LINCOLN – Nebraskans will have until July 15, 2020 to pay state income taxes, Govl Pete Ricketts announced Monday.
For Nebraskans impacted by COVID-19, this change will give them additional flexibility. Nebraskans who are not impacted by the virus should consider filing by the traditional April 15 date.
Jason Jackson, Director of the Nebraska Department of Administrative Services, joined the Governor to provide an update on the State’s continuity plans. When possible, the State is allowing teammates greater flexibility to work remotely during the pandemic, while ensuring that Nebraskans continue to receive excellent service from all agencies.Read more
Hartington – The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District and Cedar Knox Rural Water Project are closing their office to the public until further notice, to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for their employees and the public in response to the COVID-19 situation. Appointments can be made to meet in person on an as needed basis. LCNRD and CKRWP staff is available at 402-254-6758.
“The health of our employees and the public is of utmost importance,” said Annette Sudbeck, general manager of the Lewis and Clark NRD (LCNRD). “During this time, the LCNRD and CKRWP staff will be available by phone and email to serve the people of the district.” Information about payment options is available at lcnrd.nebraska.gov. There is also a drop box located on the east side of the LCNRD parking lot to drop payments and paperwork.
“I encourage the public to stay up-to-date during this time by using news media resources and social media platforms such as, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram,” said Sudbeck.Read more
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FTC and FDA have jointly issued warning letters to seven sellers of unapproved and misbranded products, claiming they can treat or prevent the Coronavirus. The companies’ products include teas, essential oils, and colloidal silver.
The FTC says the companies have no evidence to back up their claims — as required by law. The FDA says there are no approved vaccines, drugs or investigational products currently available to treat or prevent the virus. Read more about the warning letters.Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Nebraska small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Pete Ricketts on March 17, 2020.
The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in the entire state of Nebraska.Read more
HARTINGTON — Even though state and federal mandates are limiting public gatherings to 10 or fewer people, area churches are doing what they can to keep faith alive here.Read more
Until October 1918, the Spanish Influenza seemed to be primarily a disease of the military.
Evard Waite contracted a mild form of influenza while serving at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center and was hospitalized for a week.
Russell Preston of Belden contracted a more serious form and was hospitalized a month. Out of the approximately 45,000 men stationed at Great Lakes, 4500 came down with the flu. Of this number about 2500 were sick enough to be hospitalized and 941 deaths were recorded.Read more
HARTINGTON — The Hartington City Council Monday declared a State of Emergency, opening the door for state and federal assistance should it be needed.
The action was called for by Mayor Mark Becker who met with Cedar County Emergency Management Coordinator Kevin Garvin last week to discuss the issue.
“By making this declaration, it just makes it a lot easier for us to move along if something bad happens,”Read more