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December 18, 2017


The Publisher's Pen

Nebraska is back, whatever the win-loss record happens to be

Bill, Bo and Mike, thanks for coming to Nebraska. We hope you enjoyed your millions of parting gifts.

No offense intended, fellas. We just want to try to win our old way. The Nebraska way. And we got the guy wrapped up on Sunday who is going to do that for us.


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Blue Ribbon School award shows strong links

Pender Public Schools accomplished something remarkable last week when it was named a National Blue Ribbon School during a dramatic announcement that was really fun to watch unfold. As one of just 347 among about 140,000 schools in the nation, it’s a unique and rare accomplishment. The students and staff exploded with joy, and I doubt any of them will ever forget that moment.


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The irony of National Anthem protests not any less a year later

The National Anthem — and how some influential athletes are treating it — is once again in the news after President Trump heavily criticized players who take a knee or otherwise protest at the starts of contests, and NFL teams have reacted.


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New look for your Pender Times comes at a time of great change

Pender has been getting a face lift over the past year or two with large construction projects underway all over the community. After more than eight years of publishing The Pender Times, it seemed like there was no better time than to also give the newspaper a new look with a nod to all that is going on here.











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