The Norfolk Regional Airport is one of four in Nebraska to receive a U.S. Department of Transportation discretionary grant, U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer of Valentine said Monday.

The other three are Eppley Airfield in Omaha, McCook Regional Airport and Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island.

“Our airports in Nebraska help ensure that families can travel safely and businesses can deliver their high-quality products to market. I’m happy to announce these grants are headed to Eppley Airfield and to regional airports in McCook, Grand Island, and Norfolk. These continued investments in our state’s infrastructure provide for major improvements and will make a big difference in our state’s future,” Fischer said.

The Norfolk Regional Airport/Karl Stefan Memorial Field will receive a $738,861 grant for runway rehabilitation work, Fischer said.

In other news

A town hall event about community solar power next week in Norfolk will feature Brian Newton, city administrator of Fremont.

The Nucor Detailing Center received the Outstanding Business Partnership Award as an Excellence in Career Education Award recipient at the annual Nebraska Excellence in Career and Technical Education Awards earlier this month in Kearney.

A grand jury will be convened next week in Madison County to investigate the circumstances surrounding the June 9 death of Cory Dittman of Norfolk.

The Nebraska Department of Transportation will host four meetings yet this month — three of them in Northeast and North Central Nebraska — to update the public on its recovery efforts.