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Senate bill aims to open primaries to independent voters

Senate bill aims to open primaries to independent voters

By Danae Lenz, Nebraska News Service

LINCOLN--Sen. Al Davis of Hyannis sent an email late Thursday to members of the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee to emphasize why he thinks it is time to change Nebraska's primary election laws.

His bill, LB773, which the committee heard on Wednesday, would make it easier for independent voters to participate in primary elections. In executive session Thursday, there was a motion to kill the bill, but that motion failed and the bill will be held in committee indefinitely.

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In-state tuition may be reality for out-of-state veterans

In-state tuition may be reality for out-of-state veterans

By Danae Lenz, Nebraska News Service

LINCOLN--Out-of-state veterans who were honorably discharged may soon be able to pay in-state tuition. The bill, LB 740, passed unanimously in the Education Committee with one member absent and has already advanced to the second stage of floor consideration.

The bill's sponsor, Bellevue Sen. Sue Crawford, has made it her priority bill, and says now is the time to act, partially because of the estimated million military members expected to be discharged as foreign military engagements wind down. She also said it is necessary because it would add quality to Nebraska and would allow universities to grow even more.

"It is a great benefit to recruit and retain veterans to improve our population," Crawford said Monday. "But at the same time, it meets important educational goals of our state and important workforce goals in our state."

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Proposal would change petition requirements

Proposal would change petition requirements

By Haley Dover, Nebraska News Service

LINCOLN--Fewer petition signatures would be needed to get a proposed state law or constitutional amendment on the ballot under a measure heard by the Military, Government and Veterans Affairs Committee Friday.

Legislative Resolution 393CA, introduced by Sen. John Murante of Gretna, would have to be approved by voters as well as the Legislature.

Currently, to put a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot, petitions need to be signed by 10 percent of registered voters while the signatures of 7 percent of registered voters are necessary to put proposed statutes on the ballot by petition. If passed, LR939CA would require 5 percent of registered voters to sign for constitutional amendments and 3 percent for statutory changes.

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District Court News Update

Gabarrete Imprisoned For 17-20 Years for Forcible Rape of Child

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5th Annual Feed or Fold Poker Tournament

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5th Annual Feed or Fold Poker Tournament

Acts In Motion will be hosting the 5th Annual Feed or Fold Poker Tournament. The tournament is open to anyone. Simply bring 10 lbs. of non-perishable food to play! Prizes will be available for 1st and 2nd place winners. Concessions will also be available to purchase.

All proceeds go to benefit BVCA food pantry.

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Midwest MedAir will be visiting Fairbury and Hebron

Midwest MedAir will be visiting Fairbury and Hebron on February 22. We would like to invite everyone to come see us when we land. We should be landing in Fairbury at 12:30 at Wal-Mart in the grass area. We will then reposition to Hebron, landing at the hosptial at 3:00. Bring your family, friends and neighbors. A special thank you to Jefferson County Ambulance Dist. #33, Fairbury City and Rural Fire Departments, Jefferson County Health Center, Thayer County Ambulance, Hebron Fire Department and Thayer County Health Services for helping us with this event.

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One School, One Book

This month, Tri County will be participating in a community school reading program called One School, One Book. The book Tri County families will be reading is titled The Mouse and the Motorcycle, by Beverly Cleary.

The Kick Off took place on Monday, Feb. 17 in the school auditorium. The festivities included a real motorcycle driven into the auditorium by Mr. Gronemeyer and life sized characters to excited the kids about the book.

After the Kick-Off, students returned to their rooms and teachers read chapter one to students. As a special and generous gift from the Tri County PTO, students were given copies of the book to read at home as a family.

At the end of each school day, principal Jesse Gronemeyer asked a question from the chapter that each family read the day before. A daily drawing was held for correct answers and the winners were put in a basket for a prize at the end of the week.

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20
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Jump For Heart Huge Success

Photo caption: Photo by Sandy ZabokrtskyFairbury Journal News

Students at Central Elementary, grades K through second participated in Jump for Heart Campaign February 12 and 13. Pictured above is Mrs. Parde class. The National Honor Society from the High School volunteered as the jump rope handlers for these two days. The total collected was $2,335.

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Weekly Writing Corner:Tri County School

Carter Holtmeier

Tri County

Third Grade

2-7-14

Carter S. and I were playing football. It was 21 to 20. Carter S. had 21, I had 20. I was one point behind. There was a couple of seconds left of the ball game. I had the ball and scored seven points. Now it was 27 to 21 points. Carter S. had the ball at the 29 yard line. Carter S. went 52 yards. Then Carter S. scored. He ran for the two point conversion. He did not make the two point conversion. It was a tie.

Breanna Chapman

Tri County

Third Grade

2-7-14

Last Summer, I played volleyball with Karli and Tenley. We were at my birthday party. We were outside. We played until it was dark. Karlis team won. We were worn out. We had a fun time. After we ate, we went back outside. We played another game. We played until 9:15 P.M. Then Tenleys team won. We had a great time. We went inside. We were very, very tired when we went inside.

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