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Emotional ceremony as final class of closing school graduates

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Members of the final class to graduate from Newcastle High School in northeast Nebraska got their diplomas last weekend. The school will close and merge with neighboring Hartington Public this summer. Superintendent Joey Lefdal says Saturday was an emotional day. “I’m not going to lie, there were a couple of times where people were getting […] Read More »

Anonymous donor gives another million to UNK music department

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An anonymous donor has given another million dollars to the Department of Music and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The latest donation brings to nearly six million dollars the total given for the university’s music program by the anonymous donor. The University of Nebraska Foundation says the money will be divided […] Read More »

Milliken looks back to Nebraska as he prepares for New York (AUDIO)

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University of Nebraska President J. B. Milliken says he looks back fondly on ten years in Nebraska even as he prepares for his new challenge in New York. Milliken became the president of the four-campus university system in 2004. “If I have anything that I feel most proud of over the last ten years it’s […] Read More »

Volunteer firefighters flock to Nebraska training academy

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As fears of wildfires flare with dry conditions in many parts of the state, the seventh annual Nebraska Wildland Fire Academy is scheduled to begin this coming weekend and run through early May. Casey McCoy, a wildland fire training manager with the Nebraska Forest Service, says 20 courses are being offered. “Primarily, what we were […] Read More »

Omaha’s Benson HS Jr. ROTC heading to France

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Twenty-seven students from Omaha’s Benson High School will get a first hand look at history in June. Members of the Junior ROTC will travel to Normandy, France and take part in ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The cadets raised $91-thousand in the past year. They hosted countless car washes, pancake feeds, sold […] Read More »

FFA membership in Nebraska sets new record high

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Future farmers from across the state are in Lincoln for the annual Nebraska State FFA Convention, which wraps up today. Matt Kreifels, the state director of agricultural education, says a record number of FFA members are attending this year’s convention — around 38-hundred. “We see the state FFA convention as a celebration of all our […] Read More »

Be prepared for severe weather by attending Lincoln symposium

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Springtime weather can quickly turn hazardous and Nebraskans of all ages need to be educated about the risks. The annual Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium will be held this weekend at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. UNL climatologist Ken Dewey says the offerings will include what’s called Family Weatherfest. “We have 12 stations with hands-on activities […] Read More »

USDA seeks more sites for summer meals program for Nebraska kids

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Of the thousands of Nebraska children who participate in the USDA’s summer meals program, many thousands more are eligible but don’t take part, raising fears they may be going hungry. Kevin Concannon, the agency’s Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, says non-profit groups across Nebraska are being encouraged to open their doors to the […] Read More »

Nebraska school offering Twitter 101 for parents

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A Nebraska school district wants to help parents learn how to use social media. Angela Simpson is the principal at Platteview High School near Springfield says they are offering a Twitter 101 class Tuesday night. Simpson says they will inform parents what Twitter is all about set up an account and teach them how to […] Read More »

Bill would allow state to intervene in poor performing schools

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Poor performing schools would be subject to state intervention under a bill moving in position for passage in the Unicameral. Speaker of the Legislature, Sen. Greg Adams of York, sponsors LB 438, telling colleagues he hopes the bill strikes a balance. “Between giving the State Board and the Commissioner the authority and the flexibility to […] Read More »

Monsanto for Education

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RURAL SCHOOLS HELP GROW THE NEXT GENERATION BY PLANTING SEEDS OF KNOWLEDGE, PASSION AND IMAGINATION IN THE YOUTH OF RURAL AMERICA. NOW, LOCAL FARMERS AND AMERICA’S FARMERS GROW RURAL EDUCATIONSM ARE HELPING TO PREPARE THE NEXT GENERATION OF INDUSTRY LEADERS TO MEET THE CHALLENGES THAT COME WITH FEEDING AN EVER INCREASING POPULATION.  AMERICA’S FARMERS GROW RURAL EDUCATION, SPONSORED BY THE ... Read More »

Norton School Board Agenda

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  THE PROPOSAL FOR A FACILITY SURVEY AND THE CAPITAL OUTLAY PROJECTS WILL BE ITEMS FOR THE USD 211 NORTON BOARD OF EDUCATION TONIGHT.  Gary Brinker from the Docking Institute gave the board an overview of the services available through the institute last month and he prepared an official proposal for the board.  They will consider it tonight.  The board ... Read More »

School Board Agenda

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The audit report and the staff appreciation event will be items for the USD 211 Norton Board of Education tonight.  The board will receive the presentation of the financial audit for the 2009-10 budget year.  They will also consider the summer school program for the eisenhower school that was presented at the last meeting.  They are proposing to split up the ... Read More »