Sources: Norfolk Catholic's Jeff Bellar Asked to Step Down as Principal

NORFOLK — A leadership shake-up at Norfolk Catholic Schools would demote long-time principal Jeff Bellar to Athletic Director. According to four sources close to the situation, Bellar, who is Method... Read More

Sloppy Joe Fundraiser Saturday Will Support Vietnam Veterans Flight

COLUMBUS - A fundraiser scheduled for Saturday will support the local Veterans and a Vietnam Veterans Flight to Washington D.C. The fundraiser is a sloppy joe supper at the American Legion, just of 3rd Avenue and 23rd Street.  The event is set to... Read More

National Diabetes Prevention Program Now Being Offered at CCH

COLUMBUS - Through a partnership with two other agencies, the Columbus Community Hospital will now be offering the National Diabetes Prevention Program. In a press release from CCH it says, the hospital has partnered with the Center for Disease Co... Read More

Schuyler's New 4-Legged Police Recruit Sworn-In

SCHUYLER, Nebraska. - It's official.  Cloee the new k-9 recruit is now formally part of the Schuyler police department. The newest member was sworn in by Mayor David Reineke Tuesday evening at the city Council Meeting. Cloee hits the streets i... Read More

Grass Fire in Southeast Columbus Breaks Out Wednesday Afternoon

COLUMBUS - A grass fire broke out early Wednesday afternoon in Southeast Columbus as the Columbus Rural Fire department responded to the call. Located just West of 44th Avenue off of Southeast 16th street, a grass fire burned for roughly 20 minute... Read More

Albion Sports Complex Set to Open New Courts This Summer

ALBION - The city of Albion is set to expand to the Albion Sports Complex with the addition of a tennis court, a pickle ball court and two new half-court basketball courts coming this June. The project was originally pledged to the citizens of Alb... Read More

Governor Tours Wakefield Farms, Celebrates Ag Day

WAKEFIELD, NE — Tuesday was National Ag Day and Governor Pete Ricketts made stops throughout the state highlighting the contributions made by the agriculture industry. “It’s our number one industry, it accounts for over 20 percent of our eco... Read More

Routine Traffic Stop Ends with Man in Jail Monday Night

COLUMBUS - A 32 year old man was arrested and put into Platte County Jail on Monday night after being pulled over for a routine traffic stop. According to Columbus Police Captain Todd Thalken, a man was stopped near the 2200 block on East 12th for... Read More

Board Approves $237,000 Purchase for Sheriff's Office Radios

COLUMBUS - The Platte County Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of new radio equipment for the sheriff's office, as the department looks at joining the state system and possible dispatch consolidation. Platte County Sheriff Ed Wemhoff spok... Read More

Week of April 2nd Declared Crime Victim's Rights Week

COLUMBUS - Platte County Board members declared April 2nd through the 8th Crime Victim's Rights Week. Traci Nelson appeared before the Platte County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to ask them to sign a document, declaring the first week of April,... Read More

State Set to Audit County for 16-17, Local Auditor Contract Will be Honored

COLUMBUS - With the recent resignation of the county treasurer, Board Supervisors agreed on a plan to let the state complete an audit for both the office and the 2016-17 fiscal year. Platte County Treasurer Theresa Gabriel submitted her letter of ... Read More