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Game and Parks @ The State Fair

Game and Parks @ The State Fair

When Don Gabelhouse was a little boy, he looked forward to the Nebraska State Fair each year. Not for the midway, or the food, or the livestock, but for the fish. Yes, the fish....

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Fish Stories - A Summer Must

A few times each summer when I was small, my grandparents, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins would all get together at my grandparents’ farm for a cookout.

These cookouts involved roasting hot dogs and marshmallows, looking for turtle shells, maybe taking the tiny boat out on the small pond…

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A Blast From Her Past ~ The Webster County Fair!

In my 30 years, I’ve only missed the fair 1 time.

OK – maybe twice – but that’s about it.

I was a 4-H girl from the get-go.  At the ripe age of 8, I showed my first lamb.

I bawled like a baby when I had…

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Becoming Outdoors Women

Every year near the end of July, women from across the state meet up at peaceful, beautiful Niobrara State Park in the northeastern part of the state near Verdigre.

They go to kayak. Over two days, they’ll paddle for miles on the Missouri and Niobrara rivers, taking in the…

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IT'S A SIGN

The signs of summer are hard to miss amid these hot and humid Nebraska summer days.
The tattered 4-H buildings will soon be filled with little farm kids, their well manicured livestock and high hopes of a blue ribbon…

Under the shadow of the grain elevators, a weathered…

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Drinks!! Drinks!! Drinks!!

No, I’m not talking about a bar. I’m talking about a convenience store.

First some of the back story. My children are all grown now, but we spent many a happy time in front of a drink machine creating a new drink. You know how it goes, a…

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Reflections on Pilger...One Month Later.

Today marks one month since two tornadoes tore through the town of Pilger. The destruction as a result of  the tornadoes is still something I struggle to process.  This harrowing footage of the tornado ripping through the co-op is just mind-blowing. Watch it here. 

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