Freeholding case is appealed

Freeholding appeal has been filed By Deanna Anderson District Judge William Binkard may not have the final word on the Wynot freeholding issue after all. The five plaintiffs in the case have filed an appeal on the District Court’s order that was filed by Binkard on July 2nd. The case will now go to the […]

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Baxter Black to make Cedar County appearance

FORDYCE — Appearing live at the WJ Ranch, in rural Fordyce, on Saturday, Sept. 1 will be cowboy poet and humnorist, Baxter Black. The WJ ranch is located 3 miles south of the Highway 12 and 81 intersection (on Hwy. 81) and a half-mile east on 892 Road. The show is held inside the ranch’s […]

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Podany is Good Neighbor

HARTINGTON — Virgil Podany’s musical talent along with a giving heart all played a part in the reason he was selected to receive the Good Neighbor Award for 2007. Music has always been an important part of Virgil Podany’s life. His whole family was musical according to his wife Marilyn. Virgil, who is 84, has […]

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Casal picks up Pioneer Farm Family award

HARTINGTON — Anita Casal was proud to receive the Nebraska Pioneer Farm Award, which is co-sponsored by the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation and the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers. Several family members, who included two sons and two grandchildren, were with her when she accepted the award at the Cedar County Fair on August 3rd. […]

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Neb. newspaper legend dies

LINCOLN — Carroll W. “Cal” Stewart died Wednesday, August 8, in Lincoln, he was 89. The funeral mass for Mr. Stewart will be held on Tuesday, August 14, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lincoln, 7900 Trendwood Drive. Services start at 1:30 p.m. At age 10, Cal was the printer’s devil at the Belden Nebraska […]

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St. James Marketplace to host Cowboy show

 ST. JAMES — A nationally known Cowboy Poet will perform at St. James Market Place next Saturday evening. The Western Cowboy Show will feature Ed Nesselhuf who is a western story teller and a veteran cowboy poet. Nesselhuf is a baby-boomer who was born and raised on the prairies of southeast Colorado. He travels considerably […]

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Cedar County Fair was one of the best ever

Fair wrap-up 2007 By Deanna Anderson The 2007 Cedar County Fair was tagged a success. “Overall we had a super fair,” said fair board member Larry Dybdal. “Three out of the four nights we had record crowds. The Sawyer Brown Concert and the Rodeo were huge draws to the fair. Fair board member Allen Heine […]

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New Laurel Business Featured on NET Radio Aug. 15

LINCOLN — Tune in to NET Radio Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 6:35 and 8:35 a.m. CT during “Morning Edition” as NET Radio reporter Mike Marek talks to those involved with a new business in Laurel, Neb. Marek visits Giant A&M, a company that recently moved its manufacturing operation to Laurel from San Diego, Calif., and […]

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Mathiason's life is a beehive of activity

By Deanna Anderson Who would think about naming their business Jz Bzzz other than a beekeeper with the first name of Jay? Jay Mathiason started with six bee hives in 1996; he has since expanded his bee business and created Jz Bzzz. Mathiason has a building in Coleridge that he works out of but he […]

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Coleridge Fire Department receives grant

The Coleridge Fire Department has been awarded a grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The total funds for the Coleridge Fire Department project will be $72,845 according to Fire Chief George R. Hefner. Federal funds will supply $69,203 which is 95 per cent of the total amount; the other five per cent will […]

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