The seam ripper is a notion used in sewing. It has a handle at one end and a U-shaped, pointy steel head at the other end. There is one longer point (reminds me of a fork tine) and a shorter point, sometimes covered with a ball-shaped point.

Director Denis Villeneuve wants to communicate how grandiose “Dune” can be as an adaptation, and he succeeds in that respect. But he foolishly dismisses the vital character building and political backstabbing that Frank Herbert — the novel’s author — injected into his story.

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Oct. 15-22 has been promoted as “Hastings Week 2021.”

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The Oct 16 front page article “AG: Doctors can prescribe off-label coronavirus drugs” presents a confusing message.

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Here is where the Old Contrarian (me) seeks to diminish the importance of what Old Yeller (not the 1956 children’s book, but the 45th president of the United States) did the other day by traveling to Iowa and proclaiming that the 2020 election was “rigged” and that Washington Democrats are t…

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Knit and crochet projects start with a foundation row or chain. However, it can be confusing when it comes to counting the rows on a knit or crochet project.

I’ve been working on stash busting my collection of yarn. It seems the more I knit or crochet, the more new yarn appears in my knitting bag.

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Although the city plans to demolish the 16th Street viaduct, some citizens still want it repaired at a high cost both to taxpayers and to the environment (cement’s carbon dioxide emissions).

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Having family in Hastings, Grand Island and many other Nebraska towns, I read the article “Nebraska health experts decry state’s lackluster vaccination rate” in the Sept. 25 Hastings Tribune.

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This is to commend the St. Cecilia volleyball team for its act of kindness toward the Doniphan-Trumbull team following the loss of a classmate in a car accident.

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The League of Women Voters of Hastings announces that Sept. 28, 2021 is National Voter Registration Day. According the U.S. census data, as many as 1 in 4 eligible Americans are not registered to vote.

No one can deny that Clint Eastwood is a Hollywood legend. The 91-year-old has made an indelible mark in the history of cinema as both a bold filmmaker and actor. “Cry Macho” is not one of the bright spots in his otherwise distinguished career, but the movie’s failures don’t land solely in E…

Do an internet search and you can find several craft conferences and seminars which may be a one-day, a short weekend excursion or an entire week of classes. It’s exciting to share your love of your craft with like-minded participants. However, one internet search and hit of the enter button…

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This one word is for each Hastings City Council member: WHY?

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On a recent Sunday morning, when we weren’t quite awake, but the coffee was hot, my husband picked a CD from his vast collection and said, “We could use a little Gospel.”

Price of fabric is a consideration when purchasing supplies for your craft project. Sometimes it’s better to pay a little more per yard of fabric and end up with a good quality product. Let’s start with looking at the label on the end of the bolt of fabric.

Before I saw the new “Candyman,” I watched the original 1992 movie. That was both a great decision and a poor one. Because I saw the original, I understood the twisted references to the older film, but I was also more critical of the 2021 spiritual sequel.

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