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by Candleshoe
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Tri Cities Entertainment Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Tri Cities Entertainment Thread

This will the thread for posting special entertainment events, concerts, etc around the Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney area.
by Candleshoe
Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: New Hospital in GI
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Re: New Hospital in GI

Update on the hospital project... http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/second-hospital-hotel-proposed-development-for-southwest-g-i/article_fdce5d36-4590-11e6-a18d-472d211127b6.html The first phase of a 96-acre development at the southwest corner of Highway 281 and Highway 34 in Grand Island wil...
by Candleshoe
Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 548
Views: 94977

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Update on the old KMart property. Rumor has it that besides Planet Fitness, the food store that will be in the building will be Fresh Thyme Farmers Market.
by Candleshoe
Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Hastings Rumor Mill
Replies: 37
Views: 3213

Re: Hastings Rumor Mill

And the Dunkin Donuts issue once again is the talk of Hastings! The Bank of Doniphan is taking the matter to court.

#freethedonut

http://www.nebraska.tv/story/32142258/hastings-residents-rally-free-the-donut?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=12484984
by Candleshoe
Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: I Just Went To COLUMBUS, NE. And, liked it!
Replies: 24
Views: 1433

Re: I Just Went To COLUMBUS, NE. And, liked it!

You HAVE TO try out Dusters. http://www.dustersrestaurant.com/ A little anecdote... a few years ago, we hosted family from Sweden for a couple of weeks and one evening we made the trek to meet some other family members at Dusters. A big table and a three hour visit. Fabulous food and staff. Anyway.....
by Candleshoe
Sat May 21, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 548
Views: 94977

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Word has it that realtor Tim Plate is purchasing Fonner View Golf Course for redevelopment as housing. That's sad. A perfectly nice little par 3 9-hole course is lost to a subdivision in an interesting choice of a location for housing. It's adjacent to the Wood River, which frequently has spring and...
by Candleshoe
Tue May 17, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It was only a matter of time...
Replies: 2
Views: 471

It was only a matter of time...

"Tastes like a touchdown in your mouth!"

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http://blogs.denverpost.com/beer/2015/1 ... ver/16153/
by Candleshoe
Sun May 08, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Lincoln
Topic: Canopy Street (The Yard Lincoln)
Replies: 123
Views: 20262

Re: Canopy Street (The Yard Lincoln)

Watching the Derby...
ImageWatching the Derby on the big screen by Joe, on Flickr
by Candleshoe
Sun May 01, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 548
Views: 94977

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Returning to the conversation on the old K-Mart property, here is a snippet from a story in todays Indy.

That 93,000-square-foot property will include Planet Fitness, a yet-to-be-named national specialty grocery store and another nationally known retail property.


Let the speculation begin...
by Candleshoe
Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Photography and Videos
Topic: A day at the races, Fonner Park
Replies: 17
Views: 2476

Re: A day at the races, Fonner Park

Coyote wrote:Great pics! :clap: I didn't know the season has already begun.


Oh yeah... they're been running since February. The season wraps on May 7th.
by Candleshoe
Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 548
Views: 94977

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Hastings and Kearney did not work out for Hardee's back in the day, hope GI round 2 will. I Actually think that if they come back again in Hastings they could survive, especially where perkins and taco bell is. And Hardees returns to GI. Going to build across the lot from Burger King on N Webb RD i...
by Candleshoe
Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Photography and Videos
Topic: A day at the races, Fonner Park
Replies: 17
Views: 2476

Re: A day at the races, Fonner Park

"Mudders Day", Sunday racing at Fonner Park with a couple of inches of rain already down. The track reportedly was in great condition as they sealed it overnight, it only looks sloppy on the top. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1482/26488151556_5f422fc33c_z.jpg Mudders Day by Joe , on Flick...
by Candleshoe
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 548
Views: 94977

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

And Hardees returns to GI. Going to build across the lot from Burger King on N Webb RD in front of Dicks Sporting Goods.

A better menu and location than their last try. The Fazoli's on W Second was their original home.
by Candleshoe
Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Kearney Rumor Mill
Replies: 50
Views: 5888

Re: Kearney Rumor Mill

While GRI continues to grow in boardings, EAR is efforting to get a reliable air service provider for its EAS contract. Great Lakes has struggled to keep scheduled flights, resulting in a loss of confidence and a big decrease in boardings out of Kearney. http://www.nebraska.tv/story/31442702/kearney...
by Candleshoe
Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 548
Views: 94977

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

badlander wrote:Whole Foods Market and Planet Fitness coming to old K-Mart building on 13th St & Diers Ave.


