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  • How can women bridge the retirement gap?

    Feb 29, 2024

    March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day for celebrating all the accomplishments of women around the globe. But many women still need to make up ground in one key area: retirement security. Women’s challenges in achieving a secure retirement are due to several factors, including these: • Pay gap – It’s smaller than it once was, but a wage gap still exists between men and women. In fact, women earn, on average, about 82 cents for every dollar that men earn, according to the Census Bureau. And even though this gap narrows...

  • Add layers of protection to financial strategy

    Dec 15, 2022

    To achieve your financial security, and that of your family, you will need to create a comprehensive strategy. But for this strategy to succeed, you’ll need to guard it from various challenges – and that means you’ll need to build in different layers of protection. What are these challenges – and what types of protection can be used to defend against them? Consider the following: • Challenge #1: Protecting your ability to reach your goals – To achieve your long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you’ll need to build...

  • Smith, Craig Introduce Bipartisan Year-Round E15 Legislation

    Dec 15, 2022

    WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Representatives Adrian Smith (R-NE) and Angie Craig (D-MN) introduced the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act of 2022, bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would enable the year-round, nationwide sale of ethanol blends higher than 10%, helping to lower fuel prices and improve stability and certainty in the U.S. fuel market. This bill is supported by the largest unified group of farming, biofuels and oil companies to date.  Representative Smith’s bill is the House companion to the Senate bill... Full story

  • Nebraska Cattlemen Extends Application Deadline for Executive Vice President Position

    Dec 15, 2022

    LINCOLN, NE (December 13, 2022) – Today, Nebraska Cattlemen announced they are extending the application deadline for Executive Vice President (EVP) from November 25, 2022 to January 6, 2022.  The EVP is the chief executive officer of this volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization and serves at the direction of the Nebraska Cattlemen Executive and Finance committee and the Board of Directors. The position is full-time and on-site at the Nebraska Cattlemen office in Lincoln, Nebraska. The successful candidate will have supervisory and... Full story

  • Sidney: A Look Back

    Mike Motz|Dec 15, 2022

    145 Years Ago December 22, 1877 The Sidney Telegraph State Scraps The Kenesaw Times has gone to the happy hunting ground. Fifty thousand dollars worth of broom corn raised in Adams county this year. Howard county has three flour mills and expects to soon have the fourth ready for operation. Old Eli Perkins is begging for lecture engagements in Nebraska. “Perk” please skip us this season. The first number of a new Democratic paper to be called the Nebraska State Register will be published at...

  • CWD Detected in Central, North Central Nebraska

    Dec 21, 2018

    LINCOLN – The presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer has been detected for the first time in central and north-central Nebraska counties of Valley and Keya Paha, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Game and Parks conducted CWD sampling operations at deer check stations in its northwest and north-central deer management units during the 2018 November firearm deer season. Hunters are encouraged to access the positive results posted at OutdoorNebraska.gov/cwd/. Hunters whose deer tested positive will be contacted by...

  • Can You Afford To Retire Early?

    Dec 13, 2017

    Some people dream of retiring early. Are you one of them? If so, you’ll need to plan ahead – because a successful early retirement can’t be achieved through last-minute moves. So, if you’re determined to retire early, consider taking the following steps: Pick a date. Early retirement means different things to different people. But it’s important to pick an exact age, whether it is 60, 62, 64, or whatever, so you can build an appropriate retirement income strategy. Think about your retirement lifestyle. You may know that you want to...

  • Digitized Yearbooks Offer 37,000 Pages Of Husker History

    Dec 13, 2017

    LINCOLN – University of Nebraska-Lincoln alumni, students and friends recently completed transcribing the last of 37,000 pages of the university’s Cornhusker yearbooks, making them accessible for alumni, scholars, genealogists and history buffs. Volunteers from all over the country typed the text from scanned yearbook pages using Transcribe Our Past, a crowdsourcing website created by the University Libraries. The text and images were then combined to create the fully searchable University of Nebraska Yearbooks site. Beginning in 2013, Univ...

