Edgar VFD conducts a training burn

On Saturday Aug 20, the Edgar Volunteer Fire Department was in the process of conducting a training burn. The burn consisted of two dilapidated houses located at the south west corner of 4th and E streets…


Vaccination = Protection for All Ages

Vaccination = Protection for All Ages   Vaccination protects people of all ages from diseases that cause illness, disability and death. South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) is encouraging parents, grandparents and family members to…


Train and Car Collision, Fairfield Neb

Developing Story At approximately 6.36 Fairfield Fire and Rescue were responding to a page for a train and automotive collision. Law Enforcement was on scene. Fairfield fire chief requested the Jaws of Life be on…


Summer Tips for West Nile, Zika Prevention

Summer Tips for West Nile, Zika Prevention   Mosquitos have our attention with the emergence of Zika virus worldwide and the first human case of West Nile virus of the season in Nebraska.  These pesky…


ADAMS COUNTY MOSQUITOES TEST POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE

ADAMS COUNTY MOSQUITOES TEST POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE The South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) reports that some mosquitoes trapped in the greater Hastings area of Adams County on July 7th have tested positive for…



The History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day: Celebrated the last Monday in May, Memorial Day is the holiday set aside to pay tribute to those who died serving in the military. The website for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs…



Healthy People in Healthy Communities

Achieving It Together: Healthy People in Healthy Communities Despite what we often hear and read, Americans are not the healthiest people in the world.  In the U.S. we spend more on health care but live…


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