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“Building for Tomorrow” Applications Now Online

“Building for Tomorrow” Applications Now Online

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Kearney Area Community Foundation (KACF) “Building for Tomorrow” (BFT) fund is transitioning from paper grant applications to an online system called Kaleidoscope. This new software was purchased thanks to donations made through the Foundation’s Edison Society campaign. Before Kaleidoscope, hardcopy grant applications were dropped off at the Foundation office. Now, the…Read more »

Armed Robbery Arrest in Kearney

Armed Robbery Arrest in Kearney

KEARNEY, Neb. – A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a pizza delivery man which occurred on June 24 at 6 Boa Drive in Kearney. Jamiee Williams Sr was arrested at approximately 11:00 p.m. last night without incident. He was arrested for Robbery and Use of a Weapon to Commit…Read more »

2020 Nebraska State Fair is a Go – Showcasing 4-H and FFA Youth

2020 Nebraska State Fair is a Go – Showcasing 4-H and FFA Youth

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – The Nebraska State Fair Board voted to hold a 2020 State Fair showcasing 4-H and FFA competitions and exhibitions. While the Fair will look different than it has in the past, providing an opportunity for young people to showcase the work they have been doing throughout the year as it is important…Read more »

UNK announces position eliminations in first budget reductions

UNK announces position eliminations in first budget reductions

KEARNEY, Neb. – University of Nebraska at Kearney Chancellor Doug Kristensen announced today the elimination of 15 positions in an effort to meet a $2.8 million budget cut outlined and affirmed today by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. The positions in total represent $800,000 in state-funded salary and benefit savings, and not all are…Read more »

Arrest Made In Animal Cruelty Case

Arrest Made In Animal Cruelty Case

KEARNEY, Neb. – On Wednesday June 24, 2020 at approximately 1:30 a.m., the Kearney Police Department received information regarding the abuse of a dog at Countryside Trailer Court, 1920 15th Avenue in Kearney. Kearney Police Officers immediately launched an investigation into the incident leading them to identify the person responsible for the abuse. Witnesses reported…Read more »

Buffalo County Deputy injured arresting fleeing Iowa male

Buffalo County Deputy injured arresting fleeing Iowa male

ELM CREEK, Neb. – On Wednesday, June 24, 2020 a Buffalo County deputy sheriff was injured when attempting to arrest a 47 year old man for on a State of Iowa parole violation warrant.   At approximately 7 PM, a deputy in Elm Creek performed a traffic stop on a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle,…Read more »

KPD investigating armed robbery in Eastern Kearney

KPD investigating armed robbery in Eastern Kearney

KEARNEY, Neb. – At approximately 8:26 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, officers of the Kearney Police Department were called to the area of #6 Boa Drive in Eastern Kearney to investigate an armed robbery that had just occurred. A 32-year-old man said that as he was attempting to deliver pizza, the customer would not answer the…Read more »

Cottonmill Park Swim Lake to Open

Cottonmill Park Swim Lake to Open

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Cottonmill Park Swim Lake is scheduled to open on Wednesday, June 24. Patrons should observe all rules as posted on site. Adult supervision is recommended. The swim lake is open from sunrise to sunset. Please contact the Kearney Park and Recreation Department at (308) 237-4644 for more information.Read more »