Author Archives: Jane Monnich

A New Lincoln Transportation and Utilities Director

A New Lincoln Transportation and Utilities Director

A new Lincoln Transportation and Utilities Director is named. Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird announces her appointment of Assistant City Attorney Elizabeth Elliott to become the city’s next director. Retired Public Safety Director Tom Casady has served in the position since September when Miki Esposito accepted a position in the private sector. Baird says that Elliott’s…Read more »

Low Supplies of Gravel And Rock Add To Challenges Of Clearing County Roads

Low Supplies of Gravel And Rock Add To Challenges Of Clearing County Roads

There are some challenges clearing Lancaster County rural roads during our recent icy, snowy conditions. Lancaster County Engineer Pam Dingman tells KLIN News that supplies of gravel and rock are dramatically behind for treating slick rural gravel roads. Dingman says they order gravel and rock months ahead but doesn’t expect supplies to improve significantly until…Read more »

The Victim Of A Fatal Accident Is Identified

MALCOLM, Neb. (AP) – Officials have identified a man killed in a three-vehicle crash this week in Lancaster County. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office says 30-year-old Bryan Simpson, of Valparaiso, died in the Tuesday night crash. Investigators say Simpson was drivingáa sport utility vehicle southbound on Nebraska Highway 79 east of Malcolm when his SUV…Read more »

A Proposal To Lower Sales Taxes

A Proposal To Lower Sales Taxes

Nebraska sales taxes would be lowered under a legislative proposal. Sponsor Senator Tom Briese tells KLIN News that would happen by broadening the sales tax base to include all services. Senator Briese estimates his proposal would lower sales tax rates statewide, beginning with a drop of 4%, and probably much, much lower. Briese says that…Read more »

Icy Fall Leads To Arrest Of Alleged Thief

Icy Fall Leads To Arrest Of Alleged Thief

A fall on the ice leads to the arrest of an alleged burglar. An apartment resident told police she saw the thief fall on the ice outside her apartment on the 3100 block of North Hill Road as he ran off with her things. He yelled his leg was broken…and was later located by police…Read more »

Another Step Forward For The Keystone XL Pipeline

Another Step Forward For The Keystone XL Pipeline

The Trump administration is approving a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land. It pushes the controversial $8 billion project that also runs through Nebraska closer to construction, but it still faces court challenges. In Nebraska, the state Supreme Court removed the last major obstacle for the project…Read more »

Nebraskans Are Encouraged To Get Moving

Nebraskans Are Encouraged To Get Moving

Nebraskans are being encouraged by Governor Ricketts today to put on their tennis shoes and start walking. To make his point–Governor Ricketts lead the annual governor’s walk today at the state capitol. “Regular physical activity is one of the keys to living the Good Life,” said Governor Ricketts.  “I encourage all Nebraskans to pursue active…Read more »