Senators react to Governor’s address

LINCOLN — Senators were feeling optimistic after hearing Gov. Pete Ricketts’ State of the State address on Jan. 10. The governor’s speech outlined some of the issues he believes most important to improving life in Nebraska. “He certainly set the right tone,” Sen. Laura Ebke of Crete said. “I was very heartened to hear him […]

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Flu bug is already hitting schools hard this year

HARTINGTON — The flu bug is taking a big bite out of attendance at local schools. On Monday 48 elementary school students and four elementary school teachers were out sick, said Elementary School Principal Sara Edwards. Cedar Catholic-Holy Trinity Principal Terry Kathol says a few kids were sent home Monday morning because of a temperature, […]

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Three people have now filed for open Dist. 40 Senate seat

CROFTON — A Crofton man has become the third person to throw his hat in the ring in the Dist. 40 Senate race. Keith Kube, Crofton, announced this week he will once again seek the Dist. 40 Senate seat. Republican Shane Greckle, Bloomfield, and Democrat George Holm, O’Neill, are also running in the 40th District. […]

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Several new bills are introduced so far this legislative session

LINCOLN — The second week of the 2018 legislative session produced a variety of bills. Here are some of the notable bills introduced this week. Several of the bills introduced related to agriculture: LB 684, introduced by Sen. Carol Blood of Bellevue, would change the beginning farmer tax credit requirements for farmers past their third […]

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Quazy is still rocking the region

BOW VALLEY — The band Quazy rocked the region Thanksgiving weekend with a performance at the Bow Valley Dance Hall Saturday night. The band gained notoriety through the Midwest in the 1970s, and the group was inducted in the Nebraska Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. “That was very special,” said drummer Rick […]

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A great night for a parade

HARTINGTON — Downtown Hartington Friday night looked like a scene from a Norman Rockwell print. The 17th annual Candlelight Christmas went off without a hitch as hundreds of people came to town for the festivities. There was a little rain before the parade started, but for the most part the weather was perfect, unlike the […]

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Hoesing: Not all freedoms are popular but they are important

HARTINGTON — Defending the Constitution is not always easy, but incredibly important to the success of American Democracy, a Veterans Day speaker told local students here Monday. With Veterans Day falling on a Saturday this year, Hartington-Newcastle and Cedar Catholic celebrated the holiday on Monday with an assembly to end the school day. Duane Hoesing […]

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State title run brings back memories for former players

LINCOLN — State tournament teams have a special bond created out of success and adversity. That bond was on display here last weekend as Cedar Catholic volleyball fans and former players from the 1989 and 2012 state championship teams came out to cheer on their team. Neither of those two championship teams had the fortune […]

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Area producers work to put beef back into schools

RANDOLPH — Area students could soon see the benefits of locally raised beef. Local Cattlemen groups and other agricultural organizations have organized across the state to increase the offerings of beef in school lunches. Nebraska Cattlemen have showcased the successes of some of these programs recently, and interest is growing as cattlemen and school districts […]

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