Dec 6, 2017 In The News
COLUMBUS — Produce grown at Erstwhile Farm has fed many people. The organic vegetables, pasture-raised pork, chicken and eggs that Lanette and Larry Stec have on their rural Columbus farm are sold year-round to hungry customers. Some of the products have been featured in stores...
Dec 5, 2017 In The News
Leadership Bellevue graduated the class of 2017 at a community event, “Partners in Excellence,” at Platteview Golf Club in Bellevue last week. The keynote speaker was Bellevue Mayor Rita Sanders. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., was there with other community leaders.
Nov 30, 2017 In The News
United States lawmakers said their meetings with His Majesty King Abdullah over the past two days were insightful and important, providing a clear vision on conditions in the Middle East. In interviews following their meetings with King Abdullah, the lawmakers said Jordan has...
Nov 21, 2017 In The News
Norfolk Catholic high school students got a lesson in government Monday afternoon from U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry. Fortenberry, who represents Nebraska's 1st District in the House of Representatives, not only explained what communities make up his district — including those in...
Nov 10, 2017 In The News
The adoption tax credit has been restored to the congressional tax plan, where it had originally been left out. Advocates for the credit argue that it helps defray the high costs of adoption, which might prevent children otherwise eligible for adoption from finding families....
Nov 5, 2017 In The News
“The adoption tax credit is a clear and legitimate statement by the government that we have a preferential policy for life,” Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-Ne) said, speaking in opposition to its removal in the Republicans' tax proposal. “We are vigorously making the case of...
Nov 4, 2017 In The News
Jordanian Ambassador to the United States Dina Kawar said Saturday she decided to come to Nebraska this week as part of her effort to reach out and "strengthen the connections" between her country and Americans as they battle together against terrorism and seek peace in the...
Oct 5, 2017 In The News
WASHINGTON — American taxpayers would see their standard deduction nearly double under the tax overhaul Republicans started pitching last week. “It removes people from the tax rolls, really,” said Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Neb., who represents Nebraska’s sprawling 3rd District and...
Sep 19, 2017 In The News
NEBRASKA CITY – Fontenelle Forest Raptor Recovery released an American bald eagle at the MRB Lewis and Clark Center at Nebraska City following a first-of-its-kind skin graft. The bird was found injured near Syracuse around Memorial Day. Plastic surgeon Dr. Coleen Stice...
Sep 15, 2017 In The News
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) -- Nebraska Farmers Union (NeFU) presented Representative Jeff Fortenberry with the Golden Triangle Award, National Farmers Union’s (NFU) highest legislative honor. The award was presented recently as part of the annual NFU fall Fly-In that brought 320...