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By Rob Langrell
Publisher of the Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Disconnect Day encourages people to set aside phones, enjoy the outdoors


A nationwide campaign is encouraging Americans to cast aside their cell phones, tablets and other devices in exchange for a day of outdoor activities.

“Disconnect Day” was unveiled earlier this month in a rally against “over-connectivity,” according to one of Cabela’s executives.

“The core idea behind Disconnect Day is to remember how rewarding the outdoors can be in strengthening the relationships in our lives,” said chief marketing officer Scott Williams. “When our children grow up, they aren’t going to remember how many likes they got on a status update (on Facebook), b...

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