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LINCOLN — A bill that would lower Nebraska’s property taxes by shifting more state aid to schools won support Wednesday from the state’s top agricultural and business groups but faced strong opposition from schools that don’t want restrictions on their taxing power and don’t trust the state …

Hastings Museum once again will feature interesting people from throughout the area with the annual Spirits and Interesting People.

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Jim Krebsbach, logistics manager for Hearts and Hands against Hunger of Hastings, rarely stopped moving Monday morning as he replenished supplies during a meal-packing event at the First Presbyterian Church PEACE Center.

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When Brad Bailey of Hastings and his wife, Lorinda Bailey, arrived at the event center in Doniphan Saturday morning for the Y to Y Marathon, the halfway point felt too quiet.

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AUSTIN, Texas — President Donald Trump thanked farmers Sunday for supporting him through a trade war with China as he promoted a new North American trade agreement and a separate one with China that he said will massively benefit farmers.

Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab Hastings has updated its facilities with an aquatic treadmill that allows physical therapy patients to do their exercises on site and in privacy.

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Hastings became the latest Nebraska city to adopt the Property Assessed Clean Energy program when the Hastings City Council approved the program’s manual, application and contract form at its regular meeting Jan. 13.

Several Nebraska politicians and a prominent state agricultural leader have weighed in with more-or-less positive comments on the signing of a “Phase One” trade deal between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.


LINCOLN — Gov. Pete Ricketts proposed nearly $60 million in state assistance Wednesday to help Nebraska recover from last year’s record floods, including a surprise $9.2 million boost for a dozen of the state’s hardest-hit counties.


CHEYENNE, Wyo. — People insist they have spotted fleets of large drones crisscrossing rural America’s night sky, their mission mysterious, raising questions that have veered into conspiracy theories and launching an investigation.

MINDEN — A 2019 Minden High School graduate who had gone on to attend Central Community College-Hastings is being remembered as a “’gentle giant’ with a heart of gold” following his death Sunday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash in western Adams County.

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Hastings Mayor Corey Stutte and City Council members continued to field questions pertaining to the old U.S. Highway 281 viaduct closure, its future, and concerns about how best to keep the city connected during a Coffee & Conversations gathering at the Eagles Club Saturday morning.

An inmate in the Nebraska state corrections system serving time on Adams County convictions has been reported missing after walking away from the Lincoln facility where he is housed, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services announced this morning.

FORT MORGAN, Colo. (AP) — Groups of drones have been spotted buzzing over rural parts of northeastern Colorado and western Nebraska for weeks, unnerving residents. Now, U.S. officials are working with state and local authorities to determine who is behind the mysterious nighttime flights.

Several drones were reported flying over Hastings, Juniata and Grand Island Sunday night.

The Imperial Mall was sold to a Scottsbluff real estate group Nov. 15, 2019, following an online auction that ended in late October.

While the snow emergency in the city of Hastings expired at noon Tuesday, the Adams County Emergency Management director advises motorists to use caution as streets and roads are still slick, making travel hazardous.

OHIOWA — Seventy-eight years ago last Saturday — Dec. 7, 1941 — a Japanese dive bomber and 360 warplanes descended on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu destroying 20 American ships, more than 300 airplanes and killing 2,400 sailors, soldiers and civilians — t…

Students may no longer be taking the classroom hamster home to learn responsibility. Instead, they may be taking a robot to learn code at home.

HEBRON — Following closely the results of a survey launched in December 2018, Hebron voters dove right in to approve a $3.5 million bond to fund a new community municipal pool during a special election by mail that concluded Tuesday.

SUPERIOR — A water pipe at Superior Public Schools came apart Monday morning, leading to significant flooding in the elementary area.

After hearing concerns from school bus drivers, Hastings Public Schools once again is asking drivers to obey the law by observing buses’ outstretched stop sign arms.

What do you get when you bring together singers of various abilities to perform beloved and highly technical sacred music without rehearsal?

Representatives from the Nebraska Department of Transportation’s Mobility Management Project will return to Hastings on Thursday to review previous studies looking at the feasibility of an intercity bus service connecting Hastings, Grand Island and Kearney.

Seven people went to the hospital after a three-vehicle crash Monday afternoon, according to the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.

TRUMBULL — Many public safety professionals and volunteers from several communities had a hand in locating a 12-year-old Trumbull boy whose whereabouts were unknown for several hours Monday night, Clay County Emergency Manager Tim Lewis said in a social media posting.

Based on the official forecast of a winter storm warning, the city of Hastings and Adams County have declared that a snow emergency will take effect at noon Tuesday, according to a news release from the Adams County Emergency Management Office.


TRUMBULL — A 12-year-old Trumbull boy whose whereabouts were unknown for several hours from late Monday afternoon into early Tuesday morning was found safe, authorities reported.

Out of spare change? No problem. The Salvation Army has gone high tech across the United States this year to make it easier for givers to give this holiday season.

Heavy snowfall and winds gusting up to 45 miles per hour on Tuesday threaten to throw a wrench into many Triblanders' plans to hit the road for Sutton's state championship football game in Lincoln or the approaching Thanksgiving holiday.

With Christmas season but a blink and flash away, recreation coordinator Landon Arnold is looking for at least 10 illuminating entries to compete for the $50 Chamber Bucks first prize in this season’s Holiday Lights Contest hosted by the Hastings Parks and Recreation Department.


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