New Beginning for Beloved Historic Landmark

NORFOLK, NE — A beloved landmark will get a new beginning. The Grand Theatre has been put on the market for $200,000 by the Norfolk Community Theatre. “It's disappointing to say the least, ... Read More

Despite Downward Population Trends, Many Still Fighting for Rural Nebraska

We’ve shown the numbers. Populations are declining and they’re getting older. Schools are needing to be creative to manage the situation. But, many are still fighting for the continuance of rural Nebraska’s small towns and the lifestyle they... Read More

Rural Towns Face Aging Populations

BATTLE CREEK — It’s common knowledge that the trend is for the young population to leave rural Nebraska. But what would happen if the elderly population starts leaving too? Well, that would spell disaster for many rural communities who feature a ... Read More

Norfolk Lions Club 57th Annual Pancake Feed

NORFOLK, NE — It’s time for Norfolk’s favorite and largest Lions Club event. Need I say more. This year makes year number 57 that the Norfolk Lions Club has been feeding people with their largest fundraiser of the year. Gene Knight says, ... Read More

Columbus and Norfolk Share Population Growth as a Priority

Columbus and Norfolk. They’re rivals on the court, separated by just 40 miles of four-lane highway, but they’ve seen a different trajectory in population growth over the past 15 years. Columbus has made growth a priority and increased its popu... Read More

Bright Horizons New Location Offers More Space

NORFOLK, NE — An organization that serves 10 counties in northeast Nebraska has moved down a few blocks to a larger location. Bright Horizons, which was previously located on 305 N. Fourth Street has moved a few blocks down to 601 E. Norfolk Ave... Read More

FRHS Teaching CPR to Senior Citizens

NORFOLK, NE — Thanks to Nucor and Faith Regional Health Services, soon all area schools will see CPR kits in their classes. But it goes beyond that. FRHS spend the morning talking about heart health in honor of February’s heart month. Ma... Read More

Shrinking Schools Adjust to Consolidation, Co-Ops

Enrollments are declining, but school pride is as strong as ever. Perhaps no school district knows that better than Howells-Dodge. The neighboring towns on Highway 91 officially combined their school districts in the 2012-2013 school year… and ... Read More

First Hand Look at Fire and Rescue Response Time

NORFOLK, NE — When it comes to response time for the Norfolk Fire Department, Norfolk Fire Chief, Scott Cordes says “We have to make that a priority.” That includes medical calls. “There’s a growing population there that needs medical... Read More

Norfolk School Board Addressing State Legislature

NORFOLK — Norfolk Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jami Jo Thompson is keeping her eye on the Nebraska State Legislature. In the school board meeting Monday night, Thompson said there are 187 bills this session that could directly impact educat... Read More

Experts Analyze Rural Population Loss

NORFOLK — It’s been a trend for nearly 100 years. A migration from rural to urban, and northeast Nebraska is no exception. Stanton County’s population peaked in 1930, same with Boone County. Antelope County’s height was in 1920. And the tr... Read More