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Nebraskaland Days parade

The North Platte Bulletin - Jun 15, 2024
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Beauty queens, horses, cowboys, dancers and businesses paraded through the streets of North Platte Saturday at the annual Nebraskaland Days parade, which was held under sunny skies.


Scott Orr honored with Dale Studley memorial award

The North Platte Bulletin - Jun 14, 2024
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The Nebraskaland Days board of directors gave their highest honor Friday night to Scott Orr, a long-time member of the community, during the PRCA Hall of Fame Buffalo Bill Rodeo.


Downtown: Nebraskaland Days antique car parade

George Lauby - Jun 14, 2024
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Long lines of impressive cars, big and small, from early days to the recent past, and most everything in between paraded through downtown Friday during the noon hour.


Bikes, money, sandcastles: Nebraskaland morning for kids downtown

Teressa Sykora - Jun 14, 2024
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More than 80 kids peddled out to the Whitetail Cycle Sport parking lot Friday morning for the Youth Bike Rodeo. The rodeo gave children the opportunity to have their bikes safety checked and show off their riding skills.


Gov. Pillen drums up support for property tax reform

Kristi Smith, The North Platte Bulletin - Jun 14, 2024
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Nebraska property taxpayers are dealing with the consequences of two big problems -- too many political deals and too much governmental spending, Gov. Jim Pillen told about 50 western Nebraska residents Thursday during a 90-minute town hall in North Platte.


Entertainment around town

The North Platte Bulletin - Jun 13, 2024
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A rundown of non-Nebraskaland Days entertainment in North Platte and Lincoln County, June 13-27:


Quilt show at Bethel Church

Christena Schultis - Jun 13, 2024
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The Nebraskaland Days Quilt show features hundreds of quilts this year, filling a large room at Bethel Church.


Smiles galore as children parade around Westfield

Kristi Smith, The North Platte Bulletin - Jun 12, 2024
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On Wednesday morning, the Westfield Shopping Center came alive with a vibrant array of cowboys, cowgirls, superheroes, and princesses as kids from all around gathered for the much-anticipated annual Kids Costume Parade.


North Platte public school board: Dress code for teachers, administrators, other staff

Kristi Smith, The North Platte Bulletin - Jun 11, 2024
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Should schoolteachers and other staff members wear business casual clothes or business comfortable clothes to work? That was the question before the North Platte public school board Monday.  


State/Regional News

Buffalo Bill Rodeo: Despite rain, Arnold catches leader in tie-down

Ruth Nicolaus - Jun 14, 2024
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Rain didn’t dampen the spirits or the competition during the third night of the Buffalo Bill Rodeo in North Platte.


Buffalo Bill Rodeo: Bareback, saddle bronc riders take the lead

Ruth Nicolaus - Jun 14, 2024
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During the second night of the Buffalo Bill Rodeo, a Wyoming cowboy took over the saddle bronc riding lead with an eight-second ride on the Beutler horse Level Out.


Kearney man re-sentenced for post office burglary

The North Platte Bulletin - Jun 13, 2024
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U.S. Attorney Susan Lehr announced Friday that Tyrelle Smiley, 26, of Kearney was sentenced to 22 months in prison for burglary of a United States Post Office.

Buffalo Bill Rodeo: Bareback champ takes lead, Aussie wins steer wrestling

Ruth Nicolaus - Jun 13, 2024
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A world champ left his mark on his first trip to the Buffalo Bill Rodeo in North Platte.


Officials to treat Spiny Naiad at Lake Maloney

The North Platte Bulletin - Jun 11, 2024
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The shores of Lake Maloney will be treated for Spiny Naiad, an abrasive plant that has sharp leaves and branches that limits recreational activities, such as swimming, along the shoreline.


Summertime favorite: Watermelon

Brenda Aufdenkamp, NU Extension - Jun 11, 2024
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There are more than 1,200 different varieties of watermelons. Watermelon provides a refreshing way to help reach the MyPlate recommendation of 1-2 cups from the fruit group each day.


Ricketts announces upcoming mobile office hours  

The North Platte Bulletin - Jun 07, 2024
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Sen. Pete Ricketts' constituent casework staff will host several mobile office hours around central and western Nebraska. Ricketts’ staff will be on-site to assist Nebraskans with their needs.

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