Author Archives: Kellan Heavican

Governor Ricketts Leading Trade Delegation In Germany

Governor Ricketts Leading Trade Delegation In Germany

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is leading a trade delegation in Germany this week expanding Nebraska manufacturing, beef and popcorn markets. “Again, really expand relationships for our Nebraska farmers, ranchers and companies and look to more get investment back in Nebraska which is the overall goal of our trade missions,” Rickets said. In a conference call…Read more »

Two-Day Radiothon Raises Money For Children’s Miracle Network

Two-Day Radiothon Raises Money For Children’s Miracle Network

The need for extraordinary care for Children’s Hospital and Medical Center is growing. Spokeswoman for the Children’s Miracle Network Jane Phillips echoes the need for people to give to the organization aimed at helping families needing critical care. “We’re not replacing the local community hospitals,” She says.  “We’re the referral point for when there is…Read more »

LPS Finalizing Steps To Putting Bond Issue On Ballot

LPS Finalizing Steps To Putting Bond Issue On Ballot

Deciding whether or not to spend almost $300 million dollars on an Lincoln Public School Bond issue is one step closer to making it the polls. The LPS Board of Education moved on step closer Tuesday to a formal bond resolution required to have it be on a February 2020 ballot. The total price tag…Read more »

Streaming TV May Not Actually Save You Money

Streaming TV May Not Actually Save You Money

Another streaming service is jumping into the pool of options for you to watch your favorite shows and if you’re trying to save money, this isn’t good news. Genr8 Marketing CEO Jason Petersen says consumers are frustrated because the market is flooded between cable, streaming services and network apps. “It’s a mess of spaghetti right…Read more »

Late-Game Brilliance Overshadowed By Mistakes In NU’s 0-2 Start

Late-Game Brilliance Overshadowed By Mistakes In NU’s 0-2 Start

Nebraska Men’s Basketball showed flashes of heroics Saturday afternoon but any hope at grabbing the program’s first win in 2019 was drowned by miscues. The Huskers (0-2) blew a 14-point second-half lead to Southern Utah (2-0) and lost in double overtime at The Pinnacle Bank Arena 79-78. Southern Utah’s Cameron Oluyitan hit a baseline jump…Read more »

Christmas Tree Construction, Lighting Happening In Lincoln

Christmas Tree Construction, Lighting Happening In Lincoln

A couple of landmark trees are going up and being lit in the Capitol City today. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Lincoln’s SouthPointe Pavillions. Spokeswoman Julie Litterer says they’re constructing the 45 foot, seven-thousand pound Christmas tree. “It requires a crane and a lift.  It’s a huge undertaking,” she says. Ornaments…Read more »

Chicken Plant Permit Denied For Lancaster County

Chicken Plant Permit Denied For Lancaster County

A proposed permit which would’ve allowed for eight buildings of chicken production in northern Lancaster County has been voted down. After hearing from nearly 40 people Thursday at a public hearing lasting almost six hours, the Lancaster County Commissioners voted 3-2 to deny Lincoln Premium Poultry a permit. Commissioner Sean Flowerday is against the permit.…Read more »

State Volleyball Fans Bring Traffic, Economic Boost To Lincoln

State Volleyball Fans Bring Traffic, Economic Boost To Lincoln

Lincoln’s economy surges when state-wide fans converge on the Capitol City for state tournaments. According to Jeff Maul, Executive Director of the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau, he says state high school tournaments bring in $5.2 million dollars. “State volleyball is such a great start to what is a very traditional movement across the state…Read more »