Breakthrough @ Historic Midwest Theater
May 19 @ 1:30 pm

The Historic Midwest Theater announces the film “Breakthrough” will show this weekend May 17-19.

Movie Synopsis: BREAKTHROUGH is based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction. From producer DeVon Franklin (Miracles from Heaven) and adapted for the screen by Grant Nieporte (Seven Pounds) from Joyce Smith’s own book, BREAKTHROUGH is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle.

Rating: PG

Runtime: 1h 57min

Friday, May 17th 7:30pm
Saturday, May 18th 7:30pm
Sunday, May 19
th 1:30pm

All proceeds go to the Historic Midwest Theater!
Friends of the Midwest Theater is a 501-c-3 Nonprofit

Native American flutist Jonah Littlesunday @ West Nebraska Arts Center
May 19 @ 1:30 pm

As part of Scotts Bluff National Monument’s centennial and West Nebraska Arts Center’s “Continuing the Tradition” exhibit, Native American flutist, Jonah Littlesunday, will perform on Sunday, May 19th at 1:30 p.m. The program is free. Limited seating is available.

The “Continuing the Tradition – A Celebration of Native American Art” is currently on display in the Main Gallery at West Nebraska Arts Center and features Native American artists from Nebraska and South Dakota. The exhibit includes ledger art, handcrafted jewelry, bead work on authentic leather, pastels and more. The exhibit is free and open until May 26th.

GHS Graduation @ WNCC
May 19 @ 2:00 pm

Graduation for the Gering High School Class of
2019 will take place at WNCC at 2:00 PM.

DAV Van volunteer drivers needed
May 20 all-day

Volunteers are needed to drive the Disabled American Veterans Van to transport veterans from Gering, NE to the Cheyenne, WY VA Medical Center.

Please be advised, the DAV Van drivers don’t have to be veterans and there are medical limitations on who is able to drive.

Anyone who would like more information on becoming a DAV Volunteer Van driver please contact John J Brehm at the Scotts Bluff County Veterans Service Office at 308-436-6643

Donate used durable medical equipment
May 20 all-day

Let Independence Rising give your extra, gently used durable medical equipment a home.

Your donation allows Independence Rising to rent durable medical equipment to individuals who have a disability or are recovering from illness or surgery. This assistive equipment provides essential support necessary for individuals to live independently in the community. Equipment rents for $10/per item for 4 months.

They are currently in need of manual wheelchairs; slide boards & tub/shower transfer benches.

Please contact Jamie Schweda @ Independence Rising 308-633-7025

N150 Traveling Exhibit @ Legacy of the Plains Museum
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

A traveling exhibit highlighting the University of Nebraska Lincoln’s 150 year history will be on display at the Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering from May 14th through the 23rd, 9am to 5pm M-Sa, and 1pm to 5pm on Sunday.

The display features key moments in the University’s history and is on a year long tour around Nebraska.

For more information visit:

Naval Ships with Wyoming Names @ Homesteaders Museum - Torrington
May 20 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Homesteaders Museum and the City of Torrington are excited to announce the arrival of the exhibit Naval Ships with Wyoming Names, a traveling exhibit from the Fort Casper Museum. This exhibit will be open to the public at the Homesteaders Museum on 495 Main Street in Torrington, WY with no cost of admission until the end of May. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and by appointment.

This exhibit was organized by Fort Caspar Museum as a traveling exhibit that features many of the U.S. Navy ships named after the state of Wyoming—its people, cities and towns, counties, and rivers—beginning with the earliest ship in 1900 up through ones that are in service today

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Neb. Special Olympics @ Scotts Bluff National Monument
May 20 @ 4:30 pm

The public is invited to participate in the Scotts Bluff County Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics.  Runner registration begins at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2019 at the Scotts Bluff National Monument parking lot.  The registration fee is $15 and each runner receives a t-shirt.  Non-runner t-shirts will be available at $12 for short sleeve and $20 for long sleeve. Runners and bicyclists leave the Monument at 5:30 and run to Legion Park in Gering.

