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Smokin' on the Bricks

The sweet smell of BBQ flowed down Stone Street on Saturday, July 9, as 16 teams competed in the first annual ‘Smokin’ on the Bricks’ BBQ cooking competition. The free...

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Initial approval to utility rate hike

The five members of the City Council attending the meeting of Tuesday, July 6, unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance providing for an increase in the city’s utilities...

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Kirkman’s Cove, Iron Horse on health al…

Water tests collected on June 27 have confirmed that toxic algae levels at both Kirkman’s Cove Recreation Area near Humboldt and Iron Horse Trail Lake northwest of DuBois have exceeded...

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150th Anniversary Hymn Sing

By Jennifer JamesPsalm 100 tells us to “Make a joyful noise to the Lord,” and surely that happened Sunday, June 26, as the First United Presbyterian Church, 20th and Harlan...

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Royal Resilience

A benefit for Falls City native son Reed Schwartz will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Prichard Auditorium. The event is being organized by members...

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FREE Community Clean-Up at Hamilton Recy…

Community Clean Up, April 15 & 16, 2015! City of Falls City sponsored (mostly!) FREE         @  Hamilton’s Recycling & Disposal Center  Friday, April 15: 8am-7PM, Saturday, April 16: 8am-3PM 6th & Stone Call...

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SUV hits car, pushes it into oncoming s…

    Two people were injured Monday evening in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 75 north of Dawson and east of Humboldt, near six mile corner, where 75 intersects with...

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Education reps vehemently oppose attempt…

The Falls City Public Schools held its regular monthly meeting Feb. 9 and Supt. Tim Heckenlively gave a brief update on the current legislative session.     Governor Pete Ricketts’ priority...

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Cooler Threads Prevail

The Falls City Volunteer Fire Department was recently the recipient of a generous donation of bunker gear from a Kansas City-area firehouse, facilitated by area native and fireman Jon Gossman...

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PD releases scant info on knife inciden…

       Falls City Police were called to the alley behind 2100 Lane Street last Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 20, and located a naked, blood-covered female adult, accompanied by a juvenile, who...

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Falter Museum hosts 750 visitors since …

(Image provided by The Nebraska State Historical Society, for the John Philip Falter Museum Facebook Page)By Dobey Falter Haws        Since opening the first of May last year, the John...

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F&M to recognize those who give back

F&M Bank is excited to announce that they will be bringing their Hometown Spirit to the Falls City community in 2016. The campaign is a celebration of the community’s individuals...

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Murphy elected Council President

    Judy Murphy was elected President, and Don Ferguson Acting President, during annual reorganization of the City Council last Monday, Jan. 4 at City Hall.     The Council unanimously confirmed...

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‘Watercolor’ exhibit opens Thursday at S…

    The Stalder Gallery inside the Falls City Library and Arts Center will start off the 2016 Gallery season with an exhibit titled “Compositions in Watercolor,” which will open at...

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Newsmakers 2015-2

Newsmakers 2015, A last look...   'Shooting Death' Falls City Journal  Aug. 11, 2015   Desiderio C. “Desi” Hernandez, 34, of Falls City, allegedly shot his cousin, 31-year-old Joseph Debella Jr., in the head...

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Letters to Santa

     Before they were sent to the North Pole, the Journal was able (thanks to Falls City North School and some digging in the archives) to intercept some interesting...

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Win or lose, all Special Olympians get m…

There has been extra laughter and cheering coming from Falls City Lanes on Monday nights this fall.  The source of this excitement is the Falls City Special Olympic Bowling Team...

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Saturday a.m. fire destroys Salem home

   Firefighters in and around Falls City had a busy week, responding to three separate house fires, beginning in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Hiland...

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Eagle Days

Photo by Chelsie AlexanderSquaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge celebrated Eagle Days on Dec. 5th and 6th with live Eagle programs, Eagle displays and an Eagle viewing station and auto tour...

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Veterans Day 2015

By Jason Schock    The National Weather Service called Wednesday’s high winds, with gusts reportedly blasting up to 45 miles per hour, “hazardous,” even issuing a tornado watch for much of...

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Jingle all the way

By: Lori Gottula    The crisp oranges and yellows of fall provided the perfect backdrop Sunday afternoon for the ninth annual Jingle Bell Ride through Falls City.  (The charitable event...

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EDGE awards to be conferred upon FC’s le…

         Falls City EDGE has announced the launching of two new community-based awards — the Millenial Community Builder Award and the Wall of Fame — and winners of this...

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Everything Breathes-THEir Story So Far

By Jason SchockThe website wikiHow explains how a person should act if by chance they meet their favorite rock star or celebrity. “If you want to impress your favorite celebrity...

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Some 900 students at MWSU’s annual Visua…

       Ten FC High senior art students attended Missouri Western’s 4th annual Visual Arts Day last week. Each student entered an individual piece of work in the competition at...

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Nebraska Corn opens invitation for bus t…

NASCAR fans, start your engines and join Nebraska corn farmers as we head to the races! The Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Corn Growers Association has an open invitation to...

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND… The Jeweltones!

The Jeweltones, a St. Louis based female singing group, will be in concert at the First United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 3, at 7pm.  The group has strong ties...

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Past Kings, Queens of Sacred Heart get s…

    Homecoming Week will begin next week at Falls City Sacred Heart.     The coronation of the Homecoming Royalty will take place following the 7 p.m. football game Friday night...

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‘The Hills Are Alive’ 2015 Richardson Co…

        The clouds parted and the rain moved out of the area; setting the stage for a beautiful night in Humboldt to kick off the 2015 Richardson County Fair.  HTRS...

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SE Community College Outreach Program; F…

Just weeks into the implementation of its Five Year Strategic Plan, the administration of Southeast Community College has announced that the college, with existing campuses in Beatrice, Lincoln and Milford...

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Corn lawsuit enters final phase

  Attorneys representing the nation’s leading firm in law suits against Swiss seed company Syngenta will conduct one final tour of the area to discuss the losses suffered by corn...

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