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Central Nebraska projects big winners for “shovel-ready” construction

LINCOLN, Neb. (KSNB) - Six Central Nebraska non-profits are getting millions of dollars for so-called “shovel-ready” improvement projects. In a press release Friday, the state Department of Economic Development announced a total of $115 million dollars in grants under a bill passed last year in the Legislature. The Shovel-Ready Capital Recovery and Investment Act authorizes use of $100 million in federal ARPA funds and $15 million from the state’s general fund.
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Branting's pitching gem leads SOS Seniors past Twin River

SILVER CREEK - Lots of times during the broadcast of a baseball game on TV, you’ll hear the announcers say, “If you don’t get to him early he settles in and gets tougher as the game goes on.”. After the Shelby/Osceola/Stromsburg Rebel Seniors put up four runs...
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Week by week: Nebraska farmer fears drought could worsen during the summer

Week by week: Nebraska farmer fears drought could worsen during the summer. Northeast Nebraska farmer Greg Anderson says he’s worried that relief from on-going drought will be short lived. “If we turn absolutely dry again and have that as a pattern, there’s very little subsoil moisture to work with....

Albion Hall of Fame adds new inductees

The latest Albion/Boone Central athletes selected to the Albion Downtown Athletic Club Hall of Fame were announced and honored Saturday during the annual alumni banquet at Boone Central High School. One team and seven individuals were added to the Hall of Fame, which began with 22 original inductees in 2002...

Alumni Saturday was a banner day in Albion

Alumni Saturday, June 18, was a big day filled with events in Albion. The morning featured a PTO Pancake Breakfast, Beer Run/Walk, and the Street Festival and Market on Fourth Street. Meanwhile, the Smoke n’ Chrome Car Show was underway on Main Street and Third Street. Alumni Banquet followed...

Carnival Days opens 2-day run in Petersburg

Carnival Days, sponsored by the Petersburg Community Club, opened its two-day run on Tuesday, June 21, and will continue through Wednesday night, June 22. D. C. Lynch Carnival is the big attraction both evenings. Tuesday events included a flag raising at 6:30 p.m., followed by children’s races. On Wednesday,...

City expanding campground into fairgrounds

Albion city employees are installing water lines last week to serve the expanded campground in the east portion of the fairgrounds. The area will include electrical hook-ups. Goal is to complete the project before the 2022 Boone County Fair in July.

Baker was part of All-Star Band

Gracelyn Baker of St. Edward was among 186 high school students from across Nebraska who participated in the 27th Annual Masonic All-Star Marching Band, which performed Saturday, June 4, during Shrine Bowl festivities in Kearney. The band members devoted four days of intense practice starting May 31, and led the...

BCHC Health Palooza provided food, fun and music

“Health Palooza” was a big outdoor event provided last Thursday evening, June 16, by Boone County Health Center at Fuller Park in Albion. There were educational programs, along with an American hot dog supper and plenty of fun activities and games for children of all ages. Many families attended...

Albion Cornerstone Seniors roll to tourney championship

Albion’s Cornerstone Legion Seniors outscored their opposition 35-4 and won individual gold medals as champions of the Creighton Berry Pepper Tournament June 18-19. Cornerstone took early leads against O’Neill and host Creighton, posting 15-2 and 20-2 victories, respectively. With the triumphs, the Albion Seniors bumped their season record to 8-5 while fashioning a three-game mini win streak.

Elizabeth “Betty” L. Schuele

Elizabeth “Betty” L. Schuele, 91, of Westminster, CO, formerly of Cedar Rapids, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Sunrise Senior Living in Westminster. She is survived by her children: Mary Patton (J Michael) of Wichita, KS, Tom (Beverly) of Cedar Rapids, Margaret Dechant (Todd) of Wichita, KS and Joe (Cynthia) Schuele of Westminster, CO. grandchildren: Brian Schuele (Christine), Ryan Patton (Jackie), Katie Patton, Brent Schuele (Chelsea), Maureen Chavez (Paul) and Kara Patton, great grandchildren: Ella, Lucy and Thomas Schuele, Ben and Henry Schuele, Johnny and Avery Patton, and Ryan Chavez.

Joel E. Langan

Joel Edward Langan, 56, of Cedar Rapids, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Dell Senton Medical Center, Austin, TX. Joel will be deeply missed by his wife Heather, his parents Dave and Connie Langan, all of Cedar Rapids, siblings Janet (Don) Schumaker of Ord, Dave (Julie) Langan of Albion, Chris (fiancé Butch Klassen) Watts of Cedar Rapids and Tom Langan of Elba, parents-in-law John and Pat Epp of Grand Island, numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many, many friends.

Faye (Weidner) Callahan

Faye Callahan, 80, passed away peacefully June 17, 2022, at her home in Salina, Kansas. Faye- beloved wife, mother and grandmother, was born in Fairfax, South Dakota in 1941 to Fred and Audrey (Baumeister) Weidner. She graduated high school in Butte, Nebraska and when on to study at Wayne State College. After college, Faye worked for the assessor’s office in O’Neill, Nebraska.

AKRS test plots help producers with efficiency

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