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Tuesday 02/09/2016
Mardi Gras in York goes over big

YORK – The weather outside the Holthus Convention Center bore no resemblance to New Orleans, but inside was Mardi Gras from wall to wall and out in the hall.

City treasurer resigns

YORK – Mayor Chuck Harris and the York City Council members reluctantly accepted the resignation of Susan Tonniges this past week.

Not guilty pleas entered in 19-count case

YORK – Marvin Junge, 65, of York, has pleaded not guilty to 19 criminal charges that were bound over to District Court.

Former York County man gets another 10-16 years in prison

YORK – Former York County resident, Ricky Turco, 55, was sentenced to a term of 10-16 years in prison on Monday, which will be served consecutively with the prison sentence he is currently serving (3-6 years for forgery).

Red Coats march on York firms

YORK – Jim Bellows and Michelle Kelly received York Chamber Ambassador high-fives for the investments in York’s business community both represent.

Two $1,000 H&R Block winners

YORK – By the time it’s promotion ends, 32,000 people will have won $1,000 each.

Business Beat

Central Valley Ag (CVA) has a wealth of history in bringing value to its member-owners, and the cooperative continues to build value for its customers each and every day.

Pioneer and Heritage Farm award applications encouraged

YORK – The AKSARBEN Foundation is currently accepting applications for the annual Nebraska Pioneer and Heritage Farm Awards.

For the Record

York Police Department

Wilber Crop Clinic planned

Coming events


Fun Club Valentine’s Party

Community Calendar

February 8-12

Saturday 02/06/2016
York man given the gift of life Saturday

YORK – Christmas for Brad Friedli came on the second-to-last day of January when the York man received the gift of a new heart from a heart-broken but generous family he doesn’t even know.


The following questions were asked recently on the Wonderline:

Council agrees to land purchase

YORK – The York City Council members have agreed to purchase land east of York for the site of the new wastewater treatment facility.

School board members to seek reelection

YORK – Two incumbent school board members have filed their candidacies to seek reelection this year.

Fire hydrants need to be cleared

YORK – York Fire Chief Kevin Stuhr is concerned because a good majority of fire hydrants in the city are covered or partially covered by snow.

Workplaces are getting active

Goals are great.

For the Record

York Police Department

Parole Hearings

(Listing pertains to inmates from York and surrounding counties)

School Lunch Menus


Support Groups

>> Alzheimer’s Support Group - is a support group for those seeking emotional support and education. Meetings take place at 4 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month with the exception of May and December in the Great Room of the York General Hearthstone.

Health Calendar



Kindergarten Round-up planned

Community Calendar

Saturday, February 6

Friday 02/05/2016
York County Assessor weighs in on governor’s tax plan

YORK – On Thursday, Governor Pete Ricketts presented his property tax proposal to a legislative committee during a public hearing at the Capitol.

Playhouse presents hilarious satire set in Merry Old England

YORK – The Yorkshire Playhouse’s next production, “The Mouse that Roared,” opened last night for the first of eight performances this week and next.

School board member to seek reelection

YORK – Jean Vincent, a longtime member of the York school board, will be seeking reelection this year.

Tourism grant application to be considered

YORK – The York County Commissioners’ regular meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 10, after this week’s blizzard forced the change.

Day three... The heavy lifting

City crews worked from the wee hours Thursday morning until this photo was taken just after 7 a.m. and deep into the day.

A Paws for Pets

Hero was brought to the shelter by a volunteer who had witnessed this beautiful, big lovable boy being mistreated.

A full day of choices!

All of the following classes will be offered on Saturday, Feb. 27!

For the Record

York Police Department

Church Calendar



Fun Club to depart

Community Calendar

February 4-7

Club Notes

Gresham Community Club

Friday 02/05/2016
Church Briefs

St. Joseph’s Fish Fry

Thursday 02/04/2016
After the storm . . .

YORK – City and county crews, along with the private snow removal companies, were still hard at work well before the sun rose Wednesday morning, as they dealt with the aftermath of Tuesday’s blizzard.

Council meeting remains on schedule

YORK – The York City Council meeting on Thursday night remains on schedule.

Animal lab will ramp up ag education, experience

MCCOOL JUNCTION – Clay Real had a dream which his McCool Junction FFA friends are now living.

Wessels membership meeting postponed

YORK – The membership meeting of the Wessels Living History Farm was scheduled to be held Wednesday evening, Feb. 3.

York County Youth Celebrate Nebraska 4-H Month

February is Nebraska 4-H Month, and York County is celebrating the 4-H youth who have made an impact on the community, and are stepping up to the challenges of a complex and changing world.

For the Record

York Police Department

Community Calendar

Thursday, February 4

Wednesday 02/03/2016
Blizzard blasts the area

YORK – The first major blizzard in several years moved into the area with vengeance during the overnight and into Tuesday morning.

Wessels meeting rescheduled

YORK -- The Wessels Living History Farm meeting that was scheduled for Feb. 3 has been moved to Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m., at the York Area Senior Center due to the weather and road conditions.

Marijuana and guns case advanced to District Court

YORK – The case against James Michael Walker, 29, of Cary, N.C., has been bound over to District Court.

Council to consider purchase of land

YORK – While the York City Council’s agenda for this week remains preliminary, it appears that it is time for the members to consider the acquisition of land for the construction of the future new sewage treatment plant.

Passport process to take slightly longer

YORK – Clerk of the District Court Sharilyn Steube says her department has been informed that the process of getting a passport will now take slightly more time.

Official: Bacterial meningitis likely didn’t kill teen

POLK — A health official says that the death of an eastern Nebraska teen was more likely the result of bacteria called streptococcus pneumoniae rather than bacterial meningitis.

Business Beat

Walk into Heidi Chapman’s Dragonfly Studios now located 629 Grant Avenue, York and you’ll instantly see that Chapman is very artistic and loves to paint.

York kids are waiting for adult TeamMates mentors

YORK - The York chapter of the TeamMates Mentoring Program is in need of male and female mentors for its program.

For the Record

York County Sheriff’s Department

Midland University announces Fall 2015 Dean’s and President’s Lists

FREMONT - Midland University has recognized the outstanding achievements of students with the announcement of the Fall 2015 President’s List and Dean’s List. Overall, 261 students were honored.

Degrees awarded to 102 Concordia students in December

SEWARD – Undergraduate and graduate degrees were awarded to 102 students in December 2015 at Concordia University in Seward.

Wesleyan announces Fall Academic Honors List

LINCOLN — Nebraska Wesleyan University has announced its Academic Honors List for the fall semester of the 2015-2016 academic year.

UNO releases Fall 2015 Chancellor’s, Dean’s Lists

OMAHA - More than 3,500 students have been recognized for their academic achievements at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) during the Fall 2015 semester with inclusion on the Chancellor’s and/or Dean’s List.

School News



Spelling bee postponed

Community Calendar

Wednesday, February 3

Tuesday 02/02/2016
I-80 closed from Elm Creek to Beaver Crossing

YORK – The Nebraska Department of Roads has closed Interstate 80 between Elm Creek (15 miles west of Kearney) and Lincoln. 

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