Archive for category: Hartington

Becker is honored for efforts in rebuilding Wayne airport
/ Oct 15, 2014 12:09 pm

Becker is honored for efforts in rebuilding Wayne airport

Hartington native Tom Becker was honored during the recent re-dedication ceremony held at the Wayne Municipal Airport. Gov. Dave Heineman presented Nebraska’s “Admiral Award” to Becker and thanked him for all of the hard work and effort he put into restoring the airport after an EF4 tornado ripped through the east edge of Wayne and leveled the facility. The award

Flood control project is progressing
/ Oct 15, 2014 10:07 am

Flood control project is progressing

The Hartington City Council got an update on the Hartington flood control and water quality project Monday. Project Coordinator Dan Kathol told Council members the reservoir excavation and dirt work is about 60 percent complete.  That estimate includes the dike structure, the permanent pool and auxiliary spillway. Plumbing & Electric, contractor on the job, told Kathol they are in short

/ Oct 15, 2014 10:05 am

State Patrol evaluating how to replace Meier

The Nebraska State Patrol will still be a visible presence in Cedar County although nothing definite has been decided on how the recent retirement of State Trooper Ken Meier will affect the area. Meier, who lived north of Hartington, retired the end of Aug after putting in over thirty-seven years with the Nebraska State Patrol. The position is being re-evaluated

/ Oct 8, 2014 10:36 am

Hartington FFA Chapter planning a big community event this Saturday

This year’s FFA Fall Festival features two new events for the town to enjoy — a (5)K run and a dodgeball tournament. The third annual festival is this Saturday, beginning with a morning run and ending with a community dance. “It’s all part of an effort that I’ve impressed on the students since I began teaching here four years ago,”

Kruses enjoy restoring stained glass, and old iron
/ Oct 8, 2014 10:31 am

Kruses enjoy restoring stained glass, and old iron

  It was ‘Glass, Grapes and Green’ at Kruse Stained Glass Oct. 5, when they hosted their first open house after 16 years in business. “Our sons really were the ones who encouraged us to do this,” said Kristi Kruse. Kristi and her husband, Kenny, became interested in stained glass by chance after they asked to look at a church

Crowning Achievement
/ Oct 8, 2014 10:27 am

Crowning Achievement

Tanner Fischer and Savannah Scoville were named Homecoming King and Queen at Friday’s Pep Rally in the school gym prior to the football game. For the complete story, go to our E-edition at  

/ Oct 8, 2014 10:25 am

Law enforcement officials investigate thefts

Area law enforcement officials are still investigating two break-ins on the edge of Hartington last week. A 2003 white Chevy pick-up truck was stolen from the Nebraska Highway Shop located on the south edge of Hartington late Tuesday or early Wednesday morning, said Nebraska State Patrol Captain Paul Hattan. The vehicle was recovered south of Hartington around 8 a.m., Oct

New Fire Hall should be ready for use this month
/ Oct 1, 2014 10:10 am

New Fire Hall should be ready for use this month

The Fire and Ambulance Hall here is expected to be completed and ready for use by mid-October. The facility, located on the east half of the campus, has been under construction most of the year. Randy Kathol Construction is doing most of the work on the $1 million facility. Concrete work on driveways and the parking area was completed this

/ Sep 17, 2014 10:35 am

School Board votes to buy coach bus

HARTINGTON — The Hartington-Newcastle School Board voted Monday in favor of buying a 2004 travel Coach from Masters Transportation for sports and extra curricular activities. The bus cost is $229,000 and carries 62 students. It also has room for sports equipment, band instruments and other items in the undercarriage. Supt. Randall Anderson said he thought the graphics on the side

/ Sep 17, 2014 10:34 am

Area families share agricultural ideas on trip to Japan

HARTINGTON —  Two area couples gave residents in Japan a glimpse of what family life is like on a farm in Nebraska. Rod and Deb Flaugh and Scott and MeLea Kinkaid spent five days in Japan on a trip that was sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Association. A group, which included eight Nebraska residents, flew out of Omaha and landed