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Mitchell mayor makes Poppy proclamations
WHEREAS: The sacrifices of those who have lost their lives, their health, or their livelihood as a result of the military service are rightly the concern of all citizens and
WHEREAS: The annual distribution of poppies by the American Legion Auxiliary offers an opportunity for Nebraskans to express their concern for those less fortunate, who have paid more than their share of the cost of freedom and
WHEREAS: The memorial Poppy is assembled by diabled Veterans and the· proceeds of this program sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary are used exclusively for the benefit of the Veteran and his family and
WHEREAS: The Poppy has truly become the link between Honoring the Dead and Aiding the Living and should be proudly worn as evidence of our gratitude to the men and women of this country who have risked or lost their lives in service to this Great Nation.
NOW: Therefore, I, Brian Taylor, Mayor of Mitchell, Nebraska, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM THE MONTH OF MAY 2017, AS Poppy Month.
And the days of May 26 and 27 as Poppy Days.
In Mitchell, Nebraska, I urge all citizens to wear a Memorial Poppy in appreciation of the patriotic sacrifices of this Nation's Veterans.
Cold weather creates issues in Panhandle
Zach Spadt, Special For The Voice News
VOICE REGION – Snow in May?
Better believe it.
That was the case for several Panhandle towns as snow fell late Thursday afternoon. Cold temperatures continue to linger in the area after the storms.
Many residents had already put away their snow shovels for the year. Those who were a little more seasoned, however, were smarter.
Several inches blanketed the area creating hazardous driving conditions. Many residents were scrambling to keep snow from accumulating on their trees and from falling on the slippery walkways.
Much of the area was under a winter weather warning.
The weather created a bit of a headache for area farmers as well, with several reporting the weather delaying planting.
One farmer quipped that the driest place in the Panhandle was the cab of his pickup truck.
The National Weather Service in Cheyenne predicts mild temperatures through early next week.
Memorial Day, highs are expected to reach an even 70 degrees with a slight chance of storms. Lows are expected to reach 43 degrees Sunday night.
The Voice News will have office in Morrill store
Zach Spadt, For The Voice News
MORRILL – The Voice News will soon be having a more permanent place in the Panhandle.
Starting next week, the weekly newspaper serving Mitchell, Morrill and Lyman will have an office inside of CR Motors at 105 West Webster St. in Morrill.
CR Motors owner Randall Ritz offered the office space after seeing a local paper return to the area following the closure of The Index.
He said he did so because it is nice to have a paper serving small towns in Western Nebraska.
The Voice News had previous been run out of contributor Zach Spadt’s apartment in Mitchell. Spadt will continue to live in Mitchell and manage the new office space.
The Voice News co-publisher Darren Ivy said he hoped to open the newspaper’s own office space in Mitchell. However, after an exhaustive search, CR Motors seemed like the best option.
“We are grateful to Randall’s generosity and being able to share this space as we continue to grow our weekly newspaper and become more established in the area,” Ivy said.
The Voice News had been denied grant applications from the City of Mitchell earlier this spring to help establish an office of its own in that community.
The mailing address will continue to be P.O. Box 248, Mitchell, NE 69357, although items will be able to be dropped off at the new office space in Morrill. CR Motors is located along Highway 26 at the intersection of Center and Webster streets.
In addition to providing some space, Ritz has also loaned The Voice News a desk.
Ivy said he intends for Spadt to hold office hours from Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Voice News office number is (308) 225-4613.
Anyone who has a news tip or would like to set up an advertising appointment outside of office hours can reach Spadt by calling 308-672-2144.
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