The route is approximately 2.3 miles.  This is not a race and all participants will have to stay behind the torch. The event concludes with a picnic hosted by Arby’s, Special Olympics families and other local sponsors.

The Nebraska Special Olympics State Games take place annually in Omaha.  This year they begin on May 22nd through the 25th.  Approximately 100 local athletes are expected to attend.

Further information is available on the state Special Olympics site,

Knights of Columbus Bingo @ KC Hall
May 20 @ 5:00 pm
The Knights of Columbus would like to remind everyone that Monday night is Bingo night.  Doors open at 5:00 pm, and the games start at 7:00 pm.  Burgers, hotdogs, and other snacks are available for purchase.  All proceeds also go to help fund local charities. 
The Knights Hall is at 1719 1st Avenue in Scottsbluff.
Ag Land Mgt quarterly webinar
May 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The second edition of Agricultural Land Management Quarterly will cover 2019 cash rental rates and land values in Nebraska and critical communication issues between landlords and tenants. The webinar will also include a special segment addressing flood related damages on rented properties. The webinar is May 20 at 6:30 p.m. CT and can be viewed online at

Jim Jansen and Allan Vyhnalek of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Agricultural Economics lead the webinars. Jansen’s work focuses on agricultural finance and land economics. He directs the annual Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey and Report. Vyhnalek is a farm succession and transition extension educator.

There will also be time for webinar participants to get questions answered during the program. Participants are encouraged to sign up in advance and submit questions before the event at

The webinars are free and open to the public. Recorded webinars are available online. Future webinar dates include:
  – August 19
  – November 18

For more information, contact Jim Jansen at 402-261-7572 or

GO Baseball Opening Day Parade CANCELLED @ Gering
May 20 @ 5:30 pm
Opening Day Parade for GO Baseball  CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN
Monday – May 20th
Parade starts at 530 at Fresh Foods in Gering to Pioneer Stadium in Gering
Come out and cheer on our GO Baseball 2019 teams!
Midwest Summer Matinee Madness Ticket Sales Underway @ Historic Midwest Theater
May 21 all-day

Midwest Theater is once again hosting the Midwest Summer Matinee Madness! All Summer Matinee Madness Screenings are held on Thursdays. 

2 screenings each day, 9:00am and 1:30pm.

The coupon books can be pre-purchased for All 6 Movies for just $12.00 until June 12

Coupon Books go on Sale May 1ST until June 12TH (or until supply runs out) at the Lied Scottsbluff Public Library, Gering Public Library, Midwest Theater office or online at Buy early as supply is limited.

Midwest Theater Summer Membership Special

Become a new member between May 6-31,2019 and get SIX FREE TICKETS for the Summer Matinee Madness film series!

For membership information, visit

2019 Midwest Summer Matinee Madness Movie List Dates and Titles (subject to change):

June 13 “The Land Before Time” Rated: G
June 20 “Wonder Park” Rated: PG
June 27 “An American Tale” Rated: G
July 11 “The Tale of Despereaux” Rated: G
July 18 “The Great Muppet Caper” Rated: G
July 25 “The Lorax” Rated: PG 

N150 Traveling Exhibit @ Legacy of the Plains Museum
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

A traveling exhibit highlighting the University of Nebraska Lincoln’s 150 year history will be on display at the Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering from May 14th through the 23rd, 9am to 5pm M-Sa, and 1pm to 5pm on Sunday.

The display features key moments in the University’s history and is on a year long tour around Nebraska.

For more information visit:

Ag Solar Electric webinar series
May 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Photovoltaic (PV) panels are an increasingly common sight at homes, farms, and businesses across the Midwest.  Declining cost of PV solar installations makes installing a distributed solar electric system enticing for many farmers. Evaluating the financial investment in solar requires careful consideration of system costs, the value of production, and operation and maintenance costs. Unfortunately, some proposals are hard to understand making it difficult to make fully informed investment decisions.

