Articles from the March 26, 2020 edition

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Wayne Broeckelman

On Saturday, March 21, 2020, Wayne J. Broeckelman, 78, husband and father, died in Beloit because of advanced cancer. He was born Nov. 23, 1941, in Quinter, Kan., to Herman and Catherine (Bierman) Broeckelman. He moved with his family to Esbon as a... Full story


Mary Ann Gerten

Mary Ann Gerten, 82, of Bladen, died Saturday at Heritage Care Center in Red Cloud. The daughter of Howard and Cloie (Wratten) James, she was born in Webster County, on Jan. 31, 1938. Mary Ann grew up in Bladen and graduated from Bladen High School... Full story


Judith Timperley

Judith Ann Belva Timperley, the daughter of Everett and Sarah (Fredrickson) Anderson was born May 1, 1937, at Osceola, Neb. She died Tuesday, at her home in Fairfield. Judy attended Stomsburg High School and received her teaching degree from Midland... Full story


Shirley Dahl

Shirley Louise (Johnson) Dahl was born on April 23, 1942, in Belleville, Kan. She was the daughter of Albin Renold and Gladys Lucille (Aspegren) Johnson, and was one of five children born to this... Full story


Editor's Notebook

Time marches on but some things never change. On the weekend I was looking through the microfilm reels which store copies of this newspaper looking for stories about how the area was coping with the flu epidemic of 1918. If I would have paid...


Country Roads

The country roads are pretty quiet these days with only a few farmers checking on livestock and doing chores. These days of the coronavirus warnings and status reports have made most of us decide to become “home bound” to try to stay away from th...


Celebrate Nebraska Agriculture

National Ag Week is March 22-28. Since agriculture is Nebraska’s number one industry, ag week is a good time to have a conversation about agriculture and recognize and thank the people behind the...


Husker who coined 'flash drought' helps define emerging phenomenon

From late August through early October of last year, drought engulfed much of the Southeast United States in a way that many don't expect drought to behave - suddenly. Drought throughout the...


Drop in commodity markets causing anxiety for farmers

A Kansas State University farm analyst says his phone has been ringing frequently as the state’s farmers and ranchers flood him with questions about the recent drop in commodity markets. “People are seeing the value of the commodities they’re...


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