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29
Jul
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Is the Mail on Time in Rural Areas? U.S. Postal Service is Going to be Asking

WASHINGTON—Small towns and rural areas may soon get more attention from the U.S.Postal Service, following several  years of post office and mail sortingfacility closings. The Senate Appropriations Committee this week ordered new examination   of the on-time arrival of mail outside urban areas. National Newspaper Association President John Edgecombe Jr., publisher of The Nebraska Signal in Geneva, NE, said the new requirement resulted from NNA’s work to improve rural mail service. He expressed NNA’s thanks to Sen. Roy Blunt, R-MO, for being the champion of a new rural mail service measurement 

Wed
29
Jul
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District 38 Senator Kuehn’s Part Three of Property Taxes

While the valuation of property subject to taxation by a political subdivision is dictated by market conditions and subject to the Uniformity Clause of the Nebraska Constitution, the amount of tax collected per$100 of valuation, called the tax levy, is set by each political subdivision annually. An examination of your property tax statement lists which political subdivisions you are paying taxes to and the levy rate. Expressed as a decimal figure, the rate is calculated as a percentage of total valuation collected in taxes.   n

Wed
15
Jul
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Downright Fun...

by Tory Duncan
 
You know, some may get tired of me sharing my feelings about the very quaint Clay County Fair year in and year out, but I’m here to tell you all, it IS the best fair of all, because of the simple fact that it is small. It is family oriented and it brings out true support for one another. There are no “school allegiances,” no community lines drawn. It truly is ONE COUNTY coming together to support their kids and their families, and it truly does make for one heck of a fun four days.
 
Wed
08
Jul
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A Big Week...

by Tory Duncan
 
As I mentioned last week, we’re right in the middle of the Big Summer Run! This week just might be one of my favorite weeks of each year, as the 2015 Clay County Fair kicks off Thursday in Clay Center. I certainly enjoy all the summer festivals in our county, as it is always fun to see communities celebrate and have a great time together.
 
Wed
01
Jul
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The Mid Summer Run...

Some weeks it is hard to jumpstart the “column writing brain” in an effort to pen the Bull. This week, with all the happenings that took place in Edgar and Sutton with the annual EdgarFest and Dugout Days festivities, you’d think it would be just easy to pound out the column!
 
 
Wed
17
Jun
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A True Honor...

You know, from time to time in life, I’ve had the luxury of covering and following some pretty special events and people. This past Friday night, during perhaps the longest banquet  I’ve ever sat through, came another special event.   
 
Wed
03
Jun
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LAWMAKERS SHOW INDEPENDENCE, DRAW WRATH OF SOME COLLEAGUES

A friend told me he thought this was the worst legislative session he can remember. The Governor said that lawmakers are out of touch with the people who elected them. One senator called his colleagues “spineless wimps.” Another said he would work against the re-election of every senator who voted to repeal the death penalty. Really?
 
Wed
27
May
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‘Veterans cannot suspend death’

One of The American Legion’s more recent victories helped restore the burial of veterans in one of our nation’s overseas cemeteries located on what used to be Clark Air Base in the Philippines. It is the final resting place for more than 8,600 U.S. veterans and dependents, including Philippine Scouts, who fought for the U. S. Army when the country was still an American territory.
 
Wed
27
May
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Congress Should Require the Postal Service to Report on Quality of Rural Mail Service

WASHINGTON—The National Newspaper Association has again called for measurement of on-time delivery of rural mail. Appearing in a May 19 roundtable hosted by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, NNA Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel Tonda F. Rush said Congress should follow the maxim that “what gets measured gets done.”
 
Wed
20
May
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LETTER TO DISTRICT #38

by Senator John Kuehn
One of my top legislative objectiv es during my term in the Nebraska Legislature is sustaining the vitality of rural communities.  griculture and the rural communities thatsupport it are the economic engine of Nebraska. This past session I have focused my efforts on issues that support our rural communities. Although just the beginning, I am proud of a number of successful initiatives I was able to be involved in during my inaugural session to promote rural communities. I introduced LB 318, which was included in the main budget and forwarded this week to the Governor for signature. LB 318 seeks to appropriate funds to the state’s economic development districts. Many in District 38 are well acquainted with the work of the South Central Economic Development  District as a valuable regional resources to provide planning, community, and economic  development to local governments that 
 

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