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Harvest Safety-2017

By BrandyVanDeWalle It is hard to believe that harvest is starting and just as a reminder that with harvest comes more traffic on the county roads and other stresses for farmers...

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Taking Good Steps to Promote Tourism

By J.L. SchmidtStatehouse Correspondent  Tourism. It’s the state’s third largest industry. The governor and the Legislature have worked to expand the commission and look at creative ways to bring more outside...

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September 13 Views from VanDeWalle...

By BrandyVanDeWalle   Making OneAgronomistAt A TimeIn late August, seven Nebraska youth traveled to Indiana to participate in the 2nd Annual Regional Youth Crop Scouting Competition held at Purdue University’s Beck Ag...

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American Red Cross Heroes

These men are faithful blood donors to the Geneva blood drives held six times a year in the community in the months of January, March, May, July, September and November...

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FC FBLA Has Busy Summer

By:Abigail Parten, Reporter The Fillmore Central Future Business Leaders of America chapter  had a busy summer. The summer started with the annual officer retreat held on May 31. FBLA officers, Historian...

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National Leadership Conference

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) brought more than 7,500 of its student leaders, members and advisers to Nashville, Tenn., July 2-6 to participate in its National Leadership...

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Senator Fischer: Investing In Our Future…

By Sen. Deb Fischer   Like most Americans, I recognize that infrastructure serves as a core purpose of the federal government. Recently, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao visited Omaha to talk with...

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News Laws, Interim Studies, the Work of …

By:By J.L. SchmidtStatehouse Correspondent   Time marches on in the Capital City.They're playing football at Memorial Stadium, there are 116 new laws on the books and the schedule of interim studies in...

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Nebraska State Fair

By BrandyVanDeWalleThe 148th Nebraska State Fair is underway and will run through Sept. 4 in Grand Island.  and celebrate the people, products and talent of the state. Thousands of youth...

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Letter To The Editor

Dear Editor,My family, friends and I would like to thank the lovely city of Geneva for your hospitality during the Great American Eclipse of Monday, August 21, 2017.Friends we were...

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Awarded Quilt Of Valor

LaVern F. Novak was recently awarded a Quilt of Valor at Heritage Crossings in Geneva. LaVern served in the U.S. Army from September 27, 1960, to June 29, 1962. He...

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Rural Nebraskans Skirt Local Grocery Sto…

Nearly half of rural Nebraskans are bypassing their local grocery stores to buy their food at supercenters and supermarkets, according to the 2017 Nebraska Rural Poll. Local grocery stores maintain...

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Hoartys to lead parade Thursday

Dick and Deb Hoarty, from rural Grafton, will serve as the Grand Marshals for the Nebraska State Fair Celebration parade on Thursday, August 31.The Hoartys will be guests of the...

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Milligan UMC Dedication Takes Place

By JoAnn Vavra   The Milligan United Methodists had much to be thankful for on July 30. It was a day of reflection and celebration. A day to welcome, and a day...

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Purple Ribbon Meat Program

By Leesa K. Bartu   The Purple Ribbon Meat Program. It’s a win-win for area farmers along with Friend and Exeter-Milligan students. The students get fresh, locally grown beef and the farmers...

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Ag Land Management, Back to the Basics

By BrandyVanDeWalle   Anyone who owns or leases farm ground or leases it to someone else will want to attend this day-long seminar providing information and education about that ownership. Learn management...

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Trouble at the Nebraska State Patrol

By J.L. SchmidtStatehouse Correspondent   We used to joke about the Nebraska State Troopers, the guys in the funny hats. But we came to learn they were people who were generally fair...

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Value-Added Investments Grow Agriculture

By Gov. Pete Ricketts   Investments in the area of value-added agriculture are helping to grow our state’s number one industry. Many people think of traditional row crops when they think of...

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FC Falls At Freeman

Fillmore Central traveled to Adams to compete against 4-0 Freeman on Friday night.  A very hot and breezy evening was filled with big plays by both teams.  The first quarter...

