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Articles from the August 13, 2013 edition


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  • Gubernatorial candidate Carlson visits Sidney as part of statewide tour

    Caitlin Sievers|Aug 13, 2013

    Tom Carlson loves the campaign trail. After announcing his candidacy as a Republican for Nebraska's 2014 gubernatorial race, Carlson and his wife, Margo have been traveling the state, meeting people and hearing their concerns. "That's the thing that we do best," Margo said. "We could not wait to get out here." While touring the panhandle this week, the Carlsons visited with shoppers in the grocery store in Dalton and attended the Greek Festival in Bridgeport. "We had so much fun and talked to... Full story

  • Name recognition

    Dave Faries|Aug 13, 2013

    Several fits and starts were required before I could find any rhythm to this column. We were catching up on a weekend of recorded television after a quick trip to the banks of the Mississippi, and I sat down to write while—not my choice—a Sunday Morning segment on Michael Bolton replayed in the background. To me, Bolton ranks in the same muck with Kenny G, Celine Dion and pretty much anyone else responsible for overdubbed, under thought hits for the masses. Yeah, his talent is not in question. But even he admits that people remember his hai...

  • Panhandle project hopes to bring millet into the agricultural forefront

    Floyd Brandt|Aug 13, 2013

    The fields have been cut and the wheat has been harvested. Now some Nebraska farmers will turn their attention to millet. The old world grain was once considered bird seed, at least in the U.S. These days, however, it is an important—though finicky—agricultural product, used as food and in medicines, brewed into beer and cycled into bio-fuels. Growing millet is a challenge. The season is short, the stem fragile and panhandle winds can knock down a portion of a farmer's profit on any given day... Full story

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