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Christmas at the Cody’s

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – The annual Christmas at the Cody’s will take place in Dec. at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park in North Platte. Every year many area organizations and volunteers decorate every nook and cranny of the Cody mansion turning the home into a seasonal wonderland. This festive event includes lights on the outbuildings, grounds and Scout’s Rest Ranch Barn to bring visitors holiday cheer from the Cody era. Buffalo Bill will welcome you to his home where …

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Christmas Musings


I have a warped sense of humor, it is in the blood, comes from both sides of my family.  Found this Christmas commercial on the inter-webs, kinda like it: The deer’s name is “Steve”! Wonder where I could get that sweater? Now let me switch from the warped to the sentimental. . . . I have at least a couple of Patrick F. McManus books on my shelves at home (By the way, if any of you are still looking …

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Busiest Time of Year


If you are like me, your calendar is full of “stuff” to do this time of year.  I am trying get stuff finished up here at the office so I can get outta here so I can get other “stuff” done at home.  Ah, the holidays, don’t ya love ’em? Our family has been a little later with the holiday illumination this year; we have been waiting for my daughter to get home from college.  She’s home now, think I …

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Merry Christmas, Best Holiday Wishes!

I wanted to take this time to extend to you and your family a very Merry Christmas greeting and offer my best wishes during this holiday season! To put you in a festive, outdoor mood, here are a couple of pics of my brother-in-law Dean’s Christmas tree. We call it the “nature tree!” It will be a special holiday period for us to celebrate in the Wagner family with our new grandson Jackson Edward Wagner. Like me, I also hope …

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NGPC Offices Close at Noon on Dec. 24

LINCOLN – All Nebraska Game and Parks Commission offices will close for Christmas at noon on Dec. 24 and be closed all day on Dec. 25. The offices will reopen for business at 8 a.m. on Dec. 28. While the offices are closed, permits still may be purchased at OutdoorNebraska.org.

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Who Knew?


I made an amazing discovery the other day.  I discovered that they actually have coloring books for adults!  I thought I had outgrown coloring books years ago, but apparently not.  Maybe the rest of you knew about adult coloring books all along, but I just found it.  My daughter again rolled her eyes at me when I marveled at this discovery.  Honestly, I did not know. Not that I am going to be coloring in a coloring book again.  No, in spite …

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The Christmas Tree with the Spirit of Nature

A very Merry Christmas wish to you and your family! This is a fun blog post to celebrate Christmas as well as the spirit of nature with photos of my brother-in-law Dean’s unique holiday tree. Deer antlers, rooster pheasant and wild turkey feathers provided by yours truly here. Enjoy and I wish you “Merry Everything!”

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Meet Santa at Mahoney State Park Dec. 14-15

LINCOLN – Bring the family to Eugene T. Mahoney State Park on Dec. 14-15 and celebrate a Classic Christmas. Meet Santa Claus and get a free photo taken with him by a NEBRASKAland Magazine photographer. Santa will be at Peter Kiewit Lodge on Dec. 14 from 1-5 p.m. and at the Mahoney Grille Restaurant on Dec. 15 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. On Dec. 14 from 1-5 p.m., visitors can decorate cookies and ornaments, or make greeting cards for overseas troops. …

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