Blue Rivers Area Agency on Aging has released the senior lunch menu. The menu for the next week is as follows: Friday, May 26: Tuna and noodle casserole with peas, stewed tomatoes, fruit, cookie. Monday, May 29: Center closed for Memorial Day. Tuesday, May 30: Baked ham, candied sweet potatoes, seasoned broccoli, fruit. Wednesday, May […]
Julie Davis, CherryRoad Media The spring storm season started with a bang in Nebraska City on April 19, and now that the possibility for severe spring and summer weather is back with us, the Otoe County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) would like to remind citizens of some storm safety tips. One of the most noticeable […]
Julie Davis, CherryRoad Media Weather permitting, portions of South 11th Street will be closed for two months beginning Thursday, June 1, while street improvement work takes place. The first phase of the project will see South 11th closed from 7th Corso to 4th Corso. This portion of the closure will include the 11th Street Viaduct. […]
The Center for Rural Affairs is hosting free English and Spanish bilingual field days in Douglas, beginning June 17 and running through October. The Cycle of a Poultry Operation (a series of Field Days at Neal Family Farms in Douglas) June 17: Housing, zootechnical practices, and selective breeding July 15: Food and nutrition August 5: […]
The Nebraska City Veterans Memorial Building, 810 1st Corso, will be open tomorrow (Saturday, May 27) and Sunday for Memorial Day events. The doors will open at 10 a.m. tomorrow (May 27), and Quilts of Valor presentations are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Otoe County veterans’ biographical boards will be on display. An […]
The 2023 Downtown Summer Movie Series is scheduled to begin on Saturday, June 3. The free series features family-friendly movies shown outdoors in the Sunken Parking Lot on Central Avenue Saturday nights at dusk in the summertime. The movie on June 3 is Puss In Boots: The Last Wish. The sponsor for the evening is […]
Three Otoe County residents were among the more than 300 students who crossed the stage at Doane University’s spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 13. Kaylee Nicole Meyer of Syracuse received her master of education in curriculum and instruction, Aprille Lynn Johnson of Syracuse received her bachelor of arts in elementary education, and Erik Ubaldo […]
The Nebraska City Farmers Market will continue on Thursday, June 1. The Market is open from 3:45 until 6 p.m. and encompasses the Memorial Building parking lot at the corner of 8th Street and 1st Corso and 8th Street itself from 1st Corso half a block north to the alley. The Market features fresh produce, […]
Register For Summer Reading Club starting on June 1. This year’s theme is “All Together Now.” Kids from preschool through high school log books read in June and July for a prize at the end of the summer. Reading logs will also be available starting June. Participants will be reading their way across Nebraska this […]
Large custom oak wood-stained desks for public offices. Wide double-sided deep bookcases for public libraries. Long rectangular wood laminated tables for school cafeterias. These are just some of the hundreds of products incarcerated men and women are making in Nebraska. Across the state, 500 women and men confined within prisons are manufacturing products and providing […]
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For more than 70 years, a stripe through the middle of the United States extending from Texas north to Nebraska was known as Tornado Alley. But meteorologists say that in the last 20 years, the alley has shifted away from the northern Great Plains and toward the Southeast, meaning fewer tornadoes are happening in Nebraska. […]
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The American Bison has long been of significance to Native American culture. When bison were nearly wiped out at the end of the 19th century, Native people lost not only an important food source, but an essential element in their work, lives, culture, health and economy. Fast forward to today, and some organizations, like the […]
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WINNEBAGO — In February 2012, Sunshine Thomas Bear promised her nine children that one day, she would be able to buy them a house. She had just been evicted from her previous home and had to move around from place to place to raise her family. But in October 2022, more than 10 years later, […]
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Rural law enforcement agencies are increasingly turning to police dogs to help them deter crime. While Nebraska law enforcement agencies are not required to report whether or not they have police dogs, the Nebraska State Patrol keeps an unofficial list based on word of mouth, said Sgt. Matt Workman. According to this list, Nebraska […]
