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PBMs Horn in on Doctors’ Decisions About…

By Trudy Lieberman A few weeks ago Jean, a 64-year-old retiree from Littleton, Colorado, sent along an e-mail in response to a column I had written. I had told of my...

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Veterans Choice Card

The VA has mailed or is working on mailing cards to all Veterans that are enrolled with the VA. Most veterans in Fillmore County will get the card because we are...

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Now Comes the Hard Part, Governing

By J.L. Schmidt, Statehouse Correspondent, The Nebraska Press AssociationThe bloom is off the rose. The honeymoon is over. Time to put away the campaign promises and get down to the...

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Counting Life’s Blessings

By Senator Mike Johanns I’ve always appreciated that Thanksgiving presents an opportunity to pause and reflect on our blessings. Christmas shopping, holiday baking, and the stress of entertaining can be overwhelming...

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Addressing Challenges to Rural Health

By Rep. Adrian Smith Nearly one in five Americans, or 62 million people, live in rural and frontier communities.  As the representative of one of the most rural Congressional districts in...

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A Time to Give Thanks

By U.S. Senator Deb Fischer  As we go about our daily routines, it is often easy to become preoccupied with our busy schedules and overlook how truly blessed we all...

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UNL Ag Economics and Nebraska Bankers As…

 JuliAnna Capek of Geneva was recognized by the Nebraska Bankers Association (NBA) and the University of Nebraska –Lincoln Department of Agricultural Economics at a recent dinner at the UNL East...

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Hutchens Receives Service Award

Don Hutchens, who recently concluded a long career as executive director of the Nebraska Corn Board, has been named the 2014 recipient of the U.S. Meat Export Federation’s (USMEF) Distinguished...

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Trick Or Treating For A Cause...

The third grade class at Shickley Public School has been learning about the importance of being a good citizen.  The class brainstormed ideas on things that they could do to...

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Lichti In FFA Chorus

Chris Lichti, a member of the Shickley FFA chapter in Shickley, was on stage and in the spotlight October 29-November 1, during the 2014 National FFA Convention and Expo in...

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Doane Honor Festival...

Five Shickley band students were chosen to attend the Doane Honor Festival. It was held on Saturday, November 1. The students attending the festival were divided up among three bands...

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E-M Junior High Football Report

The Exeter-Milligan junior high football team recently completed their season with a 3-2 record. This season, the team consisted of 13 boys from E-M and three boys from Friend.On September...

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Surprise, Surprise! Nebraskans Elect Ano…

Nebraskans have elected another Republican as governor. Oh boy. Nothing like celebrating the status quo. There hasn’t been a Democrat in the Governor’s Mansion in Lincoln since Ben Nelson spent...

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Govenor Heineman: Honoring Our Veterans

Nebraskans are very proud of our veterans. Each year as we celebrate Veterans Day, it gives us the opportunity to show our respect for those who serve our nation. It...

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Two-Vehicle Accident...

Geneva Fire and Geneva Rescue squad members, along with members of the Shickley Fire Department, responded to a two-vehicle injury accident involving a van and a semi-tractor trailer Wednesday morning...

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ABATE and BVCA...

Four ABATE District No. 7 members presented Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) representative Rick Girmus with a check and toys generated from the district’s annual Toy Run Chili & Soup...

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Shickley Community Foundation 2014 Fall …

Representatives from organizations and public entities that received Fall Grants from the Shickley Community Foundation were recognized at the foundation’s annual banquet on November 7 at the Shickley Community Building. ...

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One vote decides county sup. race; road …

If ever there was an election where the message of “Every Vote Counts” can be made, last week’s General Election in Fillmore County is the poster child for this phrase.After...

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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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E-M Tops J-B

Exeter-Milligan defeated 21-11 Johnson-Brock 25-18, 27-25, 25-22 to win the D2-1 District at Norris High School in Firth.  The 24-7 Timberwolves controlled the first and third sets and came back...

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E-M Defeats Hampton, Meridian

Exeter-Milligan made it to the D2-1 District final on Thursday night after fighting its way through the toughest sub-district in the state last Monday night.The 23-7 Timberwolves defeated 24-5 Hampton...

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Deer Hunters Have Two Resources to Donat…

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reminds hunters that there are two programs that support deer donation in Nebraska: Hunters Helping the Hungry (HHH) and the Deer Exchange. HHH pays for...

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BDS Knocks Off L/N, Palmer At Home Tri.

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley ended regular-season play with a pair of victories in a home triangular on Tuesday, October 28, in Shickley.BDS defeated state-rated Lawrence/Nelson in three sets last week and took out...

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E-M VB 21-7 Entering Sub-district Action

Exeter-Milligan didn't allow an opportunity to pick up some valuable wildcard points get away, as the Timberwolves downed C-2, 17-10 Shelby/Rising City in three sets on Tuesday, October 28.  The...

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Panthers Down Superior

Fillmore Central concluded regular-season play with an impressive four-set victory at Superior on Thursday night, October 30.  The 14-15 Panthers downed the state-rated Wildcats 26-24, 24-26, 25-20, 25-20.  Superior fell...

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State Playoff Football...

The Fillmore Central defense contained the high-powered Oakland-Craig offense for most of the first half on October 31 in Oakland.  Short fields and a uncharacteristically potent aerial attack had the...

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Eagles Blank OCA 50-0

In a game featuring a high-scoring first half, the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley Eagles blanked the Omaha Christian Academy Eagles 50-0 in a game where the Eagles held Omaha Christian Academy to only...

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E-M Rolls Past RC

Ignited by a 30-0 first-quarter, the Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves crushed the Red Cloud Warriors 56-6 in the first round of the NSAA D-2 State Football Playoffs Thursday, October 30 at Milligan...

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Eagles Roll Over PC; Playoffs Next

The BDS Eagles defeated the Pawnee City Indians 50-6 in eight-man football action Thursday, October 23, at Shickley in a game where the Eagles took control early.“Our special teams had...

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FC Competes At State

Panther Conrad Schelkopf led the efforts of all Fillmore Central runners at the 2014 NSAA State Cross Country Championships on Friday, October 24, in Kearney.  The Panther senior covered the...

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