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Natural Resources Committee hears about flood mitigation

LINCOLN — A Nebraska senator’s proposal to help solve the state’s lack of a coordinated flood mitigation strategy received no opposition in front of the Natural Resources Committee on Feb. 5.

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Filing deadline is next week

HARTINGTON — The deadline for incumbents to file for another term in office is fast approaching. As of 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, only seven elected officials up for election this year had filed to seek another term in office.

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Hartington City Council changes its rental rate policy

HARTINGTON — The Hartington City Council Monday agreed to change an outdated mechanism for determining rental fees, then raised some of those fees. City Clerk Natalie Schaecher recently discovered the rental fees for city property had been written into some old statutes.

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Highway 20 to get special patriotic designation

LAUREL — A group of veterans has come together to make sure America’s heroes are not forgotten. There efforts prompted Gov. Pete Ricketts to sign papers Jan. 31 to formally name Nebraska’s section of U.S. Highway 20 as the “Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway.”

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Americans coming from China quarantined at Camp Ashland

LINCOLN — Fifty-seven Americans who were potentially exposed to the coronavirus in China, arrived Feb. 7 at Eppley Airfield in Omaha by plane after stopping in San Antonio, Texas. 

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L&C Pheasants, Quail Forever recognized by state organizations

KEARNEY — The Hartington area Lewis and Clark Pheasants and Quail Forever Chapter took home a major achievement award earlier this month at the annual Nebraska State Habitat Conference held each year in Kearney.

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Nebraska farmers are eligible for conservation program

Producer applications are currently being accepted to participate in FARMS: Farmers Advancing Regenerative Management Systems, a Soil Health Demo program new to the High Plains region. 

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2000: Casey’s plans $500,000 expansion project here

Feb. 13, 1980 HARTINGTON — Members of the Hartington Volunteer Fire Department looked for burning clothing in a laundry hamper Sunday morning at The Cedars. 

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