Bill Sutter was smiling brightly in his advertisement in Friday's York News-Times. "Let me finish the job you elected me to do," said a promotional message that also called attention to Tuesday's special election and the efforts of Sutter's critics to get him recalled from his job as county attorney.
Zach Hunnicutt didn't come back to his family's farming roots
near Aurora from Kansas City in 2007 because he heard prosperity
calling. On the other hand, the demand that was starting to develop
at that time for corn, soybeans and other crops certainly didn't
The city of Lincoln will use the money to replace
a 30-year-old, 4,200-foot asphalt trail segment with concrete, said
Terry Genrich of the Parks and Recreation Department. "Trails in
Pioneers Park are just unbelievably used throughout the year and in
the summertime, too," he said.
More than 17.4 miles of city streets -- 95 blocks -- will be
touched in some way by construction work this summer, from widening
to installation of new traffic signals. That's more than double the
construction project miles of 2011.
Astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who
was shot in the head last January and announced her plans to resign
from Congress on Sunday, said his wife's decision to resign was a
difficult one but an important one for her health.
It doesn't work out so well for private snow removal services or
businesses that sell snow blowers and ice melt, but city Street
Manager Scott Opfer said his department has saved bundles because
of the well-below-average snowfall.
The USDA this week unveiled its long-awaited plant hardiness
zone map -- a valuable guide for gardeners and tree growers -- and
it shows most of the state in a warmer zone than in 1990, the last
time it was updated.
The Lincoln Commission on Human Rights has initiated a complaint
against a Lincoln housing provider allegedly charging renters
deposits and monthly fees for companion animals. An investigator
for the commission said complaints and questions about the issue
Jo Tetherow spent almost every night last winter sleeping in front of the State Capitol in her big blue Ozark canopy tent, with stainless steel bottles filled with boiling water to warm her sleeping bag.
The sailboat's table was glowing with white lights and set for a late-night snack -- chips and dips and pretzels dipped in chocolate. Andy and Patty Russell had already lifted their glasses to their new boat, floating in the middle of Branched Oak Lake on May 4.
"In order to avoid the consequences of bad publicity, the most powerful leaders at the university — Spanier, Schultz, Paterno and Curley — repeatedly concealed critical facts relating to Sandusky's child abuse," the report said.
Republican Senate nominee Deb Fischer said she's open to changes in the federal program for livestock grazing on public land, suggesting one option might be to consider offering some land for sale at public auctions.
Scott Patterson found his great-grandfather in a far corner of what is now called the Lincoln Regional Center. Calvert Street Cemetery, home to 467 graves, but just 10 marked by headstones -- including the modest piece of granite Patterson brought with him from Utah.
The effort by Ron Paul supporters to gain control of Nebraska's delegation to the Republican national convention was squashed Saturday in a rout that left Paul with only two pledged delegates in the state's 35-member contingent.
Two UNL students and one student's former nanny have partnered to create a network that helps seek qualified nannies for families with school-aged children whose mothers are going through cancer treatment.
Headed toward the mid-point of his first term, Johnson County Sheriff Scott Walton -- elected after his predecessor was booted from office -- seems pleased with the early results. “I love this job," he said. "Everything is running smooth. We have nothing to hide."
The dynamics of every turn and adjustment — however minor — made a major difference at Sunday’s Indoor National Speed Skating Championships, held in Lincoln at the Pershing Center. Sunday marked the 26th time the Pershing has hosted the event, the last time being in 2010.
UNL English professor Joy Castro will host a celebration, complete with flan, more food and drink and copies of her first novel, "Hell or High Water," at Indigo Bridge Books in The Creamery Building in the Haymarket.
The 104-room, five-story Hilton Garden Inn at 801 R St. is set to open just a little less than a year from now, on July 2, 2013. The hotel is part of a larger redevelopment project involving the former Tool House building.