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Freedom Isn’t Free

May 18, 2015

Memorial Day is a special time to honor our nation’s servicemen and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for the freedom we enjoy today.
Nebraskans will soon gather with family and friends in observance of this important holiday. From backyard barbeques and parades to ceremonies at the final resting places of the fallen, we must show our gratitude and remember the meaning of Memorial Day.
As President Ronald Reagan said on Memorial Day in 1983, “every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are reminded that liberty is a rare commodity in this world.”

Flat on its face by Deb Fischer

August 21, 2014

Flat on its Face
By U.S. Senator Deb Fischer

As I visit communities across the state, countless Nebraskans continue to express to me their concerns with overreach by the federal government. Specifically, many Nebraskans are frustrated by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) increasingly heavy hand. That’s why there’s so much skepticism about EPA’s latest rule regarding the “waters of the United States” or WOTUS.

Rural credibility touted to the voters

August 16, 2014

Pigs, cows and votes: Candidates try for farm cred
By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For candidates in the Midwest, almost nothing tops a photo opportunity with a barnyard animal or a colorful anecdote about life on the farm.

See a silver lining in the tax cloud? Naaa…

April 17, 2014

By Les Mann, Chief Publisher

All taxpayers and accountants should be doing their happy-tax dance this week; happy that another April 15 has come and gone. All the returns or extensions have been filed and it is time to relax and celebrate.
The sun is in the heavens, green is returning to the fields, we’ve sent our checks to the government (or already spent our refund). All is right with the world.
I love paying taxes. Yes, really.

Young Patriot

June 21, 2013

Dear Editor,

On June 13, 2013, at the Farmers’ Market in Broken Bow, I witnessed one of the most touching incidents I have seen in a long time. One of the vendors was displaying an American flag at her spot in the park. A young boy with his Grandma were shopping and as he approached the flag, he paused, lowered his head and proceeded to recite the “Pledge of Allegiance” verbatim!! I was nearly moved to tears!! Oh what a moment to capture if I had only had a camera.

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