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NSAA board votes against executive director's contract extension

The Nebraska School Activities Association board of directors has voted not extend the contract of executive director Rhonda Blanford-Green. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the 5-3 vote against extending Blanford-Green's contract occurred Thursday. The association oversees high school spor...

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NSAA board votes against executive director's contract extension

The Nebraska School Activities Association board of directors has voted not extend the contract of executive director Rhonda Blanford-Green. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the 5-3 vote against extending Blanford-Green's contract occurred Thursday. The association oversees high school spor...

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Orthman Community YMCA bids farewell to manager Katie Bohnhoff

The Orthman Community YMCA Board held a  Farewell Social  Thursday evening  for branch  manager Katie Bohnhoff  who is leaving after 5 years in the community.  During her stay the community has gained a new  $4.8  Orthman Community YMCA which opened October 20, 2014.   Bohnhoff's  last da...

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American Airlines picked for Grand Island flights to Dallas

The U.S. Department of Transportation has again selected American Airlines to provide 13 weekly nonstop, round-trip flights from the Central Nebraska Regional Airport in Grand Island to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.     The Grand Island Independent reports  that the recent decision w...

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Third case of avian flu confirmed in northeast Nebraska

PONCA, Neb. (AP) _ The Nebraska Department of Agriculture has announced a third case of avian flu in northeast Nebraska's Dixon County.     The department said in a news release Friday that testing by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed the pr...

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Nebraska senators urge EPA to back biofuels industry

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska senators are pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to hold its support for renewable fuels when drafting rules that could limit amounts of ethanol blended with gasoline for fuel. Forty-two of Nebraska's 49 senators signed a letter sent to EPA administrator Gina...

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Apr
28
Tue
all-day Dawson County Historical Society... @ Dawson County Museum
Dawson County Historical Society... @ Dawson County Museum
Apr 28 – Jun 20 all-day
The Dawson County Museum will have several quilts on display in the art gallery along with a “quilting bee” in the center of the art gallery for anyone that would like to add some stitches[...]
May
22
Fri
all-day Overton Goodwill Days 2015
Overton Goodwill Days 2015
May 22 – May 24 all-day
Overton Goodwill Days 2015 “Blast from the Past” May 22nd – 24th Events **Kickoff: Scavenger Hunt for 5 Gold Medallions – details at Overton Village Office** Friday, May 22nd 5pm – 7pm:  Craft & Vendor Show Sneak Peek School commons. 5pm – 7pm:  Silent Auction, Girl Scouts Sloppy Joe Feed, Methodist Church Ice Cream Social, Bouncy houses  Family Center & Baseball fields Saturday, May 23rd 7:30am:  5K Registration School parking lot.  Pre?registration by May 18th to guarantee a t?shirt.  Contact Lorna Lawton at 380?3600. 8am:  5K Run, Walk, Bike Starts 8:30 – 10am:  Parade Registration Corner of Hwy 30 & E St. 9am – 2pm:  Craft & Vendor Show School commons. 10:30am:  “Blast from the Past” Parade  Following Parade:  Fireman freewill donation BBQ Desserts being sold by Cheer & Dance team. Car Show:  Located on 6th street between Post Office & Methodist Church. 1pm:  Cow Patty BINGO, Money pile, Children’s Ball Drop, Dunk Tank, Kiddie Carnival All activities by Fire Hall & Catholic Church on D St. 1:30pm:  Nick Ryan Memorial Sand Volleyball Tourney Pre?registration is required to Eric Ryan 325?6557. 3pm:  Marshmallow Eating Contest & Bike Race East side of Methodist Church.  Bike checks performed by Dawson County Sherriff’s dept. 4pm:  “Shoot for Loot” & Hoop Ball Tennis courts on 9th St.  Sponsored by the UNK Center for Economic Education. 5pm – 7:30pm:  Community BBQ, Music provided by “Ashton Dugan & The Band Dave” Burgers, chips & drink provided. Tennis courts park on 9th St. 8:30pm:  Movie on the Football field “When the Game Stands Tall” Popcorn & drink provided.  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets & pillows. Sunday, May 24th[...]
May
23
Sat
all-day Nebraska Junkathon Flea Market/A...
Nebraska Junkathon Flea Market/A...
May 23 – May 24 all-day
Multiple vendors, inside and outside, throughout Sargent, selling a wide variety of treasures from covered wagons & primitives & glassware to marbles & buttons.  CENTRAL NEBRASKA’S SPRING BIG SHOW! NebraskaJunkathon.com  Find us on facebook –[...]
May
24
Sun
all-day Chapel of the Lake – Johnson Lake
Chapel of the Lake – Johnson Lake
May 24 all-day
Minister: Rev. Caroline Vickery Laymen: Dan Thayer Special Music: Barry McFarland
12:00 pm 6th Annual “Thunder in the Valle...
6th Annual “Thunder in the Valle...
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
6th Annual Thunder in the Valley 2015 Car Show.  Memorial weekend, May 24th, noon to 4 pm.  Two cash prize drawings at 3:30 pm.  Prizes for entrants.  Free registrations starts at 8 am.  Open to[...]

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