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Mustangs Too Much For E-M

Exeter-Milligan was unable to get past Meridian on Friday night on the road.  The Timberwolves fell to the 3-1 Mustangs 30-0.Meridian was able to hit paydirt twice in the first...

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BDS Rolls

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley improved to 3-0 on the season with a 52-0 win over 1-3 Axtell Friday night on the road.  The Eagles scored 38 first-quarter points and added two more scores...

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E-M Spikers 3rd At MUDECAS

Exeter-Milligan finished in third place in the 2017 MUDECAS A Division Volleyball Tournament.Last Tuesday, the Timberwolves downed Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 25-22, 25-22 to begin play in Beatrice.Both Katherine White and Hannah Beethe...

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FC VB Now 8-3

Fillmore Central opended previously unbeaten Heartland 19-25, 25-21, 25-15, 25-23 last Tuesday in Geneva.  The Panthers improved to 5-2 on the year with the win.Halle Theis hammered 17 kills for...

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FC/E-M Softball 8-8 On Year

In a very rare one-game week, Fillmore Central/Exeter-Milligan rolled past Central City 10-0 in four innings to improve to 8-8 on the season.  The Bison fell to 10-9.The Panthers plated...

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BDS Wins Invite; Now 9-1 On Year

On Saturday, Bruning-Davenport/Shickley ran the table at its own volleyball invite to claim the top prize at the 2017 BDS Volleyball Invitational.  The 9-1 Eagles downed Dorchester in two sets...

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Jacobson Wins Girls' Race

Panther Grace Jacobson grabbed the gold medal at the 2017 Fillmore Central Cross County Invite on Thursday afternoon.  The Fillmore Central senior covered the Hidden Hills Country Club course in...

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Panther Spikers Now 4-2

Fillmore Central finished 1-2 at a tournament at Sandy Creek on Saturday.The 4-2 Panthers defeated Doniphan-Trumbull 25-18, 25-21, and fell to Superior, 17-25, 25-17, 25-18, and Sandy Creek, 25-21, 25-23...

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Panthers Fall At Wood River

Fillmore Central started out Friday receiving the ball with a 17-yard kickoff return.  The first drive ended with a 4th and 4 turnover on downs with an incomplete pass after...

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E-M Loses Heartbreaker, 46-44

Exeter-Milligan was up 32-20 over Pawnee City Friday night in Milligan.  The Indians outscored the Timberwolves 12-6 in the third quarter of play.Pawnee City would score a TD and two-point...

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Eagles Roll Past T-C

Seven minutes into its game against Tri County, Bruning-Davenport/Shickley was up 36-0.  The 2-0 Eagles led the contest 48-0 after one period and by the same score at halftime.  Substituting...

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E-M 6-3 On Year

With a 2-1 performance at the Friend Volleyball Invite, Exeter-Milligan finds itself with a 6-3 season mark.The Timberwolves rolled past Sutton 25-15, 25-9 on Saturday.  Both Katherine White and Hannah...

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FC/E-M Softball Even At 7-7

In its most recent action on the diamond, Fillmore Central/Exeter-Milligan dropped a pair of games in Hastings on Saturday and won a double header on Thursday in Geneva.  The Panthers...

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FC XC Invite This Thursday

The Fillmore Central cross country squad competed in the Aurora Invitational last week.  The top finisher for the Panther girls was Lauryn Monteforte, who placed 34th and covered the Aurora...

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Fillmore Central Football vs. Sandy Cree…

Friday September 1, 2017Weather: 60-70 degrees with light winds out of south, light rain during the 4th qtr.Fillmore Central earned its first victory on the gridiron Friday night by defeating...

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BDS Boys State Team Runners-up

By GREG SCELLINSignal Editor Heading into the last race of day, the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley boys 1,600-meter relay team knew what they had to do—beat the Fullerton squad by at least four places...

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One Point From CRC Team Championship

Exeter-Milligan boys track coach Brian Murphy's lethal combination of "T-N-T" combined to score 62 points at the 2017 Crossroads Conference (CRC) Track and Field Championships. Trystan Brandt netted 34 points...

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