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In its first Patriots Day program Friday, school staff and students as well as the community paid tribute to local first responders and reflected on the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Around Town

Thursday, Sept. 14

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Board sets budget, levy rises 1 cent

HARTINGTON – The $32.2 million Cedar County budget was approved along with the tax asking for the 2023-24 fiscal year at the board of commissioners’ meeting on Sept. 12.

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Paragon was home to Hartington area’s first Lutheran church

HARTINGTON — The need for spiritual guidance and a hunger for God’s word were strong in the hearts of Cedar County pioneers.

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Many pastors have guided local church over the years

Rev. N.G. Tvedt became the first resident pastor serving from 18801907.

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Rev. Tvedt was Hartington area’s first Lutheran resident pastor

HARTINGTON — Pastor Nels G. Tvedt, the first resident pastor in Northeast Nebraska, had many trials and tribulations. He came to this area in 1875 as an assistant to Pastor Emil Christensen, who was located at Gayville, S.D.

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