NEBRASKA NEWS ARCHIVE
Dr. Hartman talks about his volunteering on horseback including the Re-Ride. … horseback-related event that he looks forward to every year is the annual Pony Express Re-Ride. Held every May, the re-ride celebrates and remembers the brave Pony Express riders who risked — and often lost — their lives to deliver the mail during the … Continued
RELIVING PAST: Lyle Gronewold of Gothenburg hands a commemorative letter to Gov. Pete Ricketts March 1 during Nebraska’s Statehood Day celebration. Read more ….
LINCOLN, Neb. March 1 marks the 150th birthday of Nebraska, and the Nebraska 150 Association is celebrating it throughout 2017 with programs and projects across the Cornhusker State. …the crowd moved outside to watch the National Pony Express-Nebraska division deliver of the original statehood proclamation to Governor Ricketts at the Capitol steps.That proclamation was read in the filled … Continued
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska celebrated 150 years of statehood on Wednesday with tributes to its pioneer roots, history-making citizens and natural splendor. Hundreds gathered at the Capitol to mark the anniversary with the formal unveiling of a new state stamp and actor portrayals of author Willa Cather, Ponca Indian Chief Standing Bear and William … Continued
LINCOLN — Cisco the horse was turned away from trotting in the halls of the State Capitol. The governor stumbled over a 16-letter word he regularly uses to quiz fourth-graders. And a young Nebraska woman whose voice made her a national television darling stood terrified at singing the national anthem before dozens of state senators, … Continued
Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement celebrating Nebraska’s 150th anniversary of statehood. March 1, 2017 marks the 150th anniversary, or sesquicentennial, of President Andrew Johnson signing the presidential proclamation declaring Nebraska’s statehood. Watch the video of Nebraska Pony Express Division President Lyle Gronewold and Mary Cone deliver a special Pony Express message celebrating the 150th … Continued
The National Pony Express Association, Nebraska Division, will participate in Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial Statehood Day activities Wednesday at the Capitol. Pony Express coming to Lincoln
Read about songwriter Thad Beach and students at Diller-Odell Elementary School. Song to be carried by Pony Express during the 2017 Annual Re-Ride.
A Christmas tradition links two central Nebraska towns with their Pony Express past. Each December for the past six years, members of the Nebraska chapter of the National Pony Express Association have transported Christmas cards by horseback between Cozad and Gothenburg before they are sent through the mail for delivery by the U.S. Postal Service…. … Continued
Gothenburg would have lost historic landmark, economic growth if structure had burned When June Blauvelt first noticed the charred logs on the east side of Gothenburg’s historic Pony Express Station, she didn’t recognize it as possible arson. “I first noticed it on Saturday,” said Blauvelt, who has managed the station’s museum and gift shop for … Continued