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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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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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‘Wreaths Across America’ at Steele Cemet…

Falls City’s Steele Cemetery will host “Wreaths Across America,” a wreath-laying ceremony to honor veterans in each branch of the military, prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action, at...

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‘Ridiculous case’ ends with ‘not guilty’…

By Jason Schock A 20-year-old rural Verdon man last Tuesday (Dec. 3) on his own free will walk out of the Richardson County District Courtroom after 12 of his peers found...

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In Ramsey’s name, football program lives…

Dick Ramsey loves the game of football and the history that goes along with it. If you reach his voice mail, you will hear the famous call of Nebraska’s Johnny...

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Council approves $11 million upgrade

The Falls City Council voted unanimously last week add an additional $11 million electrical generator at the Power Plant.  A consulting firm earlier this month recommended the City add the generator...

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‘World you live in today shaped by wars …

By Jason Schock Veterans Day in Falls City is always a special event - the late Marshall Maddox, a 30-year Army Veteran, made it that way and his wife, Sherry, with...

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Irish lose 22-6 lead, a 2nd tunnel walk

It was deja vu all over again in Milligan for FC Sacred Heart Monday, as the Irish, just like in October, saw a double-digit first half lead evaporate under the...

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Forecast: Too Cold for Pansies

By Jason SchockFalls City Sacred Heart Head Football Coach Doug Goltz said today that the toughest team would win Monday’s 4 p.m. Class D2 State Football Semifinal at Milligan pitting...

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Making spirits bright (2)

By Lori Gottula On Sunday, Nov. 9, a gorgeous fall afternoon, volunteers on horseback, hayrack, and horse-drawn sled trotted and rode through Falls City to collect toys for needy children. The...

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Making spirits bright

By Lori Gottula On Sunday, Nov. 9, a gorgeous fall afternoon, volunteers on horseback, hayrack, and horse-drawn sled trotted and rode through Falls City to collect toys for needy children. The...

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KU prof keynote speaker at FCHS

A grateful, daylong salute to this area’s veterans will be made with a full schedule of activities on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11.  Highlights of the day will be talks by...

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Wall comes crumblin’ down at the Falls C…

By Nikki McKim A groundbreaking ceremony was more of a “wall-breaking” ceremony at the Falls City Elks Lodge #963 last week. The “wall-breaking” marked the beginning of construction on the Elk’s Lodge...

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Thursday house fire electrical in nature

By Jason Schock A Thursday afternoon house fire at 1215 Stone St. likely started from a duo of excessively stressed power strips leading to a computer, Falls City Fire Chief Ken...

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