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BC-NE--Nebraska Weekend Exchange Digest, NE

February 12, 2019

AP-Nebraska stories for Feb. 16 and Feb. 17. 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, Feb. 16, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-WAR MEMORIALS

OMAHA, Neb. _ War memorials in the path of Omaha’s downtown riverfront project will soon get a new home. Pieces honoring the U.S. Marine Corps, airborne troops and hundreds of bricks memorializing various service members could make the move to Memorial Park by the end of the year. By Emily Nohr, Omaha World-Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 568 words.

EXCHANGE-BASKETBALL FLOOR

LINCOLN, Neb. _ By next winter, Husker basketball players will be dribbling on a new court, with a new design and maybe a new logo. Pinnacle Bank Arena officials are seeking bids on a new floor to be delivered in September and in use for next season. And fans will be able to weigh in on the floor design in mid-March. By Nancy Hicks, Lincoln Journal Star. SENT IN ADVANCE: 574 words.

For use Sunday, Feb. 17, and thereafter.

EXCHANGE-YOUTH MENTORING

HASTINGS, Neb. _ After a year of changes, one Hastings youth mentoring organization has come out on the other side stronger than before. In early 2018, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hastings brought in interim director Brady Rhodes as the board of directors was at a bit of a crossroads. His task was to help move the organization through some major discussions and what became the eventual decision to move away from the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. The 60-year-old organization transitioned to a locally operated MentoringWorks, a new mentoring organization with the same mission, goals and programming as before. By Shay Burk, Hastings Tribune. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1139 words.

EXCHANGE-SCOTTSBLUFF SOLAR

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. _ Nearly two years ago, the Nebraska Public Power District embarked on a 128-kilowatt solar array, located at its office in Scottsbluff. The positive response from the community for the project has led the city of Scottsbluff to begin a second community solar project with developer SolSystems. The new project will be significantly larger at 4.6 megawatts. By Irene North, Scottsbluff Star-Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 874 words.

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