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In my quest to read all 90 of the Pulitzer Prize winners of fiction, I have almost overlooked the winners from the decade in which I was born.
The focus is on college students and Daily News internships this week.
Dozens of variables impact a child’s ability to reach their potential through our traditional education system. However, everyone can agree that the number of hours of instruction a child receives is key. In almost every situation, the more hours a child is actively engaged, the more they learn.
Will Democrats ever say yes to immigration reform? They now have an opportunity to do so as President Trump demands funding for additional miles of physical barrier along the southern border.
When it comes to wise and appropriate use of tax dollars, it’s hard to find a better choice than improving city streets. That’s why there should be widespread support for the City of Norfolk’s plans to undertake five major projects in the next three years.
I used to be proud of my apple walnut cake. It seemed like such a gourmet recipe with its various pungent spices and creamy hot caramel sauce. Handing a dessert plate holding a large square of the cake drizzled with buttery sauce to a guest usually was the cause for a few oohs and ahhs on th…
The new year is a time for self-reflection and making adjustments. For many, the ultimate goal is a better quality of life. Health resolutions often top the list of ways to achieve this.
With the completion of an election cycle, it results in Daily News staff members compiling information for our Keeping in Touch feature in print and online.
Norfolk’s Elkhorn Valley Museum is brimming with interesting and historically significant displays and artifacts. But there’s no question that the centerpiece of the museum — its drawing card — is the Johnny Carson exhibit.
We’re not quite sure why U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney felt compelled to make a splash as he re-entered the public spotlight as a new representative from Utah in Washington, D.C.
LINCOLN — Through the Rural Futures Institute, the University of Nebraska affirms its commitment to empowering thriving rural communities within our state, across the country and around the world.
Gov. Pete Ricketts recently came in for some criticism over the fact that a taxpayer-funded consultant report on the 2015 Tecumseh prison riot never was shared with the public.
One can understand why Matt Wilke was excited and yet a bit apprehensive back in 2012.
I made 29 predictions last January, and since accountability matters, how’d I do? At year’s end, I got 19½ right and 9½ wrong — in some instances, wildly so.
The wild wind, snow and ice took out our electricity for a couple of hours last week and it was different than other times when we haven’t had power. Even though our first thought was to wish we’d poured extra pitchers of water as I was thirsty the minute the lights blinked off, we remembere…
I write this column with a heavy heart. On Christmas Eve day my dear friend and teaching colleague, Nate Metschke, passed away while undergoing surgery to remove a tumor from his liver. Nate was the band teacher every kid deserved, and he brought joy and laughter to everyone who knew him.
A new year has begun, so it seems only appropriate to write about a new column soon to begin in the Daily News.
The last day of a calendar year seems a particularly appropriate time to look back at all that took place in Northeast and North Central Nebraska in the past 12 months.
It was with great pleasure earlier this week that the Daily News and Elkhorn Valley Bank revealed the 2018 Norfolk Area Person of the Year and two additional finalists for the recognition.
Northeast Nebraska artists Leroy von Glan and Pearl Hansen bring an eclectic mix of stoneware, raku, watercolors and mixed medium to the Norfolk Arts Center in their aptly named exhibition, “A Little Bit of Everything.”
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