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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 Cemetery Saturday

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’ verdict

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 on — in the Hall of Fame

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 that we have fought’

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

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 (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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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 City Elks Lodge

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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‘In the Snow’

By Lori Gottula When Joe Martinez woke up that day, he had no idea it would be his last. He was fighting in a war, so he knew that death was...

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Dogged Determination

By Jason Schock What began as wishful thinking — poodle’s paradise? — on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 officially became reality for the fine folks of the Humane Society and the critters...

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‘The Pilot Who Wouldn’t Bail Out’

“You get that way in the schools of America. You learn your duty towards others, and how to make it stick.”  Those words, written by author Paul Gallico, in the May...

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Gov. Heineman among many on hand to celebrate Falter Museum

Janet “Dobey” (Falter) Haws clipped the ribbon and ceremoniously opened The John P. Falter Museum last Wednesday during a ceremony held in the front of the museum location at 17th...

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FCHS Cross Country Invite Canceled

The Falls City High School Cross Country Invite, scheduled for this afternoon, Oct. 9, at the FC Golf Club, has been cancelled due to rain. The event will not be...

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‘The Death of a Soldier’

By Lori Gottula None of us, except those who have been enlisted in the United States Navy, will ever understand the commitment that a sailor has to his or her shipmates...

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Elks Lodge ready for renovation thanks to generous local donors

In mid October, The FC Elks lodge #963 will begin renovation to its building on 1417 Stone St. Donor names and memorials listed below will be etched on a prominent...

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Falls City man gets 2-for-1 deal

A 29-year-old Falls City man convicted of consummation of a felony, in addition to theft, last Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Richardson County District Court was given a pair of jail...

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Gov. Heineman appoints Matt Mullins

      Governor Dave Heineman recently appointed Falls City Sacred Heart graduate Matt Mullins to represent Wayne State College and serve on the Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees...

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DOGFIGHT at 20,000 FEET

By Lori Gottula        Heroes are generally those who save other people’s lives. But sometimes, the term “hero” refers to a man or woman who has overcome incredible circumstances. Such...

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FC GRAD EARNS NATIONAL ART AWARD

Haley Cochran, a 2014 graduate of Falls City High School, has received a National Medal from the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers for a painting (right) she created as...

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PRICHARD, MERZ '14 FCHS ROYALTY

Falls City High School seniors Tucker Merz, the son of Marc and Sally Merz, and Sidney Prichard, daughter of Ron and Cassie Prichard, were crowned 2014 FCHS Homecoming King and...

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Lance crowning King & Queen

The coronation program on the Humboldt Square at 7 p.m. Wednesday will open the four days of the 90th anniversary of the Richardson County Fair.     The coronation program theme...

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Defending champs go head-to-head in ‘14 season opener at Jug Brown

By Jason Schock    Falls City Sacred Heart will begin its defense of the 2013 Class D2 State Championship Friday night against another team that hasn’t tasted bitter defeat since 2012...

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Gottula one of just 12 to Guideposts Writers Workshop

By Jason Schock        Falls City writer Lori Gottula, a regular contributor to The Falls City Journal,  last week was named one of 12 winners of the Guideposts Writers Workshop...

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New Dawson Museum a breath of fresh air

Museum opens doors a decade after DV closes. By Nikki McKim    The Village of Dawson has seen its share of ups and downs. In the last few years, mostly downs....

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Ken Kunce chosen as grand marshal for Cobblestone parade

    On Aug. 23, community activist, business owner, and Falls City cheerleader Ken Kunce will lead the Cobblestone parade down Harlan Street as its 2014 grand marshal.    According to Parade...

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