Just drove past that building last night and started imagining what could possibly go in there... Never would have guessed those two.
by Candleshoe
Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 548
Views: 94977

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Starplex Cinemas are selling the Stadium 7 in the Conestoga Mall to AMC. Expect the $5 adult admission prices to rise a bit.

The original "Conestoga 4" theaters were owned by AMC, so it's a homecoming of sorts.
by Candleshoe
Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Kearney Rumor Mill
Replies: 50
Views: 5888

Re: Kearney Rumor Mill

I'd be surprised to see WalMart leave their existing location at the intersection of "Main" and "Main". A south move would only make it inconvenient. It's already a Super Center, so no need to start from scratch. A Sams seems like a stretch. From what I've understood, the Sams Cl...
by Candleshoe
Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: G.I looks to build new airport terminal
Replies: 81
Views: 7869

Re: G.I looks to build new airport terminal

Updates from GRI http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/g-i-airport-sets-two-new-records/article_aeeecc8c-badf-11e5-ab89-f3709781ad69.html It was a record-breaking year — again — for the Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island. The airport had 64,643 boardings in 2015, which was a 6 perc...
by Candleshoe
Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: 2015 Bald Eagle & Crane Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 2387

Re: 2015 Bald Eagle & Crane Thread

SIX whoopers on the Platte River in Merrick County, a few miles east of Grand Island. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5683/22993767236_9e719933c8_c.jpg Whoopers! by Joe , on Flickr About half a mile or so away, I took 150 shots with various settings with 500mm, on a tripod with mirror lockup and remo...
by Candleshoe
Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:22 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Peyton Manning - "Omaha"
Replies: 93
Views: 6505

Re: Peyton Manning - "Omaha"

by Candleshoe
Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Hastings Rumor Mill
Replies: 37
Views: 3213

Re: Hastings Rumor Mill

Planning commissioners postpone action on Dunkin' Donuts http://www.hastingstribune.com/news/planning-commissioners-postpone-action-on-dunkin-donuts/article_7eb58f3e-612e-11e5-9893-438559906e74.html The developer of a proposed Dunkin’ Donuts franchise asked the Hastings Planning Commission to postp...
by Candleshoe
Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 548
Views: 94977

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

Has anyone heard that a Chuck E. Cheese and a Chili's Restaurant are going into the shopping center where the Hastings Bookstore is at when the construction is all finished? Haven't heard either one of those. I heard Culver's was going in there somewhere. Also, just heard that Papa Johns is returni...
by Candleshoe
Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: 2015 Nebraska State Fair
Replies: 27
Views: 1681

Re: 2015 Nebraska State Fair

What happened to the Nebraska based food companies at the GI version of the NSF this year. There were a few in their area but a lot fewer than most years. They set up in one corner of the 4-H / FFA building giving out samples and selling their products. This year the space used was about the same b...
by Candleshoe
Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: 2015 Nebraska State Fair
Replies: 27
Views: 1681

Re: 2015 Nebraska State Fair

This really pleasantly surprises me, and almost begs a question... When I went to the Lincoln NSF, I went for the entertainment, as I would suspect many of us city people did... I have to wonder now... What did the visitors go to the 2015 NSF for? And, what should officially recognized State Fairs ...
by Candleshoe
Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: 2015 Nebraska State Fair
Replies: 27
Views: 1681

Re: 2015 Nebraska State Fair

2015 attendance was 2006 ............. 289,683 2007 ............ 299,175 2008 ............ 309,137 2009* ........... 367,000 2010 ............ 309,000 2011 ............ 333,043 2012 ............ 336,987 2013 ............ 334,931 2014 ............ 317,785 2015 ............ 352,176 * Final year in Lin...
by Candleshoe
Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 548
Views: 94977

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

My wife and I visited Grand Island for the first time last week by checking out the State Fair. I had driven by Grand Island quite a few times previously, but never made the turn north. After leaving the fair after three hours, we were impressed by the museum and there is a decent number of interes...
by Candleshoe
Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Kearney Rumor Mill
Replies: 50
Views: 5888

Re: Kearney Rumor Mill

I had lunch the other day at Rita Cantina. Decent Tex-mex. There is no separate lunch menu, which I think is a mistake. Expect to pay $10-15 for most items. They have a daily happy hour. I was told that the owner of the Kearney Old Chicago franchise is behind this place. Website: http://www.ritacan...
by Candleshoe
Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: Grand Island Rumor Mill
Replies: 548
Views: 94977

Re: Grand Island Rumor Mill

I have been noticing a couple more construction sites in West GI. The first one is north of the (still under construction) fitness place on Webb Rd behind Home Depot. The second is the lot between Home Depot and Buffalo Wild Wings. Any ideas on these? The one near Home Depot and Buffalo Wildwings s...
by Candleshoe
Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: 2015 Nebraska State Fair
Replies: 27
Views: 1681

