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Tuesday 03/03/2015
Times are changing
Posted: March 03, 2015

Church leaders in North Platte might not be ready to commit to blessing same-sex unions after a ruling Monday morning by U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon.

Madison club helps sculpt young artists
Posted: March 03, 2015

A group of students from one North Platte middle school meet weekly in hopes of developing their artistic talents.

Construction continues through the winter
Posted: March 03, 2015

Warm weather sandwiched between winter snow and wind has been one of the factors in allowing construction projects across North Platte to move forward, some even ahead of schedule.

Commissioners vote for micro-surfacing
Posted: March 03, 2015

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners voted Monday to accept bids for a micro-surfacing project by the department of roads.

Man accused of hitting another with shovel
Posted: March 03, 2015

A 58-year-old North Platte resident was arrested early Sunday morning for assaulting a younger man with a fold-up shovel.

Visitors bureau joins tourism Twitter chat
Posted: March 03, 2015

The transition of the octothorpe symbol (#) from being widely known as a “pound sign” to ­a “hash­tag” happened quickly, and in today’s world one should probably know how to use it.

Jaycees to host a second Puttin’ Around NP event
Posted: March 03, 2015

The cold weather and bitter wind have kept many indoors and away from the golf courses. Golfers and non-golfers alike will have a chance to play where it’s warm, though, during the Puttin’ Around North Platte event hosted by the the North Platte Jaycees and Michelob Ultra.

Monday 03/02/2015
Birthday bash is a blast
Posted: March 02, 2015

The Buffalo Bill Birthday Bash underwent some changes this year, but it didn’t seem to affect the crowds in attendance Saturday night.

Distance learning gets a bit closer
Posted: March 02, 2015

Teaching in different countries can be a transformative experience, for both the students and the instructors.

Iran talks raise ire
Posted: March 02, 2015

WASHINGTON — Critics say the Obama administration is pursuing a dangerous approach in its nuclear negotiations with Iran, but some experts question whether there are any better alternatives.

Police Beat - March 2
Posted: March 02, 2015


Sunday 03/01/2015
Brouillette aims to bring more law students to area
Posted: March 01, 2015

It’s the first year that Tim Brouillette has been involved with the Rural Practice Initiative, but the aims of the program match his goals in encouraging more law students at Creighton University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law to consider working at practices in rural areas of the state.

New law worries governor
Posted: March 01, 2015

LINCOLN — Gov. Pete Ricketts expressed concern Friday that a bill he signed this week might violate the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

CT scans to detect lung cancer covered by Medicare
Posted: March 01, 2015

Jerry Moore started smoking when he was 18. He stopped for good when he was 58.

Drugs may be involved in car crash
Posted: March 01, 2015

A 22-year-old North Platte resident was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney after rolling his vehicle off U.S. Highway 30 west of North Platte.

School officials give views on legislation
Posted: March 01, 2015

North Platte’s interim superintendent Larry Ramaekers and business manager Stuart Simpson traveled to the state Capitol Feb. 18 to learn about legislative proposals that could impact the district.

NPPD canal trail may be closer to completion
Posted: March 01, 2015

North Platte is one step closer to paving the trail next to the Nebraska Public Power District canal.

Commissioners to discuss road surfacing bids, liquor permit
Posted: March 01, 2015

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and the Lincoln County Board of Equalization will meet at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 2, in the commissioners room at the Lincoln County Courthouse.

Saturday 02/28/2015
Twice the Fight
Updated: February 28, 2015 - 5:33 pm

Brinlye Grayce Brock was born Aug. 11, 2014, at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital. Just like any other newborn, she had to undergo a series of tests to make sure she was a healthy baby, including tests checking for signs of a congenital heart defect (CHD).

Jeff Steinbeck stepping down
Updated: February 28, 2015 - 5:33 pm

By Ralph CHapoco |

Peterson puts pot in spotlight
Updated: February 28, 2015 - 5:33 pm


NP schools stand up against bullying
Posted: February 28, 2015

School can be difficult, particularly for those who feel constantly threatened by their peers.

Man hits parked car; drug use is suspected
Posted: February 28, 2015

A man was unresponsive when North Platte firefighters pulled him from a 1999 Buick Park Avenue after he collided with a parked black 2007 Chevy Impala in front of 811 W. 10th St. Friday morning.

Fathers, daughters cut a rug together
Posted: February 28, 2015

The basketball players that can typically be found in the gym of the North Platte Rec Center were replaced by glamorous little girls on Friday night. The Rec’s Daddy/Daughter Date Night has been happening for over 10 years, according to Peggy Deaver, this year’s coordinator.

Prom boutique proceeds benefit children
Updated: February 28, 2015 - 5:33 pm

Prom is around the corner and those still looking for the perfect gown have the opportunity to get a good deal while doing a good deed by shopping at the 2015 Dresses for a Cause Prom Boutique this weekend.

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Times are changing

Church leaders in North Platte might not be ready to commit to blessing same-sex unions after a ruling Monday morning by U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon.

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