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Dry Cracking Skin

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Winter is hard on the skin. The cool, dry air causes the skin to lose too much moisture and a person does not produce enough natural oils to replace what is lost with daily showers or baths, especially when strong soaps are used. If you are “squeaky clean,” you have washed off too much oil.

DIY weatherization tips to keep your home cozy

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(StatePoint) As temperatures fall outside, it’s time to get ready for the chillier months ahead. Most homeowners want to keep their home cozy and their heating bills low during the winter, but struggle to keep the warmth in and the cold air out. Weatherizing can seem daunting, but there are many benefits -- from reducing drafts to lowering energy use. Follow these low-cost tips to protect your home and your wallet.

IRS answers questions about stimulus checks

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WASHINGTON — On Dec. 29, the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department began delivering a second round of Economic Impact Payments as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 to millions of Americans who received the first round of payments earlier this year.

Wendy Johnson becomes Major General in National Guard

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Wendy Johnson, an Elba native, promoted to the rank of major general Jan. 5, 2021, at the Nebraska National Guard's Joint Force Headquarters in Lincoln, becoming the first female general officer in the Nebraska National Guard to pin on a second star.

Happy Holy New Year

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“Happy New Year”, of course, is the traditional greeting. “Holy” puts a different spin to it.

Top tips for organized tax filing

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(StatePoint) 2020 was a particularly stressful year -- but filing its taxes doesn’t need to be. With the following tips, you can stay organized and coolheaded throughout the process.

Courthouse Report

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Real Estate Transfers Documentary Stamp Tax: $2.25 per $1,000. Abbreviations: JT-joint tenancy, TDtrustee’s deed, SD-Sheriff’s deed, DD-Deed of Distribution, PRD-Personal Rep Deed, OVC-Other Valuable Consideration.

Burchard Lake sunset

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Photo taken this Fall/Early Winter of Burchard Lake sunset captured by photographer Ray Kappel..

City to help with planter watering

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The City Crew will do the watering of the downtown planters following action by the City Council at Monday’s regular meeting. The Council voted 4-0 in favor of the idea.