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Parents! Tips to ensure the safety of your child when they are home alone after school

Parents! Are you worried about the safety of your child when they are home alone after school? Here are some tips to ensure they’re safety and give you peace of mind while you’re at work.
First, have them call once they have gotten home and locked the door behind them. Have them create a schedule so they aren’t just sitting at home watching television until you get there. Teach your child these points of contact and what to do in emergency situations:
  • how to dial 911
  • your address and phone number
  • the name, location, and phone number where your mom or dad works
  • the name, phone number, and address of a trusted neighbor
  • the name, phone number, and address of another emergency contact person, such as a grandparent or family friend
Arming your kid with this information will keep them safe and give you peace of mind.

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Have Your Kids meet a NASA Astronaut – Today at Kearney Area Children’s Museum!

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August 17, 2017 · 9:19 am

Kearney Treasures – The Archway

Voted Top 10 “Must See Museums” by True West magazine in 2013.

The Archway’s outdoor Cultural Learning Trail pays tribute to the Native Americans and pioneers who called the Great Platte River Road their homeland.
Experience the “TrailBlaze Maze” attraction, the only maze located between Chicago and Denver along Interstate 80. This fort-like maze spans 4,800-square-feet!

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Explore Kearney – Cottonmill Park

Looking to move your summer fun outdoors?! Explore Kearney!


A central feature to Cottonmill Park is the 43 acre lake. Originally created in 1886 by filling the Kearney Canal, the lake acted as a storage reservoir that generated power for the old Cottonmill factory. In 1998 with funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust Fund, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and the Central Platte Natural Resource District, Cottonmill Lake underwent a complete restoration specifically to create a top quality fishing lake.

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Farmers Market Every Monday & Wednesday until October!

Looking for some fresh ingredients that are in season this summer?! Check out the local farmers market that will be going on twice a week until October!

Time: 3:00pm to 6:30pm

Venue: Herberger’s

Address: 4915 2nd Avenue Kearney, NE 68845

Check out what local small business have to offer!

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Check out these Amenities that Drive Up Rent

While you’re apartment hunting it is important to know that there are key factors that may raise the price of your monthly rent. Here the scoop—

1. Living near an interstate

If living near the interstate or a highway is important to you, then the added cost of having an apartment a mile or so away from one may drive the cost of your rent up.

2. Elevator

The convenience of having an elevator in your building can still be pretty costly. On average, Priceonomics estimates that an elevator will add $120 to your monthly rent.

3. Fitness center

Priceonomics’ study shows that people pay an average of $90 a month for a fitness center, so if working out in your own building isn’t all that important to you, consider spending your money elsewhere.

4. Laundry in building


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Join an Art Program at the MONA!

Collection Connection

Learn more about art in one-hour presentations by regional experts. FREE and open to the public.

Nebraska Arts Council 2016 Individual Artist Fellowship Awardees
Wednesday, June 28 • 2:00 p.m.
The Nebraska Arts Council (NAC) awarded its 2016 Individual Artist Fellowships to 10 Nebraska visual artists. The Distinguished Achievement Award winners were Sarah Berkeley, Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Josh Johnson, Bradley Peters, and Angie Seykora. The Merit Award winners were James Bockelman, Charley Friedman, David Gracie, Neil Griess, and Matthew Sontheimer. Join us at MONA for an afternoon discussion and exhibition reception with these engaging artists.

The Nebraska Arts Council 2016 Visual Artist Fellowships exhibition is on view until August 20, 2017.

Ann Matzke: Dix and Henri
Wednesday, July 26 • 2:00 p.m.
Author Ann Matzke, who specializes in writing for children and young adults, was the Library Media Specialist for Shelton, North Platte, and Gothenburg Public Schools from 2004 to 2010, and Children’s Director of the Wilson Public Library in Cozad from 2011 to 2015. While in Cozad, she began researching the lives of artists Robert Henri and Eulabee Dix, producing a book on Henri, with another currently in progress on Dix. Her research led her to New York City where both artists knew each other socially and professionally. Dix was the subject of two full-length portraits painted by Henri with one, Portrait of Miss Eulabee Dix (Becker) in Wedding Gown, on display at MONA. During her presentation, the author will share biographical information discovered during her research, and explain the manuscript writing process.

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Tips to Make The Most Out of Living Alone

Whether you just moved out of your parents’ house, fresh out of a relationship – or even your college dorm room, living alone can be a little scary. Here are 5 tips to not only keep you safe but also help you enjoy your solitude —

  1. Grocery Shop for One:

Shopping and cooking for one may be new to you. Ditch the ramen and google some recipes for one or invest in a pinterest. You don’t want to waste money on groceries that will go bad because you can’t get to them in time.

2. Make It Your Own

This is the first time that you are really able to make a place your own, GO CRAZY! Spend an entire day at IKEA putting together your dream apartment. You want to make your house feel like home, not a motel room.

3. Keep It Tidy

You may not have anyone there to yell at you to clean up, but that doesn’t mean you should live in filth. Keeping a clean home helps you have a clear mind.

4. Look for Extra Security

One lock may not be enough, invest in a deadbolt or even a taser. It is important that you feel safe in your own home whether it’s coming or going or even just living! But that doesn’t mean that you should live in fear. Be confident and comfortable in your own space.

5. Remember, You’re Not Alone

Invest time getting to know your neighbors, having your friends over and GOING OUT! Don’t keep yourself cooped up without any interaction or you’ll go crazy! Show your place off, but remember not to bring a date over until you know its serious to keep yourself safe.


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ZOMBIES ATTACK at the Archway!


Live like it’s the Walking Dead and join locals as they run for their lives! Race through the zombie infested landscape of a post-apocalyptic wasteland.  Scale obstacles and outrun the undead as you navigate the deserted roads outside the Archway Monument.

When: October 29th – ALL DAY event

Where: 3060 East 1st Street, Kearney

For more information call Corey Urbanek at 308-627-5796!

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