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Youth Learn Crop Scouting Skills

By BrandyVanDeWalle At the beginning of the month I coordinated the fourth annual Crop Scouting Competition for Nebraska youth in which five teams from across Nebraska competed. It was held in...

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Gov. Ricketts: Growing Trade With Canada

By Gov. Pete Ricketts This week, I am leading a trade mission to Canada.  The importance of Canada as a trading partner that is helping grow Nebraska cannot be overstated.  Canada...

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Sen. Fischer: Working Together For Resul…

By Sen. Deb Fischer We often hear that Congress can’t work together, or that Republicans and Democrats are unable to find compromises on behalf of the American people. While there are...

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Galaway Wins National Award

Nancy Galaway of the GFWC Fairmont Woman’s Club has won third place in the GFWC National Poetry contest with her poem “The Old Man.” The announcement was made at the...

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Fillmore County Part Of FEMA Disaster Ar…

By Signal Staff Severe storms, tornadoes and straight-line winds, which occurred from June 12-17, have caused  government officials to declare a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster for Banner, Box Butte...

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Preparing for the Great American Eclipse…

By Gov. Pete Ricketts In a few short weeks, thousands of visitors from across the country will flock to the Good Life to witness a once in a generation event. With...

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Yin-Yang: Stories That Didn't Make the O…

By J.L. SchmidtStatehouse Correspondent In journalism school we had to write obituaries as "punishment‚" for having misspelled words in our stories.Today, while I don't relish death, I do look forward to...

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Fillmore County prime location for eclip…

By Signal Staff Soon, citizens and travelers throughout a large portion of the state of Nebraska will have the chance to see a rare celestial event—a total solar eclipse.On Monday, August...

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Butterflies

By BrandyVanDeWalle ButterfliesThe office has received numerous questions regarding the abundance of butterflies (most of what I’ve seen are Painted Lady butterflies) in the area.  An extension entomologist told me the...

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New principal at FCHS

By GREG SCELLINSignal Editor For the first time in nearly three decades, when students return to classes next Wednesday at Fillmore Central High School, they will be greeted by someone other...

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Back to School Tips

By BrandyVanDeWalle   Back to School TipsWith the school year quickly approaching, this means the busyness of afterschool activities and homework assignments will be here soon. As families are pulled in different...

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800 Shows

By Signal Staff And they said she wouldn't last,  LOL.Helen Johnson's performance last week at Heritage Crossings in Geneva marked a full-circle journey for the Geneva songstress.  Johnson performed her "Helen's...

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Flexibility Due To Drought

As conditions deteriorate and drought expands across much of the Northern Plains, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering assistance to farmers and ranchers through numerous federal farm programs...

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Local Music Ambassadors Travel To Europe

The Nebraska Ambassadors of Music, through Voyageurs International, has sponsored music trips to Europe and Greece for Nebraska Music students for over 30 years, traveling every other year during the...

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Free Lots, Other Incentives for Rural Po…

By J.L. SchmidtStatehouse Correspondent   Free Lots, Other Incentives for Rural Population Growth?You couldn't pay me to live there. Or, could you?At least one state senator, Dan Hughes of Venango (population 165)...

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Biegert into Hall of Fame

Last month, nearly 500 members of the beef industry gathered in Denver, Colo., to honor four individuals for their dedication to the cattle-feeding business. Jeff L. Biegert—founder of Midwest PMS...

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Car Wash-Break In

Photo and info by Leesa K. Bartu The Exeter Police Department and the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a string of burglaries in the area.  The most recent of which...

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Friesen Elected To Board

Quinton Friesen, retired healthcare executive and Charlotte resident, was recently elected to the Worldwide Fistula Fund (WFF) Board of Directors. Mr. Friesen most recently served as Executive Vice President Chief...

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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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Mick, Krehnke Pace BDS Boys

Hunter Krehnke and Thomas Mick paced the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley boys' effort at the 2017 Crossroads Conference (CRC) Track and Field Championships. Krehnke zipped to victory in the 110-meter hurdles by covering the...

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BDS, E-M Girls Compete In CRC

Between the Exeter-Milligan and Bruning-Davenport/Shickley girls track teams, the two squads were able to only produce one individual event winner at the 2017 Crossroads Conference (CRC) Track and Field Championships.Timberwolf...

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Panther Golfers 5th At SNC Meet

Fillmore Central landed in fifth place in the team standings at the 2017 Southern Nebraska Conference Golf Championships.  Milford took top team honors with a 362 and Superior was five...

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Panther Boys At SNC Meet

Kole Karcher paced the Fillmore Central boys at the 2017 Southern Nebraska Conference (SNC) Track and Field Championships.  The Panther junior placed second in the 1,600-meter run in Centennial in...

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Schmidt, Broman, Jacobson Win Events At …

Three Fillmore Central girls struck gold at the 2017 Southern Nebraska Conference (SNC) Track and Field Championships.Alexis Schmidt heaved the shot put 43-feet, 10.5-inches to win the event in Centennial. ...

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FC Golfers Busy Week

The Fillmore Central golf team played through the busiest week of the season so far, as the Panther linksters hosted a quadrangular at home last Monday and ventured to tournaments...

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Timberwolf Boys Team Champs At Tom White…

The Exeter-Milligan boys brought back a team title at the Tom White Track Invite in McCool Junction on April 24, with a team score of 114. Seniors Tryston Brandt and...

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Dickson Moves To DT For Cowboys

LARAMIE — Spring camp is the time for position changes. There were the ones announced before camp: Logan Wilson from weakside linebacker to middle linebacker, Gavin Rush from left guard...

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Eagles Compete At Tom White

The Bruning-Davenport/Shickley boys had a score of 67 at the Tom White invite in McCool Junction on April 24.The Eagle boys took eight top three placements at this track meet...

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Panthers Runners-up At St. Paul

The Fillmore Central golf squad tied for runner-up team honors at the 2017 St. Paul Golf Invite last week.  Aurora cruised to the team title on Thursday, April 20, after...

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FC Girls 1st; Boys 6th At TC

The Fillmore Central girls enjoyed some tremendous success last Tuesday at the 2017 Dan Tesar Invite at Tri County High School. The Panther boys were not able to capture an...

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Jacobson, Schmidt and Girls 4x400 Win In…

Despite facing the likes of Class B powers Waverly, York, Beatrice and Crete, the Fillmore Central girls produced three event wins at the 2017 Yowell Track Classic.Panther Grace Jacobson trimmed...

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BDS Thinclads Compete In 2017 E-M Track …

The Bruning-Davenport/Shickley boys scored 81 points at the 2017 Exeter-Milligan Invite, while the Eagle girls notched 33.5 points. The BDS boys were fifth in the team standings and the Eagle...

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Timberwolf Boys Win E-M Invite

The Exeter-Milligan boys were the team champions at their own invite last Tuesday, while the Timberwolf girls landed in fourth place at the seven-team meet. The E-M boys won six...

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E-M Boys 2nd At Heartland

The Exeter-Milligan boys scored 91 points and took team runner-up honors at the 2017 Heartland Invitational Track Meet. The Timberwolf girls combined to score 67 points to land in fourth...

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Krehnke, Mick Win Gold In Henderson

The Bruning-Davenport/Shickley boys scored 64 points at the 2017 Heartland Track Invite and the Eagle girls scored 15.5 points on April 11.BDS senior Hunter Krehnke took gold in the 110-meter...

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