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 By Ivy Joy Johnson    Opinion    August 3, 2022 

Delta Dawn When That Light Comes On

“These [words of God] are seeds sown in good ground: those who hear the Word, accept it, act on it and bear fruit some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundredfold.” Mark 4:20.   Faith-SEED is...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    August 3, 2022 

Straight Talk From Steve

Earlier this month I wrote an article on how the Nebraska Department of Administrative Services has been unable to account for $10.5 billion in State expenditures. $10.5 billion is more than the...

 

Battle at Rzhev

In the early days of World War II, 1939 to 1940, the Nazi German war machine advanced across eastern Europe, until its soldiers stood on the outskirts of Moscow, deep into the Soviet Union, poised...

 

Values Where They Count

Over time I’ve heard people criticize different restaurants on their first day out. The food wasn’t right. The delivery was slow. The lights were too soft. We’re all good at fifth-quarter...

 
 By Pete Ricketts    Opinion    August 3, 2022 

Countering Communist China

This month, I issued a proclamation declaring July 2022 as “Victims of Communism Month” in Nebraska.  This is the second year in a row that I’ve issued this proclamation as a way to highlight...

 

Delta Dawn When That Light Comes On

“These [words of God] are seeds sown in good ground: those who hear the Word, accept it, act on it and bear fruit some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundredfold.” Mark 4:20.   Faith-SEED is...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    July 27, 2022

Straight Talk From Steve

Earlier this month I wrote an article on how the Nebraska Department of Administrative Services has been unable to account for $10.5 billion in State expenditures. $10.5 billion is more than the...

 

Dream Big

It is often noted by counselors that one of the most important parts of life is finding importance. There is Robert Fulgrum’s book “What on earth have I done with my life?” There is the thought...

 

Recividism in Nebraska

Reducing the number of people who return to prison is a key goal of any criminal justice system. In Nebraska, more than 70 percent of those discharged in 2019 have not returned to the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services...

 
 By Deb Fischer    Opinion    July 27, 2022

Senate Internships

Every fall, spring, and summer, my office provides some outstanding college students with the opportunity to intern in Washington, D.C. or at one of our state offices. These internships give students...

 
 By Pete Ricketts    Opinion    July 27, 2022

Telling the Story of Chief Standing Bear

 One of America’s greatest civil rights heroes is from Nebraska.  Yet nationally, almost nobody knows about him.  As Nebraskans, we’re changing that by telling Chief Standing Bear’s story....

 
 By Van Yandell    Opinion    July 27, 2022

The Making of a Celebrity

Mark 14:44-46 “And he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead him away safely. And as soon as he was come, Judas went...

 

Our View

On July 13, a public meeting was held on a proposed Creative District in downtown Sidney. The discussions included, why are people moving to Sidney, what can be done to promote more curiosity of downtown, add more growth, and bridging the gap...

 

Delta Dawn When That Light Comes On

Seeking the Kingdom as in Matthew 6:33, teaches that Father God gives and we receive according to our faith (believing that what He says, He will do). “Come, now, let us reason together, says the...

 

Pestilence

On June 26, 1284, officials in a German town called Hamelin hired a musician to rid the town of its rats. The “rat-catcher’s magical flute” hypnotized the rats that followed the piper out of...

 

Collecting All the Pieces

I wonder if there’s been many studies on the psyche of society overall? We, collectively, want freedom, but only if approved policies favor our perspective of life. Person X expects to have the free...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    July 20, 2022

Straight Talk From Steve:

On July 9th delegates from across the state gathered in Kearney, Nebraska for a convention of the State Republican Party. While I did not attend this year’s convention, I was not saddened by the...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    July 13, 2022

Straight Talk From Steve:

As a Nebraska State Senator, I serve on the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee. The Appropriations Committee is responsible for deciding how the State spends its money…well, to a certain... Full story

 

Delta Dawn When That Light Comes On

“They overcame by the Blood of the Lamb, the word of their testimony and they did not cling to their old lives.” Revelation 12:11    Kingdom Plenty is accessed by prayer, but merging into debt...

 

Look Twice at Reality

I was watching a replay of sorts, a talent contest, when one of the contestants said “you can’t wait until life is perfect to feel happy.” It is a very insightful challenge for so few words. It...

 
 By Pete Ricketts    Opinion    July 13, 2022

Celebrating 85 Years of the Nebraska State Patrol

In 1937, the Nebraska Safety Patrol was formed to address the rising problem of crashes on our state’s roads.  Eighty-five years later, that organization still stands—now known as the Nebraska...

 
 By Van Yandal    Opinion    July 13, 2022

Resolve to Write Down Your Life Experiences

Jeremiah 30: 2 “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you.” Over the years I’ve found myself hurrying throughout most days and...

 

Our View

Winston Churchill is credited with one of the shortest, but most challenging speeches of the time. He didn’t cheer on the fighting men of the United Kingdom. He didn’t talk down the German advancement. He was speaking at Harrow School in 1941,...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    July 6, 2022

Straight Talk From Steve

Should government agencies be allowed to hire lobbyists? This is a question that has bothered me ever since 2016 when I first went to Lincoln to serve as a State Senator. Lobbyists are supposed to rep...

 

Delta Dawn When That Light Comes On

“For assuredly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea!’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes those things he says will be done, he will have (...

 

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