By J.L. Schmidt
Statehouse Correspondent Nebraska Press Association 

Happy 157th birthday Nebraska, My how you've grown


Three of the four kids in my family were born on the same day in December over a span of 14 years.

The "other" one was born on March 1. To appease her, my older sister and brother and I told the March-born she was special because she shared a birthday with the State of Nebraska! (I'm pretty sure it didn't work.)

So, happy belated 157th birthday Nebraska. And happy 82nd to my late sister.

Too much cake and party hats? Where are we now? Let's take a look.

A is for agriculture. Still more counties with more cattle than people. Corn is king. A pig farmer with a veterinary science degree was re...

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