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Wed
23
Dec
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The State of Nebraska Agriculture

by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts

Over the past few weeks, I have joined Nebraska Cattlemen and Farm Bureau members at their annual conferences. These events are always great opportunities to reflect on the year’s successes and challenges, while also sharing ideas on how we can work together to continue to grow agriculture, which accounts for one in four jobs in Nebraska. While our state’s farmers and ranchers have faced challenges ranging from lower commodity prices to avian influenza this year, Nebraska agriculture continues to find new ways to grow. Let’s review some of the events of the past year that positively impacted our state’s number one industry.

 

Wed
23
Dec
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Where’s the Peace, Joy in Border Closings, Gun-Free Zones?

by J.L. Schmidt

Whatever happened to peace on earth, good will to men? Is it just me, or has the world gone crazy? Are we really talking about closing the borders to keep folks from other countries out? Stop, consider your ancestry. If the border had been closed in 1902, I wouldn’t be living in America right now. We all came from immigrant stock.

 

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Wed
16
Dec
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Lucky...

by Ashley Swanson

It’s not often that I talk about myself (or try not to), but you know what?, I’m a pretty lucky person. I’ve been a pretty lucky person my whole life because of the family and friends I have, but this particular lucky feeling stems over just this past year.

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Wed
16
Dec
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Holiday Spirit??

by Tory Duncan

Have you found your Christmas  spirit/holiday spirit yet? I actually had a dream about this the other night...and in that dream, it’s almost as if it started out with the Grinch dominating the dream. 

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Wed
09
Dec
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Spring Ranch Adventure

by Ashley Swanson

A little bit ago, Tory had this story idea to do this series on lost towns in Clay County. I decided to head down to Spring Ranch for our first town—mostly because I find the history of the “hanging bridge” interesting....unfortunate, but interesting nonetheless.

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Wed
09
Dec
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Ronnie’s Day...

by Tory Duncan

It is with a heavy heart, but certainly with a big heart, that I remember a man that glowed like no other, this week. Perhaps Harvard’s most well known man, Ronnie Schwindt lost his battle with cancer this past Friday.

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Wed
02
Dec
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All Lives Matter

by Ashley Swanson
 
I’m sure you’ve heard the line, “Black Lives Matter,” numerous times. That statement has been posted everywhere from posters, to newspapers, to television and everywhere in between.

 

Wed
02
Dec
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Thankful for...

by Tory Duncan
 
I was asked last week to jot down the top 10 things I’m most thankful for. It really made me do a lot of thinking, and, while I’m not sure this is the answer that the person who asked me about this was looking for, I’m going to give it a go anyway. Even if Thanksgiving is over, I’m going to share a few thankful thoughts. 
 

 

Wed
25
Nov
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Keeping Nebraska Safe...

by Governor. Pete Ricketts
 
Nebraska has been a welcoming place to people from around the world for years, and my administration is committed to continuing to make our state a great place to live, work and raise a family. In light of the events in Paris, it is critical, however, that the Obama administration consider the safety of Americans first before moving forward with plans to resettle Syrian refugees.
 
Wed
25
Nov
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Disrespecting the American Flag, Veterans

My name is Dean Winchell. I have been a resident of Harvard for more than twenty years. I am a disabled Vet with two Honorable discharges from the U.S. Army.
 

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