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Emerald Ash Borer is confirmed in Washington and Seward counties

LINCOLN—The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), confirmed emerald ash borer (EAB) in a trap in Seward county and a tree in Washington county. This is the first detection of EAB in both counties. EAB, an invasive beetle that attacks and kills ash trees, was first found in Omaha in 2016 and the most recent discovery was earlier this year in Kearney.

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David E. Meier

AVA, Mo. — David E. Meier, 78, Ava, Mo., died July 25, 2020, in Ava, Mo., in his home with his family by his side.

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Senators debate property tax relief, school violence

LINCOLN — In its first week back since being suspended in March due to COVID-19, senators in the Legislature debated property tax relief, student discipline, land banks and a bill that would ban a type of abortion procedure.

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Charlotte A. “Lolly” Wiebelhaus

OMAHA — Charlotte A. “Lolly” Wiebelhaus, 81, Omaha, died July 31, 2020.

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Crofton comes from behind to beat Wynot for District title

MENNO — The Wynot Expos came up just short of the Dist. 6B baseball title Sunday.

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Northeast prepares for fall semester; face masks to be required on all campuses

NORFOLK — Northeast Community College continues to put plans into place as faculty, staff, and students prepare to begin the fall semester Aug. 17.

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Darlene Lackas

VALLEY — Darlene Lackas, 92, Valley, formerly of Magnet, died July 29, 2020, at Brookestone Meadows, Elkhorn.

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Pandemic forces 5.9 pct. of Cedar Co. workers to file for unemployment

LINCOLN — Since the pandemic started disrupting businesses across Nebraska in mid March, 273 people from Cedar County have filed for unemployment.

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