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War dead honored at separate programs

By Bill Schock Given a break in the dreary weather, those participating in the Memorial Day programs at the Rulo Cemetery and Falls City’s Steele Cemetery did a super job of...

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Graduation 2015

The Falls City High School Class of 2015 celebrated graduation Sunday afternoon at Prichard Auditorium and the graduating class of 58 entered the Auditorium to “Fanfare and Processional”, performed by...

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This Memorial Day, check out new, improv…

Memorial Day programs will be held in Rulo, Falls City Stella and Humboldt on Monday, May 25. The Memorial Day service at the Rulo Cemetery will begin at 9:30 a..m. with...

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'We're just doing things the Sacred Hear…

By Lori Gottula “We were just doing things the Sacred Heart way,” Doug Goltz, principal at Falls City Sacred Heart, said in a recent interview.   Goltz, who also serves as the...

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SADD brings scare tactics to FC High

By Jason Schock Falls City High School students were either enjoying a serene lunch under the sunny spring sky in Jug Brown Stadium or publicly demonstrating their disapproval of an ousted...

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Rowan first priest from FC since 1963

By Jason Schock Rev. Mr. Cy Rowan, a transitional deacon and 2005 graduate of FC Sacred Heart High School, will be ordained a Catholic priest for the Diocese of Lincoln in...

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Offutt Brass concert this weekend

A concert of patriotic music will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Prichard Auditorium.  Tickets to the concert, sponsored exclusively by The Falls City Journal, are free of...

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Virtuoso von Behren chose Home of Rock-n…

By Lori Gottula David von Behren placed his foot on the organ pedals, slid his fingers across the warm slick keys, then moved into position for the first chord of Franz...

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Armed Robbery & Stolen Vehicle in R…

By Jason Schock A spokesperson for the Omaha Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Monday morning said an official statement regarding the investigation of an armed bank robbery in Humboldt...

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Renowned artist gives 100 percent for P…

Critically acclaimed artist Benjamin Victor spent last week at Peru State College, sculpting an eight-foot-tall art piece to display at the recently renovated Oak Bowl Stadium.   Vice President for Enrollment...

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Falls City Journal proudly presents Offu…

The USAF Heartland of America Band’s Offutt Brass, a pioneering brass quintet, will present a concert of patriotic music at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Prichard Auditorium.  Tickets to the...

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Grant request for $461,000 to be discus…

A Falls City Downtown Business Owners/Tenants meeting is going to be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 30 in Council Chambers at City Hall.  The proposed Downtown Revitalization Grant that is...

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Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Week

(Natonal Weather Service) Each year the U.S. experiences killer tornadoes that can claim lives. Preparedness makes a difference, where your active participation in Nebraska’s Severe Weather Awareness Week can help save...

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Prison sentence for auto thefts shouldn’…

A 29-year-old Falls City man was sentenced to a minimum of 20 months in the Nebraska Dept. of Corrections for two automobile thefts, but was also given credit for 335...

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Sheldon Statewide Exhibition ‘Depicting…

Sheldon Museum of Art’s 2014-15 Sheldon Statewide exhibition, “Depicting Nature: From the Scientific to the Sublime,” opens at Stalder Gallery inside the Falls City Library & Arts Center, 1400 Stone...

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'Jack of all trades'

By Nikki McKim This year’s Distinguished Service Award winner, Shawn Fouraker is truly a “Jack of all trades, master of plenty.”  Shawn has been a dedicated and important part of the Falls...

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‘She isn’t just a teacher, she’s a great…

By Nikki McKim It’s often said that a great teacher can change a student’s life. Each day we read stories of teachers who become influential role models for developing students. Based...

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Guideposts winner submitted 30 minutes …

By Jason Schock Lori Gottula’s IDP (Initial Delay Position) in US Army Col. Charles R. James, Jr., DDS’ dental office lobby was in close proximity to a coffee table, and STF...

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‘To Give Is To Live’

By Nikki McKim Rodney Vandeberg has only lived in Falls City for four decades but the passion and love he has for this community make’s it seem like he’s been a...

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‘I want to do my part’

By Nikki McKim Chip Ebel has done many things for his community in his 29 years. He has spent the past nine years on the Falls City Volunteer Ambulance Squad as...

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Negro League program Feb. 19

By Jason Schock Kansas City author Author Phil S. Dixon, a pioneer in the study of Negro League baseball history, has added Falls City to his national 90-city tour of cities...

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Falls City Area Jaycees 2015 Distinguish…

The Falls City Area Jaycees held their annual Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony and celebrated our community’s most deserving humanitarians.  This year’s DSA ceremony was held inside the newly renovated Elks club...

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City hit with another lawsuit

By Jason Schock Falls City Mayor Jerry Oliver delivered “good” news and “bad” news to the City Council Monday, Jan. 19, when they met in chambers at City Hall.  The “good” news:...

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WASP, Merz Farm Equipment earn EDGE Inve…

Third-generation family business Merz Farm Equipment and Falls City’s industrial crown jewel, WASP Inc., were presented with the EDGE Investors of the Year Awards last Wednesday night at the organization’s...

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The Elks built it, and here they come

By Jason Schock The dust is currently clearing on the $350,000 remodeling project that has opened wide both the design and the future of the Falls City Elks Lodge 963 -...

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Plea agreement reportedly takes felonies…

By Jason Schock The Falls City Journal has learned that a 29-year-old man accused of assaulting his girlfriend last summer in their Shubert home over a period of several days, and...

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‘Old Hwy 73’ renamed ‘Bill Schock BLVD'

By Nikki McKim and Jason SchockWith an increasingly vocal contigent of Falls City residents mounting an effort to ban alcohol sales for wedding receptions at Prichard Auditorium, and now seemingly...

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Biggest newsmakers of 2014

By Jason Schock This week, the year two thousand and fourteen will come to an end, and as we sort through the top headlines that made many of the past 365...

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City Council seat expected to be fille…

The City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 in Chambers at 2307 Barada St. The Council is expected to appoint Anthony Nussbaum to represent...

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50th Annual Community Wide Carol Sing

At 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, you are invited to attend a community-wide carol sing to be held at the Falls City High School Auditorium.  Members of Sacred Heart and Falls...

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