The heart of the matter: GPH gets new cardiac catheterization lab with state-of-the-art equipment
Great Plains Health has taken another step in a multifaceted project to improve its cardiology services.
The hospital has opened its new cardiac catheterization lab that is equipped with...
The opportunity to fly on a Ford Tri-Motor aircraft should excite area historic-plane aficionados and anybody who wants to experience the golden age of aviation.
The Calibraska Arts Initiative will be coming to North Platte July 15-19 with classes in animation and film taught by Los Angeles-based teaching artists.
A group of about 65 youths gathered along the intersection of Philip and Dewey streets for a Wednesday rally.
The group was part of the 2019 Lincoln County Youth Leadership training camp...
The auxiliary of a railroad workers union has donated equipment for Centennial Park in memory of one of their members, Antony “Tony” Znaniecki.
Judges have been announced for the Miss Rodeo Nebraska Pageant June 9-12 in North Platte. They are Joni James Smith, Lynn Welker and Shelia Croft.
Three to four inches of rain over the last few days, on top of saturated soils, has caused some flooding in Cherry County, again. A two- to three-mile stretch of Highway 97 is closed due to water...
The Mid-Plains Community College Board of Governors unanimously approved a three-year contract for President Ryan Purdy at Wednesday’s regular meeting.
Steven Wier-Santos, assistant director of Ft. McPherson National Cemetery, left, dedicated a plaque near the main entrance of the cemetery at noon on Wednesday. He is pictured here with his staff....
Steven Bieber, 14, center, plants a tree in honor of his grandfather, with help from Boy Scout Troop 293, while his father, Karl, left, helps. Trees were being planted in memory of former mayors...
When one considers both the for-profit and nonprofit players in Lincoln County’s economy, the economic clout of North Platte’s hospital becomes inescapable.
Six members of Leadership Lincoln County’s 2018-19 class plan to raise funds for North Platte “fit trails stations” along local walking and jogging trails.
The 2019-20 North Platte Community Playhouse in its 65th season will offer a variety of productions to whet the appetite of the lovers of art on the stage.
Detention sergeant Dave Grandel says so long to Lincoln County jail after 24 years
After 24 years working for Lincoln County Detention Center, Dave Grandel has retired.
Grandel is a large man with a big heart. As detention sergeant, “he knew how to use his size,” said...
This April blizzard, as blizzards go, never quite got going in North Platte.
Western Nebraska’s second major snowstorm in a month moved through Wednesday night and Thursday, closing...
LEXINGTON — Lexington Community Foundation will receive $79,627 from Susan G. Komen Great Plains to partner with Lexington Regional Health Center for breast health education and breast cancer...
LINCOLN — A federal Disaster Recovery Center will open in Broken Bow later this month.
The state of Nebraska and the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that Disaster Recovery...
The HIPAA committee for Lincoln County employees will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the county commissioners room of the Lincoln County Courthouse.
Keegan-Michael Key has joined the cast of Netflix's musical 'Jingle Jangle'.
The 48-year-old actor-and-comedian will star alongside Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose and Madalen Mills In the...
My daughter wants to get her ears pierced but my answer is ‘not right now.’ Here’s why.
My daughter, Mara, wants to get her ears pierced. Her father and I know this — as does her brother and anyone else she has struck up a conversation with in the last week.
Movie review: ‘Shazam!’ is a super-strong, super-fun superhero movie
Just say the word and a boy becomes a super-strong, super-fast superhero in the body of a man, making “Shazam!” pretty much the ultimate wish-fulfillment movie for teens who love to...
THE FLAMES’ SPARK: Caleb Homesley emerges as consistent offensive spark for No. 12 Liberty
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Caleb Homesley has developed a knack for knowing when he needs to take over on the offensive end this season for Liberty.
Atlantic City sportsbooks ‘buzzing’ during first March Madness
ATLANTIC CITY — With just less than five minutes to play in the first-round matchup between Louisiana State and Yale, William Maloney’s bet on the Ivy League school to cover the seven-point spread...
New York Times columnist David Brooks and colleagues from the Aspen Institute stopped in North Platte on Wednesday as part of Weave: The Social Fabric Project. The purpose of the trip was to view...
Competition is stiff between communities across the United States as retail stores like Shopko, Herberger’s and Payless close their doors, leaving towns like North Platte high and...
Poisoning can involve a vast array of substances such as household cleaning products, personal care products, chemicals, bites and stings, pesticides, plants, gases and batteries, according to the...
UNMC announces class of 2019 physician residency assignments
On Friday, the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Medicine released the class of 2019 residency assignments.
During Match Day, 128 students learned where they will do their...
The Nebraska Special Olympics Youth Activation Committee plans to open up the idea of inclusion to west central Nebraska students with the first Youth Summit in North Platte April 6. The summit’s...
West central state parks, recreation areas among 25 closed due to flood
LINCOLN — Three west central Nebraska state parks and state recreation areas are among 25 fully or partly closed due to flood damage or other effects from the March 13-14 storm, the Nebraska Game...
