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By Michael Matheson, Director for Americ…

By Michael Matheson, Director for American for Electricity Choice Nebraska’s Legislature established public power in 1933 to provide electricity to rural parts of the state. All parts of Nebraska received electricity...

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Secret Garden clean up day is set

The Spring Clean-up Day for the Geneva Public Library’s “Secret Garden” is scheduled for Saturday, March 25, beginning at 9 a.m.  Volunteers please bring gloves and gardening tools.  With a...

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Care packages being assembled

The Fillmore County Military Support Group will be packing care packages on Monday, March 27. The group will meet at 5:30 p.m., in the back room of the VFW Hall...

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New alert system now being used

By GREG SCELLINSignal Editor Fillmore County is now using the AlertSense emergency alert and notification system.  This is a new system and replaces the former Code Red program used by the...

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CASA To Sponsor Movie

Fillmore County CASA, in partnership with South Central CASA, is sponsoring a free movie and refreshments event at Rialto II Theater in Gevena on March 26, at 2.p.m.The movie is...

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FCDC Holds 2017 Annual Meeting

The 2017 annual meeting of the Fillmore County Development Corporation (FCDC) was held at Gary’s Brickhouse Grille in Grafton.  The evening started with FCDC hosting a social gathering with complimentary...

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The Budget Process Begins

The Budget Process BeginsSo it begins, the only work the Nebraska Legislature is required to do – adopt a balanced budget for the next two years.The nine-member Appropriations Committee –...

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State Sen. Ebke, 32nd Legislative Distri…

Quick NotesNebraska Statehood celebrations (Happy 150h Birthday) kept things at the Captiol busy last week.The “disturbance” at the Tecumseh Prison last Thursday renewed calls for the Legislature to “do something”...

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Hickey sentenced

David A. Hickey, 37, of Geneva was sentenced on Friday afternoon by Fillmore County District Court Judge Vicky Johnson to eight years with the Nebraska Department of Corrections for a...

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Groundwater Awarness Week March 5-11

Take Action Locally to Have a Big Impact LINCOLN, NE (March 3, 2013) – Groundwater. As the word suggests, it’s the water that’s hidden beneath our feet in the cracks and...

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Top Spellers...

A total of 34 students took part in the 2017 Fillmore County Spelling Bee last Wednesday at the Fillmore County Courthouse.  Earning top honors in the seventh and eighth grade...

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Pioneer, Heritage Farm Family Award appl…

The AK-SAR-BEN Foundation is currently accepting applications for the annual Nebraska Pioneer and Heritage Farm Awards.  Sponsored by AK-SAR-BEN Foundation and Nebraska Farm Bureau, the program honors farm families in...

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Geneva man to serve at least 13 months i…

By Signal Staff Multiple charges and cases made against a Geneva man were bound together, and Fillmore County Court Judge Michael Burns sentenced Bradley A. Slapnicka, 51, on all of them...

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Budget Balancing Progressing

By Governor Pete Ricketts Balancing the budget is not only a tradition in Nebraska, but it’s also a requirement because our state cannot borrow money to finance the state’s budget.  Just...

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Empowering People out of Poverty

 By Rep. Adrian Smith We live in a country built on opportunity, but too many Americans face roadblocks to moving up the economic ladder.  As chairman of the Ways and Means...

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Repealing The Death Tax


By U.S. Senator Deb Fischer Nebraska has a long, proud tradition of family owned businesses. Walk down any street, in any town in our beautiful state, and you’ll find them: the...

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Dangerous Crossing

  By GREG SCELLIN, Signal Editor The dangers of a  railroad crossing on a Fillmore County gravel road were the topic of conversation last Wednesday morning.Representatives with the Nebraska Department of Roads...

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Sen. Ebke in Fillmore County

Neb. state senator Laura Ebke will be in Fairmont this Saturday from 9:30-11 a.m., at Fairview Manor for a town-hall type event.  Ebke will then travel to John E’s in...

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Champions, 14-0

The Bruning DaenportShickley fifth and sixth grade boys won the GAED League tournament in Geneva over this past weekend.  They had an undefeated season going 14-0.

