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Nelson: Risk of COVID-19 spreading to rural Nebraska is real

LINCOLN — Nebraska Farm Bureau is advising farmers, ranchers, and other rural Nebraskans to not underestimate the risk posed by the potential spread of COVID-19. While most of the confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 have occurred in Eastern Nebraska,

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We can get through this if we all decide to work together

One year ago, this column focused on another unprecedented event. Nebraskans all across the state suffered catastrophic losses as a result of the floods of March 2019. Dozens of Nebraska communities declared disaster. Thousands of homes were impacted. For small businesses, farms, ranches, and governmental services including schools, healthcare and basic infrastructure, the effects were profound – and in some communities, are still being felt.

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We are all still trying to adjust to “the new normal”

It’s no longer “business as usual” in Hartington, or practically any place else in the world these days, for that matter.

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Cyril F. Wubben

FORDYCE — Cyril F. Wubben, 87, Fordyce, died March 15, 2020, at Avera Sister James Nursing Home, Yankton, S.D.

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Commission temporarily closing four facilities to public access

LINCOLN — In a proactive effort to prevent the potential for spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at its facilities, parks and events, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is limiting some public access. The Commission aims to

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Waterfowl among recommendations on revised Commission agenda

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider 2020-2021 waterfowl hunting season recommendations at its March 20 meeting in Hastings. So that fewer staff will be required to travel to the meeting, and to reduce the size of the gathering, the agenda has been revised in recent days, with several items removed.

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Heroes cleaned house at District 3 Youth Tournament

O’NEILL — Thirty members of the local League of Heroes youth wrestling team competed recently in O’Neill in hopes of punching their ticket to state, and many did just that.

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