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Ranch Couple Honored as Fort Robinson Dedicates New Building

The newly reconstructed 1891 Officers Quarters at Fort Robinson State Park was described as “a welcome addition to a world-class place” as it was dedicated in honor of a highly-regarded Sandhills ranch couple during a ceremony Saturday morning. The event at the new building paid tribute to the late Don and Olive Forney of Rushville, whose friends and family contributed a majority of the funding for the $1.7 million building. About 75 percent of the project’s costs came from private …

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Rodgers Wins 2015 Cornhusker Cup

DONIPHAN, Neb. – Dean Rodgers of Papillion-LaVista won the Cornhusker Cup at the 46th Cornhusker Trapshoot on Saturday. Combined with his perfect 75 shot on Friday at 16 yards, Rodgers earned the overall Cup with a two-day 148-for-150 after shooting a 73 at 25 yards in the handicap Saturday. Katie Petersen of Omaha Marian was the top ladies shooter with a two-day score of 142. Omaha Creighton Prep Blue repeated as the top high school team breaking 697 of 750 …

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Krzyzanowski Wins 16-Yard Title at Cornhusker Trapshoot

DONIPHAN, Neb. – Zack Krzyzanowski of North Platte repeated as the 16-yard champion in the senior high division at the 46th Annual Cornhusker Trapshoot. He broke all 75 clay targets, and then later broke all 100 in a shoot-off. While Krzyzanowski, a junior in high school, was perfect, several others were close behind. Ten other shooters shot 75s, 30 shot 74s and 68 shot 73s. Saturday’s scores in the 75 handicap targets will be combined with Friday’s scores to determine …

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Baehr Wins Junior High Division at Cornhusker Trapshoot

DONIPHAN, Neb. – Hayden Baehr of the Wilber 5 Clovers 4-H team was perfect Thursday. He broke all 100 targets at 16 yards to win the junior high division at the 46th Cornhusker Trapshoot at the home grounds of the Nebraska Trapshooting Association. The Norris 1 team broke 463 of 500 targets to claim the team championship. Karp & Krow of Burwell won the 4-H team title at 463. Hayley Long of Lincoln Mickle Middle School had the girls’ high …

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Volunteers Needed at Branched Oak and Verdon Lake State Recreation Areas May 2

LINCOLN – The public will have the opportunity to volunteer at two state recreation areas during Take Pride in America Day on May 2. Volunteers are invited to Verdon Lake State Recreation Area near Verdon and Branched Oak Lake State Recreation Area near Raymond beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 2. Volunteers will assist park staff with light labor including painting tables and signs, picking up litter and trimming trees. Work begins at 9 a.m. For more information or …

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46th Cornhusker Trapshoot Is April 30-May 2

LINCOLN – More than 2,500 shooters are expected to compete in the 46th annual Cornhusker Trapshoot, which will be held April 30-May 2 on the home grounds of the Nebraska Trapshooting Association (NTA) in Doniphan. It would be the fourth year in a row that more than 2,000 shooters would compete. Competition will take place in individual and team divisions. Junior high students will shoot 100 16-yard targets on April 30. High school competitors will shoot 75 16-yard targets on …

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Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo Offers Free Outdoor Activities for All

LINCOLN – Youth, families and anyone else interested in trying kayaking, archery, fishing and many other outdoor activities are invited to attend the free Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo on Saturday, May 9 at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area near Kearney. This annual event, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., is designed to give people of all ages the chance to try a variety of outdoor activities at no cost under the guidance of trained outdoor educators. …

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Families Will Explore Fishing at Schramm Park SRA

LINCOLN – Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium will host free fishing events May 23 and June 6 at Schramm Park State Recreation Area to introduce parents and their children to basic fishing skills. Fishing poles, tackle and bait will be provided, or participants may bring their own. Children must be accompanied by an adult. One adult per child, up to two children, ages 5-15 year of age. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up at http://www.register-ed.com/programs/nebraska/75-nebraska-outdoors-skills-events-workshops. Call the aquarium at 402-332-3901 …

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Kids’ Fishing Clinic Set for May 2 at Valentine Hatchery

LINCOLN – A free kids’ fishing clinic will be held May 2 at the Valentine State Fish Hatchery. It will be hosted by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Valentine Lions Club. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the clinic starts at 10, rain or shine. Free rod-and-reel combos will be provided by the Nebraska Walleye Association and other area sponsors. In the morning, participants will learn about knot-tying, casting, lures and baits, fish identification, and water and boating …

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Toast Nebraska Wine Festival Set for May 1-2 at Mahoney State Park

LINCOLN — Sample any of the more than 120 Nebraska wines while listening to local bands perform May 1-2 at the second annual Toast Nebraska Wine Festival at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. The festival, which will highlight 19 Nebraska wineries, also will include more than 22 artisan and food vendors, in addition to wine and chef demonstration sessions. Area bands performing that weekend include Tony from the Beaten Path, Ro Hemple, Bottle Tops, Belles and Whistles, and Avaricious. Guests …

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