NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities on Monday identified a woman who drowned while kayaking on the North Platte River near Scottsbluff.
The woman was identified as Linda D. Schledewitz, 65, of rural Scottsbluff, according to Scotts Bluff County Attorney Dave Eubanks.
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A woman drowned while canoeing on the North Platte River near Scottsbluff in western Nebraska.
Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark Overman the canoe the woman and her husband were using overturned Friday afternoon near Scottsbluff's wastewater treatment facility.
Amherst def. Ravenna, 25-18, 25-21, 25-14
Aquinas def. Shelby/Rising City, 25-12, 25-18, 25-18
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — The body of a North Platte man who drowned while duck hunting over the Labor Day weekend has been recovered, Lincoln County officials said Tuesday.
Brandan Freeman, 21, was duck hunting Sunday afternoon at the Fremont Slough Wildlife Area, commonly called Maui Lake, when he swam out to retrieve a downed duck, went under the water and didn't resurface, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said.
SARATOGA, Wyo. (AP) — The North Platte River in southern Wyoming has been so low in places lately that a toddler could easily wade across and thick mats of olive-green algae grow in the lazy current.
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Hay Springs def. Creek Valley, 25-19, 22-25, 25-17, 21-25, 16-14
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Police in west-central Nebraska have arrested a man suspected in the baseball bat beating death of another man in North Platte.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man who crashed his car last year, leading police to find his fake passport among the wreckage, has been sentenced to federal prison for the offense.
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Plans have been unveiled for a nearly $300 million beef packing plant that would employ 875 people in western Nebraska...
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.
North Platte Public Schools have seen a lot of changes — all to keep students safe. School personnel, law enforcement officials and community professionals met for a safety summit on Friday to discuss what has been done and to consider what do to next.
Two men were jailed at the Lincoln County Detention Center in North Platte earlier this week in unrelated felony sexual assault cases, each based on incidents over several years.
Roberto Estrada, 31, of Wray, Colorado, posted 10 percent of $500,000 bail and was released Thursday.
Even Santa’s got an app for those critical job tasks — you know, like gauging which kids have been good this year.
The patriarch of the Kringle clan got right to work figuring out his sleigh’s Christmas Eve inventory Saturday afternoon as the annual Christmas party got under way at the North Platte Area Children’s Museum.
In their final meeting as a three-member body, Lincoln County commissioners Monday will review the process of seeking a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission grant to further assist connection of hiking-biking trails along West State Farm Road.
When your organization’s anniversary falls after autumn’s first day, outdoor celebrations — on the road or off — can get a bit dicey.
About 20 people, half of them on the stage, braved chilly, gloomy weather Saturday to observe the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ 119th anniversary at the 20th Century Veterans Memorial in North Platte.
Confirmation of North Platte’s next police chief will precede the City Council’s 2018-19 budget hearing Tuesday, with further discussion of a bicycle motocross project and rezoning requests for a proposed 41-home development to follow.
A 30-year-old North Platte man has been arrested in connection with outstanding warrants and a vehicle pursuit that led authorities through fences and a pasture in west-central Nebraska's Lincoln County.
Several area Red Cross volunteers will be honored at the annual meeting in Grand Island on Thursday evening.
Two of the five primary honorees this year are Chuck Scripter of North Platte and Mary Cone of Ogallala.
Children and families in need will gain access to a new resource April 26 after the launch of CarePortal in North Platte.
CarePortal is a nationwide network that connects churches with local families in need.
Adults who are developmentally disabled can make a living at a longtime North Platte thrift store, working for the North Platte Opportunity Center.
They sort donations, price products and hang up clothes.
Multiple law enforcement vehicles were tagged in North Platte on Wednesday — but for a good reason.
Members of Lincoln County’s Sexual Assault Response Team tied teal ribbons on patrol vehicles to signal Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
North Platte is one of a few cities that do not need to chlorinate their water to kill bacteria, according to Chris Holley, city water protection specialist. He said that is an important reason the water tastes as good as it does.
The North Platte Public Schools Foundation wants to bring together community members and raise money for necessities in the public schools. But first, it needs bowling teams.
The foundation’s event, Bulldog Bowl, takes place from 4 to 6 p.m.
A man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of burglarizing several storage units in North Platte and McCook.
