LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts yesterday issued a new executive order allowing restaurants and bars to provide mixed drinks with lids for takeout. “Our restaurants and bars have been some of the hardest hit businesses during the COVID-19 pan'... Read More

BROKEN BOW--The world continues to face the COVID-19 pandemic and all of the challenges it brings. Residents of central Nebraska are also feeling the effects of the coronavirus during this time of health concerns, economic uncertainty, empty stre'... Read More

WAYNE – Members with the Wayne Association of Congregations and Ministers are coming together ringing their church bells in unison. Wayne Strong. God Strong. A quote from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “For bells are the voice of the church; They'... Read More

LINCOLN – Effective April 1 for the entire month state park lodging facilities and cabin rentals will be closed. According to a release from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, this proactive effort is to prevent the potential spread of the '... Read More

WAYNE – A notice of special meeting has been posted for the Wayne City Council Friday afternoon. According to a release from the website, this special meeting will be held on Friday, March 27 at noon. This meeting will be held vi'... Read More

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts yesterday announced that the state’s second COVID-19 related Directed Health Measure (DHM) includes Lancaster, Dodge, and Saunders counties, which will be in effect until May 6th unless renewed.  Washington Count'... Read More

LINCOLN –  Governor Pete Ricketts on Wednesday signed LB 1198, a bill that provides emergency funding to help the State of Nebraska combat coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). “I am grateful to State Senators for coming together to approve the emerge'... Read More

WAYNE – To get the latest information and on the Coronavirus emergency both statewide and nationally, we will continue to broadcast both the Governor’s COVID-19 Response Update and the COVID-19 Task Force Briefing from the White House, daily '... Read More

PONCA – Following the completion of the winter season, the Sixth annual Snowman Building Contest recently announced their winners. According to a release from Ponca State Park in late March, the 2019-20 contest saw guests from South Dakota, Iowa'... Read More

LINCOLN – Earlier this week, District 17 Senator Joni Albrecht provided her weekly update focusing on the strength and character of Nebraskans who have pulled together working to meet the challenges and to serve Nebraskans with excellence. Accor'... Read More

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts on Tuesday  joined with Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman and Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson to discuss the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response in rural Nebraska.  The Go'... Read More

LINCOLN - Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson has issued guidance and a warning to Nebraskans to avoid potential scams related to coronavirus (COVID-19). Unfortunately, scammers often exploit difficult times by preying on the consumer’s fear an'... Read More

LINCOLN - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced $250 million in grants from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to help communities provide meals for older adults. Of that, Nebraska has received a grant for $1,332,'... Read More

WAYNE – Normally each Friday morning at 10 a.m. community members in Wayne would gather and attend the weekly chamber coffee event. But with the chamber office wanting to abide by having groups of 10 or less and practice social distancing, Wayne Ar'... Read More