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Hartington native working hard to promote the Sandhills Crane story
/ April 16, 2014 6:01 pm

Hartington native working hard to promote the Sandhills Crane story

GRAND ISLAND — A person’s heart can’t help but race as they watch the sky turn black, and an almost unbearable noise overtakes them. It’s an experience that’s hard to push out of your mind, said Hartington native Chuck Cooper, who is the President and CEO of the Crane Trust. The first time Cooper viewed the sandhill cranes coming in

Half of Cedar County will use mail-in ballots
/ April 9, 2014 6:00 pm

Half of Cedar County will use mail-in ballots

HARTINGTON — Voters from over half of the precincts in Cedar County will mail in their ballots for the May 13 Primary Election. Another voting precinct, which includes both precinct 13 and 14, has been added to the list of all-mail voting areas since the last election, according to Cedar County Clerk and Election Commissioner Dave Dowling. This year only

Rural Nebraska’s future depends on today’s youth
/ March 26, 2014 6:00 pm

Rural Nebraska’s future depends on today’s youth

HARTINGTON — People may be Nebraska’s greatest resource. Here in Northeast Nebraska, people bring life to small towns through entrepreneurship, innovation and hard work. Three candidates for Nebraska’s wide-open Gubernatorial race say young people are a big key to the future success of rural Nebraska. Chuck Hassebrook, the only Democratic candidate in the race, said in a phone interview that

Farming has come a long way over the years
/ March 12, 2014 6:00 pm

Farming has come a long way over the years

HARTINGTON — Nebraska’s early settlers did not come for gold. They came for land. Early in Nebraska’s history, the value of the land became obvious. With the added benefit of fresh water flowing beneath the state’s surface in aquifers, agriculture thrived. Today, Nebraska’s farms and ranches utilize 45.5 million acres of land. That is 93 percent of the state’s total

Big name bands signed for Cedar County Fair
/ March 5, 2014 6:00 pm

Big name bands signed for Cedar County Fair

HARTINGTON — Two big time country music stars will perform at this year’s Cedar County Fair. Sawyer Brown will perform July 19, and Rodney Atkins, July 20. “We wanted to go with two bands that would appeal to all families of all ages,” said Greg Heine, who is co-president of the Ag Society with Larry Dybdal. “We are really hoping

Larson will face challenge in Dist. 40 race
/ March 5, 2014 6:00 pm

Larson will face challenge in Dist. 40 race

CROFTON — Dist. 40 Sen. Tyson Larson will face two challengers in his bid for a second term in the Nebraska Unicameral. Larson filed for re-election in February. Keith Kube, Crofton, and Bruce Boettcher, Bassett, have both filed for the seat. The three men will face off in the May Primary election with the top two advancing to the November

One more throws hat into ring for Treasurer spot
/ March 5, 2014 6:00 pm

One more throws hat into ring for Treasurer spot

HARTINGTON — Tom Grube, salesperson and appraiser at Don Miller Land Co. Inc., has filed to be Cedar County Treasurer. He is the third candidate to file for this position to replace current Treasurer Carol Wortmann, who plans to retire and move to Florida when her term is completed. None of the other County officials up for re-election are being

Multiple generations get involved in Cedar County 4-H
/ February 26, 2014 6:00 pm

Multiple generations get involved in Cedar County 4-H

HARTINGTON — Activities like 4-H do not always end when a member ages out of the program. Yearly and sometimes lifetime traditions can result. Several past Cedar County 4-H members are still celebrating 4-H month every February. They are also still going to the Cedar County Fair every year. Now instead of taking projects and animals, they are helping their

Inmate who committed suicide was facing multiple charges
/ February 26, 2014 6:00 pm

Inmate who committed suicide was facing multiple charges

HARTINGTON — A man who committed suicide in his Cedar County jail cell last week, was facing multiple charges. Omar Alvaro Cerrillo, 26, was found hanging in his cell and was unresponsive when the staff at the Cedar County Jail found him at 6:08 p.m., Feb. 12. The Los Angeles, Calif., man was potentially facing a long prison term. Cerrillo

Inmate found dead in jail cell here
/ February 19, 2014 6:00 pm

Inmate found dead in jail cell here

HARTINGTON — A 26-year-old inmate was found dead Feb. 12 in his Cedar County jail cell. Omar Alvaro Cerrillo, Los Angeles, Calif., was found hanging in his cell and was unresponsive when the staff at the Cedar County Jail found him at 6:08 p.m., Feb. 12. The Hartington ambulance responded. A local doctor, law enforcement officers and the State Patrol