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‘In the Snow’

By Lori Gottula When Joe Martinez woke up that day, he had no idea it would be his last. He was fighting in a war, so he knew that death was...

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Dogged Determination

By Jason Schock What began as wishful thinking — poodle’s paradise? — on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 officially became reality for the fine folks of the Humane Society and the critters...

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‘The Pilot Who Wouldn’t Bail Out’

“You get that way in the schools of America. You learn your duty towards others, and how to make it stick.”  Those words, written by author Paul Gallico, in the May...

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Gov. Heineman among many on hand to celebrate Falter Museum

Janet “Dobey” (Falter) Haws clipped the ribbon and ceremoniously opened The John P. Falter Museum last Wednesday during a ceremony held in the front of the museum location at 17th...

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FCHS Cross Country Invite Canceled

The Falls City High School Cross Country Invite, scheduled for this afternoon, Oct. 9, at the FC Golf Club, has been cancelled due to rain. The event will not be...

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‘The Death of a Soldier’

By Lori Gottula None of us, except those who have been enlisted in the United States Navy, will ever understand the commitment that a sailor has to his or her shipmates...

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Elks Lodge ready for renovation thanks to generous local donors

In mid October, The FC Elks lodge #963 will begin renovation to its building on 1417 Stone St. Donor names and memorials listed below will be etched on a prominent...

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Falls City man gets 2-for-1 deal

A 29-year-old Falls City man convicted of consummation of a felony, in addition to theft, last Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Richardson County District Court was given a pair of jail...

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Gov. Heineman appoints Matt Mullins

      Governor Dave Heineman recently appointed Falls City Sacred Heart graduate Matt Mullins to represent Wayne State College and serve on the Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees...

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DOGFIGHT at 20,000 FEET

By Lori Gottula        Heroes are generally those who save other people’s lives. But sometimes, the term “hero” refers to a man or woman who has overcome incredible circumstances. Such...

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FC GRAD EARNS NATIONAL ART AWARD

Haley Cochran, a 2014 graduate of Falls City High School, has received a National Medal from the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers for a painting (right) she created as...

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PRICHARD, MERZ '14 FCHS ROYALTY

Falls City High School seniors Tucker Merz, the son of Marc and Sally Merz, and Sidney Prichard, daughter of Ron and Cassie Prichard, were crowned 2014 FCHS Homecoming King and...

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Lance crowning King & Queen

The coronation program on the Humboldt Square at 7 p.m. Wednesday will open the four days of the 90th anniversary of the Richardson County Fair.     The coronation program theme...

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Defending champs go head-to-head in ‘14 season opener at Jug Brown

By Jason Schock    Falls City Sacred Heart will begin its defense of the 2013 Class D2 State Championship Friday night against another team that hasn’t tasted bitter defeat since 2012...

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Gottula one of just 12 to Guideposts Writers Workshop

By Jason Schock        Falls City writer Lori Gottula, a regular contributor to The Falls City Journal,  last week was named one of 12 winners of the Guideposts Writers Workshop...

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New Dawson Museum a breath of fresh air

Museum opens doors a decade after DV closes. By Nikki McKim    The Village of Dawson has seen its share of ups and downs. In the last few years, mostly downs....

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Ken Kunce chosen as grand marshal for Cobblestone parade

    On Aug. 23, community activist, business owner, and Falls City cheerleader Ken Kunce will lead the Cobblestone parade down Harlan Street as its 2014 grand marshal.    According to Parade...

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Harmon’s Tire seeks change to zoning law

By Jason Schock    A plan for Harmon’s OK Tire to utilize two locations in the 1800 block of Stone Street to warehouse tires has met at least a temporary roadblock,...

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Merz Farm Equipment marches forward

By Jason Schock    A Falls City Journal article, printed in 1957, raved in its depiction of Merz Farm Equipment, the area’s up-and-coming farm machinery dealer, founded by Nelson Merz: “A...

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BILL L. MILAM

Founder, owner and retired operator of Milam’s Greenhouse in Falls City, Bill L. Milam, of Falls City, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at Falls City. He was 83. Bill...

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JAMES F. 'JIM' HEINEMAN

Retired Falls City businessman James F. “Jim” Heineman, a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments for nearly three decades, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 in Falls City. He was 73.He...

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Dedicate new Dawson Community Museum Aug. 10

Folks who call Dawson their hometown now have a place where they can preserve the town’s history with the opening of the Dawson Community Museum Building Aug. 9.     The...

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KexRx grand opening

Joe Koechner, 42-year-old husband, father of five and proud owner now of four pharmacies, all located in small town America, hails from Tipton, MO, population 3,262 — “a small town...

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One accused burglar enters plea agreement; another accused of stealing gun from parents

     David “Ryan” Davis, 31, of Falls City, entered into a plea agreement with the Richardson County Attorney last week and in District Court plead no contest to a misdemeanor...

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Shubert man, 28, accused of strangling girlfriend, threatening her with knife, gun

    A 28-year-old Shubert man was arrested on suspicion of terroristic threats, strangulation and use of a firearm to commit a felony last Wednesday and is still being held in...

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Missing FC teen being held in Omaha

By Molly Chapple    A 16-year-old Falls City girl reported missing earlier this summer last week was found in Omaha, according to her mother. She was taken into custody by Omaha...

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Falls City Teen Found in Omaha

By Molly Chapple    A 16-year-old Falls City girl reported missing since early this month, was found Monday night in Omaha, according to her mother. She was taken into custody by...

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COUNCIL HEARS PROPOSAL FOR ONE-SIDED PARKING AROUND SH SCHOOL

By Jason Schock    The Falls City Council Monday night tabled a proposal that would limit parking along just one side of the street in the area adjacent to FC Sacred...

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RC HUMANE SOCIETY TO OPEN DOG SHELTER EARLY NEXT MONTH

By Molly Chapple    Last week, The Falls City Journal published a story about local people who traveled to Pilger to help clean up after the devastating storms. It mentioned that...

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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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