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September 7th, 2014

Nebraska doctors say Ebola patient making progress

September 7, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska doctors treating the man who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia said Sunday that he is making progress, but it's not yet clear if he will recover.

Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, arrived at the Nebraska Medical Center on Friday for treatment in the hospital's specialized isolation unit. Sacra remains very tired and stable, but was more alert Sunday, said Dr. Phil Smith, one of the doctors treating him who gave an update Sunday.

"We are encouraged by what we see, but it's too early to say he has turned a corner," Smith said.

September 4th

Broken Bow, SEM students selected for advisory council

September 4, 2014

Smith Announces Youth Advisory Council Members

Washington, D.C.– Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) today announced the names of Third District high school students who will serve on his Youth Advisory Council for the 2014-2015 academic school year.

Youth Advisory Council members include:
Justine Bauer of Elm Creek High School;
Tristan Bruce of Franklin Public School;
Trenton Buhr of Norris High School in Firth;
Megan Canfield of Grand Island Northwest High School;
Tianna Engen of Kearney High School;
Emma Franklin of Wallace Public Schools;

Music Makes You Smarter

September 4, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The founder of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that provides free music lessons to low-income students from gang-ridden neighborhoods began to notice several years ago a hopeful sign: Kids were graduating high school and heading off to UCLA, Tulane and other big universities.

That's when Margaret Martin asked how the children in the Harmony Project were beating the odds.

August 29th

No. 22 Cornhuskers open against Florida Atlantic

August 29, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska came out of preseason practice calling its offense the "Red Storm" and confident its defense will be better than the middling unit of a year ago.

"Now the test will come," coach Bo Pelini said. "Once we get to the first game, the question will be can we apply what we've learned? Can we react with 93,000 in the stands?"

The 22nd-ranked Cornhuskers will begin to find out against Florida Atlantic on Saturday if they can match their happy talk with performance.

August 28th

Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member

August 28, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.

Broken Bow's 'Brand' unveiled

August 28, 2014

Rooted, but not standing still

Broken Bow, you’ve been ‘Branded!’ and it’s been a long time coming.

The official logo shown here as a graphics with this article, along with its accompany narrative was introduced to the community this week.

“I love it, love it, love it,” said Melissa Garcia, president of the Custer Economic Development Corporation.

August 26th

Vandalism reported at Broken Bow Public Schools

August 26, 2014

Ryan Hogue, Assistant Principal and Activities Director for Broken Bow Public Schools, has sent out a call for help ... let's keep our eyes open and see what we can do to get this stopped.

Good evening,

Nebraska schools rely heavily on property taxes

August 26, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's K-12 public schools rely more heavily on local taxes for funding than nearly every other state in the nation, according to a report released Monday.

The report by the OpenSky Policy Institute says Nebraska ranked 49th in the percentage of school funding provided by the state in fiscal 2012, the most recent year available.

The longtime focus on local funding has created wide disparities in property tax rates and led to increased state funding for fast-growing urban districts, according to the report.

Young girl injured in accident at Nebraska State Fair

August 26, 2014

An 8-year-old girl, a third grader from Engleman Elementary School in Grand Island, was injured today when she was struck by a Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) driven by a Nebraska State Fair employee.

Injuries have not been confirmed, but it’s believed injuries were sustained to the lower extremities of the accident victim.

The girl was at the fair as part of Nebraska’s Largest Classroom—a free program designed for school agers from across Nebraska so that they can learn more about Nebraska agriculture.

August 25th

Rural Nebraskans' Optimism Up This Year

August 25, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. — Rural Nebraskans' optimism seems to be up a bit, according to the 2014 Nebraska Rural Poll.

Fifty percent of poll respondents said they were better off this year than five years ago, up from 42 percent last year. Only 17 percent said they were worse off, compared to 26 percent in 2013.

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