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Smith Commends Kevin Mooney for Service to Community on House Floor

November 13, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) delivered the following remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives today to congratulate Kevin Mooney of KNEB in Scottsbluff on his retirement and commemorate his 34 years of service to western Nebraska.

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the service of Kevin Mooney to the communities of Scottsbluff, Gering, and western Nebraska.

This week, after 34 years as a trusted journalist in Nebraska’s panhandle, Kevin will retire from his position as New Director at KNEB radio.

Throughout his career, Kevin has received six Mark Twain Awards from the Nebraska Associated Press and the Trailblazer Award from the Scottsbluff/Gering United Chamber of Commerce.

Kevin names the local sugar factory explosion in 1996 as the biggest story he reported.  He stayed on the air all night providing updates to the community.

Kevin is most thankful for his wife, Tracy.  He says she has supported him a great deal throughout their 35 years of marriage, given he is on call 24 hours a day.

Even with his busy schedule, Kevin has dedicated himself to charity events such as Thanksgiving in the Valley, which is a collaboration between KNEB, the Scottsbluff-Gering Soup Kitchen, and Scottsbluff Kiwanis Club. They serve around 400 meals every year on Thanksgiving. 

Please join me in honoring and thanking Kevin Mooney for his service to Nebraska journalism.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.  I yield back.

To watch a video of Rep. Smith’s remarks, click here.