  • Man shot by Scottsbluff officer is in hospital

    Associated Press|Jan 22, 2014

    SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A 29-year-old man remained in a Scottsbluff hospital Wednesday after being shot by a police officer during a standoff, the Nebraska State Patrol said. Matthew Schwab was listed in stable condition at Regional West Medical Center, the patrol said. Schwab was shot by a Scottsbluff police officer around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday after holding officers at bay for nearly three hours, the patrol said. Officers were sent around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday to check a report about an armed man who was yelling while standing in a street on the... Full story

  • Sainthood in the Roman Catholic church

    Jul 6, 2013

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The faithful pray for the saints' intercession when particularly desperate. Cities around the world are christened after them. Even non-believers admire those with the "patience of a saint." The notion of sainthood varies for many people. With Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII cleared Friday to become saints, here is a quick look at sainthood in the world of Roman Catholicism. ___ THE LONG ROAD TO SAINTHOOD For hundreds of years in the church's early history, saints were chosen by public acclaim. Pope John XV led the...

  • No-Till Notes: 'What a difference'

    Mark Watson|May 28, 2013

    The weather in our region is always full of surprises and this spring has certainly been a dramatic turnaround from the drought conditions we were experiencing. These extremes in temperature and moisture from year to year really present a challenge for our agricultural producers in this region. This spring has been the complete opposite of what we experienced last year. I have visited with producers the last couple of days from around the Panhandle and the moisture received from this last storm have varied from only .35 of an inch in the...

  • Veterans history project: U.S. Navy Veteran Aldon Eckland

    Larry Nelson|May 25, 2013

    Aldon D. Eckland Petty Officer 2nd Class US Navy 1952-1956 In the summer of 1952, the Korean War was in progress. Many young men and women in the Midwest were joining the various branches of the service. Aldon Eckland--Al--fancied the U.S. Navy. He and his best buddy from school went to the recruiter at the same time and decided to sign up. They had both completed high school and Eckland held a job with the local meat processing plant, working in the maintenance section. His supervisor told him that if he went into the service, there would alwa... Full story

  • Afghan president says US wants to keep 9 bases

    Associated Press|May 9, 2013

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. wants to keep nine bases in Afghanistan after U.S. combat troops withdraw in 2014 which is fine as long as America makes “security and economic guarantees” in exchange, President Hamid Karzai said Thursday in his first public overture in what have been private talks on a future pact between the uneasy allies. The United States has not formally announced how many American troops might remain in Afghanistan after the end of 2014 when the international military coalition ends its combat mission. U.S....

  • Lawyer for Jodi Arias makes closing arguments

    Associated Press|May 3, 2013

    PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer for Jodi Arias began his closing argument Friday by imploring jurors to take an impartial view of the case and his client — even if they don’t like her. Arias smiled broadly when defense lawyer Kirk Nurmi told the jury: “It’s not about whether or not you like Jodi Arias. Nine days out of 10, I don’t like Jodi Arias. ... But that doesn’t matter.” Arias said she killed Travis Alexander in self-defense, but prosecutors say it was an act of first-degree...

  • Warren Buffett says women key to nation's prosperity

    Associated Press|May 2, 2013

    OMAHA (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett is optimistic about America’s economic future because the nation has begun to unleash the potential of women. Buffett’s views on the role of women appeared online Thursday in an editorial he wrote for Fortune magazine (http://cnnmon.ie/ZBFiri ). He says that most of America’s prosperity was created using only about 50 percent of its talent — the men. So he’s confident the country will prosper as more women excel in the workforce. “For most of our history, women — whatever their abilities ...

  • Obama backs Planned Parenthood in political fight

    Associated Press|Apr 27, 2013

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama vowed Friday to join Planned Parenthood in fighting against what he said are efforts by states to turn women’s health back to the 1950s, before the Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide, and singled out the GOP-governed states of North Dakota and Mississippi for criticism. “When politicians try to turn Planned Parenthood into a punching bag, they’re not just talking about you,” Obama said, becoming the first sitting president to address the abortion-rights group in person. “They’re...

  • Boston suspect is moved; FBI searches landfill

    Associated Press|Apr 27, 2013

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhohkar Tsarnaev was moved from a hospital to a federal prison medical center, while FBI agents searched for evidence Friday in a landfill near the college he was attending. U.S. officials, meanwhile, said that the bombing suspects’ mother had been added to a federal terrorism database about 18 months before the deadly attack — a disclosure that deepens the mystery around the Tsarnaev family and marked the first time American authorities acknowledged that Zubeidat Tsarnaeva had come under...