Re: 2015 Nebraska State Fair

What was the feedback like locally for the Keith Urban Concert. I know a couple of people from Omaha that went. Their reviews were almost polar opposite. From the Neg side I was told that it was unorganized, Allowing people with chairs and people with blankets to set up in the same areas. Couldn't ...
by Candleshoe
Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: 2015 Iowa State Fair
Replies: 22
Views: 1301

Re: 2015 Iowa State Fair

The Iowa State Fair does enjoy one huge advantage over many other fairs. Just as it''s state primary is earlier than most, Iowa State Fair runs through August 23rd, while the Des Moines public schools don't begin the new school year till August 26th. Conversely, Grand Island public schools began Aug...
by Candleshoe
Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: 2015 Nebraska State Fair
Replies: 27
Views: 1681

Re: 2015 Nebraska State Fair

Wow, numbers are looking good so far. I am sure the nice weather is helping. Joe, whats the model train display? Permanent like the Iowa State fair or a modular exhibit? It's the local club's 120 foot modular display, Brad. They show all over the Tri Cities with monthly programs. Their permanent ho...
by Candleshoe
Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: 2015 Nebraska State Fair
Replies: 27
Views: 1681

Re: 2015 Nebraska State Fair

State Fair attendance for the first four days

Year...........2015 /2014 /2013
Friday.......19,907 /15,021 /16,279
Saturday....61,855 /45,572 /43,145
Sunday......25,969 /25,081 /31,125
Monday.....13,060 /14,427 /14,583
Total...... 120,791 /100,101 /105,132
by Candleshoe
Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: 2015 Nebraska State Fair
Replies: 27
Views: 1681

Re: 2015 Nebraska State Fair

A few more... https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5766/21060935875_b11ac7d999_b.jpg DSC_6879 by Joe , on Flickr And I love candids, so here are a few from the fair. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5714/21060924395_968754f31c_b.jpg DSC_6476 by Joe , on Flickr Deb Fischer gives an interview https://farm1.st...
by Candleshoe
Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: 2015 Nebraska State Fair
Replies: 27
Views: 1681

Re: 2015 Nebraska State Fair

Brad wrote:Nice photos Joe!

Are Case IH and New Holland the same company?


They sure are, Brad. The red combine sported the exact same signage.
by Candleshoe
Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: 2015 Nebraska State Fair
Replies: 27
Views: 1681

Re: 2015 Nebraska State Fair

More from the 2015 State Fair I found a pumpkin... https://farm1.staticflickr.com/636/21041075791_8fd642aef7_c.jpg Nebraska State Fair 2015 by Joe , on Flickr Newborn draws a crowd... https://farm1.staticflickr.com/758/21033467255_82fa36601c_c.jpg Nebraska State Fair 2015 by Joe , on Flickr https://...
by Candleshoe
Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: 2015 Nebraska State Fair
Replies: 27
Views: 1681

Re: 2015 Nebraska State Fair

Pretty good crowd for a Saturday morning https://farm1.staticflickr.com/638/20992207201_8f4f43a45d_c.jpg DSC_6631 by Joe , on Flickr https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5803/20958472416_0949800c45_c.jpg DSC_6646 by Joe , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.com/702/20992208641_123562ac01_c.jpg DSC_6583.N...
by Candleshoe
Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: 2015 Iowa State Fair
Replies: 22
Views: 1301

Re: 2015 Iowa State Fair

Just for giggles... In reviewing the figures from news stories online, it was a mixed bag of above or below average attendance with most of the fairs reporting either record high figures or weather related decreases. 2014 Attendance figures Minnesota State Fair (Falcon Hts) 1,824,830 Wisconsin State...
by Candleshoe
Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: 2015 Nebraska State Fair
Replies: 27
Views: 1681

Re: 2015 Nebraska State Fair

The Hay Bale decorating contest returns to the State Fair. A few of the 32 hay bales competing around Grand Island right now. In front of the South Locust Goodwill store https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5769/20546769668_6d67b73faa_b.jpg Nebraska State Fair Hay Bale decorating contest by Joe , on Flick...
by Candleshoe
Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Nebraska and Iowa
Topic: 2015 Nebraska State Fair
Replies: 27
Views: 1681

Re: 2015 Nebraska State Fair

Concert Line-up for 2015 (note that the "$6 convenience fee" has taken the place of the formerly "free" general admission concerts. The fee covers the cost of reserved seating tickets and guarantees admission along with avoiding the long waits in line to get in and fighting over ...

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