Chicory plant puts roots down in Gering

October 31, 2016

Blue Prairie Brands, Inc. has settled into a plant in Gering on Rundell Road. Brad Justice, co-founder and cheif operating officer director of the company has been in Gering working to get the plant ready for processing.


KNEB News Extra - October 17, 2016

October 17, 2016

Western Nebraska Community College Alumni Relations Director Jennifer Sibal joins Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program Monday morning.

The WNCC Alumni Association is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of the WNCC Alumni & Friends awards. Recipients will be recognized at the Third Annual Alumni & Friends Banquet, which is a part of WNCC's Homecoming week celebration.

Award recipients include:

Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. John N. Harms
This award is given to a person or group who has demonstrated a lasting commitment to serve the mission of Western Nebraska Community College.

Outstanding Alumnus & NCCA Distinguished Alumni Award: Mr. John Berge
The Outstanding Alumni is a graduate of WNCC and has been successful in his/her chosen career or has made significant contributions to his/or her community. The Outstanding Alumni recipient also represents WNCC at the state level and is recognized as the Nebraska Community College Association (NCCA) Distinguished Alumni.

Outstanding Young Alumnus Award: Mr. Jesse Lopez
This award recognizes a graduate of WNCC that is 40 years of age or younger who can be deemed a "rising star" in his/her career field and/or has demonstrated outstanding community service.

Cara Perkins Meritorious Service Award: Ms. Judy Chaloupka
This award honors a person or organization that has served WNCC and students in a special or extraordinary way.

Friend of the College Award: Scottsbluff/Gering United Chamber of Commerce
The Friend of the College is a person, organization or business that has demonstrated a commitment to the educational advancement of people in the Nebraska Panhandle.

Family Pride Award: Dr. Daryl Wills Family
This award is meant to recognize a family with multiple generations of family members that have attended or graduated from WNCC.

To RSVP to attend the WNCC Alumni & Friends Banquet, or to connect with other Homecoming events and activities, visit, email, or call 308.630.6571.

Mitchell Cross Country Coach Mike Harriger

October 14, 2016

Chris Cottrell catches up with Mitchell High School cross country Head Coach Mike Harriger to talk about the teams performance at the district meet on Thursday.


KNEB News Extra - October 14, 2016

October 14, 2016

KNEB Director of Sales Kendra Feather joins Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program Friday morning.

Kendra is on to talk about a variety of upcoming KNEB sponsored events, including the Scotts Bluff County Volunteer Center's Snow Angels Program, the Backaracks Bra Auction for Festival of Hope, ticket sales for the Octoberfest Celebration October 29th and the Thanksgiving in the Valley dinner.

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KNEB News Extra - October 13, 2016

October 13, 2016

Regina Knaub joins Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program to talk about the Abate District 10 annual Christmas Toy Run coming up this Saturday, October 15th.

Sign-up will be from 9 to 10 a.m. at Robidoux RV Park in Gering with a final stop and lunch at the Rompus Room.

What to Bring: toys, gently used clothing, cash, non-perishable food items, and/or other personal items to help families in Scotts Bluff County.

For more information, contact Regina at 308-631-7233 or Chris at 308-641-1681.

KNEB News Extra - October 12, 2016

October 12, 2016

Western Nebraska Community College's Amy Winters joins Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program Wednesday morning.

The annual "Pink Out Night" for WNCC Volleyball will take place on October 26th vs NJC-Sterling.

Shirt orders are now being taken for this Breast Cancer Awareness Night at 308-641-5125.

KNEB News Extra - October 6, 2016

October 6, 2016

Community Health Nurse Paulette Schnell joins Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program Thursday morning to give flu shots to the early morning KNEB team.

Regional West and Regional West Physicians Clinic will hold their annual drive-through flu shot clinic on Oct. 8 and the walk-in clinic on Oct. 15.

The drive-through clinic, for Medicare patients only, will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Regional West Medical Plaza South. Participants should wear short sleeves and bring their Medicare Part B Card.

The walk-in flu shot clinic is open to adults and children over age six months. It will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Community Health office at St. Mary Plaza, 3700 Avenue B, Scottsbluff. All insurances, Medicare, and Medicaid are accepted at the walk-in clinic. Patients are asked to bring their insurance card with them. Flexible options are available for those with no insurance.

Insurance companies will be billed for adults and children who are covered by health insurance. Medicare Part B will be billed for those who bring their cards to either the drive-through or walk-in clinics.

For more information about the upcoming Regional West flu shot clinics or to schedule a flu shot clinic at your place of business, please call Regional West Community Health, 308-630-1580.

KNEB News Extra - October 5, 2016

October 5, 2016

Alyssa Harvey joins Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program Wednesday morning to promote the Premiere 2016 Wine and Roses, an evening to benefit the St. Agnes School and Foundation.

It will be held on November 18th at the Gering Civic Center, and features social hour, silent and Grand auction, dinner, photos, raffles, and paddle auction. (Mobile bidding added this year)

Tickets are $75 a piece.

No more auction items are being accepted, but they will still accept monetary donations and are in need of volunteers.

For more information, visit,, or call 308-632-6918.

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KNEB News Extra - October 4, 2016

October 4, 2016

Lisa Betz-Marquez joins Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program Tuesday morning.

Soroptimist of Scotts Bluff County will host a No Girl For Sale awareness walk at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, starting from the Safeway parking lot in Scottsbluff. The walk is designed to bring the public’s attention to the growing problem of human trafficking across Nebraska, and particularly in small towns across Nebraska.

Participants will want to be at the Safeway parking lot to check in by 9 a.m. or earlier, to start the walk, which will end at the 18th Street Park on Broadway in Scottsbluff.

There is no obligation to register in order to participate; however, to receive a T-shirt in the desired size for the event, participants can go online to, visit the events page, and register by Sept. 23. The cost is $15. Some shirts will also be available on the day of the walk on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Day of event registration for the No Girl For Sale awareness walk will start at 8 a.m. in the Safeway parking lot, on Saturday, Oct. 8; however, anyone can walk, no registration or payment is required.

Participants are encouraged to create posters to carry during the walk, and to gather at the park after the event for guest speakers, live music, and refreshments.

For more information, call 308-672-1114.

KNEB News Extra - October 3, 2016

October 3, 2016

Keep Scottsbluff/Gering Beautiful Executive Director Cassidy Baum and Panhandle Coop's Susan Wiedeman join Kevin Mooney on KNEB's News Extra program Monday morning.

A Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be held this Saturday, October 8th from 9 a.m. to noon in the Panhandle Coop Plaza parking lot in Scottsbluff.

Residential only! No commercial products please.
No tires, pharmaceuticals, electronics, appliances or construction waste will be accepted. No early drop-offs.

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