Nemaha Herald

The Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) plans to reopen the westbound lane of Highway 136 from K Street to Irvin Drive Friday afternoon, Aug. 22, Mike Hebegger reported Tuesday, Aug. 19, at  Auburn City Hall. He is project manager for reconstruction of the highway through Auburn. Hebegger continued work will move to Phase 4-Stage 2, from Irvin Drive to Sheridan Cemetery Monday, Aug. 25, which is a week earlier than planned. He noted because Chris Blume of Hawkins Construction has been pushing hard, the project is ahead of schedule. “He’s not letting up,” Hebegger said of Blume.

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AccuWeather reports as fall 2014 takes form, no relief is in sight from the historic drought and the raging wildfires in the West. While the West undergoes another period of heat and dryness, the Southwest, South and Texas will experience a soggy end to 2014. For the Northeast, blasts of winterlike air will arrive early this fall, serving as a reminder  of last winter’s brutality. As wild weather unfolds across the nation, the tropics will also ramp up, putting the eastern coast of the United States at the highest risk for a direct impact.

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By David Swanson

While preparing for a month-long exhibit of art work at Peru State College, Ryan Crotty, 1995 Auburn High School graduate, noted his family and friends influenced his return to the area a little more than a year ago. “I’ve been extremely fortunate to find support and opportunity in Nebraska in the short time we’ve been back, both in my art career and with this show,” explained Crotty, who returned with his family after a few years in New York.

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