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School Bd. votes to close Newcastle school

HARTINGTON — Despite 90 minutes of emotional testimony in a jam-packed hearing room, the Hartington-Newcastle School Board voted 5-1 Monday to close the Newcastle school.

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New State Record

OMAHA — Cedar Catholic's Carson Noecker is the new state record holder in the 3,200-meter run.

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Cedar girls to host Summerland for State berth

LINCOLN — The  Cedar Catholic girls basketball team will host Summerland at the Msgr. Werner Activity Center Friday Feb. 26 in the District title game.

The winner will advance to the Class D1 State Tournament.

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Forsberg dies in prison

 TECUMSEH —  James Forsberg, 86, died just before 9:30 a.m. Dec. 24 at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution.

His sentence started on Jan. 17, 1995 after being convicted of killing Ellen Gray of Coleridge.

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Belden man arrested in Greenwood

Troopers Stop Home Invasion in Progress


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Cut line causes phone outage

HARTINGTON - A cut fiber optic line in southern Cedar County has caused an outage with some long distance and 911 calls.

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Cedar County voters smash turn-out record

HARTINGTON — Cedar County residents smashed the old voter turn-out record here Tuesday.

The election prompted 87.6 percent of the county’s registered voters to cast ballots in this year’s General Election. 

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Hartington voters approve sales tax

HARTINGTON — Hartington voters overwhelmingly approved two measures Tuesday that would increase the city sales tax from one percent to 1.5 percent and authorize a portion of those funds to be used for economic development.

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