Category - Opinion

Happenstance: Farm girl

By Julie Dickerson Just recently, I did something new. Last Christmas, I bought an Insta-Pot. This new-fangled kitchen appliance can do just about anything...

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My Side of the Fencepost: Please be skeptical

By Jim Dickerson If anything, we should all be skeptical of what we see and hear this political season. That’s good advice for anyone of any political persuasion...

What are you doing?

An obvious and serious wrong was done when a police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee pinned against George Floyd’s neck during an arrest last week. The knee and the...

Pandemic of 1918 — impact on families

By Jim Dickerson We are now hoping to survive a coronavirus pandemic, but actually a pandemic is something we’ve already seen in American history. The “Spanish flu”...

Backyard activities

By Julie Dickerson Spring is here and parents and children are still isolated at home. A couple of weeks ago, my daughter sent me a few fun things for kids to do while...

Travelers

By Julie Dickerson We all watch the news or listen to it. We all are told to stay six feet away from those around us. We are told to wash our hands frequently. We are...

A great place to start

By Jim Dickerson There might seem to be no bright side to the present coronavirus shut-downs. But in fact, there is an opportunity to support your hometown businesses...

My Side of the Fencepost

Hats off to State Fair staff, volunteers By Jim Dickerson I know the heavy rains last week likely cut attendance at the Nebraska State Fair, but by Sunday, Sept. 1...