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Congress Should Require the Postal Servi…

WASHINGTON—The National Newspaper Association has again called for measurement of on-time delivery of rural mail. Appearing in a May 19 roundtable hosted by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental...

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Generations of Selfless Service

By U.S. Senator Deb Fischer As Americans, we owe an enormous debt of gratitude to our veterans. Last week, we celebrated the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. As we...

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Remembering Our Military Heroes

By Rep. Adrian Smith 

Memorial Day commonly marks the long-anticipated start of summer.  Community pools open, backyard grills fire up, and people hit the road for a long weekend spent with...

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Prescription Drug Prices Climb into the …

By Trudy Lieberman, Rural Health News Service There’s no getting around it. Americans are using more medications and spending more for them. The latest evidence just came from Express Scripts, the...

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CASA Volunteers Bring Hope

Imagine being a child who loves her parents even though sometimes it hurts to live with them. Now imagine having the police or social workers come to your home and...

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Be A Hero... Read

You have only a couple weeks left to donate non-perishable canned goods or household items to the library for their donation to the 10/11 Can Care-A-Van and Blue Valley Community...

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Shickley Attends Museum Day

The Shickley fourth grade class participated in the Fillmore County Museum Day at Fairmont on May 5. The students were able to tour the Ashby Building and see many items...

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On-Farm Research App Puts Resources at Y…

By Brandy VanDeWalle, UNL Fillmore County Extension Educator Since I have been working with the Innovative Youth Corn Challenge, I have had the goal to engage youth in agronomy-related fields and...

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Exeter-Milligan Athletic Banquet Special…

Story by Leesa K. BartuExeter Signal Correspondent Exeter-Milligan held their Athletic Banquet on April 28, in the gymnasium on the Exeter campus.This year there was a surprise guest speaker, Kevin Sjuts...

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Ricketts: Compromising, Serving, Prepari…

By Gov. Pete Ricketts Compromise on ADC IncreaseProtecting Nebraska's most vulnerable citizens and families is one of the core functions of state government and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human...

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Former Gov. Busted, Nurse Practitioners …

By J.L. Schmidt, Statehouse Correspondent Former Governor Dave Heineman has agreed to reimburse the state $250 for using public resources to announce his application for the University of Nebraska president’s job...

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Damage minimal in county; DHHS services …

The Fillmore County Board of Supervisors worked through a light agenda at the county board’s regularly-scheduled meeting on May 12.Among the items discussed at last week’s meeting were:• Fillmore County...

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Hazardous Waste Collection

A free household hazardous waste collection was held at the County Shop on Saturday, April 25. Items such as paint, cleaning products, lawn and garden chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, used oil/antifreeze...

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E-M FCCLA Attends State Conference

By Mary Lou Vossler, FCCLA Advisor Over 1,100 students from all areas of Nebraska gathered for the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference held in Lincoln...

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Flooding

Last week’s heavy rains had devastating consequences for communities such as DeWitt and Hebron. I’d like to share some resources Extension has compiled to assist families coping with the aftermath...

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Volunteer Of The Month

Amy Hendrickson is a student at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Kearney/Buffalo County CASA is proud to honor Amy for her hard work to get to know the children...

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Geneva water, sewer rates discussed by c…

Geneva residents, more than likely, should be expecting a small increase in their water and sewer bills. Randy Hellbusch with the Nebraska Rural Water Association was invited by the Geneva City...

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2015 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) congratulates Madison Yantzie of Shickley High School Thursday morning in Shickley on her fourth place finish in the Third District’s 2015 Congressional Art Competition.  Madison’s artwork...

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Timberwolves Qualify 10 For State

Exeter-Milligan qualified 10 athletes for action this weekend in the 2015 NSAA State Track and Field Championships.  The Timberwolf boys finished district team runner-ups with 86 points, while the E-M...

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BDS Sends 13 To Omaha; Girls District Ru…

The Bruning-Davenport/Shickley track teams headed to Henderson on Wednesday where Heartland hosted the D-6 District Track Meet to qualify participants for the NSAA State Track and Field Championships held in...

