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.
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.
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.
Kidstock Carnival is back, with two hours for kids with special needs and a day of fun for anyone in the community.
‘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.
The ICU nursing staff at Great Plains Health grew their families by 12 members in 2018. The nurses, their babies and dates of birth are: Top row, from left, Myndi and Dawson Merrihew (Jan. 12, 2018), Makayla and Maddux Tetley (March 27), Stacy and Trey Haman (April 24), Courtney and Barrett McColley...
Nebraska high school journalists are well aware that the stories they write must be acceptable to their school administrators.
Those vying for Miss Nebraska and Miss Nebraska Outstanding Teen all had the opportunity to practice their pageant walk Saturday night. Other models also joined the title holders on stage.
Great Plains Health employees raised just short of $21,545 for Mid-Plains United Way, surpassing their goal of $20,000. On Thursday, GPH staff presented a check to Mid-Plains United Way, which works with 15 area nonprofits. Pictured from left are Monica Lynch, senior director of finance for GPH; Tom Legel, GPH chief financial officer and representative for Mid-Plains United Way; Alisha Forbes, United Way executive director; Elizabeth (Bette) J. Kleidosty, GPH payroll clerk; and Becky Madsen, payroll coordinator.
A Paxton man was charged Thursday in Lincoln County Court after sheriff’s deputies said he stole a vehicle.
Ricky Frederick, 18, is charged with theft by unlawful taking, $5,000 or more; theft by unlawful taking, $1,500 to $5,000; and criminal mischief, $1,500 to $5,000.
The North Platte City Council Tuesday night will consider transferring Cody Keno’s operating agreement at the Wild Bill’s Fun Center restaurant back to the bowling alley’s owners.
The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 211 W. Third St.
If you like soup, cornhole, beer, silent auctions, garage sales or watching cops compete with firefighters, you will want to stop by the D&N Event Center on Feb. 9.
Cattle in west central Nebraska are generally doing fine in spite of the winter weather. Their rumens are keeping them warm, said Travis Mulliniks, beef cattle nutritionist with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, stationed in North Platte.
I'm in the process of rewatching "The Sopranos" and "Deadwood" (my third watch for each show), and I'm starting to suspect that all the best culture has already happened, and we should just keep revisiting it instead of wasting our time trying to create anything new of value. Both shows are on Prime, as are 98 other shows possibly worth your time.
Oscars 2019: Snubs, surprises, plus the new best-picture frontrunner
The Academy Award nominations were announced Tuesday morning, and the awards season favorites (mostly) emerged triumphant, though there were a few snubs and surprises, too.
Leslie Jones is furious that a remake of 'Ghostbusters' is in the works.
The 51-year-old actress played Patty Tolan in the all-female 2016 reboot by Paul Feig, and has taken to Twitter to slam director Jason Reitman for carrying on the franchise and acting as if their movie didn't exist.
Sarah Paulson won't watch 'Bird Box'.
The longtime 4-H educator for Lincoln, Logan and McPherson counties is transitioning to a new position with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.
PD: Distracted driving cause of many wrecks in North Platte in 2018
The North Platte Police Department responded to 937 traffic accidents in 2018 — an average of 2.6 per day — and the biggest reason was distracted driving, says police Public Information Officer Beth Kerr.
Therapy comes in various forms.
Prairie Arts Center Executive Director Holly Carlini teaches art therapy classes at the Rape and Domestic Abuse facility.
This alternative therapy class is held once a month and offers sexual assault victims a safe place to explore, create and connect, Carlini said.
Treated to tunes as they return: Buffalo Elementary welcomes students back to school after holidays
The students at Buffalo Elementary School in North Platte were surprised with a treat of a performance by Rascal on Thursday following Christmas break.
As students filed into the hallway, they heard the music coming from the gym and were escorted there, where they sang and danced to Rascal’s music.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is looking to the future and wants to know what people think.
Extension staff will host a discussion Jan. 11 from 7 to 8:30 a.m., breakfast included, at West Central Research and Extension Center, 422 W. State Farm Road.
An albino porcupine survived being struck by a car near Halsey and now lives at Nebraska Wildlife Rehab at Louisville. She was named after the town.