Gov. Pete Ricketts flew into Fremont Saturday morning to hear firsthand from shelter volunteers about how the city — cut off by floodwaters — was faring.
Movie review: Teen romance movie ‘Five Feet Apart’ has all the feels
Bring the tissues. Consider a towel. Get ready to bawl.
“Five Feet Apart” is the latest in the terminal-teen-romance genre (think “The Fault in Our Stars”), and it is surprisingly affecting...
High school students across the area will soon be celebrating at prom and graduation parties, and Community Connections wants to bring awareness to the dangers of alcohol.
A blind contestant wowed judges with her ‘American Idol’ audition. Here’s her performance and her story.
RICHMOND, Va. - The new season of “American Idol” included a performance by Shayla Winn, a senior in Thomas Dale High School’s performing arts program in Virginia who suddenly lost her sight in...
The Nebraska Public Service Commission denied an application by the D&N Event Center in North Platte for a party bus license.
According to a press release Tuesday, the PSC found the...
The Nebraska State Patrol has promoted Capt. Mike Jahnke to the position of major in command of Western Operations, encompassing Troop Areas D and E.
Perhaps the most notable item on the rest of Tuesday night’s North Platte City Council agenda was one that disappeared before the meeting started.
When Shawna Tatman was selected for the Women of Achievement social services award in July, that was an indication of the love she gave to her co-workers, friends and family.
The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles has announced slightly longer hours for 75 drivers licensing offices in the state. The change adds 15 to 45 minutes to the days that offices are...
Lake McConaughy is at 84 percent capacity, according to a report from Cory Steinke to the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District board at their meeting Monday in Holdrege.
Winter is back.
After a slight reprieve from the arctic weather, about an inch of snow fell early Friday morning, and more is expected on Saturday.
Temperatures also dipped below seasonal norms, with a high of 19 on Friday, and expected highs of 25 and 18 on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, according to the National Weather Service.
Joseph Thomsen of North Platte dances with 8-year-old Emma, while Ainslee, 5, waits for her turn. They were at the annual Daddy/Daughter Valentine Dinner and Dance at the North Platte Recreation Center on Friday night. Thomsen said the girls “get to be in the spotlight for one night” and it means a lot to them. They enjoyed dressing up and getting their hair done and spending time with Dad, along with running around and seeing their friends who were there. He said life gets “busy, busy” and taking time out for special events like this is important.
Like in most fields of medicine, diagnosing sleep disorders can be difficult because there are a variety, said Dr. Jefrey Start, a new sleep medicine physician at Great Plains Health.
Start recently began his practice at GPH and treats patients for issues ranging from snoring and insomnia to sleep apnea.
Riley Dolan’s dream was to become an auctioneer.
Auctioneering was the family business.
However, Dolan, 27, was killed in a Jan. 4 car wreck near Fullerton.
He left behind his wife, Jill; son, Wyatt; and other relatives and friends. On Feb. 23 the Army of Angels organization will host a benefit for Dolan’s family from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Moose Lodge.
Tom Dolan, Riley’s uncle, will conduct a live auction. A silent auction will also be held.
Kidstock Carnival is back, with two hours for kids with special needs and a day of fun for anyone in the community.
From 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 23, kids with special needs can enjoy the activities at the D&N Event Center, such as temporary tattoos, 12 kinds of inflatables, a petting zoo, exotic animals, laser tag and raffle prizes. The rest of the public is invited from 1 to 4 p.m.
‘No one is ever too far gone’: Abuse, addiction and the animals that saved Jenn Milne’s life
Under the guise of house parties, the drinking became an all-day affair. But as Jenn Milne lay awake night after night in agony, she knew she had to live for Gauge.
Gauge, a little black mixed-breed dog, had belonged to a co-worker’s kids. Their stepdad kept Gauge in a box with the lid taped shut.
The Guardians of the Children Flatrock Chapter is seeking donations of new bicycles and cash for its annual Family Appreciation Day and start of Child Abuse Awareness Month.
Th event is March 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the D&N Event Center. April is Child Abuse Awareness Month.
In something straight out of a John Hughes movie, the “mathletes” and athletes will face off on March 9. This year’s Jaycees Putt-N-Crawl places the nerds against the jocks in a game of traveling mini-golf at 10 locations across town.
By TAMMY BAIN
Just like in everyone’s favorite 1980s comedy, the “mathletes” and athletes will compete on March 9. This year’s Jaycees Putt-N-Crawl places the nerds against the jocks in a game of traveling mini-golf at 10 locations across town.
Godfather’s Pizza is coming back to North Platte. Sidelines inside Wild Bill’s Fun Center is about to become home to the pizza franchise.
The pizzeria will begin setting up shop in Sidelines soon, adding a full buffet and Godfather’s other menu items to the sports bar and restaurant.
“We’re projecting the first of April” for an opening date, said Megan Huddle, event coordinator at Wild Bill’s.