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January 8, 2019 by Karma Plantz Bomberger (Register to contact)

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Reunion Tour!! The NPHS Class of 1979 is reuniting on July 19-21, 2019!! Please email Karma (Plantz) Bomberger @ ***** for more information! Hope to see you there!!

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North Platte High School announces new activities director  Sand Hills Express

NORTH PLATTE, NE (Omaha World-Herald News *Service*) – North Platte High School is staying in central Nebraska for their next activities director. School ...

Snow problem: Second storm in a month hits western Nebraska  North Platte Telegraph

This April blizzard, as blizzards go, never quite got going in North Platte.

Video: North Platte High School welcomes speech competitors  knopnews2

High school students from all over the state showed up to North Platte High School to compete in the Blue and Gold Speech Meet.

'Newsies' coming to North Platte High School PAC  knopnews2

The iconic musical 'Newsies' to take center stage at the North Platte High School Performing Arts Center.

North Platte High School Hires Head Volleyball Coach  knopnews2

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP)--- North Platte High School Activities Director, Marc Mroczek, has named Clancy Hammond as the new head volleyball coach for ...

NPHS's Mroczek to move on to Gothenburg | Local News  North Platte Telegraph

North Platte High School Activities Director Marc Mroczek has taken a position as Assistant Principal and Activities Director at Gothenburg High School.

NPHS hires Clancy Hammond as new volleyball coach  North Platte Telegraph

North Platte High School activities director, Marc Mroczek, announced Clancy Hammond as the new head volleyball coach in a press release on Tuesday.

North Platte High School lockout initiated on Tuesday morning  North Platte Telegraph

On Tuesday morning, North Platte High School was placed on a lockout beginning about 9:50 a.m..

Best of the best descend on NP  North Platte Telegraph

About 150 high school and middle school youth from west-central Nebraska performed at the annual Singing Youth of Nebraska concert on Saturday at the ...

Green visits North Platte High School facility

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green toured the new Career Readiness Center at North Platte High School on Friday morning.

North Platte High School is eating gourmet style lunches  knopnews2

Students are getting gourmet lunches at North Platte High School. They have been selected as one of the first schools to receive Sodexo's Taste Four program.

One step to nationals  North Platte Telegraph

Although the tension was high, students from across the region were having fun competing Friday at the National Speech and Debate Association's national ...

Three schools in the North Platte Public School District are getting some improvements  knopnews2

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. - Three schools in the North Platte Public School District are getting some renovations done this summer. While school is out of session, ...

McMurtry tapped to be top Maxwell school official  North Platte Telegraph

Danny McMurtry, principal at Madison Middle School in North Platte, will be the next superintendent of Maxwell Public Schools beginning July 1.

NPHS begins new drug testing policy  North Platte Telegraph

All North Platte High School students who participate in school-sponsored extracurricular activities are subject to a new drug testing policy.

North Platte powerlifting team competes at all-class meet in Omaha  North Platte Telegraph

North Platte High School had eight athletes compete at the All-Class State Powerlifting Meet on Friday at Creighton Prep High School in Omaha.

North Platte High School launches new agricultural program KNOP  knopnews2

Former North Platte High School graduate returns to the school as a teacher with a calling to launch a brand new agriculture program.

The right choices  North Platte Telegraph

North Platte High School's gym was packed Wednesday night for a man who came to talk both about making the right choices in life and about accepting a ...

A day with the ‘Newsies’  North Platte Telegraph

Tristin Fleharty, a student at Eisenhower Elementary, sits patiently while Isabella Martinez applies stage makeup at the Kids Klub Mega Day on Monday at North ...

School board to talk negotiated salaries | Local News  North Platte Telegraph

The North Platte school board will consider approval of the 2019-20 certified negotiated agreement, which is the teacher master agreement that includes ...

Up With People to volunteer and perform in North Platte  North Platte Telegraph

Up With People arrived in North Platte on Monday and will be here for an entire week, sharing their enthusiasm, their smiles, their labor and their talents.

13 NPHS students head to state speech meet  North Platte Telegraph

The North Platte High School speech team qualified 13 students for the state meet with a good showing at the A-2 district competition March 2 at Lincoln ...

CLOSINGS AND CANCELLATIONS | Local News  North Platte Telegraph

Saturday night's scheduled Gateway Realty event at the Switchyard has been canceled.

Snapping to it  North Platte Telegraph

North Platte High School students stretched their comfort zones a bit on Thursday as Nebraska National Guard recruiters Edward Alvizar of North Platte and Nick ...

Movie filmed in N. Platte to debut at South by Southwest  North Platte Telegraph

Bob Byington wanted a town where everyone knew everyone and everyone certainly knew about the latest crime scandal.

