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Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. I am always eagerly awaiting the joys the holiday brings, such as cookies, music, lights and Christmas decorations. Despite all of my excitement, it seems the Christmas season is coming too soon to stores. I have noticed some stores selling Christmas decorations in August. This seems very early considering school had just started. Not to mention the holidays that come before Christmas. I understand stores must sell their decorations earlier than people start decorating, but they always seem to start too soon. A good time to start selling decorations would be Nov. 1. Stores run ahead of the normal calendar. For Halloween, the majority of sales happen before the holiday, so the stores must have their decorations out earlier. The same is true for Thanksgiving, many people have bought their decorations before the holiday arrives. For Christmas, a large amount of people decorate their homes or businesses the day after Thanksgiving. So stores must have their decorations out and ready to sell before then. But how early is too early? The holiday season brings many joys, but some stores are bringing the holiday season too early.

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The following court information includes marriage licenses, domestic cases filed, criminal judgments, felony cases bound over to district court, criminal cases, civil case judgments, city ordinance violations and speeding and other violations. 

Tom got me what I considered to be the ideal Christmas gift as it included three important things: technology, entertainment and less time cleaning.

The following area bankruptcies were filed in U.S. Court, District of Nebraska. Reprinted by permission from the Daily Record of Omaha.

Class D No. 1 Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family's loss in last year's Class D1 state semifinal to Southern Valley has served as a good motivator for this season's Bulldog squad. 

WAYNE — After a nearly perfect game Friday night, the Wayne State men dug an early hole and battled back the entire game before falling 82-74 to Upper Iowa here at Rice Auditorium on the campus of Wayne State College.

WALTHILL — The woman who defied discrimination and financial hardships to become the first Native American doctor in America is being honored in the town where she lived and served her people.