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TechTango bridges gap between tech professionals and education – News Channel Nebraska

One northeast Nebraska town held a meeting for tech professionals to help bridge the gap within education. NORFOLK, Neb. — Behind these doors at the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, IT professionals help bridge the gap scholastically for K through second level educators to help enhance tech within classrooms at TechTango.  Growing Together,… Read more »

Path to a stronger workforce – Lincoln Journal Star

In February, the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce introduced Vitality Lincoln — a strategic plan outlining a vision for Lincoln’s economic future. This detailed plan for Lincoln addresses six key initiatives, including a critical focus on fostering a diverse talent pool as a sustainable foundation for our local workforce. Today, I am excited to share information… Read more »

2 Papillion girls named Aksarben Ball princesses – Sarpy County Times

Two girls from Papillion were among the Aksarben Princess Court selected by the Aksarben Foundation for its annual Aksarben Ball coming up next month. Allison Marie Caldwell, the daughter of Laurie and Daniel Caldwell of Papillion, and Sophie Jean Denker, daughter of Julie and Lee Denker of Papillion, were both named to the court. The… Read more »

Aksarben kicks off fall show season – Midwest Messenger

The 96th Aksarben Stock Show, presented by the Aksarben Foundation, gets underway at Fonner Park in Grand Island Thursday Sept. 21. Competitors from 14 Midwestern states will be showing this week including Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, North and South Dakota, Arkansas, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. “I believe Aksarben is one of… Read more »

Making room for more Housing – Norfolk Daily News

Making room for more Housing units will be adjacent to downtown Norfolk Work begins on new $1.5 million student housing development By NEJLA MUMINOVIC nmuminovic@norfolkdailynews.com Nearly 50 government, economic and school officials gathered on Phillip Avenue in Norfolk on Monday morning to celebrate the commencement of a new $1.5 million student housing development project connected… Read more »

Deuel County Families Receive 2023 Aksarben Farm Family Awards – Chappell Register

Deuel County 2023 Pioneer Farm Families – Honoring 100 Years: Mauser Family Farm – In 1881 Gottlob Christian Mauser left Unterbruden, Warttemberg, Germany for America. He settled briefly in Waco, NE before taking up a homestead in Deuel County Nebraska in 1898. After arriving in Nebraska, Gottlob worked as a blacksmith, a trade he learned… Read more »

How to Apply for Nebraska Farm Family Awards

The Aksarben Foundation began honoring Nebraska Farm Families in the 1960’s. As one of our legacy initiatives, we recognize the generations of farmers that have kept our nation, and our world, fed for centuries. This is in conjunction with the Nebraska Farm Bureau and the Nebraska Fair Board Managers. Each year, the deadline to apply… Read more »

Brinegar Farm began in 1918 – Hebron Journal Register

This year’s Pioneer Farm Family Award from the Aksarben Foundation in partnership with Nebraska Farm Bureau and Nebraska Association of Fair Managers went to the Brinegar Family Farm for 100 years of land ownership. The award was presented by Kurtis Elting, secretary of the Thayer County Agricultural Society. The farm was purchased in March of… Read more »

Thayer County Fair – Hebron Journal Register

Members of the Aksarben Foundation 2023 Pioneer Farm Family Award for Thayer County are Jeanelle, Stewart and Preston Brinegar, Gracie Anderson, Kristen and Lanelle Brinegar, Erika, Dietrich and Callahan Brinegar and Lynne Wiedel. The award honors families who have held the same family ownership of land for 100 years.