Ag & Business

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Co-hosts for the Cattlemen’s Ball shared some words on stage, from left, Allison and Derek Sandman and Chris and Wayne Krausnick. (Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska photo by Steve Towery)

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One of the special guests at the Cattlemen’s Ball was Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, who shares some laughs Saturday. (Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska photo by Art Whitton)

Organizers have no beef with 2019 Ball

    Allison Sandman used a distinctly non-ranching related metaphor to describe the 2019 Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska.

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Barb Hill, left, is retiring as founder and director of Rainbow Promise Preschool after 24 years. Jennifer Colton will be taking over as preschool director. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Barb Hill spoke fondly of how many second generation students have attended Rainbow Promise Pre-school. Hill is pictured here with an example of two generations. Shalee Patterson, right, attended the preschool as a child, and now her son, Jett, has been a student there. Jett will be starting kindergarten at CCS in the fall. (Johnson Publications Photo)

Rainbow Promise director retires

    Barb Hill started Rainbow Promise Preschool 24 years ago.
    Hill is now ready to hand over the reigns of a legacy of early childhood Christian education to a new director.

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Derek Stafford tries his best to tee off from a saddle on a bale of hay in the first hole of the Cattleman’s Ball four-man scramble. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Michelle May of Imperial was the first 5K female runner to cross the finish line first. (Johnson Publications photo)

Cattlemen’s Ball hosts four-man scramble, 5K at Enders course

    Enders Lake Golf Course had busy mornings Friday and Saturday with Cattlemen’s Ball events taking place.



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