By Deb Velder, NSAA Associate Director The NSAA State Speech Championships hosted in Kearney have literally stood the test of time. From tornados, power outages, blizzards, hail storms, balmy weather, the wind, and even sunny days, the support of the Kearney community has not wavered from their mission in providing the best experience for students, coaches, judges, volunteers and spectators. Students stand by to see if they [...]
By Margo McKendree, Administrative Coordinator, Nebraska Grazing Conference The Center for Grassland Studies has held its Nebraska Grazing Conference in Kearney for a number of years. The central location has made it easy access for participants coming from across the state. Our conference has been at the Ramada Kearney, which has suited our needs quite well. The Ramada staff have always been professional, attentive, and very [...]
By LeRoy Janssen, NACO Meeting Coordinator The NACO annual conference has been held for several years at the Younes Convention Center in Kearney. It will continue to be held there because it is one of the few venues in the state that can accommodate 800 county officials and over 100 conference vendors. In light of that fact, Kearney makes NACO and its attendees feel very welcome. Kearney [...]
By Brady Bonsall UNK Track & Field/Cross Country Head Coach Every fall, as I am painting the long blue line at the Kearney Country Club, I can’t help but remember my first state cross country meet in 1989. At the base of the hill just east of the 15th tee box, I was hanging on for dear life in third place. By the time we reached the [...]
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