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Wed
09
Sep
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Have We Sent Lawmaking Down A Slippery Slope?

By J.L. Schmidt
Statewide ballot initiatives have been allowed in Nebraska for more than 100 years. There are 21 other states that allow such initiatives brought about by the petition process. Since 1912 there have been 69 such measures put before voters and roughly a third of them have been successful. Nebraska’s unique one-house legislature was created by a successful resolution approved by voters in 1934. Likewise, the length of service by those elected senators was limited to two terms by the initiative process.
 
 
 
 
Wed
09
Sep
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How Nebraska Ranks...

By Governor Pete Ricketts
Wed
02
Sep
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Maybe You CAN Go Home Again

by J.L. Schmidt
 
I set out on the six-hour drive with great expectations. I was going to see friends, catch up on their lives and share tidbits of the past 50 years. It was to be a time of homecoming and celebration. I knew the old hometown would be somewhat familiar, but perhaps a little strange since I hadn’t been there for years. Then thoughts of Thomas Wolfe’s epic, “You Can’t Go Home Again,” hit me.
 
Wed
02
Sep
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Gov. Pete Ricketts: “A Great Nebraska Tradition”

by Governor Pete Ricketts
 
This week, Nebraskans across our state are converging on Grand Island for the Nebraska State Fair which runs through September 7th. Since 1868, Nebraskans have gathered together to celebrate our state’s agriculture industry, enjoy unique entertainment, and discover the latest products our state’s entrepreneurs offer. In recent years since the fair’s move to Grand Island from Lincoln, it has continued to grow, flourish, and highlight the very best of Nebraska.
 
Thu
27
Aug
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Fall Season is Upon Us

As of late, it’s been getting chillier by the day, especially in the morning and in the evening when the sun starts dipping below the hills. Fall season sort of sprung on us this year, and while I am not a fan of the colder weather that’s sure to come, I am a fan of what fall brings.
 
Thu
27
Aug
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Marty Lane...

Just the title alone, some of you might be saying to yourself, “Oh my, what’s Duncan got going on in his head this week?” Well, in all actuality, while having some downtime Monday night before hitting the sack, my mind was running full of moments in life that really have formed me as the person I have become.
 
Wed
19
Aug
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Old Trusty Coming to Clay Center Sept. 12-13

The 33rd annual Old Trusty Antique and Collectors Show has been set for Sept. 12-13, at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Clay Center. This year’s features include Ford, Fordson, Ferguson and  ord vehicles and century old engines.  On Friday, Sept. 11, the Trail Ride will begin at the John Deere dealership in Fairfield. The group will start heading for ClayCenter between 12:30-1 p.m. Saddle horses are welcome to join the wagons.   

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Wed
19
Aug
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Always Impressive...

Once again, as it has happened so many times, the people of Clay County continue to  impress me.  Sunday night, as communitiesthat support Sandy Creek Public Schools came together to help one of their own students and families out, I walked around chatting with folks, gazing at the support for a little guy and his family. I just stood in amazement at the outpouring of help and assistance the communities of Edgar, Fairfield,  

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Wed
12
Aug
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HARVARD NEWS

By Jennie Paulus
 
School is starting, so drive careful and watch out for the school children. Also, sports will be starting soon; let’s support our local teams. Bob and Sheila Yohe spent several days in Saratoga, WY, with their daughter, Jessica. They stayed to help Jessica after surgery. Diane Uken was a Fridayovernight guest at the home of her brother, Tom Knutson, of  St. Paul. Diane Uken, Lori, Ben, Trevor and Andrew Holloway spent a week in Branson, MO. They toured Silver Dollar City and enjoyed the many sights of Branson and even rode the Ducks.
 
Wed
12
Aug
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CONG NEWS

By Nina Weese
 
Another two weeks have gone by and we’re all still here. No really bad weather has happened in this area, although we are dealing with a lot of humidity, which makes for steamy days. Just a normal Nebraska summer… These past few weeks, Marlene Shirey has had her great-grandchildren visiting. This week, it was Faith Williams of York and she plans on having Tyler Williams overnight this week to come. With school coming back in session, we all had to let the little ones go back home.
 

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