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BC-NE--Nebraska Weekend Exchange Digest, NE

January 3, 2019

AP-Nebraska stories for Jan. 5 and Jan. 6. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at 402-391-0031.

For use Saturday, Jan. 5, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-BEHIND PRISON WALLS

LINCOLN _ James Davis III is an open book. Ask him anything, and he will tell you. “The inmates know who I am and what I’m about,” he said to the Lincoln Journal Star. To Davis, a deputy ombudsman since 1996, it’s about transparency. By Joanne Young, Lincoln Journal Star. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,800 words.

EXCHANGE-OLD FIRETRUCK

OMAHA _ Chris McMahon has a passion for La Vista history, and he’s doing his part to help preserve a piece of that history. During the Dec. 4 La Vista City Council meeting, the council unanimously voted to transfer ownership of a 1972 Ward LaFrance firetruck to McMahon and his family. SENT IN ADVANCE: 490 words.

For use Sunday, Jan. 6, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-MINI CLASSES

ROSELAND _ Bored students and stressed out teachers were nowhere to be found on the last day of the semester for students at Silver Lake. In those last days before the end of the semester, students are usually tired after a long semester and teachers are stressing out as they work to get grade completed before their own vacation. By Shay Burk. SENT IN ADVANCE: 875 words.

EXCHANGE-AFRICA TO NEBRASKA

NORFOLK _ Megan Tarantal never met her great-grandfather. But she’s continuing the legacy that he created when he cared for the people of Pierce County. Which is why she recently traveled from her home in Capetown, South Africa, to Northeast Nebraska. By Sheryl Schmeckpeper. SENT IN ADVANCE: 570 words.

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