Ricketts names state budget, policy directors

Nebraska Gov.-elect Pete Ricketts has named his top budget and policy advisers. Ricketts announced Tuesday that he will retain Gerry Oligmueller as the state budget administrator and Lauren Kintner as his policy director and general counsel. Oligmueller has served as budget administrator since...

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Ricketts names state budget, policy directors

Nebraska Gov.-elect Pete Ricketts has named his top budget and policy advisers. Ricketts announced Tuesday that he will retain Gerry Oligmueller as the state budget administrator and Lauren Kintner as his policy director and general counsel. Oligmueller has served as budget administrator since...

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Blood drive held in honor of local UNK student

This holiday season, the American Red Cross is asking eligible blood donors to give something that has a meaning, by donating blood in honor of local college student and cancer survivor, Rachel Berreckman. On Dec. 3 at the Agricultural Center in Holdrege, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., a blood drive will b...

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Doctor behind 'free radical' aging theory dies

The scientist who developed the most widely accepted theory on aging that's used study cancer and other diseases has died in Nebraska. Dr. Denham Harman developed the ``Free Radical Theory of Aging'' in 1954, though it took years for additional research to prove its importance. The theory ess...

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USDA Says Farm Sector Slumped in 2014 As Prices Fell

Net farm income in the United States is now forecast to be $96.9 billion, down 21 percent from a year ago and the lowest since 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. The 2014 forecast was revised down sharply from $113.2 billion in August. The USDA said falling crop receipts...

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Environmental Groups Petition EPA to Drop States' NPDES Authority

State environmental and conservation organizations increasingly are petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw their state's' authority to run their own Clean Water Act permit programs, according to Deborah Nagle, Water Permits Division Director in EPA's Office of Water. Nagle rece...

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Nov
26
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all-day Hope Evangelical Lutheran – Smit...
Hope Evangelical Lutheran – Smit...
Nov 26 all-day
1:00 Bulletin deadline: NO WINGS  & Confirmation or Choir practice
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27
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11:00 am 30th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner ... @ Knights of Columbus Hall
30th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner ... @ Knights of Columbus Hall
Nov 27 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
In 1985 a group of concerned citizens decided to prepare a Thanksgiving Meal and provide it free of charge to anyone who wanted to join them.  Individuals or families, it is open to anyone who[...]
11:00 am Cozad Free Community Thanksgivin... @ Grand Generation Center
Cozad Free Community Thanksgivin... @ Grand Generation Center
Nov 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Everyone in the community is welcome to attend. Hosted by the Hoffmaster family and friends of the community. If anyone is in need of transportation in Cozad, rides will be provided by calling Kathy at[...]
11:00 am Lexington Community Thanksgiving... @ Grand Generation Center
Lexington Community Thanksgiving... @ Grand Generation Center
Nov 27 @ 11:00 am
Community Thanksgiving dinner provided by Lexington Ministerial Association Churches and volunteers throughout Lexington for the community of Lexington. Volunteers and those who wish to donate to support this effort may contact Pastor Rob Kuefner at[...]

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