Canada rules out renegotiation of NAFTA without Mexico

According to one Canadian official, any NAFTA talks with the United States will include Mexico. Foreign Munister Chrystia Freeland insistst that any agreements or negotiations have to be made with al... Read More

Local Spelling Bee Contest Scholarship Increased by Former National Spelling Bee Champion

FAIRBURY - This year's Thayer County Spelling Bee Contest Winner will be taking home a $1,000 scholarship,  versus the $500 scholarships offered in previous years. The generous donor is Byron native, Jennifer Reinke. Reinke was born in November... Read More

City: Adams Street closure means pain then gain

GRAND ISLAND, Neb.- The growth of the student population in the area prompted a new street project affecting nearly 2000 students. City crews have begun repaving Adams Street between Stolley Park and Church Road, work that will last about one mont... Read More

Fighting House Fires: The 20 Minute Rule

Cory Schmidt Grand Island Fire Chief. GRAND ISLAND, Neb.- It takes about 20 minutes for a house to be burned to the ground. On average the Grand Island Fire Department get to a fire within four minutes, but weather and other factors can get in... Read More

After His Generosity, Southern Schools Donates $1,000 to Jake Diekman's Charity

WYMORE - Before this season, Wymore native and Southern graduate Jake Diekman agreed to donated a pair of shoes to everyone on the Raiders girls and boys basketball teams. On Friday night, Southern had an opportunity to give back. Diekman is a 200... Read More

Aksarben Stock Show Moving West

OMAHA — An 89-year agricultural tradition in Omaha is moving down the trail to Grand Island. The Aksarben Stock Show, the nation’s largest 4-H livestock show, will be held at Grand Island’s Fonner Park this fall, ending a run in Omaha that ... Read More

Debate Over Debate Cut-Off, Trudges On

BEATRICE – Nebraska lawmakers continued to slog through the debate over the rules of the body, today……specifically, whether the required number of votes to cease debate on a bill should be lowered, from 33, to 30. Emotions run high on the is... Read More

Trees in Schuyler are Looking Up

SCHUYLER, Neb. - At least one city councilman is barking up the city's trees. Councilman David Johnson thinks its high-time Schuyler had a tree replacement policy. "I don't know if I am technically proposing a formal tree policy," Johnson expla... Read More

For The Girls Draws Sell-Out Crowd

NORFOLK, NE — You could feel the energy radiate from Lori Williams at the For the Girls Fundraiser Wednesday night, and it’s easy to see why. The Divots DeVent Center was packed with a sell-out crowd of over 800 guests, patrons milled through si... Read More

Immigrants Pushing for Nationwide Strike

UNITED STATES.- "A day without immigrants" is the rallying cry by antiTrump protesters pushing for a nationwide strike by the millions  of workers in this country who were born in other nations. The walk-out is scheduled for February 16. Worke... Read More

Schuyler Mayor Wants More Hispanics in City Government

SCHUYLER, Neb. - While Latinos account for 65 percent of Schuyler's population, this growing minority shows up in 17 percent of the appointed and elected offices at City Hall. Mayor David Reinecke hopes that by appointing Antonio Rodriquez to the ... Read More