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02
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Rheu•ma•toid Ar•thri•tis

by Ashley Swanson
 
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints and results in painful deformity and immobility, especially in the fingers, wrists, feet, and ankles. I was seven when I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in both of my knees. Many doctors said it could have been caused by the fact that I was born a month late, and my knees were so stuffed up into my stomach/chest that it took a while to “straighten” them out.
 
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Value of Family...

by Tory Duncan
 
How many times have we all said, “I’ve got to get together with my family...It’s been forever since I’ve seen so and so.” Sometimes, the value of family is as priceless as anything. After talking with an aunt of mine, of which, I haven’t spoken to for months, not because of any issue, but simply because neither of us have picked up the phone to catch up.
 
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Speech Nerds

by Ashley Swanson
 
When it comes to speech, I get just about as excited as someone going to watch a sport, or more, I get competitive, even when I’m not competing. An analogy to wrestling— which, congrats to all wrestlers on a job well done at state; be proud of the hard work and time you’ve put into preparing for those matches— I’ve deemed speech kind of like wrestling in terms of it being both an individual and collective team effort to rank in the top points.
 
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Memorable Weekend...

by Tory Duncan
 
Each year as I make the trek to Omaha for the Nebraska State High School Wrestling Championships, I speak of the amazement of the annual event. A total of 896 wrestlers, battling it out in 14 weight classes in each of the four classifications.
 
 
 
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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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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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.
 

 

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03
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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.
 

 

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