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Crop walk returns Oct. 10

The annual crop walk will be held virtually Oct. 10, hosted by First Lutheran Church and First United Methodist Church in Blair. This is the 50th year that members from First Lutheran Church have participated in the walk. “It's once again independent as individuals can do it on their own,”...
Fremont Tribune

Safety is key for farmers, motorists during harvest

PLATTSMOUTH – The Plattsmouth Volunteer Fire Department reminds drivers that it’s harvest time again, and caution is the key when out on rural roads with slower-moving farm equipment about. “Farmers are working night and day to get their crops down and stored,” the department said on its Facebook page. “Since...

CSX Corp. vs. Union Pacific: Which Railroad Stock is a Better Buy?

The rising demand for cost-efficient freight transportation, along with governmental policy support for improving railway infrastructure, should benefit both Union Pacific (UNP) and CSX (CSX). But which of these stocks is a better buy now? Let’s find out.Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP), which is headquartered in Omaha, Neb., and CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX), in Jacksonville, Fla., are two popular railroad operating companies in the United States. UNP hauls agricultural, automotive, and chemical products and offers long-haul routes from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to Eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and serves the major gateways to Mexico. CSX provides rail, intermodal, domestic container-shipping, barging, and contract logistics services worldwide, and transports chemicals, minerals, agricultural and food products, and coal, coke, and iron ore to electricity-generating power plants, steel manufacturers, and industrial plants, as well as exports coal to deep-water port facilities.

Union Pacific CEO sees strong economy coming out of pandemic

OMAHA, Neb. — (AP) — As Union Pacific’s CEO, Lance Fritz has had to find ways to keep the freight moving during the coronavirus pandemic as the economy nearly ground to a halt and then roared back to life. Now he is working to help clear up a major backlog in imported shipments.

Pick out your perfect pumpkin from the patch

OMAHA, Neb. — Bellevue Berry Farm and Pumpkin Patch is welcoming families back for the season with campfires, haybale rides and spooky surprises. But of course, its most popular event is always pumpkin picking. The pumpkin patch is open every day through the beginning of November. You can pick your...
Fremont Tribune

Fremont feeling effects of natural gas cost increases

As natural gas prices reached a seven-year high last week, the city of Fremont is feeling the effects. Last week, prices reached as high as $5.01 per 1,000 cubic feet (Mcf), according to a city update. The City of Fremont bills its gas rates per hundred cubic feet (Ccf). “There’s...
Kearney Hub

Nebraska vineyard founder James Arthur Jeffers dies at 87

James Arthur Jeffers, the twice-retired businessman who created the national award-winning James Arthur Vineyards, died Tuesday. He was 87. Jeffers was a successful businessman who owned Quality Pork International, an Omaha deli meat manufacturing plant, then, after he sold the business, began Lincoln Aviation Sales. He opened the winery near Raymond that carries his name in 1997.