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Innovative Youth Corn Challenge

Many of you who know me probably know how much I enjoy working with youth. I’ve taken a statewide leadership role in Nebraska Extension engaging youth in the crop sciences...

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32nd State Legislative District Update …

The 104th Legislature convened on January 7, and included 18 freshman members, including myself. The historians of the Unicameral say that is the second largest class in history, following only...

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A Bold Agenda for America’s New Congress

The annual State of the Union Address is a great tradition and an excellent opportunity for the President to lay out his agenda to the Congress and more importantly to...

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Can Government Be Run Like A Business? L…

Nebraska’s new governor, Pete Ricketts, has promised to run government like a business. Not surprising since he came from a business background. We’ve heard politicians promise to do the same...

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Agriculture: Trends, Topics & Tomorr…

The Farmers & Ranchers College was formed in January 2000 with the purpose of providing high quality, dynamic, up to date educational workshops for area agricultural producers in south central...

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The New Wears Off Quickly As 2015 Sessio…

Five of the nine members of the Legislature's Appropriations Committee are new to the budget-setting body that meets almost every day that lawmakers are in session. Three of those five...

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A New Year with New Opportunities . . .

Recently we welcomed a new beginning with the arrival of the 114th Congress. We have many new faces and there is a sense of excitement in the air as we...

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Gov. Pete Ricketts: We Can Grow Nebraska

I am humbled and honored to serve you as the 40th Governor of the great State of Nebraska.Now is a time of new beginning for our state. As I look...

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Rescue Squad

Geneva Mayor Rod Norrie (middle) stands between four members of the Geneva Rescue Squad who were on recent rescue calls that involved transports who were in full cardiac arrest and...

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Rural burglary arrests made

A man and woman burglary team, who hit several farm yards in the area just northeast of Geneva, have been arrested by deputies with the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO)...

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Donovan re-elected president; new member…

The Fillmore Central School Board elected officers and welcomed new members Doug Gergen and Shaun Farmer to the board during the first meeting in January.  Jim Donovan was re-elected school...

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Health Insurance Brings New Tax Headache…

By Trudy Lieberman, Rural Health News Service Choosing an insurance policy either from your state’s shopping exchanges or from an agent selling on the open market is nothing less than daunting...

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Smith Announces 2015 Congressional Art C…

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) is encouraging high school students in Nebraska’s Third District to submit their artwork for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition by March 2, 2015.  “The Congressional Art...

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Cow/Calf College Quickly Approaching

Cow/Calf College Quickly Approaching The second program for the Farmers & Ranchers College program is rapidly approaching. My colleague Dewey Lienemann has an excellent Cow/Calf College lined up for cattle...

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Gas Leak

Signal photo by Greg ScellinThe city block just west of the Fillmore County Courthouse was completely blocked off last Tuesday night, January 6.  Firefighters with the Geneva Fire Department geared...

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County Board re-organizes

For the first time in over a dozen years, a woman sits on the Fillmore County Board of Supervisors. Susan Johnson of Geneva was sworn in on Thursday morning in the...

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New aquatic center ideas splashed around

Freezing temperatures and swirling winds outside didn’t stop the Geneva City Council from talking about water slides, inner-tube rides on lazy rivers, sunbathing on lounge chairs and slipping around on...

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Rural Mail Will Suffer With More Mail Pl…

By John Edgecombe Jr.Publisher, The Nebraska Signal, Geneva, and President, National Newspaper Association A friend of mine from South Dakota noted that the U.S. Postal Service delivered a lump of coal...

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BDS Boys Improve To 15-1; No. 2 In Wildc…

Last Tuesday, the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley boys basketball team traveled to McCool Junction for a Crossroads Conference (CRC) game against the Mustangs.  BDS was seeing its first action since winning the MUDECAS...

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E-M Defeats Mustangs; Fall To BDS

The Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves defeated the Meridian Mustangs 61-46 in boys basketball Tuesday, January 20 at Exeter. The Timberwolves shot 55 percent from the field in the contest.The Timberwolves jumped in...

