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Fillmore County 4-H Kickoff Party

By Brandy VanDeWalle The public is invited to participate in the Fillmore County 4-H Kickoff Party held this Sunday from 5-7:00 p.m. At the Fillmore County Fairgrounds. This event is free...

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Most successful audit ever for YRTC-G

The Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Geneva (YRTC-G) received its most successful audit ever from the American Correctional Association (ACA) and again was granted a three-year accreditation, said Tony...

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Timberwolf To Tiger...

Exeter-Milligan All-Stater Kyle Jensen signed a formal Letter of Intent to play football this fall at Doane College last week.  In the end, Jensen chose Doane over Wayne State and...

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Precision Ag Workshops

By Brandy VanDeWalleLearn how to extract more information from your precision ag data at one of several Nebraska Extension workshops this winter. Yield monitor data is one of the most...

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Talk, Talk, Talk and Not Enough Action

By J.L. Schmidt, Statehouse CorrespondentSpeaker of the Legislature Galen Hadley of Kearney sounded an early warning for a session that isn’t even a third of the way through. He warned...

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Top Spellers 2015...

The 2015 Fillmore County Spelling Bee took place on Thursday, February 12, in the second floor courtroom of the Fillmore County Courthouse in Geneva. A total of 25 fifth and...

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2015 Czech Polka Music Hall Of Fame

The 2015 Musicians Hall of Fame celebration was held at Ron’s Tavern in Milligan on January 24. The hall of fame recognized eight local musicians who have contributed to the...

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Pesticide Applicator Safety Trainings

By Brandy VanDeWalle Nebraska pesticide safety education training and certification is required for restricted use pesticide product applications using label recommendations. Therefore, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture in cooperation with Nebraska...

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Recruiting Transformational Leaders . . …

By Gov. Pete Ricketts In early December, I announced a new initiative to conduct a national search for innovative and transformational leaders to serve as the Director of the Department of...

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Pushback on Unfunded Mandates Begins

By J.L. Schmidt, Statehouse Correspondent Talk of property tax relief for Nebraskans usually comes around to a discussion of unfunded mandates – those services that the state says local governments must...

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Another February snow...

Jocelyn Berggren plays peak-a-boo behind her family’s large snowman creation on Friday afternoon in Geneva (above). Jocelyn is the daughter of Troy and Shamlynn Berggren of Geneva.  Village of Fairmont...

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Council hears second pool presentation

A second company that deals with the renovation and construction of new swimming pools/aquatic centers met with the Geneva City Council last week.  And, this company’s owner was quick to...

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Nebraska 4-H Month

By Brandy VanDeWalle, UNL Fillmore County Extension Educator February is Nebraska 4-H Month, and Fillmore County is celebrating the 4-H youth who have made an impact on the community, and are...

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Mistakes Made In Hospitals

By Trudy Lieberman, Rural Health News Service Few people go to the hospital expecting their hospital stay to kill them. But sometimes it does. No one is sure of the precise...

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Growing Nebraska Agriculture Through Tra…

By Cong. Adrian Smith Nebraska's Third District is now the number one agricultural district in the nation.This designation is no surprise to the hardworking Nebraska producers helping feed the world.The Nebraska...

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Expanding Education Opportunities . . . …

By Gov. Pete Ricketts As I mentioned in last week’s column, I presented my budget recommendations and key initiatives about how we can Grow Nebraska in my first State of the...

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A Tale of Two Budgets . . .

By J.L. Schmidt, Statehouse Correspondent “It was,” as Dickens wrote, “the best of times.” Revenue and spending in Nebraska are in “a better place” now than they have been in years...

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Farm family awards

The AKSARBEN Foundation, in association with the Nebraska Farm Bureau, is now accepting applications for Nebraska Pioneer and Heritage Farm Awards. Families eligible for the Pioneer Farm award must have...

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FC Boys Get Past TC

The Fillmore Central boys enter the post-season with an 11-11 mark after a thrilling 59-57 victory over Thayer Central Friday night.  Panther Thomas Norvell hit the game winner for the...

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E-M 16-6 Entering Subs

Exeter-Milligan enters sub-district play this week with a 16-6 record (No. 4 in wildcard points in Class D-2) after a 65-39 victory at Dorchester on Friday.The Timberwolves were ahead 25-21...

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BDS Wins Sub-district; Will Play Friend …

The Bruning-Davenport/Shickley Lady Eagles took on the McCool Junction Lady Mustangs in the opening game of D1-2 Sub-district on Tuesday, February 17, at Fillmore Central High School in Geneva.  The...

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FC Gets Past Sutton In OT

It took 14 years and overtime but Fillmore Central downed Sutton in boys basketball action Friday night in Geneva.  Behind 15 points by junior forward Leyton Hopken and a solid...

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Jacobson, Schiermeyer, Adams, Hinrichs Q…

Fillmore Central's outstanding quartet of senior wrestlers didn't fail their fans, as the four Panthers quickly punched their tickets to Omaha on Saturday morning in the semi-finals at the C-3...

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SNC Wrestling Championships 2015

Fillmore Central advanced four wrestlers into the Finals of the 2015 Southern Nebraska Conference (SNC) Wrestling Championships on Friday.  And, three Panthers struck gold in Sandy Creek.FC senior Jarrod Hinrichs...

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Eagle Boys Third At CRC

The Bruning-Davenport/Shickley Eagles boys team spent the past week involved in the Crossroads Conference (CRC) Basketball Tournament held in York at the York City Auditorium.  The Eagles went 2-1 in...

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From Panther to Tiger...

Fillmore Central senior Hunter Kleinschmidt signed a National Letter of Intent on Tuesday, January 27, to play baseball at Doane College this fall. Tiger skipper Jeremy Jorgensen, whose squad finished...

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Timberwolf Girls Third At CRC

The Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves topped the Osceola Bulldogs 45-33 in girls basketball Monday, January 26 at York in the first round of the 2015 Crossroads Conference (CRC) Basketball Tournament in a...

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Panthers Second At Doniphan

The Fillmore Central wrestling team finished in second-place in the team standings at the 14-team 2015 Doniphan-Trumbull Wrestling Invite on Saturday in Doniphan.The Panthers sported five champions on January 31. ...

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E-M 2nd At CRC In York

The Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves hammered  Dorchester 59-26 in boys basketball Tuesday, January 27, at York in the first round of the Crossroads Conference (CRC) Tournament. The Timberwolves shot 53 percent from...

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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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