Author Archives: Jane Monnich

Lincoln’s Fire Chief Is Retiring

Lincoln’s Fire Chief Is Retiring

Lincoln Fire Chief Michael Despain announces he is stepping down. He came to Lincoln Fire and Rescue just three years ago after a 32-year fire service career in California. Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird thanked Despain for his work to maintain one of the best cardiac survival rates in the nation. He was also credited…Read more »

Good News For State Revenue

Good News For State Revenue

Nebraska tax revenue is up over projections in September. The Nebraska Revenue Department reports that the state received $522 million in net revenue….over 8 percent above the certified forecast. The department says net sales-and-use, corporate income taxes and miscellaneous taxes were all above projections. Net individual income tax receipts were roughly on par with projections.Read more »

A Lincoln Catholic School Teacher Receives Milken Educator Award

A Lincoln Catholic School Teacher Receives Milken Educator Award

A Lincoln St. Patrick Catholic Middle School science and English teacher receives national recognition today. Lyndsay Hartmann received the Milken Educator Award during ceremonies in St. Patrick’s school auditorium. Hartmann was cited for doing whatever it takes to focus students’ attention. Hartmann was credited for not only being responsible for multiple class subjects, but also…Read more »

The 2021 Nebraska Football Season Will Open With Game In Ireland

The 2021 Nebraska Football Season Will Open With Game In Ireland

The 2021 Nebraska football season will open with a Nebraska-Illinois game in Dublin, Ireland on August 28th. Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos says, “Playing a game in Ireland provides another way to spread the Nebraska brand, and in this case an international stage.” Moos adds that he and Coach Frost decided this would be an…Read more »

Student Charged After School Initially Doesn’t Report Threat

STERLING, Neb. (AP) – A 15-year-old southeastern Nebraska boy has been arrested after being accused of making a school threat last month that school officials didn’t initially report to authorities. Lincoln television station KLKN says the boy reportedly threatened to shoot a Sterling High School classmate and showed others a hit list of students. The…Read more »

Missouri River Will Remain At High Levels Into December

Missouri River Will Remain At High Levels Into December

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The lower Missouri River will remain high into December because of the large amount of water being released from dams into the river. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the amount of water being released from the Gavins Point dam on the Nebraska-South Dakota border will remain at a level…Read more »

Montana Judge Weighs Renewed Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Arguments

Montana Judge Weighs Renewed Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Arguments

HELENA, Mont. (AP) – A Montana judge must decide whether to once again block the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline or side with the U.S. government attorneys who want him to uphold President Donald Trump’s permit to cross the U.S.-Canada border. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris hears competing arguments Wednesday by environmental groups seeking to…Read more »

UPDATE: Police Identify Man Shot and Killed After Driving His Pickup Into SouthPointe Pavillions Chick fil-A

UPDATE: Police Identify Man Shot and Killed After Driving His Pickup Into SouthPointe Pavillions Chick fil-A

Lincoln police have identified the man shot to death by a Burlington North Sante Fe Special Agent after he rammed his pickup-truck into a SouthPointe Pavillions Chick-Fil-A Tuesday afternoon. Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister say 48-year-old Jospeh F Cimino had got into an argument with Chick-Fil-A staff over food he received, then into a physical altercation…Read more »