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A second chance for Dana campus brings second chances at life for others | Pages Da

Find out more about the founding of Boys Town. Jacob Whitney wasn’t too sure about moving with his young son to an apartment on a largely empty former college campus in Blair. But Whitney, who had aged out of foster care and experienced homelessness and small-time troubles with the law, knew he needed a …

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No nitrate police: State and local regulators can’t, or won’t, stop our drinking water from getting worse | Nebraska | Pages Da

The farmer was growing impatient. He and dozens of other central Nebraska farmers had gathered for mandatory training in Columbus a few weeks before last Christmas. In response to high nitrate levels, the Lower Loup Natural Resources District had designated a “Phase 3 area.” That led to new requirements – like this training to help …

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Mad Minute stories from Friday, November 25th | Strange | Pages Da

Internet users are divided on whether or not a woman was disrespectful to her family for leaving a Thanksgiving celebration abruptly due to the presence of her sister’s dog.   Reddit user One_Procedure8627 posted a note in the subreddit “Am I the A*****e” on Friday, Nov. 25, asking others for their opinions about her handling …

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Local moms working to open inclusive playground in west Omaha | Pages Da

Mia Jenkins, director of marketing, explains the process of creating a 20-foot poinsettia tree at Lauritzen Gardens for their holiday show, Merry & Bright. An Omaha nonprofit is nearing its $1 million goal of creating the first ability-inclusive playground west of 84th Street, which they anticipate opening as soon as May 2023. In 2018, …

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Mielke Market Weekly: October Class IV milk price is the highest October price ever | News

This column was written for the marketing week ending Nov. 4. The October Federal order Class III benchmark milk price was announced at $21.81 per hundredweight, up $1.99 from September, $3.98 above Oct. 2021, and the highest October Class III since 2014. The 10-month average stands at $22.20, up from $16.86 a year ago, $17.89 …

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Author of ‘Maid,’ who clawed way out of poverty, has message for Omahans

A new report from Oxfam International highlights the growing disparity between the few ultra-rich and the world’s poorest. Until a few years ago, best-selling author Stephanie Land made a meager living as a housecleaner. One company she worked for had a rule: Don’t leave anything behind. Make it appear that you never were there …

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Newville approves tentative adoption of 2023 General Fund Budget with no tax increase

Newville residents will likely not see a tax increase in the borough’s budget for next year. Borough council tentatively approved the General Fund Budget during a special meeting Oct. 17 with a 5-0 vote, with President Pro-Tempore Joey Diehl absent. The proposed budget retains the general tax levy of 4.45 mills, after an increase of …

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Family-friendly and scary seasonal events in the Tulsa area this weekend

October is time for pumpkin patches, haunted houses, scary movies and, of course, plenty of candy. Here’s a rundown of selected scary and kid-friendly seasonal attractions with events this weekend and ongoing attractions: BooHaHa Brookside (Peoria Avenue) Candy will be passed out to children, and kid-friendly activities will again be part of BooHaHa when the …

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