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Shoot to thrill: FC Trap Team opens 13th season

Ten of the 25 Falls City Trap Team members paused for a photograph last Thursday during practice at the farm of team sponsor and shooting coach Dennis Chandler. The team,...

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Motorcyclist avoids serious injury after Thursday wreck

A 21-year-old Falls City man escaped without serious injuries Thursday afternoon in Falls City, after a vehicle turned in front of the motorcycle he was operating. According to the accident report...

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Council denies favorable comment on SunMart liquor license request

After what was described as a “good discussion” by one member, the City Council voted 5-3 to deny favorable comment regarding a liquor license request from SunMart when they met...

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County enters agreement on preliminary design phase

  During their March 18 meeting, the Richardson County Commissioners voted to enter into agreement with a St. Joseph, MO, firm for the preliminary design phase for a jail and law...

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Don Hogue new FC High AD

Falls City Middle School physical education teacher and FC High Head Boys' Basketball Coach Don Hogue, photographed here during the Tigers' district championship game victory over Lincoln Christian two weeks...

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Slow start, frigid shooting doom Irish in semifinals

Click here for photo galleries of Sacred Heart's 1st and 2nd round games at the Class D-2 state tournament Falls City Sacred Heart's quest to add a state basketball championship next...

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Irish fend off pesky Warriors in opening round win

Austin Malone poured in 18 season-high points – 13 in the second half – Thursday morning to lead Falls City Sacred Heart Irish over Leyton 58-50 at Lincoln Southeast High...

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SunMart seeks liquor license

The Falls City Council will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. next Monday, March 17, in Chambers located at 2307 Barada St. Several items appear on the agenda, most notably...

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State tournament brackets announced, Tigers and Irish open at 10:45 Thursday morning

The NSAA announced the official pairings for the Boys State Basketball Tournament next Thursday through Saturday, Mar. 13-15 in Lincoln. In Class C-1, district champions, Falls City High, hot off their...

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Can’t we all just get along? Yep, especially with a Chamber Director who specializes in mediation

 Mediating, communicating and organizing are three things David Branch does well. Those traits should prove beneficial for Branch, who began his new job Jan. 6 as Executive Director of the...

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Boys District final information announced

Falls City High's and Falls City Sacred Heart's boys basketball teams both earned victories Thursday night in subdistricts and advanced to the district championship games of their respective classes. The seventh-ranked...

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2014 GFWC/NFWC Art Contest

  451 entries from art students from Falls City Public Schools, FC Sacred Heart and Humboldt-TR-S are currently on display in the Stalder Gallery in the Falls City Library & Arts...

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Commissioners hear from public regarding jail

Eight members of the public and two media representatives were present for a public comment period hosted by the Richardson County Commissioners (Tuesday, Feb. 18, meeting) regarding the possibility of...

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Saturday crash remains under investigation

A Saturday night single-car accident that sent two injured juveniles to the hospital remains under investigation, Falls City Police Chief Duane Armbruster said Monday. FCPD and members of the Falls City...

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Process begins for downtown grant funds

Kevin Burnison of SENDD met with the City Council during their Feb. 18 session and provided information that will lead to a second application for Downtown Revitalization grant funding. Burnison said...

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FC Rec pancake fundraiser Feb. 23

Falls City Recreation will host its 15th annual pancake feed on Sunday, Feb. 23, in the commons area at Falls City High School.   A free will offering will be accepted....

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County to participate in child satellite office

Sheriff Randy Houser met with the Richardson County Commissioners Tuesday, Feb. 11, and presented an agreement with the Lincoln/Lancaster County Child Advocacy Center, Inc., for the development of a satellite...

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Salem man’s bond set at $200k in alleged sexual assault case

Richardson County Court Judge Curtis Maschman set a bond of $200,000 in the case of a 37-year-old Salem man charged with first-degree sexual assault. Anthony L. Barton was arrested at a...

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An Orange & Black canvas complete

Journal Editor Jason Schock contributed to this report   Darwin Palmer isn’t light on conversation, just so long as he’s not the topic. But a quick scan of his office and one...

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Falls City businessman loses battle with ALS

Falls City businessman Bernard Burenheide Saturday night lost his fight with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, passing away at his home. He was 63. A story detailing his battle...

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Armbruster promoted to Chief

  Duane Armbruster, a 32-year veteran of the Falls City Police Department, was appointed to the position last Monday during the City Council meeting after spending the last 16 years as...

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'Wiley' aids FCPD in arrest

County Sheriff’s Office drug detection dog, recently gave an assist to Falls City Police. On the evening of Jan. 17, FCPD officer Pat Stamper made a traffic stop near 7th and...

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40 years ago - Shootout in Falls City

  (Forty years ago last Saturday, on Feb. 2, l973, a shootout at the north edge of Falls City left a l9-year-old St. Joseph, MO, youth dead after 35 minutes of...

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After 92 years, Hoy’s Ideal Cleaners closes its doors

Steve Hoy last Thursday locks up for good. The family-owned and operated business started in 1922. They built at the current location at 1817 Harlan St. in 1937. Photo by...

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Local civic leader, prominent farmer passes away

 Raymond Finck, a prominent local farmer and civic leader, passed away Sunday night, Jan. 26, 2014 at his rural home north of Falls City. He was 79. Mr. Finck was...

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Falls City Area Jaycees 2014 Distinguished Service Awards

The Falls City Area Jaycees, as they do each and every January, held the annual Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony and celebrated our community’s outstanding people of human service. Like previous...

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KABOOM! First span of historic Rulo bridge plunges into icy waters of Missouri

One-third of the historic Rulo bridge is no more. At 8:04 a.m. Sunday, as hundreds of people watched — most from the parking lot of nearby Wild Bill’s Bar & Grill,...

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Mayor Hersh: Economically, FC ‘has seen largest growth in its history’

Mayor Tim Hersh had a strong and positive message when he addressed the City Council and visitors during the Monday, Jan. 6, meeting at the City Building.  Call it a...

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Salary hikes for elected officials

During their Tuesday, Jan. 7, meeting, the Richardson County Commissioners established, through resolution, the new salaries for elected officials and their deputies for 2015-2018. The resolution was adopted unanimously by Commissioners...

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Falls City EDGE adds 75 new members in 2013

Falls City EDGE, southeast Nebraska’s economic development engine, held its annual banquet Wednesday evening at the local Elks Club.  During the evening, Charlie Radatz, chairman of the Investor & Community...

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