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Wed
04
Oct
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National Newspaper week...The days of old

By Tory Duncan

This is National Newspaper Week in the United States. In some cases this might not mean one bit of difference to most readers, but when you’ve spent most of the past 53 years associated with the industry, as I have, it definitely means something to me.

The days of hard work, long hours, and I don’t just mean hard work, I mean laborious work, physical work.

 

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Wed
27
Sep
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More Husker stuff, Wiseman shines

By Tory Duncan

Husker fans took another big breath this past Saturday when the Big Red “got by” the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers.

Tweets were blowing up my phone from those inside Memorial Stadium and from people far far away from the stadium during what we’ll just call a “sluggish first half.”

 

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Wed
20
Sep
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Times have changed in 3 years

By Ashley Swanson

It’s interesting when I think about the fact that I’ve been here almost three years...just three months shy of that anniversary.

It’s interesting because it just flew by; where did the time go?

Does anyone else remember when I first arrived in December 2014? I sure do. I was scared out of my mind and so incredibly nervous to start my new job and officially call myself an adult.

 

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Wed
20
Sep
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The sun came up on Sunday

By Tory Duncan

Husker fans of all ages, shapes, sizes, and mindsets closed out an early Saturday afternoon in total disbelief...21-17, not a “W” but an “L” in a very big way! 

Has this become the norm now with Big Red football? Are we belittled to the fact that we are a sub par football team that just can’t win the big game let alone the little game?

As I write this some, seven and a half hours after an extremely disappointing four point loss to the Huskies of Northern Illinois, a team that sadly is getting no recognition for their huge win but instead wreaking havoc on the state of Nebraska after the Huskers loss.

 

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Wed
13
Sep
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A fine line of perspective

By Tory Duncan

You know, I have truly found over this past almost two weeks now with all of the natural disasters that have gone on in North America and Mexico with the massive earthquake, that there truly is a fine line on the perspective I have on journalism, newspaper reporting!

It’s obvious we all know about Hurricane Harvey and with what has been taking place with Hurricane Irma, these natural disasters are just that terrible and unimaginable!

Wed
13
Sep
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FINDING HOPE IN THE DARKEST OF TIMES

By ASHLEY SWANSON

The U.S. is on fire and drowing at the same time.

People are losing their livelihoods, their homes, their land, and everything they’ve built, but one thing I haven’t seen people lose is hope.

I cannot begin to fathom the hurt and horror people have felt after Hurricane Harvey swept across Texas and Louisiana. I cannot begin to imagine having to watch acres of my land taken by unstoppable flames. Only once in my life have I seen a fire that took away people’s homes and the land they’ve worked so hard to keep up.

Only once in my life have I seen the tired but determined look on firefighter’s faces after working 20-some hour shifts.

 

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Wed
06
Sep
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My cup runneth over

By Ashley Swanson

There are not enough words in the world to describe how amazing Thursday evening through Monday afternoon was.

One of my best friends was set to marry the love of her life this Saturday, and I was honored to be called her maid of honor at their wedding.

I got to Norfolk Thursday evening just in time to see Teri (bride) and Adi (bridesmaid) arrive. After Teri had a makeup run-through, we got all fancy and set out on the town for Teri’s bachelorette party.

 

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Wed
06
Sep
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Concerning trends for small-town Nebraska

By Tory Duncan

Many of you understand that often times we get information in the form of “press releases.” Information that is “fed” to Nebraska newspapers that once in a great while, really stands out when I receive them.

I received an emailed release from the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) on Aug. 22, related to a rural poll that talked about the decline of support for our small-town grocery stores.

 

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Wed
30
Aug
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Keeping the future in mind

By Keuhn

The “Mindset List” has been published every fall since 1998. Compiled by faculty of Beloit College in Wisconsin, the list details notable cultural, historical, and technological events from the year that college freshmen were born.

Students entering college this fall were born in 1999, representing the last class to be born in the 20th century. They have never known a world without emojis or Amazon.com.

Humorous and written to convey the perspective of young adults entering college, the “Mindset List” provides a poignant reminder of how quickly American society, culture, and technology changes.

 

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Wed
30
Aug
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Celebrating Nebraska at the State Fair

By Ricketts

It’s fair season in Nebraska, which means it’s time to highlight the best the Good Life has to offer in agriculture, 4-H and FFA competitions, tasty foods, interesting exhibits, thrilling rides, and exciting entertainment. The county fairs held around Nebraska have already brought communities together at the local level, and now it’s time for the premiere event: the Nebraska State Fair!

In 1868, a year after Nebraska was granted statehood, the Nebraska State Fair became the place where farmers and ranchers came together annually to show off prized produce and animals, delicious pies or canned goods, and beautiful homemade handiwork.

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