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Cooper Grabenstein and a friend from Lincoln spent the weekend with Todd and Tricia Grabenstein at Smithfield. Kenneth and Ginger Adkisson of Farnam were Saturday evening supper guests.

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LINCOLN--Nebraskans voiced their stance on a bill that would give agriculture equipment owners greater access to tools needed to do their own repairs.

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LINCOLN, NEB. – A legislative bill targeted to ensuring Nebraska’s farmers, ranchers, and independent repair technicians have access to information, diagnostic equipment, and parts to repair farm equipment and machinery has received support from the Nebraska Farm Bureau. LB 543 was introduced by Sen. Tom Brandt of Plymouth to address an ongoing issue of concern to farmers whereby farm equipment manufacturers have maintained exclusive control over equipment information and technology, in turn limiting farmers’ and ranchers’ ability to purchase information and tools necessary to repair their own equipment or turn to an independent third-party service technician for assistance.

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Lincoln, Nebraska, Feb. 26, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides technical and financial assistance to help Nebraska farmers and livestock producers recover from damages brought on by winter storms Uri and Viola. Agricultural producers are encouraged to contact their local USDA Service Center to learn about the programs available to help them recover from crop, land, infrastructure and livestock losses.

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A request by Veterans Service Officer (VSO) Steve Zerr for a full-time assistant was tabled by Dawson County Commissioner’s Friday in order to allow time for Zerr to gather necessary budget information requested by the board. Zerr noted the pandemic has emphasized the need for someone to be in the VSO full-time.

Appreciating Our Local Healthcare Workers

ABOVE: Roxanne Converse-Whiting, Chief Operations Officer for Sabin Motor Company shows Gothenburg Times a gift bag with an appreciation note signed by Sabin Motor Company, Runza Restaurant, Gothenburg Realty, & The Home Agency. The group put together 374 gift bags to be distributed among healthcare workers at Hilltop Estates, The Remedy, Stone Hearth, and Gothenburg Health. Photos By Alexandra Oberg

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