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A Fluid Situation: March 17

Nebraska and Iowa schools are on hiatus for several days, if not weeks, during the Covid-19 crisis. Students who depended on school lunch programs for much of their nutrition are at risk now that schools are closed. There are some alternatives, however.

In Blair, volunteers from Country Bible Church and Butch’s Deli provided and delivered 46 free lunches to area kids. You can text 531-375-6412 to receive a free delivered lunch. More details can be found on Country Bible Church’s Facebook page.

Missouri Valley Community Schools are providing free daily breakfast and lunch for curb side pick up at the elementary school. More details online at or by calling 712-642-2716 extension 4.

Tekamah-Herman students can receive free breakfast and lunches at the Chatterbox, you can call 402-870-1174 or go to the Chatterbox’s facebook page for more details.

The situation with Covid-19 is fluid, there are several closures and postponements due to the Coronavirus.

The Unicameral has suspended activity, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is calling for events to be limited groups of ten or fewer people.

Many restaurants are now providing take out service or delivery rather than dining in order to avoid large gatherings where the virus could be spread.

Public agencies are altering operations. The Harrison County Court House is restricting access and is encouraging residents to use the phone, postal service or online methods for contact and transactions.

Many churches, too have altered their schedules and services, Catholic Masses are suspended for the time being, other churches are offering online services. all in the effort to stem the spread of Covid-19.

If you’re unsure if an event has been cancelled or moved, call ahead.

For more coverage of the Coronavirus and local community response, including news from Connie Green and guest host interviews with Kelly Johnson, click here.

Information on the virus can be found online at



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