June 29th, 2015
Protect yourself from WNV and tick-related diseases.
Lincoln â€“ West Nile virus is synonymous with summer in Nebraska. A mosquito pool in Webster county is the first one to test positive for the virus this season.
â€śWe spend more time outdoors over the Fourth of July and throughout the summer which increases our chances of mosquito and other bug bites,â€ť said Dr. Tom Safranek, State Epidemiologist for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. â€śRemember to take simple steps like using bug spray to help protect you and your family.â€ť
Other preventive tips:
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson joined with Attorneys General from twelve other states in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) over the EPAâ€™s new rule defining â€śWaters of the United Statesâ€ť under the Clean Water Act. The case was filed in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” Gov. Pete Ricketts and his father contributed most of the $244,000 collected by to the Nebraskans for the Death Penalty campaign in its first reporting period, according to expense reports released Friday.
Ricketts and his father, TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, each contributed $100,000 to the ballot drive that seeks to put the death penalty question on the 2016 ballot. The group released its financial information ahead of a Tuesday filing deadline with the state.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) â€” The general election is nearly a year and a half away, but some candidates for Nebraska Legislature are already jumping into the 2016 race to replace senators who are slated to leave office.
The Nebraska Secretary of State's office is receiving "a handful of calls a week" from potential candidates asking about filing requirements, deadlines and fees, said spokeswoman Laura Strimple.
Monday night is the Ladies Steak Fry.
The A-M Foundation Banquet is Friday at the One Box Convention Center in Broken Bow.
Saturday, July 4th there will be a Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Callaway Ball Field.
Halsey, NE â€“Â The Gaston Bridge on the Bessey Ranger District will be receiving necessary repairs starting June 30 and concluding on July 3. The bridge is located approximately 2 miles east of Thedford, NE on Gaston Road #259, where it crosses the Middle Loop River. The Gaston Road is the west entrance to the ranger district.
The construction scheduled for this week will be the following:
Pour South half of South B street intersection.
Pour east half of 5th Ave from 109+75 to 111+23.
Pour radii and driveways and sidewalks at South B intersection.
Move to North B street intersection.
Myers plans to move to the North B intersection and begin removals next week. JEO will be staking on Tuesday (7/6).
Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix and Luke Winn explain which moves they liked following the 2015 NBA draft, and which moves left them scratching their heads.
This weekend is Big Sky Jubilee in Anselmo. Also this weekend is Callaway's Pioneer Picnic.
See our calendar of events for more information on these events and to see what is happening around you.
John Raymond Taylor, 85, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015, at his home under the care of his family and Hands of Hope Home Health and Hospice.
John was born in Mason City to Ray B. and Addie Wright Taylor March 13, 1930. He attended Mason City School and graduated at the age of 17.
John is survived by his wife, Roberta, his daughter, Barbara Taylor, his son, John (Anita) Taylor, all of Idaho Falls, Idaho; and his daughter-in-law, Patricia Taylor of Aloha, Ore.