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Bill to allow packer-owned hogs in Nebraska defeated

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ An effort to lift Nebraska's ban on hogs owned by meatpackers has failed to advance in the Legislature. Supporters fell two votes short Wednesday of the support they needed to break a filibuster on a second-round vote. Opponents argued that the ban protects small and independen...

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Bill to allow packer-owned hogs in Nebraska defeated

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ An effort to lift Nebraska's ban on hogs owned by meatpackers has failed to advance in the Legislature. Supporters fell two votes short Wednesday of the support they needed to break a filibuster on a second-round vote. Opponents argued that the ban protects small and independen...

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Fourth Case of Avian Influenza Found in Nebraska

LINCOLN - The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed preliminary testing shows the presence of a fourth case of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza (HPAI) ...

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Torrington Shopko target of armed robbery; lockdown on Goshen Schools lifted

The Shopko Pharmacy in Torrington is reportedly the latest target of an armed robbery. Goshen County School District received word from the Torrington Police Department that the schools should go into lockdown around noon on Wednesday. There are numerous media reports that an armed robber ente...

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EPA Releases Final Ruling on Waters of the U.S.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule today, despite criticism from numerous agriculture groups. According to the EPA,the goal of the rule is to ensure that waters protected under the Clean Water Act are more precisely defined and predictably deter...

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Riverside Discovery Center remains open despite river flooding

Flooding conditions along the North Platte River have caused the closure of Riverside Park and the Monument Valley Pathway in Scottsbluff. However, Riverside Discovery Center is reporting no flooding at this time and remains open. Zoo Director Peter Halliday says they city was cutting off power t...

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May
29
Fri
8:00 am 2nd Annual Co-Ed “Raise the Rec”...
2nd Annual Co-Ed “Raise the Rec”...
May 29 @ 8:00 am
Tir-City Parks and Recreation is hosting their 2nd Annual Co-Ed “Raise the Rec” Volleyball Tournament on June 6th & 7th in Guernsey at the high school.  This is going to be two days full of fun competition[...]
May
30
Sat
8:00 am Faith’s Walk for Community Faith...
Faith’s Walk for Community Faith...
May 30 @ 8:00 am
Faith Lutheran Church’s 9th Annual Community Walk will support Foster Care Closet. Cost is $15 per adult walker, $10 for children under 12, $40 for a family.  All walkers receive a t-shirt. We walk from[...]
1:00 pm Open House/ Retirement for John ... @ Morrill Volunteer Fire Hall
Open House/ Retirement for John ... @ Morrill Volunteer Fire Hall
May 30 @ 1:00 pm
The public is invited, to come join the retirement of John Needs and  the Morrill Volunteer Fire Department Open House on May 30th at 1pm. John has severed 60 years on the fire dept. And[...]
2:00 pm Fortis Boy Choir Spring Concert @ St. Agnus Church
Fortis Boy Choir Spring Concert @ St. Agnus Church
May 30 @ 2:00 pm
The Fortis Boy Choir will be having their spring concert May 30th, 2 pm, at St. Agnes Church, .  There will be a meet & greet after the concert so that the public can be[...]
4:12 pm Annual Spring Iris Show @ UNL Research & Extension Center
Annual Spring Iris Show @ UNL Research & Extension Center
May 30 @ 4:12 pm
The Monument Valley Iris Society has scheduled their Annual Spring Iris Show will be May 30th and 31st at the UNL Research & Extension Center. This event will be open to the public and is[...]
Jun
1
Mon
8:00 am Mitchell Berean Church’s Vacatio...
Mitchell Berean Church’s Vacatio...
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am
Mitchell Berean Church’s Vacation Bible School ~ SonSpark Labs June 1-5, 2015 from 8:30am until 12pm, kids age 3 through students entering 6th grade in the fall are welcome to join us at Mitchell Berean[...]

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