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Fourth-graders collecting license plates
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:11:37 GMT

Seedling Mile fourth-graders, including (from left) Josie Campbell, Ayva LaBrie, Kyler Anderson, Zach Meinhardt and Jack Voss, examine the license plate storage room Tuesday morning while touring the license plate area in the Hall County Administration Building in Grand Island.

Hall County census up 3.6 percent to 60,720
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:26:00 GMT

Hall County has an estimated population of 60,720 people, an increase of 2,113 people or 3.6 percent since the official 2010 census count, according to the latest estimate of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Hall County Democrats recognize how critical work of volunteers is
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 05:11:05 GMT

Becky Janulewicz shares a Nebraska Democrat sticker with Arlene Nelson during the Hall County Democratic Party's annual honors dinner Saturday at Nathan Detroit's restaurant in Grand Island. Also with her is her mother, Luceille Janulewicz, left, her husband Jerry and Margaret Sigler below.

Nebraska sex assault fugitive arrested in Kern County
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:21:23 GMT

U.S. Marshals working in Kern County have arrested a sex assault suspect from Nebraska.

Ex-Jail Guard Allegedly Had Sexual Contact With Inmate
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 18:04:50 GMT

A former Hall County corrections officer is the subject of a criminal investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol, accused of having sexual contact with an inmate.

Population Growing In Omaha, Des Moines Suburbs
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:49:54 GMT

New population estimates based on the U.S. Census released Thursday show Nebraska's most-populated counties continue to grow at a fast pace.

Calcium a ‘must have’ for our bodies
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:57:10 GMT

EDITOR’S NOTE: Kelsey Blair, a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is serving as an intern at the Hall County Extension Office. She is stepping in to write today’s column, usually penned by Hall County Extension Educator Cami Wells.

Local briefs for Sunday, April 6
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 04:40:50 GMT

The Hall County Sheriff’s Department has been awarded a $2,700 Nebraska Office of Highway Safety grant to assist it in purchasing three mobile radar units.

Hall County jail union files complaint over dues checkoff
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 02:55:55 GMT

The newly created union at the Hall County Jail has filed a prohibited-practices complaint with the Nebraska Commission of Industrial Relations.

New book highlights work of art deco muralist
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 06:11:19 GMT

Hildreth Meiere was a prolific art deco muralist whose highly stylized figures and geometric patterns adorn New York's Radio City Music Hall, Nebraska's Capitol, the National Academy of Sciences and many other noted buildings.