Pillen’s promises: Economic boom and little harm for neighbors. They haven’t always panned out.
Pillen’s promises: Economic boom and little harm for neighbors. They haven’t always panned out.

As he grew Nebraska’s largest hog operation, Jim Pillen made economic and environmental assurances to residents of small communities where he was looking to build. Some residents profited. Others say Pillen Family Farms prospered while they suffered.

 
        
 
Fire damages village water tower

Fire damages village water tower

VENANGO -- A maintenance operation resulted in a fire that damaged the water tower in Venango July 10. The village will be relying on a secondary well while repairs are done.

Scotts Bluff authorities warning of scam callers

Scotts Bluff authorities warning of scam callers

The Scotts Bluff Sheriff's Department is reporting scams impacting citizens including a caller representing himself as a sheriff's deputy.

Nebraska Football Hall of Fame announces 2024 inductees

Nebraska Football Hall of Fame announces 2024 inductees

Seven Husker football standouts and a state college All-American comprise the 2024 class of the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame announced Thursday.

Council approves upgrading City’s pay grid

Council approves upgrading City’s pay grid

The Sidney City Council approved in the July 9 city council meeting to modify the City's pay grid, applying all 10 levels of employment.

Sentinel project delayed following defense department review

Sentinel project delayed following defense department review

The long anticipated Sentinel project is projected to go 81 percent over budget and may be headed back to the drawing board.

Report: NE economy on right track

Report: NE economy on right track

Through the end of May the state’s leading economic indicator was up just over 2-and-a-half percent.

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