How to help aging adults adapt to technology

VOICE NEWS REGION – Children, adolescents and young adults likely cannot imagine a life without modern technology. Technology may have pervaded every part of life in the 21st century, but it wasn’t so long ago that phones were still attached to walls and people had to watch their favorite shows and films exclusively on televisions instead of having the option […]

Safety first before mixing drugs

VOICE NEWS REGION – The American Heart Association notes that mixing drugs can produce unexpected side effects. Understanding the potential interactions between one’s prescriptions and common prescription and over-the-counter medications can help people stay safe. Antihistamines: Antihistamines are widely used to alleviate symptoms of the common cold or seasonal allergies, such as runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing. The AHA […]

Williams Family Farm in Hickman recognized for 150 years of land ownership

The Williams Family Farm of Hickman reached a 150-year milestone in 2019 and family members were recognized in summer 2020 for keeping the land in the family for more than a century and a half. The Williams Family Farm was one of 122 honorees and 10 homesteads in surrounding counties of The Voice News region receiving 2020 Pioneer Farm and […]

Snowed-in sweethearts: Carrs celebrate 72 years of marriage

ADAMS – Last Friday marked Clarence “C.J.” and Mary Lou Carr’s  72nd wedding anniversary and the Gold Crest residents celebrated their special day with all of the residents and staff at the retirement center. Seventy-two years of marriage is a significant feat of health and endurance and a beautiful example of lasting love. The couple looked back on their many years […]

Pascoe grateful for opportunity to serve on Waverly City Council

WAVERLY – Abbey Pascoe is no stranger to being active in the community. She’s also familiar with the functions of local government, though from a different perspective than the seat she now occupies. Pascoe, an account manager for Verizon Wireless’ public sector, was nominated and appointed to a seat on the Waverly City Council in December. Her appointment received zero […]

Nebraska Crop Management Conference set for Jan. 27

VOICE NEWS REGION – The Nebraska Crop Management Conference will offer unique sessions with up-to-date information for successful crop management. Experts from Nebraska and the U.S. will provide research-based information in crop production, soil and water management, pest management, agricultural economics and marketing, climate analysis, and agricultural technology. The conference provides opportunity to interact with farmers and ag professionals from […]

Roger Graff

1929 – 2021 LINCOLN – Roger H. Graff, 91, passed on Jan. 11. Roger was born in Firth to Floyd and Violet (Beck)Graff on Dec. 4, 1929. Roger married Sharon Reckling on July 6, 1951, in Dakota City. To this union, three children were born; Nadine, David and Joleen (Jody). He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean […]

Lancaster County residents form group to oppose easing of wind turbine regulations

KRAMER – Lancaster County residents opposed to easing wind turbine regulations are banding together to fight what they say will be an uphill battle. The group, which has dubbed itself Lancaster Wind Watch, met publicly for the first time Sunday, Jan. 10, in Kramer with more than three dozen area residents in attendance. Their immediate goal is simple: stop Lancaster […]

Titan Talkers win Millard North Invitational

FIRTH –Titan Talkers started the second half of their season on top! The team won sweepstakes at the Millard North Invitational led by some strong upperclassmen. Noah Niemeyer and Zach Faz placed second and third respectively in the individual triathlon event. Noah placed fourth overall in Poetry and Extemp, and he and partner Josie Ivy placed second in Duo. Josie […]

Waverly’s Gable receives Larry E. Sitzman Scholarship

WAVERLY – Brianna Gable of Waverly was named the 2021 recipient of the Larry E. Sitzman Youth in Nebraska Agriculture Scholarship. The daughter of Jasmine Gable and the late Darin Gable, Brianna will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Brianna is a sophomore studying agriculture economics at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. In the Fall 2019, Brianna was recognized as an […]