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Mail: Afraid it just hit me wrong

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Governor appoints new directors to Nebraska Wheat Board

Nebraska SRM conference set in North Platte

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Traveler calls for help, charged with heroin

Motorist Hyrum H. Ballard called law officers early Friday morning, looking for help as he drove through Nebraska on Interstate 80. ...More

Sex assault suspect found incompetent to stand trial

A North Platte man charged with sexual assault of a child pled not guilty by reason of insanity Monday in Lincoln County District Court. ...More

North Platte man sentenced to 2-6 years for weapons crime

James Vancura of North Platte was sentenced to 2-6 years in the state penitentiary for possession of a firearm by a felon. ...More

Missing man's body found in Sutherland canal (2 Talk Back Entries 2)

The body of a North Platte man was pulled from the Sutherland canal Friday morning near the Lincoln-Keith County line, after four days of searching.   ...More

Rail Fest: Officially open (1 Talk Back Entries 1)

Mayor Dwight Livingston handed over the key to the city to Rail Fest chairman Don Kurre Friday in Cody Park as the eighth annual festival officially got underway. ...More

County to call for more taxes (3 Talk Back Entries 3)

The Lincoln County commissioners voted Sept. 15 to raise property taxes by more than 6 percent compared to a year ago. ...More

Report to council: Golden Spike (48 Talk Back Entries 48)

The Golden Spike observation tower is on track to show a profit this year, spike officials told the city council Tuesday. ...More

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Three arrested in death of transient (9 Talk Back Entries 9)
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'Leave only footprints' painting begins

For more than 75 years, a concrete slab has sat at the north end of Kingsley dam at Lake McConaughy. Created to help build the dam by allowing trains to drop loads of materials at its base, the slab has become an icon at Lake McConaughy....More

New facilities to be built for Omaha med center

Thanks to support from community donors, The Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska Medical Center announced plans Monday for a new outpatient center....More

UNL dedicates statues of former U.S. secretaries of agriculture

​On a day when four former U.S. secretaries of agriculture from Nebraska were honored in bronze on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus, Ronnie Green already was looking ahead to the need to make room for a fifth and sixth – who knows how many? – statues....More

McCook council picks design firm for new skatepark (1 Talk Back Entries 1)

A new skate park in McCook will be built for around $60,000, and more sections can be added as funds are available....More

Time to control Yellow Jackets

Late summer is the season for yellow jacket wasps, but there are steps that can be taken to control them....More

Congressional caseworker to visit North Platte

Constituents of Rep. Adrian Smith who need assistance dealing with a federal agency are invited to attend a “Caseworker in Your Community” event in North Platte on Tuesday, Sept. 30....More

Liquor compliance checks conducted in Dawson County

On Friday, Sept. 12, the Nebraska State Patrol conducted compliance checks at 14 liquor outlets in Dawson County, testing to see if the clerks at the stores would sell to a minor....More

Troopers make two pot busts on I-80
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Boy Scout popcorn goes on sale

Fall festival set at First Presbyterian

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Volleyball: Maxwell goes 2-1 at NPCC Invite

Softball: Kearney upsets North Platte

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Thanks to the men and women of Bailey Yard! This week we look at the Rail Fest celebration, featuring low-cost events such as a model train show, food, entertainment and lots of railroad things to see and do... the forecast is for (mostly) sunshine and warm temperatures. Each year, George at the Bulletin and festival chairman Don Kurre organize the live entertainment at the Pavilion. We hope you join us as you visit the festival. Also, countering the challenges of meth... the U.S. Senate debate in North Platte... the NPHS softball team... the logbook of life - deaths, births, marriages, arrests, real estate transfers... and more.

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