A North Platte police officer was patrolling A-1 Storage Units on Industrial Avenue and saw a man standing in front of a storage unit, according to police reports.
The North Platte Public Schools Board elected its officers for 2018 at Monday’s regular meeting.
Mike Morrell will once again serve as president, Jo Ann Lundgreen as vice president and Skip Altig as secretary.
The city of North Platte’s electric department could see two new vehicles after Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
At the meeting, the council will vote on a $25,750 bid for a 4X4 crew cab pickup from Janssen Auto Group.
North Platte Eagles Club members will paint a bull pink on Saturday.
The fiberglass Hereford usually sits on Jerry Alexander’s lawn at 1405 E. Sixth St. It will be painted to raise breast cancer awareness in the community.
Started as a community outreach program for the Nebraska football team in 1991, Teammates has flourished.
But the youth mentoring organization is in need of help in North Platte.
After a high of 65, the number of mentors in the community has dropped to 36, while the number of youths in need of a mentor has grown to near 100, organizers say.
The results are in, and last month’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign raised $7,500 across North Platte.
After men in the community donned pink to raise funds for the American Cancer Society through October, the most money came from Gary’s Super Foods’ Westfield location, 1921 West A St.
The Lincoln County Commissioners will once again discuss emergency medical services for rural areas at their Monday meeting.
The commissioners must determine whether an emergency medical service is needed for areas outside the limits of incorporated cities.
SCOTTSBLUFF —The West Nebraska Arts Center, with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, will present a collection of original artwork, note cards, prints and more by members of the North Platte Valley Artist Guild.
Area Lutheran churches continue to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation this weekend with music and traditions.
On Sunday, First Evangelical Lutheran Church in North Platte (305 W.
On Friday morning, the Prairie Arts Center unveiled the first piece for its sculpture garden. “The Heartland” will be installed on the west side of the building in the spring of 2018.
The fiberglass heart is one of 89 created by Nebraska artists for Nebraska By Heart, a public art project endorsed by the Nebraska 150 Celebration for the state’s sesquicentennial.
GERING — Even with brisk winds, the 12th annual Gering Kiwanis Family Fun Day was a big hit for families around the area.
Kids tried launching potatoes at Wisconsin Badger targets, climbed on a haystack, tried their archery skills, took tractor rides around the Legacy of the Plains Museum campus, and a lot more.
Many nights this summer, lightning has lit up the North Platte skies without bringing rain.
While the lightning shows have yet to result in fires near North Platte, weather officials say that doesn’t mean they don’t accompany rain or fires.
Dylan Lewis, of Rapid City, will be making his fourth appearance at the Fort Cody Summer Music Series
Lewis first played with Jami Lynn and then returned as part of his solo tour.
Lack of opportunity, poor hours, pay cited as common obstacles in most recent state labor report
Lack of job opportunities is the most common obstacle locally for people trying to improve their employment situation, according to a recent state report.
University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., and a leadership team from UNMC visited the Health and Sciences Building at North Platte Community College’s South Campus on Thursday.
Union Pacific’s “Living Legend” No. 844 steam locomotive stopped in North Platte Sunday afternoon en route to Omaha, where it will be displayed June 16-27 during the College World Series. Families and photographers greeted the train on East Front Street about 4 p.m.
Memorial Day honors the memories of those who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces.
The holiday differs from Veterans Day in November, which celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.
He went to college in a big city and realized that wasn’t what he wanted.
“I like the small-town feel, the tightness of the North Platte community,” said Jimmie Pack of North Platte. “I like small-town Nebraska where you say hello to somebody in the story and they say it back, or you’re out mowing your lawn and you wave to somebody and they wave back.”
Board volunteer gives tips on staying safe and environmentally friendly
To prepare for Arbor Day on Friday, Mary Shimmin spent last week visiting North Platte elementary schools where she gave students trees on behalf of the Tree Board.
It seemed like 8.5 miles was the perfect distance for last year’s Pedal for Paws Bike Ride, which benefits Paws-itive Partners in North Platte.
But the ride from the North Platte Recreation Complex to the Golden Spike Tower and Visitors Center was still a bit short for some competitive riders, said Jo Mayber, a member of Paws-itive Partners and event co-chair.