Chase County grad's Big Red dreams fulfilled
(High School Sports ~ 10/20/10)
LINCOLN -- It's the dream of many young boys growing up in the Cornhusker State, to someday step on the Memorial Stadium turf in Lincoln to play football for the Big Red. Just a few Nebraska boys actually achieve those dreams, especially those youngsters from the small communities across the state. Mathew May of Imperial is one of those few boys to see their Cornhusker dreams come true...
Wallace girls down Southwest for RPAC title
(High School Sports ~ 10/20/10)
Southwest High School's volleyball team might have seen Makayla Gardner in their sleep Tuesday night. Gardner haunted the Roughriders during the Republican Valley Activities Conference volleyball tournament championship finals Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Southwest High School gym in Bartley. Gardner, a 6-2 hitter, led Wallace to a four-set win over Southwest to claim the 2010 RPAC tourney title...
County reaches settlement with fired candidate
(Local News ~ 10/20/10)
LINCOLN, Nebraska (AP) -- Hitchcock County has reached a settlement with a former employee who says he was fired for running for office, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Roy Edmondson, of Culbertson, filed a federal lawsuit against the county in May, saying County Commissioner Bradford Hock asked him to withdraw from the race for Hock's seat or resign. Edmondson said that when he refused, he was fired from his job with the roads department...
(Anniversary ~ 10/20/10)
The family of Mike and Peggy Messersmith of Palisade, Nebraska is requesting a card shower in honor of the couple's 30th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 18, 1980 in Culbertson, Nebraska. Their children are Dave of Ogallala, Nebraska, McKenize of Hays, Kansas, and Keifer of Hastings, Nebraska. Cards of congratulations will reach the couple at 36305 Road 730A, Palisade, NE 69040...
Letting them go, letting them grow
(Column ~ 10/20/10)
Even though by this time tomorrow I will be well-past middle age -- since I have no intention of living to the ripe old age of 110 -- I find I still have a lot to learn. An ongoing lesson, one I continue to have to learn and relearn, is how to free others so that they too can learn. I made some progress on that one earlier this year when our "Colorado Girls" came to spend a week with Grandpa and Grandma...
Statewide radio system should inspire cooperation
(Editorial ~ 10/20/10)
The third of four phases connecting state emergency crews and officials with the Nebraska Public Power District is complete, and the entire state should be aboard by the end of the year. It's another good example of cooperation between different governmental agencies working together for the common good...
How does the NRD, state water plan affect groundwater?
(Letter to the Editor ~ 10/20/10)
In the last article we talked about the impacts to surface water from the dry year controls imposed by the 2010 revisions to the Integrated Management Plans (IMPs). This part will outline the controls and actions related to ground water users. When the original plans of 2004 were revised in 2007, compliance standards were established for the NRDs. ...
Dance instructor: Two bosses doesn't work
(Features ~ 10/20/10)
MCCOOK, Nebraska -- This is the one time when the guy is always right. "There can't be two bosses," explained Don Harpst about ballroom dancing. Harpst, along with Liz McCarty, should know: once a month, they give lessons to couples on how to navigate dances like the rhumba, jitterbug, cha cha and tango...
School bond to Arapahoe voters
(State News ~ 10/20/10)
ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Voters in the Arapahoe Public Schools District and the City of Arapahoe will decide Tuesday, Nov. 2, if they want expanded and improved school facilities and a new joint school-city library. The school project would not exceed $7,495,000. If voters approve the school project, the school district and the City of Arapahoe will enter into an agreement to build a $1 million joint-use library...
Ellen M. Miller
(Obituary ~ 10/20/10)
May, 23, 1910--Oct. 18, 2010 WILSONVILLE, Nebraska -- Ellen M. Miller, 100, died Tuesday (Oct. 18, 2010), at the home of her daughter in Lexington. She was born on the family farm near Wilsonville on May 23, 1910, to Niels Peter and Sine Jo (Holtze) Lang. Ellen went to country school. She helped do chores and farm work with her father and brothers...
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