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Issued: Sept. 16-18, 2020

Affected Area: Statewide

Air Quality Index: Moderate to Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups

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LINCOLN – The fall Agronomy and Horticulture seminar series began Sept. 11 with “Physiological and molecular perspective on seed development under higher temperatures” presented by Nebraska’s Puneet Paul and “Organic Carbon Materials for Nutrient Retention in Nebraska Soils” by Nebraska’s Jennifer Cooper.

Central Platte NRD Holds Monthly Board Meeting

HOLDREGE – The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District board of directors met Tuesday for its monthly board meeting. Irrigation Operations Manager Dave Ford said all of the irrigation canal head gates have been closed for the season, and the draw-down of canals and pipelines has started.

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Many parts of Nebraska have recently had at least one night of below freezing temperatures. In some areas, temperatures have warmed back up and the sorghums have begun to regrow. The hydrocyanic acid (or prussic acid) in this new growth can be highly toxic to grazing cattle.

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LINCOLN– For the week ending September 13, 2020, there were 3.3 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Teaching From the Heart

“Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops,” a quote by Henry Brooks Adams explains Brent Block perfectly. After 44 years of being a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instructor, emergency medical technician (EMT) instructor and a first aid instructor, Brent has decided to retire.

A Solemn Night Under the Lights

WE REMEMBER: The presentation by the Gothenburg Honor Guard has been a tradition at home football games through the years. This past Friday evening, the atomosphe was rather somber in remembrance of the victims of 9/11. (Photo by David Craft)

Nebrasa Transitions to Phase IV

All Nebraska counties are in Phase 4 of reopening through October 31. The move to Phase 4 applies to every health department jurisdiction in the state, but Lancaster County intends to keep some Phase 3 restrictions in place.

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Following public hearings on the 2020-21 budget and tax request Tuesday morning, Dawson County Commissioners approved a $44 million budget and tax levy of .323 cents per $100 of valuation for the coming fiscal year.