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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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FIREFIGHTERS STAY BUSY LATE LAST WEEK

    Three fire calls kept the Falls City Fire Dept. busy last week. Fire Chief Ken Simpson reported on two of the fires. On Thursday morning at 5:02 a.m., the...

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VISIT KRUMME ARBORETUM THIS SATURDAY

The public is invited to an open house at the Krumme Memorial Arboretum from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 7.     Located near Stanton Lake at the end of West 25th...

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BARB HEMPHILL TO OPEN FALTER REVIEW JUNE 21

  Barbara Hemphill, a 1964 graduate of Falls City High School, will share her story of the impact growing up in Falls City has on her life and her business,...

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MEMORIAL DAY 2014

By Bill Schock and Jason SchockThe very welcome rain let up in plenty of time for the annual Memorial Day Services at the Rulo and Steele Cemeteries Monday and good-sized...

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LANCE'S JOURNAL FEATURES BILL SCHOCK

Days before Memorial Day observances were held Bill Schock sat in the back of the Falls City Journal office and reminisced about his time in World War II. Discussing his...

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IRISH BOYS WIN DISTRICT TITLE

GIRLS TEAM SCORES:1. Pawnee City, 1552. Sterling, 983. Diller-Odell, 724. Lourdes Central Catholic, 705. Falls City Sacred Heart, 616. Johnson-Brock, 617. Cornerstone Christian, 48. Parkview Christian, 29. Lewiston, 0 BOYS TEAM SCORES:1. Falls City Sacred Heart, 1502. Sterling, 1223. Pawnee City, 744. Parkview Christian,...

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POUNDS WINS SHERIFF'S RACE

 There's a new Sheriff in town. Nebraska State Parol Investigator Don Pounds won Tuesday's Republican Primary for Richardson County Sheriff, defeating incumbent Randy Houser and Falls City Mayor Tim Hersh by...

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CITY VOTES TO STICK WITH FULL-TIME FIRE DEPARTMENT

Falls City City Council members, against the recomendation of the Management Committee, last Monday (May 5) voted 7-1 to keep two paid drivers in the Falls City Fire Department. Current...

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WANTED MAN HELD ON PAIR OF 2013 BURGLARIES

Ryan Davis, 30, of Falls City, remains in Richardson County Jail, accused of committing a pair of burglaries last year.  He’s accused of burglarizing the former Meat Company facility at 810...

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GOLTZ: 'IT TRULY WAS A DREAM SEASON'

By Jason Schock Falls City Sacred Heart family and friends celebrated a dazzling 2013-14 high school athletic campaign Saturday night at the annual activities banquet held at O’Connor Hall. FC Sacred Heart’s...

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Kansas Man Arrested For Counterfeit Bills

A 36-year-old Hiawatha, Kansas man was arrested Saturday evening after allegedly using counterfeit $20 bills at several Falls City businesses. According to Falls City Assistant Police Chief Jamie Baker, Andrew...

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City To Conduct Power Outage Wednesday Morning

The City of Falls City will conduct a power outage from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014. The area affected will be bounded by 12th Street on...

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Model T's Keep Chuggin'

Photos by Jim Langan “I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care...

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Attorney General Candidate Pledges ‘Push Back’ To EPA On Agriculture Regulations

Brian Buescher admits that when it comes to the issues, little separates himself with the other three Republican candidates - Mike Hilgers, Doug Peterson, Pete Pirsch - for Nebraska Attorney...

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Preparing for Tornado Season

        Deadly tornadoes tore through the south this last week and it served as yet another reminder that we are now in the middle of the 2014 tornado season. Here are...

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Hair Cottage sold, new owner to rename business, Studio M on Stone

    Hair Cottage owner Pat Rieschick (left) is selling her business to local cosmetologist Megan Goff, who will change the name of the business to Studio M on Stone. Rieschick,...

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