IRENE NORTH Staff Reporter
Economic development and keeping products moving cross country were among the discussions during a hearing in Scottsbluff Monday.
A report highly critical of the Nebraska Tourism Commission by State Auditor Charlie Janssen, who called the tourism office “a rogue agency,” led to a disheartening beginning to National Tourism Week, local tourism officials say. But festivities planned for the week will continue.
Senator Ken Schilz served his last term representing District 47 during the recent Legislative session. Because of term limits, a new senator will serve in the post in the Nebraska Legislature next year.
CHADRON — The Gering boys golf team captured the championship of the Chadron Invitational on Monday in Chadron.
Scottsbluff’s Chesney Walker and Potter-Dix’s Alexus Rozelle each won two individual events in a Best of the West Track Classic that featured some outstanding finishes on Monday in Scottsbluff.
Drew Gilliland knows his remarkable athletic career at Mitchell High School is quickly coming to a close.
A pair of goals late in the first half lifted the Lexington boys soccer team to a 2-0 win over Gering in the semifinals of the Class B, District 8 Tournament on Monday afternoon at the Landers Memorial Soccer Complex in Scottsbluff.
VFW Auxiliary will honor veterans at a May basket party on May 3 at the veteran’s home.
The familiar phrase, “Let’s Play Ball!” will continue to resonate through Cleveland Field’s WESTCO Twin Cities Baseball organization, with the help of the Oregon Trail Community Foundation. The OTCF Board of Directors recently granted $5,000 for the restoration of portions of the historic field.
The Old West Balloon Fest Executive team is seeking volunteers to help plan this year’s event. They will be having their first community meeting on Monday, May 16 at 6 a.m. at the Monument Grill in Gering. They on placing all volunteers into groups to begin preparation for Labor Day Weekend 2016.
Western Nebraska Community College celebrates the launch of the College’s 90th Anniversary May 4 at 5 p.m. on the front lawn of the Scottsbluff Campus. The launch coincides with the annual End of the Year BBQ at WNCC. A short program begins at approximately 5:30 p.m. where the 90th Anniversary logo will be unveiled and the Scottsbluff/Gering United Chamber of Commerce will present a certificate.
LINCOLN — One month after Mike Riley took the head coaching job at Nebraska, he sat in an ESPN studio analyzing the first College Football Playoff championship game. Ohio State vs. Oregon.
Last week, I wondered if Bill Belichick — aka the smartest guy in the room — would take a flier on Nebraska fullback Andy Janovich in this year’s NFL draft. Right idea. Wrong Husker.
Husker QB Tommy Armstrong will be getting a little bit of extra football tutoring in this summer with a few accomplished teachers, according to a Monday post on his Instagram account.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The most expensive lunch in the world will go on sale again next month when Warren Buffett auctions off a private meal.
Former Husker public-address announcer Patrick Combs was following the advice of professionals and complying with the wishes of an elderly woman, not swindling her money as authorizes have alleged, his defense attorney said Monday.
Louie Farro, 71, of Scottsbluff, died Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at his home. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 7 at Chuck Wagon Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Al Wilson officiating. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place in accordance with Louie’s wishes. Military funeral honors will be provided by the United States Navy. Cards may be sent to #1 Erin Lane, Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.jolliffefuneralhome.com.
Dorothy LaDeaux, 81, from Mandeerson, South Dakota, died on Thursday, April 28, in Scottsbluff. Services are pending with Chuck Wagon Church in Scottsbluff.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has offered nearly 3,500 scholarships as of March 21 to the 2016 high school graduating class from Nebraska high schools. The total potential value of the scholarships is about $33.7 million.
The Mitchell Area Foundation announced scholarship winners for 2016. Three scholarships were awarded to Mitchell High School graduates, and one to a Sioux County High School graduate.
An 18-year-old man has been jailed after allegedly leading police on a short pursuit, which ended in a car accident Friday night.
2016 Best in the West Classic Qualfiers
Victor Wooley died in the 1:25 a.m. crash Sunday on eastbound I-80 just west of Big Springs in Deuel County near the I-80 and Interstate 76 split into Colorado.
Jake Higgens, News Channel Nebraska reporter out of Norfolk, reported this week that TransCanada is delaying maintenance on the Keystone I pipeline in Cedar County, Nebraska, because of the recent 16,800 gallon spill in South Dakota.
Nobody had to promote tourism in the small coastal town where I grew up. Half the houses in town were empty all winter — they belonged to big-city folks who used them as vacation cabins. Counting motel guests, the population grew from 5,000 in the rainy season to 20,000 or so on any given summer weekend.
You ought to read Rinker Buck writing about mules; you’ll get a kick out of it.