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 By Lori Potter    News    January 26, 2023 

An aging breed: Nebraska's farmers are getting older. Who will replace them?

As Justin Taubenheim combined soybeans in a Buffalo County field on an October afternoon, he thought about why he does it. "I'm not farming to get rich,” he said. “I'm farming to maintain a legacy, a way of life. Faith, family and farming, in... Full story


DeKay tabbed to serve on Transportation and Telecommuncations, Judiciary committees

I'd like to introduce myself. I am Senator Barry DeKay, newly elected to represent District 40 in the Nebraska Legislature. District 40 consists of Antelope, Cedar, Dixon, Holt, Knox and Pierce...


Pillen announces flags to be flown at half-staff

Governor Jim Pillen, in accordance with a request from the White House, announced Monday that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff immediately to honor the victims of the deadly... Full story

 By JL Schmidt    Opinion    January 12, 2023

Partisanship on the line, urban-rural divide too?

There’s been a lot of talk about preserving the officially nonpartisan nature of the Nebraska Legislature. But there is another issue, occasionally discussed with similar zeal in years past, that’s creeping up again. (Gasp!) It’s the urban-rura...

 By JL Schmidt    Opinion    January 5, 2023

It's a new year and there's a whole lotta new going on

Welcome to 2023, a new year with a whole lotta new going on at the State Capitol. There’s a new governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, auditor and 14 new state senators assuming leadership roles in the Republican-dominated Nebraska...


Where have we been? Where are we going?

Here we are sandwiched between Christmas and New Year. Time to take stock of what we've been through as it impacts what lies ahead. In case you were somehow fortunate enough to sleep through it, 2022 was an election year. A couple really rich guys...


Say a prayer, Pillen wants lawmakers to tackle school finance … again

There’s an acronym that has been stirring things up in government for the last 30-plus years. It’s called TEEOSA and the mere mention of its name sends senators to consult with staff, lobbyists...


Voters approve higher minimum wage, voter ID in midterm election

Two initiative measures - one requiring photographic identification, one increasing minimum wage - were passed by Nebraska voters during the Nov. 8 General Election. Initiative 432 amends Nebraska's...


Former Republican Wright could join Nebraska governor's race as nonpartisan

Nebraska voters looking beyond the two major political parties and a Libertarian could have a fourth choice on November's general election ballot for governor. Long-odds candidate David Wright of...

 By LuAnn Schindler    News    May 19, 2022

Six advance to general election in school board race

Voter turnout in the May 10 primary election was more than 40% in Holt and Antelope counties. Summerland Board of Education A summary report from Antelope County Clerk Lisa Payne shows 49.68% of...

 By LuAnn Schindler    News    May 5, 2022

May 2022 primary election results

Update: 11:05 p.m.: Jim Pillen has won the Republican primary in the Nebraska governor's race. With 810 precincts reporting, Pillen received 72,197 votes. All election results are unofficial until ver...


Pillen plans visit to Clearwater

Antelope County residents are invited to a meet-and-greet with Jim Pillen, candidate for governor, Thursday, March 10, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Clearwater American Legion Post 267, at 507 Main...


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