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FC Girls Tops In Concordia For 7th Strai…

The Fillmore Central girls won eight individual events at the 2017 Bulldog Track & Field Challenge on March 17 and the Panthers boys picked up an event win.  En route...

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Brandt Signs Letter of Intent For Doane …

By Leesa K. BartuExeter Signal Correspondent Trystan Brandt likes to get a jump on things, and by jump we mean long jump.Brandt holds the school record at Exeter-Milligan for long jump...

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All-SNC Boys Basketball

Four Fillmore Central boys have earned post season Southern Nebraska Conference (SNC) post-season basketball awards.Panther senior Adam Hoarty joins Milford senior Jaidon Policky; Centennial sophomore Jack Hirschfeld; Heartland junior Lane...

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All-SNC Girls Basketball

Three Fillmore Central girls earned post-season basketball awards recently—including a pair of Panther freshman.FC guard Macy Scott earned a place on the Southern Nebraska Conference All-conference second team.  Fellow freshman...

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Tegtmeier Earns All-GPAC Honorable Menti…

Morningside College’s Bryce Koch, a 6-6 senior center from Dell Rapids, S.D., is a first-team selection on the 2016-17 All-Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Men’s Basketball Team as selected by...

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Eagles Fall To Randolph At State

The Bruning-Davenport/Shickley Eagles' 2016-17 basketball season came to a close at Lincoln East on Thursday, March 9, when they lost to Randolph in the first round of the NSAA State...

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Eagles Advance To State

By GREG SCELLINSignal Editor Bruning-Davenport/Shickley needed a win in the D1-1 District final last Tuesday to earn a berth into the 2017 NSAA State Class D-1 Basketball Tournament.  And, standing in...

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E-M Ends Up Fourth At State

By GREG SCELLINSignal Editor A last minute addition to the NSAA State Class D-2 Basketball Tournament, Exeter-Milligan wasted little time making its trip to Lincoln an enjoyable one by upending Sandhills/Thedford...

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E-M Falls To FCSH In Sub-districts

Exeter-Milligan was unable to get past Falls City Sacred Heart in its opening-round contest with the Irish in the salty D2-2 Sub-district in Wilber.  The Timberwolves fell 72-51 and ended...

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FC Loses To Milford In Sub-final

Fillmore Central ended its solid season with a 63-52 loss to Milford (18-5) Thursday night in the C1-4 Sub-district final.  The Panthers finished their 2016-2017 campaign at 16-9.The top-seeded Eagles...

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BDS Advances To District Final

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley traveled to Tri County High School to compete in the D1-2 Sub-district this past week.  On Tuesday, top-seeded BDS took on fourth-seeded McCool Junction, who had earned the right...

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FC Falls To Milford

In the match-up of No. 2 and No. 3 seeds last Tuesday in C1-4 Sub-district play, 10-11 Milford led from start to finish to end Fillmore Central's season at 10-12...

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Eagles Fall To Friend In Subs, End 16-7

The Bruning-Davenport/Shickely Eagles girls basketball team faced off against the Friend Bulldogs in the D1-2 Sub-district semi-final game last Tuesday night at Tri-County.  The Bulldogs, who came into the contest...

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Dorchester Upsets E-M In Sub

Thanks in part to an amazing 23-point first-quarter performance, Dorchester managed to upset state-rated Exeter-Milligan 59-57 in the Timberwolves' first game in the D2-1 Sub-district in Wilber. The Longhorns led...

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Panthers Down TC

Fillmore Central ended its regular season with a 66-44 victory over Thayer Central on Friday night in Geneva.  The 15-8 Panthers led the contest 31-19 at the break and maintained...

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BDS Heads Into Subs At 17-4

Davenport/Shickley Eagles boys’ team completed their regular season with a trip to Daykin to take on CRC opponent Meridian.  The Eagles 64-22 victory allowed them to complete a sweep of...

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E-M Enters Postseason At 12-10

Exeter-Milligan completed its regular season with a 70-48 victory over Dorchester on Friday.  The 12-10 Timberwolves exploded for 25 second-quarter points en route to a 42-17 advantage at the break.E-M...

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