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My first assignment as an intern at the Crete News was to report on the one-year anniversary of the 2004 Hallam, Neb. tornado.

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Devastating wildfires on both ends of California pushed into new territory Saturday, as fatigued firefighters worked to evacuate residents in harm's way and contain blazes that already have claimed at least 23 lives, destroyed thousands of homes and other structures and scorched hundreds of square miles.

The last week in September, my husband and I visited York so that I could continue studying my family history on my father’s side. His aunt, m…


The highest peaks on each island are considered sacred in Hawaiian culture because they represent the realms of the gods and goddesses. There are shrines at the summits of Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Haleakala, including those honoring the heavens, the earth mother and ancestors. Ceremonies are sometimes performed at the summits.