The Minatare Police Department is essentially without a police department after its police chief and its second full-time officer resigned last week.
DIX, Neb. (AP) — Pavement work is scheduled to begin the week of May 4 on U.S. Highway 30 in the Nebraska Panhandle.
Wyatt Schlothauer pets Malibu, a red blood python at the Riverside Discovery Center's (RDC) Party for the Planet celebrations in recognition of Earth Day. Visitors to the zoo learned about how all animals and reptiles are important to the planet's ecosystem, water conservation, recycling, natural composting and endangered animals.
Nearly 150 people got up early Saturday morning to raise awareness for a good cause.
CHADRON — Hemingford swept both team titles at the Chadron High School Invitational Track and Field Meet on Saturday. The host Cardinals were the runners-up in both team races.
CHADRON — The Chadron State College softball team drove in 15 runs in a 15-6 win over Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference foe Colorado Mesa University. CSC fell short in a rainy seventh inning rally against Metro State University in the second game, losing 9-7. Chadron State fell out of conference contention with the loss, finishing its season 10th in the RMAC.
MILES CITY, Mont. -- The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team got a little offense in their second game with Miles Community College Saturday afternoon in Miles City, Mont.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — For the second straight day, the Scottsbluff boys soccer team found itself in another thriller that needed extra time to determine the result.
MADISON, Neb. (AP) — A competency evaluation has been ordered after a courtroom rant by a Norfolk woman charged with trying to burn down a mobile home in Norfolk last October.
Violet Mae Kraft, 85, of Scottsbluff, died Friday, April 24, 2015, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Services are pending at Jolliffe Funeral Home and Crematory.
Rita R. Marez, 86, of Gering, died peacefully in her home on Friday, April 24, 2015, surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church with Fr. Mike McDonald officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff. A rosary will be Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Gering Memorial Chapel. A memorial has been established to Prairie Haven Hospice. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.geringchapel.com.
Charles (Chuck) Johannsen of Gering, formerly of Mitchell, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Monday, May 4. His children; Susan (Dave) Hooper of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sherri (Ed) Cargile of Mitchell, Sandra (Oliver) Bowker of Bayard, along with his 6 grandchildren are hosting a cake reception that will take place on Sunday, May 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Northfield Villa’s Main Dining Room, 2550 21st St, Gering.
Maurine Lockwood will be celebrating her 95th birthday. Maurine was born May 3, 1920 in Dix, Nebraska. Her family would like to honor her with a card shower. Cards and well wishes may be sent to Maurine at 707 S Howard, Kimball, NE 69145.
NOTE: Changes can be made to the list of qualifiers until Monday morning. The final list will be on starheraldsports.com Monday evening and will be published in Tuesday’s Star-Herald newspaper.
SIDNEY — Members of the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission approved an application Wednesday to allow the injection of up to 5,000 gallons per day of fracking wastewater into an abandoned oil well in Sioux County.
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Western Nebraska, the day your voices went silent was Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (NOGCC) voted 2-0 to allow 1.5 million gallons of mostly Colorado and Wyoming fracking wastewater per week to be injected under Sioux County’s soil and beneath the aquifer where they hope it will stay for eternity.
If you’ve ever sent a letter to an elected official and got an unsatisfying response (or none at all), I feel your pain.
When Lewis and Clark made their way across the Great Plains in 1804, commissioned by President Jefferson as part of their Corps of Discovery Expedition, they saw promise. “A garden of wealth and beauty,” Clark wrote.