Court action

STANTON — A 19-year-old Stanton man made his initial court appearance Monday on a misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide charge in Stanton County Court.

Ried Krutz was charged following an investigation into the fatal accident on May 6 in the death of James Hoff, 63, Norfolk, said Stanton County officials.

Krutz was charged following an investigation into the accident on Highway 24 east of Norfolk by the Stanton County Sheriff’s Office.

Krutz appeared with his attorney and is now scheduled to return to county court for a pre-trial conference in August.

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.