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Sunshine, temperatures approaching three digits, stiff winds, dry ground conditions and low humidity will drive fire danger to a high level in portions of Tribland Saturday afternoon and evening.

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A total of 27 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, were confirmed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the South Heartland Health District.

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Nonprofit organizations are being called to enter cars decorated for Halloween in Spookfest 2020 on Oct. 30 at Jerry Spady Chevrolet GMC Cadillac, 2750 Osborne Drive East.

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Police are searching for three suspects believed to be involved in the stabbing of a 41-year-old Hastings man early Wednesday morning.

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The four-county South Heartland District Health Department saw another influx of new cases of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, Friday through Monday and saw a key measure of new infections jump sharply last week.

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DES MOINES, Iowa — The federal government said Friday that it will give farmers an additional $14 billion to compensate them for the difficulties they have experienced selling their crops, milk and meat because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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While hazy skies have become common in Tribland recently as wildfires rage in Colorado and points west, area residents may find themselves more seriously affected on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said in a bulletin.

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One year after adopting major changes in its academic program and making major investments in student success, Hastings College has received high marks for innovation in an oft-cited national report.

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Parents at Adams Central Public Schools questioned the need for students to wear masks at school and the potential to add the requirement to athletes at the Adams Central Board of Education meeting Monday.

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The Downtown Trick or Treat and Downtown Celebration of Lights events have been canceled for this year due to health concerns from the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

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NORTH PLATTE., Neb. (AP) — A longtime North Platte doctor is one of the latest COVID-19 casualties in the state, with his death coming as officials confirmed more than 38,000 cases of the virus in Nebraska.

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Some Hastings city offices that have not reopened to the public since the advent of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, pandemic now are in the process of doing so.

Nineteen new laboratory-confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, were recorded Tuesday through Thursday in the South Heartland Health District.

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The needle has inched upward for this week on the risk dial meant to assess the possibility of additional spread of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, in the South Heartland Health District.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Gene Budig, the self-effacing educator and baseball fan from small-town Nebraska who became the head of three major universities and the last president of the American League, died Tuesday. He was 81.

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Five new positive cases of the novel coronavirus disease were reported among South Heartland Health District residents over the holiday weekend, and the district’s positivity rate took an unhealthy jump last week.

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — As Siouxland schools reopened this month amid the K-12 COVID-19 pandemic, students boarded buses in much the same way as they always have.

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A positive COVID-19 case has prompted a two-week quarantine for the St. Cecilia High School football team and coaches, school officials said Thursday.

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest is suing the Omaha Archdiocese for defamation nearly two years after he was removed from his parish in northeast Nebraska and listed among a group of clergy found to be credibly accused of sexual misconduct.

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ORLANDO, Fla. — More than two-thirds of children who have developed a rare but serious complication from COVID-19 are Black or Hispanic, one of the trends that's emerging as the number of infections among kids continues to grow in Florida.

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A key assessment of likelihood for further spread of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, in the South Heartland Health District remains steady, the district health department reported Tuesday.

Eighteen new cases of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, were recorded in the four-county South Heartland Health District for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the district health department announced.

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Adams County Emergency Management director Ron Pughes announced Monday afternoon that the roundabout at U.S. Highway 6/34 and Adams Central Avenue is now open in all directions.

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As had been widely anticipated, having school back in session across the South Heartland Health District is posing an additional challenge for communities working to hold the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, in check.

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It was tough for Daniel Buller to hear complaints from neighbors about Crossroads Mission Avenue when the shelter applied to the city of Hastings in 2018 to renew its conditional use permit and sublet a portion of its property to Mosaic.

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Despite a sharp week-over-week increase in its test positivity rate, the South Heartland District Health Department was able to maintain a steady reading for this week on a “risk dial” assessing the likelihood of additional spread of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

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The South Heartland District Health Department issued the following news release Tuesday evening, announcing the district's risk rating for further spread of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, remains steady in the high moderate range for this week:

A total of 15 new laboratory-confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, were recorded in the South Heartland Health District Tuesday through Friday, the district health department reported.

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