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  • Hoping for a small victory for taxpayers

    Dear Editor: Let’s hope Congress moves quickly to fix a tax-related issue that President Obama’s administration just highlighted. Are employees aware that if they have a company provided cell phone for business use they must manually log and pay tax...
  • Climate change is most important issue

    Dear Editor: Being a journalist, I have seen how issues come to the forefront, and then how people tire of them and move on to another subject. There is an initial frenzy of interest, then editors feel that people have heard enough. Despite the myriad o...
  • U.S. health care finishes last

    Dear Editor: Though the U.S. is the undisputed leader in emergency health care (our technology rocks) amongst the top 10 industrialized nations, we finish last in almost every other way of measuring health care. The bulk of the reasons for this can be a...
  • Saga of the banana cream pies

    By Lori PankoninCo-Publisher I needed to provide a couple desserts for a luncheon, so why not double the recipe to make it easier? On second thought, my favorite recipe takes more time with separate layers so I’ll make one Chocolate Butterfinger Delig...
  • Yvonne and Clifford Sexson celebrate anniversary 66

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  • Engagement

    Mathew Lee and Leslie Dent Leslie Dent of Seneca, Neb., and Mathew Lee of Imperial, Neb., are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Parents of the couple are Mike and Rachel Dent of Seneca, Leon Lee of Grant, Neb., and Connie Lee o...
  • 80-year church member honored

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  • What's Up

    Scorpius visible in summer sky By Vernon WhetstoneAmateur Astronomer Let’s see now, where was I? Oh yes, Scorpius. Scorpius is one of the few constellations that actually looks like what it represents, a scorpion. The three third-magnitude stars makin...
  • Wallace fccla students receive national awards

    Forty-six Nebraska students recently received Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) awards during national competition in Nashville. About 100 Nebraska students were among the nearly 6,000 students who attended the 2009 National Leaders...
  • Rendezvous planned for Sept. 25-27

    Hayes Center Nebraska’s Grand Duke Alexis Rendezvous 2009 will be held Sept. 25, 26, and 27 near the actual site of the historic campground of Buffalo Bill Cody, General George Custer, General Phil Sheridan and the Grand Duke Alexis of Russia. The even...
  • 4-H Awards

    4-H Membership Pins One year–Caleb Breazeale,  Madisyn Cutler, Michael Dreiling, Robert Engel, Justin Hatcher, Anna Horton, Tim Johnson, Courtney McClenahan, Derek Sis, Jaclyn Kurkowski. Five years–Elliot Carlson, Rebecca Cornelius, Elizabeth Krajew...
  • 4-H Awards

    4-H Membership Pins One year–Caleb Breazeale,  Madisyn Cutler, Michael Dreiling, Robert Engel, Justin Hatcher, Anna Horton, Tim Johnson, Courtney McClenahan, Derek Sis, Jaclyn Kurkowski. Five years–Elliot Carlson, Rebecca Cornelius, Elizabeth Kraj...
  • 4-H-ers judge livestock at fair

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  • Clover Kid 4-H’ers get ribbons

      All exhibitors receive rainbow (participation) ribbons. Dept. E Road to Good Cooking Oatmeal cookies: Danielle Burge, Tanner Burge. Other baked item: Danielle Burge, Tanner Burge. Department G Horticulture Jalapeno peppers: Abby Skeels. Red toma...
  • Open Class Fair Results

    Communications and Expressive Arts Posters Open Theme–Red: Anna Horton, Anna Horton. Photography Unit I Photo Story Display–Purple: Shania Metcalf. Blue: Tanya Metcalf, Michelle Skeels. Fun With Shadows Display–Blue: Michelle Skeels. Magic Tric...
  • Fair talent show brings out the stars

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  • Fair talent show brings out the stars

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  • Cover crops in no-till hedge against drought

    Not only can cover crops planted in no-till fields fix nitrogen in the short term, they can also reduce soil erosion and mitigate the effects of drought in the long term, said a Natural Resource Conservation Service agronomist at a recent extension confer...
  • Nebraska tests grazing option in new wetland applications

    The Natural Resources Conservation Service is testing landowner interest in a new Wetlands Reserve Program option to reserve grazing rights on their contracted wetland acres. Applications are being accepted statewide from Aug. 10 through Aug. 21 at local...
  • Terraces a solution to erosion control­—funds available

    By Gene Heathers Civil Engineering Technician Natural Resources Conservation Service The last 12 months have brought heavy rains and several storms to many of our southwest Nebraska farms. With the increase in rain, we are also seeing an increase in ero...