New Energy From New Faces

New Energy From New Faces

Buffalo County Community Partners welcomes a new Marketing Coordinator, Michelle Toukan. Toukan is a 2015 Hastings College graduate with a bachelors in Advertsing/Public Relations and minors in Visual Media and English. She will be working with the different coalitions to boost their visibility and communication within the community. “Michelle joins us with exceptional experience as a recent college grad, she will bring her internship...

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Debut Diabetes Information and Referral Event

Debut Diabetes Information and Referral Event

This year the Diabetes Referral Network, a coalition of Buffalo County Community Partners, is hosting the first Diabetes Information and Referral Fair. The free fair will be Thursday, November 5th from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Kearney Family YMCA. Anyone can come to be connected with local resources that can provide assistance or education around specific needs participants may have to control or maintain their chronic illness. The event...

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Recognizing United Against Violence Champions & Picture Peace Awards

Recognizing United Against Violence Champions & Picture Peace Awards

In celebration of International Peace Day on September 21, we recognized 8 United Against Violence Champions from Buffalo County who are helping youth to be safe, now, and giving them the skills they need to grow up to be healthy and happy adults.   Ravenna Public Schools, Dr. Jay Dostal, Kearney Family YMCA Sue Klein and staff, Doug Kramer, Hannah Wick, Angie Drahota, Kay Glidden and Jenny Brown were all the recipents of the UAV champion...

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Americas Best Community looks to Manufacturing

Americas Best Community looks to Manufacturing

Kearney was named one of the 50 quarterfinalists in the America’s Best Communities competition and was given $50,000 to develop a community revitalization plan. Last month, they invited the Kearney residents to join at the Town Hall meetings to have a voice in innovative solutions for problems in the community. Over 100 residents provided input for the revitalization plan. The plan must be submitted by November. In crafting a comprehensive...

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Activate Buffalo County Hosting Walk to School Day Events

Activate Buffalo County Hosting Walk to School Day Events

This year, International Walk to School Day is scheduled for October 7th. So far, through Community Partners’ Safe Routes to School program, Kenwood, Windy Hills, and Northeast, as well as Pleasanton Public School, plan to host events encouraging students to walk or bike to school. With particpation rates of up to 80% in the past, Safe Routes to School Coordinator Kate Hannon is excited for this year’s activities. “The elementary aged children...

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Help Kearney Win $3 Million

KEARNEY, Neb. — In the weeks since advancing to the America’s Best Communities quarterfinals, local leaders have begun work developing a comprehensive strategy to revitalize the local economy and further enhance quality of life. As one of just 50 communities recognized in this nationwide campaign, Kearney is also striving to capitalize on this opportunity to share the community’s unique story and promote local assets to help attract visitors,...

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Youth Advisory Board Announces New Members for 2015-2016

Youth Advisory Board Announces New Members for 2015-2016

The Buffalo County Youth Advisory Board is very excited to welcome 12 new members representing Amherst, Elm Creek, Kearney Catholic, Kearney High, Pleasanton, S.E.M. and Shelton schools. By participating in the youth advisory board, members have the opportunity to share perspectives on issues effecting youth across the county and to take action to change things for the better. New members include freshman Evan Palmer and senior Maria...

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Picturing Peace Reception September 21 at Merryman

Picturing Peace Reception September 21 at Merryman

Picturing Peace, a community photography project sponsored by United Against Violence, powered by Buffalo County Community Partners, will culminate with an exhibition and reception at the Merryman Performing Arts Center in Kearney on Monday, September 21, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The exhibition will be made up of 20 photographs selected from over 100 submissions to the Picturing Peace project made throughout the summer by residents and visitors...

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Prescription Drug Take-Back Scheduled for September 26th

Prescription Drug Take-Back Scheduled for September 26th

On September 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Buffalo County Sherriff’s Office, along with volunteers from CHI Health Good Samaritan, Kearney/Holdrege Elk’s Lodge #984, Positive Pressure, and Two Rivers Public Health Department, will give community members their ninth opportunity in three years to prevent medication abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills...

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