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Panthers Qualify 13 For Omaha; Both Fill…

Fillmore Central enjoyed an excellent meet on Thursday in Hebron, as the Panther boys and girls both earned team runner-up honors at the C-4 District Meet at Thayer Central.  And...

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Amber Pribyl Signs With Midland Universi…

Amber Pribyl signs to play volleyball at Midland University surrounded by her parents Tim and Mary Kay Pribyl and Midland coach Paul Giesselmann and Exeter-Milligan coach Darcy White.

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Newest Bronco...

Bruning-Davenport senior Grant Norder signed with the Hastings College Broncos baseball team last week. He was joined by Hastings head baseball coach Steve Spongberg and his parents Ted and Sheri...

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BDS Girls Champions, Eagle Boys 2nd At R…

On Thursday, the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley track team traveled to Sandy Creek to participate in the Russ Snyder Track Invite hosted by Lawrence-Nelson.  The track and field areas were a little soggy...

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Panther Boys Race Past Field At FC Invit…

Fillmore Central's Xavier Bridges captured four gold medals on Thursday and helped propel the Panthers to an easy team victory at the 2015 Fillmore Central Track and Field Invite.The Panther...

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Fillmore County State Trap Results

Pictured (above, L-R) are Carson Tatro, coach Ron Schropfer and Lauryn Monteforte. The Fillmore County Trap team was part of the 2,532 shooters (138 more than last year) that participated in...

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Thomsen, Pribyl, Zelenka, Boys' 4x8 Earn…

Exeter-Milligan's Maitlyn Thomsen was a double gold-medal winner (long jump and 400-meter dash) at the 2015 Crossroads Conference (CRC) Track and Field Meet.  Also winning gold for the Timberwolves on...

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BDS Track Teams Have Busy Week

Last Monday, the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley Eagles track team started a busy week by attending the McCool Junction Invite.  Due to a rain out and a rescheduled MUDECAS Conference meet the team...

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Panther Boys SNC Team Runners-up

The Fillmore Central boys' 400-meter relay squad of  Xavier Bridges, Nate Rasmussen, Josh Taylor and Christian Lovan struck gold at the 2015 Southern Nebraska Conference (SNC) Track and Field Championships...

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Bailey, Norvell Medal At FC Golf Invite

Last Monday, Fillmore Central landed in fourth place in the team standings at the 2015 FC Golf Invite at the Hidden Hills Country Club in rural Geneva.  The Panthers combined...

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Timberwolf Girls Team Champs; Boys Secon…

The Exeter-Milligan girls claimed the team championship at the 2015 E-M Invite in McCool Junction on Tuesday, April 21.  The Timberwolf boys battled McCool Junction for the top spot on...

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Eagle Girls 3rd; Boys 4th At E-M Invite …

On Tuesday, April 21, the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley track team went to McCool Junction to participate in the seven-team Exeter-Milligan Invite.  The girls scored 102 points and finished third, while the boys...

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FC Boys Team Champs; Panther Girls 2nd

The Fillmore Central boys were team champions at the 2015 Dan Tesar/Tri County Invite on Tuesday, April 21, and the Panther girls were meet runners-up.  The FC boys scored 89...

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Pribyl, Horne Strike Gold In Henderson; …

The Exeter-Milligan girls landed in fourth place in the team standings at the 2015 Heartland Track and Field Invite, while the Timberwolf boys landed in sixth place at the nine-team...

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Eagle Girls Third In Strong Field At Hea…

On Tuesday, April 14, the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley track team traveled to Henderson to participate in the nine-team 2015 Heartland Invitational.  The girls finished in third place and the boys were seventh.Catherine...

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New State Record...

Defending Class D State pole vault champion Catherine Mick talks strategy with her dad and coach, John Mick, on her next attempt at the 2015 Heartland Invite on Tuesday, April...

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