This six part professional development webinar series will provide you with resources and tools to help consult farmers who are considering investing in a solar electric system so they are able to make fully informed investment decisions.  Although the webinars are geared to an agricultural audience, the information that will be shared applies to anyone looking for information on making a wise solar energy investment.

WEBINAR SCHEDULE – NOTE: Times are Eastern.
Part 1: Estimating System Production – Date: May 7, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)
Part 2: Assessing System Cost – Date: May 9, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)
Part 3: Forecasting The Value Of Electricity – Date: May 14, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)
Part 4: Understanding Incentives – Date: May 16, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)
Part 5: Conducting A Financial Analysis – Date: May 21, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)
Part 6: Photovoltaic Solar Example – Date: May 23, 2019 12:30 P.M. -1:30 P.M. (EDT)


F. John Hay:
Eric Romich:

This Webinar Series is Supported by the North Central Region SARE.

Juvenile NA/AA Meeting
May 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Valley Youth Connections is hosting a Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting.  This is a 17 and under closed group.

Snacks and refreshments available.  The NA/AA group will have a meeting every Tuesday from 5:00pm to 6:00pm at Valley Youth Connections, 29 S. Beltline Hwy West.

(Former Furniture Tech Building)

Boating Safety Course @ Harms Center at WNCC
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Boating Safety
May 21 & 23 (T, TH)
6:00 – 9:00 p.m., $10

Required of all motorboat operators
(including personal watercraft like jet
ski, WaveRunner, and other water craft)
in Nebraska born after December 31,
1985. Minimum age 14 or turning 14 this
calendar year to register.

Call Scott Eveland at 308.289.0017

or email to register.

N150 Traveling Exhibit @ Legacy of the Plains Museum
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

A traveling exhibit highlighting the University of Nebraska Lincoln’s 150 year history will be on display at the Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering from May 14th through the 23rd, 9am to 5pm M-Sa, and 1pm to 5pm on Sunday.

The display features key moments in the University’s history and is on a year long tour around Nebraska.

For more information visit:

Husker Volleyball Coach John Cook to speak @ Morrill Elementary School
May 22 @ 10:00 am

Morrill Public Schools presents Nebraska Volleyball Head Coach John Cook, Wednesday, May 22nd, 10:00am in the Morrill Elementary Gym.  Doors Open at 9:40am.  Admission is FREE.

John Cook is entering his 20th season as Nebraska Volleyball Head Coach.  He has led the Huskers to 4 of their 5 NCAA Championships, nine final fours, 12 conference championships, and 17 top-10 final rankings since 2000.

Morrill Elementary is at 505 Center Avenue, just a couple of blocks north of Highway 26.

CattleFax Trends+ webinar
May 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

How will the market respond after a prolonged winter created poor conditions for much of the cattle industry? An upcoming free CattleFax webinar will address that question as well as provide an outlook for the cow-calf and entire beef industry.

The CattleFax Trends+ Cow-Calf Webinar, which is free to attendees thanks to sponsor Elanco Animal Health, will be held May 22, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. CT. To participate in the webinar and access program details, producers and industry leaders simply need to register online at!/about.

Even though one of the most aggressive U.S. beef cowherd expansions in the last four decades has recently slowed its pace, the rapid growth has increased beef supplies and caused cow-calf profitability to be reduced back toward long-term levels. As profits have narrowed, well-informed producers can maintain healthy margins by adjusting production, marketing and risk management plans with increasing supplies in mind.

CattleFax analysts will discuss a variety of topics in the one-hour session, including:
–    Cattle and feedstuff market projections for the next 12 to 18 months
–    Outlook of the summer and fall calf markets for 2019
–    Review of the recent Cow-Calf Survey
The Trends+ webinar is designed to update cattle producers about current market realities and provide producers with decision-friendly information to assist in making intelligent marketing decisions. More than 6,500 producers have benefited from the analysis and strategies shared through the webinar series since fall 2013.

BSB: Nebraska vs. Minnesota (Big Ten Tournament @ Omaha) @ KNEB 960AM/100.3FM
May 22 @ 7:04 pm