• Curt Arens

    Anger Management in a Rural Community

    Husker Home Place

     by Curt Arens
     on November 26, 2013

    In small towns and rural neighborhoods, it takes lots of elbow grease and volunteerism to make things tick. Our quality of life in rural America is due, in part, to the selflessness of our citizens. If we see something that needs to be done, we don’t wait for Congress to act or for a federal program to kick in. We just roll up our sleeves and get it done. It has always been that way, and continues on today. Because there are fewer folks to rely on in small towns, many citizens attempt to…

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    The Calming Sound of an Aeration Fan Roaring

    Husker Home Place

     by Curt Arens
     on November 19, 2013

    You can buy these CDs with calming sounds like babbling brooks, waterfalls and ocean waves. They have CDs with tweeting birds and crickets chirping in the night. All of these are meant to bring calm and peace to our busy, noisy lives. Forget it. None of these help me out at all. If I want to hear birds and crickets, I only need to open a window to hear these sounds in abundance, along with bellowing cows, yelping coyotes and turkeys gobbling in our grove. These are peaceful sounds, there is no…

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    There Are Always Strings Attached

    Husker Home Place

     by Curt Arens
     on November 12, 2013

    This past weekend, I attended the annual meeting of the Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska in O’Neill and heard an excellent panel discussion from State Senators Al Davis, Dave Bloomfield and Jerry Johnson covering almost every topic of interest under the sun. The three senators spoke, discussed and answered questions for nearly three hours, and their comments were enlightening on many aspects of the issues before the Unicameral this upcoming short session. We’ll be talking…

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    Honored to Talk With Water-drive Irrigation Experts

    Husker Home Place

     by Curt Arens
     on November 5, 2013

    If you’ve had enough time out of the combine cab recently to read the cover story of the November issue of Nebraska Farmer, you know that I had a fun assignment in August. I was honored to be able to visit with Don Fling, an Ainsworth farmer who has a direct connection to the earliest days of pivot irrigation in Nebraska. If you’ve read anything I’ve written over the years, you may have picked up the fact that I love history, especially Nebraska history of all kinds. I…

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