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Ricketts to discuss 30x30 plan with Gage County

The Patriots of Gage County and other concerned citizens are hosting Governor Pete Ricketts at the 4 Generations Barn near Pickrell on Thursday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss President Joe Biden’s 30x30 plan and how it would affect Nebraskans. The 30x30 program is a plan to permanently protect...
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Potato leafhoppers in alfalfa

Following issues with alfalfa weevil prior to first cutting, we now are moving on to a second major insect pest in alfalfa fields during second cutting and beyond, the potato leafhopper. I did find potato leafhoppers using a sweep net during a site visit in Gage County on June 15. Therefore, it is not too early to start scouting your own fields. Potato leafhoppers can cause tonnage and significant economic losses, so good scouting and timely management is justified.
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Gage County hosts dairy show invitational

The Gage County Invitational Dairy Show was held Saturday at the fairgrounds, where youth competitors showed approximately 60 head of calves and cows. Dennis Traeger, of Fairbury, served as the Judge for showmanship and the dairy show. Traeger has been judging dairy shows for several years. He retired from milking his own cows in 2010. He has served as a 4-H Leader in the past and has served on the Jefferson County Fair Board for 41 years.
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Hundreds participate in area gravel bike ride

A rain storm Friday night wasn’t enough to stop hundreds of cyclists from hitting the gravel and dirt roads around Gage County Saturday morning. Around 275 riders participated in the annual Solstice Gravel Grinder, a ride through southern Gage and Jefferson counties with ranges of 30, 50 or 100 miles.
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Hundreds of cyclists signed up for Gage County event

Hundreds of bicyclists will make their way to Gage County this weekend for an annual gravel ride through the Sunland. The 2021 Solstice Gravel Grinder will be held Saturday morning. The event features 100, 50 and 30 mile courses that will take riders through Jefferson and Gage counties. Event organizer...
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Health alert issued for Big Indian Creek Reservoir

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The state has issued a health alert for Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB), also known as toxic blue-green algae, at Big Indian Creek Reservoir in Gage County. Samples taken earlier this week at this lake were above the health alert threshold of 8 parts per billion (ppb) of total microcystin, which is a toxin released by certain strains of blue-green algae. Based on recommendations issued in 2019 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the state of Nebraska adopted this limit after concluding that the new EPA threshold is based on the best scientific evidence available and is protective of public health.
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Gage County Historical Society and Museum celebrates 50 years

The Gage County Historical Society and Museum is celebrating a momentous occasion this summer, as it’s been 50 years since a location for important area artifacts was created. According to the museum’s website, in 1970, historian Zoa Ann Worden collected and displayed Gage County items in the mezzanine of what...
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Gage County Fair gets permit approval for beer garden

BEATRICE – The Gage County Agricultural Society has received a vote of approval from county officials for a beer garden at this year’s fair, scheduled for the last week in July. Fair Board President Roger Henrichs says there is a modification being planned this year. "Usually in the past years...
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Gage County approves moratorium on wind, solar permits

Gage County will not accept permits for wind or solar projects after a new moratorium was put in place Wednesday by the Gage County Board of Supervisors. The board last approved a moratorium in January that’s set to expire July 15. It was initially put in place more than a year ago, and was extended this week to last through the end of 2021 as the planning and zoning commissions reevaluates the county’s regulation.
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State Senator Dorn speaks to Beatrice Kiwanis club

Nebraska District 30 Senator Myron Dorn of Adams visited the Beatrice Kiwanis group’s meeting at Valentino’s on Wednesday to discuss recent legislative sessions, the passing of LB103 and plans for the rest of the year. Dorn said he’s been through three sessions now, and explained how last year’s was impacted...
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Gage County extends moratorium again, on wind farm permit applications

BEATRICE – Voicing some differences, the Gage County Board Wednesday voted 5-2 to extend a moratorium on wind energy permit applications through December 31st. The move is designed to provide more time to work through the public hearing process and finalizing any potential changes. But some officials say the moratorium,...