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HOLDREGE - The red ribbon is ready to cut on Fourth Avenue in downtown Holdrege Thursday morning.

Concrete Solutions 2018 and KUVR are hosting the official ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of construction and opening of the highway. The event is scheduled to take place on Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 on the sidewalk in front of the radio station. Coffee, hot chocolate and mini cinnamon rolls will be provided and KUVR will broadcast the ribbon cutting live on the air and video on Facebook live. 

Holdrege Mayor Doug Young will be present, ceremonial scissors in hand, alongside downtown business owners to cut the ribbon and open the highway for traffic once again. The ribbon cutting will be a 10:00 a.m. in conjunction with the KUVR live broadcast from 9:00 until 10:30 Thursday morning. 

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Officials have set a January moving day for veterans to move into the new Central Nebraska Veterans Home in Kearney.

Plans are for the 95 or so residents at the Grand Island Veterans Home to eat breakfast at their old home and lunch at their new home 34 miles west (55 kilometers) in Kearney on Jan. 16.

Officials say residents' families will help with the transition, as well as volunteers who have been training as "moving buddies." The residents will travel in buses and other vehicles, depending on the level of care they require.

The new, $89 million has six neighborhoods of sorts, which each feature three homes that can accommodate 12 to 15 veterans in private rooms.


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Kearney, NE - One man has been injured in an early Sunday morning shooting in Kearney.


The Kearney Police Department was dispatched to the area of 39th Street and 17th Avenue shortly before 12:30 on Sunday morning to investigate a shots fired report. While investigating, officers received a report of a 21 year-old man that had walked into the Good Samaritan Hospital emergency room with a gunshot wound to his arm.


KPD says the suspects departed north on 17th Avenue in a tan or gray extended cab Chevrolet or GMC pickup truck. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, so KPD encourages anyone with information about the incident to contact them at (308) 237-2104 or Buffalo County Crimestoppers at (308) 237-3424.



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Bertrand, NE - One person is dead following a single vehicle accident near Bertrand on Sunday.


The Nebraska State Patrol says a pickup truck traveling east on Highway 23 rolled several times after entering the ditch at the intersection of Highway 23 and Road E. The driver, 18 year-old Ty Bryan Bowman of Arapahoe, was killed when he was ejected from the vehicle. Bowman was the sole occupant of the vehicle.



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Town Talk 11-7-2018

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HOLDREGE - The Phelps County Community Foundation presented the Phelps County Ag Society funds on Tuesday evening at their meeting.


The PCCF Board of Directors awarded a grant of $25,400 to aid in the removal and replacement of the metal siding on the Ag Center at the Phelps County Fairgrounds. This grant was made possible through the PCCF Community Impact Fund, the Ivan and LeonaBelle Kipp Fund and the Alfred and Josephine Rhinesmith Charitable Endowment Fund. The Ag Society was also granted $25,000 from the Roy W. and Mary L. Pearson Charitable Fund to assist with the project.


The Ag Center siding had been in place since the building was constructed in 1974. The building siding was replaced as well as insulation added to the inside walls to increase energy efficiency.



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Town Talk November 6, 2018

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NOVEMBER 1, 2018 (SCOTTSBLUFF, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested an Oregon man and seized more than 300 pounds of marijuana and 60 pounds of other THC products during a traffic stop near Lodgepole on Interstate 80.

At approximately 12:10 p.m. MDT, a trooper observed an eastbound Dodge Caravan driving with expired registration near mile marker 79 on I-80. During the traffic stop, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle revealed 309 pounds of marijuana, 46 pounds of THC edible products, 14 pounds of THC shatter, 80 grams of THC syrup, and 2,000 THC vape cartridges. The street value of the illegal products is estimated at more than $1,000,000.

The driver, Ryan Kirk, 33, of Medford, Oregon, was arrested for possession of marijuana – more than one pound, possession of controlled substances, possession with intent to deliver, and no drug tax stamp. Kirk was lodged in Cheyenne County Jail.


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In the spirit of Christmas, all Menards home improvement stores are proudly serving as a toy drive drop site. We’re excited to participate in this wonderful opportunity to put smiles on the faces of less fortunate children in the community! We’ll have a drop box near the exit door to collect new and unwrapped presents from now through mid-December.



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