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Panthers Fall By One Point

Panther Alexis Schmidt shoots over a Trojan defender Friday night in Geneva.  The Fillmore Central freshman forward scored seven points in the one-point loss. The Fillmore Central Panthers battled back and...

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Panthers Runners-up In Hebron

Jividen 27-6; Jacobson 28-4; Schiermeyer 32-3; Adams 34-1; Hinrichs 38-0; All champs The Fillmore Central wrestling squad took runner-up team honors at the 2015 Thayer Central Wrestling Invite.  The Panthers notched...

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BDS Wins MUDECAS Tourney

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley spent the past week in Beatrice participating in the 86th annual MUDECAS Basketball Tournament that features 16 schools ranging in size from class D-2 to class C-1.  Eight of...

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Panther Girls Now 3-11 On Season

The Fillmore Central Panthers were downed by the Wood River Eagles 41-24 in girls basketball Thursday, January 15 at Geneva.Wood River jumped in front 15-8 after the first quarter, and...

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Panthers 9-0 At Tri County

Adams, Jacobson, Schiermeyer notch career milestones Friday and Saturday's Dual Tournament at Tri County was all about career milestones and team victories for the Fillmore Central wrestling team.  The Panthers went...

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FC 4th At 17-team Home Meet

Fillmore Central had two wrestlers take top honors at the 2015 Fillmore Central Holiday Tournament.  The Panthers had two more grapplers earn runner-up honors at the talent-laden, 17-team tournament on...

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FC Runner-Up Honors

Fillmore Central took team runner-up honors at the 2014 Osceola Wrestling Invite.  Panther Wyatt Schiermeyer was invite champion at 152 pounds, while teammate Jarrod Hinrichs took the gold at 285...

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E-M Boys Blast Bulldogs

The Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves rolled over the Friend Bulldogs 58-38 in boys basketball Tuesday, December 16 at Exeter as the winners took control early.The Timberwolves took the lead 16-6 after the...

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E-M adds D-2 trophy to its D-1 State cha…

Completing one of the most impressive three-year runs in 8-man football history, Exeter-Milligan parlayed 26 fourth-quarter points into a 40-26 victory over Anselmo-Merna in the NSAA Class D-2 State Football...

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Eagles can't handle Hemingford; State ru…

After holding Hemingford to just one first down on the Bobcats' opening possession of the 2014 NSAA Class D-1 State Football Championship, Bruning-Davenport/Shickley marched the pigskin down field 35 yards...

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Nebraska December Outdoor Calendar

 The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in December: Dec. 1 – Bobcat hunting and trapping season opens Dec. 1-31 – Muzzleloader deer hunting...

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BDS Outscores GACC To Make D-1 State Fin…

In a display of offensive fireworks, the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley Eagles battled to an up-and-down, thrilling 44-40 win over the (West Point) Guardian Angels Central Catholic Bluejays in the D-1 State Play-off...

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E-M To State Final For 3rd Straight Year

In a game featuring a high-scoring first half, the Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves rallied to top the Falls City Sacred Heart Tigers 28-22 to advance to play at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's...

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BDS Swats Bees, Advance

The BDS Eagles crushed the Bloomfield Bees 60-20 in D-1 State Football playoff action Wednesday, November 5 at Shickley in a game where the two teams rolled up 679 total...

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E-M Pounds CWC By 40

The Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves trounced the Chambers/Wheeler Central Renegades 58-18 in D-2 State Playoff football action Wednesday, November 5 at Milligan.Exeter-Milligan stayed unbeaten at 10-0.The Timberwolves jumped ahead 14-6 after the...

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Eagles Fall To Friend In Sub-district VB…

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley gave top-seeded Friend all it wanted and more last Tuesday night in the finals of the D1-2 Sub-district at Fillmore Central High School.  In fact, the Eagles could have...

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