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State revenue growth estimated at 3 percent

The Appropriations Committee advanced their finalized recommendations for the Fiscal Year 2021-22 and 2022-23 biennial budget to the full Legislature. First-round debate took place this past week and all bills were advanced unanimously except LB383,...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

How do you measure a year? According to “Seasons of Love,” from the Broadway hit “Rent,” in 525,600 minutes, you measure life “in daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee, in...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    Opinion    March 25, 2021

Remarks from Mark

I’ve got a spring in my step because the time of year has arrived for college basketball’s big dance. There was plenty of March mayhem during the early rounds of the 2021 NCAA Division I men’s...

 

Summerland speechsters qualify for state contest

Three students will represent the Summerland speech team at the 2021 Nebraska School Activities Association State Speech Contest, Friday, March 19, in Kearney. Kyra Nilson, Emily Nordby and Adrienne P...

 

Let government know who's boss

Ken Paulson Director of the Free Speech Center at Middle Tennessee State University When government fails, it’s the rare public official who says, “Oops. My fault.” That’s human nature, particularly for officials in the public eye who may...

 

Governor gives green light to new DHMs

Nebraska is in the green, at least when it comes to directed health measures. Governor Pete Ricketts announced Jan. 29 the state would transition from the blue to green phase, effective Jan. 30. The...

 

Vaccine sign-up opens statewide

An online portal where Nebraskans may register for the coronavirus vaccination debuted recently. During a Monday press conference, Gov. Pete Ricketts announced the website launch for vaccinate.nebrask...

 

Remarks from Mark

I constantly have to encourage myself to be positive and not paranoid during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. When I say positive, I don't mean testing positive for the coronavirus, of course, but...

 

Grebin takes route to title one match at a time

Foresight. Summerland senior Rafe Grebin relied on it prior to Friday's Central Valley Invite. "I knew I needed to pick up at least three wins without any losses to even up my record so that I am...

 

Appropriations and COVID-19 relief bill has implications in rural America

In late December, Congress passed the Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020. A lot has happened in the time since, but we believe this legislation deserves a second look. As a joint COVID-19...

 

Nebraska governor quarantined

Governor Pete Ricketts' office issued a statement, Monday, following news that the governor had come into close contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus. "Gov. Ricketts came into...

 

Gragert outlines governor's budget recommendations

Governor Pete Ricketts delivered his State of the State address to the Legislature this past week. He highlighted 2021-23 state budget recommendations for senators. This will be his last biennial...

 

Hindsight is 2020

If 2020 vision existed, the past year may have turned out differently. Or, maybe we needed this year to define our strengths and guide us toward a revision of what we deem as normal. The year 2020 cau...

 

Congress overlooks rural businesses during critical time

JOHNATHAN HLADIK Policy director Center for Rural Affairs As they continue to face challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic, rural small businesses and communities with loans through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development...

 

The upside of 2020

Despite a pandemic that saw life around us change, not everything in 2020 was bad. Advocate-Messenger employees share a personal glimpse of the hope they experienced in 2020 and offer a wish for the...

 

Applications for Clearwater ED incentive due

An economic development program, designed to assist Clearwater businesses through COVID-19, will end Dec. 31. The Village of Clearwater LB840 Emergency Commercial Grant Program was established this...

 

Shortened quarantine time included in new state mandates

Nebraska’s latest directed health measures mirror Centers for Disease Control recommendations, shortening quarantine times for individuals who have been exposed to the coronavirus. Gov. Pete...

 

School administrators adjust calendar

Summerland School students and staff will receive an early Christmas gift this season. The final day of first-semester classes has been adjusted and holiday break will officially commence once school...

 

-Isms

If you know me well, you know that fall - primarily football season - is one of my favorite times of the year. My family has a long-standing relationship with Husker football. Before the ‘rents...

 

The power to tax is the power to destroy

The coronavirus pandemic has laid much of the American economy on its back - but a bright spot made the disaster less crippling than it might have been. That is the Paycheck Protection Program, which...

 

Interest high in NECC's first intersession

College students are choosing to take advantage of an opportunity to add additional credits between the fall and spring semesters this year by enrolling in a course or two during a time they would normally be on break. At Northeast Community College,...

 

Hospital staff works to meet coronavirus challenges

SUBMITTED ARTICLE "We recently increased the number of patient rooms that have air-disinfectant units, from four to eight, in our COVID unit here at Antelope Memorial Hospital," said Diane Carlin,...

 

As hospitalization rates reach critical levels, Ricketts releases new health restrictions

Public health restrictions in the state will take a phased approach, based on the percentage of staffed hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients. The plan, which went into effect Monday, was announ...

 
 By Mark Mahoney    News    November 5, 2020

County officials discuss security improvements

Antelope County is looking into improving courthouse security to better protect its employees. County treasurer Deb Branstiter spoke to the board of commissioners Tuesday, Oct. 13, about purchasing...

 

Governor announces state vaccination plan

Front-line health care workers and individuals with underlying health conditions will be the first Nebraskans to receive a coronavirus vaccine, once approved. Gov. Pete Ricketts announced, during a...

 

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