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Duffy feeling at home in bullpen

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This bullpen business seems to suit Danny Duffy pretty well. When he helped preserve Saturday's 5-4 win over the Twins with two scoreless innings, it gave him a nice set of statistics for his first foray into relief work. In three games, he has thrown ... Read More »

Sponsor of workplace sexual orientation bill encouraged (AUDIO)

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The sponsor of a measure that would have added sexual orientation to the state workplace anti-discrimination laws says she’s encouraged, even though the measure died this legislative session. State Sen. Danielle Conrad of Lincoln says, overall, she’s pleased she got the votes needed to pass LB 485, though not enough to overcome a filibuster against […] Read More »

Sidney lands $10M truck stop/restaurant/store

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Sidney is welcoming a major business development to the Panhandle. Love’s Travel Stop and Country Store plans to invest up to $10-million to build a facility in Sidney with 100 truck stalls, a restaurant and 24-hour roadside assistance service. Project Manager Steve Walters told the city council why Love’s wants a presence in Sidney. “You […] Read More »

Sexual orientation workplace bill cannot overcome filibuster (AUDIO)

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Whether including sexual orientation to state workplace anti-discrimination laws would help or hurt business in Nebraska was debated as supporters failed to overcome a filibuster in the legislature. Much of eight hours of legislative debate on LB 485 centered on religion. Both supporters and opponents quoted the Bible and religious writings and gave testimony to […] Read More »

Debate on sexual orientation rights in workplace begins (AUDIO)

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Debate has begun in the legislature on a very contentious issue: whether the state should add sexual orientation to its employment anti-discrimination laws. Nearly three hours of legislative debate discussed the rights of gay, lesbian and transgender Nebraskans against the backdrop of religious freedom. Sen. Danielle Conrad of Lincoln, sponsor of LB 485, tells colleagues […] Read More »

Pierce Elevator cannot raise the cash, closes for good

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The debt is too deep. The Pierce Elevator Company will close, for good. Pierce Elevator President Brian Bargstadt surrendered his grain licenses March 4th. He since has been trying to get around $6 million together to pay off the elevator’s debt and re-open. State Public Service Commission Grain Division Director John Fecht says the needed […] Read More »

Efforts aim to revive money-troubled Pierce County Elevator

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Community investors in Pierce are trying to re-open the local grain elevator. John Fecht, the grain division director for the Nebraska Public Service Commission, says the elevator’s grain license was surrendered a couple of weeks ago due to financial problems. “They’ve got a lot of checks that have been issued and weren’t able to get […] Read More »

Springing ahead to Daylight Saving Time may cost billions

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Many Nebraskans may find themselves dragging this morning after the change to Daylight Saving Time over the weekend. Mike Gremmer, of the staffing service Robert Half, says we spring ahead and fall back every year, but it’s always tough for some people to lose an hour of sleep. “Eat a good breakfast, coffee is great,” […] Read More »

Radio Shack plans to close 1000+ stores nationwide

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A long-time electronics store chain is announcing widespread closings. Radio Shack says it will close at least 1,000 underperforming stores out of its 5,200 nationwide in an effort to become more competitive. The chain has 33 stores in Nebraska but has not said yet where any of the doomed stores are located. No deadlines were […] Read More »

Creighton survey: Winter weather slows sales for 1/3 of Midwest businesses

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Nebraska’s economic numbers for February showed solid growth for the second consecutive month, according to a survey from Creighton University. Business leaders and supply managers across the Midwest are polled on conditions monthly and Creighton economist Ernie Goss says the February report finds the prolonged winter and frigid temperatures hurt business regionwide. “The overall index […] Read More »

Rural think tank boss: Key to small town success is confidence in tomorrow

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The director of the Nebraska Rural Futures Institute says there’s no trick in developing the state’s small, rural towns and one of the biggest challenges is the community’s confidence level. Charles Schroeder says perceptions about the years to come are the key to success — or failure. “Eighty-five percent of people will agree they would […] Read More »

Kansas Wheat Innovation Center

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The Grand Opening of the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center takes place this week in Manhattan. There won’t be the traditional ribbon-cutting to open a new business but rather the slicing of an 8-foot long loaf of bread. The Kansas Wheat Commission will host the ceremony and open house this Friday, April 26th. The $10.3-million center is touted as the home ... Read More »

Business Incubator has a tenant

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Elements of Massage will open their Norton location on February 1st in the Norton Business Incubator located at 104 S State Street.  Ceena Owens, owner, is a Registered Nurse as well as a Registered Massage Therapist. Working with her will be Amber Nuttycomb who is a Certified Massage Therapist. The first Business Incubator program was started in New York in ... Read More »

Council Notes

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An extremely short agenda faced the Norton City Council at their recessed meeting yesterday.  The council recessed their December 21st meeting to yesterday to pay year end bills and to address any other issues that came before them.  The council paid the year end bills and had no other business come before them so they adjourned.  The next meeting of ... Read More »

High School Site Council

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The Norton Community High School Site Council is seeking nominations for positions becoming vacant at the end of the school year.  The positions becoming vacant are for one parent representative and one business representative to serve during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years.  These positions may be one or two years to help balance the site council terms.  The parenting ... Read More »