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Old 09-22-2008, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Papillion
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Dad sold the newspapers he owned in Shelton & Gibbon, moved to Papillion (with mom of course...LOL) where he actually was the President of Times Publishing (which I am sure you are aware of being from Papio) from 89-94, until his death.

I have to say it brought back alot of memories when I read the quoted text from his "scribblings" on here, plus I've had a weekend of great reading throughout this site in the "Nebraska" area!

Anyway, it was fun to remember that all, and share a little bit of the memories at least! That was a full day of fun and enjoyment! So many stories from that day!!
I subscribed to one of the Times Publishing weekly papers during the timeframe your dad was President (and I still have that subscription). Your dad wouldn't recognize the area now....
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Old 09-23-2008, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Ridgway/Saint Marys, PS
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Everyones definition of a small town is different.

Ord is definately small, with about 2100 people.. but we've got a ncie grocery store, hardware store, Dollar store, several banks, several places to eat and tons of places to shop. So, its like a small town with some medium sizedtown amenities.

I've lived in a North Dakota town of 14,000 people in the NW corner of the state. It had TONS of stuff, but it "felt" small town to me, 'cuse everyone knew everyone.
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Lincoln
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Radio...you've also got MISKO'S that is an awesome store!!!

I played lots of baseball in Ord in my day, and still do some hunting up that way with a few buddies from North Loup, Ord and up more Burwell way! I have to say, that getting OUT of Lincoln (even though I love it here) is wonderful to feel open, see the rolling hills, let the hair down a bit and enjoy the great outdoors!

Go Chants! :-)
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Ridgway/Saint Marys, PS
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Radio...you've also got MISKO'S that is an awesome store!!!

I played lots of baseball in Ord in my day, and still do some hunting up that way with a few buddies from North Loup, Ord and up more Burwell way! I have to say, that getting OUT of Lincoln (even though I love it here) is wonderful to feel open, see the rolling hills, let the hair down a bit and enjoy the great outdoors!

Go Chants! :-)
Ok, I forgot about Misko's.. lol. Dean Misko used to be half owner of KNLV-AM/KNLV-FM here in Ord

Some small towns have a "big" town feel. Some "big" towns have a small town feel.
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Lincoln
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Yeah...at least to me anyway, Ord and Misko's kind of goes hand in hand, might not be on the scale that Cabela's is to Sidney, but to any small towner from those neck of the woods, you SHOULD know about Misko's for sure!

Sad thing is all the Kearneyites think it is a Kearney original...NOT so.

No, Ord is a nice community, very homey feeling, at least that is my perception! Even if the High School mascot is a chicken :-)
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:46 PM
 
Location: southwest Nebraska and northwest Kansas
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I've got a cousin that moved to Ord with her little boy, about a year ago. She's a nurse at the hospital. So far as i've heard she enjoys it.
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Old 09-24-2008, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Central Nebraska
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Ok, I forgot about Misko's.. lol. Dean Misko used to be half owner of KNLV-AM/KNLV-FM here in Ord

Some small towns have a "big" town feel. Some "big" towns have a small town feel.
Ah yes Misko's. Yes, most people in Kearney don't even know of the Ord store. My dad used to do mechanic work for Dean, interesting guy.

Things going good in Ord, RadioBroadcaster?
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Old 09-24-2008, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Ridgway/Saint Marys, PS
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Ah yes Misko's. Yes, most people in Kearney don't even know of the Ord store. My dad used to do mechanic work for Dean, interesting guy.

Things going good in Ord, RadioBroadcaster?
Things are OK, could be better, could be worse.. as I like to say.
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:07 AM
 
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Please don't flame me. This is going to sound really bad. But remember its a perspective thing!

I am from Omaha/Bellevue and I am going to UNK in Kearney, and I think Kearney is a small town. I could not live here my whole life. But I've driven Hwy 30 to GI, and going through Gibbon, Wood River, and the other small towns along hwy 30, I really don't know how people live in such a small town. I could never imagine driving into town to go grocery shopping.

I think K-town (as me and my friend from Lincoln call it) is a great college town, but both of us think we could never live here fulltime.

And another thing, people in Kearney drive SLOW AS HELL! It takes people like 15 minutes to drive across town, when I can do it in like 5. :O
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Papillion
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Please don't flame me. This is going to sound really bad. But remember its a perspective thing!

I am from Omaha/Bellevue and I am going to UNK in Kearney, and I think Kearney is a small town. I could not live here my whole life. But I've driven Hwy 30 to GI, and going through Gibbon, Wood River, and the other small towns along hwy 30, I really don't know how people live in such a small town. I could never imagine driving into town to go grocery shopping.

I think K-town (as me and my friend from Lincoln call it) is a great college town, but both of us think we could never live here fulltime.

And another thing, people in Kearney drive SLOW AS HELL! It takes people like 15 minutes to drive across town, when I can do it in like 5. :O
You are right it is all perspective... its funny, I know a few kids from Omaha/Papillion that are going to Chadron (even smaller than K-town)... they love the smallness of both Chadron and the outlying towns - love the idea of driving "to town" to get the stuff... when they come back to the metro they say they go crazy. One of the kids said she just became a small town girl (never been out of Omaha prior to that).
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