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COZAD — In November, Give BIG Lexington featured a number of non-profits based around helping out the people of Dawson County. However, there was one organization on the list dedicated to helping those of the four legged variety.

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COZAD — Sweet Water Outfitters, the newest shop in downtown Cozad, held a soft opening for those going about their holiday shopping. Chelsie Michalewicz, the proprietor, plans to formally open her store in February after more western apparel arrives. In the meantime her doors are open during…

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LEXINGTON — As the holiday season approaches, many will start their Christmas shopping for family and friends. While many think nothing of the expense for their loved ones there are families in the community that can’t be as free with their funds. Often expenses such as rent and other bills …

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Tax reform that affects both individuals and businesses was enacted in December 2017. It’s commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, TCJA or simply tax reform. In addition to nearly doubling standard deductions, TCJA changed several itemized deductions that can be claimed on Schedul…

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LEXINGTON — Despite having to postpone the event, people still crowded the edges of Washington St. for the Light Up Lexington Christmas Parade hosted by the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce. Floats were made by local churches, organizations and businesses. The children got a thrill at the …

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LEXINGTON — Troop D of the Nebraska State Patrol has a new trooper. Kaden Brandt graduated with Camp 59 on Friday, Oct. 26. Since then he has been taking part in field training with troopers in Troop D, learning the ropes and putting his training to use.

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COZAD —Demolition work continues on the old grain elevator at 300 W. 2nd Street in Cozad. The owner of the property, Nutrien Ag Solutions, is tearing down the elevators due to the age. The elevator was built on the site in the 1960s.

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COZAD — Peter Osborne couldn’t believe his eyes when he entered the Robert Henri Museum to interview for the position of director of the museum. Hanging throughout the house is the largest collection of Robert Henri paintings in the world, an artist immediately recognized by art scholars and…

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Cozad High School Art Teacher, Trey Botts, is shown working on the palette icon he is painting for Homestead Bank in Cozad. The 20 icons are a collaborative effort of the Cozad Business Improvement District, the Cozad Chamber of Commerce’s tourism committee, the Cozad Arts Council and Cozad …

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Elwood — Perry Kotschwar has seen numerous changes in the United States Post Office since he started as a mail carrier in 1985, not all of them good, but what never changed for him personally was his dedication to his local customers and providing the best service he could. After 27 years wi…

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COZAD — Nancy Meyer greeted everyone at the door, many with a hug and more than a few kind words. An open house to celebrate Meyer’s more than 20 years as both a Cozad city council member and mayor was held on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at the Cozad City Office Building.

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ELWOOD — It is that time of year again and Gosper County Santa Cop is in full swing for the 10th year. Santa Cop started out with a few deputies and a wife taking care of it all. We have grown so much that is has become a community involvement program.

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LEXINGTON — The United States Postal Service is reminding their customers this winter to ensure that their sidewalks are scooped and clear of snow and ice. The Postal Service says this helps to ensure mail is delivered on time and a safely.

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LEXINGTON — The Lexington City Council approved the conditional use permit application for a storefront church located at 110 E. 6th St. The measure had been sent to the city council for a final decision by the Planning Commission. The Sund Subdivision and rezoning were approved as well pend…

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COZAD — The Robert Henri Museum and Gallery is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring its annual Holiday at the Henri on Dec. 7 and 8. The museum and gallery is located at 218 East 8th Street in Cozad. The gala event will include an open house, special Christmas exhibits and presenta…

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LEXINGTON – The Community Fitness Initiative (CFI) was vital in starting Lexington Regional Health Center’s community garden in 2012. The garden is located beside the Presbyterian Church. CFI worked with the Presbyterian Church on the use of the land while coordinating the garden layout. The…

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LEXINGTON — Two rural Nebraska communities were at the center of a new report released by the Center for American Progress on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Lexington and Madison were examined due to the demographic changes which have occurred in these towns over the past several decades.

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LEXINGTON — Paper pilgrim belt buckles and Native American feathers decorated Morton Elementary’s cafeteria during their Thanksgiving Fall Feast on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Students were treated to a turkey meal with many of the traditional Thanksgiving fixtures.

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LEXINGTON — Gunnar Price and his next door neighbors, Tenleigh, Jaelynn and Evan Roberts had raised $100 from their summer lemonade stand. This would be spending money to most other children their age but these four had decided they wanted to do something different with it.

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The Middle School students had a “change war” to raise money in conjunction with the door decorating contest in preparation for Veterans Day. A “Change War” is where the students bring in change to their homeroom. ALL change was positive and ALL bills were negative, with that:

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LEXINGTON — Lexington Regional Health Center held their last Wellness Connection of 2018 on Thursday, Nov. 15. Errin Nelson, Physical Therapist with LRHC Rehabilitation Services presented about functional dry needling.

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LEXINGTON — The Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lexington Rotary Club held their fall scholastic awards at Kirk’s Nebraskaland Restaurant on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Seven students from the both the Lexington Middle School and High School were recognized for their dedication and achiev…

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LEXINGTON — The Lexington School Board listened to highlights from the 2017-2018 audit report during their regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 12. The board also approved purchase of a new bus, hired a contractor for the Sandoz Elementary project and revised the district mission statement.

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LEXINGTON — Give BIG Lexington’s headquarters at the Dawson County Annex Building was a bustle of activity on Thursday, Nov. 15 as donations poured in throughout the Lexington community. Donations were also brought directly to the Dawson County Annex Building where the headquarters were located.

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LEXINGTON — While the Lexington Ministerial Association has been holding a community Thanksgiving meal for numerous years, starting 2015 it took on a different meaning for a Lexington family.

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LEXINGTON — The Lexington Community Foundation is busy preparing finalized totals and distribute donations from Give BIG Lexington 2018. Preliminary results indicate that participating organization efforts generated $285,950 in donations. A total with match funds and prize money of $337,950 …

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LEXINGTON — Homeless, Orphans, Mothers, Elderly and Sick, otherwise known as Homes, a non-profit organization based in Lexington will donate 24 pairs of shoes to the elementary schools in Lexington.

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COZAD — Rustic & Red has not been idle during its second year of operation in downtown Cozad. The store has expanded the clothing line that it carries along with home décor, jewelry and repurposed items for display in the home.

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LEXINGTON — The Bonneville Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented a proclamation to be signed by Lexington Mayor John Fagot on Friday, Nov. 2. The document proclaimed November as National American Indian Heritage Month.

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LEXINGTON — Lexington and Overton did not forget their veterans even if the actual date of Veterans Day fell on Sunday. Programs were held at the Heartland Military Museum, Overton Public Schools, Lexington Middle School and Lexington High School.