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Nebraska State Patrol Fail to appear or comply ...
Reid to Hubert Properties LLC, partial lot in block 31, Flora City of Ashland. Steven D. and Jean A Heuke Trust to James L. and Susan R. Koestwers, lot 93 Thomas Lakes 7 and 18-13-10 of rural subdivisions.

Road Repairs Lead to Lane Restrictions Near Ashland

Park Highway) south of Ashland between reference posts 97.5 and 100.8. The repairs are scheduled to begin the week of July 27th according to the Nebraska Department of Roads. State maintenance workers will be applying a chip seal, which is an application ...

45 fun things to do this weekend (some are free)

Anderson, a native from Ashland, Nebraska, will offer an autograph to those who purchase his new book, The Ordinary Spaceman. The event is free with paid admission to the museum. The museum will have books on hand for those who wish to purchase a book at ...

Worldwide geocaching event coming to Ashland area

ASHLAND - Nebraska will host its first Geocaching Mega Event, called Geocoinfest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 at Sac Museum in Ashland, Neb. We will have geocaching-related vendors from all over the country, workshops pertaining to geocaching ...

NE Regional Cheerleading results

Blair Oaks of Wardsville beat Southern Boone of Ashland to win the Class 2 Large Division. Class 3 Large Division was won by Mexico. Eldon was second and Kirksville took third. Rock Bridge of Columbia was the only entry in Class 5 Large. The Coed Small ...

Nebraska's astronaut pens new book

From spaceman to new author, Nebraska's own astronaut ...
when he'll be the Grand Marshall the annual Stir-Up parade, in his hometown of Ashland.

Carol Joy Holling Camp Quilt Auction

The auction is recognized regionally as the premier quilt auction, raising more than $90,000 in 2014 to support youth camping programs at Carol Joy Holling Camp (Ashland, NE). This day of fun and activities for the whole family will include live and a ...

2015 Nebraska Prep Running Backs to Watch - Class C-1

I hope Nebraska doesn't live to regret making an offer on this kid ...
Put this guy in something like an Ashland-Greewood backfield and you'd have another Trevor Nichelson. But I think Mr. Johnson is proud to be a Fairbury Jeff. *Baeley Pelster-Columbus ...

Former astronaut, ISU grad Clay Anderson on book tour

Anderson is from Ashland, Nebraska, just southwest of Omaha, and he’s returning there to be the grand marshal in the town’s annual Stir-Up Days Parade on Saturday. The parade holds a special place in his heart, dating all the way back to 1965.

Ronald Carl Ashland

BLAIR, Neb. | Ronald Carl Ashland, 91, of Blair, Nebraska died July 9, 2015, at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair, Nebraska. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday July 16, 2015, at First Lutheran Church in Blair, Nebraska. Burial will follow ...

Two Displaced by Fire in Schuylkill County

ASHLAND — Two people are out of their homes after a late night fire in Schuylkill County. Fire officials say no one was hurt when the building in Ashland was hit by flames around 11:30 Friday night. T…

Another Property Sold in Ashland, MA

Ashland, MA: This Condo in Ashland, MA recently sold for $330,500. This is a Townhouse style home and features 5 total rooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath, 2 bedrooms, and was sold by Matt Gamache –…
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The Guardian and a warning to ASHLAND NEBRASKA: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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Domestic violence in ASHLAND NEBRASKA

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.


Protect Your Business in ASHLAND NEBRASKA from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at

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