Author Archives: Kellan Heavican

Education Officials, Gov. Ricketts Expand Temporary Housing For Teachers And Other Steps To Protect Students And Staff

Education Officials, Gov. Ricketts Expand Temporary Housing For Teachers And Other Steps To Protect Students And Staff

Nebraska is expanding a program which provides rooms for people to quarantine in to prevent exposing high risk individuals to teachers. Department of Health and Human Services Incident Commander Angie Ling says the Nebraska Accommodation Project helps mitigate spread. “You need to be a resident of Nebraska, employed by any school in Nebraska, physically working…Read more »

Tom Beckius to Run for At-Large City Council Seat in 2021

Tom Beckius to Run for At-Large City Council Seat in 2021

Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Commissioner Tom Beckius is announcing that he will run for an at-large Lincoln City Council seat in the 2021 city election. Beckius, 40, is a lifelong Lincoln resident and owns Nebraska Brokerage, where he works in the real estate and construction industries. He is married and has one stepdaughter. “Lincoln needs dedicated…Read more »

Nebraska Sees Jump In Unemployment Claims

Nebraska Sees Jump In Unemployment Claims

The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) announced today that there were 2,615 new regular unemployment claims filed last week, an increase of 6.6 percent over the prior week when 2,451 claims were filed. There were 1,278 new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims filed last week compared to 1,135 the prior week, an increase of 12.5…Read more »

Larry Frost, Father Of Coach Scott Frost, Dies

Larry Frost, Father Of Coach Scott Frost, Dies

The father of Nebraska football coach Scott Frost has died. Larry Frost died Wednesday according to a Facebook post by Larry’s oldest Son Steve. He played for legendary coach Bob Devaney during the 1960s. He graduated from Malcolm High School before playing for the Huskers. He was inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall…Read more »

Lincoln-Lancaster County DHM For Masks Extended To Halloween

Lincoln-Lancaster County DHM For Masks Extended To Halloween

Lincoln and Lancaster County has a new directed health measure until Halloween. Health officials didn’t publicly release the information, but the city’s COVID-19 website shows the DHM for requiring face coverings extends until October 31. The current DHM ends on September 30. The area has been required to wear masks since July 20. Yesterday, the…Read more »

Nebraska Announces $92 Million Contract With Department of Defense

Nebraska Announces $92 Million Contract With Department of Defense

University of Nebraska System President Ted Carter announced today that NU’s National Strategic Research Institute has been awarded a new five-year, $92 million contract through the U.S. Strategic Command to continue its leading research in national security and defense. This is the third contract awarded to NSRI since the system-wide institute was established in 2012…Read more »