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Wed
17
Feb
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President’s Budget Forces Americans to Shoulder Costs

by U.S. Senator Adrian Smith

Wed
17
Feb
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Legislative Letter to District #38 Residents

by Sen. John Kuehn, District 38

Agriculture is the undisputed foundation of Nebraska. The economic engine of our state, Nebraska agriculture represents one in every four jobs and over $23 billion in economic impact. The vitality of our rural communities, the conservation of our natural resources and the protection of our defining culture as Nebraskans is inextricably linked to the success of the 50,000 Nebraska farm families who provide food, fiber and fuel for every Nebraskan and millions more globally.  

 

Wed
10
Feb
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Growth & Development

by Ashley Swanson

 

What does it take to help a community grow? For sure, helping a community grow and develop takes time. And it takes hard work from people who actually take interest in seeing their beloved hometowns reach new goals.  

 

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Wed
10
Feb
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Social Contradiction...

by Tory Duncan

Is the new age of communicating via our phones really social media? Or is it social contradictions, even more specific, is it social disconnect? I found myself amazed Monday night during three games of action at the Southern Nebraska Conference tournament in Utica, as to how many people really missed out on why we were all at Centennial High School...to watch basketball! 

 

 

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Wed
03
Feb
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Young Leaders in Nebraska Agriculture

by U.S. Senator Adrian Smith
 
Speaking with nearly 200 young farmers and ranchers from across our state recently reinforced to me how bright the future looks for Nebraska agriculture. At the Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers conference in North Platte, future producers shared their ideas for how to keep the industry thriving in the coming years.
 

 

Wed
03
Feb
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Pig Ownership May Be a Defining Moment in Urban-Rural Relationships

by J.L. Schmidt
 
This little piggy went to market … this little piggy stayed home. It’s not the destination that has caused one of the biggest urban-rural disputes in the Nebraska Legislature since Initiative 300 was offered as a solution to the farm crisis in 1982. This year’s debate is about LB176, a bill that would allow corporations to own hogs being prepped for market.
 

 

Wed
27
Jan
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Paint Your World Purple

by Ashley Swanson

How are you going to paint your world purple? This was the first question asked to Dawn Piper, our wonderful driver, Tina Nelson, Rachael Mitchell, myself, and everyone else who walked through the Holiday Inn doors in Kearney for the annual Relay For Life Workday. 

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Wed
27
Jan
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Are You Ready???

by Tory Duncan 

This being my seventh year of coverage of events and activities throughout Clay County, I still always find it hard to believe how fast time flies. I’ve touched on this very subject, countless times throughout the years I’ve been with the Clay County News. 

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Wed
20
Jan
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Being A Mentor

by Ashley Swanson
 
My school, any of them, really, never had the Team Mates program such as those in the county. Because of this, I had never heard of it. A morning tour around the county with Tory would bring a conversation about Team- Mates and what people did while being involved with it. He told me how people signed up to meet with a student an hour once a week. During that hour, you could help your mentee with their homework, go play on the playground, and have lunch with them at the school. It sounded like a fun program to be involved with, so as soon as I could, I signed up to become a mentor.
 
 
Wed
20
Jan
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Voluntold...

by Tory Duncan
 
For sometime now, a new word has been a strong part of language around these parts...That word, used several times during Monday night’s annual Sutton Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting is...“Voluntold.” According to the creator, Doug Douglas of Sutton, Voluntold simply means this....“It’s when you are volunteered for duty, and later told that you have been volunteered to do such task...AND, you’re thankful for that person that voluntold ya.”
 
 

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