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We want to hear from you, our readers, on what you think. So every week our Opinion page will feature a new poll that you can vote in. A new poll will be published every Wednesday and voting will end Sunday evening. Results will be published each week on our Opinion page.

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Friend Public Schools announced on July 27 that, for the time being, it plans to welcome students back to school starting Aug. 18. The announcement came in a letter written by superintendent David Kraus that outlined calendars, as well as letters from principal Elizabeth Stutzman and school …

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The Friend Community Club is sponsoring a drive-in movie night at the city park in Friend Aug. 1. Jurassic Park will be shown at 9 p.m. and concessions will be available. Social distancing guidelines will apply throughout the duration of the event.

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The July 7 Friend School Board meeting went well into the night as a discussion regarding a potential consolidation with Exeter-Milligan Public Schools in 2021 was opened to public input.

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The application deadline for Small Business Stabilization (SBS) Grants has been extended to 4 p.m. on Friday due to the low number of applications received, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development stated in a press release. 

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Nebraska has been approved for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program, a new on-time program allowing families that were on Free or Reduced-Priced Lunch program for the 2019-20 school year to be eligible for a P-EBT card equipped with the cost of meals missed because of COVID-19 sc…

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The Friend Public School Board of Education will hold a special meeting Monday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m. regarding consolidation with Exeter-Milligan Public Schools. The meeting will be open to the public and held in the new gym. It will also be available via Striv at www.striv.tv/channel/friend.