  • Elsewhere Briefs

    Associated Press|Apr 27, 2013

    Death toll in Bangladesh collapse passes 300 SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — With time running out to save workers still trapped in a collapsed garment factory building, rescuers dug through mangled metal and concrete Friday and found more survivors — but also more corpses that pushed the death toll past 300. Wailing, angry relatives fought with police who held them back from the wrecked, eight-story Rana Plaza building, as search-and-rescue operations went on more than two days after the structure crumbled. Amid the cries for help and the smell...

  • Police: Boston suspects planned to attack New York

    Associated Press|Apr 25, 2013

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Marathon bombing suspects had planned to blow up their remaining explosives in New York’s Times Square, officials said Thursday. New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told interrogators from his hospital bed that he and his older brother had decided spontaneously Thursday night to drive to New York and launch an attack with their five pipe bombs and a pressure-cooker bomb like the ones that blew up at the marathon. The plan fell apart after the Tsarnaev brothers were intercepted...

  • Israeli military shoots down drone

    Associated Press|Apr 25, 2013

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel shot down a drone Thursday as it approached the country’s northern coast, the military said. Suspicion immediately fell on the Hezbollah militant group in Lebanon which denied it sent the craft. Hezbollah’s Al Manar TV made the announcement Thursday through a one line statement flashed as an urgent news bar on its screen. Despite the denial, the incident was likely to raise already heightened tensions between Israel and Hezbollah, a bitter enemy that battled Israel to a stalemate during a monthlong war in 2006....

  • Autism Awareness should be every month

    Lisana Eckenrode, Sun-Telegraph|Apr 25, 2013

    April is Autism Awareness Month. But Autism is something that parents of children who have been diagnosed as autistic deal with each month of the year. The prevalence of children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has risen drastically over the past two decades. An estimated one of 54 boys and one in 252 girls are diagnosed with an ASD in the United States each year. By the Centers for Disease Control estimates, the official prevalence number is one in 88 children are diagnosed with an ASD. This number suggests rates have...

  • More rain expected for swollen Midwest rivers

    Associated Press|Apr 23, 2013

    CLARKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Communities in Illinois and Missouri fought Tuesday to hold back surging rivers swollen by days of drenching rain, even as an approaching storm system threatened new downpours. Floodwaters were rising to record levels along the Illinois River in central Illinois; roads and buildings were flooded and riverfront structures were inundated in Peoria Heights. Firefighters feared that if fuel from businesses and vehicles starts to leak, it could spark a fire in areas that could be reached only by boat. “That’s our...

  • Officials: Boston bomb suspect read jihadist sites

    Associated Press|Apr 23, 2013

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was an ardent reader of jihadist websites and extremist propaganda, U.S. officials said Tuesday, adding another piece to the body of evidence they say suggests the two brothers were motivated by an anti-American, radical version of Islam. As he lay in his hospital bed with a gunshot wound to the throat, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was charged on Monday with carrying out the bombing with his older brother, who died last week in a gunbattle. Tsarnaev could get the death penalty....

  • Elsewhere Briefs

    Associated Press|Apr 20, 2013

    Pa. inmates making own beds – building, that is NESQUEHONING, Pa. (AP) — Inmates at a northeastern Pennsylvania prison are going to make their own beds. But it’s probably not what you think. Carbon County Correctional Facility’s warden, Joseph Gross, said Wednesday at a prison board hearing that he looked into purchasing an additional 18 bunk beds. At $700 each, that’s well over $10,000. The (Lehighton) Times News says (http://bit.ly/YA8nzt) the warden found out that for around $3,400 they could buy the raw materials and make their...

  • FAA approves resumption of Boeing 787 flights

    Associated Press|Apr 20, 2013

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials intend to lift the order grounding the beleaguered 787 Dreamliner after accepting Boeing’s revamped battery system even though the root cause of battery failures that led to a fire on one plane and smoke on another remains unknown. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday it would send airlines instructions and publish a notice next week lifting the 3-month-old grounding order that day. Boeing will then have the go-ahead to begin retrofitting planes with an enhanced lithium ion battery system....

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