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Sen. Roy Baker

Sen. Roy Baker

District 30

July in District 30

July 5th, 2017

I attended the Governor’s economic development conference on July 13th,  and the public hearing of the Economic Development Task Force at the Capitol on July 15th.

A news article from 1956 explains how the city of Lincoln both got its name and became our state’s capital city.

Clara Bewick (like Buick) Colby arrived in Beatrice with her husband in 1872. She wasted no time in making her mark in the community. She started the first public library and community theatre. Colby established herself as a significant force in Nebraska and the National Women’s Suffrage movement. She launched The Woman’s Tribune newspaper in 1883, circulating news of the suffrage movement throughout the Midwest and the West for 26 years. Clara Colby made an impact. Nebraskans supported referendums granting women the vote in 1882 and 1914, but both attempts were defeated. Colby, died in 1916 – four years before women won the right to vote in 1920, and nearly seventy years after the suffrage movement began.

Stormy skies continue to greet Gage county residents this summer. Photo taken looking northeast from the Homestead National Monument on Sunday morning, July 2nd.

The bluegrass band Toasted Ponies entertained the crowd at the Hevelone Center in Beatrice on July 1st, part of the Arts Council summer programming.

Sen. Roy Baker

District 30
Room #1208
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2620
Email: rbaker@leg.ne.gov
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