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Historic 1870s one-room schoolhouse to undergo restoration

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One of the oldest remaining one-room schoolhouses in Nebraska is undergoing renovation. Susan Cook, a park ranger at the Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice, says visitors won’t be able to step inside the Freeman School for a few weeks. “We’re replacing the whole wood floor in it,” she says. “They did replace it […]

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Historic Fort Kearny to host Civil War encampment this weekend

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One of Nebraska’s longest-running Fourth of July celebrations will kick into gear again tomorrow at Fort Kearny State Historical Park near Kearney. Gene Hunt, the park’s superintendent, says it’s a historic look at our state’s pioneer past. “A group of Fort Kearny reinactors has been coming out here for years,” Hunt says. “They set up […]

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St. John Paul II Newman Center groundbreaking at UNO

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More than 160 Catholic students at the University of Nebraska – Omaha will have a new home in the fall of 2016. Ground was broken Tuesday on the St. John Paul II Newman Center at 71st and Pacific Streets. Omaha Archbishop George Lucas attended the ground breaking and says, “This is an opportunity for our […]

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Wayne State College president set to retire this week

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Tomorrow is the last day on the job for Wayne State College President Curt Frye, who’s retiring after 30 years at the school in northeast Nebraska. Frye says he’s been fortunate to work with a lot of good people over the decades. “You can’t be involved with a place, a job or an institution for […]

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Gov. Ricketts praises passage of fast-track trade bill

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Gov. Pete Ricketts praises Congress for passage of Trade Promotion Authority, otherwise known as fast-track trade authority. “This is all very, very good news for Nebraska to be able to grow our markets, be able to expand our opportunities to create jobs and so I’m pleased that the Senate passed it,” Ricketts tells Kevin Thomas, […]

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Summer camp for future nurses targets Panhandle high schoolers

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A summer camp is planned next month in Scottsbluff for high school students who are considering the field of nursing. Dr. Liane Connelly, assistant dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, says the two-day camp is free to qualifying Panhandle students. “It provides an opportunity for us to reach out and recruit […]

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Lockdown on University of Nebraska Lincoln campus lifted

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A lockdown issued after reports surfaced that a gunman was walking the downtown Lincoln campus of the University of Nebraska has been lifted. Shortly before 10 o’clock Monday night, police responded to the basketball courts near the Harper-Schramm-Smith dorm complex where a fight had broken out. Police believe at least two of the people involved […]

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Chautauqua offers state history lesson in a tent, told by famous figures

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The Nebraska Chautauqua Festival opens today in Kearney, offering an entertaining, educational look at how the state and Great Plains were settled 150 years ago. William Stoutamire is director of the Frank House at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. It’s the backdrop for many of the events, including the large tent that hosts the […]

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600 cyclists on annual BRAN reach halfway point

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Hundreds of bicyclists are making their way across the state this week as part of the 35th annual BRAN, or Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska. It’s a community service project of the Rotary Club of Omaha Northwest. Event director Wes Galusha says the ride is fun for participants but it also raises money for Nebraska high school […]

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Nebraska’s top marching band members tune up for bowl game

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Some of the state’s top high school musicians are taking part in the Masonic All-Star Marching Band Camp at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The camp is held in conjunction with the 57th Annual Nebraska Shrine Bowl being played tomorrow at UNK. Michelle Fulmer is spokeswoman for the Masonic Grand Lodge of Nebraska, which […]

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Educators gather in Kearney for career conference

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Hundreds of the state’s top education leaders are in Kearney this week for the annual Nebraska Career Education Conference. Nicole Coffey is the state coordinator for this year’s event, now in its 41st year. “We have a little over 600 participants at this conference,” Coffey says. “They range from career education teachers to school counselors […]

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University of Nebraska-Omaha adds LGBTQ/Sexual Studies minor

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Starting this fall the University of Nebraska – Omaha is adding a new LGBTQ/Sexual Studies minor to its curriculum. Associate Professor of Sociology Dr. Jay Irwin says this program will be valuable to students as they enter the corporate and business world. Dr. Irwin says, “It is going to focus on all sorts of identities in […]

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Parents: Keep closer tabs on your kids’ actions on social media

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Age eight is when the average child in Nebraska begins consuming online media, and while you’re supposed to be 13 to open a Facebook account, it’s very tough to regulate. Licensed independent social worker Alissa Wilkinson says parents know their children best, so it’s up to them to make the decision, but she says consistent […]

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Study: Nebraska needs more kids in families & foster families

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A new report shows Nebraska has made improvements, but still has too many children living in institutions and group care situations, not families. The report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds 16% of children in the foster care system in Nebraska were placed outside of families, compared to the national average of 14%. Tracey […]

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Nebraska student at International Science & Engineering Fair

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This is a big week for former Allen Consolidated School student Coleman Kneifl. He graduated from high school last week and on Sunday he flew to Pittsburg to compete in the International Science and Engineering Fair. Kneifl earned his spot in the fair by winning local and state competitions. His project involves reducing the growth […]

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