NPHS senior encourages peers to be inclusive  knopnews2

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. A North Platte High School senior is leading a movement to get rid of social barriers. Nathan Franz is encouraging his peers to be more ...

Snow can’t stop students from shooting hoops together  North Platte Telegraph

Students with special needs partnered up on Saturday with friends and students without special needs for a Unified Basketball outing at North Platte High ...

Students cite lack of tech, opportunities for leaving  North Platte Telegraph

Blueprint Nebraska brought its quest for answers concerning retention of in-state students to North Platte at a public forum on Nov. 27.

NP Concert Association announces 2018-19 series  North Platte Telegraph

Season memberships are still available for the North Platte Concert Association, which includes performances by vocal and instrumental groups, a classical ...

They’re going on strike: NPHS presents 'Newsies'  North Platte Telegraph

Extra, extra, read all about it,” the “Newsies” sing their way through the newsboys strike of 1899 in the musical production by North Platte High School that opens ...

NPPS officials: information on Facebook was not true  North Platte Telegraph

North Platte school officials are asking patrons to be skeptical before sharing information they see on Facebook.

NPPSD to roll out Raptor ID security check-in system next week.  knopnews2

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOP The North Platte Public School District will be rolling out their Raptor ID security check-in system next week. It's all part of the ...

GoFundMe set up for Dolan family  North Platte Telegraph

A GoFundMe account has been set up for the family of a North Platte man who was killed in a pickup crash.

Community Foundation to honor Hansen  North Platte Telegraph

Thomas Hansen will receive Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation's “Above and Beyond Award” at the Foundation's “Red & Black” recognition event Feb. 1.

NPHS food pantry growing  North Platte Telegraph

North Platte Public Schools Student Services Director Brandy Buscher heard water squishing in the student's shoes as he entered the school after a rainstorm.

2019 Distinguished Alumni named  North Platte Telegraph

The North Platte Public Schools Foundation will honor its 2019 North Platte High School Distinguished Alumni at Education After Hours on April 26.

At 100, local woman reflects on her life, memories  North Platte Telegraph

She may not have graced a jar of Smuckers jelly, but Muriel Harper has a lot to be proud of ahead of her 100th birthday on Sunday.

Tomorrow is today: NPHS class of 2018 celebrates graduation  North Platte Telegraph

North Platte High School senior class president and class speaker Hallie Malsbury said she enjoyed having a hand in choosing the class motto, “Today is the ...

Family says teen has gone missing for a second time  North Platte Telegraph

A teenager has gone missing again, days after she first returned home Feb. 10, North Platte police say.

North Platte High School graduate returns with a new calling  knopnews2

Former North Platte High School graduate returns to the school as a teacher with a calling to launch a brand new agriculture program.

Plans to reconfigure Lake Maloney and Osgood Elementary underway  knopnews2

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOP Plans to reconfigure Lake Maloney and Osgood Elementary are underway. While talks to reconfigure both schools have taken ...

Omaha Symphony to perform March 19 in North Platte  North Platte Telegraph

The Omaha Symphony Orchestra will return to North Platte to perform at 7:30 p.m. March 19 at the North Platte High School Performing Arts Center.

NP fighter prepares for fight on Saturday  knopnews2

North Platte fighter Jayson Scott prepares to fight in the St. Paddy's Beatdown at the D&N Event Center on Saturday.

Second teen suspect in shooting case has court date  North Platte Telegraph

The case of a former North Platte High School student charged with murder has been moved to Lincoln County District Court.

NPHS journalism adviser recognized locally, nationally  North Platte Telegraph

North Platte High School journalism adviser Lori Larson didn't set out to win awards, but her work with journalism students has earned her not one, but two ...

Three North Platte High School divers prepare for the Cornhusker State Games  knopnews2

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP)--- Three divers from North Platte High School are among a large group from Lincoln County headed to the Cornhusker State ...

Santa Claus is coming to North Platte  knopnews2

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - North Platte is getting ready for the most wonderful time of the year at Cody Park. Santa's Workshop has it's 14 houses in place, ...

North Platte wrestler signs with York College  knopnews2

North Platte High School's Corey Parsons signed with York College to continue competing in wrestling as well as improve his skill set.

Follow the yellow brick road  North Platte Telegraph

There are two versions of the “The Wizard of Oz” musical, and director Scott Carlson said the version opening tonight at the North Platte Community Playhouse is ...

Rock and Roll band teaches North Platte High School students about finances  knopnews2

The Rock and Roll band Gooding is on a financial literacy tour and Tuesday, they stopped in North Platte.

NPHS band 3rd at UNK Band Day  North Platte Telegraph

The North Platte High School Band marches Saturday morning in the UNK Band Day Parade in Kearney. NPHS placed third in the marching band competition in ...

