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MINDEN — Funeral services are Thursday here for an 18-year-old former Minden resident who died June 14 as the result of an automobile crash near Sutherland. Read more

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Organizers for the 2019 Nebraska High School Finals Rodeo were thankful for the sponsors and volunteers that helped put another successful event behind them Saturday afternoon.

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The Hastings Public School Board of Education approved the creation of a preschool coordinator, held a spotlight on learning for preschool and approved policy changes among other business during its June regular session meeting last night. The board also celebrated the career of soon-to-be-r…

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The Hastings Public Schools Board of Education received its quarterly financial update and discussed policy changes, among other discussion, during its monthly work session. The work session was Thursday night at the Hastings Public Schools Administration Office, 1924 West A Street.

Pricing options for participation in Hastings’ planned solar power project were made public Thursday with registration to begin mid-July.

DAVENPORT — Only one letter opposing the Little Blue Natural Resources District’s integrated water management plan (IMP) was submitted during a short public hearing on Thursday.

The Adams Central Public Board of Education approved plans to redesign Adam Central High School's parking lot, approved policy updates and handled annual business during its regular monthly meeting last night.

MINDEN — Many museums display history through objects and plaques with stories written on them. But during Fiber Fun Day at Pioneer Village in Minden, the craft of spinning and weaving is kept alive.

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A troubled woman is believed to have started an overnight fire at a Hastings apartment building early Friday morning.

In selecting the “lowest, most responsible” bid for the Brickyard Park amphitheater renovation, the Hastings City Council may not have selected the overall lowest bid, but the bid is still was nearly $90,000 below the engineer’s estimate.

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When I first heard the Hastings chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association was bringing in a 1928 Ford Tri-Motor plane for public flights, the thought of going up in a 91-year-old plane was not too enticing.

As the group of cancer survivors walked into the gymnasium at Hastings Senior High School, friends and family cheered them on. Wearing purple, the survivors made two laps around the hardwood floor for the 24th Relay for Life of Adams County on Friday, put on by the American Cancer Society.

School is out for the summer and students are ready to take a break from the books. The Adams Central and St. Cecilia bands were no exception — they just moved their classroom to an amusement park.

GENEVA — A 30-year-old Exeter man has denied 40 charges of animal cruelty and theft after investigators found more than 200 dead cattle on his farm near Exeter.

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Highlighting recent improvements at the Hastings Municipal Airport, the local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association is bringing in a 91-year-old airliner, with the opportunity for public rides, as part of a series of activities on June 13-16.

JUNIATA — Firefighters and farmers worked hand-in-hand Tuesday afternoon to rescue a man in his 50s trapped in a grain bin on a farm near Prosser Avenue and Kenesaw Boulevard. 

SUTTON — A 42-year-old Hastings man died in a single-vehicle crash following a police pursuit near Sutton on Friday, according to the Clay County Attorney.

A group 35 selected high school juniors from Nebraska and Iowa are getting the opportunity to get immersed in art like they haven't before.

Valuation notices recently mailed to property owners in Adams County show an increase that is almost entirely based on an increase in land value.

ALMA— Charges against an 18-year-old Kearney woman accused of being involved with a home invasion in rural Harlan County have been sent to the district court.

Even for someone who has learned to take life as it comes, Friday was a lot to take in for Donna Hinrichs as she celebrated her 100th birthday with family at the Heritage at College View Assisted Living Center in Hastings.

HEBRON — A 21-year-old Jansen man has denied threatening three men with a gun in Davenport last year.

President Donald Trump will join dignitaries from around the world on the beaches of Normandy Thursday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, the pivotal and bloody military operation that marked a turning point in the Allies’ initiative to defeat Nazi Germany in World War II.

New this year to Adams County Relay for Life is a pampering and local resource area in the Hastings High School north gymnasium.

The Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s Office Tuesday identified the man who died last week in a house fire as Timothy L. Obester.

There are no easy solutions when it comes to the future of the 16th Street viaduct, but members of the Hastings City Council are hesitant to raise taxes to replace the 84-year-old structure.

Authentic Czech food offerings, accordion dance music, the coronation of queens and celebration of heritage were all staple favorites at the 44th annual South Central Nebraska Czech Festival Saturday at the Hastings Eagles Club.

SUTTON — More and more eyes have been on Sutton Public Schools as the district progresses through its reVISION grant process and continues to build its career and technical education program.

Memorial Day weekend rain may have given people their fill of water, slowing down attendance at the Hastings Aquacourt Water Park.

Signs around the Imperial Mall now proclaim the building is “closed forever.”

A rural Blue Hill man was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation for stealing cattle in Clay and Webster counties.

Dave Ptak approaches his new job, leading staff for the city of Hastings, by enabling those around him.

The city of Hastings wants public input to help identify barriers to mobility in conjunction with the city’s walkability and connectivity study.

RED CLOUD -Pulitzer Prize winning author Willa Cather may have passed away 72 years ago in New York, but her influence still brings people from across the country to Red Cloud, where she spent her teenage years.

ALMA— Charges against a 22-year-old Kearney man accused of being involved with a home invasion in rural Harlan County have been sent to the district court.

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