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Articles from the June 10, 2020 edition

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Annual Potter Carbowl Set for June 26-27

Cars, bikes, food and entertainment take center stage as the Potter community rolls out the carpet for Carbowl 2020. The event starts Friday evening, June 26, with the day-long event set for...

 

Fair Board Axes 2020 Event

The sounds of auctioneers announcing the next animal and its handler will be quiet this year, only a memory of past fairs. There won't be any pulled-pork sandwiches or grilled hamburgers and cold...

 
 By Cindi Allen    News    June 10, 2020

Board certifies 2020 Primary Election: No recalls necessary

The 2020 primary is officially in the books. Members of the Board of State Canvassers reviewed and approved the results of the statewide election. No problems were noted in the Canvass Board review, and no state races qualified for an automatic...

 

Legion Baseball Resumes Play

As of June 1, the State of Nebraska opened sports venues, albeit cautiously, and baseball returns to the field June 18. Schools are permitted to open weight rooms for all student athletes as long as...

 

Celebrating Friday Night

Where's the beach? This beach cruiser is just one of the many vehicles that showed up for Friday's cruise night. Downtown Sidney was busy Friday evening a variety of every type of car, pickup and...

 

Master Gardner Tips

Here is the weekly crop of Master Gardener tips from Nebraska Extension in the Panhandle. These tips are relevant to local lawn and garden issues in the High Plains and follow research-based recommendations. This week’s tips come from Vicki...

 

No Longer America

“Come and sit with me a moment, grandson, I want to tell you of how it used to be, When America was a republic and the people around here were free. The year was 2020 when everything started to...

 

A Social Balancing Act

It didn’t start in Minneapolis. It didn’t really start in Fergusson, MO., a few years ago. Several years ago, the education industry, broadly speaking, adopted the theme of making students lifelon...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    June 10, 2020

Collectivism vs Individualism

The ideological war we’re witnessing in America is as old as mankind. We’ve see the pattern played out over and over throughout history. Prosperous and powerful nations become corrupt and detached...

 

Nearing Retirement? What Questions Should You Ask?

The recent market volatility has affected just about everybody’s financial and investment situations – so, if you were planning to retire soon, will it still be possible? Of course, the answer depends somewhat on your employment situation. With...

 
 By Doug Birky    Community    June 10, 2020

Protest With Prayer

Americans are stunned. In the first five months of 2020, not only have we been discouraged by political battles and world-wide pandemic devastation, but most recently we have also been shocked and angered by a racist crime which has resulted in...

 

New Deputy Assessor

Hajek Sworn into office: Deputy Assessor, Jordan Hajek was sworn in Friday, May 22 by the Honorable Judge Derek Weimer. She was hired in January of 2019 and has worked very hard and studied very hard...

 

Project Investigation Fever-Related Data as Early Indicateor of COVID-19 Outbreaks

Lincoln — Putting a smart thermometer to the ear could mean putting an ear to the ground for future COVID-19 outbreaks and the consequences of relaxing social distancing, says a University of Nebraska–Lincoln engineer. Alongside colleagues from...

 
 By UNMC    Community    June 10, 2020

Ride Safely When Using ATVs

It may appear to be like a toy, but the power found in ATVs (all terrain vehicles) can quickly turn deadly when they are misused. In 2016, the Nebraska department of Health & Human Services documented 578 hospital emergency room visits due to ATV inc...

 

Straight Talk from Steve Erdman

This is the time of year when farmers and ranchers are receiving the valuations on their parcels of agricultural and horticultural lands. While most of these valuations have been fair and accurate, so...

 

DHHS COVID-19 Update

LINCOLN – During the past seven days, the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the state increased by 16 to 186, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) data dashboard. The state case total, as of 5:45 p.m. Ce...

 

Farm Credit Supports Community Shepherds of Dalton and Gurley

In 2016, a group of people met to establish the Community Shepherds of Dalton and Gurley. They were offered the Presbyterian Church in Dalton as their home. The Community Shepherds is administered by...

 

Kaisers Open Commons for 'Work From Home' Option

The home should be a sanctuary, a place of shelter. For many, the home office is a way of doing business outside of the office, a place where the home is managed and official work of the home is...

 
 By Bill Benson    Opinion    June 10, 2020

DNA and Father's Day

In Bill Bryson’s 2003 book, A Short History of Nearly Everything, he writes, “If your two parents had not bonded when they did—possibly to the second—you wouldn’t be here.” Your existence...

 

Dual Art Show Features Nordkyes

Merle Nordyke will be showing photographs at the Petrified Art Gallery during the months of June and July. Regional painter Ron Nordyke will also be displaying a series of paintings of “quilts and...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    June 10, 2020

'Tools to Thrive'

Since 1949, the month of May has marked Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. This campaign aims to draw public attention to the sobering fact that in any given year, one in five...

 

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