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Joseph Chapman Earns UNL'S Highest Hono…

Joseph Thomas Chapman of Geneva will be one of 32 University of Nebraska-Lincoln seniors to receive UNL’s highest undergraduate academic honor April 13 at the All-University Honors Convocation. Chapman will...

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Filibusters Press Final Bills into Late …

By Russ Karpisek It was a herculean effort but the Legislature packed in a full week of all-out debate, working late into the night all week to fit in everything we...

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Born to Serve

By Senator Mike Johanns
 Nebraskans are no strangers to community service. Lending a hand has been engrained in our culture since our state’s earliest days, when neighbor helping neighbor was often...

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Obamacare Delays Only Postpone Burdens

By Rep. Adrian Smith It has been more than six months since the Obamacare online exchanges opened and I continue to hear from Nebraskans about the problems and price increases they...

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Ditching Duplication


By U.S. Senator Deb Fischer
 Nebraskans know there’s no shortage of waste and duplication within the federal government. Countless federal programs replicate existing, more effective programs at the state or local...

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Responsible and Meaningful Tax Relief f…

By Governor Dave Heineman As we began the 2014 Legislative Session, I outlined in my State of the State address to the Legislature that Nebraskans deserve tax relief. I emphasized that...

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Spring is also the season for scams

The Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents to be on the look-out for scam artists targeting, mainly older citizens, now that the weather is beginning to warm up. Fillmore...

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Arbor Day event in Exeter planned for Ap…

Do you live in the Exeter community and have a child that was born after April 2013? If so, then you and your baby are welcome to take part in...

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FC Historical Society Notes

The Fillmore County Historical Society met on March 18, President Doug Rung, presiding. Minutes were read and approved and Agnes Anderson gave the treasurer's report to be filed for audit. We had...

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Fillmore Central Student Earns Award

The Southeast Nebraska Career Academy Program (SENCAP) held its annual Professional Development Day for all the Career Academy students on Tuesday, March 25. The event was held at Southeast Community...

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Tax Day Quickly Approaching

By Rep. Adrian Smith Tax Day – April 15 – is quickly approaching and many Americans are still working to complete and file their 2013 tax returns.  This year, I have...

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Legislature Denies Governor's Budget Vet…

By Russ Karpisek The Legislature is into the final few days of session and this week we received Governor Heineman's vetoes of legislation we had passed.  Among them were several line-item...

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Preparing our Sons and Daughters for Suc…

By Governor Dave Heineman One of the best ways to grow Nebraska is to provide job opportunities for our young people so they remain in Nebraska. Our task is to prepare...

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Good-Paying Jobs

By U.S. Senator Deb Fischer Whenever I speak with Nebraskans looking for work, they always tell me one thing: they want a good-paying job so they can provide for themselves and...

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Museum Day will be May 6

The 20th annual Fillmore County Fourth Grade Museum Day will take place on Tuesday, May 6, at the City Park in downtown Fairmont.

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Brabec, Reinsch, Prater on Korean War Ho…

By GREG SCELLIN, Signal Editor Three Fillmore County Korean War veterans took part in the largest Honor Flight group in history last week, as the three Geneva men joined nearly 500...

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BVCA Partnership Announces 2013-2014 Sch…

Blue Valley Community Action Partnership (BVCA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the “Blue Valley Community Action Partnership Scholarships” and the “BVCA Partnership Vocational Scholarships” for the 2013-2014 school...

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Farmers Cooperative Helping To Fight Hun…

In Nebraska, over 252,000 people don’t know where their next meal is going to come from. This number includes some 94,000 children who need this nourishment for physical and mental...

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FC 2nd In Friend; 3rd In Superior

The Fillmore Central golf team enjoyed an outstanding week of golf, as the Panther varsity linksters claimed team trophies at both invites they played in. FC placed third in the team...

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Bridges, Loontjer Shine In Hastings

Panthers Xavier Bridges and Tyler Loontjer turned in spectacular performances at the 2014 Dale Feeken Memorial Track Meet on Friday at Hastings Adams Central.  Bridges carted off four gold medals...

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White, 400-m Boys Relay, Thomsen 1st

The Exeter-Milligan boys finished in fifth place in the team standings at the 2014 Paul Bachle/Mustang Invite, while the Timberwolf girls landed in seventh position at the 11-team meet.  The...

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Eagle Girls Second; BDS Boys 10th

The Bruning-Davenport/Shickley track teams competed in the Meridian Mustang Invite held at windblown Friend on Wednesday, April 9.  The girl’s team scored 83 points to finish in the runner- up...

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FC Golfers Third At York Quad.

The Top four Fillmore Central varsity golfers combined to card a 184, which took third place at a golf quadrangular in York on Tuesday, April 1.  Elkhorn South were team...

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Trap Week One, Three

Trap Season always seems to bring out the worst  weather of the spring.  The start of the conference season did not disappoint, with a day of cold temps, wind and...

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Panthers Top Teams At Bulldog Challenge

The Fillmore Central boys and girls won their respective divisions at the 2014 Bulldog Track & Field Challenge on Friday.  The Panther boys scored 111 points at the meet, which...

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E-M Falls To High Plains At State BB

Behind some hot shooting and 23 points from Logan Fleming, High Plains ended Exeter-Milligan's hopes for a football-basketball championship double with a 49-45 victory Thursday night in the opening-round of...

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Eagles Fall In District Final

On Tuesday, March 4, the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley boy’s team met (Nebraska City) Lourdes Central Catholic at Doane College in Crete in the D1-1 District final for the right to advance to...

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Extra Enforcement During Tournament

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol will be conducting high visibility enforcement efforts March 13-15 as fans make their way to basketball tournaments across the state. Beginning Thursday, March 13, and...

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On to Lincoln

By GREG SCELLIN, Signal Editor E-M Gets Past FCSH In Overtime To add a State basketball title to its D-1 State Football Championship this year, the Exeter-Milligan boys basketball team first had...

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BB Tournament Visitors Will See Changes …

Lincoln’s new Pinnacle Bank Arena will host all the high school championship basketball games as well as some preliminary rounds for the first time this year.  The girls tournament is...

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Hinrichs Wrestles Back To Third Place At…

By GREG SCELLIN, Signal Editor After stumbling out of the gate, the Fillmore Central wrestling team charged to the finish at the 2014 NSAA State Wrestling Championships.  The Panther quartet finished...

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FC Ends Season 13-11

The Fillmore Central girls basketball team saw its season come to an end last Tuesday in opening-round play in the C1-5 Sub-district at Seward High School. The Panthers fell behind early...

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BDS Boys Muzzle Bulldogs; Enter Sub-dist…

In the last regular season boys’ basketball game of the 2013-14 season the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley Eagles traveled to Osceola to take on the 11-8 Bulldogs.  Both Crossroads Conference teams are headed...

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E-M Enters Subs 19-3

The Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves stormed from behind in the second half to take command as they downed the Dorchester Longhorns 53-40 in boys basketball Friday, February 21 at Exeter. Exeter-Milligan had trailed by...

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E-M Falls In Sub-district Final

The Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves topped the Meridian Mustangs 54-49 in girls basketball Tuesday, February 18 at Wilber in the first round of the D2-2 Sub-district Tournament. Both sides were plagued by turnovers...

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Eagles Defeat Deshler By 18; Advance To …

The Bruning-Davenport/Shickley Eagles shot down the Nebraska Lutheran Knights 48-29 in girls basketball Tuesday, February 18 at York in the first round of the D1-2 Sub-district Tournament. “This wasn’t one of...

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