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Despite Conservation Woes, Blanding’s Turtle Keeps Smiling

Among Nebraska’s eight species of native turtles, one that is especially happy-looking gets special attention. The Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) is listed as a “tier 1” species in the Natural Legacy Project, Nebraska’s wildlife action plan. That makes it the only turtle species among the state’s animals and plants determined to have the greatest need for conservation effort...

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City Council Holds Special Meeting To Approve Usage of Ball Fields And Street Closure For COVID Testing

The Broken Bow City Council held a special meeting on Friday, May 29 via teleconference to approve the use of municipal property for sports ...

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Custer County Driver's Examiner's Office to Open June 5

CUSTER COUNTY--According to Custer County Treasurer Sheri Bryant, the Driver's Examiner's Office is scheduled to open on Friday, June 5. ...

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Thirteen students return to Greater Nebraska for NCF Hometown Internships

Thirteen students are being welcomed to their Greater Nebraska hometowns for summer internships that will further the community-building wor...

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MPCC Rodeo Team finishes strong after only half a season

They might not be going to nationals, but members of the Mid-Plains Community College Rodeo Team still managed to make their fans proud this...

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MPCC Announces President's And Dean's List For The 2020 Spring Term

The following students qualified for the President’s List at Mid-Plains Community College during the 2020 spring term. To make the list, e...

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County Supervisors Reconvene in Person for Regular Meeting

CUSTER COUNTY--The Custer County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday morning following weeks of teleconference meetings. County Clerk Consta...

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Anselmo-Merna FFA Selects New Officers

MERNA--COVID-19 did not stop the Anselmo-Merna Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter from completing officer interviews. Interested member...

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Summer Food Programs At Ansley Public Schools And Broken Bow Public Schools

ANSLEY--Ansley Public Schools is starting their summer lunch program on June 1st and it will run until July 31st. It is grab-n-go style ...

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NWSCA Announce Award Recipients for the 2019-2020 Wrestling Season

The Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association has announced its special award recipients for the 2019-20 season. Isaac ...

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