The promotional arm of the upcoming Grand Island Public Schools bond election got their work underway this (Tuesday) morning. The “Vote Yes For Kids” Committee Co-Chair Dave Koubek (Koh’-beck) said the bond should be looked upon as an investment. Committee Co-Chair Dave Lofgreen (lawf’-gren) said growth in the Grand
The Grand Island Public Schools Outreach Program is gearing up for school with its annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign. Coordinator Verna Haberman said it’s the easiest way they can think of for donors to contribute to the success of underprivileged students. Haberman said last year some 300 backpacks were distributed
Veteran’s Day at the Nebraska State Fair this year will feature survival of the fittest. CCC Veteran’s and Military Services Director Travis Karr said “The L-Z” will be a great service to veterans and fun for the family as experts will be on hand teaching the secrets to survival. “Service,
The Nebraska State Fair will welcome back an old friend for the 2014 version of the fair. With the completion of the Nebraska Building – the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will return to welcome fairgoers. Executive Director Joseph McDermott said game and parks plans an in depth display.
The “City of Kindness” is also now known as “The State Fair City.” The Grand Island City Council Tuesday night approved a proclamation approving the designation. Mayor Jay Vavricek said the name joins Grand Island with other very proud communities like ”The Christmas City” and ”The 4thof July City”. With Tuesday night's city
A downtown fire in the 600 block of 3rdstreet in Grand Island could have been minimized with the use of sprinklers. Firefighters returned to the scene Monday to give members of the media a chance to see the safety effects of sprinklers. Chief Corey Schmidt said one look at what’s
The current stretch of hot weather has healthcare officials concerned for people who have to be outdoors. St. Francis Medical Center Emergency Room Doctor Cory Ohlson said there are ways to avoid problems with the heat. Dr. Ohlson said some symptoms to watch for if you’re struggling in the
Overcrowding of Nebraska’s state prison system has allowed for growth in population at the Hall County Jail. Director Fred Ruiz said the state’s prisons are bursting at the seams. Ruiz said the state prison inmates have not been a problem for local officials. He said of the 80 state
Economic development officials, chamber representatives and downtown business leaders got a tour Thursday of one of Grand Island’s historic downtown buildings. Hall County Supervisor Gary Quandt set up the tour of the soon to be vacant Federal Building that Hall County may have use for.
Quandt said he will ask
A man got away with an undetermined amount of cash in an overnight (Wednesday night) armed robbery in Grand Island. Police Captain Dean Elliott said the suspect entered the Snak Shack in the 700 block of South Locust brandished a handgun and demanded money. Elliott said the robbery happened