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BC-NE--Nebraska Weekend Exchange Digest, NE

August 8, 2018

Below are the Nebraska member exchange stories for the weekend of August 11 and August 12. The stories have moved in advance and will move again on the appropriate days. Members using Exchange stories should retain the bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact News Editor Scott McFetridge at 515-243-3281.

For use Saturday or thereafter:


CURTIS, Neb. —The American Morgan Horse Association inducted a Nebraska ranch into the 2017 AMHA Breeder’s Hall of Fame. The ranch is owned by Harvey and Myrna Grunden who began buying Morgan horses in 1969 to share a hobby with their children. They researched different breeds, and were drawn to Morgans because of the breeds’ easy riding and a gentle disposition. Two generations later, Grunden Ranch is making its mark in the show ring and their progeny is found in at least 29 states. By George Haws, The North Platte Telegraph. SENT IN ADVANCE: 688 words.


GRAND ISLAND, Neb. —Several Grand Island residents are assisting with the AmericaCorps VISTA, a national program that focuses on eliminating poverty. The volunteers spent time at five nonprofit agencies this summer from the end of May to the beginning of August. Each were responsible for different tasks depending on what nonprofit they served, including gathering resources for teachers and tutoring. By Julie Blum, The Grand Island Independent. SENT IN ADVANCE: 850 words.

For use Sunday or thereafter:


LINCOLN, Neb. —A Nebraska teacher battling Parkinson’s is preparing to go back to the classroom. A slip in the bathtub that caused a concussion led Al Bock to his unexpected diagnosis. The North Star High School teacher has spent the summer recovering from the concussion and has been learning how to cope with the symptoms of Parkinson’s. By Margaret Reist, Lincoln Journal Star. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,173 words.


OMAHA, Neb. —Two national reports generally confirm that a higher percentage of college students are feeling troubled. Most of those students are seeking help for the anxiety and depression. Nebraska colleges are now trying new ways to help those students. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 20 or 25 students will receive training to assist classmates in need through the Big Red Resilience program. By Rick Ruggles, Omaha World-Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,317 words.

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