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Youth Crop Scouting Competition

By BrandyVanDeWalleOne of the statewide programs I coordinate is the Youth Crop Scouting Competition which engages youth in the crop sciences. It provides youth with real-world scenarios in crop production...

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Election Laws: Senators Say No To Felons…

By J.L. SchmidtStatehouse CorrespondentAs a Caucasian septuagenarian, I have to admit that I have never felt disenfranchised, as I have gone to cast my ballot at the polling place in...

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Protecting The Taxpayer

By: Gov. Ricketts For many months, Nebraska has experienced declining tax revenues. Since last year, I have been working to constrain spending in my agencies in preparation for budget cuts. In...

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Upcoming Swan Lake Free Family Fishing…

The Lower Big Blue Natural Resources District, Beatrice Optimist Club, the Swan 5 Advisory Council and Big Indian Archers are hosting the 16th annual free family fishing day and youth...

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Boller resigns from city council

By GREG SCELLINSignal Editor The Geneva City Council worked through a light agenda at the council’s regularly-scheduled meeting on May 1.Among the items discussed last week were:• Two-term Third Ward Councilman...

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Backyard Bird Program

The Milligan Public Library will be hosting a public program about backyard birds given by Dave Titterington of Lincoln on Thursday, May 18, at the library at 1:30 p.m. Dave Titterington...

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Farmers’ Market Coupons

The Fillmore County Senior Services agency will be offering Farmers’ Market Coupons for the 2017 season. This program allows for aging adults who are at least 60 years of age...

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On-Farm Research

By BrandyVanDeWalle On-Farm ResearchOne of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had the chance to participate in is on-farm research. Although my role has switched to working mostly with youth, if there...

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Expanding Educational Opportunity

By: Gov. Pete Ricketts George Washington Carver famously said that “education is the key to unlock the golden door to freedom.” America has exemplified that truth with countless examples of individuals...

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State Fine Art Winners

Exeter-Milligan student’s District IV Fine Art entries advanced to the GFWC-NFWC. State Convention held in Seward, Nebraska on April 20-22. All won awards at the State level.List of local awards...

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Club Has Program On Sophomore Pilgrimage

The GFWC Fairmont Woman’s Club met March 18, at the Fairmont Senior Center for a luncheon and their regular meeting.President Linda Carroll welcomed members. Members repeated The Flag Salute and...

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Butler Head Start Hero

Lois Butler of Kearney, daughter of Richard and Shirley Brunkow of Milligan, was recognized as a Head Start hero in Chicago at the NHSA conference on  April 7. NHSA created...

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Creating Healthy Environments

By BrandyVanDeWalle Nebraska ExtensionCreating HealthyEnvironmentsIn an effort to promote the wide variety of programming Nebraska Extension offers, this week’s column features a brief summary from Kayla Colgrove, extension educator in the...

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May Mental Health Month

When you or someone you love is dealing with a mental health concern, sometimes it’s a lot to handle. It’s important to remember that mental health is essential to everyone’s...

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2017 Congressional Art Competition Winne…

Washington, D.C.–Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) today announced the Third District’s winning artists of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.  Smith worked with the Nebraska Art Teachers Association to coordinate the competition...

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Edgecombe receives Master Editor-Publish…

    By GREG SCELLINSignal Editor Photos by ROBERT DUMP Cedar County News Nebraska Signal publisher John Edgecombe, Jr., became the 46th person to be awarded the highest honor available from the Nebraska Press Association...

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Earth Day Program at FCMS

By Signal Staff USDA Rural Development Nebraska staff and partners joined Fairmont residents and the Fillmore Central Middle School students last Wednesday to celebrate Earth Day 2017. Rural Development highlighted a...

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Heritage Holds Over 90 Celebration

What a fantastic day when staff, residents, and families can celebrate the lives of elders that are 90 years old, or older. Residents at Heritage Crossings had the privilege of...

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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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