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Prison inmate dies while serving time for robbery conviction

LINCOLN, Neb. Officials say an inmate at the Nebraska State Penitentiary died last month. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 52-year-old John Loeffler died April 22 at a Lincoln hospital. A news release posted on the Department of Correctional Services' website five days after his death say...

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Prison inmate dies while serving time for robbery conviction

LINCOLN, Neb. Officials say an inmate at the Nebraska State Penitentiary died last month. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 52-year-old John Loeffler died April 22 at a Lincoln hospital. A news release posted on the Department of Correctional Services' website five days after his death say...

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685 to receive degrees at UNK commencement Friday

KEARNEY – Graduate and undergraduate degrees for 685 will be conferred at the University of Nebraska at Kearney commencement exercises at 10 a.m. Friday (May 8). The University Wind Ensemble, directed by Duane Bierman, UNK Director of Bands, will provide the processional, “Konigsmarsch” by ...

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UDSA Crop Progress Shows Corn Planting Racing Ahead

U.S. corn producers were busy in the week ended May 3, as 55% of the crop is now in the ground, compared to 19% last week and a five-year average of 38%, according to USDA's weekly Crop Progress report. "Monday's report was bearish for corn due to this week's big jump in planting progress," said DT...

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Univ. of Neb. at Kearney students aid quake victims

KEARNEY, Neb.  University of Nebraska at Kearney students have raised more than $4,500 for earthquake relief in Nepal. The Kearney Hub reports seven students who are members of the Nepalese Student Association at Kearney led a fundraising effort last week that ended in a Friday candlelight vigil...

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USDA Announces Funding Under Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Organizations looking to tap into USDA funds under the Regional Conservation Partnership Program have until July 8 to apply for this year's round of $235 million for large-scale conservation projects. Water quality and water conservation are major areas of focus under the Regional Conservation Part...

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Community Calendar

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
5
Tue
3:00 pm Novel Stitchers – Lexington Publ...
Novel Stitchers – Lexington Publ...
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Novel Stitchers meets on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. If you enjoy stitching—knitting, crocheting, quilting, cross stitch, needlepoint, or have another portable stitching project—join us at the library for 2 hours of stitching and visiting. We[...]
7:00 pm One Book, One Cozad with Sarah P... @ Wilson Public Library
One Book, One Cozad with Sarah P... @ Wilson Public Library
May 5 @ 7:00 pm
Wilson Public Library in Cozad hosts Sarah Polak, Director of the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center in Chadron, on Tuesday, May 5th at 7:00 pm as a planned 2015 activity for One Book, One[...]
7:30 pm Kearney Concert Association pres...
Kearney Concert Association pres...
May 5 @ 7:30 pm
StepCrew is an unbelievable dance production featuring the world’s top talents in Irish Stepdancing, Ottawa Valley Stepdancing and Modern Tap. Backed by a four-piece band including Celtic vocals and joined by the fiddle playing of[...]
May
6
Wed
10:30 am Storytime – Lexington Public Lib...
Storytime – Lexington Public Lib...
May 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Spring Story Time ends on Wednesday, May 6th, 10:30 to 11:00 am.  Remember to watch for Summer Reading beginning in June.

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