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Freedom Isn’t Free

May 18, 2015

Memorial Day is a special time to honor our nation’s servicemen and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for the freedom we enjoy today.
Nebraskans will soon gather with family and friends in observance of this important holiday. From backyard barbeques and parades to ceremonies at the final resting places of the fallen, we must show our gratitude and remember the meaning of Memorial Day.
As President Ronald Reagan said on Memorial Day in 1983, “every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are reminded that liberty is a rare commodity in this world.”

Flat on its face by Deb Fischer

August 21, 2014

Flat on its Face
By U.S. Senator Deb Fischer

As I visit communities across the state, countless Nebraskans continue to express to me their concerns with overreach by the federal government. Specifically, many Nebraskans are frustrated by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) increasingly heavy hand. That’s why there’s so much skepticism about EPA’s latest rule regarding the “waters of the United States” or WOTUS.

Rural credibility touted to the voters

August 16, 2014

Pigs, cows and votes: Candidates try for farm cred
By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For candidates in the Midwest, almost nothing tops a photo opportunity with a barnyard animal or a colorful anecdote about life on the farm.

See a silver lining in the tax cloud? Naaa…

April 17, 2014

By Les Mann, Chief Publisher

All taxpayers and accountants should be doing their happy-tax dance this week; happy that another April 15 has come and gone. All the returns or extensions have been filed and it is time to relax and celebrate.
The sun is in the heavens, green is returning to the fields, we’ve sent our checks to the government (or already spent our refund). All is right with the world.
I love paying taxes. Yes, really.

Being Prepared

May 30, 2013

By U.S. Senator Deb Fischer

This week, severe weather warnings and alerts were issued across the state. Eastern Nebraska experienced flooding from heavy rain, while hail, high winds, and tornadoes swept across central and western Nebraska.

The recent horrific tornadoes in Oklahoma remind us that natural disasters aren’t just heartbreaking news stories quickly forgotten, but rather are enduring challenges for the impacted families and communities.

Lives are tragically lost; homes, neighborhoods, and communities are destroyed; precious belongings and beloved keepsakes are wiped away.

Honor our Veterans this Memorial Day

May 23, 2013

By DAVE HEINEMAN, Nebraska Governor

Dear Fellow Nebraskans:

On May 27, we will observe the Memorial Day holiday in a variety of ways. For some, this weekend will serve as the unofficial start summer, and I encourage everyone to join family and friends and explore all Nebraska has to offer.

Custer County: A great place to live

April 8, 2013

By Melissa Garcia
Custer Economic Development Director

It has been an exciting year for Custer County already! From being named one of the best places to live in the US to the announcements of some fantastic community developments. I never stop being in awe of the way our residents as willing to continually invest in the future of our region. Making headlines across the state and beyond has been CobbleStone Hotel & Suites and the One Box Convention Center. What a tremendous addition to the region.

Horsin' Around

March 25, 2013

Chief Reporter

Howdy! Welcome to Horsin’ Around. My wife and I are expectin’ and she’s heading into, what I’m sure she feels, is the best part of being pregnant…the third trimester. I’m sure that she would agree that enduring this part of the pregnancy during the heat of the summer is going to be great fun. Well, maybe she wouldn’t agree with me, but someone has to be positive. Anyway, this got me to thinking about a story that my Granddad used to tell me.

Horsin' Around: When East Comes West

March 8, 2013

By Nate Williams

Howdy folks! A couple of days ago I was visiting with some friends and we found ourselves discussing some of the consequences of the East comin' out West.
I know some of ya are probably wandering where I'm going with this, so I will share a story with you.
A couple of years back I was working on a ranch out in Wyoming. It was nestled against a large rim and was a pretty nice place.
A guy from out east decided that just what he needed was a nice, big, Wyoming ranch, and folks, that is just what he bought.

New Year resolutions

January 18, 2013

By Deb McCaslin
Chief Publisher

Is it really 2013? Where did 2012 go ... actually when did we cross into the 21st century.
It is kind of funny, as you get older, time passes more quickly. The memories of your children in the their youth and of your own youth come flooding over in technicolor. Cecil B. deMille would be so proud.

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