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The 2017-18 school term got underway at local schools this week. Above, Adilyn (left) and Isabelle Deibert check in at Central City Elementary while at right Anisha McRay-Luce (left), Noah Creutzberg, and Lucy Perry enjoy their first go at recess on the Nebraska Christian playground.

Back to school!

Ready or not, here we come! That was the cry heard in spirit—if not in reality—in and around the hallways of area schools on Tuesday...

McHargue joins Ricketts in CA

The timing couldn’t have been more perfect for a diplomatic trade trip to our nation’s northern neighbor, what with the opening of dialogue this...
Path of the Eclipse On August 21, most of Merrick County will find itself in the dark as the once-in-a-lifetime great American eclipse is experienced along a SE to NW line.

Eclipse on the horizon

Buzz. Buzz. Buzz. Can you hear it? It’s the flurry of planning and activity that is swarming the Internet and local media in advance of...
Bob Jensen

Unrehearsed remarks tell real story

If you have something important to tell me, don’t text me. Call me at least, or at best say it to my face. When...

Council denies Denning motion

At Monday’s regular monthly meeting the Central City Council denied a motion made by an attorney representing local resident Les Denning regarding levied costs...

46ers sponsor comm. night

It’s fast becoming a tradition in these here parts: we’re thankful for and proud of the folks that put themselves in harm’s way to...
Anna Detlefsen

Central City Public Schools: Anna Detlefsen

Ever have the desire to be part of an once-in-a-lifetime kind of moment? On August 21, 2017, Central City will experience just that. Throughout...
Dr. Nathan Krug

A note from…. Nathan R. Krug, M.D.

High Cholesterol affects 42 million Americans, and although people with high cholesterol have approximately twice the risk of heat disease, according to the CDC...

Letter to the Editor

Questions surrounding Ag Society funding vote Dear Editor: On the morning of August 8, 2017, I attended the board meeting for the Merrick County Board of...

Library focuses on WWI during 100th

Events geared for adult readers at the Central City Public Library have focused, says Library director Sara Lee, on the events and culture that...