Elkhorn Valley upsets top-seeded St. Pat’s 55-54  North Platte Telegraph

LINCOLN — Hannah Ollendick had her prayer answered on Thursday.

North Platte to stay open as Shopko files for bankruptcy  North Platte Telegraph

By TAMMY BAIN. North Platte's Shopko will remain open despite the Wednesday morning announcement that the company has ...

NPHS Soccer Teams in District Championships  knopnews2

North Platte High School Boys Soccer team falls to Lincoln North Star in the A-7 District Championship game to end their season.

Omaha Symphony Orchestra performs with North Platte 5th Graders  knopnews2

5th graders from every school in North Platte had the chance to perform with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra Tuesday afternoon.

4141 visits North Platte  North Platte Telegraph

The Union Pacific Railroad locomotive that pulled former President George H.W. Bush to his final resting place in December will pull out sometime today from its ...

Rain, snow on tap next for area  North Platte Telegraph

Strong winds are in the forecast for western Nebraska for Wednesday and Thursday. Thunderstorms are possible on Wednesday, with rain changing to snow ...

A week later than scheduled, Class C, D speech, debate compete  North Platte Telegraph

Because of a winter storm, students at 45 area schools had to wait a week to perform at the district speech and debate competition in Class C and Class D.

2 North Platte lawyers among 3 nominees to fill county court judge seat  North Platte Telegraph

Two North Platte lawyers are among the three nominees to fill a vacant county judge's seat.

To three years, and beyond  North Platte Telegraph

I'd always catch my breath in the middle of a dance competition for scholarships. Or a faux “pageant” for charity. Or a real pageant. Or a traveling putt-putt-golf ...

Despite injury, NP native shows no signs of stopping  North Platte Telegraph

Faced with a choice after being seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, Zachary Wordekemper made the decision a medical one, choosing the option that ...

North Platte budget passes in 6-1 vote  North Platte Telegraph

If North Platte city officials would have pulled the plug on Iron Eagle Golf Course, next year's city budget would have passed the City Council with a unanimous ...

North Platte High School announces new head coach for girls track  knopnews2

North Platte, NEB.-- The North Platte girls track team hasn't won a state title since 1971. Cory Dosland hopes to change that. For the last 20 years hes been an ...

Grant brings makerspace to NP library  North Platte Telegraph

Glass cups with both the North Platte High School Bulldogs and St. Patrick High School Irish emblems sit on shelves. Printed aprons and other goods line ...

Students watch, participate in mock trial during County Government Day  North Platte Telegraph

Faith Innocence could not convince three jurors that she was not guilty of being a minor in possession during a mock trial in Lincoln County District Court on ...

All wind and no bite  North Platte Telegraph

If one views this week's astonishing Great Plains storm as a hurricane's winter equivalent, Nebraska's Platte River forks Thursday sat squarely in its eye.

NP's Diaz goes for gold  North Platte Telegraph

OMAHA — Darian Diaz entered Friday's Class B semifinal with 46 wins under his belt, but it was the next one that unloaded some weight off the North Platte ...

Mullen defeats Maywood/Hayes Center 44-39, securing spot in state tournament  North Platte Telegraph

What a difference a year makes. Last season around this time, the Mullen girls basketball team saw its season come to a crashing halt, losing to rival ...

Sons of Serendip perform Oct. 26  North Platte Telegraph

The Sons of Serendip, with their “music that touches people's hearts,” will open the North Platte Concert Association's 2018-19 series at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the ...

Commissioners approve road plan following public hearing  North Platte Telegraph

Lincoln County commissioners on Tuesday approved the one-and six-year road plan presented by Roads Superintendent Carla O'Dell.

North Platte High School Hires New Head Football Coach  knopnews2

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP)-- North Platte High School Activities Director, Marc Mroczek, has named Todd Rice as the new head football coach for the ...

Zachary Batt found competent to stand trial  knopnews2

A man accused of holding North Platte Police at bay for nine hours in April, has now been found competent to stand trial.

Connect: In the eyes of the architect  North Platte Telegraph

It's been 33 years since Joe Hewgley started his dream job.

Thomas the Tank Engine visits North Platte  knopnews2

President of the North Platte Area Chamber of Commerce John Hales felt kids would enjoy having Thomas at the celebration.

Voter's Guide: Natural Resource Districts  North Platte Telegraph

Middle Republican NRD. Subdistrict 2. Four year term. Kevin Fornoff. Courtesy photo. Kevin Fornoff (incumbent). Fornoff is a fifth generation ...

Educational concert for high schoolers promotes Spanish studies  knopnews2

North Platte High School hosted Justo Lamas Concerts featuring Edgar René on Tuesday. The programs goal is to promote Spanish studies. The event held ...

