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Smithsonian’s “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” now open at the Stalder Gallery

The Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, in cooperation with Nebraska Humanities Council and the Richardson County Arts and Humanities Council,

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COVID cases have climbed significantly in Richardson County

A statement from Ryan Larsen, CEO at Community Medical Center, Falls City. After months of low Covid incidence, Richardson County’s

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Bangert named Falls City High School head football coach

In a press release issued today, it was announced that Jack Bangert, Former Omaha South Assistant Football Coach and current

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Fritz released of coaching duties at FC Public

  According to a media release issued this afternoon by Falls City Public Schools Athletic Director Don Hogue, Darin Fritz

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Now is the time to prepare for winter, Let these local businesses help!

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Randy Gottula honored by FCPS

At halftime of last Friday night’s football game between the Falls City Tigers and Nebraska City, Randy Gottula was recognized

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Power outage is a real reminder that investments need to be made in our infrastructure

Story and photo by Nikki McKim Most of Falls City, including the downtown business area, was left without power last

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Power outages expected in Falls City (Tuesday) one week after Council approves drafting an ordinance that will go to vote to increase city sales tax by .5% to cover utility improvements

  The City of Falls City Utility Department has asked customers to conserve power until further notice and to expect

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After months of low Covid incidence, Richardson County's case rate climbed significantly. Surrounding counties, such as Brown (KS) and Otoe (NE) are still much higher, but we are no longer drifting along without issue. This has corresponded to an uptick in Covid-related hospitalizations locally and at the state level. We are still below last year's peak, fortunately. A higher proportion of hospitalizations are coming from younger patients this year versus last year at this time. In response, CMC has returned to a 5-day drive-through testing schedule, with practitioner order. Clinicians have also had good results locally with monoclonal antibody treatments for patients at higher risk of severe Covid and that meet the necessary criteria. Covid vaccines are administered at the hospital every Thursday (Wednesday the week of Thanksgiving), with appointments scheduled by leaving a message at 402-245-6547. Additionally, CMC has received a shipment of pediatric doses for those ages 5-11 years of age. The Pfizer vaccine is a smaller dose for kids ages 5-11. It is 91% effective and the second dose is administered 21 days or after the first dose. This will help protect your child and reduces the likelihood they’ll transmit the virus to family and friends. To schedule an appointment for your child, please call 402-245-6547. If you have questions about whether a Covid vaccine is the right choice for you and your family, we suggest you talk to your primary care practitioner. ... See MoreSee Less
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