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Ex-Pennington star David Curtiss soaks in successful run at Olympic Trials

The Trentonian 23 Jun 2021
As he walked from the ready room to the starting deck of the pool, Curtiss’ sense went mute as he prepared for the biggest race of his life ... From when he arrived with his high school coach George Ward and his mother on a 103-degree day in Nebraska, it was all business until race day ... But the race was creeping up.
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Editorial: Manufactured outrage over critical race theory represents our sickened politics

Omaha World-Herald 23 Jun 2021
The debate over critical race theory is best viewed not as a serious discussion of how we should deal with racial issues, but as a case study of what’s wrong with U.S ... Critical race theory, until last year a little-known academic concept, is uncomfortable for many White people ... Nebraska Gov.
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Ricketts plans town halls to oppose new school curriculum proposals

News-Press Now 22 Jun 2021
Pete Ricketts is planning a new series of town hall meetings to attack "radical sex education material" now under consideration by the Nebraska Department of Education. In announcing those plans, the governor also took aim at proposals to include study of "critical race theory" in the civics school curriculum. Nebraska Gov.
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Ricketts plans town halls to oppose proposed health standards, critical race theory

Omaha World-Herald 22 Jun 2021
Pete Ricketts is planning a new series of town hall meetings to attack "radical sex education material" now under consideration by the Nebraska Department of Education. In announcing those plans, the governor also took aim at "critical race theory." ... Critical race theory is generally defined as an academic framework for analyzing structural racism.
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2022 Cattlemen's Ball will be held in Weeping Water

Lincoln Journal Star 22 Jun 2021
Elle Ravenscroft rounds the second barrel in the barrel racing competition Saturday at the Nebraska High School Finals Rodeo in Hastings ... Dalton Kunkee (105) and partner Sid Miller race to rope their steer in the team roping competition Saturday at the Nebraska High School Finals Rodeo in Hastings.
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Buffett Institute denies promoting critical race theory in webinars for early childhood teachers

News-Press Now 21 Jun 2021
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts decried critical race theory on a call-in radio show Monday, encouraging parents to engage locally. Critics say the Buffett Early Childhood Institute promoted the controversial critical race theory in webinars it held this spring for Omaha-area educators ... Ricketts says he is 'opposed to critical race theory' ... Nebraska Gov.
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Runners from 17 states help Laugh-and-a-Half Marathon raise funds for good cause

Sandhills Express 21 Jun 2021
Race organizers say the creation of the Laugh-and-a-Half-Marathon started as a way to promote wellness, as well as remember comedy legend and Norfolk, Nebraska native, Johnny Carson. Proceeds from the race regularly go toward supporting pediatric needs in northeast Nebraska, particularly healthcare.
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Juneteenth, Berry Pepper and more: All of the biggest weekend stories

Sandhills Express 21 Jun 2021
A recap of the biggest weekend stories from across Nebraska. ... Nebraska State Patrol celebrates new class of graduates ... Nebraska golf courses work through drought, extreme temperatures.
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Morgan Chaffin, Grant Koontz win Quick and Dirty Bike race

Scottsbluff StarHerald 21 Jun 2021
Morgan Chaffin won the Robidoux Quick and Dirty women’s division in the 100-mile race with a time of 5.55.58.58 on Sunday. Chaffin, of Omaha, said the win was especially meaningful for her after competing in a few gravel races before the Quick and Dirty ... “I’m like, ‘You know what? I’m going to redeem myself at this race ... 100-Mile Race Top 10.
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Beatrice Speedway gets races in ahead of storm

Beatrice Daily Sun 21 Jun 2021
A hot humid night was the feature at the beginning of the third week of racing at Beatrice Speedway, but by the end of the night the competition had to out run a pending thunderstorm ... Women for Racing were once again on hand to present several youth with trophies and one lucky fan won $305 in the 50/50 raffle.
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Will Brown remembered with memorial, prayer

Omaha World-Herald 19 Jun 2021
Deontai Williams and a Husker loss to Ohio State sold Tyreke Johnson on Nebraska ... But one visit to Nebraska ended his recruiting process ... Richard Torres shows Nebraska is recruiting a different type of quarterback ... Nebraska appears to be making a shift in the kind of quarterback it likes to recruit ... Nebraska Gov.
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Tribland locals lock horns in Nebraska State High School Finals Rodeo

Hastings Tribune 19 Jun 2021
bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, team roping, breakaway roping, goat tying, pole pending, barrel racing, boys cutting, girls cutting, reined cow horse and bull riding ... Tymerie Steinhauer of Sutton competes in barrel racing during the Nebraska State High School Finals Rodeo Thursday.
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Swimming: At Trials, Aiden Hayes the fastest 18-year-old American in yet another event

The Norman Transcript 19 Jun 2021
Aiden Hayes has one more race to swim at the U.S ... Well, that is, unless he can finish one spot higher than he finished in the race he swam Friday inside CHI Health Center, the 17,000-plus seat arena in which the Trials are taking place in Omaha, Nebraska ... Hayes qualified for the race he’ll run today by previously posting 22.77.
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Missoula's Katharine Berkoff finishes 9th, one spot shy of 200m backstroke finals at U.S. Oympic ...

Montana Standard 19 Jun 2021
LANCE HARTZLER Missoulian. She was as close as you can get. Missoula native Katharine Berkoff was third at the midway point of her 200 meter backstroke semifinal race Friday at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. She was overtaken during the final half and finished fifth in 2.09.76 ... Olympic team ... .
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Historical marker to be unveiled Friday at Omaha site where Will Brown was lynched in 1919

Lincoln Journal Star 18 Jun 2021
The marker is part of a series of observances and education efforts that began in 2019, including an ongoing race relations dialogue, being conducted by the local groups and the Equal Justice Initiative, based in Montgomery, Alabama ... The lynching of Will Brown and Omaha’s 1919 race riot ... Historic landmarks across Nebraska ... Jalapa, Nebraska.
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