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Julie Davis, CherryRoad Media Leadership Nebraska City hosted a torch-passing ceremony on Thursday, May 11, that saw members of Class 17 graduate from the program and members of Class 18 move up to mentor the incoming Class 19 that will begin in the fall. Receiving graduation plaques were Brandon Elshire of American National Bank, Roger […]
The Nebraska City High School Class of 2023, now Pioneer Alumni Forever, graduated on Sunday afternoon, May 14, in ceremonies in the school gymnasium. Nebraska City Public Schools Superintendent Mark Fritch declared that all members of the class present for the ceremony had completed their graduation requirements and were able to receive their diplomas. Look […]
Julie Davis CherryRoad Media One of the worst days of Ryan Funke’s life resulted in benefits for Nebraska City. In March 2020, Funke said he had to lay off a number of employees in his restaurants in Lincoln because COVID-19 had shut everything down for an unknown period of time. Funke told the Nebraska City […]
Julie Davis, CherryRoad Media Getting to know the new Nebraska City city administrator and hearing an update on “construction season” were the May Hot Topics at the Morton-James Public Library on May 10. Mayor Bryan Bequette introduced Perry Mader, who began his new job April 12. Originally from Crawford, Mader has most recently been the […]
Seven decades of history continued on Sunday, April 30, as the Nebraska City Jaycees hosted its 70th annual Fly In Breakfast at the Nebraska City Airport. All-you-can-eat pancakes, ham, juice, and coffee were on the menu, and the morning offered fair skies for pilots wishing to fly in and enjoy a free breakfast. The Jaycees […]
Julie Davis, CherryRoad Media Two future Otoe County leaders got a little help from the Otoe County Board of Commissioners to attend a leadership conference in Washington, D.C., next month. Nebraska City Middle School students Makayla Vasser and Kobe Cavanzon each received grants from the fund to help offset the registration cost for the Junior […]
It’s been nearly half a decade since Jackson Cutsor last lived in Nebraska. Since graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2018 with a degree in electrical engineering, the Omaha native, who also spent time in Central City, has bounced around middle America working in the renewable energy sector, taking a job in Kansas City […]
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Norfolk’s high school robotics team is working to draft legislation that would make FIRST Tech Challenge a Nebraska School Activities Association sponsored sport. The students are in the process of looking at the nitty gritty aspects of drafting legislation. Rebel Robotics, in the first week of April, met with Mike Flood to discuss the reality […]
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Compared to other refugee aid agencies, Lincoln’s Asian Community and Cultural Center has a unique advantage, according to advocates there: all of their community advocates for particular nationalities are from the area they represent, so they understand their culture and experience. This can be especially helpful for Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion, as many do […]
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Behind the hair, makeup and glamorous outfits, pageants present women with many opportunities. Pageants give competitors a purpose while teaching them professional skills and providing scholarship opportunities. The two most prominent organizations that most women compete in include the Miss America and the Miss USA organizations. While there are other organizations in the U.S., most […]
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Believe it or not, redshirting in college athletics began in Nebraska. In 1938, Warren Alfson requested to sit out his sophomore year due to his low placement on the depth chart. This worked out for Alfson, who became an all-Big Six and all-American player in his collegiate career. Nearly 90 years later, the redshirt has […]
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Hidden in a tiny nook in Omaha sits a new sporting facility dedicated to coaching young children in competitive esports. XP League opened on February 18 and has accumulated a small group of kids, ages 8 to 17, to kick off their grand opening. Not only has the Omaha location grown within the past months, […]
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Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, or lack thereof. That’s a credo that might interest 59-year-old Layne Stanford of Plattsmouth. He’s part of a trend of people going barefoot, or barefooting, that has gained traction online, although some have been going barefoot for up to a decade before the fad took off on social […]
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