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July 20th, 2015

New round of Virtual Scholars program to address needs of Nebraska students, schools

July 20, 2015

University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds announced today that the university will continue its widely used Nebraska Virtual Scholars program in 2015-16 by offering 150 scholarships to schools in the state for their students to take courses from the University of Nebraska High School for free. Through the scholarships, the university aims to supplement the work of Nebraska schools in addressing critical issues that impact students, including timely graduation, access to courses, scheduling challenges and college and career readiness.

Events In Your Area this Week

July 20, 2015

Wednesday is the Broken Bow Blood Drive. The Sargent High School's Blood Drive is Thursday.

The Loup Trail DAR Quilt Show is this Thursday to Saturday.

The New Helena Country Club Luncheon is Saturday.

See our calendar events for more information on these events and to see what else is happening in your area.

Tenopir Named as NSAA Interim Executive Director

July 20, 2015

LINCOLN – In a special meeting of the Nebraska School Activities Association Board of Directors on Friday, July 17, the Board voted to hire Dr. Jim Tenopir to serve as interim NSAA Executive Director.

Nebraska NRDs have planted 95 million trees since 1972

July 20, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's natural resources districts have planted 95 million trees since they were created in 1972.

The Nebraska Association of Resources Districts says the districts have planted more than 800,000 so far this year. Most were planted on private property to help conserve and protect land.

Lawmakers to look at school aid's impact on property taxes

July 20, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are once again looking to lower property taxes, but this time they're turning to the single largest expense on landowners' tax bills: school funding.

Senators will launch a review of the state's school-aid formula next month to consider new funding options, including a possible boost in state aid or new revenue sources that would allow school districts to lower their levies.

The study is a joint effort of the Legislature's Education and Revenue committees, which will convene in hopes of creating new proposals for next year's session.

July 17th

VIDEO: 50 Reasons To Get Excited For College Football's Kickoff

July 17, 2015

Campus Insiders presents 50 reasons why we can't wait for College Football’s return, from high-flying QBs to cuddly mascots to coaches getting loose in the locker room.

July 16th

Throwback Thursday from the Custer County Fair August 7, 1997

July 16, 2015

With the 2015 Custer County Fair starting this week, we throwback to the August 7, 1997 issue of the Custer County Fair.

The 4-H Fashion Revue draws a number of participants.

Top right picture; Laurie Smith and Aimee Anderson were the grand champions in the style revue. They will represent Custer County 4-Hers at the state fair.

Middle picture; Finalists in the senior division of the style revue included, from left, Becky Schweitzer, Jill Adams, Troy Bredthauer, Cristine Griebel, Alissa Slagle, Katy Johnson, Lindsey Peterson and Abbey Slagle.

July 14th

VIDEO: Texas kicker nails an 80-yard field goal

July 14, 2015

Texas kicker nails an 80-yard field goal

Unclaimed Photographs

July 14, 2015

If you know anyone in these pictures please let them know so they can stop by to claim them.

Top right picture has Minden SWC written on the back.
Bottom right picture has Hanson written on the back.

If you think you may have a unclaimed picture please stop by the office to look in our basket. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Groundwater regulators join forces for basin-wide water plan

July 14, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Some of Nebraska's groundwater regulators are joining forces to ensure that their districts' long-term water supply remains sustainable in dry years.

The Middle Niobrara Natural Resources District board said last week that it has partnered with four neighboring districts within the Niobrara River basin. The river is a popular spot for tourists in an area covering a large portion of northern Nebraska.

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