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Ashland Community Calendar

Friday, April 24 – Senior Center meal, Ashland Community Resource Center (ACRC), 12 p.m. Saturday, April 25 – Kids Cupboard Garden planting, Carol Joy Holling Center, 9 a.m. Earth Day Crazy for Compost/Gretna Sanitation Customer Appreciation Day, Soil ...

Morning Read - April 23

Nebraska City, NE 68410, or order online at trees. ASHLAND PLANS DANCE CONCERT - Students of Opus II Dance Studio and members of Ashland Regional Ballet (ARB) will collaborate for the dance studio’s 33rd Annual Spring Dance ...

Anderson's role models helped him reach the stars

But, other role models provided Anderson the foundation to become an astronaut, himself. The Ashland, Nebraska native who flew two missions aboard the International Space Station speaks in Shenandoah tonight at 7 at the Gladys Wirsig-Jones Auditorium as ...

Clint Leroy Bridges

Clint and Ruth spent many years farming in the Red Cloud, Nebraska, area. Clint loved the soil and his Black Angus cattle. In 1966, the family left the farm and moved to Greenwood. There Clint was head custodian/ bus driver for the Ashland/Greenwood Public ...

Daily Sun staffer honored by NPA

The Outstanding Young Nebraska Journalist Award was created and funded by Zean and Marilyn Carney, former publishers of the Wahoo Newspaper, Waverly News, Ashland Gazette, and David City Banner-Press and past president of the Nebraska Press Association.

UPDATE: Ashland Man Found After 2 Days Missing

LINCOLN, Neb.--Roman Jordan of Ashland, NE has been found after going missing for more than 48 hours. He was last seen Saturday morning at Casey's Gas Station in Ashland. His family has filed a missing persons report with the Ashland Police Department.

College notes for the week ending April 17

The Golden Bears were eighth out of 11 teams while Auman carded rounds of 74, 76, 77 and 81 on the split fall and spring tournament that concluded at Quarry Oaks in Ashland, Nebraska April 11-12. • Tyler Delwiche (Andover), senior pitcher at St. John’s ...

Fire Burns 30 Acres Of Land In Ashland

ASHLAND, Nebraska A large brush fire burned roughly 30 acres of land in Ashland Sunday afternoon. The fire grew quickly causing the Ashland Fire Department to call in aide from Greenwood, Mead, Murdock and Louisville Fire Departments. Paramedics from ...

Arthur Laughlin

Arthur W. Laughlin, 90 of Ashland, NE, died peacefully on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Tabitha Health Care in Lincoln. He was born in Ashland on May 25, 1924 to John W. and Sabra Mable (Gerard) Laughlin. Art loved his country and following graduation ...


Coming up in the Times-Gazette for Wednesday, July 16: WHEN PEOPLE THINK of the American West, they think flat lands, mountains, creeks and American Indian trading posts. Nebraska’s Ashland — the T-G's next stop in its "Other Ashlands" series — has ...

Rare Style Condos for Rent in Ashland, MA

Ashland – Townhouses for Rent Ready for quick occupancy. Choose from these rare styles: 1) Arrowhead Condominium – 2BR/2.5BA. Central air & nice deck. Washer/dryer hookups, 2 story with large loft i…

arquerio: Victorian in Ashland, Oregon by 97213 on Flickr.

arquerio: Victorian in Ashland, Oregon by 97213 on Flickr.

Another Property Sold in Natick, MA

Natick, MA: This Single-Family in Natick, MA recently sold for $600,000. This is a Colonial/Antique style home and features 12 total rooms, 3 full baths, 5 bedrooms, 0.20 acres, and was sold by O…

Another Property Sold in Hopkinton, MA

Hopkinton, MA: This Condo in Hopkinton, MA recently sold for $536,060. This is a Half-Duplex style home and features 6 total rooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath, 2 bedrooms, and was sold by Oak Real…

SHUTTERBUG’S DELIGHT #112: “Night in Ashland”

Filed under: SHUTTERBUG'S DELIGHT Tagged: Ashland, images, Kevin Keelan, KPK, KPKeelan, Oregon, photography, photos, pictures

In Ashland, at about the two-mile mark, the press and officials’...

In Ashland, at about the two-mile mark, the press and officials’ bus began making its way toward the frontrunners. As it passed the back of the pack, a reporter spotted Switzer, her dark hair swirling…

#5228807 5 bed 4 bath home for sale in Ashland Ranch 85295

Click for details If you have been looking for a 5 bedroom 4 bathroom home for sale in Ashland Ranch Gilbert 85295, you have found it here.  This 5 bedroom 4 bathroom home for sale in Ashland Ranch Gi…

IN HIGH DEMAND – Modern Style Townhouses in Ashland, MA

Due to high demand, more units are now available at Village of the Americas in Ashland, MA for The Village Collection by F afard Real Estate. These modern townhouses to-be-built with new exclusive desi…

Pet Safe Products In Ashland, NE

We love our pets. Some people, even go as far, as to regard their pets…

Commercial Carpet Cleaning In Ashland, NE

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Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in ASHLAND NEBRASKA

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status



The importance of local education funding in ASHLAND NEBRASKA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 


Fighting against human trafficking in ASHLAND NEBRASKA

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights » Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons » Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim » 20 Ways You Can Help

20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for inpiduals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, and federal employees.

2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented inpiduals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

3. Be a conscientious consumer. Discover your Slavery Footprint, and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies, including your own, to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.

4. Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations’ conferences, trainings, manuals, and other materials as relevant [example].

5. Join or start a grassroots anti-trafficking coalition.

6. Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care about combating human trafficking in your community, and ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area.

7. Distribute public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security.

8. Volunteer to do victim outreach or offer your professional services to a local anti-trafficking organization.

9. Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.

10. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.

11. Host an awareness event to watch and discuss a recent human trafficking documentary. On a larger scale, host a human trafficking film festival.

12. Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include the issue of modern day slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, educator, or school administrator, be aware of how traffickers target school-aged children.

13. Set up a Google alert to receive current human trafficking news.

14. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about human trafficking in your community.

15. Start or sign a human trafficking petition.

16. Businesses: Provide internships, job skills training, and/or jobs to trafficking survivors. Consumers: Purchase items made by trafficking survivors such as from Jewel Girls or Made by Survivors.

17. Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university or secondary school club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Professors: Request that human trafficking be an issue included in university curriculum. Increase scholarship about human trafficking by publishing an article, teaching a class, or hosting a symposium.

18. Law Enforcement Officials: Join or start a local human trafficking task force.

19. Mental Health or Medical Providers: Extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims assisted by nearby anti-trafficking organizations. Train your staff on how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims.

20. Attorneys: Look for signs of human trafficking among your clients. Offer pro-bono services to trafficking victims or anti-trafficking organizations. Learn about and offer to human trafficking victims the legal benefits for which they are eligible. Assist anti-trafficking NGOs with capacity building and legal work.



Feed Widget

If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the
business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
Thomas Sowell Selected the top stories of the city of ASHLAND NEBRASKA. Political events, traffic accidents on highways, downtown events, neighborhoods and inside. Also researched local newspapers and social networks, as well as the site of City Hall. Crimes, are always subject to demand generally for information. Also the tragedies and disasters such as fires, floods, flooding, rain, hail and winds. Tags: Breaking News, ASHLAND NEBRASKA, City, Indoors, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday , Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Car, Crash, Elections, Beating, Accident, Crime, Police, Criminal, Police, Road, Highway Access, Elections, Party, Hail, Rain, Flood, Anniversary, Award, Month, Week End , Today, Yesterday, Female, Male, Family, Child, People.