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Senior need not take distributions from retirement accounts this year

WASHINGTON – The IRS reminds seniors and retirees that they are not required to take money out of their IRA and workplace retirement plans this year. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, waives a required minimum distribution, or RMD, during 2020 for IRAs and retirement plans, including beneficiaries with inherited accounts.

Cooperative warns about scam

KEARNEY – Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative warns consumer-members in Ray, Clay, Platte and other counties of a new phone scam targeting them. The scam consists of PCEC members being falsely told the cooperative was bought out by another utility and their payments were not processed correctly due to the merger.