Nemaha Herald

Exploration, Encounter, Exchange is the theme for the 2016 National History Day Competition. Six students from Johnson-Brock High School have qualified for the national event at College Park, Md. in June. There will be a public performance of all state winners on Friday, April 29, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the school’s new library/media center. Desserts will be served following the performances. A freewill donation will be accepted to help defray the expenses of travel to nationals.

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Thursday night, April 14, the Auburn Board of Public Works (BPW) allowed Utility Services to start developing a long-range plan to replace a well east of the city near the airport. Board Chair Chuck Knipe favored getting information to help the board in moving forward. Dr. Michael Zaruba said communities with a water source will be far ahead of ones who are not. He also did not favor drilling a well next to another one, referring to it as a band aid approach. Mac Erisman favored waiting to see what happens with the upcoming election. Rich Wilson questioned the benefits of a study.

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