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LEXINGTON — In an effort to help MRK Inc. with meeting Department of Environmental Quality, DEQ, standards regarding waste water, the Lexington City Council approved a loan of $500,000.00, funds will be drawn from the Economic Development fund.

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There was never any question in Don Kinnan’s mind about where his life’s calling lay. “I started farming with my Dad while I was a senior in high school and except for two years in the Army during the Korean War I’ve lived and farmed around Cozad,” he noted.

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LEXINGTON — The ebb and flow of healthcare is ever shifting but Plum Creek Medical Group of Lexington prides itself on being able to meet the ever changing needs of patients and providing quality care from infancy to adulthood and beyond.

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LEXINGTON — The car was upside down in a water filled ditch and there were two passengers trapped, the car had been rolled by the flood water over the road. Deputy Aaron Pelzer was on scene and made a choice to rescue the two who were trapped.

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After receiving a battering on Sunday night from 80 mph winds which caused damage throughout Cozad, the community was treated to a serene sunset on Tuesday evening as storm clouds lingered in the area.

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DAWSON COUNTY — In a meteorological set up similar to the one which spawned the storms that damaged Cozad Sunday night, severe storms may again impact the area again during the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 14 and morning hours of Thursday, Aug. 15.

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COZAD — A complex of thunderstorms caused damage to the city of Cozad during the overnight hours of Sunday, Aug. 11 and Monday Aug. 12. Damage was primarily caused by straight line winds caused by a bow echo which moved along the Nebraska and Kansas state line.

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Straight line winds related to severe thunderstorms caused damage throughout Cozad during the evening of Sunday Aug. 11. Wind speeds ranged from 50 to 80 mph. Stay tuned for more details.

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The Nebraska Rural Radio Association Board of Directors recently announced that Tim Marshall will become the new CEO/ General Manager of the company effective Jan. 1, 2020. Tim will succeed Craig Larson who announced in March to the board of directors of his plans to retire at the end of the year.

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COZAD — The Robert Henri Museum and Art Gallery is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its Artist of the Month for August and the first part of September 2019. This month’s artist is Jan Anderson. Her work will be on display at the museum and available for viewing and purchase. She i…

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LEXINGTON — Jim Hain said the call he got blew him away and his first thought was, “you certainly made a mistake.” Yet there was no mistake and the Lexington Regional Health Center’s Chief Operating Officer was asked to speak at a University of Nebraska Medical College Professionalism Ceremony.

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LEXINGTON — The long time host to community events, weddings and social functions is no longer providing food services or staff. The Holiday Inn contacted those who had previously booked events that they would terminate these services immediately.

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LEXINGTON — It’s an annual tradition in Lexington to welcome those new teachers who have joined Lexington Public Schools and will be shortly starting a new school year. The Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors it, and the local businesses support the new teacher luncheon.

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COZAD — Sweetwater Outfitters may not be exactly where it was the last time you saw it. Due to developments with the old Allen Opera House, the latest western apparel and clothing store has shifted to a new location, but it is not far from the old location at all.

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LEXINGTON — The Joe Torres Volleyball Tournament to benefit Tim Rios and his fight against Stage III squamous cell carcinoma cancer was held on Sunday, July 28.

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LINCOLN — The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) has claimed the top spot in this year’s Best-Looking Cruiser contest, organized by the American Association of State Troopers (AAST). The contest, which was decided by a vote of the public, included photos of cruisers from state and highway patrols a…

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ORLANDO, Fla.,  — Nebraska State Trooper Sam Mortensen has been named Officer of the Year by the Motor Vehicle Criminal Interdiction (MVCI) Association. Trooper Mortensen received the honor Tuesday during the annual MVCI conference in Orlando.