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 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    June 24, 2020

How Are You Doing?

My wife and I begin each day with prayer, after which I run through about a dozen news sources to be informed about what’s going on that day. Lately a run-through of the day’s news agenda has me w...

 

Remebering Fatherhood

One of the deepest, yet most worn-out mantras, cliches even, is “you never know what you have until it’s gone.” Some of those life experiences, never fully return once they’re gone. I lost my...

 

Leyton Schools Concern Former Resident

Dearest Leyton Communities:   I am writing with a sincere heart and grave anxiety for the health, stability and future of the Leyton School District. Having been raised in the community, I am saddened by the ever-growing outrage of the constituents...

 
 By Pete Ricketts    Opinion    June 24, 2020

Opening for Business

June is usually the month when summer hits full swing in Nebraska.  In a typical year, Omaha would be hosting the College World Series right now. The Swedish Festival in Stromsburg, Polish Days in...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    June 24, 2020

Straight Talk from Steve Erdman

Before we officially enter into the summer months, let’s give Nebraska’s agricultural economy a check-up, so is time to take an honest look at how Nebraska’s agricultural economy is really...

 

Be Careful What You Ask For

Humanity overall has a way of pushing the envelope. If a person is told to stop at 10 minutes, they will want to go for 12, or 15. Just look at the traffic code. The State posts a speed limit at 65...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    June 17, 2020

This Should Look Familiar

Unrest, violence and hate spilling into the streets. Increasing disorder in urban areas. Talk of the need to throw out the old order and rebuild society from the ground up. This isn’t new. We’ve s...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    June 17, 2020

Straight Talk from Steve

As you know, the nation has been rocked by violent protests for the past three weeks due to the wrongful death of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. Last week some of these protestors even...

 

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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 By Bill Benson    Opinion    June 3, 2020

First Memorial Day

On February 15, 1865, General Beauregard of the Confederate States Army ordered the evacuation of all Confederate forces from Charleston, South Carolina. He knew that his army could not stop General...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    June 3, 2020

Frontiers

I’m writing this column on Sunday evening. After seeing the successful launch of the Space X rocket from a NASA facility in Florida and a successful docking with the International Space Station, I...

 
 By Bill Benson    Opinion    June 3, 2020

First Memorial Day

On February 15, 1865, General Beauregard of the Confederate States Army ordered the evacuation of all Confederate forces from Charleston, South Carolina. He knew that his army could not stop General...

 

Walking Through Memories

We traveled to a nearby memorial last weekend, a memorial garden really. It is, after all, the main purpose of a cemetery, besides the obvious. We have a fair amount of family in this location. I...

 
 By Pete Ricketts    Opinion    June 3, 2020

Reopening Prudently

Over the past three months, Nebraskans have once again shown the world how our grit, determination, and spirit of working together can help us overcome any challenge.  Faced with the greatest public...

 
 By Steve Erdman    Opinion    June 3, 2020

Straight Talk from Steve Erdman

Today we know a lot more about COVID-19 than we did before the outbreak first occurred in China’s Wuhan Province. Unfortunately, those who make the policies for our states, do not always get their...

 
 By Dan Carlson    Opinion    May 27, 2020

Hard Choice? Not Really

I hope you feel as blessed and grateful as I do that we don’t live in a large city. One thing I hope we learn from this virus mess is that God never intended for millions of people to live on top of...

 

Seasons Lost

Conversation is on again about activating pro sports seasons. The newscasters were punctuating the excitement of the Rockies hitting the field, the Broncos prepping for the fall season and the list of...

 
 By Pete Ricketts    Opinion    May 27, 2020

Stay Connected During Coronavirus

It’s hard to believe we’ve been battling coronavirus in Nebraska for over two months now.  I applaud Nebraskans for working together and successfully slowing the spread of the virus.  The...

 

There Is Hope

What is hope? According to good 'ol Webster, the definition of the word hope as a verb is "to expect with confidence; trust," and the definition of the word hope as a noun is "desire accompanied by ex...

 
 By Bill Benson    Opinion    May 27, 2020

Israel's Independence Day

On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion proclaimed Israel's Declaration of Independence. He said that the new State of Israel will "uphold the full social and political equality of all its citizens,...

 

A Dulled Daytrip

I went for a drive recently, to a region I haven't seen for, well, since the coronavirus was officially acknowledged. It is a location treated almost like a day trip destination. Go and do some...

 

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