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Arboretum Tours in Southeast Nebraska Celebrate Fall

With fall colors just starting to appear, the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum is offering free arboretum tours in the southeast corner of the state.

Maxwell Arboretum Fall Festival Scheduled Oct. 10

A fall festival at Maxwell Arboretum from 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 10 will celebrate the bounty of the season with samples of apples, nuts, popcorn, cheese and ice cream, and its beauty with tours and displays at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus.

Nebraska Cottonwood Tree Takes National Title

Nebraska ranks No. 1 in at least one category this year: A Nebraska native near Beatrice beat out a Kansas rival to be named national champion eastern cottonwood tree by American Forests, a national conservation group.

Choices at the Gas Pump Have Changed but Work the Same

Choices have changed at the gas pump, but drivers shouldn't see a change in how fuel performs in their cars, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension educator says.

Fontenelle Forest Tour Oct. 5

"Right in My Own Backyard: A Celebration of Nebraska's Natural Wonders" Oct. 5 will give participants a chance to experience the beauty of Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue.

October Water Symposium and Water Conference Oct. 15-16 in Lincoln

The University of Nebraska's water science and policy symposium and water law conference will be Oct. 15-16 at Lincoln's Cornhusker Hotel.

University of Nebraska Names Chuck Schroeder to Lead Rural Futures Institute

The newly hired founding executive director of the University of Nebraska's Rural Futures Institute said he's excited to work with Nebraskans across the state and others to help rethink and revitalize rural life, with a particular emphasis on making rural communities places where young people can make their lives.

Homeowners Should Watch for Mice in their Homes

With the weather getting colder, now is the time homeowners start to see more mice in their homes, said Stephen Vantassel, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln program coordinator for the Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management.