A Rhode Island-based biofuels company is expanding its operation at a southwest Iowa plant.
BioProcess Algae broke ground Wednesday on a five-acre facility at the Green Plains Energy ethanol plant in Shenandoah. BioProcess opened a demonstration plant in 2009 at GPRE’s Shenandoah campus. The facility captures the waste products used to make ethanol, and uses them to grow algae. The algae is then used in animal feed.
A new exhibit at Omaha’s Loves Jazz and Art Center focuses on the African-American church experience.
The exhibit is called “Soul Sanctuary.” It’s a collection of images by photographer Jason Miccolo Johnson of the black church experience. Tim Clark, executive director of Loves Jazz and Arts Center, says the 50 portraits show the worship, energy, and spirituality present in African-American churches.
The 5th Annual Heartland Walk for Warmth takes place tomorrow (Thursday) at 6:00 p.m. at Westroads Mall.
Kathy O’Hara, Spokesperson for United Way of the Midlands, says the event helps raise funds for energy assistance programs. She says the organization has seen a 30% increase in requests for help with energy assistance over the past year. O’Hara says the Walk for Warmth is a one mile walk outside. She says even though it’s been a milder winter, it can get cold in the house when you can’t afford to turn the heat on…
Omaha Police are investigating the death of Ralston’s Fire Chief.
Authorities were called to 6902 Pine Street around 7:30 AM for a report of a down party. There, they found the body of 40-year-old Kyle Ienn hanging from a bridge. Ienn was a Ralston firefighter for more than 20 years. He was named Fire Chief in 2000.
A bill in the Nebraska legislature would allow residents in counties with fewer than 10,000 residents the opportunity to participate in vote by mail elections.
It would require the approval of eligible voters in the counties. The bill’s sponsor, Nebraska Senator John Harms, says the measure would streamline the voting process, save counties money and give more people the opportunity to vote. He says the voting by mail turnout for special elections in the state has always been positive.