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Leadership For Fillmore County

The Fillmore County Development Corporation (FCDC) Leadership Committee met recently to plan the 2014-2015 "Odegeo...Leadership for Fillmore County" program that will be in September. Applications are available now. The mission of...

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35th Annual Shickley FFA Banquet

On March 25, the Shickley FFA Chapter held their 35th annual FFA Banquet. Parents, supporters and members were in attendance to recognize the achievements of the members. Following the meal...

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Curtain Closes on Second Session of 103r…

By Senator Russ Karpisek, Legislative District 32 This week marked the end of my final session as a state senator.  Even though this year was often characterized by stark partisanship and...

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Taxed At Every Turn


By U.S. Senator Deb Fischer
 Each year, April 15 serves as the dreaded deadline for all Americans to file their taxes. Nebraskans, especially small business owners, spend hours going through their...

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Solutions for our Budget and the Economy

By Rep. Adrian Smith Last week, the House of Representatives passed a budget plan which honestly accounts for the federal government’s spending, proposes solutions to balance the budget in 10 years...

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Joseph Chapman Earns UNL'S Highest Hono…

Joseph Thomas Chapman of Geneva will be one of 32 University of Nebraska-Lincoln seniors to receive UNL’s highest undergraduate academic honor April 13 at the All-University Honors Convocation. Chapman will...

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Filibusters Press Final Bills into Late …

By Russ Karpisek It was a herculean effort but the Legislature packed in a full week of all-out debate, working late into the night all week to fit in everything we...

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Born to Serve

By Senator Mike Johanns
 Nebraskans are no strangers to community service. Lending a hand has been engrained in our culture since our state’s earliest days, when neighbor helping neighbor was often...

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Obamacare Delays Only Postpone Burdens

By Rep. Adrian Smith It has been more than six months since the Obamacare online exchanges opened and I continue to hear from Nebraskans about the problems and price increases they...

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Ditching Duplication


By U.S. Senator Deb Fischer
 Nebraskans know there’s no shortage of waste and duplication within the federal government. Countless federal programs replicate existing, more effective programs at the state or local...

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Responsible and Meaningful Tax Relief f…

By Governor Dave Heineman As we began the 2014 Legislative Session, I outlined in my State of the State address to the Legislature that Nebraskans deserve tax relief. I emphasized that...

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Spring is also the season for scams

The Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents to be on the look-out for scam artists targeting, mainly older citizens, now that the weather is beginning to warm up. Fillmore...

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Arbor Day event in Exeter planned for Ap…

Do you live in the Exeter community and have a child that was born after April 2013? If so, then you and your baby are welcome to take part in...

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FC Historical Society Notes

The Fillmore County Historical Society met on March 18, President Doug Rung, presiding. Minutes were read and approved and Agnes Anderson gave the treasurer's report to be filed for audit. We had...

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Fillmore Central Student Earns Award

The Southeast Nebraska Career Academy Program (SENCAP) held its annual Professional Development Day for all the Career Academy students on Tuesday, March 25. The event was held at Southeast Community...

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Tax Day Quickly Approaching

By Rep. Adrian Smith Tax Day – April 15 – is quickly approaching and many Americans are still working to complete and file their 2013 tax returns.  This year, I have...

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Legislature Denies Governor's Budget Vet…

By Russ Karpisek The Legislature is into the final few days of session and this week we received Governor Heineman's vetoes of legislation we had passed.  Among them were several line-item...

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Preparing our Sons and Daughters for Suc…

By Governor Dave Heineman One of the best ways to grow Nebraska is to provide job opportunities for our young people so they remain in Nebraska. Our task is to prepare...

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State of Council Address...

Joey Bartu of Exeter was chosen to represent the Boy Scouts of America at the State of the Council address in the state capitol. Bartu read a speech reporting on...

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Thomsen Wins Long Jump In Henderson

The Bruning-Davenport/Shickley girls were second and the Exeter-Milligan girls were sixth in the team standings at the Heartland Invitational Track & Field Meet on Tuesday, April 15, in Henderson,  The...

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Fillmore Central Girls At York

The Fillmore Central girls scored 37.5 points in a triangular with York and Central City last Tuesday in York.  The hometown Dukes scored 96 points, while the Bison notched 32.5...

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Panthers 2nd At FC Invite

Behind an invite-best 80 by Panther Kyle Bailey, Fillmore Central placed second at the 2014 FC Invitational Golf Meet on Tuesday, April 15.  The Panthers and Thayer Central both scored...

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Chapman, Loontjer Set School Records

The Fillmore Central boys outpointed York and Central City in a triangular Tuesday, April 15, in York.  In the process, the Panther boys set two New School Records last Tuesday. FC...

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BDS Girls 2nd; Boys 6th At Heartland

The BDS track teams traveled to Henderson for the Heartland Invitational last Tuesday.  The meet was windy and cool and the competition was solid, but both teams came away with...

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Prescribed Burns of Grasslands Scheduled

Prescribed Burns of Grasslands Scheduled The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will conduct prescribed burns of grasslands at several state-owned areas as weather conditions allow. These burns will stimulate the growth of...

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FC 2nd In Friend; 3rd In Superior

The Fillmore Central golf team enjoyed an outstanding week of golf, as the Panther varsity linksters claimed team trophies at both invites they played in. FC placed third in the team...

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Bridges, Loontjer Shine In Hastings

Panthers Xavier Bridges and Tyler Loontjer turned in spectacular performances at the 2014 Dale Feeken Memorial Track Meet on Friday at Hastings Adams Central.  Bridges carted off four gold medals...

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White, 400-m Boys Relay, Thomsen 1st

The Exeter-Milligan boys finished in fifth place in the team standings at the 2014 Paul Bachle/Mustang Invite, while the Timberwolf girls landed in seventh position at the 11-team meet.  The...

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Eagle Girls Second; BDS Boys 10th

The Bruning-Davenport/Shickley track teams competed in the Meridian Mustang Invite held at windblown Friend on Wednesday, April 9.  The girl’s team scored 83 points to finish in the runner- up...

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FC Golfers Third At York Quad.

The Top four Fillmore Central varsity golfers combined to card a 184, which took third place at a golf quadrangular in York on Tuesday, April 1.  Elkhorn South were team...

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Trap Week One, Three

Trap Season always seems to bring out the worst  weather of the spring.  The start of the conference season did not disappoint, with a day of cold temps, wind and...

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Panthers Top Teams At Bulldog Challenge

The Fillmore Central boys and girls won their respective divisions at the 2014 Bulldog Track & Field Challenge on Friday.  The Panther boys scored 111 points at the meet, which...

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E-M Falls To High Plains At State BB

Behind some hot shooting and 23 points from Logan Fleming, High Plains ended Exeter-Milligan's hopes for a football-basketball championship double with a 49-45 victory Thursday night in the opening-round of...

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Eagles Fall In District Final

On Tuesday, March 4, the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley boy’s team met (Nebraska City) Lourdes Central Catholic at Doane College in Crete in the D1-1 District final for the right to advance to...

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Extra Enforcement During Tournament

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol will be conducting high visibility enforcement efforts March 13-15 as fans make their way to basketball tournaments across the state. Beginning Thursday, March 13, and...

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On to Lincoln

By GREG SCELLIN, Signal Editor E-M Gets Past FCSH In Overtime To add a State basketball title to its D-1 State Football Championship this year, the Exeter-Milligan boys basketball team first had...

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