Deterding honored for years of service at retirement reception  North Platte Telegraph

Monday was Duane Deterding's last meeting as a member, and chairman, of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.

NPHS band representing Nebraska today in National Memorial Day Parade  knopnews2

North Platte High School band representing Nebraska today in National Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C. Parade is live streamed at 1 pm CT.

NPCC men's basketball team receives postseason honors  North Platte Telegraph

North Platte Community College men's basketball coach Kevin O'Connor and three players have received all-conference honors and a pair of players top the ...

Editorial: Nebraska isn't for everyone, but we could be  North Platte Telegraph

We've all had our chuckle at our state's newest tourism slogan, “Nebraska: It's not for everyone.”

Oh, what a night: A fan’s recollection of the first clash between Class C1 juggernauts Cozad, Ogallala; and the aftermath.  North Platte Telegraph

I arrived at Prairie View School, a small elementary school tucked in a cozy neighborhood at the back of Ogallala, just before the varsity girls game tipped-off.

Meet your neighbor: Kaily Bargmann  North Platte Telegraph

She spent the early part of her life moving from place to place because her father was in the Air Force.

New home for recovery to open in early March  North Platte Telegraph

A new home for recovering addicts will soon open in North Platte. Ron Felton and Shari Shore, therapists at Family Matters Counseling *Service*, will open Sisters ...

North Platte High School hosts concert for Spanish classes  knopnews2

The Spanish classes at North Platte High School joined other area schools Friday for a concert to encourage excitement in the language.

A ‘Purdy’ big award  North Platte Telegraph

North Platte High School sophomore Elliott Purdy performed as Quasimodo in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and has earned a prestigious award for his ...

Honor Band spends Saturday making music  North Platte Telegraph

Guest conductor and clinician James Karas, band director at Lefler Middle School in Lincoln, guided 87 middle school students from across the area in the ...

Former FBI agent to speak at playhouse  North Platte Telegraph

Marc Ruskin successfully infiltrated a New York City Mafia crime family, an ethnic Chinese Malaysian heroin organization, a Wall Street trading exchange and ...

Back in the saddle  North Platte Telegraph

The sale barn in North Platte is open again, under the name North Platte Stockyards LLC.

How long has ice fishing been around?  North Platte Telegraph

Did you ever wonder who was the first person to walk out on the ice and try to catch a fish? Who thought of chopping a hole in the ice.

City planners back revised housing development  North Platte Telegraph

North Platte's housing challenges and competing visions of its prospects sparked energetic but respectful community debate Tuesday night as the city's Planning ...

Optometrist Kim Baxter helps people see more clearly  North Platte Telegraph

Optometrist Kim Baxter and his family have been on nine eye-mission trips to the following countries: Ecuador, Mexico, Guatemala, Kenya, Jamaica and twice to ...

North Platte Public Schools' total enrollment numbers are down  North Platte Telegraph

The total enrollment in North Platte Public Schools for 2017-18 is three fewer than it was in 2016-17.

UFC-bound: ‘Main Event’ has arrived  North Platte Telegraph

It's not often one sees Ryan MacDonald in a neatly pressed vest and tie, but Wednesday's occasion called for it.

Man dies after shooting at Centennial Park  North Platte Telegraph

A 22-year-old man has died after a shooting Friday night at Centennial Park.

Bald eagles are migrating through the Great Plains  North Platte Telegraph

If you enjoy watching birds, this is your time of year. Sandhill cranes will be returning soon to the Platte Valleys, snowy owls are heading back north, hundreds of ...

HS senior gets free homecoming dress  knopnews2

Hirschfeld's Prom Shoppe surprised one lucky girl at the North Platte High School with a free dress for homecoming. It's part of the boutique's giveback program.

Sen. Mike Groene: The longest five minutes in the world  North Platte Telegraph

The legislative process is in full swing. Mornings are spent on the floor debating bills that have come out of early committee work; most are just technical ...

St. Pat’s boys earn first victory of season; Lady Irish move to 2-0  North Platte Telegraph

After a back-and-forth first quarter, St. Pat's dominated the final 24 minutes en route to a 69-42 victory over Sandhills/Thedford on Tuesday at the McGahan ...

Garage, vehicles destroyed in Tuesday fire  North Platte Telegraph

Two vehicles and a garage were destroyed Tuesday in a fire just west of North Platte. North Platte Fire Department was called to the fire at a detached garage in ...

NPCC Theater Department taps metaphorical ‘Rhinoceros’  North Platte Telegraph

Rhinoceroses begin stomping through the small town and the characters in the play are a little taken aback by the unusual happenings.

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