky said. Peatrowsky says people are strongly encouraged to sit […]

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The West Point-Beemer School Board heard a COVID-19 Update from Superintendent Bill McAllister at Monday night’s meeting. McAllister says the total quarantine number for students and staff is 21. The Board also approved an updated attendance policy for the District. McAllister also gave a School Improvement Update. The board also approved the resignation of Middle […]

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As of Friday, January 8, the Four Corners Risk Dial has been reset and remains in the Orange Elevated COVID-19 Risk Level at 2.63, which is slightly up from the previous week’s 2.38.  Public health recommendations and the COVID-19 dashboard are posted on our website at www.fourcorners.ne.gov. Over the past 2 days (January 7-8), there were 34 […]

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