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Nominees Wanted For BVCA Board Of Direct…

An open meeting will be held by Blue Valley Community Action Partnership to nominate persons to represent the low-income population in Fillmore County on the BVCA Partnership governing Board of...

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Father Steve Thomilson Installed

The Installation of Father Steve Thomlison as the pastor for St. Stephen Church in Exeter and St. Wenceslaus Church in Milligan was held on August 9, in Exeter. Monsignor Mark...

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FC FBLA Kicks Off New Year

The Fillmore Central Chapter of FBLA held a kickoff meeting on Tuesday, August 19, at 6:30 p.m. As students arrived, there were different game stations that were run by the...

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College Sports and Nebraska Democracy Ba…

By J.L. Schmidt, Statehouse Correspondent There are nine University of Nebraska football games between now and the November election. There are four – and potentially six – candidates running for the...

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Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepar…

By Governor Dave Heineman This spring and summer, three weather disasters caused damage throughout the state. Tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding killed two and left others without homes. Nebraska Emergency Management...

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Back to School Lunches

By Rep. Adrian Smith Students across Nebraska returned to classes in recent weeks.  However because of new, overbearing government regulations fewer students are participating in school lunch.   A new national survey...

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Angels in Neligh

By: U.S. Senator Deb Fischer Nearly 400,000 American children don’t have a mom or dad. Worldwide, more than 17 million orphans have lost both parents. Thankfully, there are also millions of...

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New Fillmore Central Teachers

There are three new instructors in the Fillmore Central Public School District this school year. Brooke Betka (above, left) and Kara Cudney (above,  right) greeted students when they arrived last...

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New teachers at Shickley

Shickley Public Schools has four new teachers this year.  Karlie Henning is the school district’s new Science teacher.  She graduated from Great Bend High in Kansas and went to college...

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Early deadline for Labor Day

Because of the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, the ad and news copy for the newspaper will be moved up to Thursday at noon this week.  Please plan accordingly.  The...

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GriefShare Program Donation

Mike Brower and Shaun Farmer with Farmer and Son Funeral Home of Geneva present Alice Tatro with a $400 check last week to be used to purchase new material for...

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Shickley Kindergarten...

The Shickley kindergarten class is having an enormous amount of fun this year...literally! There are 17 students in our class, making the group the largest class PreK-12. We have been...

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Fllmore County Democrats Meet

The Fillmore County Democrats met Tuesday, August 17, at the home of Margaret and Ray Nichols with 17 in attendance.Chairman Gene Fischer brought the meeting to order. Brandon McDonald of the...

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Talley Recognized For Community Service …

The Crystal Ballroom at Younes Conference Center in Kearney was the place to be on June 4, when six outstanding members were recognized by the Association for Career and Technical...

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Retracing the Steps of a Civil Rights Le…

By Senator Mike Johanns An imprisoned Native American chief, an unlikely cadre of Nebraskans and a harrowing journey led to one of America's earliest civil rights victories 135 years ago. In...

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The Advantage of Doing Business in Nebra…

By Governor Dave Heineman For the last decade, we’ve worked hard to create an environment in our state to grow jobs and today we are seeing the results. Nebraska is a...

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Don’t Forget Prison Reform In the Wake o…

By J.L. Schmidt, Statehouse Correspondent, The Nebraska Press Association I don’t know 40-year-old Kena Jackson of Beatrice, one of the countless numbers of formerly incarcerated persons who were rounded up and...

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Flat on its Face

By U.S. Senator Deb Fischer As I visit communities across the state, countless Nebraskans continue to express to me their concerns with overreach by the federal government. Specifically, many Nebraskans are...

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Health Alerts Issued for Big Indian Cree…

Alerts Continue at Bluestem Lake, Iron Horse Trail Lake and Willow Creek Lake Health alerts for toxic blue-green algae are currently in effect at five lakes in Nebraska.  Alerts have been...

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Commissioners to Consider Waterfowl Reco…

The Nebraska Game and Parks Board of Commissioners will consider recommendations for the 2014 waterfowl and crow hunting seasons at a meeting Aug. 29 in Grand Island. The meeting is at...

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Scott To Pace Bobcats

The Peru State women’s cross country team looks to rebound from a challenging 2013 season as they look to improve upon their Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) finish under...

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Pheasant Show Some Improvement in 2014, …

Nebraska pheasant hunting opportunities in 2014 should be on par with last year or slightly better, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's upland game hunting outlook. The consensus among...

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Dove Hunting Season Just Around Corner

Dove hunting season begins soon and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has some reminders for those hunters, as well as recommendations for areas to hunt. Doves may be hunted statewide...

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Silver Medalists...

Seven area girls combined to win silver medals at the 2014 Cornhusker State Games. Members and coaches of this second-place team are (back L-R) coach Jenna Theis, Erin Schmidt, Halle...

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Fourth Fastest In Nation...

Halle Theis, a seventh grader at Fillmore Central, competed in the Hershey Track and Field North American Finals in Hershey, Penn. on July 31-Aug 3. She placed fourth in the...

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Schademann Second For Player Of Year

Alex Schademann, 10, of Geneva registered for the Nebraska Junior Golf Tour (NJGT) this summer in the 9-11 age group. He entered in 15 regular events and one premier event...

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Archery Deer Season Opens Earlier in 201…

Archery deer hunting season opens Sept. 1 in Nebraska. The early opener was requested by archery hunters to allow hunting of deer when bucks are still in velvet. Opening day had...

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Nebraska to Have Statewide Early Teal Se…

Nebraska will have a statewide early teal hunting season in September. As in the past, hunting will take place in the High Plains and Low Plains zones. But this year those...

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Zeleny, Uldrich In All Star Game

By Kyle Cummings, The Columbus Telegram COLUMBUS -- The Columbus Telegram/Central Community College/Athletic Republic All-Star Softball Game had a little bit of everything.The White All-Stars and Green All-Stars battled to split...

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Cornhusker State Games Champions...

The local duo of Travis Waldron and Kyle Bailey (L-R) teamed up to become the Two Person Golf Scramble Champion Team at the 2014 Cornhusker State Games.  The pair, both...

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State Champion...

Maddy Kimbrough, 13, of Ohiowa and her eight-year old Quarter Horse gelding, Slide Me A Bud, were the Junior Reining Champions at the Fonner Park State 4-H Horse Exposition in...

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August 2014 Outdoor Calendar

The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in August: Aug. 1 - Squirrel season opens Aug. 1 - Bat workshop, Homestead National Monument, Beatrice...

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Mountain Lion Killed Near Chadron

A five-month-old female mountain lion was shot south of Chadron in Dawes County on Saturday, July 19.  A man reported noticing the animal crouched in the grass about 20 yards...

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Geneva Open Champions...

Rachel Hannigan (left) and James Weaver (right) were the 2014 Geneva Open champions at the Hidden Hills Country Club in rural Geneva earlier this month.  A total of 37 teams...

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Exeter Takes League Championship

The 10 and Under Exeter team traveled to Dorchester to compete in the Fun 4 All League tournament. The girls, age 7-10, had 10 players all season. Five area teams played...

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Final Summer Mid-America Basketball Camp

Mike Trader’s Annual Mid-America Basketball Camp will conduct their final camp of the summer at Grand Island Central Catholic on July 27-30. This day camp will be held for both...

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