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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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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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Harmon’s Tire seeks change to zoning law

By Jason Schock    A plan for Harmon’s OK Tire to utilize two locations in the 1800 block of Stone Street to warehouse tires has met at least a temporary roadblock,...

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Merz Farm Equipment marches forward

By Jason Schock    A Falls City Journal article, printed in 1957, raved in its depiction of Merz Farm Equipment, the area’s up-and-coming farm machinery dealer, founded by Nelson Merz: “A...

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BILL L. MILAM

Founder, owner and retired operator of Milam’s Greenhouse in Falls City, Bill L. Milam, of Falls City, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at Falls City. He was 83. Bill...

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JAMES F. 'JIM' HEINEMAN

Retired Falls City businessman James F. “Jim” Heineman, a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments for nearly three decades, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 in Falls City. He was 73.He...

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Dedicate new Dawson Community Museum Aug. 10

Folks who call Dawson their hometown now have a place where they can preserve the town’s history with the opening of the Dawson Community Museum Building Aug. 9.     The...

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KexRx grand opening

Joe Koechner, 42-year-old husband, father of five and proud owner now of four pharmacies, all located in small town America, hails from Tipton, MO, population 3,262 — “a small town...

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One accused burglar enters plea agreement; another accused of stealing gun from parents

     David “Ryan” Davis, 31, of Falls City, entered into a plea agreement with the Richardson County Attorney last week and in District Court plead no contest to a misdemeanor...

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Shubert man, 28, accused of strangling girlfriend, threatening her with knife, gun

    A 28-year-old Shubert man was arrested on suspicion of terroristic threats, strangulation and use of a firearm to commit a felony last Wednesday and is still being held in...

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Missing FC teen being held in Omaha

By Molly Chapple    A 16-year-old Falls City girl reported missing earlier this summer last week was found in Omaha, according to her mother. She was taken into custody by Omaha...

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Falls City Teen Found in Omaha

By Molly Chapple    A 16-year-old Falls City girl reported missing since early this month, was found Monday night in Omaha, according to her mother. She was taken into custody by...

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COUNCIL HEARS PROPOSAL FOR ONE-SIDED PARKING AROUND SH SCHOOL

By Jason Schock    The Falls City Council Monday night tabled a proposal that would limit parking along just one side of the street in the area adjacent to FC Sacred...

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RC HUMANE SOCIETY TO OPEN DOG SHELTER EARLY NEXT MONTH

By Molly Chapple    Last week, The Falls City Journal published a story about local people who traveled to Pilger to help clean up after the devastating storms. It mentioned that...

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Plane crashes near Fairview, KS

A small crop dusting plane went down north of Fairview, Kansas on the morning of Friday, July 18 shortly before 9:00 a.m. Minimal injuries were reported to the pilot who...

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SECOND ANNUAL TSMF CRUISE A SUCCESS

Photo by Chelsie Alexander      The second annual Tanner Shelby Merz Foundation Memorial Cruise and Poker Run was held last Saturday. According to Marc Merz (pictured above, at left), over...

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Council weathers storm of criticism, stands firmly on fire dept. decision

By Jason Schock andNikki McKim        As storm clouds swirled above Falls City Monday, inside City Hall its City Council weathered a storm of criticism before seemingly bringing an end...

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Search continues for missing Falls City teen

By Molly ChappleSixteen-year-old Sarah Norton of Falls City has been missing for around ten days. According to her mother, Veronica Hall, Norton was last seen on Saturday, June 28 at...

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Golf Fore Good Health

By Jason Schock    By all appearances, Nebraska’s recent quarterback from California named Taylor was at the very least uneasy under the glare of a blinding red-hot light cast upon him...

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CHANEY SHOW IN STALDER GALLERY

Auburn native and Brownville art gallery owner Mary Ann Chaney will be the guest speaker at a Stalder Gallery talk at the Falls City Library & Arts Center at 7...

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Former Deputy confesses to staging events, shooting himself

By Jason Schock    Six handcuffed and shackled orange-clad prisoners were escorted from the elevator at the second floor of the Richardson County Courthouse Monday morning and one by one shuffled...

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Somehow, driver escapes major injury when car split in two

By Jason Schock    A seatbelt couldn’t prevent a 57-year-old Falls City woman from being ejected from her vehicle as it got split in two halves by a grain truck, yet...

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NE STATE PATROL INVESTIGATION LEADS TO DEPUTY'S ARREST

               In the early hours of Monday, June 9, 2014 officers arrived after shots were reportedly fired at one of their own. Former Deputy Josh Nincehelser...

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DEPUTY'S STORY A LIE

Law enforcement agencies ranging from the Richardson County Sheriff's Office to the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security have for 11 days searched in vain for a dangerous gunman on the...

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Humboldt native Albin appointed Commissioner of Labor by Governor

Humboldt native John Albin, 60, has been appointed by Governor Dave Heineman as Acting Commissioner of Labor.    Albin is currently General Counsel for the Nebraska Department of Labor.  He received...

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At 60, Dick James hits his stride

By Molly Chapple    At age 57, Dick James weighed nearly 300 pounds and was fearful that he might lose both his legs from Adult Onset Diabetes. Three years later and...

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Red Carpet Treatment

By Nikki McKim        There’s no place like home. JR and Lisa Ramer know that feeling well. After being away from Falls City and his home for nearly four months...

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DEPUTY SURVIVES SHOOTING; GUNMAN REMAINS ON THE LOOSE

By Nikki McKim and Jason Schock    Richardson County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Nincehelser is recovering well from a gunshot wound suffered in an early Monday morning shootout just off Highway 75,...

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