Power outages keep linemen busy

CUMING COUNTY -- Cuming County Public Power District is reporting multiple power outages as freezing rain and ice impact power lines in northeast Nebraska. According to the Cuming County Public Pow... Read More

50th Annual Ag Banquet Quickly Approaching

COLUMBUS - The Columbus Area Chamber Agribusiness Committee is celebrating a milestone 50th Annual Rural Recognition Banquet. The event first began in 1968 as the 4-H Leaders Recognition Banquet, and this year's event will be held on March 27th at... Read More

NPPD Receives over $2 Million in Funding for Project with ION Engineering

COLUMBUS - A NPPD project was one of seven to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy. Nebraska Public Power says in a press release their project that is being funded is a "design and cost estimate for a retrofi... Read More

St. Bonaventure's Church in Columbus Set for Major Expansion

COLUMBUS, Neb. - Parishioners at St. Bonaventure's Catholic Church will soon have many more opportunities to socialize, once their $5.2 million renovation is complete. The church, located on 18th Ave. between 15th and 16th St., will expand three m... Read More

Monroe Man Given 2 Years in Prison for Fleeing Police, Driving While Revoked

SCHUYLER, Neb. - A Monroe man has been given jail time for illegally driving a vehicle and trying to flee police, according to court records. 37-year-old Eleazar Oceguera was sentenced to two years in prison in Colfax County after being convicted ... Read More

#1 Kenesaw Scores 74 in Round One Win over Fullerton

LINCOLN - #1 Kenesaw came ready to play on Thursday against #8 Fullerton, putting on one of the best offensive displays in round 1 of the State Playoffs. Things remained relatively even in the 1st Quarter, as the Blue Devils put up 15 points and o... Read More

Large Amounts of Geese Flocking to North Columbus

COLUMBUS - If you're anywhere around Columbus, you may have noticed a large number of birds flocking to the north edge of town. A large group of geese have made their way to Lake Esther in northern Columbus, just south of Lost Creek Parkway. Ch... Read More

Columbus Community Spotlight: St. Isidore Shrimp Peel

COLUMBUS - The Annual St. Isidore Shrimp Peel is being held on March 16th, starting at 6 p.m. for anyone 21 and older.  Guests are asked to bring their own beverages. The tickets are $20 per person and the event includes a raffle and split the po... Read More

Man Jailed in Columbus for Toddler's Death In Omaha, Charged with Jailhouse Assault

COLUMBUS, Neb. - A Bellevue man who was sentenced to 30-40 years in prison for his role in the death of a two-year-old girl, has been charged with assaulting an inmate in Platte County, a felony. 26-year-old Armond Floyd is accused of fighting fel... Read More

Former Polk County Jail Employee Accused of Stealing Cash from Inmate, Given Jail Stint, Probation

OSCEOLA, Neb. - A Columbus woman who was accused of pocketing over $600 from a Polk County prisoner while she was employed there, was sentenced to jail and probation on Wednesday. 39-year-old Kristin Sealing was given 90 days in jail and two years... Read More

Two Columbus Men Accused of Threatening to Kill, Assaulting Co-Worker in Schuyler

SCHUYLER, Neb. - Two Columbus men are being charged with terroristic threats after police say they threatened to kill a co-worker in Schuyler. 30-year-old Yuniel Palmer and his nephew 25-year-old Dismell Palmer are charged with terroristic threats... Read More