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How do we sustain rural America? The question was discussed Monday in Norfolk during a town hall meeting titled "Growing Together." The event, sponsored by the Aksarben Foundation, included speakers...

 

Alternative Assessments

Sitting down in your favorite chair next to a warm, crackling fire in the fireplace enjoying a good, intellectually stimulating book is a form of relaxation. Well, in today's world, that book is...

 

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A recent New York Times article, "Farm Country Feeds America. But Just Try Buying Groceries There," by Jack Healy, nailed what happens when a community loses its grocery store. The article shares the...

 

Shop local this holiday season

Rhea Landholm | Center for Rural Affairs Shopping at a locally-owned and operated business is truly a unique experience. The atmosphere surrounds you as soon as you step out of your car. Sometimes, holiday music flows through the main thoroughfares...

 

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A faded envelope sat tucked inside Dad's top dresser drawer. On it, a list of dollar amounts written in his precise penmanship. More than 10 columns crossed the expanse of that pouch, each line...

 

Holt County Attorney discusses concerns about proposed tarsands pipeline

As many of you are aware, TC Energy (formerly TransCanada Corporation), is renewing its efforts to build a tarsands oil pipeline through the United States, including here in Holt County. The project...

 

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It's funny when people on the coasts figure out Midwestern culture. For several months, I've read magazine articles about and website postings dedicated to what may be a true middle-of-the-country del...

 

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Success breeds success and fuels momentum. At the moment, momentum and success for Summerland activities and events are cause for excitement. In the co-operative's inaugural year, the cross country...

 
 By Bev Wieler    Opinion    November 7, 2019

November: Waiting for brighter days

The fall temperatures have turned cold and the skies are often gray as I look out my kitchen window. Bright bluejays and dark eyed juncos add activity to what is otherwise a dull landscape. I hope,...

 

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Most of us have one, that single being who keeps us grounded and offers support even when we don't deserve it. I'm talking about man's - and woman's - best friend that is not of the canine...

 

Alternative Assessment

When I submitted my column this past month, I presented the piece to one of my education professors to receive her input. As luck had it, the dissertation she spent three years researching and...

 

Letter to the Editor

I am a 78-year-old supporter of the school bond. We have an opportunity to unite three communities in one great school, keeping students close to home for all of us, while offeirng a better education. Please consider joining me and voting yes on the...

 

Letter to the Editor

I am a Page resident, grandparent of students, and landowner in the Orchard district. I think there were 103 kids in the Page school when my kids started there in 1993. A few years later, families started transferring out as classes got smaller....

 

-Isms

It's definitely Monday. Five pairs of leggings, three shirts and two sweaters lay on top of the bed. Since 6 a.m., I've been trying variations of each outfit, with no luck. In the back of my mind,...

 

Letter to the Editor

I attended the Summerland building project meeting in Orchard on Sunday night, Oct. 20. There was a lot of important information shared. There is never a good time to ask taxpayers to build a school, but there is a right time. The three communities...

 

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Almost every time I tell Dad goodbye, see you in a few days, he makes a simple request: Maybe you can eat lunch with me soon. I try to visit and share a meal with him at least once a month, more, if p...

 

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It's National Newspaper Week. Normally, I would write about the week's theme and how it relates to you, the reading public, and me, as a journalist. Think F1rst - the 2019 theme - resonates with us...

 

Kiely: National Newspaper Week

Once upon a time, having a job at a newspaper meant working in one of the most imposing buildings in town, inhaling the acrid aroma of fresh ink and the dusty breath of cheap newsprint and feeling mini-earthquakes under our feet every time the...

 

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I predicted how the latest episode would play out; I didn't know exactly when. Once the prodigal son decided to return home and resurrect a football program clinging to life support, I told Scott -...

 

Alternative Assessments

After I graduated in 2018, I worked in the Antelope County Extension office the summer before my freshman year of college. Since I just graduated high school, I figured it would be a seamless...

 
 By Bev Wieler    Opinion    October 3, 2019

Out My Kitchen Window

Looking out my kitchen window I see orange. The orange is moving and it is kittens as mama cat has brought her kittens to the garden to drink out of the bird bath. The kittens play and climb on the or...

 

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In "An Enigmatic Escape: A Trilogy," Dan Groat writes, "The bones of the oak tree that had stood by the spring branch during my youth were scattered about the ground, pieces of the skeleton of a majes...

 

A memo from the millenial desk #2

My name doesn't really matter. It's my experience that I think will be valuable, for I follow the trajectory of most millenials stuck in our time. I hope to garner understanding, in the hopes I can...

 

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I walked into my home office the other day and wondered when it transformed from functional work space to messy craft room. There's a half-finished Valentine's Day wreath I started making for Dad's...

 

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Throughout the summer, as Scott and I watched preseason coverage of the Husker football team, we both noted the number of young men sporting mullets. I always thought Mike Gundy earned best mullet hon...

 

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