Railroads seek one-person crews for freight trains

When American freight trains delivered cargo after World War II, they commonly had seven people aboard _ an engineer, a conductor, up to four brakemen and a fireman. Since then, trains have grown much longer. And crews have been reduced in size to five people in the 1970s and two in 1991. Now U.S...

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Railroads seek one-person crews for freight trains

When American freight trains delivered cargo after World War II, they commonly had seven people aboard _ an engineer, a conductor, up to four brakemen and a fireman. Since then, trains have grown much longer. And crews have been reduced in size to five people in the 1970s and two in 1991. Now U.S...

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Frontier County accident claims 83-year old's life

A two-vehicle accident was reported in Frontier County on Dec. 8th that resulted in one fatality. 44-year old Canadian resident, Trevor Wedley was driving an over-width, overweight semi, carrying a bulldozer south-bound on Highway 83 when it was struck by a northbound Toyota pickup driven by 83-year...

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Nebraska man sent to prison on porn convictions

A Scottsbluff man convicted in a child pornography case has been sentenced to prison. Online court records say James Larive on Friday was given five to 10 years for visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct and a consecutive sentence of two to four years for possession of pornography. Larive ...

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Congress Requests $1.5-Million to Study USDA Plans

Congress wants USDA to operate like a business, but Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is complaining that Congress is willing to spend $1.5 million on outside studies to duplicate work his department has already finished. Tom Vilsack Vilsack, in a phone interview with DTN on Thursday, express...

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Nebraskan imprisoned for cattle sales scheme

A 23-year-old northeast Nebraska woman has been sent to prison for selling cattle that didn't belong to her. Online court records say Rebecca Robbins, of Lyons, was sentenced last week to 40 to 120 months in prison. She'd pleaded no contest to three felony charges after making a deal with prosecu...

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Dec
23
Tue
all-day Hope Evangelical Lutheran – Smit...
Hope Evangelical Lutheran – Smit...
Dec 23 all-day
1:00 Office open & Bulletin deadline; 5:00 pm dress rehearsal for Children’s program
9:00 am Health Insurance Enrollment – Le... @ Community Health & Fitness Center
Health Insurance Enrollment – Le... @ Community Health & Fitness Center
Dec 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Do you need help with your enrollment for Marketplace Health Insurance?  Lexington Regional Health Center and Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska will be having an enrollment day on Tuesday, December 23rd from 9 am to[...]
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24
Wed
all-day Christmas Eve Candlelight Servic... @ First Presbyterian Church
Christmas Eve Candlelight Servic... @ First Presbyterian Church
Dec 24 all-day
Christmas Eve candlelight services will be held on December 24th at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 8th & Lincoln, Lexington.
all-day Hope Evangelical Lutheran – Smit...
Hope Evangelical Lutheran – Smit...
Dec 24 all-day
Office CLOSED; No WINGS, Confirmation & choir; 5:00 pm Children’s Program; 11:00 pm Nativity of Our Lord (Christmas Eve Carol Service)
3:00 pm Prelude to Christmas – Holdrege @ Presbyterian Church
Prelude to Christmas – Holdrege @ Presbyterian Church
Dec 24 @ 3:00 pm
Alleluia! Christ is Born! is the title of the 29th annual “Prelude to Christmas” presented by the GROUP  and friends.  The narrated concert will be presented Wednesday, December 24th at 3:00 pm and is once[...]

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