Jerry Purvis


Jerry Purvis is a reporter with the Star-Herald. He can be reached at 308-632-9046 or emailed at

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The National Balloon Federation of America announced Tuesday that it will postpone its 2020 U.S. Nationals Hot Air Balloon Championship event until next year, citing the growing number of COVID-19 exposures throughout the nation.

Colleen Johnson, executive director of the Old West Balloon Fest, said the event committee has been working closely with the national federation to address address concerns due to the pandemic.

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It’s official. After meeting via teleconference on June 30, the Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon steering committee announced the marathon will take place as scheduled on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Some parts will require participants to wear face masks, such as transportation to the Wildcat Hills for the full marathon, the marathon expo the previous day, as well as the start and finish lines. If necessary, a staggered start will be implemented.

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With the recent completion of the new Gering Civic Plaza, the first official full season of the new Gering Farmers Market is ready to offer th…

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