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-Isms: Views on life in rural America

Last week, I received a survey from the Husker athletic office, asking questions about Memorial Stadium upgrades and potential structural changes that could be coming in the future. Questions ranged f...

 
 By Kate Hansen    Opinion    January 20, 2022 

Crop insurance options available for small grains producers

For thousands of farming operations across the country, small grains provide big benefits. Producers growing small grains cite reasons ranging from conservation purposes to the requirements of organic...

 

Legislature discusses use of ARPA funds

On Thursday, Jan. 13, Governor Ricketts presented his final State of the State Address to the Nebraska Legislature. The governor emphasized his message over the past eight years has been to Grow...

 

The people at your table

One of my favorite parables describes the difference between heaven and hell. In both places, hungry people sit at tables laden with delicious food. In hell, people suffer and starve because they...

 

Gragert outlines procedures for 107th Legislature

After a three-month break, the Legislature convened Wednesday, Jan. 5, to begin the 107th legislative session, second session. Senators were called into special session in September to complete the...

 

-Isms: Views on life from rural America

Watching a couple episodes of the CW (now on Netflix) telenovela, “Jane the Virgin,” got me thinking. Life is one big soap opera, a dramedy full of ups and downs, mixed with moments of...

 
 By Jill Kruse    Opinion    January 13, 2022

Lupus: A wolf in sheep's clothing

Imagine a condition with symptoms that present differently in each person who has it and no currently-approved lab test can definitively confirm the diagnosis. Imagine that the symptoms can flare up...

 
 By Bev Wieler    Opinion    January 13, 2022

Outside My Kitchen Window

Kicking off the new year in one degree weather, looking out my kitchen window was, truthfully, “warm” as I went from the window to a recliner and sat in front of the television, watching the Rose...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

While scrolling through my phone, I happened upon an article that caught my interest. The title: “20 Things to Do Instead of Scrolling Through Your Phone.” Ironic, right? Truth be told, I have...

 

Adulting 101: College senior transitions to next phase in life

The moment I have been waiting for since my junior year of high school is almost here-student teaching. Starting Jan. 5, I will be Mr. Rudloff, student teacher at Lincoln Public Schools for Beattie...

 

Humanity in Medicine

What does it mean to practice humanity in medicine? The phrase is used as a tagline and in book titles. Humanity and compassion in medicine is touted as something to aspire to, a noble...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

I had to chuckle, Sunday, during one of our family get-togethers, when several of us mentioned we would like to be home by 7 p.m. Why? “Yellowstone.” I was late to the “Yellowstone” bandwagon....

 

Collaboration key to success of new USDA climate-smart agriculture initiative

With the Biden administration focused on addressing climate change, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced plans for the Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Partnership Initiative....

 

Advancing rural health improves all Nebraska

DOUGLAS KRISTENSEN Chancellor University of Nebraska Kearney DR. JEFFREY GOLD Chancellor University of Nebraska Medical Center Our state’s rural areas have much to be proud of: low crime rate, outstanding community pride and neighbors willing to le...

 

Set SMART resolutions

With 2022 nearly upon us, so, too, is the tradition of the New Year’s resolution. Merriam-Webster defines the New Year’s resolution as “a promise to do something differently in the new year....

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

In the Sidebar, we have a T-shirt screen print available that reads, “Merry Stress-mas.” I can relate. It’s Monday night and I haven’t started holiday shopping. In my defense, we aren’t cele...

 

Decarbonization goals establish state as clean energy leader

Nearly every Nebraskan is now served by an electric utility committed to supplying clean, sustainable energy. On Dec. 9, Nebraska Public Power District's board of directors voted, 9-2, to adopt a...

 

Enjoy winter color indoors and...

I never get tired of watching birds out my kitchen window. At times, there's a large flutter of blue jays, yet other times, I catch a glimpse of red from Mr. Cardinal. Equally as pretty is Mrs....

 

Food intolerance or allergy...Which is it?

Food intolerance and food allergy are common these days. When I was a kid, no one asked about nut allergies or gluten sensitivities when inviting you to a birthday party. You could bring homemade...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

The headline is intriguing: What’s your state’s favorite Christmas cookie? The deck headline provides the source for the nationwide poll: Google shares unique holiday searches. According to the ac...

 

Research can help keep businesses from being victims of predatory lenders

Small businesses face challenges on a daily basis and the holiday season is no exception. With the stress that comes with the holiday season, some small business owners become vulnerable to predatory...

 

Rural emergency medical services are in crisis

Emergency medical services in rural America are in a state of crisis. Difficulty recruiting emergency medical technicians and the financial constraints of EMS agencies are the major causes of this...

 

-Isms: Views on life in rural America

“Kids believe in Santa; adults believe in childhood.” Author Cate Kennedy hits the mark with that line from her short story collection, “Dark Roots.” Last week, while Scott, Elizabeth and I...

 

The palm of your hand

As a family physician living on the upper Great Plains, I have many patients of Norwegian and German descent. Thus, I am familiar with some diseases that are prone to affect people of northern...

 

Farmers using conservation practices are seeing on-farm and community benefits

Investing in soil health on the farm through implementation of conservation practices helps build resiliency in the face of our changing climate. These investments can range from in-field management...

 

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