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Platte River State Park’s 40th anniversary celebration is Aug. 13

Platte River State Park will celebrate its 40th anniversary Aug. 13 with a daylong event for the entire family. There will be a bison stew cookout and Dutch oven desserts to sample, as well as food to purchase, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ball field. Live classic country and country swing music will be playing. The amphitheater will be site of presentations at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The first will be on Native American …

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The Fish Sing to Me


I have always joked that one day I will learn to communicate with the fish.  The day that occurs, I am outta here, gone fishing, permanently.  If I suddenly quit blogging, you will know what happened. However, I suspect several of you have fish that already sing to you: Surprisingly, I do NOT have one of those hanging in my office.  By the way, that song is a great anthem for catch & release!  (I know, I have a one-track …

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“Daddy Sang Bass. . . “

My Grandpa Bauer could pick up several instruments and play them, by ear.  I am told he and his brothers had a little band and played some barn dances and gigs like that in western Nebraska.  Man, what I wouldn’t give to hop in a time machine and travel back to listen to them play.  My Gramps Roth played the harmonica. Apparently, that music vein did not branch out into either limbs of my Bauer or Roth family trees.  I …

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