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Another Small Town, Another Historic Car…

By J.L. Schmidt, Statehouse Correspondent, The Nebraska Press Association Perhaps you remember the excitement almost a year ago when the sale of cars from a recently closed Nebraska car dealership drew...

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Innovation Campus Newest Piece of NU’s T…

By Senator Mike Johanns
 Throughout the years, the University of Nebraska (NU) System has transformed and adapted to meet the ever-changing needs of our state. It continues to innovate and adapt...

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Advancing the Regulation Rewind

By Rep. Adrian Smith As I’ve traveled the Third District during the August work period, I have heard from many Nebraskans about the regulatory burdens affecting their lives and livelihoods.  In...

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Here to Help


By U.S. Senator Deb Fischer This month, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to travel the state and spend time in several different communities across Nebraska from Omaha and Lincoln to the panhandle...

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2014 Nebraska State Fair

By Governor Dave Heineman Even though county fairs are winding down, and the new school year is gearing up, there is still some good family fun to be had this summer...

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Hafer New President

Incoming Geneva Rotary President Angie Hafer (right) presents Harold Janda with a plaque for appreciation for his year as Geneva Rotary president. The Geneva Rotary meets every Tuesday at noon...

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Cougar sighting?

Security camera equipment located at the City of Geneva Swimming Pool captured an unknown image near the City Ball Field area in the city’s southeast section (14th and E Street). ...

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You drink, you drive, you lose

The Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) will be participating in the nationwide “You drink, you drive, you lose” campaign, which will run August 15—September 1.  During this enforcement period, FCSO...

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Tires Recycled In Fillmore County

Over 160 tons of used car, truck, tractor, pivot and machinery tires were recycled last week in Fillmore County.  The free tire disposal was made possible by a grant given...

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Nebraska FFA Foundation Donation

Farmers Cooperative and WinField officials presented the Nebraska FFA Foundation with a $10,000 contribution during the two company's joint venture Grand Opening in Geneva on August 6.  Company officials noted...

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Special Mission Event

Gary W. Thies, Mission Development Counselor for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, will give an exciting mission presentation at Zion Lutheran Church in Shickley on Sunday morning, August 17, at the...

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SERN Meeting In Grafton

The Southeast Nebraska Resource Network (SERN) held their quarterly meeting in Grafton at Gary’s Brickhouse Grille on July 31. Fillmore County Development Corporation (FCDC) served as the host to 35...

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Fillmore County Foundation Grant Funding

Groups, organizations, or communities seeking funding for projects may find a source of assistance through the Fillmore County Foundation.Grant applications will be accepted through Wednesday, August 27, by 4 p.m. ...

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What Happens When We Get Too Much Health…

By Trudy Lieberman, Rural Health News Service Several years ago the prestigious Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, revealed something startling about U.S. healthcare. Many...

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Debate on Debates: How Many Is Enough?

By J.L. Schmidt, Statehouse Correspondent, The Nebraska Press Association When you’re the underdog – read that Democrat in a Republican state – you want to take advantage of public exposure. When...

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Back to School 2014

By Governor Dave Heineman It’s “back to school” time. Whether you are an educator, parent of a school age child or a student yourself, you are keenly aware that summer vacation...

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A Report from the Border


By U.S. Senator Deb Fischer I recently had the opportunity to travel to Texas with a bipartisan group of senators to assess firsthand the crisis along our southern border. Many Nebraskans...

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Addressing Challenges to Rural Air Servi…

By Rep. Adrian Smith For rural America, access to commercial air service is more than a convenience; it helps connect us to the rest of the nation and encourages economic growth. ...

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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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NCA All-stars

Exeter-Milligan All-Stater Nolan White will be participating in the 2014 Nebraska Coaches Association (NCA) Boys’ All-star Basketball Game, which will be played Monday, July 22, at Lincoln North Star High...

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Fillies League 12 And Under Champions

The 2014 SLS Silver 12 and Under League Tournament was held in Geneva on June 21-22. Seven teams showed up to battle for the League Crown. The hometown Fillmore Fillies began...

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Disney All-Star Duals...

Trevor Adams and Jarrod Hinrichs competed at the ESPN Wide World of Sports 2014 AAU Disney All-Stars Wrestling Duals Tournament, in Orlando, Fla., June 26-July 1. Several individual and community...

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