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01
Jul
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I’m a self-proclaimed ‘putzer,’ I’ll admit it

I’m a self-proclaimed ‘putzer,’ I’ll admit it
I’m a self-proclaimed ‘putzer,’ I’ll admit it

Interesting information hit me late Monday, information that I’m pretty sure I went over in high school, maybe even junior high, but this past Monday, in 1956, President Dwight Eisenhower signed an act to create the Interstate Highway System in the United States.

So in consideration with the Bull’s headline this week, many of you might ask....Where you going with this Duncan?

Well here is the deal...I’m am truly a self-proclaimed “putzer,” meaning that I like to take my time getting from point A to point B and beyond.

 

 

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Wed
01
Jul
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A column about a column

A column about a column

Here’s what’s up. Finding a good column idea as of late has been difficult.

Last week was easy—I had three kids at my place all week and it was a fun adventure and great way to spend my vacation.

But without the usual events and moments I could pull my thoughts together and write about, column writing has been challenging.

It’s true that I could write about what’s happening in my life, but let’s be honest, my life is truly boring.

 

 

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Wed
24
Jun
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A sense of urgency, national events and a rookie mistake impact the pending session

A sense of urgency, national events and a rookie mistake impact the pending session
A sense of urgency, national events and a rookie mistake impact the pending session

Nebraska lawmakers are expected to return to Lincoln July 20 to wrap up the final 17 days of the COVID-19 interrupted session.

One thing they must absolutely do is pass a budget. That would be doable under normal circumstances, but what’s normal anymore? Not only has the pandemic changed things, but several killings of black people by police in other states have led to national protests.

The Legislature’s Judiciary Committee responded to weeks of protest in Omaha and Lincoln by holding listening sessions-15 hours total-in both cities. Nearly 200 people complained about racial inequality in Nebraska and injustice by law enforcement and called for action.

Committee Chairman Sen. Steve Lathrop of Omaha said he was certain that the committee had been enlightened by the sessions. He noted that the deadline for introducing new bills has long since passed and it will be a challenge to decide what can be accomplished in the final 17 days.

 

 

 

Wed
24
Jun
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Thankful for the Sutton Community

Thankful for the Sutton Community

It is impossible for my children and I to thank everyone in this community that has impacted our lives. However, I would have not felt right leaving the Sutton Community and not at least trying to express our gratitude from the past 10 years.

They say small towns can be hard to “break” into, but from the moment I arrived in Sutton, I have felt incredibly welcome. The moving truck was gone a mere three hours and my first two students arrived at my door knocking to meet their new principal.

As I got to know the community and the amenities that came with it, people greeted me and were very friendly. It didn’t take long, but I felt a sense of belonging and part of the Sutton family quickly. Because of that, it hasn’t been a job being in Sutton, it’s been home.

I want to thank my school family: my administrative team, my teachers, custodians, kitchen staff, the para’s, school board members, and transportation team.

 

 

 

 

 

Wed
17
Jun
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A love-hate relationship

A love-hate relationship

Recently Sony announced the release of the new Playstation 5 (PS5), and for those who don’t know what that is, it’s a game console.

If you have learned anything about me in reading my column through the years, you’ll know I’m a huge video game player.

This PS5 is futuristic-looking, with sleek, pearl white sides and a shiny black center, this console is what the future could look like as technology moves forward.

In showing a coworker the PS5 and talking about it with my cousins (who are also huge video game players), we somehow got on the topic that new game consoles or phones or even vehicles aren’t built as strong or last as long as their counterparts.

 

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Wed
17
Jun
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A world without the postal service, NOT good

A world without the postal service, NOT good

Things in life we have very little control of can be so frustrating to me, take for instance, the United States Postal Service in many ways is being threatened by some of our United States governmental leaders with threats of cutting or not delivering funding to the USPS.

This to me is so very frustrating, because of the impact USPS has on our business, just as it does with every business, but we rely on USPS to deliver the Clay County News, as do community newspapers all across the country.

What happens if that service wouldn’t be available? The financial impact that USPS is facing, and historically has faced throughout the years, would cause a major adjustment to our lives, not just in the form of our business life as a newspaper, but to all of us.

 

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Wed
10
Jun
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Economic opportunity for every american

Economic opportunity for every american

Smith

Across our nation, 2020 has been a year of upheaval. Since March, our lives have been drastically different as we have stayed home, worked remotely, and avoided gathering in large groups to help protect the health and safety of our most vulnerable populations. We have taken extraordinary steps in our personal, professional, and social lives in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Wed
10
Jun
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Let’s get Nebraska growing...

Let’s get Nebraska growing...

Last year, Nebraskans came together in the wake of unprecedented flooding to prove the meaning of “Nebraska Strong.” After experiencing the most widespread natural disaster in state history during the spring of 2019, Nebraskans worked to rebuild bigger and better than before. The recovery was remarkable. By the last quarter of 2019, Nebraska had the fastest-growing economy in the midwest.

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Wed
03
Jun
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If things work out, lawmakers to gather July 20 to finish business

If things work out, lawmakers to gather July 20 to finish business

With the Nebraska Legislature set to gather again in about a month (July 20), the most frequently asked question is will they get anything accomplished with just 17 days left?

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Wed
03
Jun
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Allow protesters a voice; stop all the violence

I will never fully understand what it means to be any other color than white.

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