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A Fluffy Sports Feature

by Ashley Swanson
 

When it comes to writing about sports I.....well, I don’t write about sports. I could probably learn and I really should, but I’m a news person. Anyway, despite my lack of knowledge on how to write sports, I am OK at writing features. So, without further adieu, here is a sports feature that contains hardly any information about the actual sport. Last Friday night wasn’t very chilly. For late September, it was actually quite nice; however, earlier that day had been drowned in bouts of rain. And, although the sky lacked the dark clouds, looming ones threatened the possibility of turning Friday nights football game into a swampy situation.

Wed
30
Sep
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Respect...

by Tory Duncan
 

I am sure some of you that read the Bull week in and week out wonder where some of my thoughts come from each week....”Where’s Duncan going to go this week?” Well, this week it is easy for me, as you will see a different perspective in Jeana’s column, “Ripped Jeans,” we both share our thoughts regarding the 2015 Southern Nebraska Conference Sportsmanship Summit, held Wednesday, Sept. 23, in McCool Junction. Sandy Creek principal Jason Searle, while standing at the 4-H Horse Show at the Clay County Fair, came up and asked if I would consider talking to the students and sponsors during the summit.

Wed
23
Sep
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A Day in the Archives

by Ashley Swanson
 
Besides the occasional event that needed to be covered, I spent my Friday in the depths of the CCN basement. In said basement, we have a large assortment of archives ranging all the way back to the late 1800s. Most of the archives are bound in thick books, while others are held together by a thick sheet of huge, white paper wrapped around them. I have always been facinated with archives because they hold something of the past that many cannot remember. 
 
 
Wed
23
Sep
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Community Growth...

by Tory Duncan
 
As you will see this week, the Edgar community has begun a very important stage of moving the community forward. In addition, Sutton, which has already begun looking to the future, has taken steps to move their community forward, as well. These two communities are beginning to look down the road, look at the future and grow their communities in, what is hoped to be, positive steps. Community growth and betterment is only possible, however, with help, feedback and input during the critical stages of developing comprehensive plans. 
 
 
Wed
16
Sep
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Restoring Accountability in the Government

by Rep. Adrian Smith

 

Holding federal agencies accountable is a key responsibility of Congress. Unfortunately, the Obama administration has complicated these efforts by ignoring the Constitution’s separation of powers, bypassing the American people’s elected representatives, and taking unilateral executive action. Despite these challenges, Congress is working to restore accountability in government.

 

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Wed
16
Sep
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Building Brighter Futures for Nebraska’s Youth

by Governor Pete Ricketts

 

As I travel the state, ag producers, manufacturers, and small business owners tell me that one of their greatest barriers to growing their operations is recruiting the right talent with the right skills. The center-pivot industry needs irrigation technicians. Manufacturers face a shortage of welders.

 

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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.
 
 
 
 
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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.
 

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